Privacy Policy

We take your privacy on Bid Country very seriously. This policy demonstrates how we comply with and beyond the Data Protection Act 1998.

This policy covers your personal information on this website only. Any links we provide to external sites are beyond our control and we suggest that you always check the privacy policies of these sites before using them.

Your personal information Collecting specific and relevant information is a necessary part of us being able to provide you with the services and products that help you to understand bidding.

We’ll only use your personal information fairly and will never do anything with it (such as sharing it with any other party) that you have not clearly agreed to, or that could be considered irresponsible. That means we will store it securely and only use your information for purposes that can reasonably be deemed in your best interests.

We might use your information to provide a tailored service, deliver a product you’ve ordered, filter out products that you’re not interested in, filter our marketing and promotional activity, general administration, statistical analysis to help improve our offering or any other usage that is relevant, fair, honest, sensitive, responsible and respectful towards your privacy.

We will only use your personal information for the purposes we clearly state at the point at which you provide it to us – for example, when you register for one of our events, give us information during a webinar or order any of our products or services.

We will only share your personal information with our employees, contractors, agents or professional advisors where it is necessary in order to fulfil a valid, stated purpose, as above.

You have the right to ask us for a copy of all your personal information that we hold. To make this ‘subject access request’, please write to our parent company Shine Bid Services and include a fee of £10, as set by the Data Protection Act 1998 to cover our handling costs. Use this address:

The Information Manager

Shine Bid Services

The Design Works

93-99 Goswell Road

London

EC1V 7EY

United Kingdom

When you contact us, if you’re happy for us to hold the information that we have, please confirm that it’s correct or tell us if it’s not.

Bid Country marketing messages 

Through your Bid Country account you can change your preferences to filter the medium, frequency and subject matter of the communications we send you. You can also opt-out of all of our one-to-one marketing communications.

Each and every marketing message we send you, whatever the medium, will also include an easy way for you to opt out of receiving further communications of that type.

Third party messages 

Third party organisations can provide services and products that will help your business beyond those that we provide. This is why we offer you the chance to hear from those organisations that we know well, trust ourselves and can genuinely add value to you.

Of course, you can opt out of these third-party messages at any point – be that when you give us your personal information or at any time after.

We’ll always try to make this easy for you to do through your profile settings.

Privacy policy changes

If we update our website privacy policy, we’ll highlight it when you next visit Bid Country.

We need to place small text files, or ‘cookies’, on you computer to provide you with the best, tailored experience of Bid Country.

Cookies on our website

Most of the cookies we use are ‘session’ cookies and only exist for the time that you’re using our site. They perform functional tasks – such as remembering that you’re logged as you move from page to page, or pre-load your personal details into forms to save you time.

We also track cookies anonymously, which allows us to gather information about your visit for site analytics. This helps us to improve your Bid Country experience and make sure you get the most relevant products and services.

Cookies on our emails

Any emails that we send to you use cookies to track open rates and other performance information – again, this helps us to improve your user experience.

Rest assured that we do not track you on any websites or communications not owned by Shine Bid Services (our parent company).

If you don’t want cookies

You can set your browser to reject all cookies. Although if you do this then certain areas of this website won’t work for you. To make sure you don’t miss out, you could choose a browser setting that rejects third-party cookies but allows the functional ones that make the best bits work.

Other tracking

We also use technology that uses Internet Protocol (IP) information exchanges during the course of normal web activity. This works alongside data-enhancement technology to collect detailed analytics information. It doesn’t allow us to spy on you – it just lets us to see how well our site is working.