Specialist Vehicles - Online Privacy Statement
Specialist Vehicles is committed to protecting
your privacy. Please read the Specialist Vehicles Online Privacy Statement
below and also any supplemental information listed to the right for additional
details about particular Specialist Vehicles sites and services that you may
This Specialist Vehicles Online Privacy Statement applies to data
collected by Specialist Vehicles through all of its Web sites and services. It
does not apply to those Specialist Vehicles sites, services and products that
do not display or link to this statement or that have their own privacy
Collection of Your Personal InformationIn order to access some
Specialist Vehicles services, you will be asked to sign in with an e-mail
address and password, which we refer to as your credentials. In most cases, you
can use the same credentials to sign in to many different Specialist Vehicles
sites and services, as well as those of select Specialist Vehicles partners. By
signing in on one Specialist Vehicles site or service, you may be automatically
signed into other Specialist Vehicles sites and services.
Specialist Vehicles sites, we ask you to provide personal information, such as
your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. We may also
collect demographic information, such as your postcode, age, gender,
preferences. If you choose to make a purchase or sign up for a paid subscription
service, we will ask for additional information, such as your credit card number
and billing address, which is used to create an Specialist Vehicles billing
We may collect information about your visit, including the
pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with
Specialist Vehicles sites and services. We also collect certain standard
information that your browser sends to every Web site you visit, such as your IP
address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site
In order to offer you a more consistent and personalised
experience in your interactions with Specialist Vehicles, information collected
through one Specialist Vehicles service may be combined with information
obtained through other Specialist Vehicles services. We may also supplement the
information we collect with information obtained from other companies. For
example, we may use services from other companies that enable us to derive a
general geographic area based on your IP address in order to customise certain
services to your geographic area.
Use of Your Personal InformationSpecialist Vehicles collects and uses
your personal information to operate and improve its sites and deliver the
services or carry out the transactions you have requested. These uses may
include providing you with more effective customer service; making the sites or
services easier to use by eliminating the need for you to enter the same
information repeatedly; performing research and analysis aimed at improving our
products, services and technologies; and displaying content and advertising that
are customised to your interests and preferences.
We also use your
personal information to communicate with you. We may send certain mandatory
service communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, information
on technical service issues, and security announcements. Some
Specialist Vehicles services, such as Item Listings or Job Advertising, may
send periodic member letters that are considered part of the service. We may
also occasionally send you product surveys or promotional mail outs to inform
you of other products or services available from Specialist Vehicles.
Personal information collected on Specialist Vehicles sites and
services may be stored and processed in the United Kingdom or any other country
in which Specialist Vehicles or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain
facilities, and by using an Specialist Vehicles site or service, you consent to
any such transfer of information outside your country.
Sharing of Your Personal InformationExcept as described in this
statement, we will not disclose your personal information outside
Specialist Vehicles and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your
consent. Some Specialist Vehicles sites allow you to choose to share your
personal information with selected Specialist Vehicles partners so that they
can contact you about their products, services or offers.
occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf,
such as handling the processing and delivery of mail outs, providing customer
support, hosting Web sites, processing transactions, or performing statistical
analysis of our services. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the
personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to
maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it
for any other purpose.
We may access and/or disclose your personal
information if we believe such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the law
or legal process served on Specialist Vehicles; (b) protect and defend the
rights or property of Specialist Vehicles (including the enforcement of our
agreements); or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety
of users of Specialist Vehicles services or members of the public.
Accessing Your Personal InformationYou may be able to view or edit your
personal information online. In order to help prevent your personal information
from being viewed by others, you will be required to sign in with your
credentials (e-mail address and password). The appropriate method(s) for
accessing your personal information will depend on which sites or services you
Specialist Vehicles - You can access and update your profile
on Specialist Vehicles by visiting the Specialist Vehicles User Area. These
details are used for listing items, job adverts and forums.
Specialist Vehicles - You can access and update either your items
listed for sale or jobs advertised via Specialist Vehicles User Area. There you
will find links to the above items.
Some Specialist Vehicles sites or
services may collect personal information that is not accessible via the links
above. However, in such cases, you may be able to access that information
through alternative means of access described by the service. Or you can write
us by using our Web form (Contact Us), and we will contact you within 30 days
regarding your request.
Communication PreferencesYou can stop the delivery of future
promotional e-mails from Specialist Vehicles sites and services by following
the specific instructions in the e-mail you receive.
You may also have
the option of proactively making choices about the communications you receive
from particular Specialist Vehicles sites or services by visiting and signing
into the following pages:
The Specialist Vehicles.com User Area allows
you to choose whether you wish to receive marketing communications from
Specialist Vehicles, to select whether Specialist Vehicles may share your
contact information with selected third parties, and to subscribe or unsubscribe
to newsletters about our products and services.
Security of Your Personal InformationSpecialist Vehicles is committed
to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of
security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information
from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal
information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are
located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential
information (such as a credit card number or password) over the Internet, we
protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
If a password is used to help protect your accounts and
personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password
confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a
computer with anyone you should always choose to log out before leaving a site
or service to prevent access to your information by subsequent users.
encourage you to talk to your children about communicating with strangers and
disclosing personal information online. You and your child can visit our online
safety resources for additional information about using the Internet safely.
you to sign in to our services and to help personalise your online experience. A
cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page
server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a Web server in
the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs
or deliver viruses to your computer.
Specialist Vehicles Web sites use
cookies to store your preferences and other information on your computer in
order to save you time by eliminating the need to enter the same information
repeatedly and to display your personalised content and appropriate advertising
on your later visits to these sites.
You can choose to accept or decline
cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually
modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to
decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive
features of Specialist Vehicles sites and services that depend on cookies.
Use of Web BeaconsSpecialist Vehicles Web pages may contain electronic
images known as Web beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that may be
used to assist in delivering cookies on our sites and allow us to count users
who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. We may include
Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to
determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
may work with other companies that advertise on Specialist Vehicles sites to
place Web beacons on their sites in order to allow us to develop statistics on
how often clicking on an advertisement on a Specialist Vehicles site results in
a purchase or other action on the advertiser's site.
Use of Third Party Ad NetworksThe majority of the online banner
advertisements you see on Specialist Vehicles Web pages are displayed by
Specialist Vehicles. However, we allow other companies, called third-party ad
servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on Specialist Vehicles Web
pages. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer
in order to recognise your computer each time they send you an online
advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you,
or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine
which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver
targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.
Specialist Vehicles does not have access to the cookies that may be placed by
the third-party ad servers or ad networks.
Controlling "Spam" or Unsolicited E-mailSpecialist Vehicles is
concerned about controlling unsolicited commercial e-mail, or "spam".
Specialist Vehicles will not sell, lease or rent its e-mail subscriber lists to
third parties. While Specialist Vehicles continues actively to review and
implement new technology, such as expanded filtering features, there is no
currently available technology that will totally prevent the sending and
receiving of unsolicited e-mail. Being cautious about the sharing of your e-mail
address while online will help reduce the amount of unsolicited e-mail you
We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect
changes in our services and customer feedback. When we post changes to this
Statement, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of this statement.
If there are material changes to this statement or in how Specialist Vehicles
will use your personal information, we will notify you either by prominently
posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the change or by directly
sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this statement
periodically to be informed of how Specialist Vehicles is protecting your
Contacting UsSpecialist Vehicles welcomes your comments regarding this
privacy statement. If you have questions about this statement or believe that we
have not adhered to it, please contact us by using our Contact Us Page.