Tidewater Auctions, LLC (“Tidewater”) operates the website www.tidewaterauctions.com. It is Tidewater's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.


Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Tidewater collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Tidewater’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Tidewater’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Tidewater may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Tidewater also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for users that subscribe our electronic mailing list.


Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Tidewater’s website choose to interact with Tidewater in ways that require Tidewater to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Tidewater gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, if you subscribe to our electronic mailing list or contact us through our feedback form, we collect your e-mail address. Tidewater does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.


Aggregated Statistics

Tidewater may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. Tidewater may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Tidewater does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.


Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Tidewater discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Tidewater’s behalf or to provide services available at Tidewater’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Tidewater’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Tidewater will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Tidewater discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Tidewater believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Tidewater, third parties or the public at large. If you are a user of Tidewater’s website and have supplied your e-mail address, Tidewater may occasionally send you an e-mail to tell you about new auctions, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Tidewater. If you send us a question (for example via a support e-mail or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Tidewater takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.



A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Tidewater uses cookies to help Tidewater identify and track visitors, their usage of Tidewater’s website, and their website access preferences. Tidewater visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Tidewater’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Tidewater’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Business Transfers

If Tidewater, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Tidewater goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Tidewater may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.



Any advertisements appearing on any of our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows advertisement networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Tidewater and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Tidewater may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Tidewater’s sole discretion, without notification to anyone. Tidewater encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


Revised: September 1, 2013