This website (the "Site") is operated by Cars Digital, Inc ("Cars Magazine"). This Privacy Statement (the "Statement") describes Cars Magazine's collection, use and disclosure of information practices in connection with the Site. This Statement applies to the Site, located at www.carsmagazine.com, as well as to any versions of the Site that Cars Magazine operates, including versions or pages that Cars Magazine co-brands or private labels with its news and digitial affiliates, third-party distribution partners and other partners (collectively, "Affiliates"). For example, you may have arrived at a co-branded version of the Site from an Affiliate's website, in which case, that Affiliate will be clearly identified at the top of the home page of this Site. In this Statement, Cars Magazine refers to those versions of the Site as "Affiliate Versions." Please be aware that Cars Magazine may share any information you submit through this Site with Affiliates, as described below. During your visit to any Affiliate Version, the Affiliate may independently collect other information from you.
For purposes of clarification, this Statement also describes Cars Magazine's collection, use, and disclosure practices with respect to any personally identifiable information and Usage Data (as defined below) that is provided to Cars Magazine by any of its third-party distribution partners that display Cars Magazine vehicle listings.
Consent for Data Processing Where Applicable (GDPR)
Beginning March 25, 2018, some countries outside of the United States will require explicit consent to process and/or use data gathered on certain sites. However, this site is controlled, operated and administered entirely within the United States. It offers its service only in the English language and does not target users in any other counties. If you are located outside the United States, please be aware that while visiting this site information you provide to us through the site may be processed and transferred to the U.S. The privacy and data protection laws in the U.S. may not be equivalent to such laws in your country of residence. By using the Services, you consent to this collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the U.S.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
You are not required to provide any personally identifiable information to visit the Site. Cars Magazine automatically collects Usage Data (as described below) and may collect ZIP codes and other information in connection with your use of the Site (e.g., the type of car you are looking for). Cars Magazine 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 "Email the Dealer/Seller" feature and to purchase and create a "Sell It Yourself" online classified listing ("Seller Ad") and account ("Private Seller Account"). In addition, you may submit personally identifiable information through the Site in other ways, including: (a) participating in online surveys, promotions, contests and sweepstakes; (b) subscribing to newsletters, editorial content, or promotional content sent via email, (c) using the Site's "Feedback" and "More Information" forms; and (d) in connection with other products, services, features, or requests made available through the Site. We also publish toll-free phone numbers for many of the dealerships that list vehicles for sale on the Site. If you dial one of these phone numbers, Cars Magazine or a service provider operating on Cars Magazine's behalf may record the date, time and length of your call and the phone number from which the call originated, along with other information that may be captured. Any Usage Data (as defined in the next section) and/or personally identifiable information resulting from such calls may be used as described in this Statement. The types of personally identifiable information that you provide will depend on the nature of the submission, but could include your name, address, phone number, and email address. In the event that you purchase a Seller Ad or Affiliate, the Affiliate is required to share your name, phone number and email address with Cars Magazine in order to allow Cars Magazine to process and maintain your ad.
Passive Information Collection
The Site automatically collects information and may also customize your visit through technical means, including the following:
Cookies allow Cars Magazine 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, address or ZIP code 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 Cars Magazine to offer you a more diverse selection of advertising information and may also be used together to measure the effectiveness of Cars Magazine 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 Cars Magazine 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 Cars Magazine through the use of such technical means or otherwise is referred to in this Statement as "Usage Data."
Personally Identifiable Information. Personally identifiable information collected by Cars Magazine through your use of the Site may be stored on servers or in a cookie on your computer and may be used by Cars Magazine for any of the following purposes:
Usage Data: Usage Data is used by Cars Magazine for administrative, analytical, research, optimization and other purposes. For example, Cars Magazine 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 advertisers and partners in aggregate and anonymous terms about consumers who click on their advertising or other messages. IP addresses are also used for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes.
With respect to promotional materials and newsletters that Cars Magazine may send from time to time, Cars Magazine will not continue to send you such communications if you ask us not to, as described below in the Section entitled "Accessing, Changing or Deactivating Information Collected by Cars Magazine." However, you agree that Cars Magazine 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 Private Seller Account, changes to this Statement or the Cars Magazine Terms of Service, as well as communications to confirm, fulfill and follow up on your Private Seller Account registration or a request submitted through the Site.
Cars Magazine may share personally identifiable information that you provide with third parties in the following cases:
Please note that the messages that Cars Magazine sends to you to confirm, fulfill or follow up on a request may incidentally include promotional material or other content from Cars Magazine or its partners. In the case of these messages, Cars Magazine is not sharing your personally identifiable information with those third parties. Cars Magazine reserves the right to share Usage Data with any third party for any reason.
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. In addition, Cars Magazine uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption, the industry standard for protecting privacy in web transactions. Please keep in mind that despite these measures, Cars Magazine cannot guarantee or warrant 100 percent security of its servers and databases. Moreover, Cars Magazine cannot guarantee that personally identifiable information that you submit through the Site will not be intercepted or otherwise disclosed.
Cars Magazine believes that it is especially important to protect children's privacy online. Cars Magazine does not knowingly collect or use any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 and Cars Magazine does not knowingly provide any personally identifiable information, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever from visitors younger than 13 years old. No information should be submitted to or posted at Cars Magazine by visitors younger than 13 years old.
This Site contains links to other sites. While Cars Magazine encourages our business partners to adopt privacy policies that build users' trust and confidence in the internet, Cars Magazine 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.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at (631) 850-4500.
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