Power Performance Cars Privacy Notice
Power Performance Cars is a UK digital automotive marketplace that offers a vehicle buying and selling process. To provide you with the full range of Power Performance Cars products and services, we need to collect and process certain information about you.
This Notice and our Cookies Policy apply to all visitors to and users of:
It also applies to anyone contacting us by phone, SMS, email, in letters and other correspondence, in person, and via social media.
If you are a dealer contracted with us, please see the privacy notice that is available via the Portal for information regarding the personal information we hold and use in order to provide your dealership with requested products and services.
Information collected by us and how we use it
To create an account, we will collect your email address and your chosen password. Once you have registered you can include further personal details in your account including your name and you can view your adverts, payment history, and subscriptions with us. Where you log in via Facebook or another social media account, we may be provided with limited personal details (including your account ID and email address) to verify you are logged in. We will use your name and email address to send you communications about your account.
We use your name and email address to register your account and send you service communications about how to access and manage your account (available within the "My Portal" section of the Website). You can access the "My Portal" area at any time login in to update your details and can also change your options regarding marketing communications from Power Performance Cars and/or third parties that you have selected in this area.
As part of the advert placement process on the Website, we collect your name, telephone number, email address, and postcode, as well as details of the vehicle you wish to sell (including the vehicle registration number VRM) and device ID, and IP address.
We use your name and email address to register your account and place your advert, confirm that your advert has been published and send you service communications about how to access and manage your account (available within the "My Portal" section of the Website) and your advert. You can access the "My Portal" area by logging in at any time to update your details and can also change your options regarding marketing communications from Auto Trader and/or third parties that you have selected in this area.
We use your postcode to provide a positioning of the vehicle you advertise within our database; this allows potential buyers to locate vehicles for sale within a set radius of their chosen location. Your postcode is not disclosed in your advert.
Vehicle Registration Numbers (VRM) are required to place an advert on the Website for regulatory and security purposes. We will not disclose the Vehicle Registration Number within the text of your advert to any person. However, if the Vehicle Registration Number is displayed in photographs within your advert then these details will be visible to Website visitors who may use them without your authorization.
If your advert expires we will contact you via phone or email to give you the option to rebook your advert.
We may also use the information you provide for internal business records and purposes, including to analyze and develop our products and services and the Website.
We use certain features in our advert placement process to protect the privacy of our customers when they are communicating with potential buyers via phone or email.
For customers placing a Private advert, we apply a Protect Your Number facility as a default on all adverts when customers provide their phone number. Protect Your Number enables you to keep your telephone number private by providing you with a substitute telephone number to use in your advert. You will need to contact our Customer Service team if you wish to remove this facility. Please be aware that if you opt-out of using this facility, your telephone number will be visible within your advert.
For customers placing Private adverts, we also provide a customer-to-customer email service that allows Website visitors and potential buyers who view your advert to contact you via a link displayed on your advert, without disclosing your email address. We use this to disable any potentially harmful links that may expose you to fraudulent activity. The use of the customer-to-customer email service is mandatory for us to maintain the security of our Website. We reserve the right to monitor and retain all communications via the email service for security monitoring purposes.
You will also be required to supply payment card details to place your advert. We use third-party payment providers to manage online card payment transactions. Payment card information is collected over a secure online payment gateway provided by:
All payment transactions processed are encrypted. Your payment card information is used solely to process payment for your advert. We retain no record of your payment card details.
When you communicate with us, you may provide personal data to us such as your name, address, contact details, organization details, dietary requirements. We will use this in order to deal with your communication.
You may provide your personal data to us for one of the following reasons:
When using services on Power Performance Cars you will need to provide certain personal information such as name, email address, telephone number and postcode and details regarding your vehicle (including vehicle registration number, mileage, make and model) to enable us or a third party to provide you with the services requested. Depending on the service, this information may be passed to a third party.
Valuation – You will need to provide details regarding your vehicle in order to obtain a valuation. This may be the vehicle registration number and mileage and/or other details regarding your vehicle such as the make and model.
Vehicle Search facility - You will need to supply your postcode in order to use our vehicle search facility. We will use this to present adverts matching your search criteria with the distance from your selected location.
Request for test drive/quote/brochure - If you book a test drive of a new vehicle, or request a quote or brochure, through the Website you will need to provide your name, email address, postal address, and telephone number which will be passed to the relevant dealer or another third party. Each request form clearly indicates that you are giving authorization for your details to be passed to the relevant dealer or another party for them to contact you and action your request.
All conversations and email exchanges are recorded. Any personal information that you disclose during a live chat or via an online form will be accessible to and processed by Live Person Automotive, the Dealer with whom you communicate, and will be made available to Power Performance Cars. Additionally, the Chat Service provider may use computer infrastructure which is situated outside of the EEA. By using the Chat Service, you acknowledge and agree that any personal data disclosed by you while using the Chat Service will be processed and stored by the Chat Service provider on its systems outside the EEA and protected by adequate safeguards.
If you choose to download or use our Mobile Applications, or access one of our mobile optimized sites, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device. We may use this information to provide you with location-based services, such as advertising, search results, and other personalized content.
Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable location services within the mobile device’s settings. If you have questions about how to disable your device's location services, we recommend you contact your mobile service carrier or the manufacturer of your device.
To administer, maintain, develop and improve our Website and services, we use your contact details and details of your activity on the Website and interactions with us such as name, telephone number, email address and postcode, details of adverts you have published, details within the My Portal section of the Website and your interactions with us.
We will use your contact details such as name, telephone number, email address and postcode, details of adverts you have published, details with the My Portal section of the Website, and details of your activity on the Website and your interactions with us in order to:
The Legal Basis we rely on for processing your information
Under data protection laws, we are required to have a legal basis to process your personal information. We have set out below the legal bases we rely on:
Power Performance Cars will not pass on your personal data to third parties except as set out in this Notice or with your consent. We may disclose your personal information to third parties for the following purpose(s) and in the following circumstances as part of our processing activities:
We are not responsible for any use of your personal data by these parties except where they act as our processor.
Under data protection law, you have the following rights:
Some of these rights may not always apply. You can read more about your rights below.
You may be able to exercise the following rights:
What is an Accessibility statement?
This is the official accessibility statement for Power Performance Cars. If you have any comments or suggestions, please email us via email@example.com
Power Performance Cars does not currently support Access keys, although this will be implemented in the future when we will support full WCAG AAA guidelines.
You can also use the Tab key on your keyboard to move between links on a page. A single press of Tab high-lights the next link, Shift+Tab high-lights the previous link.
Access to Website
Access to our Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our Website without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our Website, or our entire Website, to users who have registered with us.
By using the Website to search for vehicles, you agree that you will only use, reproduce and print materials comprising the results of such searches for your own personal, non-commercial purposes. You must only use the contact details provided by private advertisers to contact them in connection with a genuine inquiry relating to the purchase of the vehicle in question.
Pages contained in the Website may contain technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. The information in these pages may be updated from time to time and may at times be out of date. We do not accept responsibility for keeping the information up to date or liability for any failure to do so.
The material on the Website is only for information purposes. It does not constitute advice and you should not rely on any material on the Website to make (or refrain from making) any decision or take (or refrain from taking) any action.
The Website contains material submitted and created by private and trade dealers and other third parties. We exclude all liability for any illegality arising from or error, omission or inaccuracy in such material.
We give no warranties, conditions, guarantees, or representations, express or implied, as to:-
The Website publishes advertisements placed by third parties to advertise their vehicles and other goods and/or services. We do not own the vehicles or goods advertised for sale on the Website and have no liability for these or for any losses that you may incur as a result of purchasing a vehicle, goods, and/or any services advertised by third parties. If you choose to purchase a vehicle, goods, and/or services advertised for sale by third parties on the Website, the contract will be between you and the third-party advertiser and not with us. You are responsible for taking steps to safeguard you and your money before contacting a seller and/or making a purchase. Advice on buying a car can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org . If you see anything suspicious please or believe an advertisement to be fraudulent, please report it to us immediately so we can investigate.
Copyright and trademarks
All rights, including copyright, in the content of the web pages, in the photographs of any vehicles displayed on the Website, and all database rights in our database of vehicles, are owned or controlled for these purposes by us.
All trademarks, names, and logos are the proprietary marks of Power Performance Cars or of our associated companies. Marks identifying third parties are owned or licensed by those third parties or their associated companies. No conditions within these terms use confer on you any license or right under any trademarks, names or logos.
Any information belonging to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (“DVLA”) which is made available on the Website (“DVLA Information”) is made available for your personal use only whilst visiting the Website. You agree not to use the DVLA Information for any commercial or business purposes. You may print one copy of the DVLA Information for future reference but you must not otherwise reproduce or redistribute the DVLA Information (whether on its own or as a component part of any other product, service, or material). You agree that you will not use the DVLA Information for any unlawful purposes or in a way that infringes the intellectual property rights of the DVLA or any other third party.
To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies, and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
All conditions, warranties, and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute.
Any liability for a direct, indirect, or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our Website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our Website, any websites linked to it, and any materials posted on it, including without limitation any liability for:
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
We will need to carry out routine maintenance and servicing of our servers and equipment from time to time. While we will seek to keep disruption to a minimum we cannot guarantee that the Website will be continuously available online. We, therefore, provide the Website on an "as is" and "as available" basis.
We make no warranty that the Website ( or associated websites) is free from computer viruses or any other malicious or impairing computer programs. It is your responsibility to ensure that you use appropriate virus checking software.
Links to non-Power Performance Cars sites
The Website contains hypertext links to websites that are not operated by us or by our associated companies. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their content. Our inclusion of hypertext links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material contained on the websites or of the owners.
Links to the Website
You may establish a hypertext link to the home page of the Website, without the need for our written consent, provided there is no implied endorsement or sponsorship of you, your company, or your website by us
The checks are provided for your personal use only. You agree not to use the checks for any commercial or business purposes. You may print one copy of the check for future reference but you must not otherwise reproduce or redistribute the check. You agree that you will not use the checks for any unlawful purposes or in a way that infringes the intellectual property rights of Experian or any other third party.
The checks are provided for information purposes only. They do not constitute advice and you should not rely on the checks to make any decision or take any action. Neither us nor Experian gives any warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations (express or implied) as to the completeness or accuracy of the checks. To the extent permitted by law, we and Experian exclude any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with a check.
The word “EXPERIAN” and certain other words and images are trademarks of Experian Limited and/or its associated companies and may be registered in the EU, USA, and other countries.
Our services are not suitable for those under sixteen years of age and, as such, by using our Website you represent that you are at least sixteen years of age. Persons who are at least sixteen years of age but under the age of eighteen years of age may only use the Website with legal parental or guardian consent.
Certain features of our websites, such as the forums, require you to create an account with us. When you do so, we will use the information you provide when you create the account in order to administer it and to give you access to those features.
When you have an account with us, you will also have the option to subscribe to a range of email alerts relating to your interactions with us, such as new inventory matching search criteria you specify, and new posts in discussion threads that you have followed or replied to. You can stop emails at any time using the unsubscribe link or following the instructions in the emails.
We will keep your account information for as long as your account is active, and for up to 10 years afterward.
We do this on the basis that it is necessary to provide those features of our websites.
Using message boards and forums
Any information you choose to voluntarily post to message boards and other interactive forums is by its very nature being made publicly available to other users who have access to that portion of the website or service. We would encourage you not to share your personal data, and we are not responsible for any information you choose to provide or communicate in such forums. Any disclosures you make are at your own risk.
We also share personal data with third parties who need it in order to provide services to us, including using external providers to assist in administering and overseeing our forums.
Other providers of products and services
Users of our site may find links to other businesses that provide products and services related to our industry (e.g. insurance, servicing, warranties). We also have links on our website to a shop, operated by Push Merchandising Limited, where you can buy Power Performance Cars-branded products.
When you click on those links, you are taken to the other provider's website, where you can decide whether to provide your personal data in relation to those other products and services. We will also provide information to these businesses to let them know that you navigated to their site from ours. You can learn more about the privacy practices of these businesses by reviewing the policies and notices on their websites.
We do this on the basis of our legitimate interest in promoting our business and connecting consumers with businesses to which they show
Third-party service providers
We also share personal data with third parties who need it in order to provide services to us in support of the purposes described above. For example, we use external providers to host our websites and databases and to operate our email alerts and marketing communications. We also use an external data warehouse provider to store and manage for us the data gathered by our advertising cookies.
Your rights and how to exercise them
European and/or UK privacy laws give you certain rights in respect of the information that we hold about you. Below is a short overview of those rights.
If you want us to stop sending you marketing emails, the quickest and most efficient way is to use the provided links in our emails (although you can also contact us directly if you prefer). Otherwise, if you want to exercise your rights in respect of your personal data, the best way to do so is to contact us by email at email@example.com or to write to us at the address above to the attention of the General Counsel. In order to protect your privacy, when you contact us, we may ask you to prove your identity before we take any steps in response to such a request.
In some cases, typically for people who work at dealerships who pay for our products, the actual controller of your personal data might be one of our local subsidiaries, but you can always contact Power Performance Cars, for help or if you want to exercise your rights, regardless of which of our group companies is technically the controller.
When Power Performance Cars itself is the data controller, Is our representative in Europe for data privacy purposes, and you can also contact them if you have questions or concerns.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint about our handling of your personal data with your local data protection authority, which in the UK is the Information Commissioner's Office (http://ico.org.uk).