Privacy Policy

Properties ABC Privacy Policy

Preserving your privacy is of great importance to us. This privacy policy describes how we use your personal information. We acquire, use, and disseminate personal information to facilitate the function of the Properties ABC website ('Properties ABC'). Properties ABC Limited, registered to 12 Northfield Avenue, Ealing, London, W13 9RJ, with the company number 7486311, acting itself and through its subsidiaries, manages your personal information. This policy is effective as of 19 November, 2010.

Acquisition

Information posted on Properties ABC is publicly available. Our servers are located in the United Kingdom (UK) and United States (US). While the laws on handling personal data in the US may be perceived as less rigorous than the laws applicable to the UK, Properties ABC promises to handle your information in a lawful, confidential and secure manner. By choosing to provide us with personal information, you are consenting to the transmission and retention of that information on our servers in the UK and the US. We handle the following personal information: email address; additional contact information; and (depending on the service used) sometimes financial information; computer sign-on data; statistics on page views; traffic to and from Properties ABC and ad data. This latter information is acquired via cookies; cookies on your browser can be disabled but this is likely to impede your activity on the Site; other information, including user IP address and standard web log information, will also be acquired.

Conduct

We acquire personal information in order to:

  • provide the services outlined on the Site;
  • address disputes and troubleshoot;
  • maintain safe trading and enforce our policies;
  • optimise user experience, evaluate interest in our services, and communicate with users about relevant services and news;
  • communicate marketing and promotional offers;
  • conduct other services for users as described during the collection of information.

Security

We will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your express consent. We may disclose personal information as deemed mandatory by law, or to enforce our policies, respond to claims that any content violates others' rights, or to protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. For example, if you submit false contact details or impersonate another person, we may pass your personal information to any implicated third party, their agent or to any law enforcement agency.

We may also share personal information with service providers who help with our business operations: to provide joint content and services, such as registration, transactions and customer service; to help detect and prevent potentially unlawful acts and violations of our policies; and to inform decisions about their products, services and communications. Members of our corporate group will use this information to send you marketing communications only if you have requested their services.

We use various tools to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure, but as none of these is failsafe we are unable to make any guarantees therein.

Cookies

Properties ABC and its service providers may place "cookies" (a "cookie" is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer) and "web beacons" (a "web beacon" is an electronic image, called a single-pixel or clear GIF placed in the web page code) on your computer when you visit certain sections of the Site. The majority of these cookies are "session cookies," which means they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session, when you close your browser. We may use permanent or session cookies to help analyse user activity on the Site; customise our services, content and advertising; evaluate promotional efficacy, and promote trust and assurance. We offer certain features that are available only through the use of cookies. You can block our cookies by changing the settings on your browser, but doing so will likely prevent full uptake of our services. You may encounter cookies from third parties on certain pages of the site that we do not control. We sometimes work with service providers who may place cookies on your computer to collect anonymous information about how you use websites owned by Properties ABC and its affiliates. This information helps us customise our content and advertising. These affiliates are not permitted to retain any personal information about you via these cookies.

Obtaining Information from Properties ABC

In using Properties ABC, you may use personal information obtained from the Site only to follow up with another user about a specific post, not to send spam or obtain personal information from someone who has not consented to such conduct.

Communications

By using the Site, you agree to receive marketing communications from us unless you expressly indicate that you prefer not to receive such communications. To opt out of such communications simply indicate your preference by following the directions provided within the communication. You may not use our site or communication tools to obtain addresses, send spam or otherwise breach our Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy. We may automatically scan and manually filter messages sent via our communication tools for malicious activity or unlawful content, but we do not permanently store such messages. If you use our tools to send content to a friend, we do not permanently store your friends' addresses or use or disseminate them for marketing purposes. To report spam, please contact us via info@propertiesabc.com.

Accessing your Information

You can review, modify or erase your personal information at any time by accessing your account page. You may contact us to review any personal information we store that is not available on Properties ABC. There may be a charge associated with such requests but these will not exceed the amounts permitted by law. We delete personal information when we no longer need it for the purposes we described earlier. We retain personal information as permitted by law to resolve disputes, enforce our policies; and prevent miscreants from returning to the Site.

General

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted here and become effective at the time of posting. Your continued use of the Site after the effective date of such changes will represent your acceptance of and agreement to any such changes. If we, or our corporate affiliates, are involved in a merger or acquisition, we may share personal information with another company, but this policy will continue to apply. If you have any questions about this policy please contact us via info@propertiesabc.com.