When you join BidRobot, we ask for some information that will identify you to us as a user. This information includes your name, email address, eBay username and eBay password. We require your eBay username and password in order to place bids on your behalf. Without these, BidRobot could not place a bid on eBay for you. We also ask you to supply a handful of demographic statistics. This is for aggregate purposes only. It is not stored with your other information, and can not ever be associated with you or your account - even by BidRobot. We also collect statistical data about the bids being placed by the BidRobot servers. This information is also aggregrate, and is not associated with you or your account.
What do you do with this information?
BidRobot never supplies your personal information to any third party. We will occasionally use your email address to send you information regarding BidRobot and the services we provide. The demographic information we collect is supplied to our advertisers in a summarized form, and never contains any member information. Your eBay username and password are stored securely in our database, and can only be changed by yourself once you have logged into the system. This username and password is transmitted to eBay when BidRobot places a bid on your behalf. The information we collect about bids is summarized, and we provide basic information to our advertisers on the general product categories our members are interested in. Again - your personal information is never provided to any third party.
Is my information secure?
Your personal information is protected by your password. Never share this password with anyone. BidRobot will never contact you unsolicited to ask for your password. We have taken steps to ensure our databases are secure, and are confident in our ability to keep your information safe. However, please note that the bid pages on eBay are not encrypted, and therefore when BidRobot, or yourself for that matter, places a bid - your username and password is sent over the Internet without encryption. Because of this, BidRobot can not guarantee 100% protection of your password when a bid is being placed.
BidRobot stores a cookie on your computer to track you while you are on the site. The information in this cookie is a string of characters that is meaningless to everyone and everything except our server. No personal information or bid information is stored in the cookie. The information in the cookie can not be used by another individual to gain access to your account information.
Membership TermsBy joining BidRobot, you agree to the following terms of membership.
You understand that while BidRobot makes every effort to ensure that bids are placed successfully, we do not guarantee the success of any bid you attempt to place through eBay. We do not take any responsibility for any losses you incur due to lost, misplaced, or incorrect bids.
While we take every precaution to protect your account information, you understand that the communications between eBay and BidRobot is not encrypted, and therefore we can not guarantee 100% safety of your password. This is not a design flaw of BidRobot, it is the technical nature of eBay's bid pages. If you any have questions or concerns with the terms of membership, please contact us, and we will be happy to discuss them with you.