Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. This Privacy Policy also sets out how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that personal data and the procedures that we have in place to safeguard your privacy.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act"), the data controller is Stroud Auction Rooms Limited.

By using the website (the "website") or submitting information to us, you signify your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you must not use the website or submit information to us through or in connection with the website or otherwise.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.



Stroud Auction Rooms may monitor visits to the website, to ensure that it is easy to navigate, identify areas of particular interest to visitors and generally improve the website and services offered. The information Stroud Auction Rooms collects in this process will not identify you as an individual and does not seek to identify individual visitors unless they volunteer their contact details through one of the forms on the website.

In some circumstances, Stroud Auction Rooms' records may identify organisations visiting the website and we may use that information in managing its relationship with those organisations, for example, in considering how to develop the services that it offers.

We may collect the following information from you regarding:

·       any business information that you submit such us the name of your company and/or trading name (contact person and position within the company, website address, type of activity of your company and the number of employees) and your full professional address with contact details and email address;

·       information that you provide by filling in forms, submitting bids, valuation requests or information over the phone, by post, email or on the website. This includes information provided on registration, subscribing to any one of our services, through surveys, by posting material on the website or by requesting services from us;

·       if you contact us, whether through the website or otherwise (for example, by post, email,  telephone, text message) we may keep a record of that correspondence. For example, if you submit a bid, a valuation request, a query, a complaint or a refund request, report a problem with our service or Website, or otherwise liaise with any other department in our company, we may keep records;

·       your IP address (this is your computer's individual identification number for internet connection) is automatically logged by our web server. This is used to note your interest in this website;

·       details of your visits to our website (including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access)

The above information may include any personal information that relates to and identifies you, including but not limited to your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, bank account details, and any other information collected as set out in the above list.

Stroud Auction Rooms may check some of the information that you provide against third party databases to confirm that it is accurate.



We may process this information for the purpose of:

·       informing you about new auctions, new lots for auction, and other services provided and events organised by Stroud Auction Rooms that may be of interest to you;

·       providing you with information about special features on the website or any services or products or related information from third parties, which we believe may be of interest to you;

·       providing and personalising our products or services;

·       Informing you about the outcome of your bids;

·       providing you access to all parts or features of our services or the Website;

·       communicating with you on any matter relating to the provision of auctions or other services;

·       dealing with your inquiries and requests, including contacting you if necessary;

·       carrying out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;

·       processing your payments;

·       contacting you for your views on our services and notifying you occasionally about important changes or developments to our services or the website;

·       notifying you about changes to our services;

·       improving and developing our services or the website;

·       ensuring that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer or mobile device;

We may also use your personal information, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by email, post or telephone.

If you prefer not to receive information from Stroud Auction Rooms or from its selected third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data, (e.g. the order form or registration form) if applicable, or send an e-mail message to at any time.

We may also gather information and statistics, for the purposes of monitoring the usage of the website and our services and may provide such aggregate information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify you.

If you stop using our services or our website, or your permission to use the website or our services is terminated, we may continue to use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy (as amended from time to time) and as permitted by law. However, if you wish us to stop e-mailing you with information in connection with the website or our services, please send your request to



The internet is not a secure medium. However, we have put in place various security procedures with regards to the website and your electronic communications with us, as set out in this policy.

Please be aware that communications over the internet, such as emails are not secure unless they have been encrypted. Your communications may route through a number of countries before being delivered – this is the nature of the internet.

We cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that is beyond our control.

We believe that we have appropriate policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control (having regard to the type and amount of that data) from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification, unlawful destruction or accidental loss.

All of our employees and data processors that have access to, and are associated with, the processing of your personal information are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors' information.

We may need to disclose your data, if required by law or when requested to by regulatory bodies or law enforcement organisations, which may use your data for regulatory purposes.



Your information may, for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, be disclosed:

·       to regulatory bodies for the purposes of monitoring and/or enforcing our compliance with any regulatory rules/codes or where required by law, regulation or legal proceedings;

·       to a competent authority in response to a valid, legally compliant request by a competent authority;

·       to our employees;

·       where we, or an affiliate processing your data on our behalf, are compelled to do so by law;

·       to auditors or contractors or other advisers auditing, assisting with or advising on any of our business purposes;

·       to other third party consultants, contractors or other service providers who may access your personal information when providing services (including but not limited to IT support services) to us;

·       to any third party, where such disclosure is required in order to enforce or apply our Website Terms of Use or our terms and conditions and/or other agreements, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our company, our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction; and

·       to prospective sellers or buyers of our business or any of our assets.

Stroud Auction Rooms takes reasonable precautions to ensure that any personal information which you provide, is used only for the purposes set out in these conditions. However, the internet is not a completely secure network and Stroud Auction Rooms cannot guarantee that such information will not be intercepted by other parties.



You can write to us at any time to obtain a copy of your information and to have any inaccuracies corrected. Where appropriate, you may have your personal information erased, rectified, amended or completed.

We will require proof of your identity before providing you with details of any personal information we may hold about you. We may charge a reasonable fee to cover the administration costs involved in providing you with a copy of your information.