This Privacy Notice, together with our Terms and Conditions and any documents referred to therein, explains the use and processing of personal data by Webzone Limited t/a Carzone, (a 100% subsidiary of Mediahuis Ireland) a company incorporated in Ireland with registered number 276836 whose registered office is at Independent House, 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1, Ireland ("Carzone", "we", "us", "our") when you access and browse our website www.carzone.ie (the "Website") or when you contact us through the Website.
The Website allows users to search advertisements posted on the Website for new and used vehicles. The Website also allows users, both private sellers and professional trade advertisers, to register with carzone.ie ("Advertiser") and to place advertisements for the sale of vehicles on the Website.
Please read the following to understand our practices regarding your personal data, how we will treat it and your data protection rights. The Website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect personal data relating to children.
Carzone is the controller and is responsible for the personal data we obtain from your use of the Website.
The type of personal data collected and used by us varies depending upon whether you are an Advertiser, a registered user of the Website or just browsing the Website. Typically we collect and process the following kinds of personal data:
We also collect, use and share aggregated data suchas statistical or demographic data for various purposes. Aggregated data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you (for example the 'terms and conditions of use €™' section of our Website) and you do not provide that personal data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you. In this case, we may not be able to provide all or part of the relevant service. For example, if you wish to place an advertisement on the Website and you do not provide personal data necessary to create a user account we will not be able to give you access to that feature.
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. We have set out below a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate. We may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your personal data. Please Contact Us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.
|Purpose/activity||Type of Data||Lawful basis for processing your personal data|
|To allow for advertisements to be placed on our Website by registered users and allow for responses to these advertisements by interested parties||Identity, Contact and Profile Data||(a) Performance of a contract with you
(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business and to develop new business)
|To respond to any queries you submit through the Website||Identity and Contact Data||(a) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise)
|To manage our relationship with you which will include notifying you about changes to our terms or privacy notice||Identity, Contact and Profile Data||(a) Performance of a contract with you
(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
(c) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how persons use our services)
|To use data analytics to improve our Website, services, customer relationships and experiences.||Technical and Usage Data||Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our services, to keep our Website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)|
Marketing: Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending direct marketing communications to you via email. We will use your Identity, Contact and Profile Data to send you marketing communications if you have requested to receive such information from us. You can opt out of any marketing communications from us at any time by using the "Unsubscribe" function at the bottom of the marketing emails we send you.
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so. Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
5. Disclosure of your personal data
Except as set out in this Privacy Notice, we do not disclose personal data that we collect about you, or which you provide to us, to any third party. However, for the purposes set out in the table in Paragraph 4 above, we may be required to share your personal data with the parties set out below:
We require all third parties to whom we disclose personal data collected via our Website to respect the security of personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions. Unless prevented by applicable law, we will notify you when your personal data may be provided to third parties in ways other than explained above, and you may have the option to prevent such sharing at the time that we notify you.
6. Sharing your personal data in other countries
Your personal data may be transferred, stored and accessed within the European Economic Area ("EEA") or transferred to, stored in, and accessed from countries outside the EEA in order to fulfil the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. For transfers to countries outside the EEA, the data protection regime may be different than in the country in which you are located and will therefore be based on a legally adequate transfer method. Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is given to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
Where the country has been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission. For further details, see European Commission: Adequacy of the protection of personal data in non-EU countries.
We may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe. For further details, see European Commission: Model contracts for the transfer of personal data to third countries.
We will provide you on request a list of the countries located outside the EEA to which personal data may be transferred, and an indication of whether they have been determined by the European Commission to grant adequate protection to personal data. Where applicable, you are entitled, upon request to receive a copy of the relevant safeguard (for example, EC model contractual clauses) that have been taken to protect personal data during such transfer.
7. How your personal data is secured
Carzone is committed to maintaining the security of all personal data which is processed pursuant to this Privacy Notice. We maintain appropriate physical, procedural, organisational and technical security measures intended to prevent loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, or modification of personal data under our control. We have also put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
8. How long do we keep your personal data?
We keep your personal data for no longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it was processed and no longer than is allowed under applicable data protection law. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of personal data, the purposes for which we process personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means in addition to the applicable legal requirements. We also retain personal data if required by applicable law or if justified to do so under applicable statutory limitation periods.
9. Third party websites
10. Your legal rights
You are entitled to a number of rights with regard to our use of your personal data, including the right to:
To exercise one or more of your rights in respect of your personal data, please contact us via our Secure Privacy Portal by clicking here or by using the Contact Us details below. We will respond to your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable, but in any case within the legally required period of time.
11. Updating your personal data
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed, via our Secure Privacy Portal or by using the Contact Us details below, , if any of your personal data changes during your relationship with us. As an Advertiser, you can modify or update your personal information by accessing your account on the Website and selecting the 'Edit Details' option, or by emailing us at [email protected].
12. Changes to this Notice
We will change this Privacy Notice from time to time and any changes will be posted to the Website and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. This version of the Privacy Notice was last updated on 24/01/2023.
13. Complaints and Contact Us
If you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by Carzone (or third parties as described above), or how your complaint has been handled, in the first instance please email your concerns to [email protected] or submit a request via our Secure Privacy Portal.
If you have any questions regarding the use of your personal data please contact us at: [email protected] Or at the Carzone Group Headquarters, Independent House, 27-32 Talbot Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.