We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
(1) What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);
(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (which may include your name, email address, postal address, company and telephone number(s));
(c) information relating to any bids that you make on our website, products that you sell or purchase on our website, listings that you place on our website and trades that you make or propose to make on our website;
(d) information provided to us by you and other users as feedback;
(e) personal information that you submit to the site forum;
(f) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our other website services, email notifications and/or newsletters; and
(g) any other information that you choose to send to us.
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
We use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. The session cookies enable our website to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. The persistent cookies enable our website to recognise your computer when you visit our website.
Whilst session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser, persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including ours.
(3) Using your personal data
We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the website;
(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
(c) enable your use of the bidding, listing, trading, feedback, storefront and other services available on the website;
(d) facilitate auctions, sales, purchases and trades of products made via or in relation to the website;
(e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
(g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested (you can set your preferences for these email notifications in the myaccount section of the website);
(h) send to you marketing emails relating to our business or the business of carefully selected third parties which you have specifically selected (again, you can set your preferences for these marketing email in the myaccount section of the website);
(i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user; and
(j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.
We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
We do not collect or store your bank or card details. All payments of our fees made to us will be processed by Secpay. Details of Secpay's privacy policies can be found on the Secpay website at http://www.secpay.com. All payments made or received for the purposes of purchasing or selling products on our website will be handled by Paypal. Details of Paypal's privacy policies can be found on the Paypal website at http://www.paypal.com.
(4) Other disclosures
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling.
(5) International data transfers
Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate from time to time.
In addition, certain personal information provided by sellers will be published on the website and may be available via the internet around the world; and personal information provided by sellers and buyers (and prospective sellers and buyers) will be passed between the relevant parties irrespective of their geographical location.
If you are in the European Economic Area (EEA), information which you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the EEA.
You expressly agree to such transfers.
(6) Security of your personal data
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (firewall- and password-protected) servers. All transactions of personal information will be protected by SSL technology.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password.
(7) Policy amendments
(8) Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.
You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email (to email@example.com) at any time.
(9) Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
(10) Updating information
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.