INFORMATION WE COLLECT
1. Personally Identifiable Information.
When using the Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally ("Personally Identifiable Information"). Personally Identifiable Information may include your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, mobile telephone number and date of birth. For example, we may collect Personally Identifiable Information when you request a quote, apply for a loan, schedule a service visit or send us an e-mail or we seek feedback from you about the Site or our products and services in the form of a questionnaire or survey. We may also ask you to create a screen name and/or a password, where applicable, and provide us with demographic information (such as information about your age or gender), information regarding your interests or similar information.
We will only collect your Personally Identifiable Information when you voluntarily provide it to us. You can always choose not to provide certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of or participate in certain features of the Site.
2. Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
When you visit the Site, we may also collect from you certain information that does not identify you personally, such as an IP host address, the pages viewed, the browser type, the Site usage, and other data which do not identify any individual personally ("Aggregate Information"). When your computer contacts our web servers (for example, when you visit the Site, view an HTML e-mail or download material from the Site), Aggregate Information may be collected automatically. We also may determine the applicable technology available to provide you with the most appropriate version of a web page, e-mail or similar service.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
1. Personally Identifiable Information.
Except as explained below, when you share Personally Identifiable Information with us, such information is used to: (i) inform you about our products and services and changes affecting our products and services, which may include offers from us and our affiliated companies, (ii) deliver the products or services you request and (iii) improve and enhance the Site. If you provide Personally Identifiable Information to us, we will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect it from unauthorized disclosure.
In addition to the uses of Personally Identifiable Information explained above, by giving us your telephone and/or mobile telephone number, you expressly authorize us to contact you by telephone. If the number you provide is for a mobile telephone, you expressly authorize us to send you text messages. Please be advised that your wireless carrier may charge you for the receipt of such messages, and other charges may apply. If you do not wish to receive such messages, you should not provide us with your mobile telephone number. In addition, you may opt-out of receiving such messages by following the opt-out procedures below.
We may also conduct joint promotions with other companies from time to time. We may share with our promotional partners (and their service providers) certain Personally Identifiable Information as necessary to conduct the promotion. We will not share this information with our promotional partners for any other purpose unless you provide us with your consent to do so.
We may also combine the information we collect about you at the Site with information available to us from other sources. For example, you may provide Personally Identifiable Information to us at other Dealer websites or our co-promoter or sponsors may provide us with information, including Personally Identifiable Information, about users who choose to participate in a promotional opportunity the co-promoter or sponsor is offering with us.
Only in the following circumstances will we disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to any third party who is not affiliated with, a business partner of or a sponsor of Dealer without your express consent: (i) in connection with the sale or merger of Dealer, (ii) as required by courts or administrative agencies, and (iii) to the extent required to permit us to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, the Site rules or policies, or the rights of third parties or any other suspected conduct we deem improper.
2. Non-Personally Identifying Information.
We may use and disclose Aggregate Information to improve and enhance your experience on the Site and for other purposes. For example, from time to time, we may use and share Aggregate Information with third parties to show general demographic and preference information among users of the Site. In these circumstances, the shared information will neither contain nor be linked to any Personally Identifiable Information.
COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGY
In addition to cookies, the Site uses a variety of technical methods for tracking purposes, including web beacons. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of websites. We also use these technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on the Site, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of the Site.
The security of your Personally Identifiable Information is very important to us. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and us, or information stored on the Site or our servers, will be completely free from unauthorized access by third parties such as hackers, and your use of the Site is at your own risk. We have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect, including limiting access to the Personally Identifiable Information contained on our servers. Only those employees who need access to your information to perform their duties are authorized to have access to your Personally Identifiable Information. We also recommend that you keep your information safe by, for example, memorizing your password or securing it in a safe place (separate from your account information), logging out of your user account, and closing your web browser once you leave the Site.
LINKS TO AND FROM OTHER WEBSITES
The Site is not intended for children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children who are under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personally Identifiable Information to us through the Site.
Consent to Transfer
The Site is maintained in the United States of America. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using the Site, participating in any of our services, and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.
ACCEPTANCE AND CHANGES POLICY
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Houston, Texas 77024
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