Effective Date: December 1, 2023

1. Introduction:

Welcome to Authentic Baltimore, a classified ad platform dedicated to connecting buyers and sellers. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and protect the personal information you provide while using our services.

2. Information We Collect:

a. User Account Information:

  • To create an account, we collect personal information such as your name, email address, and password.

b. Ad Posting Information:

  • When you post an ad, we may collect details related to the product or service you are offering, including images, descriptions, and contact information.

c. Communication Information:

  • We may collect information from your communications with other users or with Authentic Baltimore support, including messages and feedback.

d. Usage and Log Data:

  • We gather information about your use of Authentic Baltimore, including IP addresses, device information, browser type, and pages visited. This data helps us analyze user behavior and improve our services.

3. How We Use Your Information:

a. Providing Services:

  • We use your information to facilitate the posting and viewing of ads, and to connect users interested in buying or selling.

b. Communications:

  • We may use your email address to send important updates, notifications, or information related to your account or ads.

c. Improving User Experience:

  • Collected data helps us analyze user behavior, understand preferences, and enhance our website’s functionality and user interface.

d. Preventing Fraud and Ensuring Security:

  • We use information to detect and prevent fraudulent activities, unauthorized access, and other security issues.

4. Sharing Your Information:

a. With Other Users:

  • Your contact information, as provided in ads, may be visible to other users interested in your product or service.

b. Service Providers:

  • We may share information with third-party service providers who assist us in delivering our services, provided they agree to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

c. Legal Compliance:

  • We may disclose information when required by law or to protect our rights and the safety of users.

5. Your Choices:

a. Account Settings:

  • You can manage your account settings, including communication preferences, by logging into your account.

b. Opt-Out:

  • You can opt-out of promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in the email.

6. Data Security:

We employ industry-standard measures to safeguard your information. However, no method of transmission or storage is entirely secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee absolute security.

7. Changes to the Privacy Policy:

We may update this Privacy Policy periodically. Changes will be effective upon posting, and your continued use of Authentic Baltimore constitutes your acceptance of these changes.

8. Contact Us:

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at sdaniels@baltimoreheritagearea.org.

By using Authentic Baltimore, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and agree to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information as described herein.

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