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These terms and conditions apply between you, the User of this Website (including any sub-domains, unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions), and Pastdrives Limited, the owner and operator of this Website.
Please read these terms and conditions carefully, as they affect your legal rights. Your agreement to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Website. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should stop using the Website immediately.
In these terms and conditions, User or Users means any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Pastdrives Limited and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Pastdrives Limited and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services. You must be at least 16 years of age to use this Website. By using the Website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you represent and warrant that you are at least 16 years of age.
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For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Pastdrives Limited is the "data controller". This means that Pastdrives Limited determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.
We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
We collect Data in the following ways:
Pastdrives Limited will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:
To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:
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We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed "Your rights" below).
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We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:
Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address: email@example.com.
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Our Website allows you to upload content, including images and videos with a view to that information being read, copied, downloaded, shared on other web sites and social media platforms or used by other people for similar reasons.
Examples include: showcasing your car, sharing textual and image content, posting content provided by you or other Users and Members to social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram, advertising your car for sale, connecting with other Members of the Website, messaging and sharing content with each other and enquiring about an advertisement on our Website.
Once your User Uploaded Content enters the public domain, Pastdrives Limited has no control over what any individual third party may do with it. We accept no responsibility for their actions at any time.
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You have the following rights in relation to your Data, even in the event you have been removed as a User/Member by Pastdrives Limited due to misuse or inappropriate activity (see misuse and abuse clause within the Pastdrives Terms):
You have the following rights in relation to User Uploaded Content, even if you have been removed as a User/Member by Pastdrives Limited due to misuse or inappropriate activity (see misuse and abuse clause within the Pastdrives Terms):
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It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.
We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.
In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.
Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.
You may contact Pastdrives Limited by email at email@example.com.
Welcome to pastdrives, we want you to know that we realise how frustrating it can be when you can't work out how to achieve something you're wanting to do. We are always looking for ways to improve our interface and user experiance and will learn and change based upon your feedback. No question is too silly and here's a short list of common questions:
Many different things to many different people. For some it's a perpetual online car show, where you can connect with previous owners, consider their car directions and choices and most importantly 'showcase' your car for people to just view and ponder over.
Equally should the time be right you can set your car status to 'for sale' and all your followers and connections will be notified and made aware long side the browsing public. Other status changes such as 'stolen' could help alert the community to be on the look out.
For some it's an excellent way to simply document and log their life long motoring 'back catalogue' and allowing them to explore other previous and current owners at the same time. Private messages and connection requests provide a safe way of contacting others and opening up new dialogs.
As with shows, some quietly sit in the corners without giving too much away, while others pin their colours to their masts for all to see and admire, pastdrives can cater for all breeds with powerful preference settings allowing you to be completely anonymous or as transparent as you'd like.
At the end of the day we believe we've created the tools and foundations for something we believe will provide enjoyment to the classic car communities around the globe. But the secret source will be how you guys use it! As we all move forward together we're hoping to listen to all your feedback and add regular feature upgrades and bespoke functions to suit your needs.
Yes, our privacy controls allow for a number of your application areas not to be seen by others based upon your selected preferences. Login and explore the 'my details' pages under each tab.
You equally don't need to use your actual name and instead can create a pastdrives user name / screen name should you wish. Plus your avatar image can be an icon or logo.
Have a play with the various controls and settings and see what works best for you. You can always go back and tweak them in the future should you choose to. Also if you need to view what is visible to other users, simply log-out and then browse your account.
If you feel a featured car is possibly one of your previous cars, yet you're not aware of its details you can simply PM (private message) the owner with a simple explanation.
The owner can then, if appropriate provide you a number to create a formal system connection request, which once approved will allow you to post stories to your section of that cars timeline.
When owners upload their car, we ask for them to input either the cars registration, vin or chassis number. These numbers are not displayed and it's a way to help filter incorrect connection requests from those owners.
Generally the larger the better providing more detail and sharpness. We would recommend your main hero car image being at least 1500 pixels in width and your gallery images a minium of 800 pixels wide.
However don't worry if the images are too large, providing you have a good internet connection when uploading the software tools will allow you to crop your image, providing the correct aspect ratio. It will also determine the correct resolutions for each image, including your avatar picture.
The tools will warn you if your images are too small. Also don't forget that your cars 'avatar' image doesn't have to be the same crop / image as your main hero picture.
When you upload a new car (current or previous) you control all images and sections of the timeline for that car.
When previous owners request a connection to the car and you approve them, they'll be given access to their section of the timeline and you remain the controller. If that previous owner is a more recent owner than you, they'll inherit the cars hero and gallery pictures and then be able to add and adjust those. They will now also have control of any sections of the timeline that are waiting ownership claim.
You will remain in control of your ownership section of the timeline. The most current owner of the car always has control of the main images for that car.
When you've uploaded your car you're given various 'status' options within your cars details page.
When logged in, either from your 'my profile' page or your cars main timeline page. Click the edit button which will take you to your cars details section. From their you have a number of options, on the 3rd tab labelled 'status' you can select 'For Sale'. Then simply complete the wizard to input price and your advertisement wording and this will build your ad page.
Once activated, a For Sale roundel (sticker) appears on your main car page displaying that it's now for sale along with the price. When a user clicks on this the ad page pops-up and from there the user can print, save a PDF or share your ad. Also as soon as you activate a change of status all connected owners or members following your car are notified. Also other users can now find your ad / car by the filters in the car explorer pages.
If you're the current or most recent owner of the car you can change any of the images.
Simply login and either via the 'my profile' page or your cars timeline page, click on edit. This will take you to the car details section that holds most of your cars data over it's four tab pages.
The car tab holds most of the cars text details that you can add or edit. The images tab is where you can change both the main hero and gallery pictures. Don't forget you can also change and crop a different image to represent your cars avatar (thumbnail) image in the main panel, as well as changing your cars heading and subheading text.
Your connection count increases based upon how many owners you have on shared timelines.
Perhaps the best way to increase your count is to promote your car to any previous or more recent owners if known. Also boosting you view counts can help increase connection requests therefore suggesting that people follow or check-out your car page at shows and events can really help.
Cars and posts are featured on the home page based upon various criteria.
Popular and frequently view cars tend to percolate towards the top but also cars with activate / completed timeline posts. Unusual and recently uploaded cars also have their moment in the spot light.
Yes, all members can contact one another using PM's (private messages).
It's up to the user how and if they respond, but the platform allows direct communications between members.
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