Privacy declaration

Responsible Authority

We are happy about your visit to our website. We would like to introduce ourselves as the responsible authority within the meaning of data protection law:

BV Collector Car Auctions GmbH
represented by the Manager Bastian Voigt
Zedernstraße 14
33415 Verl
Phone: +49 5246 9330337
E-mail: info@bv-auctions.de

General Information

Pursuant to our statutory obligations, we would like to inform you about the collection and use of your personal data.

When you use our website, personal data about you will be collected. This may happen by you entering the data yourself, for example your e-mail address. But our system also collects your data automatically, for example whenever you visit our website. This happens irrespective of the device or the software that you use to visit our website.

All data that you enter in our app is provided voluntarily; there are no disadvantages to you if you do not provide data. But without certain data, we are unable to provide services or to conclude contracts. Whenever such information is necessary, we will point it out to you.

On this website, the user’s personal data is only collected within the framework of the existing data-protection law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The legal terms used in the text are defined in Art. 4 of the GDPR.

The GDPR allows data processing in three cases in particular:
  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a) and 7 GDPR, when you have consented to us processing your data; in this Privacy Policy and in the cases of consent pursuant to Art. 4 no. 11 GDPR, we will inform you in detail and each time for what purposes and under what circumstances your data will be processed by us;
  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, when processing your personal data is necessary for negotiating, concluding or performing a contract;
  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, if the balancing of interests leads to the conclusion that the processing is necessary to protect our legitimate interests; this means in particular our interests to analyse, optimise and secure the offers on our website – meaning primarily the analysis of user behaviour, setting up profiles for advertisement purposes and storage of access data as well as the use of third-party providers.

Inventory Data, Usage Data

Inventory Data

We collect inventory data (for example name, address and e-mail address, possibly services used) insofar as they are required for establishing, defining or amending a contract between us and the user.

Usage Data

We also collect usage data (for example visits to the website, interest in products) to allow the user to use the services on our website and to invoice them.

We will only combine usage data if and insofar as it is necessary for billing purposes. Otherwise, we will only put together usage data pseudonymously and only insofar as you have not objected. You may send this objection to the address indicated in the “About Us” section or the responsible authority indicated in this Privacy Policy at any time.

The legal basis for this data processing are our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR in analysing the website and your use, possibly also the statutory permission to store data as part of the negotiation of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.

Furthermore, our provider stores information, the so-called server log files, each time the website is used; this is information which is automatically transferred by your browser. In detail, this data consists of:
  • your IP address
  • type and version of your browser
  • host name
  • time of visit
  • the page from which you came to our page
  • name of the page opened
  • exact time of usage as well as
  • the amount of data transferred


This data will only be used for statistical purposes and do not allow us to identify you as a user.

Consent

Whenever we ask you for your consent for the processing of your data, we will inform you in clear language and in an easily accessible way about the cases for which you will be granting your consent. Any consent that we ask you for is voluntary. Any advantage that you wish to gain by granting consent is also available without consent; simply ask us.

Regarding any consent, you have the right to revoke any consent given to us for the processing of your personal data at any time. You just need to contact us without any particular formal requirement, for example through our contact form, an e-mail to the e-mail address indicated in the “About Us” section or a link to unsubscribe (if offered by us). Your withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing carried out up to that point.

Storage Period

Your data will generally only remain stored for as long as the purpose of the relevant data processing requires it. Storage beyond that is mainly possible when it is still necessary for us to pursue our rights or for our other legitimate interests or if we are compelled by law to keep your data stored (for example based on tax-law requirements to maintain files, which is generally 6 years, but may last up to 10 years).

Cookies

Cookie Opt-In

Upon opening the website, we have asked you to consent to the storing of certain cookies. Based on your consent pursuant to Art 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR, our website thus uses cookies, so that our offer can be used in a better, more effective and more secure way. Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer and which save certain data about your user behaviour on our page, so that, for example, an offer can be made to you based on your previous usage. These can be so-called "session cookies", which will be automatically deleted at the end of your visit to our website. But there are also cookies that will be stored on your computer permanently, unless you delete them. This allows us to recognise your browser when you access our website the next time and to present you with offers that correspond to your previous use of our website.

You may withdraw your consent at any time and without any formal requirement, for example through an e-mail to the e-mail address listed in the "About Us" section or via the contact form. Your browser also allows you to prevent the use of cookies in general or in a specific situation. Please refer to the user manual of your browser for further details. See some examples below:

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en.

Users‘ Rights

Information

You may request us anytime to provide information about the personal data stored about you free of charge. To avoid misuse, this will require personal identification.

Deletion, Correction, Limitation

You may at any time demand from us that we correct (or complete) incorrect data as well as a limitation of the processing of data or deletion of your data. This applies in particular if the reason for processing the data is no longer valid, if a required consent has been revoked and there is no other legal basis or if our data processing is unlawful. We will then correct, block or even delete your personal data without delay as far as permitted by law.

Objection

The right to object to advertisement is governed by our text regarding consent:

Regarding any consent, you have the right to revoke any consent given to us for the processing of your personal data at any time. You just need to contact us without any particular formal requirement, for example through our contact form, an e-mail to the e-mail address indicated in the “About Us” section or a link to unsubscribe (if offered by us). Your withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing carried out up to that point.

Data Transfer

You may request us to transfer the data stored about you in machine-readable form.

Complaint

If you feel that our data processing has violated any of your rights, you may file a complaint with the competent regulatory agency (here you find a list of the agencies).

Changes to the Privacy Policy

If and when factual or legal reasons will compel us to amend the Privacy Policy, we will update this page accordingly. This will not change the consent provided by the user.

Data Entry

Encryption of Data Entry

When you enter data on our website, whether in a contact form, during the registration process, when you log in or for payment purposes, the website, where you enter the data, is encrypted. Thus, third parties can not read what you enter. You will recognise the encryption by the lock symbol in your browser and by the URL beginning with “https“ instead of “http“.

Contact Forms

Type of forms

General contact form
When you fill out a contact form or when you send us an e-mail or another electronic message, your information will be stored for the processing of the request, for possible follow-up questions or for other related questions and will only be used to follow up with the request.

Your data will be transferred in an encrypted manner, preventing third parties from reading your data while it is being entered.

Basis for this storage is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR, which you grant us by filling in the contact form or by your other requests. You may revoke this consent at any time, you just need to contact us without any particular formal requirement (for example in the contact form or by e-mail). This withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing that has occurred up to that point.

Your data remains stored for as long as the processing of the request requires, in particular as long as the storage is still necessary to perform the contract, to pursue our rights or for our other legitimate interests or we are compelled by law to keep your data stored (for example based on tax-law requirements to maintain files).

Registration

If you register on our website, we will ask for compulsory and potentially also non-compulsory data in accordance with our registration form for the purposes listed hereinafter.
Your data will be entered in an encrypted manner, so that third parties cannot read your data while being entered.
The legal basis for this storage is our legitimate interest in communication with interested users in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR and also the storage of contractual data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR in case of contracts, including non-remunerated ones.
Your data will remain stored for as long as you remain registered, particularly as long as the storage is still required to perform the contract, to pursue our rights or for our other legitimate interests or for as long as we are required by law to store your data (for example pursuant to tax-law requirements to store documents).

Registration without advertising

Membership Area
If you register for our membership area, we will ask for data in accordance with our registration form, because we do not permit the anonymous use of our services. We will only use your data to provide you with the information necessary for using the membership area (news, news in the membership area and technical information).

Newsletter

Newsletter, internal solution

If you subscribe to the newsletter offered on our page, we will inform you in detail about the information we will send you, which of your data will be stored and for what it will be used. We will not pass on your data to third parties and we will only use it for mailing the newsletter.

We will only mail you the newsletter if you have provided us with prior consent. To that purpose, you will receive an e-mail from us with a link and further details and we will ask for your consent. By confirming that link, you declare your consent to receive the newsletter and advertisement from us. Because we are legally required to record your consent as part of the double opt-in, your subscription to the newsletter, the mailing of our consent e-mail and your consent by clicking on the link will be recorded and stored with location and time as well as with your IP address.

The basis for the storage is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR, which you grant us when you register for the newsletter. You may withdraw that consent at any time, for which any notice to us, without any formal requirement, is sufficient (for example through the contact form or by e-mail or by using the link to unsubscribe, which is included in each e-mail). This withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing carried out up to that point.

When mailing the newsletter, we do not use an external provider, but send all mails with our own mailing system. Therefore none of your data or your behavior will be forwarded to a third party. Our mailing system can inform us about the opening of the newsletter and/or the clicking on a link contained therein by you, but this information is just stored with us internally.

Your data remains stored, as long as it is part of our mailing list, as long as the storing is necessary to protect our rights or for other legitimate interests or if we are bound by law to keep your data longer.

This is our current valid privacy policy from 31.05.2019
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