Privacy & Policy

1. Our Privacy Policy

We need to process your personal information to run our business and provide our users with the Services. By accepting our Terms of Use, you are confirming that you have read and understand this policy, including how and why we use your information. If you don’t want us to collect or process your personal information in the ways described in this policy, you shouldn’t use the Services. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies or practices of any of our members, websites hosted through Pattern by Omega MarketPlace, third-party websites, or third-party apps.

Omega MarketPlace’s Terms of Use require all account owners to be at least 18 years of age. Minors under 18 years of age and at least 13 years of age are permitted to use Omega MarketPlace's Services only if they have the appropriate permission and direct supervision by the owner of the account. Children under age 13 are not permitted to use Omega MarketPlace or the Services. You are responsible for any and all account activity conducted by a minor on your account.

By using the Services, you acknowledge that Omega MarketPlace will use your information in the United States, Ireland, and any other country where Omega MarketPlace operates. Please be aware that the privacy laws and standards in certain countries, including the rights of authorities to access your personal information, may differ from those that apply in the country in which you reside. We will transfer personal information only to those countries to which we are permitted by law to transfer personal information, and we will take steps to ensure that your personal information continues to enjoy appropriate protections. Please read on to learn more about how we protect personal information that’s transferred outside of Europe.

2. Information Collected or Received

In the course of providing our Services, we collect or receive your personal information in a few different ways. Often, you choose what information to provide, but sometimes we require certain information for you to use and for us to provide you the Services.

Registration, Account Setup, Service Usage: In order to use the Services, you need to provide us with a valid email address, and for Services that require registration, a name associated with your account that you can choose to represent your identity on Omega MarketPlace. You may review, change, or remove that name through your account settings. You need to provide this information to enable us to provide you with the Services. Depending on which services you choose to use, additional information, such as a shop name, billing and payment information (including billing contact name, address, telephone number, credit card information), a telephone number, and/or a physical postal address, may be necessary in order for us to provide a particular service. You are not required to provide us with this information to sign up, but we will need it to provide certain services. For example, we need a physical postal address if you are buying something on the Site for delivery. As an Omega MarketPlace seller, if you choose to use our payment service ("Omega MarketPlace Payments"), Omega MarketPlace may require information such as your full name, social security number, identification ID or tax ID, date of birth, bank account information, photograph, credit card information, and/or other proof of identification in order to verify your identity, provide this service to you, and comply with applicable law. In addition, as a user of Omega MarketPlace’s services Omega MarketPlace may require this information from you in order to provide you with services (including, for example, to verify ownership of an account, to mitigate fraud and abuse on the platform, or to complete a transaction as a buyer or seller). We may need to store credit card information (or arrange for it to be stored) and use it for both billing and payment purposes. Depending on your local jurisdiction, you can also choose to allow us to save your credit card information to facilitate the checkout process for future purchases. If you're an Omega MarketPlace buyer in the EEA, which comprises the EU, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein, you may be asked to authenticate your payment when you place your order. To authenticate a payment, you will need to respond to a prompt from your card issuer and provide additional information. Depending on your card issuer, this additional information may include a correct response to a question, a password, or a passcode. Omega MarketPlace may contact individual shop owners confidentially to request more information about their shops or items listed through the Services, or to ensure compliance with our rules and applicable law. In order to use certain products or services on Omega MarketPlace, you may be required to complete an application; information that you submit through the application process will not be displayed publicly and will only be used internally by Omega MarketPlace, unless otherwise specified.

Profile: You may provide your name and other personal information (such as birthday, gender, location) in connection with your account and activity. You can edit or remove this information through your account settings.

The name associated with your account, which you may review and change in your account settings, is publicly displayed and connected to your Omega MarketPlace activity. Other people may see the date you joined; ratings, reviews, and related photos for items you purchased or sold; your profile information; items you listed for sale; your shop pages and policies; your Favorites, followers, and those you follow; sold item listings and the number of items sold; comments you post in our community spaces; and information you decide to share via social networks.

Automated Information: Omega MarketPlace automatically receives and records information from your browser or your mobile device when you visit the Site or use the Apps or use certain other Services, such as your IP address or unique device identifier, cookies, and data about which pages you visit and how you interact with those pages in order to allow us to operate and provide the Services. This information is stored in log files and is collected automatically. Omega MarketPlace may also receive similar information (like, for example, IP addresses and actions taken on the device) provided by a connected Internet of Things device such as a voice-activated assistant or Smart TV. We may combine this information from your browser or your mobile device with other information that we or our partners collect about you, including across devices. This information is used to prevent fraud and to keep the Services secure, to analyze and understand how the Services work for members and visitors, and to provide advertising, including across your devices, and a more personalized experience for members and visitors.

We may also automatically collect device-specific information when you install, access, or use our Services. This information may include information such as the hardware model, operating system information, app version, app usage and debugging information, browser information, IP address, and device identifiers. For more information about these online tools and how we use them, see our Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy and “Information Uses, Sharing, & Disclosure” section below.

Location Information: We may collect information about your use of the Services for advertising, for analytics, to serve content, and to protect the Services. This may include your IP address, browser information (including referrers), device information (such as iOS IDFA, IDFV for limited non-advertising purposes, Android AAID, and, when enabled by you, location information provided by your device). When you use the Apps, you may choose to share your geolocation details with Omega MarketPlace in order to use functions like our local marketplace, maps, and for in-person sales (although you don't need to share these details). You may choose to publish your location when you sell on Omega MarketPlace.

We may obtain location information you provide in your profile or your IP address. With your consent, we may also determine location by using other information from your device, such as precise location information from GPS or information about wireless networks or cell towers near your mobile device. We may use and store information about your location to provide features and to improve and customize the Services, for example, for Omega MarketPlace’s internal analytics and performance monitoring; localization, regional requirements, and policies for the Services; for local content, search results, and recommendations; for shipping and mapping services; and (using non-precise location information) marketing. If you have consented to share your precise device location details but would no longer like to continue sharing that information with us, you may revoke your consent to the sharing of that information through the settings on the Apps or on your mobile device. Certain non-precise location services, such as for security and localized policies based on your IP address or submitted address, are critical for the site to function. We will only share your geolocation details with third parties (like our mapping, payments, or, to the extent applicable, advertising providers) in order to provide you with the Services. You may also choose to enable the Apps to access your mobile device’s camera to upload photographs to Omega MarketPlace.

Analytics Information: We use data analytics to ensure site functionality and improve the Services. In addition to web analytics, we use mobile analytics software to allow us to understand the functionality of the Apps on your phone. This software may record information such as how often you use the Apps, what happens within the Apps, aggregated usage, performance data, app errors and debugging information, and where the Apps were downloaded from. We do not link the information we store within the analytics software to any personally identifiable information that you submit within the mobile application. For more information, see Omega MarketPlace's Cookies and Similar Technologies Policy and Disclosures.

Information from Third Parties: Some members or visitors may choose to connect to Omega MarketPlace or register an Omega MarketPlace account using an external third-party application, such as Facebook, or an app developed using Omega MarketPlace's API. Omega MarketPlace may receive information from those connected third-party applications. Connecting your Omega MarketPlace account to third-party applications or services is optional. If you choose to connect your account to a third-party application, Omega MarketPlace may receive information from that application. We may also collect public information in order to connect with you. We may use that information as part of providing the Services to you. You can also choose to share some of your activity on Omega MarketPlace on certain social media networks which are connected to your Omega MarketPlace account, and you can revoke your permission anytime in your account settings.

Non-Member Information: Omega MarketPlace may receive or obtain information (for example, an email address or IP address) about a person who is not yet a registered Omega MarketPlace member (a “non-member”) in connection with certain Omega MarketPlace features, such as when a non-member chooses to subscribe to an Omega MarketPlace newsletter, a member invites a non-member to visit the Site, a member uploads non-member information using the contact uploader feature, a non-member engages in a transaction, a member sends a gift card code to a non-member, or a non-member uses the Guest Checkout feature when making a purchase through one of the Services. Non-member information is used only for the purposes disclosed when it was submitted to Omega MarketPlace, for purposes necessary to the functioning of Omega MarketPlace's services or where Omega MarketPlace has a legitimate interest, as disclosed in Section 7 below, or to facilitate action authorized by a member or the non-member.

Pattern by Omega MarketPlace: We also collect certain information from both members and non-members who visit websites hosted by us. This information may include your IP address or unique device identifier, and cookies and data from the pages you visit. To learn more about websites hosted by us through Pattern by Omega MarketPlace, see our Pattern Policy. For more information on our use of cookies and collection of tracking information, see our Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy or “Information Uses, Sharing, & Disclosure” section below.

3. Choice & Control

We know that members of our community value having control over their own information, so Omega MarketPlace gives you the choice of providing, editing, or removing certain information, as well as choices about how we contact you. You may change or correct your Omega MarketPlace account information through your account settings. You may also remove certain optional information that you no longer wish to be publicly visible through the Services, such as your name. You can also request the deletion of the personal information in your account.

Depending on your location, you may also have certain additional rights with respect to your information, such as: (i) data access and portability (including the right to obtain a copy of your personal data you provided to Omega MarketPlace, via your settings); (ii) data correction (including the ability to update your personal data, in many cases via settings); (iii) data deletion (including the right to have Omega MarketPlace delete your personal information, except information we are required to retain by law, regulation, or to protect the safety, security, and integrity of Omega MarketPlace, by contacting us); and/or, (iv) withdrawal of consent or objection to processing (including, in limited circumstances, the right to ask Omega MarketPlace to stop processing your personal data, with some exceptions, by contacting us).

We use non-technically necessary cookies and similar technologies. A more detailed explanation of the technologies we use, and how to opt out when applicable, can be found in Omega MarketPlace’s Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy.

You may also control the receipt of certain types of communications from Omega MarketPlace in your account settings. Omega MarketPlace may send you messages about the Services or your activity. Some of these messages are required, service-related messages for members (such as transactional messages or legal notices). Other messages are not required, such as newsletters. You can control which optional messages you choose to receive by changing your account settings, and you can learn more in the “Messages from Omega MarketPlace” section of this policy.

We partner with third parties to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third-party partners may use cookies or similar technologies in order to provide you with advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you have chosen to connect your account to an external third-party application, such as Facebook, or an app developed using the API, you can change your settings and remove permission for the app by changing your account settings.

If you no longer wish to use the Services or receive service-related messages (except for legally required notices), then you may close your account. Click here to learn how to close your account.

Many changes that you make to your account settings are updated immediately, but some may take a few days to take effect, particularly those that impact email or marketing preferences. Some major requests, such as changes to billing information or account data deletion, may require verification of identity before they can be processed.

4. Findability

You may choose to connect directly with your email service provider, your mobile device’s address book, or a social network account to import your contacts to Omega MarketPlace. We do not retain the login information for your email service, mobile device, or social network site. You may be able to search for people you know by email address or phone number on the Site or by connecting to your mobile device’s contact list through the Apps. Finding your friends on Omega MarketPlace helps you connect with them on our platform. For example, you can follow another member’s public activity, such as public Favorites. When you begin following another member’s activity, they will receive an email notification (if the member has consented to receiving this type of email).

If you do not want your contacts to be able to find you on Omega MarketPlace through your email address, phone number, or social networking connections, then you may change your findability through your account settings. If you do not wish to be located on Omega MarketPlace via your name, you can remove your name and instead may use a nickname or alias as your name in your public account information.

5. Messages from Omega MarketPlace

On occasion, Omega MarketPlace may need to contact you. Primarily, these messages are delivered by email, Omega MarketPlace Messages, or by push notifications for a variety of reasons, including marketing, transactions, and service update purposes. If you no longer wish to receive push notifications, you can disable them at device level. You can opt out of receiving marketing communications via email or Messages in your account settings or by following the unsubscribe link in any marketing email you receive. To ensure you properly receive notifications, we will need to collect certain information about your device, such as operating system and user identification information. Every account is required to keep a valid email address on file to receive messages. Omega MarketPlace may also contact you by telephone to provide member support or for transaction-related purposes if you request that we call you. Additionally, and with your consent, Omega MarketPlace may send you an SMS (or similar) message in order to provide you with customer support or to provide you with information about products and features that you may find of interest. You may update your contact preferences in your account settings.

Some messages from Omega MarketPlace are service-related and necessary for members and Guest Checkout users. You agree that Omega MarketPlace can send you non-marketing emails, Omega MarketPlace Messages, or messages, such as those related to transactions, your account, security, or product changes. Examples of service-related messages include an email address confirmation/welcome email when you register your account, notification of an order, service availability, modification of key features or functions, relaying Messages with buyers, and correspondence with Omega MarketPlace’s Support team.

When you register for an account, subscribe to a newsletter, or provide us with your email address or phone number such as for a Guest Checkout purchase, you receive notice of and agree (in some jurisdictions and situations, by an additional unambiguous consent) to receive marketing emails and messages from us. You can unsubscribe at any time from marketing emails or messages through the opt-out link included in marketing emails or messages. Members may also control which marketing emails or messages they receive from Omega MarketPlace through their account settings. Please note that some changes to your account settings may take a few days to take effect.

A contact-importer feature is available to help you locate and connect with your friends and contacts who may be members of Omega MarketPlace (see the "Findability" section above for more information). If someone in your contact list is not already a member, you may invite them to join Omega MarketPlace, and an email will be sent to them on your behalf. Recipients of email invitations may opt out of receiving future invitations by following instructions in the email invitation message. You may send an invitation only to someone who has given you consent to receive one.