Here at Autotrader we care about your privacy and we respect your privacy rights.
1.1 Our website www.autotrader.ie, all the webpages containing that address ("Autotrader.ie") and the services provided on Autotrader.ie are operated by Trader Publishing Limited with a registered office at Paramount Court, Corrig Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18 ("we", "us" and "our"). Autotrader.ie allows users to search advertisements posted on Autotrader.ie for new and used cars, motorbikes, and commercial, farm, plant and leisure vehicles for sale. Autotrader.ie also allows users, both private sellers and professional trade advertisers to register with Autotrader.ie ("Advertisers"), and to place advertisements for the sale of Vehicles.
1.2 This policy, together with our Terms and Conditions and any other documents referred to in them, set out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
2 HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION ON AUTOTRADER.IE
2.1 You can browse Autotrader.ie without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.
2.2 When registering as an Advertiser, responding to an advertisement via Autotrader.ie or during your time as an Advertiser or user of Autotrader.ie you may be asked to provide information to us. We will inform you at the time of collecting information from you whether you must provide the information to use Autotrader.ie or a particular Autotrader.ie service, or whether the provision of information requested by us is optional. By agreeing to this Policy you agree that we have informed you at the time of collecting information from you whether the information that you may provide to us will be accessible to other users of Autotrader.ie, other Advertisers or by third parties so that you are in a position to take an informed decision on whether to provide the information to us.
2.3 We may collect and process the following data about you:
3 USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
3.1 Advertisers partake in Autotrader.ie by placing advertisements for Vehicles for sale. Advertisers are able to manage, change, and remove the advertisements submitted to Autotrader.ie Service through 'My Adverts'. Advertisers need personal login details to access 'My Adverts', which will have been supplied to them on completion of registration with Autotrader.ie.
3.2 Advertisements contain information relating to Vehicles and also limited personal information about Advertisers which Advertisers provide to us. You agree that if you place an advertisement on Autotrader.ie then we can provide potential buyers with the telephone number that you provide to us via Autotrader.ie. You acknowledge and agree that you may be contacted using that number by Autotrader.ie users.
3.3 We require Autotrader.ie users responding to Advertisements via Autotrader.ie to provide their name, email address, comments addressed to the Advertiser and (optionally) a telephone number to us. Then we email the Advertiser on their behalf, and give the Advertiser this information. Advertisers agree that they will only use the information that we provide to them from Autotrader.ie users for the purposes of dealing with their Advertisement, unless the Autotrader.ie user separately agrees with the Advertiser.
3.4 Separately, Autotrader.ie users can contact the Advertiser directly via an "email the seller" button on Autotrader.ie which allows the Autotrader.ie user to send the Advertiser a message. You agree to only contact an Advertiser using Autotrader.ie or using information that we give to you for the purposes of dealing with the Advertiser's Advertisement, unless the Autotrader.ie user separately agrees with the Advertiser
3.5 We use information held about you in the following ways:
4 DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION TO OTHER PEOPLE
4.1 We do not disclose to any third party personal information that you provide to us unless we have your permission or we believe the law permits or requires it.
4.2 If you provide personal information to us you understand and agree that we may disclose your personal information to the following third parties:
4.3 While we do not disclose your name to third party vehicle record checking service providers, when you ask us to check registration details of your vehicle or where we think it is prudent to do so, we may send limited details such as your vehicle's registration number to these services providers, including Auto Records t/a Cartell.ie.
4.4 Where legally required to do so we will notify you when information about you may be provided to third parties in ways other than explained in this policy, and you will have the option to prevent such information sharing at the time that we notify you.
4.5 We do not disclose personal information about you to third parties (including advertisers or marketing companies), but we may provide them with aggregate anonymised information about Autotrader.ie users. For example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement displayed on Autotrader.ie on any given day, or we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit Autotrader.ie. We may also use such aggregate anonymised information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in the southeast of Ireland) when displaying advertisements on our website. We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience. You agree to these practices.
4.6 It may be necessary to transfer your personal information to other group companies or service providers located in countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). This may happen where our servers or suppliers and service providers are based outside of the EEA or where you use our services and products while visiting countries outside of the EEA. The data protection and other laws of these countries may not be as comprehensive as those in Ireland or the EU but in these instances we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights are respected. You agree that we may transfer your personal data on that basis.
5 SECURITY AND CONTROL OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
5.2 Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of Autotrader.ie, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone. You are responsible for the security of your password and our Terms and Conditions deal with this in more detail.
5.3 Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to Autotrader.ie; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorised manner.
5.4 You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information and agree to make that information public on Autotrader.ie (e.g., telephone number) via advertisements on Autotrader.ie or where you use Autotrader.ie to correspond with other users or Advertisers, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in your advertisement, can be collected, correlated and used by third parties. These third parties, other Advertisers or Autotrader.ie users may use your information to send you unsolicited messages. Such activities are beyond our control. Please do not post any personal information on Autotrader.ie which will be published on Autotrader.ie that you wish to keep private. Please consider carefully what personal information you wish to send other users or Advertisers on Autotrader.ie.
6 LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES AND ADVERTISEMENTS ON THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
6.2 If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites may have their own privacy policies and/or terms and conditions which apply to them, and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies, terms and conditions or for the activities on those websites.
6.3 From time to time we may enter into arrangements with third parties where the third parties agree to display your Advertisement on their website or to publish it in their publications (whether offline or online). You agree and understand that where we do this any personal data that you have chosen to include in your Advertisement will be provided to the third party for this purpose when we supply the content of the Advertisement to them. Please note that these third party websites and publications may have their own privacy policies and/or terms and conditions which apply to them, and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies, terms and conditions or for the activities on those websites or in connection with those publications.
7.1 We may collect information about your computer, including (where available) alphanumeric IDs, operating system, browser type and traffic data, such as information regarding the volume and status of data transmission, click-through statistics, the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet and the date and time you access portions of the Autotrader.ie ("Website Use Info"), for system administration and statistical purposes . This Website Use Info is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual, except if required by the law. We retain Website Use Info for a limited period of 12 Months after which the data is deleted.
7.2 We may also collect information about your IP address and geographic location ("Geo Data") for system administration and statistical purposes. You can turn off our ability to tailor what you see on Autotrader.ie by our using the Geo Data that we gather about you via Autotrader.ie by enabling the appropriate settings on your computer or browser or contacting us directly. For example:
7.3 For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. On revisiting Autotrader.ie our computer server will recognise the cookie, giving us information about your last visit. They help us to improve Autotrader.ie and to deliver a better and more personalised service.
8 ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND UPDATING, VERIFYING AND DELETING PERSONAL DATA
8.1 At any time, you can make a written request to have access to and/or delete all the personal information that we hold about you. We will provide this information to you and may request a small administrative charge.
8.2 As an Advertiser, you can modify or update or delete your personal information at any time by accessing your account on Autotrader.ie and choosing the option "Edit details" or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 USER FEEDBACK AND COMPLAINTS