Privacy Policy

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Last Updated: 5th September 2009
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The privacy of our visitors to http://www.motorcarforum.com is important to us.

At Motor Car Forum a Community Forum and Blog for the Motor Enthusiast, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit http://www.motorcarforum.com, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

  • Definitions and Cookie Info

    Definitions


    The following words and expressions shall have the following meanings unless the context otherwise requires:


    “Compliance Officer” Steven Taylor, www.Motorcarforum.com;


    “cookies” A cookie is a small amount of data sent from the server, which is then stored on your computer’s hard disc drive;


    “DPA” Data Protection Act 1998;


    “data processors”


    “personal data” as defined by the DPA – the full text of these definitions can be obtained by visiting “process, processing” www.hmso.gov.uk;


    “sensitive personal data”


    “site” www.motorcarforum.com ;


    “User” A customer purchasing products from the site;


    “we, us, our” Bargainarena Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with the company registration number: 05788259;


    “you, your” An individual or company or person visiting the site or a User of the site.


    As with most other websites, We collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.


    Information on how to block cookies can normally be found within the help features of your browser. Information can also be found on the main browser websites;


    http://www.microsoft.com (Internet Explorer)

    http://www.opera.com (Opera)

    http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/default.jsp (Netscape)


    When you enter the site, your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flaws. If you wish to reject our cookie, you can configure your browser to do so, alternatively you can ask your internet browser to alert you when a cookie is being set up.


    Registration

    We are committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.


    By registering on this site, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy.


    Registration is not necessary for the public to use this Web site. However, members must register in order to gain access to adding threads to the Web site. During registration, you must complete the registration form and create a user name and password. During registration you are required to give us contact information. We use this information to contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest.We are the sole owner of the information collected on this Web site.


    Introduction


    This Privacy Policy forms part of the website terms and conditions and is a statement as to how we shall process your personal data. We take the security and privacy of you and your personal data very seriously and we are committed to safeguarding your privacy on line.


    We do not anticipate collecting or processing any of your sensitive personal data.


    Our primary reason for collecting any personal data is to process your participation of our site and provide you with the most efficient service possible.


    This privacy policy may change from time to time so please check it periodically.


    Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites and advise you to read the privacy statements of each website you visit which collects personal information.


    Our policy for processing your personal data


    What personal data do we process and where do we get it from?


    When you contact us via the “Contact” link on the site or email us we will collect personal data from you.


    Personal information may also be obtained - automatically by your internet browser.


    What do we do with your personal data?


    We will process your personal data so that:


    We can process your requests in participation in the site subject to the terms and conditions of the site.


    We can deal with the general queries you raise from time to time through the “Contact” link on the site.


    Other purposes for which we will process your personal data are; The general administration of your records by us, The general maintenance of our database and records by us, For security purposes to protect your personal data held and/or processed by us, For training our employees in respect of providing our service to you, For our general marketing purposes.


    By accepting the provisions of the Privacy Policy you are consenting to the processing purposes to be undertaken by us in relation to your personal data as set out above.


    Who else gets to see your personal data? Our data processors.

    We are committed to the security of your personal data. All of our employees with access to your personal data and/or are associated with the processing of that data are contractually obliged to respect the confidentiality of your personal data.

    We have implemented technology measures and security policies to protect the personal data that we have in our control from unauthorised access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction or accidental loss.


    Inappropriate Language

    The use of inappropriate or offensive language is not permitted in these forums. Inappropriate or offensive language includes, but is not limited to, any language or content that is sexually oriented, sexually suggestive or abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, or that contains racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind. We ask that you please be considerate to other members in the forums when posting your messages.



    Security

    We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


    Ad Servers

    To try and bring you offers that are of interest to you, we have relationships with other companies that we allow to place ads on our Web pages. As a result of your visit to our site, ad server companies may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address and clickstream information. For further information, consult the privacy policies of:
    Google
    vBulletin

    If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can send email: Here


    Opt-Out Policy

    We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
    Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
    Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our user



    Disclaimer

    reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.


    This Privacy Policy only applies to the collection and use of your personal data provided to us and not to personal data you may provide directly to third parties. Any third parties will have their own policies in respect of processing personal data you provide to them and/or your personal data that we may disclose to them in accordance with this Privacy Policy.



    Changes in this Privacy Statement

    If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
    We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.


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