Malta Property Auctioneers Ltd. (the “Company”) cares about the privacy of individuals and is committed to protecting and respecting the information of visitors and individuals who register to use our services through maltapropertyauctioneers.com or our Social Media applications.
By accessing or using any of our Services, you accept and signify your consent to the practices described in this Policy. If you do not agree with the policies and practices contained in this Policy, your choice is not to use the Technology or the Services in connection with this Technology. This Policy may change at any given time and your continued use of the Technology after any changes are made is deemed to be acceptance of the changes.
Collection of Personal Information
When users register with the Technology or to use the Services, we ask that you provide certain personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number or social media profiles (“personally identifying information,” or “PII”) and information that is about you but does not directly identify you such as Technology activity, equipment used to access the Technology and/or your internet connection. We use this information to create and update your account, verify your identity, and send you communications about your account or to assist you when you contact customer support.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
Information that is collected is used to: present the Technology and its contents to you; to provide you with information, products, or services requested by you; to fulfill any other purpose for which you provided the information; to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and the Company, including for billing and collection; to notify you about changes to our Technology or any Services offered through it. to allow you to participate in additional features offered through the Technology; and in any other way, we may describe when you provide the information for any other purpose with your consent given.
For your security third-party service providers are used to manage credit card processing. This service provider is not permitted to store, retain, or use billing information except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on our behalf and we do not have access to, nor do we store your full credit card information.
Information provided that does not identify any individual may be disclosed about the users, without restriction. We may disclose personal information collected as described in this Policy: to our affiliates, agents, service providers, and other third parties we use and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes which we disclose to them; to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Company’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by the Company about our website users is sonny the assets transferred; to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
Cookies and Third-Party Technologies
We may collect user information (“user information”) from your browser or mobile device each time you access the Technology or use the Services. User information may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, information about your mobile device, referring/exit pages and URLs, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. When you access our Services by or through a mobile device, we may receive or collect and store a unique identification number associated with your device, mobile carrier, device type, and manufacturer, phone number, and, depending on your mobile device settings, your geographical location data, including GPS coordinates or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device.
Cookies are small files composed of letters and numbers that are downloaded onto your desktop computer, mobile, or other handheld devices when you access certain websites.
Cookies allow the Technology to recognize a user’s device and help your browser navigate through the Technology by allowing you to log in automatically by remembering settings you selected during earlier visits, among other functions. Cookies do not harm your computer.
We may use electronic files to count users who have visited that page, to track activity across different websites, to determine users’ interactions with emails we send, to identify certain cookies on the computer or other electronic device accessing that page, or to collect other related information. These files are known as web beacons or pixels. The information collected may be associated with your unique web browser, device identifier, or IP address.
We may work with agents, service providers, affiliates, or other third party providers which store and receive data, reports, and other user information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit, your use of the Technology, your use of third-party applications, and other information that we may use to analyze and improve the Technology or the Services. These third parties may use both temporary and persistent cookies. We do not have control over how third-parties use your information. Please check their websites for information about how the third-parties use your information.
Our Technology or Services may contain links to third party websites. We are not responsible for the way third party websites collect or use your PII or user information. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of third party websites that you visit or use, including those you interact with through our Technology or Services.
We do not share, sell, or trade your PII or user information with anyone, except with your permission or under the following circumstances:
Consent. We may share information if you consent or direct us to. When you submit PII or user information while using the Technology and Services, you have chosen to consent. If at any time, you wish to revoke consent, your choice is to notify us and stop using the Technology and Services.
Legal Authorities. We may share PII or user information about you if we believe in good faith that disclosing information is necessary to comply with a valid legal process, governmental request, or applicable law; to investigate potential Terms of Service violations; to protect the rights of other users and visitors, or to detect and resolve fraud or security concerns.
Accessing and Updating Contact Information
Users can easily access, correct, or update their contact information at any time by contacting us at [email protected].com If you wish to delete your personal information, copies of personal information may remain viewable in cached or archived pages for historical reporting purposes only. In some jurisdictions, all data relating to a real estate transaction but be retained for a minimum of 7 years. A request to change or update personal information may not be accepted if the Company believes the change would violate any law or legal requirement.
Unsubscribe from Marketing
We may use your PII to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, and other information that may be of interest to you. If you receive marketing e-mail messages from us and wish to opt-out of receiving such messages, then you may simply follow the opt-out procedure specified in such e-mail. All emails sent from the Technology have unsubscribe links. If you have problems opting out of any list for any reason please contact us at [email protected].com.
We use appropriate administrative, technical, organizational, and physical security measures to protect our users’ and visitors’ information and data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, and alteration, and against unauthorized disclosure and access. We use standard industry practices to protect PII, visitor, and user information.
All information provided to the Company is stored on secure servers behind firewalls and any payment transactions will be processed through the security of third-party providers. In any instance where a secure password has been provided or created for your use to access certain parts of the Technology, it is your responsibility to keep the password confidential. Do not share your password with anyone and always ensure to take precautions when using confidential information in public areas.
Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While protecting your PII is important to us, we cannot guarantee the security of the information you transmit to us while using our Technology or Services. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk and the Company is not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures within the Technology.
Your Choices Regarding Your Information
Do Not Track
Certain web browsers may provide an option by which you may have the browser inform websites or internet services you visit that you do not wish to have PII or user information about your activities tracked by cookies or other persistent identifiers across time and across third-party Internet websites, online or cloud computing services, online applications, or mobile applications. These are commonly called “do not track” signals.
Because we want to provide you with a personalized experience through the Technology, we do not change our behavior based on a web browser’s Do Not Track signal.
At our discretion, we will retain all PII and user information that we collect. We retain PII and user information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with the Services you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements). Please contact us if you wish us to remove your PII or user information, at [email protected].com.
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act (“DPA”) and in-line with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), the Company is your ‘Data Controller’ and is responsible for your personal data.
If you have any concerns about the way we use your information or any questions about this Policy, please contact us. We can be contacted via email at [email protected].com.
International Data Transfers
Visitor and user information may be transferred to and processed in, countries other than the country in which they reside. Specifically, the Site and Services are hosted on servers located in the Republic of Malta, and our third-party service providers and partners may operate around the world. This means that when we collect visitor and user information, such information may be processed in any of these countries.
Your Data Protection Rights
You have the right to access, correct, update, or request the deletion of the PII we collect about you. Please send such requests to [email protected].com. You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time.
We will respond to all requests from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
In addition, if you reside in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, you also have the following rights:
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information. You can exercise these rights by contacting us at [email protected].com.
If we have collected and processed your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
You have the right to complain to the data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. (Contact details for data protection authorities in the European Economic Area, Switzerland and certain non-European countries (including the US and Canada) are available here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm.
Children Under the Age of 16
The Technology is not designed for use by children under the age of 16. We do not intentionally collect PII or user information of any person under 16 years of age. If you are under the age of 16, please do not use, register for an account through the Technology or provide any personal information including but not limited to your name, address, phone number, and/or email address. If you suspect that someone under 16 years of age has provided PII or user information to us, please contact us at [email protected].com and we will remove that information from our records.
Notice of Changes
We reserve the right to change this Policy from time to time as necessary to reflect changing legal, regulatory, or operational requirements. We will provide notification of the material changes to this Policy through the Website or email at least thirty (30) business days prior to the change taking effect. You are responsible for ensuring the Company has an update-to-date and active email. The date the Policy was last revised is identified at the bottom of this page.
If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal information, please contact us by email at [email protected].com or by mail at: 4, triq G. Cali, Ta Xbiex, Malta