RM Auctions, Inc. Personal Data Privacy and Protection Policy
RM Auctions, Inc. considers the privacy and protection of its clients' personal data to be of utmost importance. To ensure that you feel confident about providing us with your personal information when communicating with us and using our services, we outline below our practices in relation to the collection and use of personal data.
RM Auctions, Inc. will collect, record, store and use your personal data worldwide but only to enable you to consign or purchase items or services and, unless you object, to advise you of forthcoming sales, events and services.
We will not share your Personal Data with anyone outside the RM Auctions, Inc. group of companies.
We may from time to time however, need to disclose your personal data to agents or contractors of RM Auctions, Inc. to enable RM Auctions, Inc. to process transactions or communicate with you. When we do so, it will be on the basis that they are required to keep the information confidential and will not use the information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for RM Auctions, Inc..
Any personal data you provide to us is securely stored in a database held by RM Auctions, Inc. in Ontario and/or RM Auctions, Inc. in the United Kingdom to which only authorized RM Auctions, Inc. employees and agents have access.
We have put in place administrative measures to ensure that the access which RM Auctions, Inc. employees and agents have to personal data on our server is limited to the extent necessary in order to perform their functions.
The server holding your personal data is protected against both unauthorized physical and electronic access. These measures include an electronic firewall and various other protection measures that involve virus scanning, installation of security patches, vulnerability testing, backup and recovery planning, employee training, security audits and other steps designed to constantly improve the data protection posture. The Server is not directly connected to the Internet, and data is therefore available only to authorized computers.
RM Auctions, Inc. and the Internet
In general, you may browse our Internet site anonymously. However, certain of our online services require the collection of some personally identifying information, such as your name, address, and, when appropriate, your credit information.
For transactions over RM Auctions, Inc. website involving particularly sensitive information, such as credit card numbers and accounting information, RM Auctions, Inc. will employ accepted transmission and storage protocols, such as encryption, to prevent this information from being disclosed. This means that when you type in sensitive information such as credit card details, it will be automatically converted into codes before being securely sent to us over the Internet.
This information will be used for processing transactions but may also be used for internal data processing, such as compiling statistical information about your interests and the use of our Internet site. As a service to you, we may also use this information to customize the content we offer.
In order to provide you with timely notice about upcoming auctions and events, RM Auctions, Inc. may send you email notices based on your expressed interests and bidding history. To facilitate this service, RM Auctions, Inc. may note some of the pages you visit on our website.
At the bottom of each email you will be provided with the option to update your collecting interests or unsubscribe from future mailings. At any time, you may also send an email to and request that your email address be removed from our lists.
The RM Auctions, Inc. sites contain links to other Web sites. None of the information that you provide to us will be transmitted to other Web sites. RM Auctions, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
RM Auctions, Inc. may also use on its Internet properties a personalization technology called a "cookie." A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer's hard disk that identifies your browser software to a Web site. Cookies allow us to track when you enter, leave, and re-enter our sites and what path you take through our sites. In doing this, we can provide you with a more personalized experience.
Alert a Friend
RM Auctions, Inc. provides users of this site the opportunity to inform others (each, a "recipient") about a sale or lot for sale, which will require the sender to provide the recipient's email address(es). At the sender's request, RM Auctions, Inc. will automatically send the recipient email on behalf of the sender a link to RM Auctions, Inc. site containing the information about the sale or lot. RM Auctions, Inc. will not initiate any further contact with the recipient, beyond the email sent on behalf of the sender, unless the recipient specifically "subscribes" for extra services by filling out a registration form.
If you, as a recipient, do not wish to receive further e-mail from the sender, please reply to the sender requesting they stop sending you the email in the future. RM Auctions, Inc. does not accept responsibility for any third party's use (or misuse) of this service.
RM Auctions, Inc. will take reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of all personal information provided to this web site, including making your sensitive information available to our employees and agents on a need-to-know basis. However, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.
If you contact us by email or a "contact us" or similar feature on our web site, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view information you send by these methods in transit.
You may be able to create an account on our web site with a username and password. Passwords are encrypted and RM Auctions, Inc. policies preclude access to passwords by anyone at RM Auctions, Inc. or its service providers except on a need-to-know basis. If you do create a username and password, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and you shall be responsible for any access to ore use of the web site by you or any person or entity using your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by or on behalf of you, and whether or not such person or entity is your employee or agent. You agree to (a) immediately notify RM Auctions, Inc. of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from you're account at the end of each session. It is your sole responsibility to control the dissemination and use of your password, control access to and use of you're account, and notify RM Auctions Inc when you desire to cancel you're account on this web site. we will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision. We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personal information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your email address, we may notify you be email. You consent to our use of email as a means of such notification. If you prefer for us to use another method to notify you in this situation, please email us at with the alternative contact information you wish to be used.
With identity theft a continuing problem, it has become increasingly common for unauthorized individuals to send email messages to consumer, purporting to represent a legitimate company such as a bank or online merchant, requesting that the consumer provide personal, often sensitive information. Sometimes, the domain name of the email address from which the email appears to have been sent, and the domain name of the web site requesting such information, appears to be the domain name of a legitimate, trusted company. In reality, such sensitive information is received by an unauthorized individual to be used for purposes of identity theft. This illegal activity has come to be known as "phishing".
If you receive an email or other correspondence requesting that you provide any sensitive information (including your web site password or credit card information) via email or to a web site that does not seem to be affiliated with our web site, or that otherwise seems suspicious to you, please do not provide such information, and report such requests at .
Consent to Worldwide Transfer and Processing of Personal Data
While we will not voluntarily disclose your personal data we may disclose such information if we are required to do so by a Court Order, if we are requested by government or law enforcement authorities, if we are required to do so pursuant to other legal processes, or if it becomes necessary to protect the rights or property of RM Auctions, Inc.
If you have any queries in relation to the use and protection of your personal data please contact us on