Approach to Privacy

We are committed to protecting your personal information and take your right to privacy very seriously.
This Privacy Policy is applicable to websites owned and operated by Compare Car Parts Ltd. You must read and accept all of this Privacy Policy before you may become a user of this website. By accepting this Privacy Policy you expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your information in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy.

Overview

This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect about you and what may happen to that information. When you enter your information into a form on our website we will collect personally identifiable information about you (your “Information”). Some of your Information may be disclosed to third parties and used by us and third parties. We will never sell or rent your personal information to third parties.

If you do not agree to your Information being used or disclosed in this way, please do not use our website.

Information Collection

We collect information about you from our third party tracking software Google Analytics, and your IP address.

Google Analytics allows us to better understand our users, what devices they use to access the site such as a mobile, tablet or desktop, what pages are visited and which links are clicked on. We collect this information to provide a better experience for users, if for example we find out that a lot of people are interested in parts for an Audi A3, then this prompts us to add more products for that particular car.

We collect and store IP addresses, this is used in two ways

Localised currency – With your IP address we lookup the country where you are located and show prices in your local currency.

Tracking – When you click through to an adverter/retailer site we store the IP address, this is strictly for fraud prevention as some of the products listed on Compare.Parts are monetised.

When you complete a contact form, product review or leave a comment we collect and store the information supplied by you in the form. This is simply so we can reply to you, or check the product review/comment is not spam. This information is checked by a service called AKISMET which checks to see if the comment/review/form submission is spam. We do not sell/rent any personal data supplied on the site.

Like many websites, we receive general information that is contained in our server log files, such as your IP address and cookie information, none of the information stored in our log files are sold/rented to any third parties.

Disclosure of Your Information

We will never sell or rent your Information to third parties except as described in this Privacy Policy. We may aggregate the information you send to us with other data (so that you cannot be identified) and use that aggregated data for administrative purposes and/or share it with third parties or related organisations, including but not limited to advertising organisations for marketing and promotional purposes.

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve users’ privacy, we may need to disclose your Information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current or pending judicial proceeding, a court order, an investigation of unlawful activity or activity that may expose us or you to legal liability.

Security

We use reasonable endeavours to safeguard the confidentiality of your Information, to keep your Information secure and to disclose such information only as described in this Privacy Policy. We will hold and transmit your Information in a secure and confidential environment. Your Information will be stored and processed on our computers in the UK. Where your Information is disclosed in accordance with this Privacy Policy, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information.

Business Transitions

In the event that Compare.Parts is subjected to a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, your Information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. You will be notified via prominent notice on our website 30 days prior to a change of ownership or control of your Information.

Cookies

To make full use of www.Compare.Parts, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies.

Our cookies don’t store sensitive information such as your name or address. However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from Compare.Parts, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone’s handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Blocking cookies on Compare.Parts may result in a broken experience as they are necessary for things like currency conversion to work properly.

Links

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information from you. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected on this website.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend or modify our Privacy Policy from time to time and such modification shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified policy on this website. You are responsible for regularly reviewing information posted online to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of this website after amendments are posted constitutes your acceptance of this policy as modified. If we make substantive changes to this Privacy Policy, we will announce it on our website.

GDPR – Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’)

Due to the new GDPR laws you have the Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’). If you longer wish for Compare.Parts to hold your information, please complete the Right to Erasure Form.

Contact Information

Your privacy is extremely important to us. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our website, please feel free to Contact Us.