Professional Auction Services for Houston & the Great State of Texas

Privacy Policy

Please carefully review the terms of this Privacy Policy prior to using the website. By using the website, you acknowledge that you have read this Privacy Policy and agree to accept and be bound by its terms. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please exit the website.

We are committed to safeguarding your privacy online and protecting the information that we collect. To better protect your privacy, Texas-National Auctioneers provides this Privacy Policy to inform our website users about information that may be collected and how that information may be used. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should periodically review this document. Please "refresh" or press F5 to insure you are veiwing the lastest changes.


Contact Information
This is the web site of Texas-National Auctioneers (www.t-na.com).
We operate from a home-based office located in Deer Park, Texas 77536.
As a matter of personal security and do not maintain a location open to the public or specific hours of operation, our postal address is only provided upon request.
In our efforts to reduce spam, our email address is not published on our website, however we can be reached via e-mail through our Contact Form or you can reach us by phone at 281-479-7848.

Policy Application
This policy applies solely to your use of the www.auctionhoustontexas.com website and Texas-National Auctioneers' Blogs, Forums and other similar websites or groups directly under our control.

  • This policy does not apply to your use of affiilate websites that we may sponsor, as each affiliate may have their own policies which we have no control over.

  • Additionally, this policy does not apply to your use of unaffiliated websites to which our website may be linked.

  • We encourage you to check the individual policies of any affiliate or non-affiliate websites before providing any information or doing business with them.

  • In addition, we cannot control or be responsible for the content of any websites, which may be linked to/from our website.
  • Personal Information: Collection and Use
    If you contact us or provide us with your email address or other personal information, we will retain and use that information for the purpose of sending you relevant information such as notification of upcoming auctions, new product announcements, company announcements, transaction related information or other pertinent promotional materials or information.

    Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected, by emailing us through our Contact Form or calling us at the above phone number.


    Customer Information Requests
    As a visitor to our web site, you may be asked for your name, email and postal address for notification of upcoming auctions and various promotions. Your contact information is used to contact you when necessary, and to send you important new information about our products and services.

    In order to purchase a product or service, you may be required to provide contact information (e.g. name, email address), and demographic information (e.g. postal address). Certain information may be collected in order to, among other things, verify your identity for subsequent use of our website or services. Financial information is used to bill you for products and services. If you decide to purchase a product or service, we will need to collect certain financial information, such as your credit card number, credit card expiration date, billing address and other information to verify authorization for your use of the credit card. We do not share your financial information with outside parties, other than our bank and credit card merchant service.


    Disclosure of Personal Information
    Notwithstanding the exceptions described below, we will not, without your consent, disclose any personal identification information about you as an individual user to any third party. When necessary we may use your personal information to ensure compliance with company policies and applicable law.

    We cannot ensure that all of your personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not described in this privacy policy. For example, we may be required to disclose personally identifiable information to the government, law enforcement or legal counsel (e.g. by court order).

    Texas-National Auctioneers reserves the right to disclose list member information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Texas-National Auctioneers' rights or property, other visitors, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Texas-National Auctioneers also reserves the right to disclose visitor or list member information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.


    Aggregate Information
    From time to time, we may collect general, non-personal, statistical information about the use of the website, such as how many visitors visit a specific page, how long they stay on that page, and which hyperlinks they "click" on. We may also collect and report aggregate statistical information on the open rates and response rates generated by email campaigns we send. We may collect this information through the use of "IP addresses" and/or "cookies", which are discussed below. We collect this information to enhance the website experience and provide information that is valued by our visitors and customers. This aggregate data will in no way personally identify you, or any other visitors to the website.


    IP Addresses
    We collect your Internet Protocol (IP) address each time you visit our web site. The IP address is a unique identifier number that's automatically assigned to your computer each time you connect to the internet. The IP address is used for site traffic statistical reporting and analysis, system administration, and to help protect our customers and ourselves from fraud.

    When visitor's request pages from the website or click on a link in an email sent by Texas-National Auctioneers, our servers log the visitor's IP address. We reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify a visitor when it will enhance the users experience or if we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with Texas-National Auctioneers' policies or to protect Texas-National Auctioneers, the website, its visitors, or others.


    Cookies
    A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from our server and stored on your computer's hard drive. You have the choice to accept all cookies, or be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies, by setting the appropriate options in your browser. Cookies may be used when there is data that is required to be kept, such as when completing an order. If you decide not to accept a cookie, you may not be able to proceed with an order.

    We reserve the right to use cookies on certain pages for the sole use of tracking website and/or page hits, performance, and to recognize returning users. Any information obtained through the use of cookies is intended to make the user's web experience easier. We may also use this information for site performance analysis.

    We do not disclose or sell any information obtained through the use of cookies to other companies.

    We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.


    Correspondence
    We reserve the right to keep a record of any correspondence (i.e. email or postal mail) submitted by you to us.


    Security
    We utilize virus software and have security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our website. However, no data transmission over the Internet or data repository can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and therefore we cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information. While we strive to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.


    Links to 3rd Party Sites
    Web pages within the Texas-National Auctioneers website may contain links to third party websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Texas-National Auctioneers and we are not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation, any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Texas-National Auctioneers is not responsible for any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site, nor is Texas-National Auctioneers responsible if the Linked Site is not working properly. Texas-National Auctioneers provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Texas-National Auctioneers of the site or any association with its operators, or guarantee that the content contains accurate information. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by the "privacy statements" and "terms of use" posted at the Linked Sites. Texas-National Auctioneers is under no obligation to link to any site.


    Changes to these Terms
    The terms of this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. If our Privacy Policy or customer information collection and usage practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes to this website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the opportunity to opt out of these new uses. After such changes are made and this Privacy Policy has been updated, notice will be posted by changing the "Last Modified" date at the bottom of this Privacy Policy page. We encourage you to check this page periodically for any changes and press F5 or click your Refresh button to insure you are veiwing the latest version. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.


    Questions
    Any questions that you may have regarding this Privacy Policy or any concerns regarding adherence to this policy should be directed to Texas-National Auctioneers using the email Contact Form or call us at 281-479-7848.