www.propertypalmortgages.com (the "Site") is owned and operated by PropertyPal.com Limited, a company registered in Northern Ireland with company number NI603400 and having its registered office at Unit 2D, Jennymount Business Park, North Derby Street, Belfast, BT15 3HN ("PropertyPal.com"). PropertyPal.com is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 with registration number ZA128377 and, for the purposes of that Act, is the Data Controller. PropertyPal.com provides the Site to subscribing estate agents, letting agents, property developers and property owners to display properties they are marketing to users of the Site interested in viewing properties for sale or for rental and to gather information shared by users of the Site seeking mortgage quotes and related information. PropertyPal.com is not an estate agent.
PropertyPal.com is committed to protecting your privacy and will ensure that any information obtained and used will always be held, used and transferred in compliance with all applicable data protection rules.
In general, PropertyPal.com uses the information it collects about you to:
When you visit, register or use the services on the Site, you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself, including your name, your telephone number, your email address and other contact details. PropertyPal.com may also collect personal information from any content you or members of your social network submit to the Site. PropertyPal.com may also collect technical information about how you use the Site including your IP address, your searches, the properties and pages viewed, the length of time spent on pages, what enquiry submissions are made via the ‘Contact the Agent' function, what properties are saved as favourites, use of mortgage calculator and your other interaction with the pages. Finally, PropertyPal.com may also collect information from any correspondence that you have with PropertyPal.com (collectively, "Your Information").
All of the forms where you might enter personal information on the Site may have tick box options to enable you to specify your consent (or otherwise) to PropertyPal.com's use of Your Information.
If you register with the Site, PropertyPal.com saves the information you provide and uses it as described above and otherwise subject to the Terms of Membership, if applicable. You can update your details at any time.
PropertyPal.com will use Your Information in the following ways:
PropertyPal.com may aggregate the information to identify patterns which can be used in its marketing and to help develop, administer, support and improve its services and the Site's features. The information may also be sent to third parties for these purposes.
PropertyPal.com's servers automatically record 'log files' containing information about the volume and characteristics of the Site's website traffic (e.g. IP address, numbers of pages viewed, length of time spent on the Site). Log files are used to build pictures of how the Site is used that help to monitor and improve the service provided by PropertyPal.com. You cannot be identified from your log files.
PropertyPal.com retains access to all personal information collected from you and may share Your Information with any member of its group, including its subsidiaries, its ultimate holding company or its subsidiaries, as defined in the Companies Act 2006. When PropertyPal.com's service is available via other websites, the owners of those websites may have access to Your Information. Their use of your personal information is governed by their privacy policies. PropertyPal.com is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of any other websites, even if you access them using links from the Site or if you can access the Site from them. PropertyPal.com therefore recommends that you check the policy of each site that you visit and make sure that you are comfortable with the terms of such policies before providing any personal information.
PropertyPal.com will not pass your data to anyone who is not also registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 or is not subject to these or similar provisions in PropertyPal.com's contract with them. The third party will not use Your Information commercially without your consent.
PropertyPal.com collates statistics about site traffic, sales and other commercial information which is passed on to trusted third parties to assist them in improving the Site. However, none of this information will identify individuals.
PropertyPal.com may disclose Your Information to third parties in the event that PropertyPal.com sells or buys any business or assets, in which case PropertyPal.com may disclose Your Information to the prospective, or actual, seller or buyer of such business or assets.
If you have consented, PropertyPal.com may provide any of Your Information to carefully screened third parties for the purposes detailed above, including: suppliers and sub-contractors for the purposes of performance of the Site; and advertisers, estate agents and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in BT1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
PropertyPal.com will not otherwise disclose, sell or distribute Your Information to any third party without your permission unless required to do so by law.
Registered members of the Site can update their information, change settings or cancel their membership at any time to ensure that such information is accurate and kept up-to-date.
If requested whenever you cancel your membership, PropertyPal.com will erase Your Information within 3 months of your request.
PropertyPal.com follows strict security procedures to ensure that your personal information is not damaged, destroyed, or disclosed to a third party without your permission (unless they are providing services as outlined in the 'Who Has Access To Your Information' section above) and to prevent unauthorised access to it. If PropertyPal.com is working with third parties, they will require them to have in place similar measures to protect Your Information.
Your Information will not be transferred outside of the European Economic Area. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. PropertyPal.com cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to its Site. Once the data is received, strict procedures and security features will be employed to try to prevent unauthorised access.
PropertyPal.com will retain Your Information for a reasonable period or for as long as is required by law.
PropertyPal.com offers visitors and customers of the Site opportunities to receive ad hoc emails, regular emails and catalogues from PropertyPal.com. Some of these are opt-in, others are opt-out. Each opportunity will explicitly state whether it is opt-in or opt-out. You may opt-out of the various uses of Your Information at any time, even if you have previously given your consent for PropertyPal.com to use Your Information for this purpose.
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information about you. Your rights of access can be exercised in accordance with that Act. Any access request will be subject to a fee of £10 to meet the costs in providing you with details of the information held about you by PropertyPal.com.
Unless submitted by the property owner or members of its social network, details held by PropertyPal.com about a property do not comprise personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998. PropertyPal.com may use the data held about properties advertised to provide services to third parties.
PropertyPal.com does not accept property listings directly from consumers, with the exception of registered members of the Landlords Association of Northern Ireland. If you are the owner of a property being displayed for sale or for rent on the Site this is because the agent you have chosen to use for the sale or the letting of your property has a contract with PropertyPal.com to display the details of your property on the Site and thereby place the information about your property fully in the public domain.
If the agent you have chosen to use for the sale or the letting of your property has a contract with PropertyPal.com and has not elected to display the details of your property on the Site, you can request for such details to be displayed.
This policy shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Northern Ireland and you irrevocably agree that the courts of Northern Ireland shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with this policy.