Auction Rules

ALL INVOICES MUST BE PAID WITHIN 7 DAYS                                                                      

To register for our Auctions, please read the rules below and click the register link at the top of the page. Please note that by filling out the registration form you are accepting all the terms listed below.

1. Registration - If you are not a registered Global Sports Marketing LLC Bidder you must register online at www.globalsportsmarketing.com to obtain your bidder information. You do not have to register again if you have bid with  Global Sports Marketing LLC in our past auctions. If you do not recall your user information you can obtain this information by clicking on the "Lost Password" located on all pages of the auction site if you continue to have difficulty. You will need to place a credit card on file.

2. Bidding - Bidding begins immediately upon the launch of the auction on our web site. Preliminary bidding will end at 11:00 PM, EST on the auction closing date. To bid on a lot after 11:00 PM, EST you must have placed a bid on that lot prior to 11:00 PM, EST. Thus, if you are the only bidder on a lot at 10:00 PM, EST on the auction closing date you will be declared the winner. No retractions of bids are permitted. Once a bid has been placed, it may not be retracted. Bidding may occur in any of the following ways:

a) Online Bidding - Online bidding for registered users who have obtained a User ID and Password is available 24 hours. Beginning at 10:00 PM, EST on the auction closing date, bidding will be extended in accordance with the terms of the "10-Minute Rule" with all items ending at the same time. After 10:00 PM, EST bidding will continue until no lots within the entire auction receive even a single bid for a period of approximately 15 minutes at which time the auction will officially close.

B) 10 Minute Rule Definition - The 10 minute rule means that starting at 10:00 PM, EST on the last day of the auction, the auction will close at 10:00 PM, EST as long as no bids are placed on any auction item within a 10 minute span. If no bids are placed during that 10 minute span of time on any auction items, the entire auction will close. If however a bid is placed within that time span on any auction item, the auction will remain open for another 10 minutes. This process will stay in effect until no bids are placed within a 10 minute time span on any auction item. To bid on a lot after 10:00 PM EST you must have placed a bid on that lot prior to 10:00 PM, EST. No retractions of bids are permitted.

3. Buyers Premium - A 5% buyer's premium will be added to all winning bids.

4. Bid Increments - Items will be sold to the highest bidder. Bids can be no lower than the minimum bid listed and on the website. The current high bid must be raised by a 10% increment from $1.00- $10,000, from $10,001- $100,000 the percentage increment is 5%.  Global Sports Marketing LLC reserves the right to refuse any or all bids. Global Sports Marketing LLC record of final sale shall be conclusive.

5. "Up To" or "Limit Bids" - "Up to" or "limit" bids are generally set to the most that a bidder is willing to spend for a lot. When placing such a bid you are instructing the auction house to competitively bid on your behalf up to (but not over) a given limit. These "up to" bids must be calculated in accordance to the bid increments. "Up to" bids are kept in strict confidence.  Global Sports Marketing LLC  will automatically up a bid within seconds of a topped bid. Remember, all bids must comply with the minimum bid rule. "Up to" bids can be done via our web site bidding. 

6. Item Information - All lots and descriptions are available for viewing at www.globalsportsauctions.com  We also offer detailed phone descriptions. We strongly encourage bidders to take advantage of these services as there are no returns. Please do not wait until the final day of the auction to preview the lots as verbal descriptions will not be available on the final day.

7. Payment - Invoices will be sent to all winning bidders within 3 business days after the auction by e-mail and will contain all of your auction totals, including the items you won, shipping and insurance costs and tax if applicable. Any bidder who has not made prior arrangements for alternative payment will automatically be charged to the credit card on file.  Alternative payments may be made by cash, cashier's check, check, PayPal or money order. Items paid by cash, wire transfer or money order will be shipped immediately after receipt. Unless approved by Global Sports Marketing LLC , all checks will be held for 10-14 business days before merchandise is approved for shipment. Any returned checks will incur a $55.00 fee. In the event of a Chargeback or Late/Non Payment, the bidder agrees to pay all of the auctioneer's reasonable attorney's fees and costs involved in collection of funds, plus 1.5% interest per month on any unpaid balance, starting from the original due date until the date that all funds have been collected.  If a winning bidder does not honor his or her bid with payment in full per the auction rules, then it is agreed that Global Sports Marketing LLC  at its sole discretion can sell the given item(s) to the under bidder or re offer the items in a future auction, and that the original winning bidder is responsible for any losses incurred or service charges involved in the sale of the said item(s) and that the non-paying winning bidder explicitly agrees to pay any and all costs of collection, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney's fees incurred by Global Sports Marketing LLC  in the collection of these losses and/or service charges from the non-paying winning bidder.

8. Shipping - Costs for packaging and handling, shipping and insurance will be added to all invoices. Absolutely NO lots will be shipped until full payment is received. PLEASE NOTE: All shipments require a physical address with an adult signature for insurance purposes. Please allow up to three business days following clearance of payment for items to ship.  Prior to bidding, please be aware of estimated shipping costs, especially for large or heavy lots. You may contact Global Sports Marketing LLC  for any shipping estimates for lots. Shipping is within 3 business days of full auction invoice payment. All items ship via USPS priority mail or fedex.
 
9. Returns - Returns are not allowed. We will make every effort by the above means to describe as accurately as possible the item for you. The emphasis, therefore, is on the bidder to ensure that the lots are satisfactory and are not returned. we work with each buyer to ensure satisfaction in any means we can help. Any questions feel free to email info@globalsportauctions.com

10. Authenticity - Global Sports Marketing LLC  takes extreme pride in the authentication of the material offered within our auctions. All items are sold as 100% genuine and every effort has been made to ensure the authenticity of each item in our auction.  While we as a company perform due diligence in order to maintain the integrity of our auctions, we encourage bidders to use every resource available to them to draw their own conclusions. It is our policy that all sales will be considered final. All items are available for viewing in our office prior to the auction for the enthusiast to make their own assessment.     

11. Acceptance of Terms - Placing a bid constitutes acceptance of the above terms. Global Sports Marketing LLC reserves the right to reject any and all bids from any bidder.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

Global Sports Marketing LLC  Auction provides its users with an Internet auction service for the purpose of buying and selling personal property. Users agree to provide certain current, complete, and accurate information about them and to maintain and update this information as required to keep it current, complete and accurate. All information requested on original sign up shall be referred to as registration data ("Registration Data"). Furthermore, user grants this Auction Site the right to disclose to third parties certain Registration Data about User and Service membership in the aggregate; however, such disclosures will exclude user's name, mailing address, email address, account and phone number, unless: (1) User expressly directs this Auction Site to disclose such information, or (2) this Auction Site is required to disclose such information by any applicable law or legal process served on this Auction Site.

MODIFICATIONS TO TERMS OF SERVICE

This Auction Site may change these Terms of Service from time to time. Users will be notified by email of any change in these Terms of Service. User's continued use of the Service constitutes both: (1) their acknowledgment of these Terms of Service and any modifications; and (2) User's agreement to abide and be bound by these Terms of Service and modifications.

MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE

This Auction Site reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service with or without notice to user. This Auction Site shall not be liable to users or any third party should this Auction Site exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Service.

TERMINATION

Should user object to any of these Terms of Service or any subsequent modifications thereto or become dissatisfied with the Service in any way, user's only recourse is to: (1) discontinue use of the Service; (2) terminate Service membership; and (3) notify Global Sports Marketing LLC  of termination.

USER ELIGIBILITY

Our services are available exclusively to individuals able to form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, our services are not available to minors. Furthermore, this Auction Site reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason whatsoever.

REGISTRATION & ACCOUNT SECURITY

Users agree to provide true and accurate information about them in the registration form. If any information provided by user is incomplete or inaccurate, this Auction Site retains the right to terminate user's membership and rights to use the Service. As part of their registration, users will receive a User ID and Password. Users are encouraged to keep their User ID and Passwords private because the foregoing data is the only information needed for purchasing power. Users are responsible for the confidentiality of their User ID and Password as well as for any and all activities that occur under their user ID and password-protected account. User agrees to immediately notify this Auction Site of any unauthorized use of their User ID or Password or any other breach of security known to user.

USER CONDUCT

User is solely responsible for the contents of his or her transmissions through the Service. Use of the Service is subject to all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. Attempts to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems are prohibited. This Auction Site may, at its sole discretion, immediately terminate Service should user's conduct fail to conform to these Terms of Service and User Agreement.

OTHER LIMITATIONS

This Auction Site retains the right, at our sole discretion, to determine whether or not a user's conduct is consistent with the letter and spirit of this Agreement. This Auction Site reserves the right to terminate service if a user's conduct is found to be inconsistent with these Terms of Service and User Agreement.

BIDDING AND BUYING

Global Sports Marketing LLC has the right to establish general practices and limits concerning users' bidding privileges and procedures. A user who has entered the highest accepted bid at the end of an auction is obligated to complete the transaction. Once entered, bids are NOT retractable. This Auction Site and its host are not responsible for bids not being processed or not being accepted due to technical difficulties. Moreover, bid manipulation of any kind is expressly forbidden. A seller is prohibited from placing bids or arranging to have bids placed on behalf of seller, seller's agent or assigns. No shill bidding is allowed. Buyers are prohibited from communicating with each other with the purpose of manipulating the final purchase price of an item. Please note that it is a violation of law to make bids in a false name or with an invalid payment method, even if our software initially accepts such a bid. Be aware that even if you do not give us your real name, your web browser transmits a unique Internet address to us, which can be used by law enforcement officials to identify you.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF SERVICE

As operated by Global Sports Marketing LLC , this auction service is provided to you under the foregoing Terms of Service and any operating rules or policies that may be published by this Auction Site. The Terms of Service comprise the entire agreement between Member and this Auction Site and supersede all prior agreements between the parties, regarding the subject matter contained herein. By participating in the registration process, you are indicating your agreement to be bound by all of these Terms of Service.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT USER'S SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS" AND & "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. THIS AUCTION SITE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. Global Sports Marketing LLC MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES Global Sports Marketing LLC   MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED. Global Sports Marketing LLC  MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SERVICE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY USER FROM Global Sports Marketing LLC  OR THROUGH THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Global Sports Marketing LLC  OR ITS HOST SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, OR FOR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES, OR RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASE OR OBTAINED, OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SERVICE OR RESULTING FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF MEMBER'S TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE, EVEN IF Global Sports Marketing LLC  OR ITS HOST HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

INDEMNIFICATION  Global Sports Marketing LLC 

User agrees to indemnify and hold Global Sports Marketing its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, and likewise the host, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of their use of the Service, a breach of this User Agreement, or the infringement by user, or other user of the Service using registered user's computer, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully so that you understand our online privacy practices regarding:

1) INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT

2) HOW YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE USED
3) OUR E-MAIL POLICIES

4) SECURITY AND PROTECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION

5) HOW TO CONTACT US

1) INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT

The information we gather on our site falls into two categories: (1) tracking information collected as you navigate through our site, and (2) personal information you supply when you register or subscribe:

Tracking Information

Tracking information is collected and stored whenever a request is made for any page or image on our servers. This information can be analyzed and presented in the aggregate or organized by user sessions. We use it for analysis and reporting on site activity. For example, we may want to know how long the average user spends on our site, or which pages or features get the most attention.

Personally Identifiable Information

To use certain features on our site, we ask you to register and subscribe. When you register, we collect personally identifiable information about you such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, user name, password, and other information about your interest in our site and services. In addition, when you subscribe, we collect credit card details necessary for our billing process.

At present, personally identifiable information about users is collected only through site pages or forms submitted by users themselves. When personally identifiable information is collected, you will know because you will have to fill out one of these forms.


2) HOW YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE USED

   Global Sports Auctions uses personally identifiable information in a limited number of ways, in general falling into the following categories:

Usage Tracking for Business Development and Management

Our primary business is conducted entirely online.   As such, our success will depend on our ability to gauge popularity of one feature or product offering over another, or on our ability to understand how people use our products. Tracking and aggregating usage information will allow us to develop this understanding.

Our Communications Features

Our site offers registered users the ability to forward along objects of interest to others, and in some cases to communicate with an auction house concerning an object offered in an upcoming auction.   In order to facilitate this communication, a registered user's email of record must be accessed.

As a auction houses, we keep track of communications between registered users and us the auction house.   

Communications with Our Customers and Customer Support

From time to time, it may be necessary to notify subscribers of impending subscription expirations, account or credit card issues, transactions completed, and in the case of registered users terms agreement or policy changes. While such communication will typically be conducted through email, as appropriate, mail or phone may also be used.

While we do not presently, in the future we may use the information you provide to send you e-mail and mail only for products offered by Global Sports Auctions or its affiliates, or to determine your interest in programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.

Compliance with Legal Process

We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law, or in good faith believe that such action is necessary to: 1) comply with the law or with legal process;   2) protect and defend our rights and property; 3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of globalsportsauctions.com data; or 4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).

Sharing Your Personally Identifiable Information

In some instances, we use third party companies to help us provide our products and services to you, like a shipping company that delivers a package or an e-mail delivery service that sends out our e-mails or e-newsletters. In those instances we need to share your information with them. We require that those companies use the information only to deliver our product or service.

Global Sports Auctions will share some or all of your personal information with another business entity should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity.   In the event that such a combination occurs, we will require that the new combined entity follow this privacy policy with respect to your personal information.   If your personal information will be used contrary to this policy, you will receive prior notice in as provided above.

If it is clear from the information that you provide us that you are a member of the sports memorabilia or auction community or related trades we may, in our sole discretion list you in directories, or other areas of our site, and may use the name of your firm and your relationship to us in marketing or advertising on our site, or in our promotional materials, paid advertising, or other media in order to promote our services. We will not display the content of your email submissions about our services as testimonials for promotional purposes without your express permission. 

3) OUR E-MAIL POLICIES

Account and Services Related E-mail

We will send you e-mails relating to your account. These include order confirmations, renewal/expiration notices, and credit card problem notifications.  

If you send auction houses emails with a question, or requesting more information about an object, the auction house may respond by email at your registered email address.   Similarly, if you send emails to others to forward objects on Global Sports Auctions, the recipients of those emails may respond by email to your registered email address.  

  
Email Newsletters

We may offer e-mail newsletters.   If you do not wish to receive newsletters, you can follow the 'unsubscribe' instructions located near the bottom of each newsletter.

Promotional E-mails

We may e-mail you messages that we think may be of interest to you about other products and services. You can choose not to receive additional future messages by following the 'unsubscribe' instructions located near the bottom of each e-mail."

4) SECURITY AND PROTECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION

We take very seriously our commitment to protect your personal information. To this end, we maintain a secure process to collect, transmit and store your personally identifiable information including credit card details.

Subscribers can review or change their registration, or subscription information at any time through the My account Home or User Home page with the exception of card number and card verification number which cannot be viewed or changed by any means.

We urge you to keep your password in a safe place and not to divulge it to anyone. Also remember to sign off your account and close your browser window when you have finished your visit. This ensures that others cannot access your account, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or using a computer in a public place.

As a dynamic and growing Site,Global Sports Auctions, may contain links to other sites that are not under our control.   Those Web sites have their own policies regarding privacy.   For your own protection, you should review their policies upon visiting these other sites to make sure they meet your expectations of privacy.

5) HOW TO CONTACT US

If you feel that we have not followed our privacy policy, or if you have any questions or concerns about the    Privacy Policy or its implementation, please contact us by email at: info@globalsportsauctions.com 
  

Any and all questions can be referred to our customer service team regarding payment, billing, shipping or general questions at info@globalsportsauctions.com