Privacy Policy

  • Shapiro Auctions LLC (“Shapiro”, “our”, “us” or “we”) provides this Privacy Policy to inform you of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from users using Shapiro’s communication services and website.  This Privacy Policy applies only to information that you provide to us through the Site. The Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the new Privacy Policy. You are advised to consult this policy regularly for any changes.  Shapiro Auctions will not share customer data with affiliates or service providers, sell data we collect to business partners, or allow marketers or others to collect data on your site.

  • We collect personal information when you voluntarily submit it to us. Personal information may include things like your e-mail address, mailing address, or telephone number,For example, you may choose to submit PII to us when you register for an auction, when you send us an email or fill out a form on our site to learn more about our products and services.

  • The following are examples of the information that you may decide to share with us:


Examples of Information Collected

General Information during bidding, purchase or auction registration

Name, email address, and mailing address, bid amount

Product questions

Information that you decide to share concerning your possessions, your interest in objects we offer for sale or any other inquiry or submission you may make to us.


  • Our website utilizes “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies for two purposes. First, we utilize persistent cookies to save your login information and preferences for future logins to the Site. Second, we utilize session ID cookies to enable certain features during our live Chat sessions. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted from your computer when you leave the Site and then close your browser.

  • How long they last: Cookies may be either "session" or "persistent." A session cookie expires (i.e., is deleted) when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains until it expires or you delete the cookies via your browser settings. Expiration dates are set in the cookies themselves and may vary in length, depending on the purpose of the cookie.

  • You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all the functionality of the live chat feature.

You may also visit our sites in your browser’s "private" or "incognito" mode, in which case cookies will be set, but deleted when you close your browser.

If you need assistance with password changes, unsubscribing from our mailing list, losing your account or any other issue, please contact us at or call us at 212-757-7000.