Privacy policy

This policy details how data about you is used when you access the TelescopeTrader.com websites and services, including via our mobile applications (together, “TT”) or interact with us. If we update it, we will revise the date, place notices on TT if changes are material, and/or obtain your consent as required by law.

1. Protecting your privacy
• We take precautions to prevent unauthorized access to or misuse of data about you.
• We do not run ads, other than the classifieds posted by our users.
• We do not share your data with third parties for marketing purposes.
• We do not engage in cross-marketing or link-referral programs.
• We do not employ tracking devices for marketing purposes.
• We do not send you unsolicited communications for marketing purposes.
• We do not engage in affiliate marketing (and prohibit it on TT).
• We do provide email proxy & relay services to reduce unwanted email.
• Please review privacy policies of any third party sites linked to from TT.
• We do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals (see allaboutdnt.com).

2. Data we collect, use and disclose:
Below is a list of all the types of data we have collected in the last 12 months, where we got it, why we collected it and the categories of third parties to whom we disclosed it. We do not sell your data to third parties. Please note that disclosure to “Payment processors” applies when you pay for a TT post using a credit card.

Data type Where we get it Why collected Disclosed to
First and last name User entry Facilitating transactions and personalizing your use of TT Payment processors
Email address User entry Account creation, user-to-user and TT-to-user communications and combating fraud/abuse No one
Phone number User entry User-to-user communications, combating fraud/abuse, personalizing your use of TT Payment processors and phone verification service providers
Mailing or street address User entry Account and post creation, TT communicating with corporate users, facilitating transactions and personalizing your use of TT Payment processors
Credit card data User entry Facilitating your transactions Payment processors
Geographic location (latitude and longitude) User entry, IP/geolocation providers Personalizing your use of TT and combating fraud/abuse No one
Photos and other data you voluntarily provide, post on or send via TT User entry Facilitating and personalizing your use of TT No one
Saved searches, account preferences, favorite/hidden postings User entry Facilitating and personalizing your use of TT No one
HTTP browser cookie User’s browser, TT web server Facilitating and personalizing your use of TT and combating fraud/abuse No one
Information about your device and browser such as device ID, browser version, operating system, plugins User’s browser, mobile app Facilitating and personalizing your use of TT and combating fraud/abuse No one
IP address User’s browser, mobile app, IP/geolocation providers Combating fraud/abuse Service providers that help us combat fraud/abuse
Web page views, access times, HTTP headers User’s browser, mobile app Combating fraud/abuse No one

We may share some or all of the above listed data in the following circumstances:
• to respond to subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, or other legal process.
• to protect the rights, property, or safety of TT users, TT, or the general public.
• at your direction (e.g. if you authorize us to share data with other users).
• in connection with a merger, bankruptcy, or sale/transfer of assets.

3. Data we store
• We retain data as needed to facilitate and personalize your use of TT, combat fraud/abuse and/or as required by law.
• We make good faith efforts to store data securely, but can make no guarantees.
• You may access and update certain data about you via your account login.

4. California Users:
To learn more about the California Consumer Privacy Act and how it applies to you, please visit the <a href=”https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa/”>California Attorney-General’s website</a>.
• Right to know: You have the right to request that we disclose the data we collect, use and disclose, and other information relating to data we collect about you.
• Right to delete: You have the right to request the deletion of data that we have collected from you, subject to certain exceptions.
• Right to non-discrimination: You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment for exercising the rights listed above.

You may submit a request to know or delete via the CCAP page or [email protected]

Only you, or someone you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a request to know or delete your data. An authorized agent may make a request on your behalf by providing written permission signed by you.

We will need to confirm your identity before processing your request by asking you to log into your existing account (if you are a registered user) or by asking you for additional information, such as a government issued ID, to confirm your identity against information we have already collected.

If you are a registered TT user under the age of 18, you may request (via [email protected]) and obtain removal of content or information publicly posted on TT. Please note that removal does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of said content or information from the Internet.

5. International Users
Please note that our website is intended for users residing in the USA. By accessing TT or providing us data, you agree we may use and disclose data we collect as described here or as communicated to you, transmit it outside your resident jurisdiction, and store it on servers in the United States. For more information please contact us at [email protected]

6. Contact
If you have any questions or concerns about TT’s privacy policy and practices please email us here.