When you sign up to sell your vehicle(s), use our car locator service, apply for financing, reply to an ad on our site, or take advantage of other services available through the Website, we may ask for personally identifiable information about you (including demographic and biographic information, business affiliations, financial information, and survey responses). We will use this information to provide services requested by you, to contact Users regarding products and services, and otherwise to enhance Users' experiences. We will only share this personally identifiable information with third parties to the extent that such disclosure is necessary or helpful in providing services to you, or in the circumstances described in the "Disclosure of Information" section below. Carsforsale.com may also use some of this information to perform analyses in order to inform third parties - such as investors and potential partners - about the profile and demographics of our Users. We will only disclose the results of these analyses in aggregate form to third parties.
Carsforsale.com may collect information about how Users use our Website, for example, by tracking the number of unique views received by the pages of the Website, the domains from which Users originate, and User IP addresses. Carsforsale.com may use this information to help diagnose technical problems, to administer the Website, and for research regarding the effectiveness of the Website and Carsforsale.com's marketing and business efforts. While not all of the information that we collect from Users is personally identifiable, it may be associated with personally identifiable information that Users provide us through our Website.
Carsforsale.com may also use "cookies" to track how Users use our Website. A cookie is a piece of software that a Web server can store on the Users' PC and use to identify the User should they visit the web site again. These cookies may be used to collect and build anonymous behavioral profiles by advertising companies to deliver targeted ads and tracking referrals.
In addition to the disclosures described above, Carsforsale.com reserves the right to disclose a User's information (including personally identifiable information) if: (1) the disclosure is necessary or useful to our provision of services; (2) we believe in good faith the disclosure is required by law (such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order); (3) we believe in good faith the disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, interests, or property; or (4) we are acting in good faith to protect an individual's personal safety.
Under California's "Shine the Light" law, California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us once a calendar year information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in 2013 will receive information regarding 2012 sharing activities).
To obtain this information on behalf of Carsforsale.com, please send an email message to [email protected] with "Request for California Privacy Information" on the subject line and in the body of your message. We will provide the requested information to you at your email address in response.
It is important that we keep the most accurate, up-to-date information about you in our records.
Carsforsale.com is not designed to attract individuals knowingly under the age of 18. In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13. If we discover we have received any information from a child under the age of 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe that Carsforsale.com has any information from or about anyone under the age of 13, please contact us at the contact points specified below.
This Web site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of those sites. Any use of personal information provided to third parties will be governed by their privacy statements and policies.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact [email protected].
(Adopted December 9, 2013)