Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We have established this statement as a testament to our commitment to your privacy.
This Privacy Policy relates to the use of any personal information you provide to us through Purple Vendor website (where this policy appears in relation to the collection of information).
By accepting the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions during registration or the sending of an enquiry, you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.
We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Our Privacy Policy was last updated in September 2018 and is effective upon acceptance for new users. By continuing to use Purple Vendor website or otherwise continuing to deal with us, you accept this Privacy Policy.
This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and Purple Vendor Limited, the owner and provider of this Website. Purple Vendor Limited takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.
This privacy notice, together with our Terms and Conditions and any other notice referred to in it, explains how we will collect your personal data and how we use your personal data when you visit our website.
Purple Vendor Limited is a data controller in respect of the personal data processed when you visit our website. If you have any questions or concerns in relation to this Privacy Notice you can contact our Data Protection Officer by writing to the Data Protection Officer, Purple Vendor Limited, Westgate House, Westgate Avenue, Bolton, BL1 4RF.
This website is not intended for minors or children.

1. Information we collect and how it may be used
We collect, use, store and transfer different types of personal data depending on who you are.
If you are purchasing or selling a property or business through Simphi, we collect and use your personal data in order for us to provide you with our services. The personal data we collect, and use may include:
Identity Data (name, marital status, title, date of birth, gender, purchases made by you, your interests and preferences, feedback and survey responses)
Contact Data (billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers)
Financial Data (bank account and payment details)
Transaction Data (details about payments to and from you and other services you have purchased through us)
Technical Data (internet protocol address, login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, identification number, online identified, location data and other similar identifying information required for the customer’s device(s) to communicate with websites and applications on the internet)
Usage Data (how you use our website products and services, the full uniform resource locators clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time), download errors, lengths of visit to certain pages, page interaction information, methods to browse away from the page and any phone numbers you use to call us)
Marketing and Communications Data

2. How we collect the Data
We use different methods to collect data from and about you through:
a) Direct interactions
You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
apply for our services;
request marketing to be sent to you;
contact us through social media;

b) Third parties or publicly available source
We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:
Identity and Contact Data from data brokers or aggregators such as:
Daltons Business based inside the EU
Right Biz based in the EU
Zoopla Property Group based inside the EU
Identity and Contact Data from publicly availably sources such as Companies House, Internet Search Engines and the Electoral Register based inside the EU.

Note: We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

Collection of personal information
Anyone can browse our websites without revealing any personally identifiable information.
However, should you wish to contact a business for sale, a franchise opportunity or an intermediary, we will require you to provide some personal information.
Should you wish to advertise your services, your business or businesses or your franchise opportunity, we may require you to provide some personal information.
How we use your information
The primary reason we collect your personal information is to improve the services we deliver to you. By registering or sending an enquiry through our website, you agree that we may use your personal information to:
provide the services and customer support you request; connect you with relevant parties. If you are a buyer we will pass some or all of your details on to the seller / intermediary along with any message you have typed. This allows the seller to contact you in order to pursue a possible sale of a business; If you are a seller / intermediary, we will disclose your details where you have given us permission to do so; resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems; prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our Terms and Conditions; customise, measure and improve our services, conduct internal market research, provide content and advertising.

3. Sharing your personal Data
From time to time we may have to share your personal data with the external parties. We will only allow third parties to use your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
We may share your data with the following:
i. Service providers acting as processors based in the United Kingdom who provide IT and system administration services
ii. Anti-money laundering service providers
iii. Advertisers and advertising networks (including social media) that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you.
iv. Professional advisers acting including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based in the United Kingdom who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accountancy services.
v. HMRC, regulators and other authorities acting as processors or joint controllers based in the United Kingdom who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.

4. Data Security
We will use reasonable and necessary procedures and security features to try and prevent unauthorised access. If we become aware of a data breach we will notify the Information Commissioner’s Office. If we believe that the data breach is serious, we may notify you in accordance with our legal requirements.

5. Cookies

This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. Purple Vendor Limited uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and our future functionality. Purple Vendor Limited have taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

The cookies on our website do not track, collect or upload data such as your name, email address or billing information, but it may collect data about your equipment and browsing activities. We may collect and report on the adoption and usage of specific features, crashes and exceptions and other useful, anonymous metrics.

You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.

This Website may place the following Cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies – They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies – These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.
You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.

It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

6. Social Media

Purple Vendor Limited uses social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
We these sites as a medium to promote our services, properties and businesses for sale to the general public customers and to measure effectiveness of our campaigns and gain information about our products from user’s (customers, fans, reviewers).
Any Information provided to us on our social media platforms like email address and other contact details, will not be shared to any other 3rd party companies, nor transferred to anyone. Information on all social media platforms are not saved/downloaded to Purple Vendor Limited computers/servers.
We may use your email address to contact you about any products and services which we may have on offer, but we will always give you the option of opting in and opting out.
Please see individual GDPR policies for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn for more information.

7. Your Legal Rights
Under data protection laws you have the right to protect and look after your personal data. You have the right to:
ask us for the personal data that we hold and process about you. You have rights to the following information:
the purpose(s) for which we are processing your information;
the categories of personal information we hold about you
the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed;
the period for which we will store your information, or the criteria used to determine that period;
prevent the use of your personal data for marketing purposes by
contacting our office on 01204 771470
by ticking the relevant boxes on the data collection forms; or
by writing to us at Data Protection Officer, Purple Vendor Limited, Westgate House, Westgate Avenue, Bolton, BL1 4RF
The rights listed above may apply in certain circumstances, and so we may not always be able to comply with your request to exercise these rights. We will usually respond to a request from you to exercise your rights within four weeks of receipt, but it might take longer if your request is particularly complex or if you have made a number of requests. You will not usually have to pay a fee to exercise these rights, but we reserve the right to if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive, alternatively we may refuse to comply with your request.

Our disclosure of your information
We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content infringes the rights of others, or protect anyone’s rights, property, or safety.
When you select to register an account as a seller on the site, we provide a public platform on which to establish your business profile. This profile consists of pertinent facts about your business along with your personal information; namely, the contact information you provide to facilitate contact between you and other users’ of the site.
We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. Where you explicitly express your consent at the point of collection to receive offers from third party partners or affiliates, we will communicate to you on their behalf. We will not pass your information on.
You will receive email marketing communications from us throughout the duration of your relationship. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us you may unsubscribe and / or change your preferences at any time by following instructions included within a communication or emailing Customer Services.
If you have an account with one of our websites you can also log in and click the email preferences link to unsubscribe and / or change your preferences.
Please note that we reserve the right to send all website users notifications and administrative emails where necessary which are considered a part of the service. Given that these messages aren’t promotional in nature, you will be unable to opt-out of them.
You have the right to withdraw your consent for us to use your personal data for marketing purposes at any time. You also have the right to withdraw consent for us to pass your information to third parties for marketing purposes. You can do this by calling us on 01204 771470 or writing to us at Data Protection Officer, Purple Vendor Limited, Westgate House, Westgate Avenue, Bolton, BL1 4RF.

Account protection
Your password is the key to your account. Make sure this is stored safely. Use unique numbers, letters and special characters, and do not disclose your password to anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify us and change your password.

Accessing, reviewing and changing your personal information
You can view and amend your personal information at any time by logging in to your account online. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate.
If at any time you wish to close your account, you may do so by deactivating your account. We will process your request as soon as we can.
You may also contact us at any time to find out what information we hold about you, what we do with it and ask us to update it for you.
We do retain personal information from closed accounts to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms and Conditions, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

Changes in business ownership and control

Purple Vendor Limited may expand, acquire new or merge or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Purple Vendor Limited. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.
We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.
In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.

You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for the use to which you put this website and all the results and information you obtain from it and that all warranties, conditions, undertakings, representations and terms whether expressed or implied, statutory or otherwise are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Save in respect of liability for death or personal injury arising out of negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation, we and all contributors to this website hereby disclaim to the fullest extent permitted by law all liability for any loss or damage including any consequential or indirect loss or damage incurred by you, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, and arising out of or in relation to or in connection with your access to or use of or inability to use this website.
Whilst we take every care to ensure that the standard of this website remains high and to maintain the continuity of it, we do not accept any ongoing obligation or responsibility to operate this website
If any part of our terms and conditions is deemed to be unenforceable (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you) the enforceability of any other part of these conditions will not be affected.
These terms and conditions and your use of this website are governed exclusively by English law.
This does not affect your statutory rights.

Changes to this privacy policy

Purple Vendor Limited reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.