Privacy Policy


About this Privacy Policy1.1           At BuySwapSell ("we", "us"), we are committed to protecting your privacy and making it clear how we use your information.  This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") describes for you, as a user of the website [http://www.buyswapsell.co.uk/] ("our Website") and services available through our Website: the kinds of information that we may collect about you, when and how we use that information; how we protect it; who we disclose it to and why; and your rights to access and control our use of your information
1.2           This Privacy Policy was last updated on 20 March, 2012.
The types of information we collectWe collect both “personal information” and “browsing information” about you. There are differences in how we treat each type of information, as further explained in this Privacy Policy.
2.1           Personal information
Personal information means any information that enables you to be directly identified as an individual.  The personal information we collect about you may include your name, address email address and contact number and information about the products you buy, swap and sell through our Website.  Our collection of personal information is further explained in the sections “Information you provide to us” and “Information we collect from other sources”.
2.2           Browsing information
Browsing information means certain anonymous information that we collect about your use of our Website.  This browsing information does not enable us to directly identify you as an individual.  Browsing information includes the pages of our Website that our visitors access, how many clicks it takes them to reach specific information, and the kinds of purchases, sales or exchanges they make on our site. We share browsing information about your visits to our Website with vendors who help us administer our Website and help us to improve our service.  Our collection of browsing information is further explained in the section “Information collected through our Website”. 
Information you provide to usWe collect personal information that you provide to us when you visit the site and when you do business with us.  For example:
3.1           When registering to use our service
If you wish to buy, sell or swap an item, you will need to have created an online account with us.  When you set up an online account with us, we may collect your name, address, email address and contact number, as well as your account login details (e.g. username and password)]. We collect this personal information for account setup and administration purposes and also to provide you with a safe, reliable and efficient service.
3.2           When displaying an item for sale or exchange
When you display an item for sale or exchange we may collect your name, address email address and contact number  and the details of your transaction. We collect this personal information to process your transaction [
3.3           When signing up for promotional mail and email
When you sign up for promotional mail and emails we may collect your name, mailing address and email address.  We collect this personal information so we can send you information about our service and notice of special promotions in accordance with your marketing preferences.  
Information collected through our WebsiteWhen you visit our Website, we collect limited browsing information about your visit.  This may include information about your computer’s Internet Protocol ("IP") address, as well as details about cookies served to your computer through our Website.
4.1           IP addresses
An IP address is the number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet.  It is automatically transmitted to us by your computer whenever you access our Website.  We use this information to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Website; however, this number does not identify your name, email address, or any other personal information about you.
4.2           Cookies
(a)            Cookies are small computer files that act as an identification card for your computer.  They are widely used to make websites work, or to work more efficiently.  When you visit our site, unique cookies are served to your browser.  The purpose of these cookies is to distinguish your browser from other browsers that visit our site so that we can provide you with enhanced and sometimes more personalised website functionality and to enable us to improve our Website offering.  Cookies may remain on your hard drive after you leave our Website.
(b)            Cookies may be served to your browser either directly by us (these are called first party cookies) or by third parties acting on our behalf (these are called third party cookies).  We use first party cookies to enable you to navigate through our Website, and also to maintain the security of your account.
4.3           How to control cookies
(a)            You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies.  You can exercise this right by amending or setting the controls on your web browser to reflect your cookie preferences.  If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign up for or use certain features of our Website that depend on your web browser accepting cookies.
(b)            To find out information about your rights to control cookies and targeted advertising, we recommend that you visit the following third party educational resources: www.youronlinechoice.eu and www.allaboutcookies.org.
How to access and control your information(a)            You have the right to access the personal information we hold about you and to ask us to add to, correct, update or remove this information.  In addition, you have the right to instruct us not to contact you for direct marketing purposes, even if you have previously consented to receive this.
(b)            You can exercise these rights by emailing us at info@buyswapsell.co.uk.
4.4 Cookie Policy
Harmless cookies that are designed to enhance your user experience of this website are stored on your device. These consist of small data files relating to you and this website.Information stored in cookies created by this website are not shared with any third party unless required to do so by law.By continuing to browse this website you are consenting to the storage of its cookies on your device.Should you disagree to the storage of cookies from this website on your device please click here to remove cookies stored by this website and discontinue browsing this website.The cookies used by this website include (but may not be limited to):__utma: Google Analytics cookie that refers to the number of times you have visited our website and the first and the last visit times.__utmb and __utmc: Google Analytics cookies that contain timestamps of time you enter and leave our website.__utmz: Google Analytics cookie that tracks which search engine you have used to come to this website, which keyword(s) you used to find the website, which link(s) you have clicked on within the website and where you were located when you clicked that link.
cookie_notice: First Internet cookie that remembers whether you have hidden the cookie policy dropdown menu or not.The third party cookies that have been set as a result of browsing this website include (but may not be limited to):

Sharing your information6.1           Other users
Where you are involved in a transaction with another user we may disclose information about you such as your username and contact details so that the other user may contact you to complete the transaction.
6.2           For your protection and ours
We may disclose information about you (a) if we are required to do so by law or legal process; (b) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials; (c) to contractors we use to support our business (such as our Website hosting providers), in which case we will require such third parties to agree to treat it in accordance with our instructions and this Privacy Policy and use it for the same purposes as we do; or (d) when we believe disclosure is necessary to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.
6.3           Business transfer
We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use personal information you have provided to us in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.
How we protect your personal informationWe want you to feel confident about using our Website to buy, sell and swap your items and we are committed to protecting the personal information we collect.  We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect the personal information that you provide to us against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, damage or destruction. 
Links to external websitesOur Website may contain links or references to other websites to which this Privacy Policy does not apply. We strongly encourage you to read the Privacy Policy of every website you visit as once you leave our Website you will be required to abide by a different Privacy Policy.
Changes to this Privacy PolicyWe may update this policy in the future and we recommend that you revisit this page regularly to keep informed of our current privacy practices.  Any personal information we collect from you will remain subject to the privacy commitments given to you at the time of its collection, unless you consent otherwise.
How to contact usIf you have questions about our Privacy Policy or the privacy and security of your information, you can contact us by emailing us at info@buyswapsell.co.uk.

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