A bit of bling - buying quality jewellery online
On a recent trip to Sydney, my new boyfriend couldn’t help but notice that I liked to pause and look at jewellery shops. Doesn’t every woman love a bit of bling? I certainly do, and perhaps, just perhaps, I like to daydream about a present of bling from the man I love. But as a frugalista, I certainly do not like paying top dollar for it. Nor do I want my man to.A guy at work is thinking about buying something special for his girlfriend. Yes, he is ready to pop the question and he wants to do it properly. The convention wisdom is that he must invest two months’ worth of wages into the ring. In an era when wages are stagnant and many young people are struggling to get a foothold into the housing market, spending a small fortune on a rock seems criminal. But what options are there for a groom to be who wants to show the love he feels for the woman of his dreams? Well, he could forgo an engagement ring entirely. But many men are too scared that they would be viewed as cheap or uncaring. Then there is the story of a friend of a friend who broke up with her long-term boyfriend because the rock he gave her when he proposed wasn’t big enough. No man wants that to happen. Another alternative is to forego the expensive jewellery store in search of better value options online. Jewellery stores have a huge mark-up on the product. It is not their fault: they need to pay for rent (often in shopping centres or prestigious suburbs), hire staff, install expensive display cases and downlighting that helps diamonds sparkle. Further, they need to stand by and wait as people try on rings, and try on more rings, and try to decide if the ring would be the perfect fit. Or not. I walked into a jewellery store recently and I had three people waiting on me – oh the pressure! I almost bought something just to keep them happy.I was first made aware of why the best bargains are not in jewellery store by chatting with a taxi driver. I love chatting with taxi drivers – they are always so full of stories. This one admitted he used to be a jeweler. He described the industry as criminal; jewelers like himself struggled to find a creative outlet as most product was imported in bulk and sold at a high margin. Yep, most jewellery in stores in Australia are expensive relative to what you can get elsewhere. A more cost-effective way to purchase is to buy online. You can save up to 80% on costs this way (and yes, I have been browsing – as I said, I may be frugal but I LOVE a bit of bling). The advantage of shopping online is that it foregoes the middleman, so you are dealing directly with the shop – and in often cases with the designer him/herself. You would be surprised how few physical jewellery stores have a designer in the shop these days. Most jewellery is purchased from overseas, and very little is custom made. But isn’t it dangerous, you might ask? Not if you use a shop that has trusted reviews, on a platform you trust such as Ebay or Etsy. Using a credit card or Paypal also gives you added consumer protections. These provide you with more than if, say, go into a jewellery store and pay with cash. You should also insist on documentation that shows the providence of whatever you purchase. If purchasing a diamond, or other precious or semi-precious stones, make sure they have been ethically sourced. Why taint your love by buying a blood conflict diamond? Buying a diamond with Kimberly process accreditation is important and brings you peace of mind. One often overlooked source of quality and affordable jewellery is online auctions such as Allbids. Allbids has a range of premium, antique and vintage jewellery. If you are savvy shopper, you can pick up some real bargains. Apart from the significant cost saving, an advantage is that you can find pieces that are unique and that will really stand out. The craftmanship that goes into some vintage pieces is amazing – they don’t make jewellery like they used to. And yes, the vintage look is coming back, what’s old is new again, with rose gold pieces leading the way. It goes also with the whole Boho bride look that is very popular at the moment. Last time I looked (okay, I admit it, I look at online jewellery more than I should) there was an old-fashioned gold shield pendant necklace, Mikimoto pearl earrings, several solitaire diamond rings and sapphire jewellery for auction at tempting bargain prices. Did I mention that I like bling?  A further advantage of buying from Allbids at auction is that you know what you are getting. Allbids has a professional valuer on staff, who examines pieces and determine their true worth before they are placed online. Allbids also offers a free appraisal service for people who are thinking of selling pieces. Which is handy for people like me who have jewellery from earlier relationships, or who have inherited pieces that don’t really suit (or fit). I have been stalking Allbids’ online jewellery selection for a while now, and I must say that I like what I see. I also like how easy it is to register to bid online, and the thrill of seeing if I have been successful or not. This is definitely an option for someone who is looking for an affordable alternative to the traditional.This is a sponsored blog post. All views are Ms Frugal Ears own. And yes, I really do like bling, I like many of the pieces I have seen on Allbids, and I really do like getting a bargain by buying at auction.

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25/10/2017
Delivery/Pickup
Each auction listing will clearly identify how you can take delivery of the item you are bidding on. Some listings would have description “Local Pickup or Contact us for Freight” which means item is available for local pickup only, however you can contact AllBids to arrange a Freight (charges applicable). Some auction listings would have both options “Freight or Local Pickup”Whereas some items might also be delivery only as they aren’t shipped from the warehouse and are “Freight Only”Large items like industrial equipment and cars might be local pick up only. Make sure you check the item description to understand what freight charges might be applicable to your winning bid. If your item is less than 25kg you can use the freight calculator to determine the cost of delivery to your door. Just enter the postcode or suburb name and click on “Calculate”. If you are logged in it will automatically display the freight amount.

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1/02/2017
Looking for specific vehicle
Simply navigate to allbids.com.au and select AllBids Car Auctions. Use the 'Refine search' option to select the make/model/year etc. vehicle that you are looking for.

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1/02/2017
Inspection of the Items
We have a Canberra warehouse where we store a lot of our items. This means you can inspect pretty much anything you want to bid on. If the Item is not located in our warehouse, we expressly state that on the listing and you will need to contact ALLBIDS to enquire about the available time and conditions for viewing.We also provide our buyers with confidence that the items are as described. If you cannot inspect the item physically but need more information you can ask a question online and we will get back to you within 4 business hours.

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1/02/2017
Online Auction Process
You may bid by placing an Instant bid or by placing a maximum bid (Proxy Bid)If you bid at an online auction by placing maximum bid (Proxy bid), you are responsible for monitoring the online auction in which you are participating and acting in the auction by instructing Proxy bid with your bids.Proxy bid will always start at the bid increment above the starting bid or the current highest bid. If you want to match a current or starting bid you must submit a normal bid.If you do not leave a Proxy bid amount, the bid amount that will appear when you submit a normal bid will apply.An online auction will start at the specified time and bidding will start at the nominated minimum starting price.All bids placed at an online auction must be made on a per-item basis, and may only be increased by multiples of the posted bid increment.

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1/02/2017
Extended time for Online Auction
Every auction closes at the end of the time period specified for that online auction where there are no new bids during the 5 minutes immediately preceding the end of the time period specified. If there are any successful bids on a particular lot/item within 5 minutes of the close of the online auction (the going, going, gone period), the auction will continue to be extended until there are no more within the Refresh Period. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Refresh Period may vary from time to time by a number of seconds. ALLBIDS accepts no responsibility for any circumstances or incidents arising as a result of any slight variations that may occur in the Refresh Period

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1/02/2017
Last Call for Bids
All auctions are set to close at a certain time.If a winning bid is placed within the last 5 minutes of the set closing time, the closing time will be extended automatically by a further 5 minutes.If a bid is placed within 1 minute of closing time, and that bid is immediately beaten by another bidder's proxy bid, the auction will be extended for 1 minute to give you a chance to rebid.This likens the Auction to live auction where the bidding only ends when everyone is certain they do not want to place a further bid. It also stops the winning bidder “sniping” a bid 1 second before the end of an auction.How it works:
  • Auction closes at 7.30:00 PM
  • The bidding is at $90A bid is placed at $100 at 7:29:10 PM
  • The new close time for the auction is set at 7:35:00 PM
  • At 7.30:00 the last call comes again.
  • If there is a winning bid placed between 7:30:00 PM and 7:35:00 PM the new close will be 7:40:00 PM.
Example of a 1 min Extension for bids that got beaten by proxy:
  • Auction closes at 7.30:00 PMThe bidding is at $90
  • A bid is placed at $100 at 7:29:30 PM, but get beaten by a proxy bid.
  • The bidding is at $105
  • The new close time for the auction is set at 7.30:30 PM
  • If there is a winning bid placed between 7:29:30 PM and 7:30:30 PM the new close will be 7:35:30 PM.

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1/02/2017
Buyer's Premium
ALLBIDS charges a Buyer’s Premium on the final price of all auctions. The Buyer’s Premium is a percentage of the winning bid price, which is paid to ALLBIDS as an auctioneer’s fee.The Buyer’s Premium differentiates the auction market from the retail market as buyers are allowed to set their own price. The Buyer’s Premium may vary and usually relates to the extra costs that may be incurred when handling certain items.So if the winning bid (Bid Price) is $50 and it has a 15% Buyers Premium, then the buyer will be invoiced $57.50

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1/01/2017
Buyer's Terms and Conditions
The text below is our user site agreement. These are the terms and conditions required for access to bid, buy and sell on ALLBIDS. Please read completely before proceding with your account registration.Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. Upon completion and submission of your registration details (and for all bidding conducted by you under those details), you are deemed to have accepted, and will be bound by these Terms and Conditions, as amended and varied from time to time.We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions from time to time. We recommend you review these periodically to check for any changes. We may suspend or terminate your account if you are suspected or found to have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with the site.

Registration

You must register your details with us to use this service (your “Account”). Registration is free and does not oblige you to purchase anything.You must not register with a username that is confusing, deceptive, inappropriate or offensive. ALLBIDS remains the sole judge of the suitability of usernames and reserves the right to alter your username, to request that your username be altered, to restrict you from bidding on the basis of your username or to take any other reasonable action in relation to your username.You must provide ALLBIDS with a correct name and accurate contact details when registering an account. Providing ALLBIDS with false or misleading information will not absolve you of any of your obligations as a bidder.

Eligibility to Participate

In order to use this service you must have the legal capacity to enter into contractual arrangements. This means that you are unable to use the ALLBIDS service if you are under 18 years of age or otherwise legally prohibited from entering into binding contracts.

Deposits

ALLBIDS may – at its discretion – require a deposit to be placed by a buyer in order to bid, or in order to bid beyond a certain amount. Unless otherwise stated, these deposits are fully refundable to the buyer, minus any fees that you are obliged to pay ALLBIDS: including storage and other fees outlined in these Terms & Conditions. Deposits and credits to your account for bidding purposes, promotional purposes, refunds and vendor payments will expire if unused after 18 months.

Your Obligations As Bidder

When you use the Service and bid on an item during an online auction conducted on our Site, you are making an offer to buy the item at your bid price. If your bid price is the Winner’s Bid Amount, you will be the Winning Bidder and are obliged to purchase the item you have bid for and pay the Winner’s Bid Amount, plus any additional charges that you may be obliged to pay. REMEMBER: When you make a bid you are entering into a legally binding contract. Do not bid on an item unless you are able and willing to pay for it.It is your responsibility to read the Product Information and Sale Overview about any item we post for auction on the Site.You must not rely solely on the title summary or any photographs of the item posted on the Site for a complete description of an item. The photograph and description of the item are intended to serve as a guide only and must not be used to form a final opinion of the item’s suitability. ALLBIDS makes all best efforts to accurately describe all items on the site but is not responsible for any discrepancies or omissions which may exist in the description. It is ultimately your responsibility as a bidder to form your own view on the accuracy of an item’s description prior to bidding.Please make sure you understand the delivery and payment terms, including any addendum to those terms and conditions as outlined in the item’s description or in the Sale Overview. Note that a Buyer’s Premium, and other charges such as a delivery fee, will apply to most online auctions.You must not engage in bid manipulation. Bid manipulation is any practice which unfairly induces other users to make bids or controls the bid price. This includes (but is not limited to) bidding in a way that pulls other bidders to their maximum bid, retracting the high bid, and then re-bidding at a small increment above the legitimate high bidder or employing Shill Bidding, which is, the use of secondary registrations, associates or aliases to artificially raise the bidding on an item). Buyers are also prohibited from communicating with each other for the common purpose of manipulating the final purchase price of an item.

Your Obligation To Pay

If you are the Winning Bidder on an online auction, you must pay the following fees within 72 hours after making the Winning Bid:
  • The Winning Bid Amount;
  • The Buyer's Premium;
  • Any Delivery Fees agreed to;
  • Any Storage Fees per lot per day should items not be collected within the 72 hour collection period.
Title of Goods does not pass to the successful bidder until full payment is made.Notwithstanding that a Winning Bidder may have been notified of their placement of the Winner’s Bid Amount, we may at our sole discretion choose to withdraw and not proceed with completion of the sale of the item in circumstances including (but not limited to) where:
  • The credit card payment is not processed in the first run due to card entry errors (including an incorrect or expired card expiry date) made by the Winning Bidder;
  • There are insufficient funds/the credit limit is insufficient to cover the sum of the Invoice Amount or if the Invoice Amount exceeds $5,000;
  • If the Winning Bidder fails to make payment of the Invoice Amount into a bank account nominated by us within 72 hours of the Winning Bidder placing the Winner’s Bid Amount;
  • We are unable to contact the Winning Bidder for any reason.
If you fail to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions, any monies which you paid to us upon deposit on account of any purchases of an item shall be forfeited absolutely and we shall be at liberty to take legal action for recovery of the balance of the Invoice Amount and any other amounts as may be owing to us pursuant to these Terms and Conditions.If you fail or refuse to pay the full amount in the required timeframe, ALLBIDS reserves the right to charge a Renege Fee. The Renege Fee is not refundable if payment for the lot is made after the Renege Fee has been applied. Storage Fees are applied separately and may be charged up until the point the Renege Fee has been applied.If you refuse or fail to settle your account balance with the necessary timeframe, ALLBIDS may refer your account to a debt collection agency. In the event of such a referral, you will be liable to pay any Debt Administration Fees in addition to the fees already owing on your account.If you are able to collect the goods from the ALLBIDS warehouse or the specified location then you must do so within 72 hours after making the Winning Bid. If you live in another State or Territory or are unable to collect the goods in person then you must arrange delivery through our website. Failure to do either of these things may result in storage fees being charged to your account.

Table of Fees Payable:

Title: Amount: Financial Basis: Application:
Buyer’s Premium Fee The Buyer's Premium Fee is applied on top of the Winning Bid and varies depending upon the Winning Bid amount. This fee covers the cost of facilitating the online auction process. Applied when a Winning Bid is made.
Delivery Fees Varies depending upon the size and quantity of the item/s. This fee covers the cost of delivering the item/s to the Winning Bidder. Applied when a customer is unable to collect the item/s from the ALLBIDS warehouse or the specified location and chooses to have the item/s delivered.
Storage Fees Varies depending upon the size and number of the goods. Calculation methods are outlined below. These fees cover the cost of storing items in ALLBIDS’ warehouse. Space is limited and goods cannot be stored for an indefinite period until the customer wishes to collect them. Applied when a customer chooses to collect their item/s from the ALLBIDS warehouse or a specified location and fails to do so within 72 hours.
Debt Administration Fees The standard rate is $45, however further charges may be added depending upon the length and difficulty of the debt recovery process. This fee covers the administrative costs incurred in referring an overdue account to a debt collection agency. Applied when the account is referred to a debt collection agency due to a failure or refusal to pay outstanding fees.
Renege Fee The standard Renege Fee is the amount of the Buyer’s Premium Associated with the relevant purchase. ALLBIDS reserves the right to add an administrative fee of $25 to the Renege Fee depending upon the nature of the purchase. This fee covers the opportunity cost of the cancelled sale and the cost of re-listing the item/s for re-sale. Applied when ALLBIDS must cancel a sale and re-list an item due to a bidder refusing or failing to pay for an item within the necessary time-frame.

The Online Auction Process

You may bid:
  • by placing a normal bid;
  • through Proxy bid.
If you bid at an online auction using Proxy bid, you are responsible for monitoring the online auction in which you are participating and acting in the auction by instructing Proxy bid with your bids.Proxy bid will always start at the bid increment above the starting bid or the current highest bid. If you want to match a current or starting bid you must submit a normal bid.If you do not leave a Proxy bid amount, the bid amount that will appear when you submit a normal bid will apply.An online auction will start at the specified time and bidding will start at the nominated minimum starting price.All bids placed at an online auction must be made on a per-item basis, and may only be increased by multiples of the posted bid increment.The auction closes at the end of the time period specified for that online auction where there are no new bids during the 5 minutes immediately preceding the end of the time period specified. If there are any successful bids on a particular lot/item within 5 minutes of the close of the online auction (the going, going, gone period), the auction will continue to be extended until there are no more within the Refresh Period. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Refresh Period may vary from time to time by a number of seconds. ALLBIDS accepts no responsibility for any circumstances or incidents arising as a result of any slight variations that may occur in the Refresh Period.The vendor of the items may place one bid on the items they put to auction on the day of closing. The vendor bid must be disclosed to ALLBIDS and will only be allowed if approved by ALLBIDS in the event that the level of the auction is substantially below an agreed liquidation value.

Processing and Technological Errors

In the event of errors in processing and/or Site downtime or any other errors or delays caused to the Site and/ or Service as a result of unforeseen technological difficulties associated with our servers, data hosting centre, internet service provider or any other reason, we hereby reserve the right to:
  • Decide (prior to or after the original time set for conclusion of the online auction) to extend an online auction for a period of time (determined at our discretion);
  • Decide (prior to or after the original time set for conclusion of the online auction) to re-open an online auction for a period of time - to be determined at our discretion;
  • Retract any Winning Bidder’s emails which may have been sent out to bidders prior to or following (as the case may be) the conclusion of an online auction;
  • Amend at any time prior to or during an online auction, the “start price” allocated to an item for sale online, but only so as to correct any errors due to processing or technological fault;
  • Void that entire online auction transaction and open the auction again at the original start prices.

Products for sale on Online Auction

In relation to the items sold in an online auction, we will endeavour to:
  • provide accurate descriptions to fairly reflect each item;
  • pass clear title to the items to you;
  • ensure that each item for auction on the Site is available at the time of the auction.
Subject to any rights you may have under the Australian Consumer Law and similar laws we do not make any promises that:
  • The items are fit for a particular purpose;
  • They are able to be repaired, replaced or serviced over and above the rights which you have under vendor’s warranties;
  • That we will be able to replace or exchange any of the items which are found to be defective on delivery.

Warranty and Indemnity

Unless specifically stated on a particular item in its description, the items bid for and purchased on this Site are sold on an 'as-is' basis without a warranty.ALLBIDS is not liable for any damages resulting from an auction, or your visit to the Site. Also, we do not guarantee secure, continuous or uninterrupted access to this Site.Under no circumstances can we, our affiliates or related entities be liable for any loss whatsoever which arises from your usage of the Site. You agree to accept sole responsibility for your usage of the Site. You agree to indemnify and hold us and (as applicable) our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees, harmless from and against any claims, demands, proceedings, losses and damages (actual, special and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, including reasonable solicitors' fees, made by any party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement or the terms and policies it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.Subject to any rights you may have under the Australian Consumer Law and similar laws we do not make any promises that:
  • The items are fit for a particular purpose;
  • They are able to be repaired, replaced or serviced over and above the rights which you have under vendor’s warranties;
  • That we will be able to replace or exchange any of the items which are found to be defective on delivery.

Rights as Agent and/or Seller

We may withdraw and / or re-offer an item from an online auction where the item:
  • Becomes unavailable due to damage;
  • Or the title to or provenance of the item is disputed;
  • Is withdrawn by the manufacturer, distributor or vendor;
  • Fails to draw a bid above the posted minimum;
  • Fails to draw any bid;
  • Has been erroneously listed twice;
  • Is incorrectly described.
We also reserve the right to change the:
  • Quantities of products posted;
  • Maximum number of items which you may bid for;
  • Bid increment during the auction
  • Time and date the auction closes

Liability and Indemnities

We are not responsible for bids not received, processed or accepted due to technical difficulties, including those online bids placed by Proxy bid. In particular, we are not responsible for any loss, liability or damage incurred by you as a result of a bid not received, processed or accepted due to technical difficulties.We provide the Site and the Service without any warranty or condition with regard to the Site’s capacity express or implied except those warranties which are implied by law. In relation to the items which we auction at the Site, we provide those warranties implied by law.Neither we nor our suppliers ("the vendors") will be liable for any lost profits or any special, incidental or consequential damages (however arising, including negligence and recklessness) arising out of or in connection with the delivery of the Service.We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the Service, and operation of the Site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control.

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Privacy Policy
We collect personal information when we provide our services to you or a client requires us to collect information on their behalf. Generally, if appropriate, we will tell you why we are collecting personal information and how we plan to use it or these things will be obvious when we collect the information.We usually collect personal information such as your contact details, job title or position, your membership of professional associations or boards, your expertise and interests and where relevant, financial information and family details. If we collect sensitive information, it will usually be for the purposes of providing our services and, if the law requires us to, we will seek your consent to collect it.

Collecting your information using this website

We generally only collect personal information from this website when it is provided voluntarily by you – for example, when you fill in a form to subscribe to our publications.When you visit this website or download information from it, our Internet Service Provider (ISP) makes a record of your visit and records the following information:
  • Your Internet Address,
  • Your domain name if applicable; and
  • The date and time of your visit to the website.
Our ISP also collects information such as the pages our users access, the documents they download, links from other sites they follow to reach our site, and the types of browser they use. However, this information is anonymous and is only used for statistical and website development purposes.

How we use and disclose your information

We use your information to provide and market our services and to enhance and develop our relationship with you. We may share your information with other members of ALLBIDS.We will handle personal information relying on the employee and related bodies corporate exemption in the Privacy Act where these exemptions are relevant.ALLBIDS is bound by professional obligations of confidentiality and legal professional privilege. We will continue to treat and protect information we receive (including any personal information) in accordance with these obligations.We use personal information to help ensure safe trading on our Site, resolve disputes, enforce our polices and User Agreement and identify and troubleshoot problems.ALLBIDS does not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. However, the following describes some of the ways your personal information may be disclosed, and by agreeing to our User Agreement and Privacy Policy you agree that your personal information may be disclosed in the following ways.

The ALLBIDS Community

You are identified on ALLBIDS by your User Name, other people can see items you are bidding on, have won or purchased in the past, have sold in the past, items you are currently selling, your ratings and comments received from other users and ratings and comments you have left to other users, your posts in the forums and so on. Your email address and contact information is available to your trading partners (members you have completed a transaction with). Note: members you have completed a transaction with can request to exchange contact details with you (name, address and phone numbers).

Legal Requests

ALLBIDS will disclose any information about you only when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law; enforce or apply our User Agreement; or protect intellectual property and other rights, property, or safety of ALLBIDS, our users, or others. ALLBIDS cooperates with law enforcement and government officials and other third parties and we can (and you authorise us to) disclose any information about you as we, in our sole discretion, believe appropriate to assist with investigations into fraud, intellectual property infringements, privacy or any other illegal activity or activity that may expose ALLBIDS to legal liability.

IMPORTANT

This contact information should only be used for resolving matters related to ALLBIDS. Any other use is strictly prohibited.Please report to us immediately if:
  • Your contact information was used for purpose unrelated to ALLBIDS business, published online or offline, or was used for the purpose of harassment.
  • You received contact information which you believe to be erroneous.
Although ALLBIDS adheres to industry standard practices to ensure your personal information is protected, due to technical limitations, we cannot and do not guarantee that your personal information will remain private as third parties may unlawfully intercept or access private communications and transmissions outside of the ALLBIDS environment.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small message given to your web browser by our web server. The browser stores the message in a text file, and the message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.We make limited use of cookies on this website. We only use cookies to improve the functionality of our website, not to store any of your personal information. For example, if we provide a notice or update regarding a significant change to the law, we may use cookies to ensure that you do not receive this notice each time you access our website.When cookies are used on this site, they are used to store information relating to your visit such as a unique identifier, or a value to indicate whether you have seen a web page. They are used to distinguish your Internet Browser from the thousands of other browsers. This site will not store personal information such as email addresses or other details in a cookie.Most Internet browsers are set up to accept cookies. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may be able to change the settings of your browser to refuse all cookies or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to your computer, giving you the choice whether to accept it or not.Security We use a variety of physical and electronic security measures including restricting physical access to our offices, firewalls and secure databases to keep personal information secure from misuse, loss or unauthorised use or disclosure.The Internet is not a secure environment. If you use the Internet to send us any information, including your email address, it is sent at your own risk.

Access

You have a right to access most personal information we hold about you. Please contact our Administration staff to ask for access to your information or if you have a complaint concerning your information privacy. We may deny your request in some circumstances, if we do this we will tell you why.

Identity Verification

We may request your personal information as well as other personal identification to verify your identity. These personal identification may include:
  • Driver License,
  • Passport,
  • Medicare Card, and/or
  • Bank Cards
ALLBIDS is a trusted online marketplace. To provide both buyers and sellers with the best service available, we may request an assistance for a Credit Reporting Body, and/or an Identity Verification body to confirm your identity. We may also disclose your information to the Credit Reporting Body if you have not met the payment obligations under the terms and conditions stated on the website.

If you have a complaint relating to privacy

If you believe we may have compromised your privacy or breached the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) or its privacy principles, you can call ALLBIDS Auctions on 02 6239 2262, email admin@allbids.com.au or write a letter addressed to our Internal Dispute Resolution Department, 7 Wiluna Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609.You will need to provide us with details of your complaint and any supporting evidence and/or information. You will receive an acknowledgement from us no later than seven (7) business days after receipt of your written complaint.We will refer your complaint to our Internal Dispute Resolution Department (IDR) and will appoint an IDR specialist to investigate your complaint and determine the steps (if any) that we will undertake to resolve your complaint.We will contact you if we require any additional information from you. You will be sent the final decision of our IDR specialist in writing no later than 15 business days after you contact us, if we have all the necessary information to make that decision.If you disagree with our decision, you may refer your complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner by visiting oaic.gov.au, calling 1300 363 992 or emailing enquiries@oaic.gov.au

Accuracy

If you think that any information we hold about you is inaccurate please contact us at: admin@ALLBIDS.com.au or on (02) 6239-2262 and we will take reasonable steps to ensure that it is corrected.

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