Privacy policy

This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com, the owner and provider of this Website. The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website. Please read this privacy policy carefully.

Definitions and interpretation

1.      In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:

Data

collectively all information that you submit to The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998;

Cookies

a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below (Cookies);

The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com,
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or us

The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 03233924 whose registered office is at Thames House, Mere Park, Dedmere Road, Marlow SL7 1PB;

UK and EU Cookie Law

the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;

User or you

any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and

Website

the website that you are currently using, https://www.drivethedeal.com, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

2.      In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:

a.       the singular includes the plural and vice versa;

b.      references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;

c.       a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;

d.      "including" is understood to mean "including without limitation";

e.       reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it or any statute or statutory provision which re-enacts (with or without modification) such statute or statutory provision and any subordinate legislation made (before, on or after the date of this agreement) under that statute or statutory provision, except to the extent that any statute, statutory provision or subordinate legislation made after the date of this agreement would create or increase a liability of any party.

f.       the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

Scope of this privacy policy

3.      This privacy policy applies only to the actions of The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

Data collected

4.      We collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:

Information you give us. This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our Website or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you register to use our Website, subscribe to our service, search for a product, place an order on our Website and when you report a problem with our Website. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, financial and credit card information, personal description and photograph.

Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our Website we will automatically collect the following information:

  • technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
  • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our Website (including date and time), products you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page, OTHER and any phone number used to call our customer service number.

Information we receive from other sources. This is information we receive about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data if we intend to share those data internally and combine it with data collected on this Website. We will also have told you for what purpose we will share and combine your data. We are working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies). We will notify you when we receive information about you from them and the purposes for which we intend to use that information.

Our use of Data

5.      For purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com is the "data controller".

6.      You agree that we have the right to share your personal information with:

    1. any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
    2. Selected third parties including:
    3. business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you;
    4. advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others.  
    5. analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site;
    6. server storage providers;
    7. credit reference agencies for the purpose of assessing your credit score where this is a condition of us entering into a contract with you.

7.      If you are a User of our Website services, you agree that we can:

    1. share your contact details with a  buyer who has their bid for your vehicle accepted by you;
    2. share your vehicle registration details with third parties for the purpose of performing background checks on your vehicle.

8.      Except as set out above or elsewhere in this policy, or except where required or permitted by law to do so, we will not share your Data with any third parties.

9.      All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. For more details on security see the clause below (Security).

10.  Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

Information you give to us. We will use this information:

  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
  • to provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;
  • to provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about goods or services we feel may interest you. If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale or negotiations of a sale to you. If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data (the order form OR registration form);
  • to notify you about changes to our service;
  • to ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

Information we collect about you. We will use this information:

  • to administer our Website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to improve our Website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • as part of our efforts to keep our Website safe and secure;
  • to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
  • to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our Website about goods or services that may interest you or them.

Information we receive from other sources. We will combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We will use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

  • in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Third party websites and services

11.  The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with certain processes necessary for the operation of the Website. The providers of such services may have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website.

Links to other websites

12.  This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

Changes of business ownership and control

13.  The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

14.  We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.

15.  In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.

Controlling use of your Data

16.  Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:

    1. use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and
    2. sharing Data with third parties.

Functionality of the Website

17.  To use all features and functions available on the Website, you may be required to submit certain Data.

18.  You may restrict your internet browser's use of Cookies. For more information see the clause below (Cookies).

Accessing your own Data

19.  You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held by The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com (where such Data is held) on payment of a small fee, which will not exceed £12.

Security

20.  Data security is of great importance to The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected via this Website.

21.  If password access is required for certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

22.  We endeavour to do our best to protect your personal Data. However, transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your own risk. We cannot ensure the security of your Data transmitted to the Website.

Cookies

23.  This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of products and services. The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

24.  All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

25.  Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.

26.  This Website uses the following types of Cookies:

Type of Cookie

Purpose

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Analytical/performance cookies

They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Drivethedeal

userid

This cookie enables us to

Recognise you when you return to our site so that you are only required to enter your personal details once. If you register with us or complete our online forms, we will use cookies to remember your details during your current visit, and any future visits provided the cookie was not deleted in the interim.

Drivethedeal

ASP.NET_SessionId

This cookie is essential for our site to

Allow you to use our site in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient, for example, by allowing you to store items in an electronic shopping basket.

Drivethedeal

Cb-enable

This cookie enables us to

Recognise that you have accepted our cookie policy and allow you to browse the website without our cookie policy popup appearing on each page

Google Analytics

_ga

This cookie help us to count how many people visit drivethedeal.com by tracking if you’ve visited before. See https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Google Analytics

_gat

Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made to Google

27.  You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

28.  You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.

29.  It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

General

30.  You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

31.  If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.

32.  Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

33.  This privacy policy is governed by and interpreted according to English law. All disputes arising under this privacy policy are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Changes to this privacy policy

34.  The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.

Credit/Debit card Transactions

35. We do not store credit card details nor do we share financial details with any 3rd parties.

Attribution

36. These terms and conditions were created using a document from Rocket Lawyer (https://www.rocketlawyer.co.uk).



You may contact The House of Cars Ltd trading as drivethedeal.com by email at rs@drivethedeal.com.


01 August 2016
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