Version 3

7 January 2005

ONLINE AUCTION WEBSITE

DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY STATEMENT

Please read the following Statement to understand how we will treat your personal information submitted via this Virtual Bumblebee online auction website ("Website"). This Statement may change from time to time so please check it on a regular basis when you use the Website.

Personal information

The service provider whose details are provided on this Website is responsible for the processing of any personal information you provide via this Website. This Statement sets out the principles that govern our use of personal information we may receive or obtain about you via the Website. When providing information to us via the Website, you agree to this use. If you register, provide feedback or any other information to us, you will be asked to provide certain personal information such as your contact details. We will store this information and hold it on computers or otherwise.

In order that we can monitor and improve the Website for the benefit of the public, we may gather certain information about you when you use it, including details of your domain name and IP address, operating system, browser, version and the web site that you visited prior to our site.

What do we do with your personal information?

We may use your personal information to:

Marketing information

If you would like us or other selected police forces or related crime prevention organisations to keep you informed (by e-mail, telephone, mail or otherwise) about products and services related to this Website, you can easily opt in to receive such information by sending an e-mail to: service@bumblebeeauctions.co.uk.

Disclosure of personal information

We will not disclose your personal information to third parties, however, we may give information about you where necessary as follows:

Cookies

Bumblebeeauctions.co.uk uses the Google Analytics tool to track overall browsing patterns on the website. For instance, it helps us identify the most popular pages on the website, find out which links are being clicked on, and to give us broad demographics about from where, in the UK users are accessing the site. We cannot personally identify any user with these cookies.

The five Google Analytics cookies are called utma, utmb, utmc, utmv and utmz. They track how often the website is visited, when you enter and leave the site, and which site you visited that lead you to bumblebeeauctions.co.uk. utmz also tracks any keywords you entered into a search engine that lead you to bumblebeeauctions.co.uk if appropriate.

The cookie acceptCookies is used by the site to indicate the acceptance of this Cookie Policy

The advertisements on the site are provided by Google Adsense which issues its own 3rd party cookies on their behalf. These may be disabled separately from local cookies in modern browsers.

If you donít want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

Security

We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information but cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. You accept the inherent security risks of providing information and dealing online over the Internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.

Third party sites

Please be aware that our Website may from time to time include links to other websites which may be accessed through our Website. We are not responsible for the data policies or procedures or the content of these linked websites. It is your responsibility to ensure that you read any terms and conditions and policies applicable to such third party sites.

General information

You have the right to see certain personal data we keep about you. If you are concerned that any of the information we hold on you is incorrect or have any queries in connection with this Statement, please contact us by e-mail at service@bumblebeeauctions.co.uk..

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