2. INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
2.1. General Terms
Auto Auction Spot collects your personal information to (a) provide you with access to and use of Auto Auction Spot’s Services, (b) operate, improve, and personalize Auto Auction Spot’s Services, (c) contact you regarding your use of the Services, (d) provide you with customer service and support, (e) customize Auto Auction Spot’s advertising and marketing, and (f) to detect, prevent, and mitigate fraudulent or illegal activities.
2.2. Tracking and Cookies
As is true of most websites, Auto Auction Spot automatically collects certain personal information from you and your devices (including mobile devices) and stores it in log files. Categories of personal information that Auto Auction Spot collects in this manner include without limitation: (a) internet protocol (IP) addresses, (b) browser type, (c) internet service provider (ISP), (d) referring/exit pages, (e) operating system, (f) date/time stamp, and (g) clickstream data. Auto Auction Spot uses this personal information and technologies such as beacons, tags and scripts to analyze trends, to administer Auto Auction Spot’s Services, to track your movements around the Website, and to gather demographic information about Auto Auction Spot’s member base as a whole.
2.3. Google AdSense
Auto Auction Spot may use Google AdSense to publish ads on the Website. When you view or click on an ad, a cookie will be set to help better provide advertisements that may be of interest to you on AAS Website and other websites. You may opt-out of the use of this cookie by visiting Google’s Advertising and Privacy page.
2.4. Facebook Connect or Other OpenID Providers
You can register and log in to AAS Website using third-party sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with Auto Auction Spot to pre-populate Auto Auction Spot’s registration form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Website to your profile page to share with others within your network.
2.5. Social Media Widgets
2.6. AddThis Bookmark
2.7. Links to Other Sites
AAS Website may contain links to other third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by Auto Auction Spot. Please be aware that Auto Auction Spot is not responsible for the privacy practices of these third-party websites. Auto Auction Spot encourages you to be aware when you leave Auto Auction Spot’s Website and to read the privacy policies of each and every third-party website that collects and/or uses your personal information.
3. Information Sharing and Disclosure
Auto Auction Spot does not share your personal information with third-parties or nonaffiliated entities except in the following circumstances: (a) when Auto Auction Spot has your permission or pursuant to your request; (b) to process or facilitate your shipment of any vehicle through Auto Auction Spot’s Services; (c) to state, federal, or other regulatory agencies as part of the title or ownership transfer process; (d) in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; (e) to establish or exercise Auto Auction Spot’s legal rights or defend against legal claims; (f) upon receipt of a written request from law enforcement; or (g) if Auto Auction Spot reasonably believes that doing so is legally required or is in Auto Auction Spot’s best interest to protect its legal rights or the legal rights of others.
4. Data Storage and Retention
5. Confidentiality and Security
Auto Auction Spot takes your security seriously and takes reasonable steps to protect your personal information. Auto Auction Spot uses Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) encryption when transmitting certain kinds of personal information, such as financial and other sensitive information. An icon resembling a padlock is displayed on the bottom of most browser windows during SSL transactions that involve credit cards and other forms of payment. Any time Auto Auction Spot asks you for driver’s license number or a credit card number for payment or for verification purposes, it will be SSL encrypted. The personal information you provide will be stored securely on Auto Auction Spot’s servers. However, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, Auto Auction Spot cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If Auto Auction Spot learns of a security systems breach, Auto Auction Spot may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using Auto Auction Spot’s Services or otherwise providing personal information to Auto Auction Spot, you agree that Auto Auction Spot can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of Auto Auction Spot’s Services. Auto Auction Spot may post a notice on the Website if a security breach occurs. Auto Auction Spot may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify Auto Auction Spot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you no longer wish to receive Auto Auction Spot’s newsletter and other promotional communications, you may opt-out by following the instructions included in each communication. AutoBidMaster reserves the right to send you certain communications relating to Auto Auction Spot’s Services, including without limitation notifications, service announcements, and administrative messages. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If an opt-out option is available, you may opt-out by following the instructions included in each communication.