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Privacy and Cookie Statement


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BVA Auctions B.V., abbreviated to BVA, has drawn up this Privacy and Cookie Statement to indicate that BVA takes your privacy very seriously. BVA will handle your personal data with care and will take measures to protect your personal data. BVA will use your (personal) data for the following objectives:

  • for carrying out its online auction service (which includes: facilitating online auctions through its website, recording and processing a bid in an auction, informing participants about the course of the auction, providing your details to a seller and/or customer of an auction and/or third parties involved in conducting the auction activities and processing the invoices).
  • to deliver auctioned goods, such as the BVA delivery service and/or to organize the pick-up day;
  • for the storage of registered (personal) data in a database that will simplify your (future) participation in an auction;
  • for monitoring and security purposes of the auction website;
  • to comply with a legal requirement, court sentence and/or in case of a legal procedure;
  • to inform you about any changes in the functionality of the auction website and provide information that is important to participate in an auction or the use of the auction services.

BVA will first ask your express permission on its auction website when it wants to use your personal data for BVA marketing objectives and/or those of its partners such as making commercial offers (through newsletters). If you do not want to receive marketing information from BVA, you can unsubscribe through the hyperlink for this purpose that is included in all digital newsletters.


Cookies

BVA uses cookies on its auction website to improve the operation of its website and to make your visit to the auction website more user friendly. BVA uses cookies to recognize you the next time you visit the auction website. BVA also uses cookies for statistical purposes to see how often the auction website is visited and which pages and topics are most popular. Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. These cookies enable BVA to collect information about the use of its services and to adjust its services (when possible) to your visits.

Please note: the use of cookies is safe. Email and telemarketing actions are not the result of cookies. Cookies do not store your email address or phone number, nor do cookies help to create an identifiable profile.

The BVA website uses the following cookies:


General Cookies

These cookies are required to make sure the website works properly. They are needed to log in, return to the previous page function and to keep track of cookie choices

See below for a list of cookies that we use for:

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  • cookiesDirective
  • BVA_LOGIN
  • arp_scroll_position
  • auctionViewState

Advertising

BVA uses external advertising technologies on its website. These technologies may be used to learn more about the behavior of visitors to the site. We have told our advertisers that we do not permit this on our website. The cookies below are only used to prevent that a user is shown the same ad over and over again.

See below for a list of cookies that we use for:

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Statistics

To determine which part of the website is most interesting to our visitors, we use Google Analytics software to measure how many visitors come to our website and what is the most frequently viewed content. We use cookies for this purpose. All the information we collect this way is turned into statistical data. These statistics give us insight into how often our website is visited, where visitors spend most of their time, etc. This allows us to make the structure, navigation and content of our website as user friendly as possible. Statistics and other reports are not traced back to people. We use cookies to: (i) track the number of visitors to our web pages, (ii) track the amount of time that each visitor spends on our web pages, (iii) determine the order in which a visitor views the different pages of our website, (iv) assess which parts of our site need to be adjusted and (v) optimise the website. See below for a list of cookies we use to gather statistics, which data these collect and how long these are used.

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For cookies placed by third parties, any possible data they may collect and how long the data is stored, please read the statements provided by these third parties on their own website. See:


Google Maps

We also use cookies for Google Maps. These cookies are used to view the location of auctions and/or to view a route to an auction. See below for a list with cookies that are used for this purpose:

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  • mapCenterLatCurrent
  • mapCenterLngCurrent
  • zoomLevelCurrent

For cookies placed by third parties, any possible data they may collect and how long the data is stored, please read the statements provided by these third parties on their own website. See:


Social Media

You can share the lots you view on our website with social media by using the appropriate buttons. For the purpose of these buttons we use social media cookies so that they will recognize you when you want to share a lot. The cookies allow a person who is logged into a certain social media website to share the content of our website directly.

If a visitor is logged into Twitter, Twitter may place cookies on his/her website through BVA that are required for sharing messages and gathering information through a displayed timeline. If a visitor is logged into Facebook, Facebook may place cookies through BVA Auctions on his/her computer that are required for liking messages, updating his/her status and sharing articles.

For cookies placed by social media parties, any possible data they may collect and how long the data is stored, please read the statements provided by these third parties on their own website. See:

Please note that these statements may change regularly. BVA has no influence over the content of these statements.


Chat and frequently asked questions

The BVA website includes functions to enable you to ask questions of BVA through a chat function. You may also read and search the list of most frequently asked questions. For this purpose, BVA uses Livecom software. If a visitor uses these features, Livecom may place cookies through BVA on his/her website that are required for chatting or conducting searches. For more information on the Livecom cookies and the possible information that Livecom collects during the storage period, as well as more on how long the information is stored, please refer to the Livecom statement related to this issue. See:


Visual Website Optimizer

BVA uses Visual Website Optimizer to improve its website. The information that is collected this way is kept anonymously as much as possible. Visual Website Optimizer may place cookies on the user's PC through BVA that are required for improving the website. For more information on Visual Website Optimizer cookies and the possible information that Visual Website Optimizer collects during the storage period as well as more on the length of storage, please refer to the Visual Website Optimizer statement on this issue. See:


Other/Unforeseen cookies

The way the Iinternet and websites work means that we are not always aware of the cookies that are placed by third parties through our website. This may occur, in particular, when our web pages include what is commonly referred to as embedded elements such as texts, documents, images or videos that are stored at a third party and that are shown on our website. Please notify us if you encounter any cookies on our website that fall into this category and that we have not mentioned. Or contact the third party directly and ask them which cookies they place. Ask what the purpose is, what the lifespan of the cookie is and how they have protected your privacy.


Browser configurations

If you do not wish for websites to store cookies on your computer, you must adjust your browser settings so that you will be warned before cookies are placed. You may also adjust your settings so that your browser will refuse all cookies or only those of third parties. You may also remove cookies that have already been placed. Please note that you must adjust the browser settings for each browser. We would like to remind you that if you choose not to accept any cookies, we can no longer guarantee the (proper) operation of our website. Some functions of the website may be lost and you may no longer be able to access certain websites at all. To adjust your browser, please check the settings on each browser. If necessary, consult the help desk of your browser, or click here to go directly to the manual of your browser.

To deactivate cookies from specific parties, please go to: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.


Hyperlinks

The BVA website may contain hyperlinks to other websites and websites of (business) partners that do not belong to BVA. BVA is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these websites.


Other

BVA reserves the right to modify this Privacy and Cookie statement. We request that you review this Privacy and Cookie statement every time you visit the website, to ensure that you are aware of the most recent modifications.

If you have any further questions about this Privacy and Cookie Statement, the BVA website or your registered data, or you would like to change any data, please contact us at:

BVA Auctions B.V.
PO Box 1838
3800 BV Amersfoort
info@bva-auctions.com



This Privacy and Cookie Statement was last updated on January 31, 2014