2. The information we collect and what is done with it
2.1 To take advantage of some of our services you may be required to log on or register with the Web Site. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web Site. The information will be collected when you register with the Web Site in order to use any of the services available via the Web Site.
2.2 If you choose to advertise on the Web Site certain personal information or data (including credit card and billing information) about you will be captured electronically or otherwise. In the event that such personal information or data is part of your advert, such personal information or data will be posted to the Web Site may by viewed by users of the Web Site.
2.3 We may use the information that we collect to personalise your experience on the Web Site, to help you log on in future and to continue to use the Web Site, and to help us select services or materials for inclusion on the Web Site that may be of interest to you. We may need to pass your information to third parties who help us to maintain, administer or develop the Web Site but, if so, that information is only given to those third parties for that limited purpose.
2.4 We also monitor traffic patterns and usage of our Web Site to help us improve our Web Site design and layout. We may pass this information to our partners or other third parties but it will not contain any personally identifying information.
2.5 AutoOnline.co.uk may want to contact you to notify you of news about AutoOnline.co.uk, changes to the Web Site, special events or new services or products that we think may interest you. AutoOnline.co.uk may also use your details and information to communicate to you offers for services or goods from other websites owned by the AutoOnline.co.uk group or other companies which we think may be of interest to you. However, AutoOnline.co.uk will not contact you for these purposes unless you authorise us to do so by either ticking the relevant boxes (i.e. during registration on the Web Site) to authorise AutoOnline.co.uk to make such contact, or you provide such authorisation in writing to AutoOnline.co.uk or electronically via the Web Site (if applicable). If, at any time thereafter, you change your mind and would rather not be contacted by AutoOnline.co.uk (or the third parties described above) to receive such information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with an explanation that you no longer wish to receive such information. In those circumstances, AutoOnline.co.uk will not contact you again in relation to the information described in this paragraph 2.5. However, AutoOnline.co.uk and/or its group companies will still use your details to send you information and communications in relation to the services or products for which you have registered.
3. Sharing of Information with Third Parties
3.1 Occasionally, AutoOnline.co.uk may pass your details to carefully selected, trusted third parties so that they can also provide you with details of other services or products that might be of interest to you. If you do not wish us to do so, you should follow the procedure set out in paragraph 2.5 and we will not provide your information to third parties for such purposes.
3.2 We follow security procedures as required by the UK Data Protection Act 1998, in the storage and disclosure of personal information that you have given us, to prevent unauthorised access to such information. At times we may let you know about the products or services provided by carefully selected third parties. We will only deal with partners who comply with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended from time to time) and any other applicable data protection legislation or regulations, or with whom we are satisfied have appropriate measures to protect data. However, BuyYourLtd shall have no liability to you in respect of any breach of security by a third party.
4. Your Consent
4.1 You acknowledge and agree that:
4.1.1 in the course of using this Web Site or registering with it and any services offered via this Web Site, certain information about you will be captured electronically or otherwise and transmitted to AutoOnline.co.uk and, potentially, to any third parties as set out above, or to third parties who host our web servers or assist us in maintaining this Web Site; and
4.2 You consent to the use, storage, or processing of your personal information by AutoOnline.co.uk (or any third party AutoOnline.co.uk uses for carrying out credit checks) for the purposes of carrying out any credit checks in the event that you enter into any financial transaction with AutoOnline.co.uk.
5. Data Protection Indemnity
6. Our Responsibilities - Protecting Your Information
6.1 When you enter into on-line credit or other payment card transactions (e.g. ordering advertising services on the Web Site), we offer the use of a secure server. The secure server software encrypts the information that you input before it is transmitted to us. To prevent unauthorised access, we follow legally required security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information that you have given to us. This means that sometimes we may ask for proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.
6.2 Areas of the Web Site where transactions are entered into, reviewed or transmitted may be password protected. You should help to preserve your privacy by never sharing your password with anyone else.
6.3 We seek to limit our employees' access to your information about you to those employees who need to have such information to service your account. We emphasise to our employees the confidential nature of user information and the high level of importance that AutoOnline.co.uk places on maintaining this level of confidentiality.
7. What are 'Cookies'?
7.2 How to reject/deactivate Cookies: Most browsers accept cookies automatically but you have the ability to accept/decline cookies by altering the settings in your browser to prevent automatic acceptance of cookies. If you decline/disable cookies, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of the Web Site or the Web Site may not be available to you. To remove cookies from your web browser or to obtain further details on cookies, including information on persistent and session cookies, please go to www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2. Cookies are also really nice when dipped into tea or milk.