GS Auto Center, respects the privacy of visitors to our website. Please read this Privacy Statement carefully so that you understand what information we collect through our website and what we do with that information. This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected online through the GS Auto Center website and does not describe the ways in which we may collect or use information obtained offline or through any means other than our website. If you have questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact email@example.com.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
You are not required to provide any personally identifiable information to visit the Site. GS Auto Center 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). GS Auto Center collects personally identifiable information only when you choose to provide it. 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.
To make use of certain features on our site, visitors need to provide limited information about themselves and their interests so that we can tailor the information we provide to their needs. For example, to help you find the car you want close to home, we need to know what kind of car you're looking for and your zip code. We ask you to provide this information when you perform a search. We use this information to help you find the car you're looking for. If you find a listing that interests you and elect to send the seller an email through our website, we'll share with the seller the contact information you supply through our online "Email Seller" form. If you do not wish to share your email address or other contact information with the sellers who advertise on our website, you should not use our "Email Seller" contact form. Many of the dealer listings that appear on our website include toll-free telephone numbers that can be used to contact the dealership that is selling the advertised vehicle. If you call a dealer using one of these toll-free numbers, we may provide the dealer with the date, time, and duration of your call, as well as the number from which your call originated. If you wish to contact a dealership that advertises on our website without disclosing this information, please contact the dealer by email or by dialing its local telephone number. When you list a car for sale, we ask for information on the car and on how you can be contacted by potential buyers. We also ask for your credit card number and the expiration date on your card. We use this information to create your ad and to process your payment.
PASSIVE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
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.
IP Address Logs: GS Auto Center also logs Internet Protocol (IP) addresses — the location of your computer on the Internet. Your IP address is a numerical address that is used by computers connected to the Internet to identify your computer so that data (such as the web pages you want to view) can be transmitted to you. We also use IP address information for systems administration and trouble shooting purposes. Your IP address does not tell us who you are.
Browser Level Information Our web server automatically collects limited information about your computer configuration when you visit our site, including the type of browser software you use, we use this information to make our site as useful as we can for as many users as possible.
USE OF INFORMATION
Personally identifiable information that you submit on the Site may be stored on GS Auto Center servers or in a cookie on your computer and may be used by GS Auto Center for any of the following purposes:
To confirm or fulfill a request that you make (e.g., in order to send you a price quote or other information you have requested, GS Auto Center may share your contact information with a participating GS Auto Center dealer and/or manufacturer).
To follow up on any request that you have previously made (e.g., GS Auto Center may contact you to determine whether the dealer or manufacturer responded to your original request).
To communicate with you regarding the GS Auto Center service (e.g., GS Auto Center may send you emails to confirm a price quote request or to notify you that you have received a lead regarding a vehicle you have advertised or to request that you participate in a survey).
To improve your user experience.
For Site administration, analysis, research, development, optimization and other internal purposes and to compile aggregate and anonymous information.
Affiliates. GS Auto Center may share your personally identifiable information with Affiliates on the condition that the Affiliates' disclosure and use of the information is consistent with this Statement.
Site Requests. If you request information or services from a third party through the Site, you agree that GS Auto Center may share your personally identifiable information as may be necessary for third parties to provide such information to or perform such services for you. For example, if you request a vehicle price quote from a dealership through the Site, GS Auto Center will share the information you entered with that dealership (or its designee) and any other parties providing that listing (e.g., if an automobile manufacturer provides the listing to us on behalf of the dealership). Similarly, if through the Site you request additional information from a financial institution, GS Auto Center will share your information with that institution. Personally identifiable information also may be included in reports to these third parties, but only when you have already submitted the information to the third party as described above. After the information is provided to such third parties, GS Auto Center does not control their subsequent use or disclosure of information.
Service Providers. GS Auto Center may work with third parties that provide analytical, development, research and other services on its behalf. For example, GS Auto Center may ask that a third party conduct an online survey or sweepstakes or send newsletters on its behalf. Similarly, if you make a payment to GS Auto Center by credit card, GS Auto Center may share your personally identifiable information and credit card information with a third party in order to process credit card transactions. In such cases, GS Auto Center asks that the third party maintain your personally identifiable information as confidential and use the information only to perform the services specified by GS Auto Center.
Other. We may occasionally release information about our visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law, to enforce our Visitor Agreement, or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our site, our customers, the public or GS Auto Center.
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
Your personally identifiable information is one of our most valuable assets. It is kept physically secure in our data centers and is accessible only to authorized personnel as needed to perform operations governed by this policy. In addition, when GS Auto Center collects credit card information from you, GS Auto Center uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption, the industry standard for protecting privacy in web transactions. Please keep in mind that despite these measures, GS Auto Center cannot guarantee or warrant 100% security of its servers and databases. Moreover, GS Auto Center cannot guarantee that personally identifiable information that you submit through the Site will not be intercepted.
GS Auto Center believes that it is especially important to protect children's privacy online. GS Auto Center does not knowingly collect or use any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 and GS Auto Center 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 GS Auto Center by visitors younger than 13 years old.