Cates Auction Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. We take your privacy seriously and want you to know how we use the information you provide, your access to this information, choices you have regarding use or redress, and the security of your data.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected directly on this site. We only have access to or collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will use your information to allow you to do business with us and to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside our organization other than as necessary to fulfill your request(s). Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email, phone, or messaging in the future to tell you about new listings, services, or changes to this privacy policy.


To bid in any of our auctions, you must provide basic contact information (like name, address, email, phone). Depending on the nature of the auction property/items, you may also be required to provide additional information, including financial information (like credit card number, expiration). Online auction registration information is collected via 3rd party platforms with independent privacy policies.

Links and 3rd-Party Providers

This website contains links to other sites, including bidding platforms. We do our best to vet any such sites and service providers to ensure their standards meet or exceed our own. However, we are not responsible for such other sites’ content or privacy practices. Therefore, we encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Surveys and Related CommunicationsEmbedded content from other websites

Following some auctions and on other occasions, we request information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary, and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (name and address) and demographic information (zip code, gender, age). Contact information will be used to respond to feedback or inquiries. In addition, survey information will be used to monitor or improve the use and satisfaction of this site and related services.


We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. Cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. Email subscription preferences may be managed directly from any broadcast message. You can get instructions to do the following at any time by contacting us via email, phone, or mail as noted on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.


We take precautions and implement various security measures to protect your information both online and offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately at 816-781-1134 or sold[at]