Carz.ie respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform what we do with your personal data that you and others may provide us, including when you access this website or other websites controlled by a company within our group, when you enquire about a product or service, when you purchase a product or service from us, through your dealings with our staff, enter a competition, promotion or survey and when you report a problem with our website.
You have a number of rights in relation to your information including the right to object to processing of your personal information where that processing is carried out for our legitimate interests and the right to object at any time where we process your personal information for direct marketing
In this regard, it is important that you read this Privacy Statement and understand our use of your personal data.
Who we are and how to contact us
The terms “we”, “us”, “our” throughout this document refer to Carz.ie and any associated companies from time to time.
If you have any questions about how your information is stored or managed, any questions about this statement or wish to exercise any of your privacy rights please contact our data protection compliance team at:
What do we use information for?
Failure to provide Information
Transfers outside of the European Economic Area
Updates to this statement
We collect your personal information for a number of different purposes and rely on a number of different legal grounds to do so.
We mainly use your personal information so that we can provide you with quality car sales and services together with finance and leasing services’ options when requested by you.
We will always give you the option not to receive marketing communications from us.
We may also use your personal information for our everyday business needs, such as auditing and business management.
However, more specifically, we may use the personal information that we gather for any or all the following purposes):
If you do not provide us with all the information we require, the resulting action may be that we are not able to provide you with the services you have requested from us. We will advise you if this is the case.
Who do we share information with?
Manufacturer of Your Vehicle & Their Distributor: We may pass your personal information on to the manufacturer of the vehicle and/or their appointed distributor in Ireland for the purposes of warranty, ordering, recall and service issues and customer satisfaction surveys. If you consent we will also pass your information to the manufacturer and/or the distributor of the vehicle or their appointed distributor in Ireland for marketing activities. You can withdraw this consent at any time. The manufacturer may contact you separately regarding their use of your information.
Insurance Companies and Motor Assessors: We may pass your information to insurance companies and/or any motor assessor appointed by you or an insurance company, where any portion of the cost of the repairs or work being carried out by us on your vehicle is being covered under an insurance policy.
Third Party Service Providers to us: We may share your personal information with third party service provides that perform services and functions on our behalf such as our accountants and other business advisors, IT service providers, printers, marketing companies who carry out marketing campaigns on our behalf, any sub-contractors we engage to carry out repairs to the vehicle or to provide us with parts, and providers of security and administration services.
Finance companies, leasing companies, insurance companies and other third party providers: Where you have asked for a quote for or arrange any third party products such as finance, leasing or any other third party product, we may pass your personal information to that third party in order to obtain a quotation or that service on your behalf.
At Carz.ie, we use technologies like cookies, pixels, and local storage to make our websites easier to use and to tailor content to be more relevant for you. This guide is designed to explain, as clearly as possible, what cookies are; the purpose of those used on Ford websites; and what options you have to control or delete them – if you decide you want to.
What is a cookie?
Almost every website uses cookie technology. A cookie is a small file that saves Internet settings. It gets downloaded through a browser during the first visit to a website. When you next return to the site using the same device, the browser may check to see if a related cookie is present (i.e. containing the site name) and use the data inside the cookie to send back to the site. This allows sites to recognise that the browser has visited before and, in some cases, vary the content shown to reflect that.
The benefits of cookies
Some cookies are extremely useful, because they can make the experience more user-friendly when you come back to a website you’ve visited several times previously. Provided you use the same device and browser as before, they can, for example, remember your preferences, help us to know how you use our sites, and make the content shown more relevant to your interests and needs. None of the cookies used on our websites collect information that personally identifies you.
Controlling and deleting cookies