Privacy Policy

Introduction

The platform (the “Site”) is owned and operated by Automotiv.cc Ltd (“Automotiv.cc”).

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) describes how and when we collect, use and share your information in connection with the Site.

Please note that this Site contains links to other websites. Automotiv.cc is not responsible for the websites, content or privacy practices of any third party.

By using this Site, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by this Policy and agree that you are subject to Automotiv.cc’s Terms and Conditions.

Information Collected

Personally Identifiable Information

You are not required to provide any personally identifiable information to visit the Site. Automotiv.cc automatically collects Usage Data (as described below) and may collect location data and other information in connection with your use of the Site (e.g., the type of cars you search for). Automotiv.cc collects personally identifiable information only when you make it available through your use of the Site. You may be required to provide personally identifiable information to use certain services on this Site, including, but not limited to, the commenting feature, creating an account (“User Account”) and creating a “Sell My Car” or “Sell My Part” online classified listing (“SMC Ad” / “SMP Ad”). In addition, you may submit personally identifiable information through the Site in other ways, including: (a) participating in online surveys, promotions and contests; (b) subscribing to newsletters, editorial content, or promotional content sent via email; and (c) in connection with other products, services, features, or requests made available through the Site. The types of personally identifiable information that you provide will depend on the nature of the submission, but could include your name, physical address, phone number and email address.

Passive Information

The Site automatically collects information and may also customize your visit through technical means, including the following:

Cookies: Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by computers (or servers) to identify your computer.

Web Beacons: Web beacons (also known as pixel tags, internet tags, clear GIFs, or single-pixel GIFs) are electronic images embedded into a webpage.

IP Address Logs: Automotiv.cc also logs Internet Protocol (IP) addresses – the location of your computer on the internet.

Cookies allow Automotiv.cc to recognize you when you visit the Site, to personalize your experience and generally to serve you better. For example, if you enter your name, email address or phone number on one of the Site’s forms, it may be stored in a cookie so you do not have to enter it again on other forms on the Site. Cookies and web beacons can tell us what advertising you have seen on the Site, which allows Automotiv.cc to offer you a more diverse selection of advertising information and may also be used together to measure the effectiveness of Automotiv.cc’s advertising campaigns. Cookies, web beacons and IP addresses are also used to compile data regarding Site usage (e.g., what website you came from, what pages of the Site you visit, how long you were on the Site, what type of browser you are using, what website you went to). Web beacons may also be included in emails sent by Automotiv.cc to determine when and if such emails are opened or forwarded. You can disable cookies or otherwise manage them through tools provided with your browser software and with third-party software packages. If you turn off cookies, many of the Site’s features will not work as well or at all.

Anonymous information regarding use of our Site and services that is collected and/or aggregated by or on behalf of Automotiv.cc through the use of such technical means or otherwise is referred to in this Policy as “Usage Data”.

Mobile-specific Information

Most information Automotiv.cc may collect for mobile, such as your device and hardware IDs and device type, the request type, your service provider, your service provider user ID, and the content of your request, does not by itself identify you, though it may be unique or consist of or contain information that you consider personal. If you use location-based products and services, you may be sending Automotiv.cc location information. This information may reveal your actual location, such as GPS data (“Location Information”), or it may not, such as when you submit a partial address to look at a map of the area. All requests must be sent through your mobile service provider’s network and your service provider may have access to it. For information regarding your service provider’s treatment of your information, please consult your service provider’s privacy policies.

Publicly Posted Information

Information that you make available to us via forums, blogs, listings, or similar functionality is public information that we may share or use in accordance with the law.

Information Use

Personally Identifiable Information

Personally identifiable information collected by Automotiv.cc through your use of the Site, through your providing an email address and/or phone number to receive promotional or other communications via email, call or SMS, may be stored on servers or in a cookie on your computer and may be used by Automotiv.cc for any of the following purposes:

  1. For everyday business purposes, such as establishing and managing your User Account and providing customer support.
  2. To create SMC Ads or SMP Ads on the Site.
  3. To enable you to interact with Automotiv.cc and the Site’s users through various means, such as forums and blogs.
  4. To improve your user experience.
  5. To communicate with you regarding the Automotiv.cc service (e.g., Automotiv.cc may send you emails or call you to ask you to upload high resolution images for your listing, or to request that you participate in a survey).
  6. To deliver coupons and other marketing communications via email or SMS, which, by providing your phone number and email address to Automotiv.cc, you have expressly consented to receive.
  7. To send promotional materials, newsletters or other content via email, SMS, or otherwise. If you no longer wish to receive a particular email newsletter or other promotion from Automotiv.cc, you must follow the opt-out instructions included in such email newsletters, text messages, and promotions.
  8. To send you promotional or informational messages and content on behalf of third-party advertisers, but only if you have first affirmatively agreed to receive such messages.
  9. To manage Automotiv.cc’s business and its relationships with Affiliates and other third parties to which Automotiv.cc may disclose personally identifiable information pursuant to this Policy.
  10. For Site administration, analysis, research, development, optimization and other internal purposes, including, without limitation, to compile Usage Data.

Usage Data

Usage Data is used by Automotiv.cc for administrative, analytical, research, optimization and other purposes. For example, Automotiv.cc may use statistical analyses of Usage Data in order to measure interest in the various areas of the Site, for development purposes and to inform affiliates and advertisers in aggregate and anonymous terms about consumers who click on their advertisements or other messages. IP addresses are also used for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes.

Your use of Automotiv.cc products or services will not be limited if you opt out of receiving telemarketing emails or texts.  However, you agree that Automotiv.cc may send to you, and you cannot opt out of, communications of a transactional or relationship nature, including, but not limited to, communications regarding fraudulent or illegal activity, the status of your SMC/SMP Account, changes to this Policy or the Automotiv.cc Terms and Conditions, as well as communications to confirm, fulfill and follow up on your SMC/SMP Account registration or any request submitted through the Site.

Location Information

Location Information is used by Automotiv.cc and may be provided to third parties to provide you with content and services that are relevant to a particular location, such as advertising, search results, sellers in the area, to evaluate and improve the Site.

Information Sharing

Automotiv.cc may share personally identifiable information that you provide with third parties in the following cases:

  1. Affiliates. Automotiv.cc may share your personally identifiable information with Affiliates on the condition that the Affiliates’ disclosure and use of the information is consistent with this Policy.
  2. Promotions. In the event that you participate in a contest or other promotion on the Site that is sponsored by Automotiv.cc and a third party, Automotiv.cc reserves the right to share personally identifiable information collected in conjunction with the contest or promotion with the third party. After the information is provided to such third parties, the subsequent use or disclosure of such information is subject to those third parties’ privacy policies and practices.
  3. Other. Automotiv.cc expressly reserves the right to release any personally identifiable information or other information you provide to third parties under the following circumstances: (a) when required by law or legal process, (b) to investigate and/or take action against illegal activity, suspected abuse or unauthorized use of the Site, (c) to protect the property or safety of our users or others, (d) to enforce our Terms and Conditions and (e) in connection with any sale or other transfer of ownership of all or a part of Automotiv.cc.

Please note that the messages that Automotiv.cc sends to you to confirm, fulfill or follow up on a request may incidentally include promotional material or other content from Automotiv.cc or its partners. In the case of these messages, Automotiv.cc is not sharing your personally identifiable information with those third parties. Automotiv.cc reserves the right to share Usage Data with any third party for any reason.

SMC/SMP Ads

When placing an SMC/SMP Ad, it is important to note that any information you choose to include in an SMC/SMP Ad may be made publicly available via the Site and other media in which Automotiv.cc vehicle/part listings are published, including among others Automotiv.cc’s social media pages and other online and print publications. You are required to include your phone number and an email address to allow users to contact you directly regarding your SMC/SMP Ad. As such, you may receive unsolicited phone calls and emails from third parties.

Forums

Automotiv.cc offers comments areas or other forums (“Forums”) on the Site for use by registered Users. Any information you disclose when posting a message in these Forums is public. You should not include any information in your posting that you do not want other parties to see or use. Moreover, if you post any messages in the Forums that include your email address or phone number you may receive unsolicited emails or calls from third parties.

Email a Page

The Site offers you the ability to email certain pages of the Site to a friend or other third party. If you choose to use the “Email a Page” functionality, your name, email address and any message you are allowed to include will be visible to the recipient of the email. The “Email a Page” functionality is for informational purposes only and may not be used for any unlawful purpose, including any harassment or threats. Information collected by Automotiv.cc through the “Email a Page” functionality shall be used in accordance with this Policy.

Changes to this Policy

Any changes to this Policy will be posted on the Site in this location and this Policy will be identified as “Updated”. Your continued use of the Site after such notice constitutes acceptance of such changes. In the event of such changes, you can then choose to do nothing, modify the personally identifiable information in your User Account, change your email preferences or deactivate your User Account.

Security

Your personally identifiable information is one of our most valuable assets. We take steps to keep it physically secure in our data centers and it is accessible only to authorized personnel as needed to perform operations governed by this policy. Please keep in mind that despite these measures, Automotiv.cc cannot guarantee or warrant 100 percent security of its servers and databases. Moreover, Automotiv.cc cannot guarantee that personally identifiable information that you submit through the Site will not be intercepted or otherwise disclosed.

Links

This Site contains links to other sites. While Automotiv.cc encourages our partners to adopt privacy policies that build users’ trust and confidence in the internet, Automotiv.cc is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of websites linked to the Site or any third-party products or services offered through the Site.

Collection of Information by Third Parties

As noted above, Affiliates, third parties who place advertisements on this website, and other service providers may collect and use information about your visits to and use of this website through the use of cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies. For example, we work with companies that collect statistical information regarding Site usage and provide related analytical services. We may work with third-party advertising companies that use cookies and web beacons to serve advertisements when you come to the Site and to generate statistics and metrics related to the delivery of such advertisements. We also may work with third-party advertising networks that use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information about your visits to and interactions with this Site and other websites in order to provide targeted advertisements about goods and services of interest to you across their networks of websites (which may or may not include this Site). These third parties also may use this information for determining or predicting the characteristics and preferences of their respective advertising audiences, for measuring the effectiveness of their advertising and for other purposes. Also, our third-party service providers may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites, mobile websites and/or mobile applications across your various devices, in order to provide content and advertisements about goods and services of interest to you across those various devices.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please email us at feedback@automotiv.cc.

 

Effective

Wed, 8 Nov 2017