Policy on cookies and similar technologies

Please read this policy on cookies and similar technologies carefully before using this website. By using our site, you agree to what is written.

Last updated 11/18/2018

1 What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that contain letters and numbers and can be installed on your device when you visit a website or use an application. We use cookies to improve your experience on our platform by remembering your settings. For example, when in most online stores you add a product to your shopping cart but you do not complete your purchase, you can still see that product in your shopping cart the next time you visit that online store. This is an example of how cookies are used to remember your settings. Without the use of cookies, your experience on our platform would be less user-friendly.

For more information on cookies, see: www.allaboutcookies.org

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2 Why do we use cookies?

Cookies have various functions, which include, among other things, easier browsing and saving of your settings. This allows you to view relevant content and improve your overall user experience.

We use cookies:

  • To manage your settings and improve selected features on our platform. This may include collecting information about the date and time of your visit, browsing history, and language selection.

  • To support our security measures and detect potential fraudulent activities.

  • To analyze how to access our platform, how to use it and how it works. We use this information to maintain, operate and continuously improve our services.

  • To see the ads that work best for you.

Cookies help us monitor the ads we display and measure their performance.

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3 What types of cookies and other technologies do we use?

Our platform uses the following categories of cookies and technologies:

  • Persistent cookies - these cookies are stored in your device's browser and are used when you visit the platform. These cookies help us remember your settings and preferences, so we want to make your next visit even more enjoyable. For example, these cookies will allow you to not have to log in again. They will also remember the user's choice of language on his next visit.

  • Session cookies - these are temporary cookies that remain in your browser's cookie archive until you leave our platform. The information we obtain through the use of these cookies helps us to analyze patterns of online traffic, enables the identification and elimination of problems, and provides a better browsing experience.

  • Advertising cookies - These cookies help us offer you the right ads for you, which we achieve by measuring the performance of your advertising campaign and analyzing your interaction with the advertiser's ads. For example, they help us determine how many times users have clicked on an advertiser's ad and visited their site.

In addition, we use web beacons on our platform, which are graphic thumbnails (also known as “web signals” or “transparent GIF images”). Together with cookies, we use them to identify our users and their behavior.

Our platform may include links to third party websites or applications, including those of our partners. Please note that third-party websites may also use cookies. We do not control the websites of these third parties and do not assume responsibility for the cookies they install or access. If you click on any of these links or open their application, please note that each of them has its own cookie policy. Please read their cookie policies before using other websites and applications.

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4 Do we have third party cookies or plugins on our platform?

Third parties, such as ad networks and external service providers, such as web traffic analytics, may use cookies, web beacons, software development kits (SDKs), or similar technologies to collect information about your visits to our platform. We use the information so that we can offer you more relevant ads on our platform or anywhere on the Internet. We do not have control over the use of third-party cookies, which are governed by the privacy / third-party cookies policies.

The following are third parties whom we allow the installation of cookies or other technologies on your device.

Analytics Partners: We work with a variety of analytics partners to better understand how you use our platform. We allow analytics partners such as Google and Facebook Analytics to use cookies, SDKs, and other related technologies. For more information on how Google and Facebook use your information, visit:

https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/partner-sites/ , https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update.

Advertising Partners: Our advertising partners, such as <DoubleClick, Criteo, RTB House, Index Exchange, OpenX>, etc., may use targeted and ad cookies to display ads that they believe may be of interest to you and to measure the effectiveness of such ads. ads on our platform.

Third Party Plugins: Our platform also uses third party plugins that are in the form of a share button on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. With this share button, you can share published ads on a third-party platform, provided you are logged in. These third parties may associate your interaction with our platform with your account with them. Therefore, please read the privacy policies of these third parties before clicking the share button.

5 What can you do to delete, disable or block cookies?

Normally, your browser will provide information on how to reject, delete or block cookies. The following links will redirect you to information about the most common browsers:

You can disable third-party cookies from Google Analytics through their ads settings or through: https://adssettings.google.com

You can disable the targeted cookies based on interest placed by participating ad servers on the following Digital Advertising Alliance websites:

Additionally, you can change your mobile device settings to control whether you want your ads to show based on interest.

Please note: If you choose to block cookies placed on the platform, you will not be able to access all or some of our services, for example, you will not be able to save custom settings such as login information.

6 Contact information

For more information or to exercise your rights, contact us via our Contact Form.

Privacy Statement

No worries, we manage your data safely and carefully. However, please read our privacy statement, which is described below. By using our site, you agree to what is written.

Last updated 11/18/2018.

We care about your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. This privacy statement will inform you about how we process personal information, what your rights are and how the law protects you. Please read this privacy statement carefully before using our services.

In this privacy statement:

Services means any product, service, content, features, technologies or features and any related websites, applications and services we offer you.

Platform means the websites, mobile applications, mobile sites or other web features through which we offer our services.

  1. What information do we collect about you?

2.1.1. Data transmitted through direct interaction

Registration and other account information

When you register to use our services, we may collect the following information about you:

  • if you sign up with a Google Account: first name, last name and email address;

  • if you register with a Facebook account: name and surname as written in your Facebook account, and Facebook ID. If you have given permission to Facebook on the privacy tab in their application (which appears before registering on our platform), we may collect information about your gender, age and email ID, depending on the permissions you have granted and

  • if you register using a mobile number: your mobile number.

Depending on your choices when logging in to our services or during the process of using our services, you may choose to provide the following additional personal information:

  • your name,

  • e-mail address,

  • mobile number

  • your credit card information in case you wish to purchase our paid services as defined in our Terms of Use .

We apologize if all of the above options are not available in your country.

Communication via the chat function on our platform

When you use our chat feature to communicate with other users, we collect information that you choose to share with other users through this feature.

2.1.2. The data we collect automatically when you use our services

We automatically collect the following information about you when interacting with our platform or using our services:

Device information

  • We collect information about individual devices, such as the version of the operating system and the unique identifier. For example, the name of the mobile network you are using. We associate device IDs with your OLX account.

Location information

  • If you post an ad on our platform, we automatically collect and process information about your current location, depending on the permissions of the device. We use a variety of technologies to determine location, including IP address, GPS, Wi-Fi access points, and mobile transmitters. Your location information allows you to view nearby ads and post ads in your location area.

Customer and log data

  • Technical details that include your device's Internet Protocol (IP) address, time zone, and operating system. We will also store your login information (registration date, date of last password change, date of last successful login), type and version of your browser.

Click progress data

  • We collect information about your activity on our platform, which includes the sites from which you accessed our platform, the date and timestamp of each visit, searches performed, posts or banner ads you clicked, your interaction with such advertisements or posts, the duration of your visit and the order in which you visit the content on our platform.

Cookies and similar technologies

  • We use cookies to manage our users' sessions, to store your choice of language and to display relevant ads for you. Cookies are small text files that are downloaded from a web server to your device's hard drive. Cookies can be used to collect the date and time of your visit, browsing history, settings and username. In your browser, you can set it to reject all or some cookies or to warn you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or reject cookies, please note that some of our services or platform functionality may become inaccessible or may not work properly. For more information about the cookies we use, see our Policy on Cookies and Similar Technologies .

2.1.3. Data from third parties or publicly available sources

We receive personal information about you from various third parties [and public sources] as follows:

  • some technical and usage data from analytics providers such as Google and Facebook;

  • advertising networks such as Google, Facebook and Beintoo;

  • cookies from our advertising partners and

  • your name, email address, profile picture, and friends on OLX from Facebook and Google.

3. Do we collect data on children?

Our services are not intended for children under the age of 16, so we do not knowingly collect data from anyone under the age of 16. If we find that a person under the age of 16 has provided us with their personal information, we will delete it immediately.

  1. Why do we process your personal data?

We will only use your personal information when permitted by law. We will most often use them in the following circumstances:

  • when we will have to perform a contract that we intend to enter into or have entered into with you;

  • where our legitimate interests require the improvement of our services and the provision of a secure and reliable platform;

  • when we have to meet legal and legitimate obligations.

In some circumstances, we may process your personal information based on your consent. If we do so, we will notify you of the purpose and category of the personal data that will be processed at the time of obtaining your consent.

Below is a description of how you use your personal information [and what legal bases we rely on. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are, where appropriate].

4.1 To provide access to and delivery of services through our platform

  • If you log in with your mobile number or email ID, we will use your name, mobile number and / or email address to identify you as a user or provide access to our platform.

  • If you log in with a Facebook account, we will use your first and last name from your Facebook profile and email address to identify you as a user on our platform and to provide access to our platform.

  • We also use the above login information to provide our services in accordance with our Terms of Use .

  • We use your email address and mobile number (SMS messages) to send suggestions and recommendations about our services that may be of interest to you.

We use the above information to properly perform our mutual agreement and to provide services that may be of interest to you, based on our legitimate interest in carrying out marketing activities.

4.2 To improve your platform experience

i. Clickthrough data is used to:

  • providing personalized content, such as providing relevant search results while using our services;

  • determining how much time you spend on our platform and how you browse it so that we can understand your interests and improve our services based on this information. For example, we can offer you suggestions on the content you can visit based on the content you click;

  • monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of the implemented campaign for our business partners and our internal business analysis.

ii. We use your location information for the following purposes:

  • to collect anonymous and aggregated data on the characteristics and behavior of OLX users, including for the purposes of business analysis, classification and development of anonymous profiles;

  • to improve the performance of our services and to adapt the content intended for you. For example - with the help of location data, we show you ads near you and thus provide a better shopping experience;

  • to measure and monitor your interaction with third-party banner ads that we post on our platform.

iii. With the help of your login details, which include your email address and phone number, we connect the various devices (such as desktop, mobile phone, tablet) that you use to access our platform. This allows us to combine your activity on our platform in a variety of devices and helps us provide a seamless experience no matter which device you use.

We process the above data based on our legitimate interest in improving the experience on our platform and the proper implementation of our mutual agreement.

4.3 To provide a secure and reliable platform

  • We use your mobile number, log data, and unique device identifiers to manage and secure our platform (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, fraud prevention, system maintenance, support, reporting, and data hosting).

  • We analyze your communication through our chat feature to prevent fraud and promote security by blocking unwanted or offensive messages that could be sent to you by another user.

We process the above information for the proper performance of our mutual agreement, to improve our services and to prevent fraud based on our legitimate interest.

  1. How will we notify you of changes to our privacy statement?

We may change this privacy statement from time to time. We will publish the changes on this page and inform you about it by e-mail or on our platform. If you do not agree with the changes, you can close your account by selecting account deletion in your account settings.

  1. Your rights

In some circumstances, you have rights under your data protection laws with respect to your personal information.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights listed below, go to your account / privacy settings or contact us via our Contact Form :

The right to request access to your personal data (commonly known as "request for access to data subjects"). This allows you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to verify that we are processing it in accordance with the law.

The right to request correction of any information we hold about you. This allows you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we have about you corrected, but we will need to verify the accuracy of the new information you provide to us.

The right to request a restriction on the processing of your personal data. This allows you to stop processing your personal data in the following cases: (a) if you want us to check the accuracy of the data accurately; (b) where our use of the data is illegal; (c) when we need to keep your information, even if we no longer request it, because you need it to assert, enforce or defend legal claims; or (d) when you have objected to our use of your information, but we need to verify that we have priority legal reasons for their use.

The right to request the deletion of your personal data. This allows you to ask us to delete or remove personal data when there is no longer a valid reason for their further processing. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove personal data under a successfully enforced right to object to the processing (see below) when we may have illegally processed your data or when we had to delete your personal data for compliance with local law. Please note that we are legally required to retain your information for certain purposes. See section 10.

The right to object to the processing of personal data when we rely on legitimate interests (or the interests of third parties) and when, due to your special circumstances, you wish to object to processing on this basis, as you believe this affects your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object to the processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may prove that we have reasonable legal grounds for processing your personal data that override your rights and freedoms.

The right to request the transfer of personal data to you or a third party. We will provide you or a third party of your choice with your personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable form. Please note that this right only applies to automated data for which you initially gave us consent to use or when we used the data to perform a mutual contract.

The right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. This does not affect the legality of any processing that we have already carried out with prior consent.

Normal compensation is not required:

You will not have to pay compensation (or for exercising any rights) for access to personal data. However, we may charge you a reasonable fee if your request is unfounded, repetitive or excessive. In such cases, we may also refuse to comply with your request.

Deadline for response:

We try to answer all legal requests within a month. Occasionally we need more than a month if the request is particularly complex or if you submit multiple requests. In this case, we will inform you of this and keep you informed.

In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority at any time, as described in section 13.

Before you file a complaint with the Data Protection Authority, we would like to have the opportunity to address your case at first instance, so please contact our Privacy Department using our Contact Form.

  1. Communication and marketing

We will communicate with you by email, SMS or app and inform you about the services / platform, to confirm your registration and when your ad will be published or expire and about other transactional messages related to our services. Because we must provide you with such transactional messages, you may not be able to disable the receipt of such messages.

However, you can ask us at any time to stop sending you advertising messages, which you can do by clicking the unsubscribe link in the email or text message we sent you, or by changing the settings in your account. If you have trouble changing your settings, contact us via our Contact Form.

You will receive advertising messages from us if you:

  • requested such information from us;

  • used our platform or services;

  • provided us with this information when you joined the prize draw or

  • registered for promotion.

  1. Who do we share your information with?

We may need to share your personal information with the customers listed below for the purposes described in Section 4 above.

Affiliates: We may share your information with other OLX Group companies inside or outside the EEA that help us provide business services such as product improvements, customer support, and fraud detection. Any sharing of personal data between OLX Group companies outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") will always be subject to protection, as described in Section 9 or in a data transfer agreement, which specifies the obligations of both parties and ensures appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your data.

Third-party service providers: We use third-party service providers to help deliver certain aspects of our services, such as cloud storage capabilities such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Service providers may be inside or outside the "EEA".

We carry out checks on our third-party service providers and require them to respect the security of your personal data and to process it in accordance with the law. We do not allow them to use your personal information for their own purposes. We only allow them to process your personal data for certain purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Advertising and Analytics Providers: To improve our services, we occasionally share your unrecognizable information with analytics providers to help us analyze how users use our platform / services. We share your data with them in an unrecognizable form, namely for monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of the implemented campaign to our business partners and for internal business analysis. For more details about our ad providers and analytics, read our Cookies and Related Technologies Policy.

Law enforcement, regulators, and others: We may disclose your information to law enforcement, regulators, government and public authorities, and other relevant third parties to meet any legal or regulatory requirements.

We may choose to sell, transfer or merge parts of our business or our assets. We can try to take over other companies or merge with them. If there is a change in our business, then the new owners may use your personal information in the same way as described in this privacy statement.

Publicly Available Information: When you post an ad using our service, you may choose to have certain personal information visible to other OLX users. This may include first name, last name, your email address, location and contact number. Please note that any information you provide to other users may then be shared with others, so please protect your privacy.

  1. International broadcasts

Whenever we transfer your personal data from the EEA, we ensure a comparable level of security by ensuring that at least one of the following safeguards is in place:

You can receive a copy of the appropriate and implemented safeguards by contacting us via the Contact Form.

  1. Where do we store your data and for how long?

The information we collect about you will be stored and processed on secure servers both within and outside the EEA, in order to ensure the best possible user experience. For example - to get a faster view of a website or mobile app.

We will only retain your personal information for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purpose of its collection, including for purposes that meet any legal, accounting, and reporting requirements.

In determining the appropriate period for storing personal data, we take into account the amount, nature and sensitivity of personal data, the possible risk of damage due to unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether these goals can be achieved by other means and applicable legal requirements. .

If you still have any questions regarding the data retention period, please contact us via our Contact Form.

  1. Technical and organizational measures and processing security

All information we receive about you is stored on secure servers. We have put in place the technical and organizational measures that are appropriate and necessary to protect your data. OLX regularly assesses the security of its networks and the adequacy of their internal information security program designed to: (a) assist in protecting your data from accidental and unlawful loss, access or disclosure, (b) identify reasonably foreseeable risks to the security of the OLX network; and ( c) reduction of safety risks, including through risk assessment and regular testing. In addition, we guarantee that all payment information is encrypted using SSL technology.

Please note that although we have put in place measures to protect your data, the transfer of data over the Internet or other open networks is never completely secure and there is a risk that your personal data may be accessed by unauthorized persons.

  1. Links to Third Party Websites

Our platform may contain links to third party websites or applications. If you click on any of these links, please note that each of them has its own cookie policy. We do not control these sites / applications and assume no responsibility for their policies. When you leave our platform, we strongly encourage you to read the privacy notice on every website you visit.

  1. Contact

For more information or to exercise your rights, check your account / privacy settings or contact our Privacy Department via our <contact form> or in the Help section of our platform.

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For local data protection matters, you can contact your local authority in your home language.

Information Commissioner

Ms Mojca Prelesnik

Zaloška 59 1000 Ljubljana

Tel. +386 1 230 9730

Fax +386 1 230 9778

e-mail: gp.ip@ip-rs.si

Website: https://www.ip-rs.si/

Contact the national data protection authority on the European Commission's website: https://ec.europa.eu/