Privacy Policy

Car Catcher Privacy Policy and Cookies (“Policy”)

All personal information collected and used from the Car Catcher website at (the “Website”) will be processed in accordance with the 1998 Data Protection Act.

Use Of Information
Car Catcher is provided by South Coast Web Design Ltd and information supplied on this Website may be shared with other group companies. When you register with our Website, we ask you whether you would like to receive our email newsletters detailing changes to the Website, offers and services from third party companies via email and/or via post that we feel may be of interest to you. You have the ability to opt-out of receiving all or any of these offers during registration.

On occasions South Coast Web Design Ltd run promotions in which personal information is collected. We will always ask you if agree to this and advise you if this information may be shared with a third party. You will always be asked to provide your consent to this use by opting in.

We have taken measures to ensure that information supplied to us is held securely. As a consequence - we may occasionally request proof of identity before allowing access to your personal information.

For the purposes of the prevention or detection of offences, and/or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders, we may share any information that we collect with the Police, other public or private sector agencies, governmental or representative bodies in accordance with the relevant legislation. This will include public authorities, insurance companies, finance companies, automotive advertising companies and/or other agencies. Information shared in this way will not be used for marketing purposes.

You have the right to access all personal information supplied to South Coast Web Design Ltd and rectify any inaccuracies on the information held. Further enquiries should be made to or sent to Customer Services, South Coast Web Design Ltd, 21 Church Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset BH14 8UF.

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 what information we collect.

Online Advertisements

Telephone numbers and email addresses supplied as part of a vehicle advertisement will be published within the relevant advertisement for the duration of the booking, to enable a potential buyer to contact the seller.

Your postcode is collected in order to provide a positioning on each vehicle within our database, thereby enabling potential buyers to locate vehicles for sale within a set radius of their chosen location.

All details supplied to South Coast Web Design Ltd with your on-line advertisement will be safeguarded both by this Policy and also by the 1998 Data Protection Act.

Vehicle Searches

Postcodes and vehicle information are collected in order to provide a relevant match of vehicles against a specified search. The inclusion of the postcode enables us to provide the potential buyer with a range of vehicles within a chosen locality, rather than vehicles randomly spread throughout the country.

Vehicle Registration Numbers

Vehicle Registration Numbers are provided to South Coast Web Design Ltd to enable it to provide to you (unless you have opted out from receiving this information during the registration process) and/or to persons carrying out vehicle searches on the Website with details of offers and with services including, without limitation, insurance quotations, vehicle history and credit checks and vehicle valuations and such other services as are developed by South Coast Web Design Ltd from time to time. Vehicle Registration Numbers will be passed by South Coast Web Design Ltd to its third party authorised partners for the purpose of enabling them to provide such offers and services. As part of the provision of these services, the third party authorised partner may need to disclose the Vehicle Registration Number to a third party for example, without limitation, an insurer, insurance panel or credit reference agency. South Coast Web Design Ltd will not disclose the Vehicle Registration Number to any person carrying out vehicle searches on the Website and the Vehicle Registration Number will not be displayed on the Website.


Email addresses are collected in order to send registrants their chosen password, providing them with online access to their registration details (available within the “Car Catcher Control Panel” section on the Website). The user can access this information at any time in order to update their details or change the options regarding whether they would like to receive communication from South Coast Web Design Ltd or selected third parties.

Other registration information is collected in order:

1. To generate an overall audience profile of visitors using the Website. This information is then used to assist in developing relevant content on the Website as well as ensuring that automotive trade advertisers looking to reach specific audience groups are encouraged to place their stock or promotions on the Website.

2. To provide our Website visitors with the option to receive the Car Catcher monthly email bulletin, as well as the option to receive email and postal offers from selected third party companies that South Coast Web Design Ltd believes may be of interest to them. If a visitor has supplied insurance renewal date information and/or vehicle ownership details, it provides South Coast Web Design Ltd with the potential to better target that visitor with relevant and timely consumer offers by email or post, providing that visitor has opted to receive notification on such offers.

3. To support our Email-alerts functionality - whereby visitors to our Website can store settings on vehicle searches and/or set up alerts to be notified (by email) - when a specified vehicle appears for sale on the Website. Unless a visitor supplies their email address, we are unable to send such alerts.

4. To limit access to the full range of fields within the search form in order to maintain an overall faster search facility. By providing limited access to all our search fields, notably free text entry boxes, we are able to limit the impact on the performance of our search engine during periods of intense user activity. Whilst all users gain unhindered access to the key database fields, (such as Make and Model) fields that generate more intensive database processing (such as free text fields), are limited to those users who register.

Offensive or Misleading adverts or content

If you notice any offensive or unsuitable adverts or content on the Website, please email or call 01202 665855.