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Privacy Policy

This Policy Was Updated 23/05/2018

The website you have entered (bvautomotive.co.uk its sub-domains, affiliated websites, and any services available therefrom, including any mobile versions of the website or mobile applications) (the “site”) is operated by Burn Valley Automotive Ltd (“Burn Valley Automotive,” “we” or “us”). We respect your privacy rights and recognize the importance of protecting data collected from you and about you. This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) describes how we collect, use, share, and protect that data. You will be prompted by a privacy policy acceptance. When accepted you will have full access to our webiste.


1.Collection of Data

         a. We collect personal data when you voluntarily provide it to us.

We collect personal data from you in several different ways on the site. Personal data means information that can reasonably be used to identify you personally (such as your name, phone number, address, and email address). We collect this personal data when you voluntarily provide it to us (such as when you submit an inquiry or apply for a job online). You can choose not to provide the requested data, but you might not be able to take advantage of certain site features.

           b. We automatically collect data about your browser or device and your use of the site.

When you access and use the site, our technology and tools may automatically collect and record certain data (which does not identify you as an individual) about your use of the site (your browser type, the make and model of device used to view the site, unique device identifiers, and other information relating to your use of the site, browser or device).

We also use various tracking technologies (such as cookies, clear GIFs, and/or pixel tags) to collect data about your use of and access to the site. Cookies are small bits of information that may be placed on your computer by websites you visit, applications you use, or advertisements you view. Cookies alone tell us nothing about who you are. Pixel tags generate a generic notice of a visit to the site. Pixel tags are used in conjunction with cookies to anonymously track the activity on the site by a particular browser on a particular site.

          c. Third-parties may also automatically collect data about you.

Some embedded content on the site may be served by third-party content providers. Please note that these companies may also use cookies or other similar technologies to collect data about you, both on the site and throughout the Internet. Data collection and use by those third-parties are subject to the privacy policies of those third-parties.

          d. Our “Do Not Track” (DNT) Policy

Some websites have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. We do not currently respond to those signals or similar mechanism transmitted by web browsers. To learn more about browser tracking signals and DNT, please visit http://allaboutdnt.org.

2. Use of Collected Data

We collect and use the types of data described above to assist in the administration and operation of the site and to provide you with an efficient, meaningful, and customized experience. We may use the data to:

  • Fulfil our obligations with respect to the reason you volunteered the data (e.g., to respond to an inquiry, evaluate your job application, etc.);
  • Allow you to participate in certain features of the site;
  • Improve the site or our products and services;
  • Optimize your experience on the site (e.g., troubleshooting technical programs, storing your preferences, etc.);
  • Notify you about changes to the site (including this Privacy Policy);
  • Carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from arrangements between you and us; and
  • For any other purpose with your consent or as permitted by law.

Additionally, we may use the data for marketing purposes to:

  • Provide you with additional information regarding products and services from Burn Valley Automotive, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or from others that may be of interest to you via email or through advertising on various social media platforms or websites (both desktop and mobile) that you may visit; and
  • Develop, improve, and target our promotional messaging to you and others via retargeting, online behavioural advertising, and use of social media platform tools for advertising (such as the creation of Facebook Lookalike Audiences).

You can learn more about Facebook ads HERE and other types of online advertising HERE.

3. Third-Party Websites and Third-Party Embedded Content

We do not control the privacy policies of third-party websites, our affiliates and service providers, directly or indirectly, through your use of the site. Any data you provide to, or that is collected by, third-party sites may be subject to the privacy policies of those sites (including third-party content embedded on the site), if any. It is up to you to review the terms of use and privacy policy of third-party websites or third-party content originators.

4. How We Share Data

a. Affiliates and Subsidiaries. We may share your data collected on this site with our subsidiaries or affiliated companies.

b. Service Providers. We may provide collected data to our service providers. They may use your data to perform services for us and may have access to, store and process your personal data to provide services on our behalf.

c. Sponsors or Event Partners. In the instance of ticketed events, we may share your personal data with sponsors or event partners.

d. Law Enforcement and Safety. We may also share or disclose your data to comply with a court order or other legal obligation, to enforce the site terms of use, and to protect the rights, property or safety of our users and other third-parties. We may disclose data to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we determine, in our sole and absolute discretion, is necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or to comply with legal processes, to comply with laws, regulations or ordinances or to prevent or stop illegal, unethical or actionable activity.

e. Business Transfer. In the event that Burn Valley Automotive undergoes a merger, acquisition by another company or sale of its assets, your data will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

5. Opting-Out of Data Use

As described above, we collect personal data about you when you voluntarily provide it to us, collect other data about you and your use of the site automatically when you interact with us. If you do not want us to use your collected data as described above, please email us at info@pixelboy.co.uk with such request.

If you no longer wish to receive email messages from Burn Valley Automotive, you can opt-out from receiving such messages in the future by following the instructions in the emails or contacting us at info@burnvalleyautomotive.co.uk.

With respect to the site’s use of cookies and other similar technologies, by adjusting settings on your browser, you may elect not to allow cookies to be placed, and thus opt-out of certain features of the site and the site’s automatic collection of certain data about you.

You may remove certain tracking technologies and opt-out of online behavioural advertising messaging by using the opt-out tools available from the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA Opt-Out Tool) and the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI Opt-Out Tools). Please note that these opt-out tools are device and browser specific, so you must repeat the opt-out from each of your browsers and devices.

You may also adjust your advertising preferences on various social media websites by adjusting your Settings on the platform (for example, you may adjust the types of Facebook ads you receive HERE).

6. Protection of Data

We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk and to safeguard your data in our possession. However, no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure and no security mechanism is impenetrable. Therefore, although we take steps to protect your data, we cannot guarantee the security of the data that we collect from you or the security of our servers or the site. By accessing the site, any transmission of data is at your own risk and you agree to assume all risk in connection with data sent to us or collected by us.

7. Foreign Jurisdictions; Personal Data Transfers

The site is designed for and targeted to the United Kingdom. If you are accessing the site from outside the United Kingdom, any data collected about you or data provided by you will be transferred to the United Kingdom in accordance with applicable laws. Please note that United Kingdom may have different standards for how your data is used and secured than the standards in place in your country.

8. Children and Parents

We respect children’s privacy. We do not target or knowingly or intentionally collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. By using the site, you have represented and warranted that you are either 18 years of age or using the site with the supervision of a parent or guardian. If you are under the age of 13, you may not use the site. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please email us at info@pixelboy.co.uk.

9. Data Controllers

The data controller for the personal data that you provide or that is collected by Burn Valley Automotive is Burn Valley Automotive Limited, Burn Valley Garage, York Rd, Hartlepool TS26 9AB.

11. Miscellaneous

From time to time, we may modify this Privacy Policy to reflect, among other things, changes in the law or our data collection and use practices and such modifications shall be effective upon posting by Burn Valley Automotive. Your continued use of the site after a revised Privacy Policy signifies your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy. It is important that you review this Privacy Policy regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

12. Contact Us

If you have any general questions about this Privacy Policy or other aspects of the site or would like to correct, update or erase data provided to us, please email us at info@pixelboy.co.uk or write to us at:

Burn Valley Automotive Ltd
Attention: bvautomotive.co.uk  Privacy Policy
Burn Valley Garage, York Rd,
Hartlepool TS26 9AB


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