All personal information collected and used from the UsedBikes.ie website will be processed in accordance with the 1998 Data Protection Act.
INFORMATION COLLECTED ONLINE ADVERTISEMENTS
In order to place an advertisement on the usedbikes.ie website, you will need to register. We will require you to supply your name, e-mail address, county and postcode. You will also be required to supply your bicycle details. Registrants are also presented with the option of supplying their mobile number.
USE OF INFORMATION GENERAL
When you register with our site, we ask you whether you would like to receive our email newsletters detailing changes to the site, offers and services from third party companies via email and/or via post that we feel may be of interest to you. You have the ability to opt-out of receiving all or any of these offers during registration. We have taken measures to ensure that information supplied to us is held securely. As a consequence - we may occasionally request proof of identity before allowing access to your personal information.
For the purposes of the prevention or detection of offences, and/or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders, we may share any information that we collect with the Garda, other public or private sector agencies or representative bodies in accordance with the relevant legislation. This will include public authorities, insurance companies & finance companies. Information shared in this way will not be used for marketing purposes.
You have the right to access all personal information supplied to UsedBikes.ie and rectify any inaccuracies on the information held. Amendments and Updates to this policy may be made from time to time. Any revisions will be posted on this page so you will always be aware of what information we collect.
Telephone numbers and email addresses supplied as part of a bicycle advertisement will be published within the relevant advertisement for the duration of the booking, to enable a potential buyer to contact the seller. Credit card information is used solely for the purpose of payment processing. usedbikes.ie retains no record of credit card details.
BICYCLE FRAME NUMBERS
Bicycle frame numbers are provided to Usedbikes.ie in order that we can reduce teh traffic of stolen bikes.
Email addresses are collected in order to send registrants their chosen password, providing them with online access to their registration details (available within the UsedBikes.ie section on the website). The user can access this information at any time in order to update their details or change the option on whether they would like to receive communication from UsedBikes.ie or selected third parties. Other registration information is collected in order:
To generate an overall audience profile of visitors using the UsedBikes.ie website. This information is then used to assist in developing relevant content on the site as well as ensuring that bicycle trade advertisers looking to reach specific audience groups are encouraged to place their stock or promotions on the site.
When you visit our website we issue a "cookie" or unique identification code that enables us to recognise your computer and store settings to help facilitate your use of our site. If your computer is configured to accept cookies we will be able to provide time saving functionality such as:
- the ability to pre-fill the search form with your postcode, thus preventing the need to re-input it each time you need to run a search.
- ready access to an online record on past advertisements you may have placed via the site
- access to our E-alert functionality.
In addition, the cookie will enable UsedBikes.ie to better understand what you are interested in based on the pages you visit and the actions you take. This means that the adverts that will be served to you will be more relevant, and that you are more likely to receive highly relevant emails and offers if you have consented to hear from us.
If your computer is cookie enabled we are also able to limit the number of occasions you are exposed to certain display advertisements on our site (such as banners).
Please note you need to enable cookies in your browser in order to place an advert. For further information on cookies or for details on how to delete them or refuse their installation on your computer, please visit www.aboutcookies.org
- To enable the delivery of functionality that improves the ease and speed of using the UsedBikes.ie web site (see above).
- To frequency cap display advertisements. By limiting advertisement exposure we provide a more compelling user experience for site visitors and also ensure that advertisements on UsedBikes.ie are more evenly spread across our user base.
- To enable us to track the relative demand for different types of bicycles on the site. Such information enables us to better target advertising at users searching for specific bicycles.
- To enable us to track the relative popularity of disparate parts of our site. This in turn enables us to concentrate our efforts on developing those parts of the site that are generating the greatest consumer demand.
AUTOMATIC LOGGING OF SESSION DATA
We automatically log generic information about your computer and your computer's connection to the Internet which we call "session data". Session data consists of things such as device information, IP address, operating system and browser software information, and the activities conducted by you while on our site. An IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet, such as our web servers, know where to send data back to the user, such as the pages of the site the user wishes to view. We collect session data because it helps us to analyse such things as what items visitors are likely to click on most, the way visitors are clicking through the site, how many visitors are surfing to various pages on the site, how long visitors to the site are staying and how often they are visiting. It also helps us diagnose problems with our servers and lets us better administer our systems. It is possible to determine from an IP address a visitor’s Internet Service provider (ISP) and the approximate geographical location of his or her point of connectivity. We may also use some session data, such as the pages you have visited on our site, to send you e-mail messages focused on matters that you may be interested in, unless you have previously opted out of receiving such messages. We also use session data to help prevent fraud and unauthorised use of our site.
OFFENSIVE OR MISLEADING ADVERTS OR CONTENT
If you notice any offensive or unsuitable adverts or content on UsedBikes.ie.com please email firstname.lastname@example.org