Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Personal Information

Your privacy is extremely important to us. In general, you may browse our on-line catalogues, auction lots, private treaty and book stock anonymously. However, some of our online services require the collection of some personally identifying information, such as your name, address, and, when appropriate, your credit information.

Any personally identifying information you provide to us is securely stored in a database to which only authorised Spink employees have access. For particularly sensitive information, such as credit card numbers and accounting information, Spink uses accepted transmission and storage protocols, such as encryption, to prevent this information from being disclosed. Personally identifying information is not shared with third parties (other than in the course of completing a transaction at your request or delivering email notices as indicated below), even if you are a buyer or seller at auction, unless reasonably believed to be required by law, court order or any other such legal process. This information may, however, be used for internal data processing, such as compiling statistical information about the use of our on-line services. As a service to you, we may also use this information to customise the content we offer.


In order to provide notice about forthcoming auctions, events and retail items which may be of interest to you, Spink may send you email notices based on your expressed interests and bidding history. At the bottom of each email you will be provided with the option to update your collecting interests or unsubscribe from future mailings. At any time, you may also send an email to and request that your email address be removed from our lists.

Business Relationships

The Spink website contains links to other websites. None of the information that you provide to us will be transmitted to other websites. Spink is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.


Spink may also use on its website a personalisation technology called a "cookie." A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer's hard disk that identifies your browser software to a Web site. Cookies allow us to track when you enter, leave, and re-enter our sites and what path you take through our sites. In doing this, we can provide you with a more personalized experience.