Privacy Policy

This policy and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. In the event there is a discrepancy between this English language version and any translated copies of the Privacy Policy, the English version shall prevail.

You should read this privacy policy because it will tell you exactly how your personal data is being looked after by BidderFace and that’s a pretty important thing for you to know.

Our Policy applies to your use of the BidderFace website at  www.bidderface.com (“BidderFace” or the “Site” which includes the mobile apps). We suggest you read it in conjunction with our Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Terms”). When you access or use BidderFace, you agree to our Privacy Policy and you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as we’ve set out in this Policy.

BidderFace reserves the right to change our Policy at any time and without notice, so be sure to check this Policy regularly to understand how we use your information.


 

If you do not accept and agree to the our Privacy Policy then you must not access or use the Site.

BidderFace Collect

You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information as prompted by the Registration form for your Member Account, and to update this information to maintain its truthfulness, accuracy and completeness. BidderFace may suspend or terminate your Member Account if information you provide is not complete or accurate.

To join the BidderFace network you will have to complete our online registration form, where we ask you to provide us with information about you as you must fill up.

Because you control your user profile, these details are available to you at any time by accessing your “Members Area” pages, which gives you the chance to correct or update your information at any time by just logging in to BidderFace.

Once you have created a Profile, we will automatically track certain information such as your IP and email addresses. For safety and security and to ensure you have the best possible user experience, we require users to verify their accounts (because we want to make sure you are not a robot!)

When using the site you should assume that anything you post or submit will be publicly viewable and accessible, both by Members of the site and non-Members of the site.

Please remember that photographs or any video clips that you post on BidderFace may reveal these kinds of sensitive personal data. Where you do upload and choose to tell us sensitive information about yourself, you are explicitly consenting to our processing your information and making this public to other users. When you post information about yourself or use the messaging, the amount of personal information you share is at your own risk. If you post anything that is inconsistent with our Terms, we reserve the right to terminate your account.

We collect financial information necessary to process your payments as per your chosen payment method. Please note that we do not store any credit card or other payment card details. However, our payment service providers do (and are approved to do so by all applicable regulatory bodies).

When you access BidderFace we collect certain technical information about your computer system or mobile device and statistical data. We use this information to improve our site.

If you have registered on one of our partner websites, such as Facebook, your Profile will be available to all users of the BidderFace social network whether via our site or our partners’ websites. Remember that when you register with a BidderFace partner, you are also giving them personal information, so we recommend that you read their privacy policies as BidderFace does not control how they use their information. If you have have registered on one of our partner websites, such as Facebook, or you have verified your account via a partner website, we may connect your BidderFace profile with your profile on such partner website. We may do this by way of new products and applications which we introduce from time to time, including new products powered by our group companies. If you have created a BidderFace profile through a partner website and you do not want to link your BidderFace profile to your profile on the partner website, BidderFace cannot amend these settings. Please visit the application settings on your partner website profile and follow the instructions to remove the BidderFace access permissions.

Members information usage

We may use material that you post on the open access areas of BidderFace in advertising and promotional materials on our partner sites and partner products. We believe these uses allow us to improve our site and better tailor your online experience to meet your needs.

We use your personal information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our Terms and Conditions of Use.

On your “Members Area” page on BidderFace offers you the opportunity to receive emails from us about new message notifications or other purposes related to the use of the website.

BidderFace 'cookies' collect and usage

We collect information by placing cookies on your computer or mobile. A cookie is a piece of text stored on your computer or mobile by your web browser. They are basically a tool that stores information about website visits, recognises you and your preferences each time you visit BidderFace, and ensures site functionality and enables us to provide the services our members request.

When you visit the publicly available sections of BidderFace, a session ID cookie is placed on your computer that only lasts while you’re visiting. We also place persistent cookies (also known an local storage devices) on members’ computers, so that BidderFace remembers them and makes their login experience faster and easier. We may use persistent tracking cookies on your mobile device, mainly for security protection purposes, such as to prevent phishers, scammers, unauthorised log in attempts, and to help you access your hacked account. We do not use any information whilst you are logged off.

You may set your browser and your mobile settings to block cookies and local storage devices, but if you do so, you may not be able to access the features that BidderFace offers.

BidderFace uses cookies and local storage devices for a number of reasons, including to ensure the security of our site, to provide you with features you have requested and to analyze how members and visitors use BidderFace. BidderFace`s use of cookies and local storage devices basically falls into categories:

  • those that are strictly necessary to deliver the services and products you have requested;
  • cookies related to the performance of BidderFace`s site, such as analytics that help us determine how our site is performing and ensuring a smooth and trouble free experience for our members and visitors;
  • cookies related to the functionality of BidderFace’s site, such as remembering your preferences at log in;
  • third parties cookies that also relate to functionality and that you request via social plugins, links to other social networks or viewing of videos;
  • BidderFace’s uses of cookies and local shared devices so that we know who you are, what interests you and so that you can do the things online that you want to do, like chat with new people, share your content.
  • BidderFace uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use the BidderFace site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/
  • Authentication cookies help us to identify our members so that when you’re logged in, you can enjoy BidderFace’s offerings, experiences and various features, such as uploading photographs, videos, chatting and can localize your experience, such as when you’ve asked BidderFace to ‘remember me’. These cookies also help to remember who invited you to join BidderFace.
  • We may use persistent cookies, which will help us to ensure we have identified the same device is logging into the correct account. These types of cookies also help with our anti-spam measures and may help us to prevent phishers, scammers, unauthorised log -in attempts to your account and accessing any hacked accounts.
  • Site features and services cookies and local storage devices provide the functionality that our BidderFace members enjoy, such as uploading of photographs, videos, messaging, your account settings and your request to have BidderFace as your homepage or your search preference. We also use cookies to help provide experiences, such as links to other social media sites, social plugins and video content, including making it easier for you to share content between BidderFace with your other favourite social networks.
  • In some cases, the site feature you choose may allow a third party to place cookies or local storage devices on your computer. The third party who places cookies on your device is responsible for how they process their data and BidderFace recommends that you read their privacy policies. Third parties who place cookies on your device when you use BidderFace include.
  • We need to use certain cookies and local storage devices to ensure our members have the best possible experience, such assisting with your navigation of our site, ensuring pages load up quickly and respond faster to your requests for BidderFace services.
  • Beware that you may not use other users' information for commercial purposes, to spam, to harass, or to make unlawful threats. BidderFace reserves the right to terminate the accounts of those who misuse other users' information or who otherwise violate the Terms and Conditions of Use.

Third parties

We do not sell or rent out any personal information about you to any third party. BidderFace discloses aggregated non-personal data for marketing and promotional purposes. That means we do not disclose any information that could be used to identify you.

We may share aggregated information with such parties that includes your personal information (but which doesn’t identify you directly), together with other information including log data with third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services.

In particular, in relation to targeted advertising, we use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

If you choose to, we may share your information with vendors, service providers, and other carefully selected third parties to improve our services to you, such as by facilitating payments. We ensure these parties must adhere to strict data protection and confidentiality provisions that are consistent with this Privacy Policy.

BidderFace also wishes to maintain a healthy community, and we will cooperate with all law enforcement inquiries and with all third parties to enforce their intellectual property or other rights. We may also disclose your personal information to government or law enforcement agencies, or private parties, as required by law when/or, in our sole discretion, we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our legal rights, or those of third parties and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us.

In the event that BidderFace or any of its affiliates undergoes a business transition or change of ownership, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, re-organisation, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, or in the event of insolvency or administration, we may be required to disclose your personal information.

Data storage

BidderFace is a global website operating through servers located in a number of countries around the world. If you live in a country with data protection laws, the storage of your personal data may not provide you with the same protections as you enjoy in your country of residence. By submitting your personal information, or by choosing to upgrade the services you use, or by making use of the applications available on BidderFace, you agree to the transfer of your personal information to, and storage and processing of your personal information in, any such countries and destinations.

Security

BidderFace has implemented reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect and prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, including your personal information. BidderFace uses reasonable security measures to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information such as secured servers using firewalls. Our technical experts at BidderFace work hard to ensure your secure use of our site. While we take reasonable precautions against possible security breaches of our website, member database and records no website or Internet transmission is completely secure and we cannot guarantee that unauthorised access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe (including your password) and to log out of your account after use. We cannot guarantee the security of your personal data while it is being transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information we have procedures and security features in place to try to prevent unauthorised access.

You may not disclose your password to any third parties or share it with any third parties. If you lose your password or give it out, your personal information may be compromised. If that happens you must change your password immediately. BidderFace cannot be held responsible for your failure to keep your password secure and failure to do so may violate our Terms and Conditions of Use.

Your rights

You can review and revise your profile information at any time. Once you register, you will be able to review and change much of your personal information. Please promptly update your information if it changes by signing-in to your account and following the screen prompts. We strongly urge you to periodically change your password to help reduce the risk of unauthorised access to your account information.

If you want delete your profile, sign in with your password and delete your profile. To prevent abuse and/or misuse of BidderFace by a user following termination or deletion of a profile/account we shall retain such information as we deem in our sole discretion may be necessary to ensure that user does not open a new account and profile in breach of our Terms and to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations. Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may still be viewable and/or accessed on the Internet to the extent such information has been previously shared with others, or copied or stored by other users or to the extent such information has been shared with search engines. We cannot control this, nor do we accept any liability for this. If you have given third party applications or websites access to your personal information they may retain such information to the extent permitted under their terms of service or privacy policies.

If you have not signed in to BidderFace for three months, we may remove your Profile as part of our data cleansing process.

Your BidderFace account is non-transferable and any rights to your profile or contents within your account will be cancelled upon your death.

Effective date

This Privacy Policy was last updated on: 17 May 2016.