Freeman's

Privacy Policy

Freeman's is committed to safeguarding and preserving your privacy of our clients.  In order to make your visits to our web site and use of the services available through our web site as worthwhile as possible, we may ask you for Personal Information and we may collect certain information about you and your interaction with the web site from you and your computer each time you visit us. This Privacy Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you whilst you visit our site. We do update this Policy from time to time so please do review this regularly.

Information we collect

In running and maintaining our website we may collect and process the following data about you:

  1. Information about your use of our site including details of your visits from pages viewed and the resources that you access and other communication data.
  2. Voluntary information you provide such as your registration information.
  3. Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.

Cookies

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user’s hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user’s identification card, which tells a web site when the user has returned. Cookies only contain randomly generated numbers and letters and cannot carry viruses or install malware on your computer.

Cookies set by this website

Using our website will result in us placing cookies on your computer that fall into the following categories:

  • Strictly necessary
    These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing your account or placing bids; many of the functions on our website will not work properly, or at all, if you do not allow these cookies to be used. We may therefore be unable to provide many of the services you may wish to request unless you accept the use of these cookies.
  • Performance
    These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, for example which pages visitors go to most often. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor: all information these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. The information is only used to improve how the website works.
  • Functionality
    These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features (for example, remembering changes you have made to text size and fonts).
  • Targeting or Advertising
    We occasionally use third party vendors (for example Google) to deliver more relevant advertisements and to compile web statistics. These third parties will use cookies and other tracking technology to monitor your visits to both Freeman’s and other websites. By monitoring your online behaviour and identifying website usage, advertisers can show you content that is more relevant to you on other websites and apps you use.

Please note that none of these cookies store personally identifiable information and we only use trusted advertising partners.

Managing cookies

Most Internet browsers allow users to control the acceptance of cookies via the browser’s settings. Visit allaboutcookies.org to find out how to configure these settings on a number of major browsers.

You can find information about how you can specifically opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting Google's Ads Settings.

Use of Your Information

We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you. In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

  1. To provide information to you that you request from us relating to our products or services.
  2. To provide information to you relating to other products that may be of interest to you.
  3. To inform you of any changes to our website, services or goods and products.
  4. If you have previously purchased goods or services from us we may provide you details of similar goods or services, or other goods and services, that you may be interested in.
  5. To deliver content to you that may be of interest based on your past visits to the site.

Storing Your Personal Data

In operating our website it may become necessary to transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of the United States for processing and storing. By providing your personal data to us, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We do our utmost to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to make sure that your data is treated stored securely.

Unfortunately the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure and on occasion such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of data that you choose to send us electronically, sending such information is entirely at your own risk.

Disclosing Your Information

We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in the circumstances detailed below:

  1. In the event that we sell any or all of our business to the buyer.
  2. Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.
  3. To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.

Security

  1. We are committed to ensuring that any Personal Data we hold about you is properly safeguarded. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect your Personal Data against unauthorised access or disclosure and any loss, destruction or damage.
  2. We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your Personal Data from external threats, however, please be aware that there are inherent security risks of sending information by public networks or on public computers and we cannot therefore guarantee the security of any data disclosed or transmitted over the internet.
  3. Where you sign-up to participate in auctions or receive other Services, you may be provided with log-in information and may have the ability to set passwords to allow you to access a personal account page. Where we do so, it is on the condition that you will be responsible for ensuring that such log-in information and any passwords are kept secure and confidential at all times. You will not share any log-in information or passwords, without our express authorization. We cannot be responsible for any loss or damage caused by your negligence, misuse of log-in details or your decision to share account access with others.

Third Party Links

On occasion we include links to third parties on this website. Where we provide a link it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site’s policy towards visitor privacy. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.

Access to Information

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to access any information that we hold relating to you. Please note that we reserve the right to charge a fee to cover costs incurred by us in providing you with the information.

Contacting Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any matter relating to this Privacy Policy at website@freemansauction.com.

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