Thanks for visiting. This policy explains the what, how, and why of the information we collect when you visit one of our websites, or when you use our Services. It also explains the specific ways we use and disclose that information. We take your privacy extremely seriously, and we never sell lists or email addresses.
The policy: This policy explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).
We and this website complies to the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and already complies to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into affect from May 2018. We will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK's exit from the European Union.
These definitions should help you understand this policy. When we say "we," "us," and "our," we are referring to Bulldog Service Station Ltd, a UK registered limited liability company, registration number 631975. We provide motor trade services to both the car and motorcycle sector. online platforms that you may use to market to or stay in contact with others, including creating, sending, and managing emails and other information related to your Subscribers (the "Services"). When we say "Member," we are referring to the person or entity that is registered with us to use the Services. When we say "you," we are referring either to a Member or to some other person who visits any of our Websites. A "Subscriber" is a person you contact through our Services, or a person who you might choose to contact at some point in the future through the use of our Services. In other words, a Subscriber is anyone on your Distribution List or about whom you have given us information. "Personal Information" means any information that identifies or can be used to identify you or a Subscriber, directly or indirectly, including, but not limited to, first and last name, date of birth, email address, gender, occupation or other demographic information. A "Distribution List" is a list of Subscribers and all associated information related to those Subscribers (for example, email addresses).
4. Questions & Concerns
If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to update, delete, or change any Personal Information we hold, or you have a concern about the way in which we have handled any privacy matter, please use our contact form to send us a message. You may also contact us by post at:
Bulldog Service Station Ltd
5. Information We Collect
(c) List and email information: When you add a Distribution List or create an email with the Services, we have and may access the data on your list and the information in your email. If a Subscriber chooses to forward an email you send to a friend, it will allow the Subscriber to share your email content with individuals not on your Distribution List. When a Subscriber forwards an email to a friend, we do not store your Subscriber's email address or their friend's email address, and no one is added to any Distribution List as a result. The Member who created the email campaign only sees an aggregate number of times their email campaign was forwarded by a Subscriber and does not have access to the email addresses used to share or receive that forwarded content.
(d) Information from your use of the Service: We may receive information about how and when you use the Services, store it in log files or other types of files associated with your account, and link it to other information we collect about you. This information may include, for example, your IP address, time, date, browser used, and actions you have taken within the application. This type of information helps us to improve our Services for both you and for all of our users.
(f) Web beacons: We use web beacons on our Websites and in our emails. When we send emails to Members, we may track behavior such as who opened the emails and who clicked the links. This allows us to measure the performance of our email campaigns and to improve our features for specific segments of Members. To do this, we include single pixel gifs, also called web beacons, in emails we send. Web beacons allow us to collect information about when you open the email, your IP address, your browser or email client type, and other similar details. We also include Web Beacons in the emails we deliver for you. We use the data from those Web Beacons to create reports about how your email campaign performed and what actions your Subscribers took. Reports are also available to us when we send email to you, so we may collect and review that information.
6. Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
We may use and disclose Personal Information only for the following purposes:
(b) To send you informational and promotional content in accordance with your marketing preferences. You can stop receiving our promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in every email.
(d) To communicate with our Members about their account and provide customer support.
(f) To protect the rights and safety of our Members and third parties, as well as our own.
(g) To meet legal requirements, including complying with court orders, valid discovery requests, valid subpoenas, and other appropriate legal mechanisms.
(h) To provide information to representatives and advisors, including legal teams and accountants, to help us comply with legal, accounting, or security requirements.
(i) To prosecute and defend a court, arbitration, or similar legal proceeding.
(j) To respond to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
(k) To provide, support, and improve the Services we offer. This includes our use of the data that our Subscribers provide us, for example, aggregating information from your use of the Services or visit to our Websites and sharing this information with third parties to improve our Services. This might also include sharing your information or the information you provide us about your Subscribers with third parties in order to provide and support our Services or to make certain features of the Services available to you. When we do have to share Personal Information with third parties, we take steps to protect your information by requiring these third parties to enter into a contract with us that requires them to use the Personal Information we transfer to them in a manner that is consistent with this policy.
7. Public Information and Third Party Websites
(a) Social media platforms and widgets. Our Websites include social media features, such as the Facebook Like button. These features may collect information about your IP address and which page you are visiting on our Website, and they may set a cookie to make sure the feature functions properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website. We also maintain presences on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Any information, communications, or materials you submit to us via a social media platform is done at your own risk without any expectation of privacy. We cannot control the actions of other users of these platforms or the actions of the platforms themselves. Your interactions with those features and platforms are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.
9. Third Parties
We may disclose Personal Information to the following types of third parties for the purposes described in this policy:
(a) Service Providers. Sometimes, we share your information with our third party Service Providers, who help us provide and support our Services. For example, if it is necessary to provide you something you have requested (like enable a feature such as Social Profiles), then we may share your and/or your Subscribers' Personal Information with a Service Provider for that purpose. Just like with the other third parties we work with, these third party Service Providers enter into a contract that requires them to use your Personal Information only for the provision of services to us and in a manner that is consistent with this policy. Examples of Service Providers include payment processors, hosting services and content delivery services.
(c) Third Parties: Triumph Motorcycles, Dealerwebs, Contact Online, The Gyst, Black Horse Finance, MotoNovo Finance, Close Brothers Motor Finance, Specialist Lending Ltd (Duologi), Divido Financial Services Ltd, Auto Protect, MotorVise, DVLA, Mailchimp, Visitor Chats, Auto Trader.
10. Competitions and Promotions
We may, from time to time, offer surveys, competitions or other promotions on our Websites or through social media (collectively "Our Promotions"). Participation in our Promotions is completely voluntary. Information requested for entry may include personal contact information such as your name, address, date of birth, phone number, email address, username, and similar details. We use the information you provide to administer Our Promotions. We may also, unless prohibited by the Promotion's rules or law, use the information provided to communicate with you, or other people you select, about our Services. We may share this information with our affiliates and other organizations or Service Providers in line with this policy and the rules posted for the Promotion.
11. Content of Email Campaigns
When you send an email marketing campaign, it bounces from server to server as it crosses the Internet. Along the way, server administrators can read what you send. Email was not built for confidential information. Please do not use Bulldog Service Station Ltd to send confidential information.
12. Our Distribution Lists
A Distribution List can be created in a number of ways, including by importing contacts, such as through csv or directly from our email client. Our Distribution Lists are stored on a secure server. We do not, under any circumstances, sell your personal information. If someone on our Distribution List complains or contacts us, we might then contact that person. Only authorised employees have access to view Distribution Lists.
We will use and disclose the information in our Distribution Lists only for the reasons discussed in Sections 6-9. We will not use and disclose the information in our Distribution Lists to:
bill or collect money owed to us;
send you system alert messages;
communicate with you about your account; or
send you informational and promotional content.
If we detect abusive or illegal behaviour related to our Distribution List, we may share our Distribution List or portions of it with affected ISPs or anti-spam organizations.
13. Notice of Breach of Security
If a security breach causes an unauthorised intrusion into our system that materially affects you or people on our Distribution Lists, then Bulldog Service Station Ltd will notify you as soon as possible and later report the action we took in response.
14. Safeguarding Your Information
We take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the Personal Information.
Bulldog Service Ltd accounts require a username and password to log in. You must keep your username and password secure, and never disclose it to a third party. Because the information in our Distribution List is so sensitive, account passwords are encrypted, which means we cannot see your passwords. We cannot resend forgotten passwords either. We will only reset them.
15. We Operate in the United Kingdom and the EU
Our servers and offices are located in the United Kingdom and the EU, so your information may be transferred to, stored, or processed in the United Kingdom and the EU. While the data protection, privacy, and other laws of the United Kingdom might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, we take many steps to protect your privacy. By using our Websites, you understand and consent to the collection, storage, processing, and transfer of your information to our facilities in the United Kingdom, the EU and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this policy.
16. Accuracy and Retention of Data
We do our best to keep your data accurate and up to date, to the extent that you provide us with the information we need to do so. If your data changes (for example, if you have a new email address), then you are responsible for notifying us of those changes. Upon request, we will provide you with information about whether we hold, or process on behalf of a third party, any of your Personal Information. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as long as needed to provide you with our Services. We may also retain and use your information in order to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent abuse, and enforce our Agreements.
We will give an individual, access to any Personal Information we hold about them within 30 days of any request for that information. Individuals may request to access, correct, amend or delete information we hold about them by contacting us here. Unless it is prohibited by law, we will remove any Personal Information about an individual, from our servers at your request. There is no charge for an individual to access or update their Personal Information.
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Updated October 31st, 2019