1. Introduction

  1. This Privacy Policy applies between you, the User of the Website, bidstack.com and any relevant bidstack services, and bidstack Ltd, the owner and provider of the Website. bidstack Ltd, hereinafter referred to as ‘We’, ‘Us’, ‘Our’, takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This Privacy Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website: please read this document carefully.

  2. This Privacy Policy describes how and when we collect, use and share your information when you use our Website. We receive your information through our Website and from our associated third parties. When using our Website you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, disclosure, and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. 

  3. The data controller responsible for your information is bidstack Ltd, with its registered office at 25 Horsell Road, London, England, N5 1XL, registered company number: 09835625. You alone are responsible for your use of the Website, as provided in the general Terms of Service, this Privacy Policy, and the Cookie Policy.

  1. Definitions and Interpretation

    1. In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:
      DataCollectively all information that you submit to us via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998;CookiesA small text file placed on your computer when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used are set out in the clause below (Cookies);bidstack Ltd, or ‘Us’bidstack Ltd, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 09835625 whose registered office is at 25 Horsell Road, London, England, N5 1XL;UK and EU Cookie LawThe Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;User or ‘You’Any party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by bidstack Ltd and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to bidstack Ltd and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; andService(s)The Website, bidstack.com and any sub-domains of the Website, unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

    2. In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:

      1. the singular includes the plural and vice versa;

      2. references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;

      3. a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;

      4. “including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”;

      5. reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;

      6. the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

  2. Scope of this Privacy Policy

    1. This privacy policy applies to the actions of bidstack Ltd and Users with respect to all aspects of the Website.

  3. Data Collected

    1. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you (in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy. ):

      1. Your name and contact information, such as an email address, and your hashed password if you register with us, for the purpose of logging-in to the service and storing any personalised settings and features;

      2. Your web browser type, version and operating system (automatically collected);

      3. A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on the Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected, anonymous);

  4. Our Use of Data

    1. For purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, bidstack Ltd is the “data controller”.

    2. We will retain any data you submit for no longer than necessary.

    3. Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to any third party disclosures specifically set out in this policy, your data will not be disclosed to third parties. This does not include our affiliates and/or other companies within our group.

    4. All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Protection of Data Regulation (GDPR). For more details on security see the clause below (Security).

    5. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons (in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.): 

      1. internal record keeping;

      2. improvement of our products/Website;

  5. Third Party Websites

    1. We may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with certain processes necessary for the operation of the Website. The providers of such Website have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of the Website.

    2. Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the Website requested. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties will be processed within the terms of this privacy policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

  6. Changes of Business Ownership and Control

    1. We may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of bidstack Ltd. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Privacy Policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

    2. We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.

    3. In the above instances, we will take all reasonable steps with the aim to ensure your privacy is protected.

  7. Controlling Use of Your Data

    1. Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:

      1. use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and

      2. sharing Data with third parties.

  8. Functionality of the Website

    1. To use all features and functions available on the Website, you may be required to submit certain Data.

    2. You may restrict your internet browser’s use of cookies. For more information see the clause below (Cookies).

  9. Security

    1. Data security is of great importance to us, and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected via the Website.

    2. If password access is required for certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

    3. We endeavour to do our best to protect your personal Data. However, transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your own risk. We cannot ensure the security of your Data transmitted to the Website.

  10. Cookies

    1. The Website may place and access certain cookies on your computer. We use cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of services. We have carefully chosen these cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

    2. All Cookies used by the Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

    3. For further information about our use of cookies, please see the separate ‘Cookie Policy’.

  11. General

    1. You may not transfer any of your rights under this Privacy Policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this Privacy Policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

    2. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this Privacy Policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.

    3. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

    4. This Privacy Policy is governed by and interpreted according to English law. All disputes arising under this privacy policy are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

  12. Changes to this Privacy Policy

    1. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Please endeavour to review this Privacy Policy periodically. 

    2. We may provide you additional forms of notice of modifications or updates as appropriate under the circumstances. Your continued use of this Website after any modification to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of any such modification.