Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect from you and what we do with that data. The privacy practices of this notice apply to the site. As described below, some of your personally identifiable information is used by CardShark and disclosed to third parties. By accepting the Member Agreement, you expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of the CardShark Member Agreement.

CardShark strives to protect our customer’s privacy. Our primary goal in collecting personal information from you is to provide you with the best experience possible while using the CardShark site. We do not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to 3rd parties for marketing purposes. We do use these data to provide optimal services and features that meet your needs, and to customize our service to make you experience easier and quicker.

Except as expressly written in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. CardShark may use third party advertisers who adhere to their own privacy customs and policies. If you following a link from the CardShark site and subsequently disclose your personal information to another party, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies of that third party.

To fully use our services, you will need to register using our online registration form, where you will be required to provide us with your contact information. Individuals who register for this free service may choose to provide us with limited demographic information that we use to better understand our customer base, and potentially to sell advertising. We may target ads individually to customers that fit specific profiles. This information is only disclosed in aggregate form, and we will never associate your name and contact information with your demographic profile. We collect the following information through our online registration process:

  • Username
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Password
  • Email address
  • Address, city, state/province, postal code and country
  • Birthdate (Optional)
  • Backup email (Optional)
  • How you heard about CardShark (Optional)
  • Your preference to receive CardShark email newsletters, promotional emails, and email from CardShark partners

If you were referred to CardShark from another web site, that web site may send us information that you provided to them. We will collect, use, and protect the information they provide to us, just as if you provided it to us.

A cookie is a message given to a web browser by a web server. When you browse the web, any cookies that servers might send to your browser are stored in your computer's memory. When you exit your browser, any that haven't expired are written to a file (called a 'cookie') so they can be reloaded the next time you use your browser. Cookies can only be sent to and read by the server that originally generated them. We use cookies to provide you with a more personalized experience, and to track your use of the CardShark site. You may choose to deny cookies if your web browser permits it, but certain features of the website may not work as expected if you do so.

CardShark automatically stores information about purchase and sale transactions. We also collect information about your activities on the site. We primarily use your personal information to facilitate our services. Since we serve as a venue between buyers and sellers, we ask each user for some personal information before he or she can buy or sell items on the CardShark site. Among other purposes, this information is used to facilitate transactions and the shipping or exchange of merchandise. We will use your contact information to send you notices regarding your activity on the CardShark site and your transactions with others.

We also use your information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyze site usage, to improve our content and product offerings, and to customize CardShark site's content, layout and services. Our primary goal is to provide you with the best experience possible while using CardShark.

We use your information to alert you to new products, features, and happenings on the CardShark site. You have the ability to select whether you wish to receive these marketing notices on your My Account page on the CardShark site.

If you participate in a transaction, you will receive the other party's contact information (as a seller), and may receive the seller's contact information when you receive the items (as a buyer). By registering on the CardShark site, your username will appear next to an item you list for sale. Any person browsing the Internet can view this name, therefore if this name is your email address you could have unwanted email sent to you..

We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement, other government officials, or third parties attempting to enforce their intellectual or other property rights as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us to legal liability.

We use third party service providers to help with certain aspects of operations that may require disclosure of your personal information to them. For example, we may use a third party service provider to serve ads or deliver some or all of the email sent as part of the CardShark site's normal operation. We will place extensive contractual confidentiality restrictions on the ability of these third parties to use and disclose your personal information except as necessary to perform the services they are asked to perform, and they are prohibited from selling or disclosing your personally identifiable information to third parties.

If you are involved in a transaction with another user you might receive their contact information. By entering into our Member Agreement, you agree that, with respect to other user's personally identifiable information that you obtain through the CardShark site or through any related communication or transaction, we hereby grant to you a license to use such information only for: (a) CardShark site communications that are not unsolicited commercial messages, (b) using third party services offered through the CardShark site (e.g. escrow, insurance, shipping and fraud complaints), and (c) any other purpose that such user expressly opts into after adequate disclosure of the purpose(s). In all cases, you must give users an opportunity to remove themselves from your database and a chance to review what information you have collected about them. In addition, under no circumstances, can you disclose personally identifiable information about another user to any third party without our consent and the consent of such other user after adequate disclosure.

Spam is considered to be unsolicited junk physical mail or electronic mail. As a CardShark member you are not licensed to add any user, even a user who has purchased an item from you, to your mailing list (email or physical mail) without their consent.

We make every effort and follow industry standard practices to safeguard the confidentiality of each user's personal information.

Persons under the age of 18 years old are not eligible to use CardShark.

Policies effective: May 15, 2015