We want to assure you that we take your privacy very seriously. We treat your personal information as if it is our own, and as such, we have made it a critical focus of the website to protect the confidentiality and security of the personal information you provide us.
Your Personal Information may be processed and stored in other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country. Your Personal Information will not, however, be used or disclosed for purposes for which you have not given consent or which are not permitted under applicable law.
Minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to use the Site and we do not intentionally collect or maintain Personal Information from those who are under 18 years old. By using the Site, you are representing that you are at least 18 years old.
Collection of Information
a) Personal information:
In general, we collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily through the Site. In order to initially access the Site and open a personal account, you must first complete the registration process, during which we collect and store personal information such as your name and email address. When you engage in certain activities on the Site, such as participating in promotions and making purchases, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself that we will also collect and store. You do not have to engage in these activities in which Personal Information may be requested, but if you choose to do so, you are agreeing to provide that information. We collect the following types of Personal Information:
Contact Information such as your first and last name, date of birth, gender, email address, postal address or telephone number. Depending on what activity you are engaged in, the information being requested may be identified as mandatory or as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory information for a particular activity that requires it, you will not be permitted to engage in that activity.
Relationship Information that we collect in the form of the content that you submit during your use of the Site, such as reviews, ratings and other information you choose to submit. We may also collect information about you and your friends who use the Site, from any social network you may have connected from (such as “Facebook”), and information about friends who refer you or who you have referred, in order to provide you with a better and more personalized experience.
Transaction Information related with the use the Platform Services and your interactions with Enthusiast. We collect information regarding your viewing behavior, purchases, and redemptions and other information about how you use the Site and interact with other users, members, vendors or other affiliates, such as our Direct Affiliates.
Personal Information from other sources that we may receive, Personal Information about you from other sources with which you have registered, companies who we have partnered with (collectively, “Partners”), or other third parties. We may associate this information with the other Personal Information we have collected about you.
b) Anonymous Information collected via technology:
As you visit and use the Site, certain information may be passively collected and stored on our or our service providers’ servers or server logs, including your “Internet protocol address”, browser type and operating system, through the use of a variety of tools including “Cookies” or other available data analysis or collection technologies. Users with our Cookies may be targeted across advertising networks to receive relevant advertisements. You may opt out of this ad serving using the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) opt-out page (http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp).
An “Internet protocol address” or “IP Address” is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session, but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. For example, we, or our service providers, may track your IP Address when you access the Site to assist with ad targeting.
“Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience with the Site. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. In order to use our services offered through the Site, your web browser must accept Cookies. If you choose to disable Cookies, some aspects of the Site may not work properly, and you may not be able to receive our services.
Use and Disclosure of Information
In general, Personal Information you submit to us is used by us (i) to provide you access to the Site, (ii) to improve the Site, its product and service offerings and customer service, (iii) to better tailor the features, performance, and support of the Site, (iv) to offer you additional information, opportunities, promotions and functionality from us, our Partners or our advertisers at your request, notify you of promotions, special events, new services and special offers, (v) to improve the content, operation, appearance and utility of the Site, (vi) to conduct surveys, research and evaluations; (vii) to troubleshoot and resolve disputes, and (viii) to accomplish other administrative tasks.
In connection with their performance of services to maintain and operate the Site and certain features on the Site, certain trusted third parties may be permitted to access your information. For example, we may use third parties to host the Site; operate various features available on the Site; send emails; analyze data; provide search results and links and assist in fulfilling your orders.
The Ability of Others to View Your Information
Helping you to protect your information is a vital part of our mission. It is up to you to make sure you are comfortable with the information you choose to provide us and the information you choose to publish. You understand that when you use the Site, certain information you post or provide through the Site, such as your name, profile, comments, collections and reviews, may be shared with other users and posted on publicly available portions of the Site, including without limitation, public forums or promotional contests in which you choose to participate. Please keep in mind that if you choose to disclose Personal Information when posting comments or other information or content through the Site, this information may become publicly available and may be collected and used by others, including people outside the Site community. We will not have any obligations with respect to any information that you post to parts of the Site available to others, and recommend that you use caution when giving out personal information to others through social media networks or otherwise.
Third-Party Sites and Advertising
Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Information. You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When you receive promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly at http://www.carguynation.com/contacts.
We want to make sure that your information is accurate and up-to-date. You may ask us to correct or remove information which you think is inaccurate. You may change any of your profile information by editing it in the profile settings page.
Enthusiast enables you to refer friends to the Site. You may be eligible to receive rewards in the form of Car Guy Cash (credits usable toward future purchases on the Site) or to earn other benefits for referring friends (subject to related terms and conditions as described on the Site). If you choose to refer a friend, following the procedures outlined on the Site, and that referred friend registers to become a member of Car Guy Nation, we may attribute that referral to you for purposes such as awarding the credit. We do not collect Personal Information about the persons you refer to the Site until those persons actually link to the Site and begin engaging directly with Enthusiast.
We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Even though we have taken significant steps to protect your Personal Information, no company, including us, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information, and thus we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the Site. We also are not responsible for the actions of any third parties that may receive any such information.
California Privacy Rights
Contact and Revisions
Attention: Privacy Office
690 North Broadway (#205)
North White Plains, NY 10603
Effective Date: Aug 1, 2011
The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.
|COOKIE name||COOKIE Description|
|CART||The association with your shopping cart.|
|CATEGORY_INFO||Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.|
|COMPARE||The items that you have in the Compare Products list.|
|CURRENCY||Your preferred currency|
|CUSTOMER||An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.|
|CUSTOMER_AUTH||An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.|
|CUSTOMER_INFO||An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.|
|CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS||Stores the Customer Segment ID|
|EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE||A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.|
|FRONTEND||You sesssion ID on the server.|
|GUEST-VIEW||Allows guests to edit their orders.|
|LAST_CATEGORY||The last category you visited.|
|LAST_PRODUCT||The most recent product you have viewed.|
|NEWMESSAGE||Indicates whether a new message has been received.|
|NO_CACHE||Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.|
|PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART||A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.|
|POLL||The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.|
|POLLN||Information on what polls you have voted on.|
|RECENTLYCOMPARED||The items that you have recently compared.|
|STF||Information on products you have emailed to friends.|
|STORE||The store view or language you have selected.|
|VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS||The products that you have recently viewed.|
|WISHLIST||An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.|
|WISHLIST_CNT||The number of items in your Wishlist.|