We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
(2) What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, and operating system).
(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases or sales conducted via our auction rooms.
(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of absentee bidding via our Absentee/Commission bid form.
(d) information that you provide to us when entering goods into our auctions.
We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site or order processing. This can include using a "cookie" which would be stored on your browser. You can usually modify your browser to prevent this happening, although this may prevent online purchasing from being available to you. The information collected in this way can be used to identify you unless you modify your browser settings.
(4) Using your personal information
We may use your personal information to:
(a) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you.
(b) send you an email, or contact you by phone or post, relating to specific purchases or sale items.
(c) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website or any business transactions.
We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
(6) Security of your personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. However, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent in this way.
(7) Policy amendments
(8) Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to:
(a) the payment of a fee; and
(b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).
We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.
(9) Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
(10) Updating information
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.