Privacy Policy

What This Privacy Policy Covers

This policy governs the website operated at www.adamhewitt.com and the information practices of and any other electronic services or applications (the “Electronic Services”) offered by Adam Hewitt Limited.

By providing personal information through our website or any Electronic Services and to us you understand and acknowledge that you are providing your personal information to Adam Hewitt Limited Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable, such as your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

By providing personal information through our website or any Electronic Services and to us you understand and acknowledge that you are providing your personal information to Adam Hewitt Limited Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable, such as your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Adam Hewitt Limited do not own or control or to people that Adam Hewitt Limited does not employ or manage.

Information Collection and Use

We collect personal information when you register with us and when you use our services.

When you register with us we may ask for information such as your name, address, email address, phone number, credit card information, business license information, driving license information, postcode, and other financial information. Once you register with us and log in to use our services, you are not anonymous to us.

We collect information about your transactions with us, including information regarding items you bid on.

We automatically receive and record information on our server logs regarding your sessions on the Adam Hewitt Limited websites and those of their subsidiaries, and (if you have set your computer to receive cookies) related cookie information. For further information, see the section below headed “Cookies”.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you newsletters, information you may be interested in and notification of upcoming sales.

We use information for the following general purposes: to contact you, to facilitate bidding, buying, and selling of items by you through Adam Hewitt Limited to transfer title and ownership of items bought and sold by you, and to comply with laws and regulations related to purchases and sales of items by you through us.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We do not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to (i) provide products or services you’ve requested, (ii) when we have your permission, or (iii) under the following circumstances:

We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with us under confidentiality agreements and in accordance with law. These companies may use your personal information to help us communicate with you about offers from us. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information;

we provide the information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or upon receipt of a valid request from law enforcement agencies (such as the police and Trading Standards);

We do not otherwise share personal information about website users with third parties unless doing so is appropriate to carry out a user’s request or it reasonably believes that doing so is legally required or is in our interest to protect its property or other legal rights or the rights or property of others;

We may transfer information about you if Adam Hewitt Limited is acquired by or merged with another company to the extent permitted by applicable law. In this event, we will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy;

We transfer information about you to sellers of items purchased by you, to buyers of items sold by you and to their service providers that they may retain to facilitate the assignment of items to our sales venues, and to governmental agencies when required to facilitate the ownership transfer process.

If you apply to become a Buyer of Adam Hewitt Limited, we may transfer your personal data to third parties for the purpose of carrying out checks to verify your identity and credit status. This means that as well as other checks, your personal data may be used to undertake a full electoral roll search. Third party credit reference agencies may place a search footprint on any electronic file held by such agencies about you and your personal details may be accessed by third parties for the specific purpose of anti-money laundering, credit assessment, identity verification, debt collection, asset reunification, tracing, and fraud prevention.

International Visitors and Customers

The personal data provided through the Electronic Services may be stored outside the EU by our third party service provider. However, where any customer data or personal data may be transferred to a third party service provider outside the EU, Adam Hewitt Limited does so on the basis of a written contract which incorporates obligations for the protection of such data in accordance with standards set by the EU, also known as a model clause contract. Accordingly, when visiting our website or providing personal data to us, we have taken steps to ensure the adequate

The use of your personal data for the purposes identified above in accordance with this privacy policy; and the transfer of your personal data to the United States and non-EU countries as indicated above.

Communications

We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to our services and your account with us, including but not limited to notifications, service announcements, and administrative messages without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them (although we will obtain your consent at the time you create your account). Should you choose not to receive such communications your continued access to or use of our services may not be possible.

Data Storage

We may store your account information in our databases indefinitely following the termination of your account with us to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Confidentiality and Security

We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our legal responsibilities to protect personal information about you.

If we learn of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using our website or Electronic Services or providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of this website or Electronic Services. We may post a notice on our website if a security breach occurs. We may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or, if you are an individual, to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notices) you should notify us at info@adamhewitt.com

We take your security seriously and take reasonable steps to protect your information. No data transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. The following is a summary of the measures we take to protect your information and descriptions of ways we implement these measures for different types of information you may provide to us:

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)

We use SSL encryption when transmitting certain kinds of information, such as financial services information or payment information. An icon resembling a padlock is displayed on the bottom of most browsers window during SSL transactions that involve credit cards and other forms of payment. Any time we ask you for a credit card number for payment or for verification purposes, it will be SSL encrypted. The information you provide will be stored securely on our servers. Once you choose to store or enter your credit card number, it will not be displayed back to you in its entirety when you retrieve or edit it in the future. Instead of the entire number, you will only see asterisks and either the first four digits or the last four digits of your number.

Vendors and Partners

We work with vendors and partners to protect the security and privacy of user information.

Employee and Contractor Access to Information

We limit access to personal information about you to those employees who we reasonably believe need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

Education and Training for Employees

We have implemented a company-wide education and training program about security that is required of every Adam Hewitt Limited UAE employee.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this policy. When we do, we will also revise the date at the start of this document. For changes to this policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of personal information you have provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing the change. We encourage you to periodically review this policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the information we collect. Your continued use of this website constitutes your agreement to this policy and any updates.

Questions and Suggestions

If you have questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at Adam Hewitt Limited.