VIRTUR.NET WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY
Date Updated: July 24, 2016

         virtur.net (“we” or “us”) considers the privacy and protection of our clients' corporate and personal data to be of the utmost importance and we take serious measures to protect the security and integrity of all such information.

            With this in mind, the law does require us to take particular steps in relation to the processing and protection of your data. To ensure you are confident about providing us with your personal information when communicating with us and using our services, we outline below our practices in relation to the collection and use of personal data. This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which we will collect, use and process personal data. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to ensure you understand how we handle your personal data, and please check this page from time to time as this Policy may be updated.

INFORMATION THAT VIRTUR.NET MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

            We may collect and process the following information about you:

            information you provide by filling in forms on our website (www.virtur.net); and information given in hard copy form or by any other means providing: your name; date of birth; address; interests; marketing preferences; when appropriate your credit information; and any other personal information relevant to the services we provide. This information may be provided when you are registering interest, transacting with us, subscribing to our services or for newsletters or requesting information;

            correspondence or other contacts you may have with us;

            details of transactions you carry out through our website, and any communications by telephone, in person or by any other means relating to those transactions. This may include recording certain telephone conversations, for example relating to live bidding; and

            details of your visits to our website including, but not limited to, traffic data, web logs or other communication data and the resources you access.

            The information you provide to us will be used for processing transactions but may also be used for internal data processing, such as compiling statistical information about your interests and the use of our site, and as a service to you, to customize the content we offer you here.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT AT VIRTUR.NET

            We may collect and process the following information obtained from your use of virtur.net.

Cookies
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket. Using our website will result in us placing cookies on your computer in one of the 3 following categories:

Strictly necessary: These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website; many of the functions on our website will not work properly, or at all, if you do not allow these cookies to be used. We may therefore be unable to provide many of the services you may wish to request unless you accept the use of these cookies.
Performance: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor: all information these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. The information is only used to improve how the website works.
Functionality: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features (for example, remembering changes you have made to text size and fonts).

            If you reside outside the EU, we also may use a fourth type of cookie for Targeting or Advertising for use by third parties in delivering more relevant advertisements and in compiling web statistics. These third parties may use cookies, web beacons and other tracking technology to monitor your visits to virtur.net and other websites, and may monitor your online behavior and identify website usage, helping advertisers show you advertising and content that is more relevant to you. Some examples of what Targeting and Advertising Cookies do include (i) providing advertisers with information about your visit to our websites so they can show you advertising that is relevant to you (ii) limiting the number of times you see an advertisement and (iii) helping measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. 

            Be assured that none of these cookies store personally identifiable information, and that even though these third parties have privacy policies that may be different from ours, we only use trusted advertising partners.

IP Address
We may collect information about your computer, including your internet address, operating system and browser type when you visit us. Your internet address is used to help identify and gather statistical or demographic information about our customers generally. We also use this information for internal system administration to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer our website and the customer or user experience.

HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION USED?

            virtur.net will collect, record, store and use your personal data for clearly specified purposes including but not limited to:

            providing you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we believe would interest you in a way that is targeted and relevant, which includes but is not limited to auctions, private sales, storage services and transportation, valuations, real estate, education and insurance;

            carrying out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and virtur.net;

            notifying you about changes to our products and services;

            ensuring that our website is presented in the most effective manner for you; and

            selling or purchasing property or services and advising you of forthcoming sales, events and services (unless you opt-out).

We may contact you for the above purposes by telephone call, email, text or SMS messaging and other means.

SHARING INFORMATION
We will not share your personal data with anyone outside virtur.net other than in accordance with the law and as stated in this Policy. Each of the countries in which we operate has different privacy laws which will be reflected in our Privacy Policies. We may from time to time however need to disclose your personal data to certain third parties.

Agents or Contractors of virtur.net
We may need to disclose certain personal information to our Agents or Contractors to enable virtur.net to process transactions or communicate with you. Where we do so it will be on the basis that these agents/contractors are required to keep the information confidential and secure, and will not use the information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for virtur.net.

Anti-Money Laundering and Regulatory Authorities (“AML”)
We may need to retain and disclose certain information about you to regulatory authorities and to appropriate agencies to conduct anti-money laundering and trade sanction checks and to assist with fraud prevention, in particular, in compliance with our AML obligations and in relation to trade sanctions. We will disclose this information as is required by law.

Credit Agencies
We may need to disclose certain personal information about you to credit agencies to conduct appropriate checks when you are transacting with us.

Legal Disclosures
While we will not voluntarily disclose your personal data we may disclose such information if we are required to do so by a valid Court Order, if we are lawfully requested by government or law enforcement authorities, if we are required to do so pursuant to other legal processes, or if it becomes necessary to protect the rights or property of virtur.net.

Worldwide Transfers and Processing
As an organization with global reach, virtur.net may process your personal information as described above in countries outside of the European Economic Area. Each of these countries has differing privacy laws offering different levels of protection for your personal information. Our Privacy Policy reflects these varying practices and we will act in accordance with this Policy in all jurisdictions we operate in. By providing your personal information to www.virtur.net, you consent to us processing your personal information in any jurisdiction, in accordance with this Policy.

Contacting You
In order to provide you with marketing information about our products and services, we may contact you by email, text, SMS or any other messaging service, telephone, fax and by post. At the bottom of any marketing emails you will have a clearly marked unsubscribe option from future mailings. In addition, you may at any time send an email to info@virtur.net asking for your name to be removed from our lists.

Your Rights
You have the legal right to a copy of the information which we hold about you, including information on how this will be used and to ensure this information is accurate. You also have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes - you can exercise this right by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect data or at any time by contacting us at info@virtur.net.

Security
We will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the security and integrity of all personal information provided to our website, or by any other means electronic or otherwise. We will ensure that your personal data within virtur.net is suitably protected against both unauthorized physical and electronic access. These measures include an electronic firewall and various other protection measures that involve virus scanning, installation of security patches, vulnerability testing, backup and recovery planning, employee training, security audits and other steps designed constantly to improve the data protection posture. While we endeavor to do so, we cannot guarantee that information during transmission through the internet or any computer network is entirely safe from unauthorized intrusion, access or manipulation, and virtur.net shall incur no liability for disclosure of information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties. In any event, where we believe personal data has been compromised, we will notify you of this.

Third-Party Websites
The virtur.net site contains or may contain links to other websites which are not operated by virtur.net. The information you provide to us will not be transmitted to other websites, although these websites may collect personal information about you in accordance with their own privacy policies. virtur.net is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

How long will virtur.net keep my personal information?
We will hold your information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or for as long as is specified in any agreement between you and us.

Changes to this Policy
We reserve the right to amend or update this Privacy Policy and any of our privacy practices at any time. We will notify users of this website by posting any updated policy on this page and such changes will be effective immediately and without further notice. Where appropriate, we may notify you directly of changes to the Privacy Policy either through email or a prominent notice on our website.

Contact
If you have any questions in relation to the use and protection of your personal data please contact us at info@virtur.net.


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