Scope and Consent

By using SpareGolf.com and its related site, application, services and tools, and/or registering for an SpareGolf account, you expressly consent to our collection, use, disclosure, and retention of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy and in our User Agreement.

Throughout this Privacy Policy, we use the term "personal information" to describe information that can be associated with a specific person and could be used to identify that person. We do not consider personal information to include information that has been made anonymous or aggregated so that it can no longer be used, whether in combination with other information or otherwise, to identify a specific person.  We may share email addresses only with any our affiliated golf marketing partners.  If you do not wish to have your email address included in our golf marketing partnerships, please contact us and we will remove you from our marketing list.

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on this site. All amended terms automatically take effect 30 days after they are initially posted on the site. Additionally, we may notify you through the website and/or via email of any material changes to this Privacy Policy.

Mobile Privacy

We may offer you the ability for you to connect with our site, or use our applications, services, and tools using a mobile device, either through a mobile application or via a mobile optimized website. The provisions of this Privacy Policy apply to all such mobile access and use of mobile devices. This Privacy Policy will be referenced by all such mobile applications or mobile optimized websites.

Children's Privacy

The SpareGolf.com website is a general audience website, and it and its related site, applications, services, and tools are not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information via our websites, applications, services, or tools from users in this age group.

Collection of Personal Information

You can browse our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. This information is associated to your account only when you sign in as a registered user. If you register for an account with us, you give us your personal information, and you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our server located in the United States.

We collect the following types of personal information in order to provide you with the use of and access to our site, applications, services and tools, and to help us personalize and improve your experience:

Information we collect automatically: When you visit our site, use our applications, services, and tools, or interact with our advertising or content, we automatically collect information sent to us by your computer, mobile device, or other access device. This information is associated with you personally only when sign in as a registered user, and includes but is not limited to: device ID or unique identifier, device type, geo-location information, computer and connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the site, referral URL, ad data, IP address, and standard web log information, anonymous information collected through our use cookies and web beacons.

Information you give us: We collect and store any information you enter on our site or you provide to us in context of using our site, applications, services or tools. This may include, but is not limited to: information you provide us when registering for an account, including email address, phone number, mobile telephone number, physical contact information, and (depending on the service used) sometimes financial information, such as credit card or bank account numbers; addition information you may provide to us via social media site or services transactional information based on your activities on the site (such as bidding, buying, selling, item and content you generate or that relates to your account); shipping, billing and other information you provide to purchase or ship an item; information provided in the context of community discussions, chats, dispute resolution, correspondence through our site, or correspondence sent to us additional personal information we ask you to submit to authenticate yourself or if we believe you are violating site policies (for example, we may ask you to send us an ID or bill to verify your address, or to answer additional questions online to help verify your identity or ownership of an item you list)

Mobile: When you access our mobile optimized site, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device. We may use this information to provide you with location based services, such as advertising, search results, and other personalized content. Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable location services in the device's setting's menu. If you have questions about how to disable your device's location services, we recommend you contact your mobile service carrier or the manufacture of your particular device.

Information from other sources: We may receive or collect supplemental information about you from third parties sources and add it to our account information. This may include, but is not limited to, demographic, navigation information, additional contact information, credit check information, and additional information about you from credit bureaus or other sources, as permitted by law.

Information Sharing and Registration with Social Media Websites

We offer sign-on services that allow you to use third party login credentials to access the SpareGolf site or related site. We also offer services that allow you to share information with third party social media websites such as Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, and others.

You may choose to provide us with access to certain personal information stored by such third party websites. The personal information we have access to varies by website and is controlled your by privacy settings on that website and your consent. By associating an account managed by a third party with your SpareGolf account and authorizing SpareGolf to have access to this information, you agree that SpareGolf may collect, use and store information from these websites in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Use of Personal Information

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with access to our site and/or use of our services, applications and tools, provide you with requested customer service and relevant information about your account and our services, and to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. You agree that we may use your personal information to: provide you access to our site and the services and customer support you request; provide customer support you request for financial products offered by members of our corporate family and their financial institution partners (such as PayPal or Authorize.net  service) prevent, detect, and investigate, fraud, security breaches, potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our User Agreement; customize, measure and improve our services, content and advertising; contact you, either via email or telephone, to resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems with your account or our site, services, applications or tools, or for other purposes authorized by law; contact you, either via email or telephone to inform you about our services and those of our corporate family, deliver targeted marketing, service updates, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences assist in the credit underwriting process in order to provide you with credit offers and opportunities on behalf of members of our corporate family and their financial institution partners (such as a PayPal or Authorize.net service) who offer financial products; compare information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties; contact you at any telephone number using auto-dialed or pre-recorded message calls or text (SMS) messages (if applicable) as authorized for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy provide you other services requested by you as described when we collect the information.

Marketing

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may combine your information with information we collect from other companies and use it to improve and personalize our services, content and advertising.

If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us, you can indicate your communications preference in My SpareGolf, or within the direct communication from us. If do not wish to participate in our ad-customization programs, you can opt-out by following the directions provided within the applicable advertisement, or directly at our Ad Choice program.

Our Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable laws and regulations. As stated above, we do not disclose your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.

Information You Share on SpareGolf

Your User ID is displayed throughout SpareGolf (and so available to the public), and is connected to all of your SpareGolf activity. Other people can see your bids, purchases, items for sale, storefronts, Feedback, ratings and associated comments. Notices sent to other community members about suspicious activity and policy violations on our site refer to User IDs and specific items. So if you associate your name with your User ID, the people to whom you have revealed your name will be able to personally identify your SpareGolf activities.

If you access our site from a shared computer or a public computer, certain information about you, such as your User ID, activity, or reminders from SpareGolf, may also be visible to other individuals who use the computer after you.

Using Information from SpareGolf

SpareGolf enables you to share personal and financial information to complete transactions and collect payments. We encourage you to disclose your privacy practices and respect the privacy of other users. We cannot guarantee the privacy or security of your information and therefore we encourage you to evaluate the privacy and security policies of your trading partner before entering into a transaction and choosing to share your information. To help protect your privacy, we allow only limited access to other users' contact, shipping and financial information to facilitate your transactions and collect payments. When users are involved in a transaction, they may have access to each other's name, User ID, email address and other contact and shipping information. In all cases, you must give other users a chance to remove themselves from your database and a chance to review what information you have collected about them.

You agree to use user information only for: SpareGolf transaction-related purposes that are not unsolicited commercial messages; using services offered through SpareGolf (such as escrow, shipping, and fraud complaints), or other purposes that a user expressly chooses. 

Our use of Cookies, Web Beacons, Local Storage, and Similar Technologies.

When you visit or interact with our site, services, applications, messaging (such as email), and tools, we or our authorized service providers may use cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies for storing information to help provide you with a better, faster, and safer experience.

No Spam, Spyware, or Spoofing

We and our users do not tolerate spam. Make sure to set your SpareGolf communication preferences so we communicate to you as you prefer. You are not licensed to add other SpareGolf users, even a user who has purchased an item from you, to your mailing list (email or physical mail) without their express consent. To report SpareGolf-related spam or spoof emails to SpareGolf, please forward the email to admin@SpareGolf.com. You may not use our communication tools to send spam or otherwise send content that would violate our User Agreement. We automatically scan and may manually filter messages to check for spam, viruses, phishing attacks and other malicious activity or illegal or prohibited content, but we do not permanently store messages sent through these tools. If you send an email to an email address that is not registered in our community (via Refer-a-Friend or other tools), we do not permanently store that email or use that email address for any marketing purpose. We do not rent or sell these email addresses.

Accessing, Reviewing, and Changing Your Personal Information

Your password is the key to your account. Use unique numbers, letters and special characters, and do not disclose your SpareGolf password to anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify SpareGolf and change your password.

You can see, review and change most of your personal information by signing on to SpareGolf. Generally, we will not manually modify your personal information because it is very difficult to verify your identity remotely. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Once you make a public posting, you may not be able to change or remove it. Upon your request, we will close your account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible, based on your account activity and in accordance with applicable law. We do retain personal information from closed accounts to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our SpareGolf User Agreement, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

How We Protect and Store Your Personal Information

We store and process your personal information on our server in the United States. We protect your information using technical and administrative security measures to reduce the risks of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration. Some of the safeguards we use are firewalls and data encryption, physical access controls to our data centers, and information access authorization controls.

We take steps to ensure that the personal information we collect is accurate and up to date, and we provide you with the opportunity to update your information through your account profile settings. We retain information as long as it is necessary and relevant for our operations. In addition, we may retain personal information from closed accounts to comply with the law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigation, enforce our User Agreement and take other actions permitted by law.

Third Parties

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. If you disclose your information to others, whether they are bidders, buyers or sellers on our site or other site throughout the internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you provide to them. SpareGolf does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Contact Us

You may contact us at admin@sparegolf.com.