CarTimes Automobile appreciates your interest in its products. Your privacy is important to us and we want you to feel comfortable visiting our Website. Protecting your privacy in the processing of your personal data is an important concern to which we pay special attention. Therefore, this online privacy statement tells you about the information CarTimes collects through the services available on our Website, and all other online offerings that post a link to this privacy statement, how we use that information, and how you can opt out of certain uses of information we may collect. By using our services and accessing our Website, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this online privacy statement, as modified from time to time by us.
ACCESSING AND UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION
Freedom of Choice
If you do not want your Personal Information to be made available to any third party, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can block your data accordingly. Note, however, that certain services and/or functions of our Site may not be available if you elect to block your Personal Information. Your use of such service will be your consent to the use of your Personal Information in the way described.
If personal information you have submitted is no longer accurate, current, or complete, and you wish to update it, please do so by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. Upon appropriate request, we will usually be glad to update or amend your information, but we reserve the right to use information obtained previously to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate and lawful.
If you are currently on our mailing list and would prefer not to receive further information from us, do acknowledge us via firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up for news, updates, and information from CarTimes via e-mail, please notify us at email@example.com.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Our Website is a general audience site that is not designed nor intended to collect Personal Information from children under the age of 18. CarTimes does not knowingly collect or maintain any Personal Information from children under the age of 18. In addition, no part of this Website is designed with the purpose of attracting any person under age 18. To respect the privacy of children and to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, children under the age of 18 should not provide any Personal Information on the Website. We ask that parents supervise their children while online.
IP Address and Click-Stream Data Collection
CarTimes may collect IP addresses and/or click-stream data for market research, for purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. Our servers identify your computer by its IP address. When you request web pages from our Website, our servers log your IP address.
Click-stream data is information collected by our servers when you request pages from our Website. Click-stream data may include such information as the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view, and other such Non-Personal Information. When analyzed, this data helps us analyze how visitors arrive at our Website, what type of content is most popular, what type of visitors in the aggregate are interested in particular kinds of content, and the like.
CarTimes uses commercially reasonable efforts to store and maintain Personal Information to protect it from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction by any unauthorized party.
We exercise reasonable care to protect your Personal Information. This includes storing the Personal Information on our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. So while we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us. This is especially true for information you transmit to us via email. We have no way of protecting that information until it reaches us. Once we receive your transmission, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your Personal Information.
Links to Other Sites
Please be aware that we provide links to third-party sites as a service to our visitors, and that we are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those sites. Please note that these sites´ privacy policies may differ from those of CarTimes. We encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices before providing them with information.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect several types of information on our Website. Personal information is information that identifies an individual or is directly associated with a specific person, such as a customer’s name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, credit card number, or information about activities which can be directly linked to that person, such as his or her purchases (“Personal Information”). Our definition of Personal Information does not include “aggregate” information. Aggregate information is data about use of our Website, such as pages visited on our Website. Aggregate information helps us understand trends and customer needs so that we can better consider new products and services, and tailor existing products and services to customer desires.
We may also collect “Non-personal Information”, which is information about you that does not itself identify you individually. Examples of Non-personal Information include age range and gender.
Collection of Personal Information
When you use certain parts of our Website, we collect certain kinds of Personal Information including, without limitation: name, date of birth, address, e-mail, phone number.
Use of Personal Information
Except as disclosed in this statement, we do not sell or disclose information that identifies our visitors personally or makes it possible for other parties to contact them directly without our visitors’ consent. We may combine information you provide with information we collect from other sources. We may use, sell, disclose, or otherwise dispose of Personal Information for purposes including, but not limited to:
Purchase Inquiry. We use the information you provide about yourself during Purchase Inquiry to contact you regarding your inquiry.
Transaction Processing. We may use your Personal Information to create a convenient and easy-to-use shopping process that includes an online “shopping cart” that allows you to track selected products and proceed through purchase. We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order to complete that order. Also, we may share transactional information with entities as is necessary to process credit card payments or other purchasing or delivery systems. We may use your email address to communicate with you or notify you of special offers or programs you might find of interest.
Response to Inquiries. We use return email addresses to answer the email inquiries we receive. We may also use these email addresses to provide order status and order tracking information, and to respond to queries.
Companies that work for or with CarTimes: We may, without notice to you, share Personal Information with companies that work for us for the sole purpose of providing you with valuable services you’ve requested or already have through our Website. These companies may assist us in fulfilling your requests or processing your transactions. In addition, we may share Personal Information with companies that work for us to provide marketing and other services. We may also share your Personal Information with non-affiliated persons and entities with whom we have entered into a joint marketing agreement, where we together market either our products or those of our marketing partner. We enter into contractual agreements with these companies prohibiting them from disclosing or using our customer information other than to carry out the purposes for which the information was disclosed. These companies are in no way authorized to sell, rent, or trade your Personal Information. While there are such contractual obligations in place, we cannot and do not guarantee that a third party will not breach its contractual obligation and use your Personal Information in a way contrary to this online privacy statement.
Legal Requirements. We may disclose Personal Information: (a) to conform with the law, respond to claims, or comply with legal process served on CarTimes (e.g., a lawful subpoena, warrant, or court order); (b) to enforce or apply our policies or agreements (including to initiate, render, bill, and collect for amounts owed to us); (c) to protect and defend our or our visitor’s rights or property, the Website, our employees, visitors, or the public; or (d) if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay.
Use of Non-Personal and Aggregate Information
We may use non-personal and aggregate information for business purposes, including but not limited to: better design our Website and share with our marketing and advertising agencies.
By accessing or using the website, or any portion thereof, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and consent to the privacy statement, and to the uses and disclosures of collected information about you, that are described in this privacy statement.