At Item Alert, we want you to have a better eBay searching
experience. To that end, we are committed to ensuring that your
visits to, and interactions with, our website and services, are
step towards the transparency that will help achieve these goals. By
using Item Alert, you are indicating that you agree to the
collection, use, and disclosure of your information, as described
PRIVACY STATEMENT IN DEPTH
We are committed to your privacy and we take it super super
seriously. This statement is intended to provide you with information
and understanding about how Item Alert collects and safeguards
personal information that it gathers through the normal course of its
Through the user account creation process we acquire an email
address and a username, as well as a password. This information is
stored securely in our servers. And yes, we actually need that info
in order for you to use the site.
THIRD PARTY ANALYTICS
We use Google Analytics. That's it. Actually we don't
even use GA anymore. And no Facebook or
Twitter or Instagram crap either, of course.
Cookies are used in the following ways:
We set a cookie when you log in. That's how we know you're
logged in, DUH.
On the server-side, we keep track of the searches you are
We don't run any ads because we actually care about the UI/UX
of this website and its load-time and aesthetics are constantly on our
minds. In fact, as of mid 2020, we host 100% of the code that runs except
for some hCaptcha and eBay stuff that is required to defeat bots and run
your searches. No third-party CDNs! Cloud computing was a mistake.
We don't sell or market or transfer your data anywhere
because we love you and care about your digital well-being.
FTC AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE
When you click on links to various merchants on this site and
make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission.
Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to,
the eBay Partner Network.
We use HTTPS that gets an A from ssllabs as of the date
below, which we're pretty damn proud of. We also individually salt
and hash your passwords (and no, it's not SHA1, you're welcome) because we're not IDIOTS. None of that
plaintext shit. We also made sure to guard against the top OWASP
vulnerabilities. Also, we don't use WordPress or struts or PHP so please stop
throwing your shitty script kiddie exploits at us.
IMPORTANT DATA DEFINITIONS
Yes we are both the data processor and data controller.
DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
Welp, I guess that's me too. I don't even get a raise for this. You can ruin my day by contacting
me at the email address on the contact page.
There are various links throughout this website that may take
you to the website or services of another company or entity. When you
longer applies. Jesus, this isn't that complicated.
Our servers are located in the United States of America. By
using Item Alert, you agree to have your data transferred, handled,
manhandled, controlled, dominated, processed, gently caressed,
swaddled, and stored in the U.S.
You can download your saved searches at any time on the saved
searches page. Pretty cool, eh?
CORRECTING YOUR ACCOUNT
You literally have the ability to control everything about
your account. But if you still wanna be a hard-ass about it, please
CLOSING YOUR ACCOUNT
You can close your account at any time by deleting it on the
account page. And all your searches and data will be deleted too. Go
ahead and do it. Do it. See if we care.
Yeah. Ok fine. We log what's going on with the website.
Because the Russians and the Chinese throw all sorts of digital feces
at our server every day.
CHANGES IN THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
But probably it'll be some new asinine law that makes it happen.
If the NSA or a valid court order or some PATRIOT Act / NSA / FISA
bullshit requires that we hand over your data (what the hell are you searching for?!),
then we gotta do what we gotta do. But we can honestly say
(oh snap a warrant canary!) that Item Alert has never received
an order under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act. That would be pretty dope tho.
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy
policy, please contact us using the link at the top of the page.
Literally 1 person in the last 6 years has emailed us about this page, and it was
just to say LOL.
Look, we care a lot about you, and your data, and your security,
and your privacy. We are never going to give it up, and we're never
going to let you down. And we're certainly not going to run around
and give your stuff to Facebook or marketing agencies or any of those