Legal & Policies

Terms of Use


Welcome to MAD On Collections,

We are a social media website dedicated to promoting commercially traded collectibles, dedicated to Museums, Auction Houses, Dealers, Clubs and Collectors of the world. 

We are a social media website offering a host of services to promote the trading of collectibles and to enable all those with an interest in any types of collectible a place to find out more about them.

By using this website you acknowledge and agree to these terms and conditions, so please, read them carefully before going any further. We will be updating them from time to time, so please be aware that they can change, but we will advise you in advance of any changes and do so in compliance with prevailing laws and regulations relevant to the jurisdiction in which you are using our service.

 Privacy

Please be aware that we have updated our privacy policies with effect from 24th May, 2018 and they are shown below and form part of these terms and conditions.

In respecting your privacy, our policy is to allow you to find the information you want, not to use technology to second guess what might be of interest to you. 

 Our Site & Our Service

By agreeing to these terms and conditions, we agree to provide you with a Service which includes using the website to share and pursue your passion of collectibles.

This agreement is between us and does not give rights to any third parties and you cannot transfer your rights or obligations under this agreement without our consent. We can assign our rights to successive owners of the site.

If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions then you should not use the site and you should immediately cease to use  the Site and if you have already created an account then you should cancel your account using your account dashboard or by emailing watchdog@madoncollections.com


Who Can Use MAD On Collections?

To use MAD On Collections you MUST

- BE at least 16 years of age and older than the minimum legal age in the country where you are using the website.

- NOT have had your account previously disabled for any reasons in relation to your conduct on the Site.

- NOT be in breach of any of our policies including these terms and conditions.

- NOT be in breach of any laws in the country in which you are using the site that would prevent you from doing so.

- NOT share your password or access with anyone else or in any way compromise the security of your Account.

To use MAD On Collections you CANNOT

- Do anything that would breach the laws of the country in which you are using the Site;

- Do anything that would breach these terms and conditions yourself or on behalf of others.

- Pretend to be someone else or mislead people as to your username, you do not have to disclose your identity on the Site

- Create an account for someone else other than yourself

- Provide inaccurate information

- Do anything that is fraudulent, misleading or illegal

- List libellous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, hateful, incites violence or antagonistic behaviour towards people;

- Do anything to harass, threaten, impersonate or abuse any other user of the Site;

- Do anything immoral by any standards of reasonable decency

- Interfere with the operation of the Site or do anything that could affect its smooth operation;

- Collect information other than in ways permitted by these terms and conditions, in particular using automation or bots to collect information.

- Violate someone else's rights basic rights on the Site, whether or not they are a user or have an account on the Site, which includes NOT posting other people's personal or private information on the site.

- List or transmit any content that we deem to be spam;

- Negate, change, delete or otherwise interfere with anyone else's content listed on the Site;

- Upload viruses or other malicious code or in any way seek to interfere with other people's use of the Site;

- Access or interfere with anyone's account on and will not seek to list any content on the Site the purpose of which is to elicit personal information, account information or a person's password;

- Use content from the website without our express written consent and that of the party listing the content;

- List any content on the Site which infringes the intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark rights, of any other person.

- List any content that is not permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction from which you are using the Site.

- Do anything that could impair the normal operation of the Site or do anything that imposes, or may impose, in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our technical infrastructure;

- Do anything on the Site that will impinge upon or interfere with anyone's rights on or off the Site.

- In any way seek to alter or change the demographic process for the purposes of scoring or rating or other means of measurement in relation to competitions, likes, leader boards and the determination of scoring content or users on the Site.

- Open more than one account for each type of user on the Site and if you do so you will be in breach of these Terms & Conditions and we reserve the right to cancel all your accounts.

- Open an account for other than for your legitimate type of user. So, for example, if you are a collector and not a dealer and open account as a dealer you will be in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

- Seek to bypass the systems, routines and measures on the Site that prevent or restrict your access to different parts of the Site including, but not limited to, marketplaces and galleries to which your user type is not permitted full or partial access.

You will report anyone of whom you are aware acting in breach of these Terms and Conditions, including breach of intellectual property rights, using or attempting to use the Site, using the Watchdog System.

The things you ALLOW US TO DO FOR YOU:-

You grant us a license to use your content when you post on the Site.
When you post your listing on the site, you hereby grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your content. You can end this license simply by deleting your content or account using the account dashboard provided. We do not claim ownership of the content you list on the site.

To use your username, picture profile and the other information you share in interacting on the site you give us permission to show your username, profile picture profile, and information about your actions, for example comments and likes, without any compensation to you.

What we can DO:-

- We can change your username, for example if it’s confusing with someone else's or it breaches others rights or laws.

- Retain the rights to our content that you use but not yours, for example the structures to post your content like image boxes.

- We can remove any content or information you share on the Site in our absolute discretion, for which there will always be cause, for example if it violates these terms and conditions or breaks the law.

- Similarly we can terminate and/or suspend your account.


Responsibilities if something goes wrong

- Our Service is provided "as is," and we can't guarantee it will be safe and secure or will work perfectly all the time. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE ALSO DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

- We also don’t control what people and others do or say, and we aren’t responsible for their (or your) actions or conduct (whether online or offline) or content (including unlawful or objectionable content). We also aren’t responsible for services and features offered by other people or companies, even if you access them through our Service.

- Our responsibility for anything that happens on the Service (also called "liability") is limited as much as the law will allow. If there is an issue with our Service, we can't know what all the possible impacts might be. You agree that we won't be responsible ("liable") for any lost profits, revenues, information, or data, or consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive, or incidental damages arising out of or related to these Terms, even if we know they are possible. This includes when we delete your content, information, or account.

Unsolicited Material.

We always appreciate feedback or other suggestions, but may use them without any restrictions or obligation to compensate you for them, and are under no obligation to keep them confidential. 

If for any reason you cancel your account with us, then the terms and conditions prevailing at that date are the terms and conditions of our Agreement with you.

Modifications to the Agreement

These Terms and Conditions are the entire agreement between you and us and supersede all previous or contemporary terms and conditions in whatever form.

Your Account

To participate as a user on MAD On Collections you must become a registered user or a member which requires you to provide a username and a password, together with other information depending on your user type. In this way, you open an account ("Your Account") and the services provided by us include a dashboard through which you are able to manage your account.

You are solely responsible for the information you provide which must, at all times, be up to date, accurate, complete and in no way misleading.  

Sharing Other's Content

The content on the site ('Content') includes text, images, videos, photos, audio, graphics, software, code, copyright design, 'look and feel' design of the Site and similar information much of which is provided by users including advertisers and licensors (people or organisations who are users and provided content on the similar terms to you). 

Your access to the Content is subject to these Terms and Conditions and you may not, without our express permission in writing and the permission of the relevant user owner their IP Content on the Site, otherwise make commercial use of such content including reproduction, copying, publication or republication in any form digitally or otherwise, or using for derivative content except as permitted by us or by the owner of such IP Content.

If you wish to license, the content then please contact us.

Your Content   

You warrant and represent that all Content posted or otherwise submitted to the Site is the sole responsibility of you the account holder from which such Content originates and that you, and not we, are entirely responsible for all Content that you list, or otherwise submit to the Site.

You warrant and represent that you are the owner of rights permitting you to list the Content on the Site, including copyright and intellectual property rights where appropriate, in relation to the Content posted or otherwise submitted by you to the Site.

We do not control user listed Content and do not guarantee its accuracy, integrity or quality. You understand that by using the Site you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. We take no responsibility for your Content or user Content or the Content submitted by anyone on MAD On Collections and do not endorse it in any whether implicitly or explicitly.

By posting your Content on the Site you retain full rights to the Content prior to the posting.

In relation to the content you post on the Site including text, images, videos (available via links) audio or other content, you represent and warrant that:

 1. You own or have the right to use and share publically all of the Content that you list

2. You are publishing it publically and allowing others to access it subject to these Terms & Conditions.

3. We do not need to obtain licenses from third parties and / or is not liable to third party for the payment of royalties to third parties in respect of such content.

4. The content does not infringe anyone's rights including registered or unregistered intellectual property rights, copyright or privacy rights;

5. It complies with these Terms and Conditions and applicable laws.

In relation to your Content you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, fully paid, world-wide license to use your Content in connection with MAD On Collections including the right to copy, transmit, modify, adapt, distribute and publically display, through all forms of media, the Content for the purposes of:

 1. Allowing us to promote your content on and off the Site including but not limited to third parties, other websites, authorised agents and in all forms of media and we will endeavour to accredit the source of the Content to the Content provider.

2. Archiving your content;

3. Disputes, legal proceedings, arbitrations and investigations;

You warrant and represent that you will not post content on the Site in whatever form by whatever means which contravenes the policies with regard to conduct in the Terms and Conditions.

You may not use content, unless it is your own content posted on the Site, in whatever form by whatever means, without first obtaining a license from us, unless you have such license from the person able to issue such license in relation to the content. Publishing, displaying or using such content without permission or license constitutes copyright infringement.

You warrant and represent that you shall not have the right to terminate any of the permissions granted to MAD On Collections herein, nor seek to obtain or to enforce any injunctive or other equitable relief against MAD On Collections all of which rights in relation to MAD On Collections are hereby irrevocably and expressly waived by you in favour of MAD On Collections.

You agree that we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to remove any of your content which we consider being in breach of these Terms and Conditions and MAD On Collections’ explicit and implicit policies.

Links

You acknowledge and agree that displaying or using the content listed on MAD On Collections includes third-party hyperlinks and other links to websites and other sources or venues for the publication of information. We are not responsible for the actions, services or contents of such websites or other venues and you agree to sole responsibility for the links and hyperlinks you list on MAD On Collections.   

Restricted Content Gallery

We recognise that some collections or items within them can be risqué and we have therefore created a gallery specifically for such content - the Restricted Gallery. This gallery is restricted to members aged 18 years and over and is for risqué content or content that could offend some by reason of their culture or beliefs. In keeping without ethos in managing such artistic content you agree to only list such rated content in the restricted gallery. If you are in any doubt about whether such content qualifies for listing in the Restricted Gallery, please contact us.  You agree that any content which we deem in our absolute discretion to be unsuitable other than for posting in the Restricted Gallery, can be moved by us to that gallery on the Site exclusively.

Intellectual Property

For the purposes of these Terms & Conditions, "IP" means all registered and unregistered intellectual property rights, if registered whether granted or pending, common law and/or registered trademarks, logos, service marks, trade names, domain names, or other indications of origin now or in the future used by MAD On Collections and copyright. "Trademark(s)" means all common law or registered trademarks, logos, service marks, trade names, Internet domain names, or other indications of origin now or in the future used by MAD On Collections. You acknowledge and agree that the Site, its applications and services and all the content appearing on the Site are protected by the IP. You acknowledge and agree that the Site, its applications, services including all the associated IP rights and Trademarks are the exclusive property of MAD On Collections and its licensors. 

In relation to MAD On Collections’ IP you further acknowledge and agree that:

 1. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall entitle you to use or any rights in any MAD On Collections owned IP unless expressly conferred by these Terms and Conditions.

2. You will not use a word or words or mark that is likely to be confused with and / or associated to and / or mistaken for and / or similar to MAD On Collections and / or the IP without MAD ON COLLECTIONS' prior written consent signed by a director;

3. You will not contest or otherwise challenge, in any legal action or otherwise, or assist or encourage any other person or entity to contest or challenge, the validity of the Trademarks or IP or IP claimed by MAD On Collections;

4. You will not use MAD On Collections  and / or the IP or Trademarks or variants of it including miss-spellings as a domain name or part of a domain name regardless of the top level domain name, or as a keyword, or a meta tag, or code or form thereof or data;

5. You may not at any time, adopt or use, without our prior written consent any word or mark which is similar to or likely to be confused with MAD On Collections’ Trademarks or IP.

6. The intellectual property rights including trademarks, company names, logos and marks of the content posted on the Site are the property of their respective owners.

7. You will not use MAD On Collections’ name or IP and in any such way tarnish and adversely affect in any way MAD On Collections’ reputation.      

Copyright / DCMA Policy & Notices

We will act on legitimate requests under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DCMA") and you agree to our right to remove content that we deem to be infringing the copyright of others. If you become aware of any such breaches or potential breaches of your copyright rights, you should submit to us a notice which needs to be formatted in accordance with the DCMA 17 U.S.C. Para 512 using this link.  Any written DCMA request should be sent to the address shown on the Contact Us section of the Site.

You may wish to consult an Attorney as breaches of copyright can result in legal claims for monetary liability and financial compensation to you.  Our Copyright Agent will need the submission you send to include the following information:

1. Details of work in respect of which you claim there has been an infringement or a list of such works;

2. Yours or the copyright owner's signature and if it is not your copyright, authorisation to act on behalf of the owners(s) of the copyright.

3. The URL or location or accurate means of being able to locate the material you claim is infringing your copyright.

4. Your name, address, telephone number(s) and email address;

5. A statement that confirms that you believe in good faith that the party against whom you are making these accusations does not have the authority required to use the copyright claimed which authorisation can come from the owner of the copyright, their agent and / or the law;

6. A statement by you confirming that the information given above is true and accurate and that you either own the copyright or have the owners authority to act on its behalf. This confirmation is made under penalty of perjury against you. 

DCMA Counter-Notice

If we remove the user content which is the subject matter a copyright or trademark notice, we will provide you with a copy of the notice. If you believe that your content has been wrongly removed due to a mistake of any sort, you may file a counter-notice with us which should include the following information:

1. Your signature which may be physical or electronic;

2. Your name, address, telephone number and email address.

3. Identification of the content or material which has been removed or to which access has ceased and details of its location before it was removed or access denied;

4. A statement by you that confirms that you believe in good faith that the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, was done so as a result of a mistake. This statement is made under penalty of perjury against you. 

5. A statement by you confirming that you agree to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Court in which Your address above is located, or if Your address is outside the United States, that You will, accept service of process from the person who provided notification under DCMA 512 subsection (c) (1) (c) or an agent of such person.  

Once we have received a counter-notice, we will forward it to the complaining party and we will tell them that will restore the content within 10 business days. If that party does not notify us that they have filed an action to enjoin your use of that content before the time limit has expired, we will consider restoring your user content to the Site.

Please note that in exercising discretions available to us, that we do follow users noting any repeated infringements of other peoples' copyright, trademark or intellectual property breaches.

Indemnity to MAD On Collections

The following applies to the fullest extent permitted by law in the relevant jurisdiction where such applies. To the extent that such jurisdictions limit the application of the following, they do not apply.

You agree to hold MAD On Collections, its subsidiaries, affiliates and associated companies and their shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, dependent and independent contracts, third-party service providers, licensees, successors and assigns harmless from, to indemnify them from and to defend them from and against any claims, damages, costs, losses, expenses (including reasonable legal and lawyers' fees), and all and any liabilities arising directly or indirectly from or related to (a) your use of the Site; (b) the content you list on the Site; (c) your breach or alleged breach of the Terms and Conditions; (d) breach of any representation or warranty herein; (e) your unauthorised use of MAD On Collections’ content; (f) or your violation of another person's rights on the Site.

Release

You hereby expressly and irrevocably release and discharge MAD On Collections its subsidiaries, affiliates and associated companies and their shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, dependent and independent contractors, third-party service providers, licensees, successors and assigns of and from any and all actions, suits, proceedings, liabilities, debts, judgements, claims and demands arising howsoever and whatsoever arising in law or equity, arising in the past, now or in the future, directly or indirectly from or related to (a) your use of the Site; (b) the content you list on the Site; (c) your breach or alleged breach of the Terms and Conditions; (d) breach of any representation or warranty herein; (e) your unauthorised use of MAD On Collections’ content; (f) or your violation of another person's rights on the Site.

Warranty

MAD On Collections is provided 'as is' and without warranty of any kind. You agree to and understand this by using the Site and so do at your own risk.

We do not warrant or guarantee that MAD On Collections will work properly all the time the services provided by the Site may be interrupted from time to time by of updating, maintenance or repair of the Site or for reasons outside our control including equipment, system or infrastructure malfunction. The Site should not be used or relied upon for storage of your visual content and you are advised to retain your own copies of all visual content listed on the Site.

We reserve the right to suspend or discontinue the availability of the Site, its services and its content at any time at our sole discretion and without prior notice. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts of or all of the Site and its Services without notice or liability.

To the maximum extent permitted by law we, our subsidiaries, affiliates and associated companies and their shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, dependent and independent contractors, third-party service providers, licensees, successors and assigns disclaim all warranties express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose or a particular purpose and non-infringement of proprietary rights or any other warranty, condition, guarantee or representation, whether oral or electronic.

MAD On Collections expressly disclaims all responsibility for any loss, injury, claims liability or damage of any kind resulting from or related to your use of the Site, the content you list on the Site, your breach or alleged breach of the Terms and Conditions, or breach of any representation or warranty herein, your unauthorised use of MAD On Collections’ content or your violation of another person's rights on the Site, your use of equipment or software in relation to the Site, errors and omissions from the site and in relation to content posted on the Site howsoever arising, third-party communications, third-party websites and / or content therefrom howsoever accessed through links to the Site including but not limited to errors and omissions of content, the unavailability of the Site or services provided by the Site.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The following limitations of liability apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the relevant jurisdiction where such applies. To the extent that such jurisdictions limited the application of the following, they do not apply.

MAD On Collections, including its subsidiaries, parents, affiliates and associated companies and their shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, dependent and independent contractors, third-party service providers, licensees, successors and assigns will not be liable for any loss, injury, claim or liability for direct, indirect, special consequential, incidental, punitive, reliance or exemplary or consequential damages, whether in tort, contract, equity or howsoever arising in connection with your use or attempted use of the Site, the content you list on the Site, your breach or alleged breach of the Terms and Conditions, or breach of any representation or warranty herein, your unauthorised use of MAD On Collections’ content or your violation of another person's rights on the Site, including but not limited to damages (including without limitation reasonable legal and lawyers' fees) , damages for loss of profits, consequential damages and damages for loss of goodwill, use or data. To the extent that the foregoing limitation of liability is prohibited or fails to fulfil its essential purpose, MAD On Collections’ sole obligation to you shall be limited to US$100. This limitation of liability shall remain unaffected upon notification of claims for loss or damages.

You agree to release us, Our directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents and third party service providers from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, disclosed and undisclosed, howsoever arising in relation to Your use of, non-use of and/or access to MAD On Collections.

You agree that any proceedings to resolve or dispute any matter in the Terms and Conditions relating to your use of the Site or that of others will be conducted solely on an individual basis and that you will not seek to have any dispute heard as a class action, a collective action a private Attorney-General Action, a representative action, or in any proceeding in which you act or propose to act in a representative capacity. You further agree that no proceeding will be joined, consolidated or combined with another proceeding without our prior written consent and that of all parties to the proceeding.  

Suspension & Termination

MAD On Collections may rescind, block, disable suspend or terminate your access to all or parts of the Site and / or your account immediately, without prior notice or liability to you, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation your breach or alleged breach of the Terms and Conditions, the content you list on the Site, or breach of any representation or warranty herein, your unauthorised use of MAD On Collections' content or your violation of another person's rights on the Site. MAD On Collections' right in relation to exercising its rights hereunder shall be in its sole and absolute discretion.

Upon suspension or termination of your account, your right to use the Services will immediately cease.

If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the Site. All provisions of the Terms and Conditions which of their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, intellectual property provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Disputes Resolution

If you have an issue or dispute you should raise it with us as soon as you can so that it can be addressed and dealt with quickly and informally. You can contact us here.

The Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand.

Any disputes or claims arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions and / or their subject matter shall be resolved by binding arbitration in accordance with the rules of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution to be held in New Zealand. The parties shall select a mutually acceptable arbitrator knowledgeable about issues relating to the subject matter of these Terms. The arbitration proceeding shall be conducted in English and all documentation shall be presented and filed in English. All documents, materials and information in the possession of each party that are in any way relevant to the dispute shall be made available to the other party for review and copying no later than 30 days after the notice of arbitration is served. The arbitrator shall not have the authority to modify any provision of these Terms or to award punitive damages. There shall be one arbitrator. Each party shall bear its own costs in the arbitration. We shall also have the right to commence and prosecute any legal or equitable action or proceeding before any court of competent jurisdiction to obtain injunctive or other relief against you in the event that, in the our opinion, such action is necessary or desirable. The decision rendered by the arbitrator shall be final and binding on the parties, and judgment may be entered in conformity with the decision in any court having jurisdiction. The prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its reasonable legal costs relating to that aspect of its claim or defence on which it prevails, and any opposing costs awards shall be offset. The agreement to arbitration shall be specifically enforceable under the prevailing arbitration law. During the continuance of any arbitration proceeding, the parties shall continue to perform their respective obligations under these Terms. The parties agree that, notwithstanding any otherwise applicable statute(s) of limitation, any arbitration proceeding shall be commenced within two years of the acts, events, or occurrences giving rise to the claim.

 Miscellaneous Provisions

These Terms and Conditions are the entire agreement between you and us and supersede all previous or contemporary terms and conditions in whatever form.

If any provision or part thereof, of these terms and conditions, is rendered unenforceable, illegal or invalid in any respect it shall be modified to the maximum extent permitted to render it enforceable without losing its intent.

In the event that such provision is rendered invalid or unenforceable and cannot be remedied as above, then it shall be severed from the Terms and Conditions and the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining terms and conditions shall be unaffected.

Any rule of law that provides for ambiguities to be construed against the party drafting the agreement in respect of these Terms and Conditions shall not be applied in relation to the construction and interpretation of these Terms and Conditions.

Failure on our part to enforce any provisions of these terms and conditions shall not be deemed to be a waiver on our part of our right to do so in future.

Headings in The Terms and Conditions are for convenience and do not control any interpretation of the terms.

Whilst our Site is available in multiple languages, should any translation of these terms and Conditions conflict with this English version in interpretation, this English version shall prevail.

Governing Law

Any claim or dispute by You with Us arising out of your use of, or access to, MAD On Collections including these Terms and Conditions, shall be governed by the Laws of New Zealand.

Privacy Policy (updated on 24th May, 2018)

This policy applies to information held about users, members, visitors, clients, prospective clients, suppliers, prospective suppliers, contacts, and all other persons about whom MAD On Collections holds information. 

By ‘information,’ we mean personal information about you that we collect, use, share and store which is more particularly described below.

We are the data controller and we operate our website www.madoncollections.com, also www.madonc.com (our site). All communications concerning this privacy policy should be sent to the Data Processing Officer at watchdog@madoncollections.com.

Information we collect about you

We take steps to ensure that the Personal Information we collect is accurate and up to date, and you have the ability to access and make corrections to it from time to time by signing into your account using you dashboard to see, review and change your personal information. Please update your Personal Information immediately if it changes or is inaccurate.

We may collect and store the following types of information about you through our site or by in correspondence with you by email or otherwise. This information is collected when you visit (in which case such information as is collected is done so anonymously), register (in which case you share information) to use our site, by registering you are signing up for an account as a registered user or as a member, when you list to create and/or share information. And subsequently in using the site to share data and information using the social media functions enabling you to do so, the information includes your:

- name;

- title;

- job title where you are being registered as a representative of an organisation;

- email address;

- username;

- date joined;

- date modified;

- date registration completed;

- date email activated;

- postal and physical address;

- phone number;

- profile photo (which maybe a true likeness or symbol)

- website;

- IP address;

- browser type;

- categories of collectibles of interest to you;

- details of referral from another user;

- acceptance of privacy policy;

- acceptance of terms and conditions including privacy policy and re-acceptance thereof;

- preferred currency;

- date of birthday;

- gender;

- categories of collectibles you collect;

- memberships of clubs, associations,

- trade references;

 MAD On C may associate the information collected from your different devices which include browser type, CPU speed, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, operating system, versions of all the above where appropriate, your mobile operator, ISP and device locations geographically.

We give you the opportunity to supply an image of yourself which is then used in association with your username on the website. This is NOT mandatory. The purpose of this is to encourage personal contact but you may wish to post an image that is not of yourself which is commonly done. We also requests that you provide a username. It is common to use an alias or name other than your own. If you wish to maintain your privacy, use an alias as a username.

 Where login is via either Google or Facebook, we collect the following information including your: 

- email address;

- name as provided to the social media provider;

- gender;

- profile photo;

- country; and

- birthday.

Members with subscriptions are providing the following further information to our site which information is not stored by us including your:

- payment details of the credit or debit card, identifying the card type;

- account / card number;

- account / card name;

- card expiration date;

- reference number on the reverse of the card;

 As a business user you will additionally provide the following information about your business, organisation, club, society, association, charity and company:-

- trading name;

- registered name;

- logo;

- details of personnel (in respect of which see personal information listed above);

- website name / URL;

- email address;

 - description of business activities and history;

 - postal address;

- physical address;

- phone numbers;

- organisation type.

In using the site, we will collect the following information about you including:- 

- listing data of items and events;

- likes

- comments

- follows

- saved searches information

- contact requests via the 'contact us form' submission

- watchdog requests via watchdog submission

 - club / association / charity / or other similar organisations requests

- game entries and results

- subscription data (see above for personal and business information)

How we collect information about you

We collect information from you in the following ways:-

- when you register on the site;

- when you visit the site, in which case only limited information is collected;

- when you view the site;

- when you use the site;

- when you open emails you receive from us;

Information is collected by us when you receive a consented marketing email and open the same in which event we collect the following information, including your 

- Email address, which we already have;

- notification of delivery;

- whether or not the email was opened;

- whether or not you used the email to click through to a link and the link to which you connected;

- details of whether you forwarded the email, but only in circumstances where the person to whom you forwarded the information opened the email in which case we would receive a notification of an opening email;

- information regarding the amount of time you spent looking at the link to which you clicked through to; 

Legal basis for processing

Our processing of your personal information is necessary (i) to operate the website and provide a useful and 'of interest' platform for you to use which, without the information, would not be possible; (ii) for you to maintain and have your own account dashboard which shows your personal information; (iii) for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us; (iv) in order to comply with the legal obligations to which we are subject (v) for the purposes of managing different levels of member interests, which each level is entitled to different privileges; (vi) to use the geo-location information to provide you with location based services (such as advertising, search results, directories an event information and other personally relevant content); (vii) record and manage your participation on the Site including your history in the gamification on the Site and to follow and measure your username history so as to be able to provide the games.

In relation to processing of special categories of personal data, we will rely on obtaining consent from you at the time. However we may be required to do so where there is a legal requirement for us to process such information.

Where our processing is based on the legitimate interest grounds described above, those legitimate interests are:

- collecting personal information to provide you with a client experience appropriate to your organisation or user type, as different user types enjoy different privileges on the site, so for example there are galleries that are open to some user types and not others;
-  to ensure that you receive information that is relevant to your categories of collectibles, a stamp dealer does not wish to receive information about bottles;
- to ensure that you receive information that is relevant to your status, only a dealer is eligible to receive offers that are only intended for other dealers;
- for running our business;
- to make sure you receive updated and relevant information on the many different types of information available through the site including events, listings, games, offers and other information.
- to provide the services you have requested, for example saved searches ensure you see information relevant to the subjects of greatest relevant interest;
- to provide you with the member services and privileges in respect of which you are entitled;

We do NOT use your information to target advertising to you or in any way to anticipate your preferences. Because our site is highly categorised and uses search engines, users are left to find the content that interests them. Uses may elect to receive specific information which is then systematised to be delivered to them at their request.

How we use your information

We use your information to:

- set up and manage your personal account and the dashboard that shows your personal interest details;
- provide you with information about categories of collectibles that are of interest to you;
- offer you access to the functions, services and galleries relevant to your user type;
- enable you to play games offered on the site;
- provide you with information about collectible events that are of interest to you;
- manage your membership with us;
- process your subscription payments;
- communicate with you; 
- provide a personalised service in the relation to the services we offer;
- enable you to share your interests with other relevant users;
- administer our site in respect of which we use the watchdog system;
- to manage the different communities of user types and interest types and gaming types on the website;
- comply with statutory, legal and regulatory obligations; and
- for security.

Will we share your information with third parties? 

We do not sell or otherwise provide Personal Information to other companies for the marketing of their own products or services.

Except as expressly set out in this policy we will not sell, distribute, lease or share your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

Information concerning your use of the website in relation to visibility of ad traffic is shown to third parties on an aggregated basis but this does not include your personal information. For example, if you were one of a thousand people who saw a specific advertisement on a specific part of the website at a specific time. The aggregated data would be shown which would not include your personal information identifying you as a user.

Information in relation to payments for subscriptions is shared with our payments processors, Braintree which concerns the making of payments personal information listed above. This will include on behalf of an individual or company your: 

- name (personal, registered, trading name or other)

- email address;

- device data;

- telephone number;

- company telephone number;

- company website; and 

- credit and debit card details (sent directly by us and not stored by us) 

Google Analytics information may also be shared in respect of page views and event tracking which are recorded against user ID if logged in. 

The publically shown information that you list specifically for publication on the website is shared throughout the structure of the website including for example search engines.

We may also share your personal information with:

- such persons or agencies of law enforcement or other governmental agencies or third parties but only if we are required by law to do so; and 

- other business entities should we plan to merge with or be acquired by or acquire that business entity in which event the restrictions herein will apply to such entity.

We retain the Personal Information for as long as is required and necessary in compliance with local laws. This includes information from closed accounts to comply with national laws, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, and resolve disputes. After it is no longer necessary for us to retain your personal information, we dispose of it in a secure manner.

 With the systems we have put in place it is our expectation that people will abide by these systems and our policies to respectfully follow their permitted conduct on the Site in terms of access, viewing and listing. Inevitably there are always some who will seek to circumnavigate such systems and we cannot give a 100% guarantee that people will not try to access marketplaces and galleries from which they are prohibited and manage to gain access.

Your rights 

At any time, you have the right to:

- request access to or a copy of any personal data which we hold about you;
- changes to your personal data, if you believe that the information we are holding is inaccurate;
- delete your personal data;
- cancel your consent to our processing of your personal data;
- cancel your membership;
- cease our sending you marketing messages and materials as described below;
- restrict processing of your personal data;
- moving your data and providing it to you in a portable form in certain circumstances;
- object to your personal data being processed in certain circumstances; and

We aim to ensure that the information we hold about you is accurate at all times. Please refer to your account dashboard where you may update your personal information or get in touch via watchdog@madoncollections.com.

If you don't want to receive an email from us please the dashboard to your account on the Site and follow the instructions or follow the instructions in the unwanted email message. However please note that in all cases you will continue to receive systems emails, for example, legal notices.

If you want a copy to your personal information other than via your dashboard account, you may do with a request in writing (at the email address above) we will respond within a reasonable period and in any event within one month in compliance with data protection legislation. We will comply with our legal obligations as regards your rights as a data subject.

Marketing 

Where you have consented to receive marketing information we may use your personal information to send you information about the items listed on the website and the services we offer. You can stop receiving marketing messages from us at any time by clicking on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any email we send you.

You may also unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by emailing watchdog@madoncollections.com

We will action any opt out request from you without delay.

How long will we keep your information?

We will keep the information we collect about you for as long as required for the purposes set out above. We will keep it until such time as we might be required to comply with any legal obligations to which we are subject. This will involve us periodically reviewing our files to check that information is accurate, up-to-date and still required.

Where we are permitted to send you direct marketing communications we may retain your contact information necessary for this purpose, for as long as you do not unsubscribe from receiving mail from us. 

Security and storage of your information

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Measures we use to protect your personal information collected by us include (i) your personal information is encrypted whenever it is transmitted to us; (ii) It is stored on secure servers that only authorised our personnel and contractors have access to via passwords; (iii) access to your account profile and dashboard is only by using a password and your username. This password is encrypted however its security relies on your using strong, alpha-numeric password which you should not divulge to anyone. (iv) when you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

We strive to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. While we use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact us here.

Storage of Information

The information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA“). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us, or for one of our service providers.

When we, or our permitted third parties, transfer your information outside the EEA, we or they will impose obligations on the recipients of that data to protect your information to the standard required in the EEA or otherwise require the recipient to subscribe to international frameworks intended to enable secure data sharing.  In the case of transfers by us, we may also transfer your information where: (i) the transfer is to a country deemed to provide adequate protection of your information by the European Commission; or (ii) where you have consented to the transfer.

How we use cookies

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. The “Help” or “Internet Settings” functions within your browser should tell you how.

We do use cookies, for our own use to record the users emails if they choose when logging in, and also to record their display option if they turn on/off text in the gallery. 

We set third party cookies for Google analytics, New Relic monitoring and other third party services.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our site in order to tailor it to customer needs.

We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our Website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner does not use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site. Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads which are located on the site relevant to the collectible interest, and not to users. You will continue to receive generic ads placed by reference to collectibles interest.

Links to other sites

Our site contains links to other websites on many of the listings where there is a website to visit. We are not able to visit and vet all the websites that people who use our website offer through links from our website.

We are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other websites and a link from our website does not constitute an endorsement of that website. Once you link to another website from our website you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its internet privacy policy and practices. Please check these policies before you submit any data to these websites.

Social Media

We incorporate social media features differentially throughout the site, so that there are features in some marketplaces and galleries and not in others. These features include sharing and like buttons. These features may collect the information identified in this Privacy Statement i.e. your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, how long you visited it for and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. These features are either hosted by a third party social media website as shown or hosted directly on our Site. Where your interactions with them are governed by the privacy policy of the social media entity providing it.

When using the social media features of our website, you should ensure that all the information and comments you share are not private as all such information is published. You may use your username and this maybe an alias or your real name, as you chose. If you wish not to be identified use an alias.

Please also respect the fact that where you are in possession of other people's private information, that this too should not be shared without their express consent. 

Referral Program

We provides that certain users may if they choose to refer MAD On Collections to a friend or organisation using the feature of their account dashboard. For you to do so, you must be a relevant user and know the person's email address. Our system will automatically send your contact a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. We store this information for sending this email and tracking the success of its referral program.

Your friend may contact us to request that we remove this information from our database.

Watchdog / Complaints / Reporting

MAD On Collections operates a self-regulating system encouraging users to contact us and report any abuse of the site, the listing of false or misleading information, or any listing which they believe, for whatever reason, should be either edited or removed.  If you have any questions, comments and requests regarding this policy please contact us

Children under 16

We do not intentionally collect any information on children under 16 years of age. We will undertake to delete any details of such users where a parent or guardian has notified us that any such details have been obtained. Please contact us to have the data removed and terminate the child’s account.

Changes to this policy

Any changes we make to our policy in the future will be posted on this page and notified to you by e-mail for your consent to acceptance. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our policy.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us

http://gallery.madonc.com/watchdog

 This policy was last updated on 24th May, 2018


Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy (updated on 24th May, 2018)

This policy applies to information held about users, members, visitors, clients, prospective clients, suppliers, prospective suppliers, contacts, and all other persons about whom MAD On Collections holds information. 

By ‘information,’ we mean personal information about you that we collect, use, share and store which is more particularly described below.

We are the data controller and we operate our website www.madoncollections.com, also www.madonc.com (our site). All communications concerning this privacy policy should be sent to the Data Processing Officer at watchdog@madoncollections.com.

Information we collect about you

We take steps to ensure that the Personal Information we collect is accurate and up to date, and you have the ability to access and make corrections to it from time to time by signing into your account using you dashboard to see, review and change your personal information. Please update your Personal Information immediately if it changes or is inaccurate.

We may collect and store the following types of information about you through our site or by in correspondence with you by email or otherwise. This information is collected when you visit (in which case such information as is collected is done so anonymously), register (in which case you share information) to use our site, by registering you are signing up for an account as a registered user or as a member, when you list to create and/or share information. And subsequently in using the site to share data and information using the social media functions enabling you to do so, the information includes your:

- name;

- title;

- job title where you are being registered as a representative of an organisation;

- email address;

- username;

- date joined;

- date modified;

- date registration completed;

- date email activated;

- postal and physical address;

- phone number;

- profile photo (which maybe a true likeness or symbol)

- website;

- IP address;

- browser type;

- categories of collectibles of interest to you;

- details of referral from another user;

- acceptance of privacy policy;

- acceptance of terms and conditions including privacy policy and re-acceptance thereof;

- preferred currency;

- date of birthday;

- gender;

- categories of collectibles you collect;

- memberships of clubs, associations,

- trade references;

 MAD On C may associate the information collected from your different devices which include browser type, CPU speed, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, operating system, versions of all the above where appropriate, your mobile operator, ISP and device locations geographically.

We give you the opportunity to supply an image of yourself which is then used in association with your username on the website. This is NOT mandatory. The purpose of this is to encourage personal contact but you may wish to post an image that is not of yourself which is commonly done. We also requests that you provide a username. It is common to use an alias or name other than your own. If you wish to maintain your privacy, use an alias as a username.

 Where login is via either Google or Facebook, we collect the following information including your: 

- email address;

- name as provided to the social media provider;

- gender;

- profile photo;

- country; and

- birthday.

Members with subscriptions are providing the following further information to our site which information is not stored by us including your:

- payment details of the credit or debit card, identifying the card type;

- account / card number;

- account / card name;

- card expiration date;

- reference number on the reverse of the card;

 As a business user you will additionally provide the following information about your business, organisation, club, society, association, charity and company:-

- trading name;

- registered name;

- logo;

- details of personnel (in respect of which see personal information listed above);

- website name / URL;

- email address;

 - description of business activities and history;

 - postal address;

- physical address;

- phone numbers;

- organisation type.

In using the site, we will collect the following information about you including:- 

- listing data of items and events;

- likes

- comments

- follows

- saved searches information

- contact requests via the 'contact us form' submission

- watchdog requests via watchdog submission

 - club / association / charity / or other similar organisations requests

- game entries and results

- subscription data (see above for personal and business information)

How we collect information about you

We collect information from you in the following ways:-

- when you register on the site;

- when you visit the site, in which case only limited information is collected;

- when you view the site;

- when you use the site;

- when you open emails you receive from us;

Information is collected by us when you receive a consented marketing email and open the same in which event we collect the following information, including your 

- Email address, which we already have;

- notification of delivery;

- whether or not the email was opened;

- whether or not you used the email to click through to a link and the link to which you connected;

- details of whether you forwarded the email, but only in circumstances where the person to whom you forwarded the information opened the email in which case we would receive a notification of an opening email;

- information regarding the amount of time you spent looking at the link to which you clicked through to; 

Legal basis for processing

Our processing of your personal information is necessary (i) to operate the website and provide a useful and 'of interest' platform for you to use which, without the information, would not be possible; (ii) for you to maintain and have your own account dashboard which shows your personal information; (iii) for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us; (iv) in order to comply with the legal obligations to which we are subject (v) for the purposes of managing different levels of member interests, which each level is entitled to different privileges; (vi) to use the geo-location information to provide you with location based services (such as advertising, search results, directories an event information and other personally relevant content); (vii) record and manage your participation on the Site including your history in the gamification on the Site and to follow and measure your username history so as to be able to provide the games.

In relation to processing of special categories of personal data, we will rely on obtaining consent from you at the time. However we may be required to do so where there is a legal requirement for us to process such information.

Where our processing is based on the legitimate interest grounds described above, those legitimate interests are:

- collecting personal information to provide you with a client experience appropriate to your organisation or user type, as different user types enjoy different privileges on the site, so for example there are galleries that are open to some user types and not others;
-  to ensure that you receive information that is relevant to your categories of collectibles, a stamp dealer does not wish to receive information about bottles;
- to ensure that you receive information that is relevant to your status, only a dealer is eligible to receive offers that are only intended for other dealers;
- for running our business;
- to make sure you receive updated and relevant information on the many different types of information available through the site including events, listings, games, offers and other information.
- to provide the services you have requested, for example saved searches ensure you see information relevant to the subjects of greatest relevant interest;
- to provide you with the member services and privileges in respect of which you are entitled;

    We do NOT use your information to target advertising to you or in any way to anticipate your preferences. Because our site is highly categorised and uses search engines, users are left to find the content that interests them. Uses may elect to receive specific information which is then systematised to be delivered to them at their request.

    How we use your information

    We use your information to:

    - set up and manage your personal account and the dashboard that shows your personal interest details;
    - provide you with information about categories of collectibles that are of interest to you;
    - offer you access to the functions, services and galleries relevant to your user type;
    - enable you to play games offered on the site;
    - provide you with information about collectible events that are of interest to you;
    - manage your membership with us;
    - process your subscription payments;
    - communicate with you; 
    - provide a personalised service in the relation to the services we offer;
    - enable you to share your interests with other relevant users;
    - administer our site in respect of which we use the watchdog system;
    - to manage the different communities of user types and interest types and gaming types on the website;
    - comply with statutory, legal and regulatory obligations; and
    - for security.

      Will we share your information with third parties? 

      We do not sell or otherwise provide Personal Information to other companies for the marketing of their own products or services.

      Except as expressly set out in this policy we will not sell, distribute, lease or share your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

      Information concerning your use of the website in relation to visibility of ad traffic is shown to third parties on an aggregated basis but this does not include your personal information. For example, if you were one of a thousand people who saw a specific advertisement on a specific part of the website at a specific time. The aggregated data would be shown which would not include your personal information identifying you as a user.

      Information in relation to payments for subscriptions is shared with our payments processors, Braintree which concerns the making of payments personal information listed above. This will include on behalf of an individual or company your: 

      - name (personal, registered, trading name or other)

      - email address;

      - device data;

      - telephone number;

      - company telephone number;

      - company website; and 

      - credit and debit card details (sent directly by us and not stored by us) 

      Google Analytics information may also be shared in respect of page views and event tracking which are recorded against user ID if logged in. 

      The publically shown information that you list specifically for publication on the website is shared throughout the structure of the website including for example search engines.

      We may also share your personal information with:

      - such persons or agencies of law enforcement or other governmental agencies or third parties but only if we are required by law to do so; and 

      - other business entities should we plan to merge with or be acquired by or acquire that business entity in which event the restrictions herein will apply to such entity.

      We retain the Personal Information for as long as is required and necessary in compliance with local laws. This includes information from closed accounts to comply with national laws, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, and resolve disputes. After it is no longer necessary for us to retain your personal information, we dispose of it in a secure manner.

       With the systems we have put in place it is our expectation that people will abide by these systems and our policies to respectfully follow their permitted conduct on the Site in terms of access, viewing and listing. Inevitably there are always some who will seek to circumnavigate such systems and we cannot give a 100% guarantee that people will not try to access marketplaces and galleries from which they are prohibited and manage to gain access.

      Your rights 

      At any time, you have the right to:

      - request access to or a copy of any personal data which we hold about you;
      - changes to your personal data, if you believe that the information we are holding is inaccurate;
      - delete your personal data;
      - cancel your consent to our processing of your personal data;
      - cancel your membership;
      - cease our sending you marketing messages and materials as described below;
      - restrict processing of your personal data;
      - moving your data and providing it to you in a portable form in certain circumstances;
      - object to your personal data being processed in certain circumstances; and

        We aim to ensure that the information we hold about you is accurate at all times. Please refer to your account dashboard where you may update your personal information or get in touch via watchdog@madoncollections.com.

        If you don't want to receive an email from us please the dashboard to your account on the Site and follow the instructions or follow the instructions in the unwanted email message. However please note that in all cases you will continue to receive systems emails, for example, legal notices.

        If you want a copy to your personal information other than via your dashboard account, you may do with a request in writing (at the email address above) we will respond within a reasonable period and in any event within one month in compliance with data protection legislation. We will comply with our legal obligations as regards your rights as a data subject.

        Marketing 

        Where you have consented to receive marketing information we may use your personal information to send you information about the items listed on the website and the services we offer. You can stop receiving marketing messages from us at any time by clicking on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any email we send you.

        You may also unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by emailing watchdog@madoncollections.com

        We will action any opt out request from you without delay.

        How long will we keep your information?

        We will keep the information we collect about you for as long as required for the purposes set out above. We will keep it until such time as we might be required to comply with any legal obligations to which we are subject. This will involve us periodically reviewing our files to check that information is accurate, up-to-date and still required.

        Where we are permitted to send you direct marketing communications we may retain your contact information necessary for this purpose, for as long as you do not unsubscribe from receiving mail from us. 

        Security and storage of your information

        We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

        Measures we use to protect your personal information collected by us include (i) your personal information is encrypted whenever it is transmitted to us; (ii) It is stored on secure servers that only authorised our personnel and contractors have access to via passwords; (iii) access to your account profile and dashboard is only by using a password and your username. This password is encrypted however its security relies on your using strong, alpha-numeric password which you should not divulge to anyone. (iv) when you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

        We strive to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. While we use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

        If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact us here.

        Storage of Information

        The information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA“). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us, or for one of our service providers.

        When we, or our permitted third parties, transfer your information outside the EEA, we or they will impose obligations on the recipients of that data to protect your information to the standard required in the EEA or otherwise require the recipient to subscribe to international frameworks intended to enable secure data sharing.  In the case of transfers by us, we may also transfer your information where: (i) the transfer is to a country deemed to provide adequate protection of your information by the European Commission; or (ii) where you have consented to the transfer.

        How we use cookies

        What are cookies?

        A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

        A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

        You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. The “Help” or “Internet Settings” functions within your browser should tell you how.

        We do use cookies, for our own use to record the users emails if they choose when logging in, and also to record their display option if they turn on/off text in the gallery. 

        We set third party cookies for Google analytics, New Relic monitoring and other third party services.

        We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our site in order to tailor it to customer needs.

        We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our Website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner does not use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site. Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads which are located on the site relevant to the collectible interest, and not to users. You will continue to receive generic ads placed by reference to collectibles interest.

        Links to other sites

        Our site contains links to other websites on many of the listings where there is a website to visit. We are not able to visit and vet all the websites that people who use our website offer through links from our website.

        We are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other websites and a link from our website does not constitute an endorsement of that website. Once you link to another website from our website you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its internet privacy policy and practices. Please check these policies before you submit any data to these websites.

        Social Media

        We incorporate social media features differentially throughout the site, so that there are features in some marketplaces and galleries and not in others. These features include sharing and like buttons. These features may collect the information identified in this Privacy Statement i.e. your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, how long you visited it for and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. These features are either hosted by a third party social media website as shown or hosted directly on our Site. Where your interactions with them are governed by the privacy policy of the social media entity providing it.

        When using the social media features of our website, you should ensure that all the information and comments you share are not private as all such information is published. You may use your username and this maybe an alias or your real name, as you chose. If you wish not to be identified use an alias.

        Please also respect the fact that where you are in possession of other people's private information, that this too should not be shared without their express consent. 

        Referral Program

        We provides that certain users may if they choose to refer MAD On Collections to a friend or organisation using the feature of their account dashboard. For you to do so, you must be a relevant user and know the person's email address. Our system will automatically send your contact a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. We store this information for sending this email and tracking the success of its referral program.

        Your friend may contact us to request that we remove this information from our database.

        Watchdog / Complaints / Reporting

        MAD On Collections operates a self-regulating system encouraging users to contact us and report any abuse of the site, the listing of false or misleading information, or any listing which they believe, for whatever reason, should be either edited or removed.  If you have any questions, comments and requests regarding this policy please contact us

        Children under 16

        We do not intentionally collect any information on children under 16 years of age. We will undertake to delete any details of such users where a parent or guardian has notified us that any such details have been obtained. Please contact us to have the data removed and terminate the child’s account.

        Changes to this policy

        Any changes we make to our policy in the future will be posted on this page and notified to you by e-mail for your consent to acceptance. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our policy.

        If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us

        http://gallery.madonc.com/watchdog

         This policy was last updated on 24th May, 2018


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        Conduct Policy

         

         One of MAD On C's goals is to enable the authentication of collectionibles and those who deal in them professionally online. To this we need to be an independent and trusted source of information and we use a variety of means to achieve this.

        We rely on our membership to report anything untoward and, in particular, where users have accidentally or deliberately misrepresented their user status. We have taken care to create galleries and marketplaces for specific user types - these are the M, A, D, O, N and C. We rely in great part on our membership to help regulate this order of user types. 

        We aim to provide accurate, complete and authentic information, we ask you to alert us immediately to any errors in content, including incorrect or misleading statements. Where a member believes that information about an object, collection or otherwise is incorrect we ask that you contact us.

        20th August 2017


        Quality Control


        MAD On C is a community web site, the purpose of which is promote commerce in collections and collectionibles as we call them - the items that makeup collections. In promoting them, we are seeking to promote trade and commerce albeit off the web site.

        Membership is free and with it the right to list limited numbers of collectionibles on the web site, depending on your user type. To ensure that items listed are of commercial quality, we ask that members subscribe at a subscription level that will ensure only commercially valuable items are listed. By commercially valuable we mean items of interest to Museums, Auction Houses, Dealers and the passionate collector.

        So MAD On C is not seen as competing with these communities there is no physical trading on the web site.

        We are relying on our members to police the Site and to ensure the accuracy, completeness and authenticity of information that is posted to it. However, we do not publicise reports or complaints and they are dealt with by us in privacy. This ensures no one can use our Site as a means of discrediting others, so there are no Blogs or other public communications tools.

        MAD On C is an unusual Site compared with many on the internet, not least in separating its users and promoting trade solely with professionals. Various other sites enable collector to collector sales and that is not a service we offer. 

        Our aim is to create galleries and marketplaces of collections and collectionibles that are of interest to professionals and to provide digital marketplaces where people can trade and in the process, as we say "Find, share, show, tell and sell'.

        We really do rely on the help of our members to make the Site a reliable community environment and would ask that you read the Conduct Policy.

         Thank you

         20th August 2017