Privacy & Security - The Local Flea

Privacy & Security

September 7th, 2016

Our Core Principles

Here at The Local Flea, we want you to be in control of your information and get the most from it. While this privacy policy is specifically about how we collect and use your information, we have the following core principles by which we will abide. Even as the details in the rest of this privacy policy may change, these core principles will remain constant.

  • Your information on the The Local Flea service belongs to you.
  • We will help you to control your information.
  • We will tell you what we do with your information.
  • We will never spam you or abuse your information.


What types of information are we talking about?

  1. Information you provide to us; and
  2. Information that we collect when you use our website and Services (Services are defined in our Terms of Service).
Information You Provide to Us

When you register with The Local Flea, you provide us with information to register and set up an account, including email, name, and billing and credit card information if you are buying or selling items ("Account Data"). We use this information to provide you the Services and send you Service related notices (including any notices required by law).

We also use your Account Data and data related to your use of the Service to inform you about the Service (such as newsletters, updates to features of the Service), and special offers and promotions from The Local Flea or our partners.

If you correspond with The Local Flea, we may retain the content of your messages, your email address and our responses.

If you invite a friend to try The Local Flea through our Service, we will use that friend's email address for the sole purpose of sending your invitation.


Information that We Collect When You Use the Website and Services

When you use the The Local Flea websites and services (such as this one), we and our partners use cookies, pixel tags, or similar technologies to help us improve your experience; deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our service and other websites; analyze products and services, and the use of those products and services; and to better understand your online activity.

While our Services may not operate properly without these technologies, you can set your web browser to refuse all cookies.

Also, for more information about Internet-based ads, or to opt out of having your online information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit and


How We Share Your Information

Personally Identifiable Information: The Local Flea will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others and will not share it with others, except as follows:

  • The Local Flea may disclose such information (a) if we are required to do so by law or subpoena, (b) to enforce our terms and policies; or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of The Local Flea, our users or others.
  • We may store information in physical locations outside the direct control of The Local Flea (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).
  • The Local Flea may share your information with trusted third party service providers that The Local Flea has contracted with to provide you the Service.
  • The Local Flea may share your information with trusted third party service providers that The Local Flea has contracted with to provide advertising services using information that our customers provide. If you prefer that The Local Flea not share your information with these third party service providers, you can opt out by emailing us at
  • The Local Flea may transfer such information if The Local Flea is acquired as a business or its assets are sold, as is typical when a business is acquired or merged.


How We Protect Your Information

The Local Flea employs well-established security measures to safeguard our systems and your information. However, we cannot control all the individuals and activities on the internet and elsewhere, and therefore cannot guarantee that such information will never be compromised.


Links to External Servers and other Web Sites and Services

When you link to or interact with the External Servers, or other websites or services, our Privacy Policy no longer applies and you are subject to that website's or service's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies so you understand how they treat your information.


Notification Procedures

It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, through posting of such notice on our web page, or by other reasonable means, as determined by The Local Flea in its sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you.


U.S. Based Service

Our center of operation is in the United States. Your data is held in the United States and transactions are processed in US Dollars on servers in the United States. As such, all data is held in accordance with United States laws and procedures which differ from those in other regions of the world, such as the European Union. By using this service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to these data policies.


Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our website to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page, unless we state otherwise.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our data practices, please contact us at

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