1. Types of Information collected:
VertaCars.com offers services that may or may not require you to register for an account or provide personal information, such as your name, email address or billing information. In order to provide these services, we usually collect the following types of information:
As required, we may combine your account information with information from other VertaCars.com services or from third parties in order to improve the quality of our services. For certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information.
Cookies – When you visit VertaCars.com , or one of our partner sites, we send one or more cookies to your computer. These cookies contain identification information that enables us to see how our users are interacting with our services and helps us to streamline their experiences. Our cookies do not contain any personal information. Cookies let us know about repeat visitors and if we are delivering quality products and services. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.
Log Information – When you use VertaCars.com services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
User Communications – When you send email or other communication to VertaCars.com, we may retain your communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
Affiliated Sites – We offer some of our services in connection with other websites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to VertaCars.com in order to deliver the service. We process such information in accordance with this Policy. The affiliated sites may have different privacy practices and we encourage you to read their privacy policies.
Links – VertaCars.com may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our customized content and advertising.
2. Use of Information Collected
When we have your permission
For auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain and improve our services
To ensure the technical functioning of our network
To develop new services
Please note that we may also share information in the event that we are asked to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or as otherwise permitted by law. In addition, we may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated information, such as the number of users who searched for a particular term, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.
Sensitive Personal Information.
When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we may ask you to provide Sensitive Personal information. We will not collect or use Sensitive Personal information (which includes information we know to be related to confidential medical information, racial or ethnic origins, political or religious beliefs or sexuality and tied to personal information) for purposes other than those described in this Policy and/or in the specific service notices, unless we have obtained your prior consent. You can decline to submit Sensitive Personal information to any of our services, in which case VertaCars.com may not be able to provide those services to you.
3. Information security
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. We restrict access to personal information to VertaCars.com employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
4. Changes to this Policy