Last updated 17 January 2012
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Private Property London provides an online service for selling and
purchasing property through our website. Please read carefully the following
govern your access to and use of the Site and Services, and constitute a
binding legal agreement between you and Private Property London.
All property featured on Privatepropertylondon.com are original. All
properties are for sale and are open for offers to purchase.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE OR
SERVICES OR BY SELLING OR PURCHASING A WORK ON OR THROUGH THE SITE OR SERVICES
OR BY POSTING ANY CONTENT ON THE SITE, YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE READ,
UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE
REGISTERED WITH THE SITE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN YOU HAVE NO
RIGHT TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR SERVICES. If you accept or agree to these
Terms on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent and warrant
that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to these
Terms and, in such event, "you" and "your" will refer and
apply to that company or other legal entity.
Privatepropertylondon.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to
modify, discontinue or terminate the Site or Services or to modify these Terms,
at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms, we will post
the modification on the Site or provide you with notice of the modification. We
will also update the "Last Updated Date". By continuing to access or
use the Site or Services after we have posted a modification on the Site or
have provided you with notice of a modification, you are indicating that you agree
to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to
you, your only recourse is to cease using the Site and Services.
Seller Account Application
In order to create a portfolio and list a property on Privatepropertylondon.com,
you must first apply for an account by completing our registration process.
During the registration process, you will be required to provide certain
information and you will establish an email address and a password. During the
completion of the account application process you will be asked to supply us
with details of the property for sale which will be used to set up your account.
You agree to provide accurate information during the registration process and
to update such information when necessary to ensure the information remains
accurate, complete and current. Private Property London reserves the right to suspend
or terminate your account if any information provided during the registration
process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, incomplete or outdated. You are
responsible for safeguarding your password. You agree not to disclose your
password to any third party and to take sole responsibility for any activities
or actions under your account, whether or not you have authorized such
activities or actions. You will immediately notify Private Property London of
any unauthorized use of your account.
Making an offer
All prices are shown in British Pounds. For a currency conversion please
All offers for properties are purely invitations to treat, and are not
binding until they have been accepted by the artist, and confirmed by Private Property
London. Buyers will be sent an Invoice when the final price of the property has
been confirmed and asked for a non- refundable reservation £250 (This fee
covers the buyers administrative costs) which gives you the right to exclusively exchange
contracts on the property at an agreed price within 28 days of the offer being
accepted. If the sale falls through due to an act of the vendor the reservation
fee will be refunded to the buyer in full.
To make an offer you have to register as a member with Private Property
London. Registering for a member account is free and helps us to process your
requests more efficiently (see member account registration below).
Member Account Registration
In order to make an offer or purchase a property on Privatepropertylondon.com,
you must register as a member by completing our member registration process.
This process helps us to process offers and purchases more efficiently. During
the registration process you will be required to provide certain information
and you will establish an email address and a password. You agree to provide
accurate information during the registration process and to update such
information when necessary to ensure the information remains accurate, and
current. Private Property London reserves the right to suspend or terminate
your member account if any information provided during the application process
or thereafter proves to be inaccurate or outdated. You are responsible for
safeguarding your password. You agree not to disclose your password to any
third party and to take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under
your member account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or
actions. You will immediately notify Private Property London of any
unauthorized use of your member account.
Private Property London (Registered number 07731300), whose
registered office is at 145-157 St John Street London EC1V 4PW , knows that you
care how information about you is used and shared and we appreciate your trust
in us to do that carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy
policy and forms part of our website terms and conditions ("Website
By accepting our Website Terms or by visiting
privatepropertylondon.com ("the Website") you are accepting and
The Website is brought to you by Private Property London.
Private Property London believes it is important to protect your Personal Data
(as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) and we are committed to giving you
a personalised service that meets your needs in a way that also protects your
privacy. This policy explains how we may collect Personal Data about you. It
also explains some of the security measures we take to protect your Personal
Data, and tells you certain things we will do and not do. You should read this
policy in conjunction with the Website Terms.
When we first obtain Personal Data from you, or when you take a
new service or product from us, we will give you the opportunity to tell us if
you do or do not want to receive information from us about other services or
products (as applicable). You can normally do this by ticking a box on an
application form or contract. You may change your mind at any time by emailing
us at the address below.
Some of the Personal Data we hold about you may be 'sensitive
personal data' within the meaning of the Data Protection Act 1998, for example,
information about your health or ethnic origin.
We may collect Personal Data about you from a number of sources,
including the following:
From you when you agree to
take a service or product from us, in which case this may include your contact
details, date of birth, how you will pay for the product or service and your
From you when you contact
us with an enquiry or in response to a communication from us, in which case,
this may tell us something about how you use our services.
From documents that are
available to the public, such as the electoral register.
Using Your Personal Information
Personal Data about our
customers is an important part of our business and we shall only use your
Personal Data for the following purposes and shall not keep such Personal Data
longer than is necessary to fulfil these purposes:
To help us to identify you
when you contact us.
To help us to identify
accounts, services and/or products which you could have from us or selected
partners from time to time. We may do this by automatic means using a scoring
system, which uses the Personal Data you have provided and/or any information
we hold about you and Personal Data from third party agencies (including credit
To help us to administer
and to contact you about improved administration of any accounts, services and
products we have provided before, do provide now or will or may provide in the
To allow us to carry out
marketing analysis and customer profiling (including with transactional
information), conduct research, including creating statistical and testing
To help to prevent and
detect fraud or loss.
To allow us to contact you
in any way (including mail, email, telephone, visit, text or multimedia
messages) about products and services offered by us and selected partners
unless you have previously asked us not to do so.
To keep you up to date
with our member benefit scheme under which, as part of your membership
benefits, we will give you membership information and details of discounts and
offers we negotiate from time to time on behalf of our members. If you do not
wish to receive this benefit, please write to our Data Protection Manager at
the address given in clause 7 below.
We may monitor and record
communications with you (including phone conversations and emails) for quality
assurance and compliance.
We may check your details
with fraud prevention agencies. If you provide false or inaccurate information
and we suspect fraud, we will record this.
We will not disclose your
We may allow other people
and organisations to use Personal Data we hold about you in the following circumstances:
If we, or substantially
all of our assets, are acquired or are in the process of being acquired by a
third party, in which case Personal Data held by us, about our customers, will
be one of the transferred assets.
If we have been
legitimately asked to provide information for legal or regulatory purposes or
as part of legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.
We employ companies and individuals to perform
functions on our behalf and we may disclose your Personal Data to these parties
for the purposes set out in clause 2.1 or, for example, for fulfilling orders,
delivering packages, sending postal mail and email, removing repetitive
information from customer lists, analysing data, providing marketing
assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and
links), processing credit and debit card payments and providing customer
service. Those parties are bound by strict contractual provisions with us and
only have access to Personal Data needed to perform their functions, and may
not use it for other purposes. Further, they must process the Personal Data in
1998. From time to time, these other
people and organisations to whom we may pass your Personal Data may be outside
the European Economic Area. We will take
all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Personal Data is treated
Where you give us Personal
Data on behalf of someone else, you confirm that you have provided them with
to such use of their Personal Data.
In connection with any
transaction which we enter into with you:
We, and other companies in
our group, may carry out credit and fraud prevention checks with one or more
licensed credit reference and fraud prevention agencies. We and they may keep a
record of the search. Information held about you by these agencies may be
linked to records relating to other people living at the same address with whom
you are financially linked. These records will also be taken into account in
credit and fraud prevention checks. Information from your application and
payment details of your account will be recorded with one or more of these
agencies and may be shared with other organisations to help make credit and
insurance decisions about you and members of your household with whom you are
financially linked and for debt collection and fraud prevention. This includes
those who have moved house and who have missed payments.
If you provide false or
inaccurate information to us and we suspect fraud, we will record this and may
share it with other people and organisations. We, and other credit and
insurance organisations, may also use technology to detect and prevent fraud.
If you need details of
those credit agencies and fraud prevention agencies from which we obtain and
with which we record information about you, please write to our Data Protection
Manager at Private Property London, 145-157 St John Street London EC1V 4PW .
We have strict security measures to protect Personal Data.
We work to protect the
security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer
(SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
We reveal only the last
five digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we
transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during
We maintain physical,
electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage
and disclosure of personally identifiable customer information. Our security
procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we
disclose personal information to you.
It is important for you to
protect against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer. Be
sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.
If you communicate with us
using the Internet, we may occasionally email you about our services and
products. When you first give us Personal Data through the Website, we will
normally give you the opportunity to say whether you would prefer us not to
contact you by email. You can also always send us an email (at the address set
out below) at any time if you change your mind.
Please remember that
communications over the Internet, such as emails and webmails (messages sent
through a website), are not secure unless they have been encrypted. Your
communications may go through a number of countries before they are delivered -
this is the nature of the Internet. We cannot accept responsibility for any
unauthorised access or loss of Personal Data that is beyond our control.
We may use 'cookies' to
monitor how people use our site. This helps us to understand how our customers
and potential customers use our website so we can develop and improve the
design, layout and function of the sites. A cookie is a piece of information
that is stored on your computer's hard drive through your browser, to recognise
your browser and which records how you have used a website. This means that
when you go back to that website, it can give you tailored options based on the
information it has stored about your last visit. You can normally alter the
settings of your browser to prevent it from accepting cookies.
If you do not want us to
tell you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer. However, you
may not be able to use some of the products or services on our website without
Turning Off Cookies in
The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how
to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser
notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.
Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons,
such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-ons settings or visiting the website
of its manufacturer.
The Website may include
third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any
personally identifiable customer Personal Data to these advertisers or
These third-party websites
and advertisers, or Internet advertising companies working on their behalf,
sometimes use technology to send (or "serve") the advertisements that
appear on the Website directly to your browser. They automatically receive your
beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other
technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalise
advertising content. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other
features that they may use, and the information practices of these advertisers
them directly for more information about their privacy practices. In addition,
the Network Advertising Initiative offers useful information about Internet
advertising companies (also called "ad networks" or "network
advertisers"), including information about how to opt-out of their
We exclude all liability
for loss that you may incur when using these third party websites.
If you would like any more
write to us at Data Protection Manager, Private Property London, 145-157 St
John Street London EC1V 4PW , or email us at email@example.com.
We may amend this Privacy
Policy from time to time without notice to you, in which case, we will publish
the amended version on the Website. You
confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any change to
It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether this
You can ask us for a copy
above address or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This Privacy
Policy applies to Personal Data we hold about individuals. It does not apply to
information we hold about companies and other organisations.
If you would like access
to the Personal Data that we hold about you, you can do this by emailing us at
email@example.com or writing to us at the address noted above.
There may be a nominal charge of £10 to cover administrative costs.
We aim to keep the
Personal Data we hold about you accurate and up to date. If you tell us that we are holding any
inaccurate Personal Data about you, we will delete it or correct it promptly.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at the address
above to update your Personal Data.