Privacy Statement


1. ANONYMITY & PRIVACY

BID4U treats all Client information as strictly confidential and will take all reasonable steps to protect a Client’s identity, anonymity and privacy.  We are dedicated to acting with the utmost discretion and confidentiality and zealously guard our Client's anonymity so our Client’s business remains exclusively their business.

Protecting your personal information and guarding your privacy is of paramount importance to us. This privacy policy was created to demonstrate our uncompromising commitment to protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personal information. 

2. COLLECTING INFORMATION

2.1    Persons under the Age of 18 years.
 
BID4U does not market our services to anyone under the age of 18 years and we do not intentionally solicit or collect information from anyone under this age, unless their parents or guardians have contracted with us on their behalf.  

2.2    Personal Information
 
We will collect the information that you provide to us when engaging or seeking to engage BID4U’s services, Contract with us or transact any business, seek any information through this website or otherwise supply your information to us.
 
The type of personal information that we collect all includes information you provided to us when you contacted us, information contained in the Contract you have entered into with us, including: names, dates of birth (DOB), Motor Drivers License (MDL) number, photographic identification, occupation, private and business addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, finance provider's details and amount financed.
 
2.3    Company Information

Where Clients represent, use or engage BID4U’s professional services on behalf of a company or organisation BID4U may also collect details of the company or organisation including ACN and ABN numbers, company names, addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers.
 
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3. USE OF INFORMATION

3.1    General
 
BID4U will not disclose a Client’s Maximum Bid or unnecessarily reveal any personal, private or financial information to any unauthorised party, including to Auctioneers, Dealers, Sellers or third parties unless it is necessary to complete a transaction, perform an obligation under this Contract, satisfy a contract condition, fulfil a third party obligation, for peer review purposes, meet a government request, regulation or legal process or where otherwise authorised, necessary or required by law.  
 
BID4U reserves the right to personal and/or company information, including information contained in any Contract you entered into with us, to advise you about: productes and services, to advise and update referrers on the status of the referral, conducte customer surveys, advise of forthcoming auctions and sales, to update and develop our database and website, for staff training purposes, for improving customer service delivery, for identification or verification purposes or to develop targeted mailings and marketing programs, including sending you our quarterly Newsletter: "The Winning Bid" as well as update Clients on warranties, roadside assistance, product recalls and other matters relating to the provision of our services or to the vehicle and the Client. BID4U may disclose personal information to companies related to BID4U and third party service providers whihc may be overseas.
 
It may be necessary for us to provide your personal information to third parties such as a mailing house or website provider, to enable us to do this.  However, any such third parties will not be permitted to sell, exchange, lend, give, rent or use your personal information for any purpose other than the fulfillment of BID4U’s obligations to you.

3.2    Disclosure of Personal Information to Professionals
 
BID4U may disclose any personal Client information it deems necessary to referrers, its professional advisors, including accountants, auditors and lawyers, credit providers or other organisations used or engaged by BID4U to manage BID4U’s business affairs, licenses, memberships or corporate strategy.
 
BID4U we will not sell, exchange, lend, give or rent your personal information to any unauthorised third party unless legally obliged to disclose it.

3.3     Referrers
 
BID4U retains the right to contact referrers to thank them for the referral, advise them that we have contacted you as well as advise them of the result of that referral, including the outcome or otherwise of any contract you entered into with us.  The information we provide to referrers is generally of a generic nature and, unless BID4U considers otherwise necessary, does not include specific information pertaining to your budget, the make or model of vehicle or purchase price of the vehicle or item.

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4. ALTERING PERSONAL INFORMATION

BID4U retains the right to edit, modify, remove or delete any information or data, in whole or in part, at any time at its sole discretion.

If you wish to retrieve, review or update personal information BID4U has collected from you on-line please contract us and put your request in writing.  You will only be able to personally make changes to your name (where legally changed by marriage or deedpole), to your business entity, business name, ABN & ACN Numbers, business address, personal address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers.

5. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA

We use very high security measures to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of data from our system.

6. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY

We also offer a very high level of security to protect against the loss, misuse or theft of your personal information.

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7. SHARING INFORMATION

Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of: communicating with you, sending requested for information, transacting any business, communicating with third parties (see above), completing a transaction, satisfying a Contract condition, fulfilling a third party obligation or to meeting a government request, regulation or legal process.

8. THE WINNING BID NEWSLETTER

The Winning Bid newsletter is a permission based marketing tool and has been sent to you because our records indicate that you have an existing relationship with us or have expressly provided your e-mail, home or business address for the purpose of receiving our newsletter.

As a BID4U recipient you will continue to receive the 'Winning Bid' Newsletter on a quarterly basis. This is our principal way of keeping you informed about service-related matters, Auction Results, Bargain Buys, Upcoming Auctions and Events, products or services that may be of benefit to you whilst containing things which you may find interesting.

9. UN-SUBSCRIBING FROM THE WINNING BID NEWSLETTER

Should you wish to be removed from our e-mail and/or mailing list a please e-mail or write to us quoting 'unsubscribe' in the heading.

To unsubscribe from Winning Bid newsletter please click on 'Unsubscribe' at the bottom of the newsletter which will create an new e-mail message.  To unsubscribe just type in 'Unsubscribe' in the Subject line and click send.
 

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*MTA Member Bidding Service DL: 18363*