Privacy Policy


We, Freeads Classifieds Limited, are responsible for this online offer and, as a provider of the webservice, must inform you at the beginning of your visit to our online offer about the type, scope and purposes of the collection and use of personal data in a precise, transparent, understandable and easily accessible form in clear and simple language. We are therefore obliged to inform you which personal data are collected or used. Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

We attach great importance to the security of your data and compliance with data protection regulations. The collection, processing and use of personal data is subject to the provisions of the UK`s Data Protection ACT 2018 (DPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) both collectively the “GDPR”.


With the following privacy policy, we would like to show you how we handle your personal data and how you can contact us:


Freeads Classifieds Limited

Enterprise House, Beeson's Yard,

Bury Lane, Rickmansworth,

Herts, WD3 1DS

United Kingdom

E-mail: freeads@freeads.co.uk

Web: https://www.freeads.co.uk/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freeads.co.uk 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ukfreeads 

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ukfreeads/_created/ 


GENERAL

The meaning of the terms used, such as "personal data" or "processing", can be found in Article 4 of the GDPR.

The personal data of users processed within the scope of this online offer includes inventory data (e.g. name and addresses of customers), contract data (e.g. services used,), usage data (e.g. websites visited on our online offer, interest in our products) and content data (e.g. entries in the contact form, advertisement texts).

"Users" here includes all categories of persons affected by the data processing. This includes, for example, our business partners, customers, interested parties and other visitors to our online offer.


PRIVACY

We guarantee that we will only collect, process, store and use your data in connection with the processing of your enquiries and for internal purposes as well as in order to provide services requested by you or to make content available.


PRINCIPLES OF DATA PROCESSING

We process users' personal data only in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations. User data is only processed if the following legal permissions exist:


  • in order to provide our contractual services and online services
  • processing is required by law
  • with your consent
  • on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e., interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation and security of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR, in particular in measuring reach, creating profiles for advertising and marketing purposes, and collecting access data and using third-party services).


The above legal bases are set out in the GDPR as follows:


  • Consent Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a. and Art. 7 GDPR
  • Processing for the fulfilment of our services and implementation of contractual measures Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. GDPR
  • Processing for the fulfilment of our legal obligations Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. GDPR
  • Processing to protect our legitimate interests Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR


Personal Information We Collect

What is Personal Information?

Personal Information is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

We collect personal information from you when you use our Services.

We collect personal information from you and any devices (including mobile devices) you use when you: use our Services, register for an account with us, provide us information on a web form, update or add information to your account.

Some of this personal information, such as a way to identify you, is necessary to enter into our Terms of Use. The provision of all other personal information is voluntary, but may be necessary in order to use our Services, such as contact information needed to post an ad.

We may also collect personal information from other sources, as described below.


Personal information you give us when you use our Services or register for an account with us

  • Identifying information such as your name, telephone numbers or email addresses when you register for an account with us via post an advert or web form.
  • Information you provide when posting an ad, responding to an ad or other transaction-based content that you generate or that is connected to your account as a result of a transaction you are involved in. 
  • Other content that you generate, or that is connected to your account and your use of our Services such as your use of the following website functions: My ads, Messages, Alerts, Recently viewed, Saved Ads, My Profile, Create Account.
  • In some instances, when you use our Services, you may provide Date of birth, address, postcode etc
  • You may also provide us other information through a web form, by updating or adding information to your account.

Personal information we collect automatically when you use our Services or register for an account with us

  • We collect information about your interaction with our Services. This is information we receive from devices (including mobile devices) you use when you access our Services. This information could include the following: Device ID or unique identifier, device type, ID for advertising, and unique device token.
  • Location information, including location information from your mobile device. Keep in mind that most mobile devices allow you to control or disable the use of location services by any application on your mobile device in the device's settings menu.
  • Computer and connection information such as statistics on your page views, traffic to and from the sites, referral URL, ad data, your IP address, your browsing history, and your web log information.

Personal information we collect using cookies and similar technologies

  • We use cookies and similar technologies to collect information about the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions you take when using our Services, within our advertising or email content.
  • For more information about our use of these technologies, and how to control them, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

Personal information collected from other sources

  • Social Media. We allow you to share information with social media sites, or use social media sites to create your account or to connect your account with the respective social media site. Those social media sites may give us automatic access to certain personal information retained by them about you. You control the personal information you allow us to have access to through the privacy settings on the applicable social media site and the permissions you give us when you grant us access to the personal information retained by the respective social media site about you. By associating an account managed by a social media site with your account and authorizing us to have access to this information, you agree that we can collect, use and retain the information provided by these social media sites in accordance with this privacy notice. We may also use plug-ins or other technologies from various social media sites. If you click on a link provided via a social media plug-in, you are voluntarily establishing a connection with that respective social media site.



HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

The main reason we process your information is to provide and improve our services. In addition, we process your information to ensure your safety and to send you advertisements that may be of interest to you. If you would like a more detailed explanation of the various reasons why we process your data and are interested in some practical examples, please read on.

  • To manage your account and provide you with our services.
  • To create and manage your account
  • To serve you as a customer and respond to your inquiries
  • To fulfil your requests
  • To communicate with you about our services, including order management and invoicing
  • To help you contact other users
  • To analyse your profile and those of other users and suggest appropriate contacts
  • To communicate with you by email and phone or via social media or mobile devices about our products and services that we think may be of interest to you
  • To improve our services and develop new ones
  • To manage audiences and surveys
  • To research and analyse user behaviour to improve our Services and content (e.g., we may decide to change the look and feel of the Service or even make a material change to a particular feature based on user behaviour).
  • To develop new features and services (for example, we may decide to develop a new interest-based feature based on user requests).
  • To prevent, detect and take action against fraud or other illegal or unauthorized activity
  • To respond to actual or alleged misconduct on and off the Platform
  • To perform data analysis to better understand and develop countermeasures against such activity
  • To prevent recurrences of fraudulent activity
  • To ensure legal compliance
  • To comply with legal requirements
  • To support law enforcement activities
  • To enforce our rights, such as our terms of use
  • To process your data as described above, we rely on the following legal bases:


Providing our services to you: Generally, we process your data to fulfil the contract you have with us. For example, while you are using our services to meet contacts, we process your data to manage your account and profile, make it visible to other users and recommend other users to you.

Legitimate Interests: We may use your data if we can demonstrate a legitimate interest to do so. For example, we analyse the behaviour of users of our services to continuously improve our services, we suggest offers that we think may interest you, and we process data for administrative, anti-fraud and other legal purposes.

Where you use the ‘pets’ section of our website, we will disclose your personal data to our group companies which may operate other websites. These include our sister company, PetWise, which operates the website www.petwise.com. These group companies will process and store your personal data in accordance with their own privacy policies.

Consent: We may ask you from time to time for your consent to use your data for certain purposes. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us.


DATA TRANSFER TO THIRD PARTIES

Data is only passed on to third parties within the framework of legal requirements. We only pass on user data to third parties if this is necessary, for example, for contractual purposes or on the basis of legitimate interests in the economic and effective operation of our business.


If we use subcontractors to provide our services, we take appropriate legal precautions as well as corresponding technical and organisational measures to ensure the protection of personal data in accordance with the relevant legal regulations. We would like to point out that due to the use of Google Analytics, a data transfer takes place when using our online offer.


DATA TRANSFER TO A THIRD COUNTRY OR AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION

Third countries are countries in which the GDPR is not directly applicable law. This basically includes all countries outside the UK, the EU, or the European Economic Area.


Whenever a data transfer to a third country or an international organisation takes place. We apply and ensure that appropriate/adequate safeguards are in place and that enforceable rights and effective remedies are available to you.


For a copy of the appropriate safeguards, please see the links below:


STORAGE PERIOD OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We adhere to the principles of data economy and data avoidance. This means that we only store the data you make available to us for as long as is necessary to fulfil the aforementioned purposes or as stipulated by the various storage periods provided for by law. If the respective purpose ceases to apply or after expiry of the corresponding periods, your data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions. We have created an internal concept to ensure this procedure.


LOG FILES

In principle, it is possible to use the Freeads website without providing personal data. When a page of our website is accessed and each time a file is retrieved, access data about this process is stored in a log file. The corresponding log file contains: Your IP address, the page from which the file was requested, the name of the file, the date and time of the request, the amount of data transferred, the access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.), a description of the type of operating system and web browser used. The stored data does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your identity and is evaluated exclusively for statistical purposes.


The collection and processing of this data is carried out in order to enable the use of the website at all, on the basis of our legitimate interest, whereby our legitimate interest is the provision of our website. Incidentally, we store this aforementioned data, including the IP addresses, only in anonymised form and use it only in this anonymised form to analyse the use of the offer and the further development and optimisation of our website in your interest. Our legitimate interest is the ongoing improvement of our online offer in order to provide you with the greatest possible user comfort.


COOKIES

During the use of our website, so-called "cookies", small text files, are stored on your computer. Such cookies register information about your computer's navigation on our website (pages selected, day, time and duration of use, etc.). A cookie is downloaded via a browser the first time you visit a website. The next time you visit this website with the same device, the browser checks whether a corresponding cookie is present (i.e., contains the website name). It sends the data stored in the cookie back to the website. Some cookies are important for the website's functionality and are automatically activated by us when a user visits. Our website also uses cookies to make it easier to use and to provide you with content tailored to your information needs.


You cannot be personally identified from any of the information we collect. The use of the cookies we use is necessary in order to be able to provide the online offer of Freeads at all and, moreover, to be able to optimise it on an ongoing basis. The data processing in this context is therefore based on our legitimate interest. Our legitimate interest is to provide visitors to our website with a functioning online service and to make visiting and using the website as pleasant and efficient as possible.


For further information on cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org and for further details on the cookies we use, please refer to our Cookie Policy.


CONTACTING US

If you contact us by e-mail, or via the contact form etc., you agree to electronic communication. Personal data is collected when you contact us. Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. Your data will be transmitted SSL-encrypted. The information you provide will be stored exclusively for the purpose of processing the enquiry and for possible follow-up questions.

The legal basis for this is the fulfilment of our services and implementation of contractual measures and our legitimate interests. We also use software to maintain customer data on the basis of our legitimate interests (efficient and fast processing of user requests).

We would like to point out that e-mails can be read or changed unauthorised and unnoticed during transmission. Furthermore, we would like to point out that we use software to filter unwanted e-mails (spam filter). The spam filter can reject e-mails if they have been falsely identified as spam by certain characteristics.


CREATING AN ACCOUNT

Personal data will continue to be collected and processed if you provide it to us for the performance of a contract or when opening an account. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. Deletion of your account is possible at any time and can be done by sending a message to us. We store and use the data provided by you for the purpose of processing the contract. After complete processing of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked with regard to tax and commercial law retention periods and deleted after expiry of these periods, unless you have expressly consented to a further use of your data or a legally permitted further use of data has been reserved on our part.


Ways you can access, control, and correct your personal information

We respect your right to access, correct, request deletion or request restriction of our usage of your personal information as required by applicable law. We also take steps to ensure that the personal information we collect is accurate and up to date. 

  • You have the right to know what personal information we maintain about you
  • We will provide you with a copy of your personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format on request
  • If your personal information is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to ask us to update it


Access, correction, and deletion of your personal information
 

You can see, review and change most of your personal information by signing in to your account. Please, update your personal information immediately if it changes or is inaccurate.


If you request that we stop processing your personal information 

 we will close your account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible.


CONVENIENCE LOG IN AND SIGN UP

Third-party Connect features such as Facebook ConnectGoogle and Apple are offered as an option to register with Freeads. When registering via connect functions of third-party providers, the user agrees to the respective terms and conditions of these third-party providers and also consents to certain data from the respective profiles of the user being transferred to Freeads.


PROFILE

As a registered user, you have the opportunity to create a user profile with just a few clicks and details. If you make use of the option, the relevant profile data you provide will be transferred to your profile. Of course, you can change the information at any time via the settings in your profile. When creating a profile, you can submit personal data such as your profile picture, property information, photos and images etc. Content and data are publicly viewable. You have choices about the information on your profile. You don’t have to provide additional information on your profile; however, profile information helps you to get more from our Services. It’s your choice whether to include sensitive information on your profile and to make that sensitive information public. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be available. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is the establishment and implementation of the user contract for the use of the service. We store the data until you delete your user account. Insofar as legal retention periods are to be observed, storage also takes place beyond the time of deletion of a user account.


NEWSLETTER AND NOTIFICATION DISPATCH

If you have registered for the newsletter or send messages to users or place and respond to ads we send notifications, we will process your personal data for the purpose of sending the newsletter or notification. The processing is carried out voluntarily on the basis of your consent. You can revoke this consent at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the end of the newsletter and notification. Of course, you can also contact us by any other means (e.g., by post) and revoke your consent. Processing will continue until you withdraw your consent. The lawfulness of the processing carried out until the withdrawal of consent is not affected by this. After revocation of consent, the personal data will be kept for another 6 months for the purpose of legal defence. The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest.


COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

We process data of our contractual and business partners, e.g., customers and interested parties in the context of contractual and comparable legal relationships as well as related measures and in the context of communication with contractual partners (or pre-contractual), e.g., to answer enquiries.


We process this data to fulfil our contractual obligations, to secure our rights and for the purposes of the administrative tasks associated with this information as well as for business organisation. We only disclose the data of the contractual partners to third parties within the scope of the applicable law to the extent that this is necessary for the aforementioned purposes or for the fulfilment of legal obligations or with the consent of the contractual partners (e.g., to participating telecommunications, transport, and other auxiliary services as well as subcontractors, banks, tax and legal advisers, payment service providers or tax authorities).


Unless otherwise specified the purposes of processing are Contractual performance and service, contact requests and communication, office and organisational procedures, administration, and response to requests, visit action evaluation, interest-based and behavioural marketing. And, the Legal bases are Contractual performance and pre-contractual inquiries, Legal obligation, and our Legitimate interests.


ADMINISTRATION, FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING, OFFICE ORGANISATION, CONTACT MANAGEMENT

We process data in the context of administrative tasks as well as organisation of our operations, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. In this regard, we process the same data that we process in the course of providing our contractual services. The purpose and our interest in the processing lies in the administration, financial accounting, office organisation, archiving of data, i.e., tasks that serve the maintenance of our business activities, performance of our tasks and provision of our services. The deletion of data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the data mentioned in these processing activities.


In this context, we disclose or transfer data to consultants, such as legal advisors or auditors, as well as other fee offices and payment service providers.


Furthermore, based on our business interests, we store information on suppliers and other business partners, e.g., for the purpose of contacting them at a later date. This data, most of which is company-related, is generally stored permanently.


DATA TRANSFER TO PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS

In order to fulfil the contract, we pass on your data to the company commissioned with the payment (Stripe), insofar as this is necessary for the payment of our services. Depending on which payment method you select, we pass on the payment data collected for this purpose to the credit institution commissioned with the payment and, if applicable, to payment service providers commissioned by us or to the selected payment service provider. In some cases, the selected payment service providers also collect this data themselves. In this case, the privacy policy of the respective payment service provider applies. The legal basis for the data processing is contract.


PAYMENT SERVICES

We integrate payment services from third-party companies on our services (Stripe). When you make a purchase from us, your payment data (e.g., name, payment amount, account details, credit card number) is processed by the payment service provider for the purpose of payment processing. For these transactions, the respective contract and data protection provisions of the respective providers apply. The payment service providers are used on the basis of contract processing and in the interest of a smooth, convenient and secure payment process. Insofar as your consent is requested for certain actions, is the legal basis for data processing; consents can be revoked at any time for the future.


The data processed by the payment services include the payment data mentioned above. The information is necessary to carry out the transactions. However, the customer data entered is only processed by the payment service providers and stored by them. Furthermore, we cannot exclude that data of the payment service provider is transmitted to credit agencies. In this regard, we refer to the terms and conditions and privacy policies of the respective payment service providers.


ENCRYPTED PAYMENT TRANSACTIONS

If there is an obligation to transmit your payment data to us (e.g., account number in the case of direct debit authorisation) after the conclusion of a fee-based contract, this data is required for payment processing.


Payment transactions via the common means of payment are made exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.


With encrypted communication, your payment data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.


DATA PROCESSING FOR THE PURPOSE OF FRAUD PREVENTION AND OPTIMISATION OF OUR PAYMENT PROCESSES

Where applicable, we provide our service providers with further data, which they use together with the data necessary for the processing of the payment as our processors for the purpose of fraud prevention and optimisation of our payment processes (e.g., invoicing, processing of contested payments, accounting support). This serves to protect our legitimate interests in our protection against fraud or in efficient payment management, which outweigh our interests in the context of a balancing of interests.


LEGAL DEFENCE AND ENFORCEMENT OF OUR RIGHTS

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in the context of legal defence and enforcement of our rights is our legitimate interest. The purpose of processing your personal data in the context of legal defence and enforcement of our rights is the defence against unjustified claims and the legal enforcement and assertion of claims and rights.


Your personal data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. The processing of your personal data in the context of legal defence and enforcement is mandatory for legal defence and enforcement of our rights. Consequently, there is no possibility for you to object.


DIRECT MARKETING IN THE CONTEXT OF A CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP

We use the data you provide to fulfil and process our contract and to respond to your enquiries or on the basis of your consent. Insofar as you have also given us separate consent to process your data for consulting and advertising purposes, we are entitled to contact you for these purposes via the communication channels you have consented to.


WHEN YOU SEND A DATA SUBJECT ACCESS REQUEST

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in the context of handling your data subject access request is our legal obligation and the legal basis for the subsequent documentation of the data subject access request is both our legitimate interest and our legal obligation.


The purpose of processing your personal data in the context of processing data when you send a data subject access request is to respond to your request. The subsequent documentation of the data subject access request serves to fulfil the legally required accountability.


Your personal data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the processing of a data subject access request, this is three years after the end of the respective process.


You have the possibility at any time to object to the processing of your personal data in the context of the processing of a data subject access request for the future. In this case, however, we will not be able to further process your request. The documentation of the legally compliant processing of the respective data subject access request is mandatory. Consequently, there is no possibility for you to object.


PROVISION OF OUR STATUTORY AND BUSINESS SERVICES

We process the data of our members, supporters, interested parties, customers or other persons, insofar as we offer them contractual services or act within the scope of existing business relationships, e.g., towards members, or are ourselves recipients of services and benefits. Furthermore, we process the data of data subjects on the basis of our legitimate interests, e.g., when it concerns administrative tasks or public relations.


The data processed in this context, the type, scope and purpose and the necessity of their processing are determined by the underlying contractual relationship. In principle, this includes inventory and master data of the persons (e.g., name, address, etc.), as well as contact data (e.g., e-mail address, telephone, etc.), contract data (e.g., services used, contents and information provided, names of contact persons) and, if we offer services subject to payment, payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history, etc.).


We delete data that is no longer required to fulfil our statutory and business purposes. This is determined according to the respective tasks and contractual relationships. In the case of business processing, we retain the data for as long as it may be relevant for the processing of the business as well as with regard to any warranty or liability obligations. The necessity of retaining the data is reviewed every three years; otherwise, the statutory retention obligations apply.


ICON LINKS TO SOCIAL NETWORKS

We use small icons that refer to our website on third-party platforms (e.g., FacebookTwitterPinterest). These are hyperlinks in each case, so no data is transferred from you automatically, but only when you click on the icons and a new tab opens in your browser with the third-party website. When you visit one of our pages equipped with a Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest plugin, a connection to the Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter server is established. This tells the Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest account, you enable Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest account. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest are used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers.


SOCIAL MEDIA

The data you enter on our social media pages, such as comments, videos, pictures, likes, public messages, etc. are published by the social media platform and are not used or processed by us for any other purpose at any time. We only reserve the right to delete content if this should be necessary. Where applicable, we share your content on our site if this is a function of the social media platform and communicate with you via the social media platform. The legal basis is our legitimate interest. The data processing is carried out in the interest of our public relations and communication.


If you wish to object to certain data processing over which we have an influence, please contact us. We will then examine your objection. If you send us a request on the social media platform, we may also refer you to other secure communication channels that guarantee confidentiality, depending on the response required. You always have the option of sending us confidential inquiries to our address stated in the imprint.


As already stated, where the social media platform provider gives us the opportunity, we take care to design our social media pages to be as data protection compliant as possible. With regard to statistics that the provider of the social media platform makes available to us, we can only influence these to a limited extent and cannot switch them off. However, we make sure that no additional optional statistics are made available to us.


DATA PROCESSING BY THE OPERATOR OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM

The operator of the social media platform uses web tracking methods. The web tracking can also take place regardless of whether you are logged in or registered with the social media platform. As already explained, we can unfortunately hardly influence the web tracking methods of the social media platform. We cannot, for example, switch this off.


Please be aware: It cannot be ruled out that the provider of the social media platform uses your profile and behavioural data, for example to evaluate your habits, personal relationships, preferences, etc. We have no influence on this. In this respect, we have no influence on the processing of your data by the provider of the social media platform.


WHAT RIGHTS DO YOU HAVE?


a) Right to information

You have the right to obtain information about your stored data free of charge. Upon request, we will inform you in writing, in accordance with applicable law, which of your personal data we have stored. This also includes the origin and recipients of your data as well as the purpose of the data processing.


b) Right to rectification

You have the right to have your data stored by us corrected if it is incorrect. In doing so, you can demand a restriction of processing, e.g., if you dispute the accuracy of your personal data.


c) Right to block

Furthermore, you can have your data blocked. To ensure that a blocking of your data can be taken into account at any time, this data must be kept in a blocking file for control purposes.


d) Right to deletion

You may also request the deletion of your personal data, provided there is no legal obligation to retain it. If such an obligation exists, we will block your data upon request. If the relevant legal requirements exist, we will also delete your personal data without a corresponding request on your part.


e) Right to data portability

You have the right to request that we provide you with the personal data you have provided to us in a format that allows it to be transferred to another entity.


f) Right to complain to a supervisory authority

You have the option to lodge a complaint with one of the data protection supervisory authorities.


The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK is the for us relevant authority in matters of data protection. You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the ICO (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.


g) Right of objection

You have the right to revoke the use of your data for internal purposes at any time with effect for the future. To do so, it is sufficient to send a corresponding e-mail to datenschutz@markt.de. However, such a revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing operations carried out by us up to that point. This does not affect data processing with regard to all other legal bases, such as the initiation of a contract (see above).


PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We take contractual, organisational and technical security measures in accordance with the state of the art to ensure that the provisions of the data protection laws are complied with and to protect the data we process against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorised persons.


The security measures include in particular the encrypted transmission of data between your browser and our server. For this purpose, a 256-bit SSL (AES 256) encryption technology is used. This includes your IP address.


In doing so, your personal data is protected within the scope of the following points (excerpt):


a) Maintaining the confidentiality of your personal data.

In order to maintain the confidentiality of your personal data stored with us, we have taken various measures to control access, entry and access control.


b) Maintaining the integrity of your personal data

In order to maintain the integrity of your personal data stored with us, we have taken various measures to control disclosure and input.


c) Maintaining the availability of your personal data

In order to maintain the availability of your personal data stored with us, we have taken various measures to control orders and availability.


The security measures in place are continuously improved in line with technological developments. Despite these precautions, due to the insecure nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmission to our online service. Therefore, any data transmission from you to our website is at your own risk.


PROTECTION OF MINORS

Personal information may only be provided to us by persons under the age of 18 with the express consent of their legal guardians. This data will be processed in accordance with this privacy policy.


THIRD PARTY SERVICES


a) Google Analytics


If you have given your consent, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC. The responsible service provider in the EU is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google").


Google Analytics uses cookies that enable an analysis of your use of our web sites. The information collected by means of the cookies about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.


We use the function 'anonymizeIP' (so-called IP masking): Due to the activation of IP anonymisation on this web site, your IP address will be shortened by Google. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.


On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your (pseudonymous) use of the website and compiling reports on website activity. The reports provided by Google Analytics are used to analyse the performance of our website and the success of our marketing campaigns.


The recipient of the data is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland as a processor. We have concluded an order processing agreement with Google for this purpose. A transfer of data to the USA cannot be ruled out. Google LLC, based in California, USA, and possibly US authorities can access the data stored by Google. The data sent by us and linked to cookies are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.


The legal basis for this data processing is your consent, Art.6 Abs.1 S.1 lit.a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie settings and changing your selection there.


b) Google Tag Manager


We use Google Tag Manager, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). This service allows website tags to be managed via an interface. The Google Tag Manager only implements tags. No cookies are set and no personal data is collected. The Google Tag Manager triggers other tags that may collect data. The Google Tag Manager does not access this data.


If a deactivation has been made at domain or cookie level, it remains in place for all tracking tags, insofar as these are implemented with the Google Tag Manager. More information on the Google Tag Manager can be found at the following link: http://www.google.de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.


This service transmits data to the USA. The transmission takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 49 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You give your consent by selecting the appropriate option in the consent management tool, which is displayed when you access our site. You can view and adjust your data protection settings here at any time.


c) Google Ad Manager


We use the online marketing tool Google Ad Manager from the operator Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.


Google Ad Manager uses cookies to serve ads that are relevant to users, to improve campaign performance reports or to prevent a user from seeing the same ads more than once. Google uses a cookie ID to record which ads are shown in which browser and can thus prevent them from being shown more than once.


In addition, Google Ad Manager can use cookie IDs to record so-called conversions that are related to ad requests. This is the case, for example, when a user sees a Google Ad Manager ad and later calls up the advertiser's website with the same browser and buys something there. According to Google, Google Ad Manager cookies do not contain any personal information. Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with Google's server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our state of knowledge: Through the integration of Google Ad Manager, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding part of our website or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider may obtain and store your IP address.


You can object to participation in this tracking procedure by deactivating cookies for conversion tracking. To do this, set your browser to block cookies from the domain www.googleadservices.comhttps://www.google.com/settings/ads, whereby this setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies.


Alternatively, you can obtain information about the setting of cookies from the Digital Advertising Alliance at the internet address www.aboutads.info and make settings for this. Finally, you can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. If you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our online offer may be limited.


This service transmits data to the USA. The transmission takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 49 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You give your consent by making the appropriate selection in the consent management tool, which is displayed when you call up our site. You can view and adjust your data protection settings here at any time.


d) Google AdSense


We use Google AdSense, a web advertising service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). Google AdSense uses so-called "DoubleClick DART Cookies" ("Cookies"). In addition, Google AdSense also uses so-called "web beacons" (small invisible graphics) to collect information, through the use of which simple actions such as user traffic on our online offer can be recorded, collected and evaluated. The information generated by the cookie and/or web beacon (including your IP address) about your visit to this website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.


Google uses the information thus obtained to carry out an evaluation of user behaviour with regard to the AdSense ads. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google AdSense will not be merged with other Google data. The information collected by Google may be transferred to third parties where required to do so by law, and/or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.


This service transmits data to the USA. The transmission takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 49 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You give your consent by making the appropriate selection in the consent management tool, which is displayed when you call up our site. You can view and adjust your data protection settings here at any time.


e) Google Ads - conversion tracking


We use the online advertising programme "Google Ads" of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland and conversion tracking within the framework of Google Ads. The conversion tracking cookie is set when you click on an ad placed by Google. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit pages of this online offer and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognise that you have clicked on the ad and have been redirected to this page. Each Google Ads user receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked across Ads users' websites.

The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for Ads users who have opted in to conversion tracking. We learn the total number of users who clicked on our ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not receive any information that identifies you personally. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking, you can object to this use by deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via the internet browser under user settings. You will subsequently not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

This service transmits data to the USA. The transmission takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 49 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You give your consent by making the appropriate selection in the consent management tool, which is displayed when you call up our site. You can view and adjust your data protection settings here at any time.


f) Google Ads - Remarketing


We use the online advertising programme "Google Ads" of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland and the remarketing service within the framework of Google Ads. This enables us to target you with personalised, interest-related advertising if you have already shown an interest in our offers. The advertising material is displayed on the basis of a cookie-based analysis of previous usage behaviour, but no personal data is stored.


In the cases of retargeting technology, a cookie is stored on your computer or mobile device in order to collect anonymised data about interests and thus to adapt the advertising individually to the stored information. As a result, you will be shown advertising that is most likely to match your product and information interests.


This service transmits data to the USA. The transmission takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 49 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You give your consent by making the appropriate selection in the consent management tool, which is displayed when you call up our site. You can view and adjust your data protection settings here at any time.


g) Google reCAPTCHA


We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereinafter "reCAPTCHA") on our websites. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether the data input on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a human being or by an automated programme, and reCAPTCHA also protects our users from SPAM when using the message function. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor on the basis of various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.


The reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.


The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in protecting our offers from abusive automated spying and our users from SPAM. The data transfer to the USA is based on Art. 49 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, it is necessary to fulfil our contract with the user.


h) Radware Bot Manager


We use " Radware Bot Manager (formerly ShieldSquare)" (hereinafter " Radware") on our websites. The provider is Radware, 575 Corporate Drive Mahwah, NJ 07430, USA. Radware Bot Manager (formerly ShieldSquare) is a non-intrusive API-based Bot Management solution to detect, eliminate, and manage bot traffic from websites, mobile apps, and APIs in real-time. The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in protecting our offers from abusive automated spying and our users from SPAM. The data transfer to the USA is based on Art. 49 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, it is necessary to fulfil our contract with the user.


ADVERTISING

We may work together with advertising partners who help us to make our internet offer more interesting for you. For this purpose, cookies from partner companies are also stored on your hard drive when you visit our website (third-party cookies). Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

Freeads adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) AdChoices program principles. If you do not wish to participate in our advertising personalization using your personal information or retargeting/tracking programs, you can opt-out by following the directions provided within the applicable advertisement, or directly at the AdChoices website provided by the DAA and use the opt-out mechanism. This does not necessarily mean that no advertisements will be shown to you. It simply means that these advertisements will not be personalized for you by means of cookies, web beacons or similar technologies.

AUTOMATED DECISION-MAKING AND PROFILING

In the event that we use personal data for the purposes of automated decision-making and those decisions have a legal (or similarly significant effect) on you, you have the right to challenge to such decisions under the GDPR, requesting human intervention, expressing their own point of view, and obtaining an explanation of the decision from us.


EXTERNAL LINKS

Our website contains links to the online offers of other providers. We hereby point out that we have no influence on the content of the linked online offers and the compliance with data protection regulations by their providers.


CHANGES AND UPDATES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

We kindly ask you to regularly inform yourself about the content of our privacy policy. We will amend the privacy policy as soon as changes to the data processing activities we carry out make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require an act of cooperation on your part (e.g., consent) or other individual notification.


CONCERNS AND CONTACT

If you have any concerns about a possible compromise of your privacy or misuse of your personal data on our part, or any other questions or comments, you can contact us.


EXERCISING YOUR RIGHTS

If you would like to exercise any of our rights as set out above in the “What rights do you have?” section above or have a complaint, please contact us. Any such request will be responded to within one month and we might require proof of identity to verify and process your request. For more information about these rights, please contact us.



This Cookie Policy sets out how Freeads Classifieds Limited of  Enterprise House, Beeson's Yard, Bury Lane, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1DS ("Freeads", "we", "our" or "us") uses cookies and other digital technologies on the www.freeads.co.uk website (the "Website").This cookie policy sits in line with the UK`s Data Protection ACT 2018 (DPA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) and should be read in line with our Privacy Policy. If you have questions or comments, please contact us.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small (temporary) text files that we transfer to your device that enable the collection of data from your device ("Cookies"). Please see our privacy policy for information on how we process personal data collected on our website.


Why does Freeads use cookies?

Freeads uses cookies on the Website to operate the Website, to measure visits to the Website, to provide social media functionality and to enable advertising and targeted advertising. We use the following categories of cookies:


Essential cookies: these cookies are essential for the website to function and cannot be disabled in our systems. They are usually set in response to your actions when you request a service, such as changing your privacy settings, when you sign in or when you fill out a form. You can set your browser to notify you of these cookies or to block them. However, blocking them will cause parts of the website to stop working. These cookies do not store personally identifiable information.


Functional cookies: These cookies enable the website to provide improved functionality and personalisation. They are set either by us or by third parties whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, these services may not function properly.


Analytics or performance cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and track traffic flows so that we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us to know which pages are most and least popular and to see how visitors move around the site. All the information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our website and will not be able to monitor its performance.


Social media and advertising cookies: These cookies are set by a number of social media services that we have added to the website to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are able to track your browser on other websites and build a profile of your interests. This may affect the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.


Targeting cookies: These cookies may be set by our advertising partners on our website. They may be used by these companies to profile your interests and show you relevant advertising on other websites. They do not directly store personal information but are based on the unique identification of your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will receive less targeted advertising.


How can I make choices about cookies and my privacy?

You can manage your cookie settings using the setting options listed below or by configuring your browser settings. Most browsers are pre-set to accept cookies by default. However, you can configure your respective browser so that it only accepts certain cookies or not at all. You can also use your browser settings to delete cookies already stored in your browser or to have the storage period displayed. Furthermore, it is possible to set your browser to notify you before cookies are stored. Since the various browsers can differ in their respective functions, we ask you to use the respective help menu of your browser for the configuration options. If you would like a comprehensive overview of all third-party accesses to your Internet browser, we recommend that you install specially developed plug-ins for this purpose.


  • Disabling cookies in Internet Explorer

Select the "Tools" menu and then "Internet Options"

Click on the "Privacy" tab.

Select the appropriate setting.

  • Disabling cookies in Google Chrome

Click Settings > Advanced.

Under Security and Privacy, select Content Settings.

Click on "Cookies".

  • Disabling cookies in Safari

Go to Preferences > Privacy.

Click on "Remove all website data".

  • Disabling cookies in Firefox

Select the "Tools" menu and then "Options"

Click on the "Privacy" icon.

Click on the "Cookie" menu and select the desired options.

  • Disabling cookies in Opera

Opera 6.0 and later versions

Go to the "File" > "Preferences" menu.


What cookies does Freeads use?

First-party and third-party cookies commonly used on the Sites are listed in the table below. We strive to keep this list current and will update it accordingly. In any case, you can always manage all cookies and other tracking technologies used on the Websites.


Cookie

Type 

Description

Lifespan

test_cookie

Advertisement

The test_cookie is set by doubleclick.net and is used to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.

15 minutes

_gcl_au

Analytics

Provided by Google Tag Manager to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.

3 months

_ga

Analytics

The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.

2 years

_gid

Analytics

Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.

1 day

_gat_t2

Analytics

Google Analytics sets this cookie to throttle request rate.

1 minute

__uzmd

Necessary

This cookie is set by the provider ShieldSquare. This is a performance and monitoring cookie used for distinguishing bot and scraper traffic.

10 years

__uzmc

Performance

This cookie is set by the provider ShieldSquare. This is a performance and monitoring cookie used for distinguishing bot and scraper traffic.

10 years

__utma

Performance

This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

2 years

__utmc

Performance

The cookie is set by Google Analytics and is deleted when the user closes the browser. It is used to enable interoperability with urchin.js, which is an older version of Google Analytics and is used in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine new sessions/visits.

session

__utmz

Performance

Google Analytics sets this cookie to store the traffic source or campaign by which the visitor reached the site.

6 months

__utmv

Performance

The __utmv cookie is set on the user's device, to enable Google Analytics to classify the visitor.

2 years

__utmt

Performance

Google Analytics sets this cookie to inhibit request rate.

10 minutes

__utmb

Performance

Google Analytics sets this cookie, to determine new sessions/visits. __utmb cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. It is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

30 minutes


Social Network Interaction and Widgets: Social network widgets, buttons and plug-ins on the Website passively transmit data relating to social network members on the relevant social network. These technologies may allow a social network to personally identify its members and know the web sites its members have visited. This is always the case when social network buttons are embedded. If you are a member of a social network or use web services in these categories, you should check the privacy policies of these services to find out what data they collect and whether the respective service offers options on how the data is collected and used. If you disable advertising cookies, the passive tracking associated with these buttons will be blocked on our website.


Changes to our cookie policy

We reserve the right to change our privacy policy at any time. However, you will always find the latest version on this page.

Contact

If you have any questions about this policy or the practices of the Site, you can contact us.