Security and Privacy

We are committed to providing both clients and end-users with the utmost in privacy and security. We abide by all industry guidelines and consistently monitor our management and operating methods in order to maintain our valued reputation and integrity. This is our promise to our clients, and end-users.

Type of Information Collected is a site which offers a platform for users to buy and sell items related to retro and vintage computers and electronics.  As such we have to collect your email address, IP address, and personal name and address so that these can be provided to other users with whom you enter into a transaction (ie to complete a sale or a purchase).

We use tracking cookies to validate logged users and ensure restrict access to their personal information, bids and listings on the site.  The site cannot operate without those tracking cookies, so if you do not wish to allow cookies, then you should only use the site to browse and not log on.  By your continued use of the website, and logging on, you are taking to accept the site's use of those tracking cookies.  More details on Cookies appear below.

Under EU legislation coming into effect from 15th July, we are required to collect dates of birth, bank account numbers and tax identification numbers for those who wish to sell on the platform.  This data will ONLY be shared with the EU tax authorities and our authorised fiscal representative in the EU (if any).

Use of Collected Information

Other than as required by legislation, personal Information stored on the server by its users is never shared with a third party and we have no access to your own passwords.  As stated we only share personal information with recognised international authorities as required by legislation.

We do collect general non-personal information as you browse the site which may be shared with third parties to assist with analytics and performance monitoring.  More details appear below in the section about Cookies.

Member Contact does not contact any website visitors unless it is in connection with activity on the site, such as notification of bids, sales, purchases or use of the messaging system.  We may occasionally (2 or 3 times a year) send a promotional email (on retro and vintage computing) to registered users, and if you do not wish to receive this information, then you should contact us directly. 

We never share your information with any third party, without your express consent.

If you wish for your account and details to be deleted from our databases, then please contact us using the Contact Us link on  After deleting your account, you will have no access to previous sales or purchases through the site.

Emails From SellMyRetro

We send out four types of emails:
a) General Notifications - this happens when you purchase or buy an item on SellMyRetro; to keep you informed about the current price if you are bidding on an auction item (or have listed an item for sale); and to notify you whenever you receive a message from another user on the website. These emails form an essential part of buying and selling on the site and cannot be disabled.

b) Watched Item Notifications - this happens when one of the items you are watching is nearing the end of the listing, or when it is relisted and available to buy again. You can control / limit the number of these emails, under "Watched Items" in your profile on the site. Remove items once you have purchased them or are no longer interested in them.

c) News of new items for sale - this happens when an item which matches one of your selected 'Keyword Watches' is available to purchase or bid on. You can control / limit the number of these emails, by carefully fine tuning the settings under "My Keywords" in your profile on the site.

d) Retro Mailing List - this is a generic email sent at most twice a year to users who are registered on the site. This gives news of new items on SellMyRetro and also tends to include news from RWAP Software (SellMyRetro is part of RWAP Software). To date, you have been able to opt out of this mailing list by using the "Edit my personal data" link from your profile on the site, or replying to the email with REMOVE (in which case we do it for you).


Cookies are used to keep track of unique visitors to the various advertisers, as well as internally to verify your identification when making bids or listing items for sale.

We use Essential Cookies in order to enable you to use the website, log in and make purchases, communicate with other users and view your recent orders and sales.

We also use a limited number of Third Party Cookies for analytics purposes and to enable the controls you see on the website.  These collect their own information about you and we only share information such as IP address internal session ID, user's domain, type of Internet browser and domain of Web site which are collected and used only for traffic auditing and analyzing trends.

The Third Party Cookies we use are:

  • Google Analytics
  • Bing Analytics
  • Facebook
  • AddThis

If you do not accept cookies on your computer, then you can browse the site, but will be unable to log into the site to make purchases, or retain your language / currency settings.


In order to ensure security and protection of collected information, all employees are aware of our security policy and practices. Web security is constantly reviewed. Access to the information is limited and only obtained through codenames and passwords. Any loss, misuse, or alteration of information is prohibited followed by appropriate action and termination of employee. This is to uphold our promise to our clients, affiliate members, and property users.

"Deactivating" refers to the process by which Personally Identifiable Information, upon request, is removed. Because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a consumer's entry without some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally Identifiable Information deactivated will be functionally deleted. We will not sell, transfer, or use the information relating to a deleted individual in any way. To deactivate your account, please use the contact us page on the site.

Correct and Update Information
Personal information collected through the website may be corrected or updated through various methods. All information may be updated by editing your profile once logged onto the site, or by contacting staff either through e-mail or postal mail.

To receive written confirmation of this change, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to our mailing address.

Notification Of Changes
In the event that there is a change in the privacy practices of, all members of the site (if any) will be contacted via the e-mail address on record. If this e-mail address is not valid, a written notice will be sent to the street address on record.

Contact Information abides by the laws and guidelines of the Internet. We welcome any inquiries as to the use of collected information and cookies, product capabilities, or company methods and practices. If you have any questions, comments or corrections regarding personally identifiable information obtained through us, please do contact us.

Last updated on : 14/07/2022