Tradecars also provides a quick and easy process to allow individuals to remove their information from our People Search results, whether or not they are a user of the Site.
What Personal Information About Users Does tradecars.us Gather?
The information we learn from clients helps us personalize and continually improve your experience at Tradecars.us. Here are the types of information we gather.
We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, improving our services and site, and communicating with you. For example, you may enter information regarding your car to sell it. We research your car ownership and history to estimate your car sale price. You agree to provide us rights to research and access information related to the car and its history including financial and safety records.
Tradecars’s selection of third-party vendors is based on commercially reasonable efforts to provide technically and organizationally sound and secure support services, each of which is also compliant with applicable laws in the United States and nationwide.
To the extent, Tradecars or any of its third-party vendors access your financial records, your car’s financial history, current and past geolocation, data available from the car itself through its connected car applications, such information is used for the permitted purpose of verifying and validating the information you enter to receive offers in the website to buy your car.
To the extent, Tradecars collects your personal information from third parties where, for example, you give permission to those third parties to share your information with us or where you have made that information publicly available online, such information is used for the permitted purpose of verifying and validating the information you enter to receive offers in website to buy your car. Examples of third parties may include Google or Facebook if you use such a third-party account to register with Tradecars.
Tradecars is meant for providing Services within the United States. If you choose to provide us with information from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws outside of the United States.
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many websites, we use “cookies,” and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses Tradecars.us.
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser.
The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of tradecars.us’s features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Information about our clients is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share client information only as described above for the permitted purpose of receiving offers to buy your car or offering you automotive sales and services.
We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Tradecars.us, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. However, this does not sell, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from clients for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments outlined in this Privacy Notice.
Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
If you choose to visit Tradecars.us, your visit and any dispute over privacy are subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of California. If you have any concern about privacy at Tradecars.us, please send us a thorough description to …., and we will try to resolve it.
Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Conditions of Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of client information collected in the past without the consent of affected clients.
Examples of the information we collect and analyze the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; an encrypted form of the password used for authentication of you as a user on our website; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; purchase history, which we sometimes aggregate with similar information from other clients; the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through, and from our Web site, date and time; and a cookie number.
Tradecars.us provides users the opportunity to opt-in, opt-out, or change preferences via a link in the footer of most email messages. These options are made available when your sign-up for our email lists and in email messages delivered from our company. You may email us at.
All content on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, and software, is the property of Tradecars.us and protected by the United States copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Tradecars.us and protected by U.S. copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of Tradecars.us and protected by United States copyright laws.
Tradecars is a database of publicly available sources of information aggregated for your convenience. Through Tradecars, Visitors can access certain materials posted to or made available through the Site as compiled, distributed, and displayed by Tradecars and other third-party content providers ("Third-Party Providers"), but not limited to, third-party websites or services that provide information about individuals (each, a "Search Subject") that can be searched for and accessed through the Site ("Tradecars Checks").
Tradecars gathers three types of information: information that you submit to us, information that is collected automatically about your usage of the Site, and information about Search Subjects.
We collect information that you provide when you use the Site, but not limited to when you submit an online application to become a Tradecars member ("Member"), which enables you to utilize a host of services made available to Members by and through the Site ("Member Services"); when you submit a request to opt-out of Tradecars’s People Search results; when you conduct a Tradecars Check; or when you contact us with a question, comment, or request. This can, but is not limited to, your: (a) email address; (b) full name; (c) company name; (d) date of birth; (e) password; (f) mailing address; (g) credit card information; and (h) information associated with a Search Subject (such as a name, age, or address) that you use to conduct a Tradecars Check.
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve the services we offer you, to improve marketing, analytics, or site functionality.
If you do not want the Site to collect this information through cookies, you may set your web browser to reject cookies from the Site or to inform you when a cookie has been sent to your computer and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. Each web browser is different, so please check your browser’s "Help" menu to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Please be advised that where you disable or reject cookies, you may not be able to use the Member Services or experience the full functionality of the Site.
Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts are used by Tradecars and our partners (such as marketing partners, data partners, analytics, financial, testing, optimization, and others), affiliates, or analytics or service providers (such as data providers, customer support, marketing, analytics, business development, affiliate, and other). These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site, and gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
In connection with providing the Tradecars Checks, we collect information about Search Subjects from our third-party data providers.
We use the information that we collect from you for several purposes:
When you submit a request to opt-out of Tradecars’s People Search results, we require that you provide an email address. Tradecars only uses this email address to (i) send you an email to verify your request to opt-out, (ii) communicate with you about questions you may ask concerning your opt-out status, and (iii) if you choose, to create a Tradecars Opt-Out account to review the record(s) you have opted out on an ongoing basis. We will not sell the email address that you provide as part of the opt-out process, or use it for any other purpose, without your prior consent.
Tradecars uses data about Search Subjects to respond to Tradecars Checks performed through the Site.
We may share the information we collect from you with third parties for the following purposes:
with affiliates and service providers who work on our behalf, but not limited to: credit card processing companies to process your payments for goods and services and to verify that your credit card account is valid and active; data partners to process data on our behalf (e.g., by removing duplicate information from user lists, by analyzing data); and marketing partners who may market our products to you on our behalf and provide analysis of such marketing efforts. These affiliates and service providers will have access to your information as needed to perform their functions on our behalf but we do not permit them to use your information for other purposes. Also, apart from the circumstances described above, we will not share your credit card information with any third parties without your prior informed consent, although notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to share with third parties the fact that we have credit card information about you on file;
in connection with providing the Tradecars Checks, with certain third-party companies (such as data partners) for the sole and exclusive purpose of verifying information applicable to the particular Search Subject. These third-party companies shall be subject to any obligation of confidentiality regarding such information, and shall not themselves store, save, or transfer such information other than as necessary to perform the applicable verification services. We will not share the information of the Search Subjects for any other purpose;
to any acquiring entity in connection with any sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization, or liquidation of Tradecars;
to respond to a subpoena, court order, or legal process served on us or otherwise to comply with the law;
to protect the rights, property, or safety of you or others (e.g., by exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection purposes, by providing information to law enforcement where we believe the Site is being or has been used to commit unlawful acts).
We do not share precise geolocation information (such as collected from your mobile device) with third parties unless you expressly consent to such sharing (except where in response to a valid subpoena or the like).
Also, we may share aggregate reports comprised of the demographic, usage, and/or other characteristics of our Visitors as a group, which will never identify you personally, with third parties.
If the information you submit to us changes, or if you no longer desire our services, you may correct, update, or request deletion of this information by making the change on your member information page or by contacting us at the contact information listed below.
We will retain the information that we have collected about you until you have requested the deletion of the information. If you wish to cancel your Member account or Tradecars Opt-Out account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you with services, please contact us at …. However, we may retain some or all of your information after you request deletion or cancelation, as necessary, to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We endeavor to keep all information that we collect from or about you protected both online and offline. Unfortunately, no data security system or transmission over the Internet is guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
Where you receive marketing emails sent by us or one of our third-party advertisers, you may unsubscribe from receiving such marketing emails at any time by following the instructions contained at the end of the email. We may maintain separate email lists for different purposes, so you may need to unsubscribe from multiple lists. However, even where you unsubscribe from all of our and our third-party advertisers’ lists, you may receive marketing emails in the future if you opt into a different email marketing program, although you can always unsubscribe from such programs as well by following the instructions contained at the end of any email you receive.
Information sent on behalf of third-party advertisers is prepared several days in advance, so you may continue to receive email from us or our third-party advertisers for up to ten days after submitting an unsubscribe request as detailed above.
Our Site offers publicly accessible blogs. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To post comments within the blog area of our Site you must be a member of our service provider’s site. Our service provider will then allow us to view the comments before they are posted. To request removal of your personal information from our blog, contact us at ….. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Tradecars are very sensitive to the issue of children's privacy. The Site, as well as its products and services, are not developed for or directed at children. Visitors under eighteen years of age are not eligible to use the Site and we do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from any Visitor that we know is under the age of eighteen. Tradecars encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate and monitor the interactive activities of their children. If you believe that your child has provided Tradecars with any personal information without your consent, please email us at.
Various methods for submitting requests are referenced above, as well as the specific types of Public information we obtain from publicly available data sources and/or Personal information we collect directly from our users. Per CCPA, in response to verified requests for disclosure, we will provide those "categories" of information we obtain or collect. The categories we have obtained or directly collected are identifiers (such as name, address, email address); general geolocation information (e.g., your city and state); and/or other information that identifies or can be reasonably associated with you. We may disclose these categories of information about you or your use of the Site for business purposes (as defined by applicable law) or as required by applicable law.
We and our service providers may use the categories of personal information we collect from and about you consistent with the various afore-described business purposes and/or as required by law. Please see the relevant sections above for more information.
CCPA sets forth certain obligations for businesses that “sell” personal information. We do not sell Personal information obtained from our site's visitors or subscribers, such as a name or email address provided when subscribing to our Site (unless such information happens to also be publicly available "Public" information that was NOT obtained from such visitors or subscribers but was instead obtained from publicly available data sources independent of anything visitors or subscribers may have provided us). As permitted by law and CCPA regulatory guidance, we may need to share certain limited information about your activity, for example through cookies (see above), with third parties in certain instances--you can control these cookies through browser settings--but this limited sharing would not constitute a sale of Personal Information.