Who we are
The BoatZilla marketplace is build & owned by Eddy Lekens. All operational and commercial activities are carried out under licence by E-Tech bvba.
BoatZilla is a digital boats & yachting marketplace that offers a boat buying and selling process. To provide you with the full range of BoatZilla products and services, we need to collect and process information about you.
- the BoatZilla website at www.boatzilla.eu (the website)
- social media of official BoaTzill content on other websites;
- our mobile Applications
It also relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us by phone, SMS, email, in letters and other correspondence and in person.
For the purposes of this Policy, the data controller is E-Tech bvba (registered in Belgium under company registration number 460825125) and whose registered office office adress is at E-Tech bvba, Nederlandlaan 35, 2440 Geel, Belgium.
References in this Policy to "BoatZilla" also apply to its sister channels on this Website, including: ClubRacer and WaterTrends.
Our Privacy Promise
E-Tech bvba ("BoatZilla", "we", "us", "our") is committed to protecting your personal information, being transparent about the data we hold and wherever possible giving you control over how we use it.
It’s important that you read this policy to understand the information we may hold about you, how we use it and how you can access or update your information, modify your preferences or request deletion of your personal data.
- What information BoatZilla collects about you;
- How BoatZilla collects and uses information about you;
- Whether BoatZilla discloses your details to anyone else;
- The choices available to you regarding the personal information you provide to us;
- When and how your data may be shared with third parties.
Amendments and updates to this Policy may be made from time to time. Any revisions will be posted on this page so you will always be aware of the information we collect. Please review this page regularly so that you are aware of any changes.
We use your information in line with all applicable laws and regulations concerning the protection of personal information from time to time in force, including the Data Protection Act 1998, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and 2011 and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), and including any amendments or updates to these and any equivalent or successor applicable laws and regulations.
Information collected and how we use it
BoatZilla collects the following information:
Information you provide when you place an Boat ad on the Website
As part of the advertisement placement process on the Website, we collect your name, telephone number, email address and postcode, as well as details of the boat you wish to sell, payment details (please see below) and your IP address.
- We use your name and email address to register your account and place your boat ad, confirm that your advert has been published and send you service communications about how to access and manage your account (available within the "My BoatZilla" section of the Website) and your advert. You can access the "My BoatZilla" area at any time to update your details and can also change your options regarding marketing communications from BoatZilla and/or third parties that you have selected in this area. We will only use your information for marketing purposes where you have given us specific consent.
- We use positioning of the boat you advertise within our database, this allows potential buyers to locate vehicles for sale within a set radius of their chosen location.
- If your advert expires we will contact you via phone or email to give you the option to rebook your advert.
- We may also use the information you provide for internal business records and purposes, including to analyse and develop our products and services and the Website.
We use certain features in our advert placement process to protect the privacy of our customers when they are communicating with potential buyers via phone or email.
- For customers placing a Private boat ad, we apply a Protect Your Number facility as a default on all adverts when customers provide their phone number. Protect Your Number enables you to keep your telephone number private by providing you with a substitute telephone number to use in your advert. You will need to contact our Customer Service team if you wish to remove this facility. Please be aware that if you opt out of using this facility, your telephone number will be visible within your advert.
- For customers placing Private adverts, we also provide a customer to customer email service that allows Website visitors and potential buyers who view your advert to contact you via a contact form on your advert, without disclosing your email address. We use this to disable any potential harmful links that may expose you to fraudulent activity. The use of the customer to customer email service is mandatory for us to maintain security of our Website. We reserve the right to monitor and retain all communications via the email service for security monitoring purposes.
You will also be required to supply payment card details to place your advert. We use third party payment providers to manage online card payment transactions. Payment card information is collected over a secure online payment gateway provided by:
All payment transactions processed are encrypted. Your payment card information is used solely to process payment for your advert. We retain no record of your payment card details.
Information you provide when you browse or use services on the Website
If you book a sail test of a boat, or request a quote or brochure, through the Website you will need to provide your name, email address, postal address and telephone number which will be passed to the relevant broker or other third party. Each request form clearly indicates that you are giving authorisation for your details to be passed to the relevant broker or other party for them to contact you and action your request.
All conversations and email exchanges are recorded. Any personal information that you disclose via an online form will be accessible to and processed by BoatZilla, our antsipam and our CRM provider, the Private seller or Broker with whom you communicate, and will be made available to BoatZilla. Additionally, the antispam & CRM provider may use computer infrastructure which is situated outside of the EEA. By using our webforms, you acknowledge that any personal data disclosed will be processed and stored by the antispam, security and CRM provider on its systems outside the EEA and protected by adequate safeguards.
When you use the Website we will also collect your IP address.
We use third party antispam and CRM providers to manage security & marketing automation.
Marketing information is collected over a secure gateway provided by HubSpot:
Antispam information is collected over a secure gateway provide by Cleantalk:
Information we collect if you use our Mobile Applications
If you choose to download or use our Mobile Applications, or access one of our mobile optimised sites, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device.
We may use this information to provide you with location-based services, such as advertising, search results, and other personalised content. Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable location services within the mobile device’s settings. If you have questions about how to disable your device's location services, we recommend you contact your mobile service carrier or the manufacturer of your device.
How we use the information we collect
We use the information we collect to:
- Provide and administer the Website and related services and manage internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes, and to develop the Website and our products and services.
- Generate an overall audience profile of visitors using the Website. We use this information to assist us in developing relevant content on the Website as well as encouraging private sellers and brokers to place adverts for their inventory on the Website.
- Provide customers who have opted-in to receive marketing communications, with relevant and timely offers by email.
- Identify the location of visitors, to block disruptive or fraudulent use, to establish the number of visits from different countries.
Lawful basis we use to process your information
We process your data based on the lawful bases set out below. We may process information you provide based on more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using it:
- Contract: To enter into a contract with you and fulfil our contractual obligations to you (e.g. to publish your boat ad). This processing is necessary for us to provide the service you have requested including registering and managing your account and providing service updates and our support services.
- Consent: To provide information and take actions in relation to services which you have opted-in to receive. This includes where you specifically request for your details to be passed onto a third party (e.g where you are making an enquiry regarding a request for more informtion or a boat for sale) or where you opt-in to receive relevant marketing communications from us (e.g. industry news and offers).
- Legal Obligation: Where processing is necessary to comply with legal or statutory requirements on us. This may include cooperating with police or other legal authorities in relation to their investigations.
- Legitimate interest: To improve our Website, products and/or services, understand how visitors and customers use our Website, products and/or services, undertake market research and inform our general marketing, to run our business and maintain the security or our Website and services for you, us and other Website visitors and customers.
Where consent is required for us to process certain types of your personal data, it must be clearly given. You may give us your consent to receive our marketing communications and/or when you use the Website to request services provided by brokers.
Where you have given consent for BoatZilla to process your personal data you may withdraw consent at any time by emailing email@example.com. We will cease processing your data based on that consent but this does not affect any processing we have undertaken at any time before withdrawal.
If you have given consent for your details to be passed to a broker or other third party your data may already have been used by them to respond to your request before we can action your consent withdrawal. In this event, you will need to contact them to withdraw your consent to their use of your personal data.
Disclosure of your information
BoatZilla will not pass on your personal data to third parties except as set out in this policy or with your consent. We may disclose your personal information to third parties for the following purpose(s) and in the following circumstances as part of our processing activities:
- We will send your personal information to broker, boat manufacturers, ship builders and relevant third parties to enable them to provide you with the services and products that you have requested or consented to receive details of via the Website or the Apps. In certain circumstances, boat manufacturers, brokers or ship builders and other relevant third parties may subsequently transfer, process and store your personal information outside of the European Economic Area ("EEA") for their business and administration purposes. In accordance with their own privacy policies. If you have queries or require more information on how these third parties use information, including transfers outside of the EEA, please read their privacy policies or contact them.
- We may use service providers to help us run the Website or services available on the Website, some of whom may be based outside the EEA. Some of our webpages use plugins from third party platforms (such as the 'Facebook Sharing' or Linkedin Sharing' function). Information about your visit to the Website may be collected by these third party providers on these pages. If you browse these pages whilst still also logged in to your account on the third party platform, information collected by the third party may be connected to your account on the third party platform. If you have queries or require more information on how these third parties use information, including transfers outside of the EEA, please read their privacy policies or contact them.
- Where we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce our terms and conditions and any other agreements.
- If we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case BoatZilla may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- If we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, personal data held by us about our customers may be disclosed to the prospective buyer.
- We may share your personal information with our group companies.
- We may share any information that we collect with parties including: our legal and professional advisors, the police, other public or private sector agencies, governmental or representative bodies (which may include insurance companies, finance companies, boating advertising companies and/or other agencies) in accordance with the relevant legislation for the purposes of the prevention or detection of offences, and/or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders.
We are not responsible for any use of your personal data by these parties except where they act as our processor.
Where we store your personal data
All information you provide to us is stored securely within the EU, and not transferred outside the EEA unless specifically detailed.
Payment card information, details you provide when requesting brokers or other third party services through the Website and information you provide when using our webforms is handled in accordance with the relevant service providers’ privacy policies and may be transferred and stored or processed by them outside of the EEA in accordance with their privacy policies. Where we transfer your data outside of the EEA, we will ensure that safeguards are in place to provide similar degree of protection is available to protect it. This may include contractual protections in place with our service providers or transferring your data to countries or parties which are recognised as providing suitable protection by the European Commission.
Certain parties to whom we disclose your personal data may transfer your data outside of the EEA after we disclose it to them as part of their business and administration activities (see above, Disclosure of your information). We are not responsible for any use of your personal data by these parties except where they act as our processor. If you have queries or require more information on how these third parties use your information, including such transfers outside of the EEA, please read their privacy policies or contact them.
BoatZilla uses strict procedures and security features designed to prevent any unauthorised access to your data that we hold.
BoatZilla will process personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose we collected it for, including the purpose of legal, accounting and reporting requirements, and for as long as necessary for the prevention and detection of criminal activity. The period for which we process and store the personal data for varies depending on the use you make of the Website and the products and/or services we offer. Where you register an account or place an advert we will retain your data for as long as your account and/or advert is live and a period after your account is closed or advert ends to enable us to satisfy our legal, accounting and reporting requirements.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see Right to be forgotten below for further information.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Your rights as a data subject
At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:
- Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. In the event that BoatZilla refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why
- Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
- Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing.
- Right of portability – in certain circumstances you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
- Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing, automated processing or profiling.
- Right to complain to the supervisory authority – you have the right to complain as outlined in paragraph 8 below.
Complaints and Contact
If you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by Auto Trader (or third parties as described above), or how your complaint has been handled, in the first instance please email your concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org. You also have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the Belgian supervisory authority which is the Data Protection Authority and can be contacted via the details at https://www.dataprotectionauthority.be/ .
If you have any questions regarding the use of your personal data please contact us at: email@example.com
BoatZilla, Nederlandlaan 35, 2440 Geel, Belgium.