CATTLE MARKETING SERVICES, INC., PRIVACY POLICY

1. Our Commitment to Privacy

At Cattle Marketing Services, Inc., we are committed to protect the privacy of users, buyers and sellers. We will do our best to ensure that any private information you provide us or that we collect as a result of your visit to our website is treated appropriately. This privacy policy explains our principles and procedures.

2. The Information We Collect About You and How We Use It

When you enter our website, we automatically collect and store certain information such as:

  • Your IP address and domain name.
  • The type of browser and operating system you use.
  • The time of your visit.
  • The pages of our site you visit.
  • Data on searches you perform (such as breeds, stockyards, keywords, zip codes).

This information is used for administrative and technical purposes. Such purposes could include counting the number of visitors to our site and individual pages within the site, determining referral sources to our website, assessing the technology used to access our site, and assisting with site maintenance

Registration is required to buy or sell anything on the Cattle Marketing Services, Inc. website. If you register on our website, we will collect personal information that you provide. To register, you will be required to submit a valid email address and create an account password and provide your name, mailing address, shipping address, company name, telephone number, fax number, financial information about your bank, including the bank’s name and address and a contact information at your bank, and possibly other personal and/or business information deemed necessary to conduct business on the website. In addition, to register you will be required to upload your Stripe account information and/or your financial account information including your bank’s name and location, account number, and routing number. By registering, we will use your information to help track your orders and review previous orders, sales listings, and bids. We will also use this information to send you electronic notices, let you know about specials, promotions, sales listings and/or conduct surveys. If you do not wish to receive this information, please let us know and we will remove your information.

3. Third-Party Privacy

Users may elect to have fees owed to Cattle Marketing Services, Inc., electronically withdrawn from their financial account through ACH electronic transfer or by setting up an account with Stripe. Stripe’s Privacy Policy can be found here.

To make sales listings, you must provide your Stripe information or your financial account information along with the other required registration information. This information may include your account number and routing number in order to initiate electronic ACH transfers from your account. Your Stripe account or financial account will only be charged for Cattle Marketing Services, Inc. website fees. The money to be paid by the buyer shall be paid directly to the seller. All Cattle Marketing Services, Inc. fees are collected between Cattle Marketing Services, Inc., and the seller, not the buyer. Cattle Marketing Services, Inc., will have no involvement in the financial transaction between buyer and seller. Sellers must provide detailed information about the items to be sold, including a description and/or photo. Sellers are encouraged to provide all terms that will govern the transaction, including but not limited to, their billing address, shipping instructions, insurance instructions, warranty information and any other terms that will apply to transactions involving the seller.

Cattle Marketing Services, Inc., may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on its behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering registration keys and sending e‑mail, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. Such companies have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes as set forth in their own privacy policies and practices that are not governed by Cattle Marketing Services, Inc.

Our website may contain third-party advertising and links to third-party websites that are not controlled by us. The third-party advertising and links are made available to our readers as a convenience. Please be aware that Cattle Marketing Services, Inc., is not responsible for the content of third-party advertising and websites, nor are we responsible for the privacy policy or practices of third-parties and their websites. Our Privacy Policy only applies to information we collect from you while you are actively in session with us. If you should link to a third-party website from our website, we strongly encourage you to review and become familiar with that website’s privacy policy.

4. Cookie Usage

In order to provide you with customized service, we make use of ''cookies.'' Cookies are essentially files that help us identify your computer and respond to it. We use cookies to save you time while using the website, remind us who you are, and track and target user interests in order to provide a customized experience. Cookies also allow us to collect non-personally identifiable information from you, like which pages you visited and what links you clicked on. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you may be able to modify your browser settings to decline cookies. You may disable cookies on your own computer, but you may not be able to use some of the website functions unless cookies are enabled.

5. Your Right to See and Correct Information

If you wish to see the information we collect about you, please contact us at cattlemktserv@gmail.com. If you feel the information is incorrect, please send any corrections to us at cattlemktserv@gmail.com. We will either update your information or include your correction with any information we store or use.

6. No Email Requests for Personal Information

As you know, consumers are increasingly targeted by unscrupulous persons attempting to acquire sensitive personal or financial information, by impersonating legitimate businesses. We will never send you an unsolicited email or other communication requesting your private information. If you receive a communication directing you to enter your personal information, please disregard the instruction and contact us immediately at cattlemktserv@gmail.com.

7. Encryption and Authentication

We take security seriously and take numerous precautions to protect the security of personally identifiable information. You can access your personally identifiable information on our website through a password and your email address. This password is encrypted. We recommend that you do not share your password with anyone. In addition, your personally identifiable information resides on a secure server that only selected personnel and contractors have access to. We encrypt certain sensitive information using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to ensure that your personally identifiable information is safe as it is transmitted to us.

No data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we employ commercially reasonable security measures to protect data and seek to partner with companies which do the same, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the website, and are not responsible for the actions of any third parties that may receive any such information.

8. Limited Disclosure

From time to time, we may engage third-parties to assist in providing marketing, back-end, programming and support services. These third-parties will only have access to information to the extent necessary to provide such services. Except as specified above, we do not intend to disclose any personal information about you to any third-party without prior consent unless we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) complete your transaction; (ii) comply with legal process or other legal requirements of any governmental authority; (iii) protect and defend our rights or property; and (iv) enforce the terms and conditions on this website. We may provide certain information in aggregate form collected from, and relating to, you to third-parties. However, we will not provide any personally indentifying information. We may provide areas on the Cattle Marketing Services, Inc. website where you can publicly post information about yourself such as the seller profile and buyer profile areas. You also may ask and answer questions which could be made public or linked to other sites. We have no control over who reads your postings or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so please use caution when posting any personal information or comments. Feedback is also made public.

We may share your information in a business transfer. As with any other business, we could merge with, or be acquired by another company. If this occurs, the successor company would acquire the information we maintain, including personally identifiable information. However, personally identifiable information would remain subject to this Privacy Policy.

9. Reservation of Rights

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the revised Privacy Policy in the “Privacy Policy” section of the website. The revised Privacy Policy is effective immediately when posted on the website. It is the responsibility of each User to review the website and the Privacy Policy periodically to learn of any revisions to this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the website after the effectiveness of such revisions will constitute your acknowledgment and acceptance of the terms of the revised Privacy Policy.

10. How to Contact Us

If you have questions about our privacy policy, please contact us:

By email: cattlemktserv@gmail.com

By mail: 1800 S. Washington, Suite 202A

Amarillo, Texas 79102