Privacy Policy

INFORMATION COLLECTED Online Advertisements

In order to place an advertisement on the bi-cy-cle.com website, you will need to register. We will require you to supply your name, e-mail address, postal address and postcode. You will also be required to supply payment details & your bicycle details. Registrants are also presented with the option of supplying their mobile number.

USE OF INFORMATION General

When you register with our site, we ask you whether you would like to receive our email newsletters detailing changes to the site, offers and services. You have the ability to opt-out of receiving all or any of these offers during registration.

On occasions bi-cy-cle.com runs promotions in which personal information is collected. We will always ask you if agree to this and advise you if this information may be shared with a third party. You will always be asked to provide your consent to this use by opting in.

We have taken measures to ensure that information supplied to us is held securely. As a consequence – we may occasionally request proof of identity before allowing access to your personal information.

For the purposes of the prevention or detection of offences, and/or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders, we may share any information that we collect with the Police, other public or private sector agencies or representative bodies in accordance with the relevant legislation.

Amendments and Updates to this policy may be made from time to time. Any revisions will be posted on this page so you will always be aware of what information we collect.

Online Advertisements

Telephone numbers and email addresses supplied as part of a bicycle advertisement will be published within the relevant advertisement for the duration of the booking, to enable a potential buyer to contact the seller. The postcode is collected in order to provide a positioning on each bicycle within our database, thereby enabling potential buyers to locate bicycles for sale within a set radius of their chosen location.

Bicycle Searches

Postcodes and bicycle information are collected in order to define the area and city for potential buyers .

Registration

Email addresses are collected in order to send registrants their chosen password, providing them with online access to their registration details.The user can access this information at any time in order to update their details or change the option on whether they would like to receive communication from bi-cy-cle.com or selected third parties. Other registration information is collected in order:

  1. To generate an overall audience profile of visitors using the bi-cy-cle.com website. This information is then used to assist in developing relevant content on the site as well as ensuring that bicycle trade advertisers looking to reach specific audience groups are encouraged to place their stock or promotions on the site.
  2. To provide our web site visitors with the option to receive the bi-cy-cle.com monthly email bulletin, as well as the option to receive email and postal offers from selected third party companies that bi-cy-cle.com believes may be of interest to them.
  3. To support our E-alerts functionality – whereby visitors to our site can store settings on bicycle searches and/or set up alerts to be notified (by email) – when a specified vehicle appears for sale on the bi-cy-cle.com web site. Unless a visitor supplies their email address, we are unable to send such alerts.
  4. To support our ‘Social Networking’ functionality – whereby visitors to our site can send details of bicycles for sale to Facebook & Twitter.

USE OF COOKIES

When you visit our web site we issue a “cookie” or unique identification code that enables us to recognize your computer and store settings to help facilitate your use of our site.

If your computer is configured to accept cookies we will be able to provide time saving functionality such as:

  • the ability to pre-fill the search form with your postcode, thus preventing the need to re-input it each time you need to run a search.
  • ready access to an online record on past advertisements you may have placed via the site.
  • access to our E-alert functionality.

In addition, the cookie will enable bi-cy-cle.com to better understand what you are interested in based on the pages you visit and the actions you take. This means that the adverts that will be served to you will be more relevant and that you are more likely to receive highly relevant emails and offers if you have consented to hear from us.

If your computer is cookie enabled we are also able to limit the number of occasions you are exposed to certain display advertisements on our site (such as banners).

Please note you need to enable cookies in your browser in order to place an advert. For further information on cookies or for details on how to delete them or refuse their installation on your computer, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/

Why we use cookies

bi-cy-cle.com uses cookies for 4 purposes:

  1. To enable the delivery of functionality that improves the ease and speed of using the bi-cy-cle.com web site (see above).
  2. To frequency cap display advertisements. By limiting advertisement exposure we provide a more compelling user experience for site visitors and also ensure that advertisements on bi-cy-cle.com are more evenly spread across our user base.
  3. To enable us to track the relative demand for different types of bicycles on the site. Such information enables us to better target advertising at users searching for specific bicycles.
  4. To enable us to track the relative popularity of disparate parts of our site. This in turn enables us to concentrate our efforts on developing those parts of the site that are generating the greatest consumer demand.

Automatic Logging of Session Data

We automatically log generic information about your computer and your computer’s connection to the Internet which we call “session data”.  Session data consists of things such as device information, IP address, operating system and browser software information, and the activities conducted by you while on our site.  An IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet, such as our web servers, know where to send data back to the user, such as the pages of the site the user wishes to view.  We collect session data because it helps us to analyze such things as what items visitors are likely to click on most, the way visitors are clicking through the site, how many visitors are surfing to various pages on the site, how long visitors to the site are staying and how often they are visiting.  It also helps us diagnose problems with our servers and lets us better administer our systems.  It is possible to determine from an IP address a visitor’s Internet Service provider (ISP) and the approximate geographical location of his or her point of connectivity.  We may also use some session data, such as the pages you have visited on our site, to send you e-mail messages focused on matters that you may be interested in, unless you have previously opted out of receiving such messages.  We also use session data to help prevent fraud and unauthorized use of our site.

Offensive or misleading adverts or content

If you notice any offensive or unsuitable adverts or content on bi-cy-cle.com please email info@ bi-cy-cle.com

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