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Privacy Policy

Our website address is: https://findmyautos.com.

The FindMyAutos website, mobile website, applications, products and services are owned and operated by Vettura Publishing Ltd.  FindMyAutos.com has provided this “Privacy Policy” because we value your right to privacy. This Privacy Policy was last updated on April 12, 2019 and governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal information on or after this date from our websites and other applications, products and services.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without prior individual notice. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted at this URL, so be sure to check back often and consult the last updated version. Your continued use of the site following notice of such changes will be conclusively deemed acceptance of any changes to this Privacy Policy. You agree that posting of changes to this Privacy Policy constitutes reasonable and sufficient notice. At all times, you are bound by the then-current version of the Privacy Policy and all applicable laws. We highly recommend that you review this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any change to this Privacy Policy that materially affects your rights to your personal information will not take effect until 30 days after notice of such change is posted on the site, during which time you may notify us that you do not accept such change. If you do not accept such change, then you must immediately discontinue use of the site. Your continued use of the site after such 30 day period will mean that you accept such changes.

 

Glossary

As used in this Privacy Policy, the following terms are defined as follows:

“site”
FindMyAutos.com and the mobile and other applications and products and services owned and operated by Vettura Publishing Ltd.
“advertising networks”
companies that deliver targeted advertisements to consumers and generate statistics and metrics related to the delivery of internet-based advertisements.
“Data Technologies”
technologies, such as cookies, local shared objects, pixels and web beacons, used to automatically collect information about your actions and your visit to our site, and includes all current and similar future technologies, including anonymous advertising identifications used on mobile devices and otherwise in a manner similar to cookies.
“internet-based advertising”
also called “online behavioral” or “interest-based” advertising and is advertising that is customized based on predictions generated over time from your visits across different websites, devices and mobile applications.
“Personal information”
personally identifiable information about an individual, such as an individual’s name, address, telephone number, and/or email address.
“Registration information”
personal information collected from you at registration, such as your email address. The registration information we collect may vary, but we only collect the registration information that you manually enter into our forms.
“Third party service providers”
Entities that have contracted with FindMyAutos.com to provide services to or on behalf of FindMyAutos.com.

 

Information we collect and how we use it

Automatic Collection of Information

FindMyAutos.com gathers information from your computer or handheld or mobile device when you visit our site, whether you contact us or not.  Registration is not required. Feel free to use our site. The information we collect from you is limited to the information described below.

Anytime you visit our site, we collect your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site and track site usage statistics. Your IP address may vary each time you visit, or it may be the same, depending on whether you access our site through an “always-on” type of Internet connection (e.g., cable modem or DSL), or through a dial-up connection (for example, AOL). Either way, it would be extremely difficult for us to identify you through your IP address by itself, and we make no attempt to do so. We also collect information on whether you reached our site by clicking on a link or advertisement on another site, which helps us to maximize our Internet exposure, and to understand the interests of our users. We also collect information on your ISP or mobile carrier and the type of handheld or mobile device you used. All of this information is collected and used only in the aggregate; that is, it is entered into our database, where we can use it to generate overall reports on our visitors, but not reports about individual visitors.

FindMyAutos.com uses a reputable third party, Google Analytics, to collect information through Data Technologies. This data is collected on an anonymized basis and in the aggregate, but may include or be associated with other non-personally identifiable information or with personally identifiable information that users have voluntarily submitted. Our primary goal in collecting user information is to enhance your experience on our site. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. We can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with our website so we can improve it. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. Google uses first party cookies and IP addresses, and it reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. We do NOT authorize Google Analytics to use the data it collects from this site.

We may partner with advertising networks, which may use information collected through a variety of Data Technologies to provide customization, auditing, research and reporting for us and other advertisers. We may also act as an advertising network and use information collected through a variety of Data Technologies while you are on our site and elsewhere where we may be acting as a third party. This data collection takes place both on the site and on third-party’s websites and mobile applications. This process allows FindMyAutos.com and third parties to deliver targeted advertising, enhance marketing programs and help track the effectiveness of such efforts. Advertising networks also may use this information for determining or predicting the characteristics and preferences of their respective advertising audiences and measuring the effectiveness of their advertising in accordance with their privacy policies.

We do not provide information that is directly associated with a specific person (such as name and address) to any advertising network when you interact with or view a customized advertisement. However, when you view or interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may make an assumption that you are interested in the subject matter of the advertisement.

Some companies disclose when they are using interest-based advertising programs on the site to deliver third-party ads or collecting information about your visit for these purposes and give you the ability to opt-out of this use of your information. You may see an icon in or around third-party advertisements on the site that use interest-based advertising programs and on pages where data is collected and used for online interest-based advertising. Clicking on this icon will provide additional information about the companies and data practices that were used to deliver the ad. You can opt out of delivery of targeted advertising to you by FindMyAutos.com and by multiple other companies by visiting: www.aboutads.info/choices and www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. We also partner with Amazon to deliver advertisements, and you can opt out of delivery of targeted advertising to you by Amazon by visiting www.amazon.com/adprefs. Please note that even if you opt out, you will continue to receive advertisements, but they will not be tailored to your specific interests.

Comments

If visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. 

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

We, our third party service providers, our advertising networks, car dealers and/or advertisers on our site also use Data Technologies, as follows.

Cookies

We place a small file known as a “cookie” on your computer’s hard drive or mobile device or application. A cookie may contain information that allows us to track your path through our site and to determine whether you have visited us before. Cookies cannot be used to read data off of your hard drive, and cannot retrieve information from any other cookies created by other websites. We use cookies in this manner to help us understand how visitors use our site, and to help us to improve our site. You may refuse to accept a cookie from us by following the procedures specific to your web browser or by adjusting the use of advertising identifiers on mobile devices through the settings on your device. If you disable our cookies, you may find that your browser reacts strangely when visiting our site, and some portions of the site may not work properly if you refuse cookies.

Local Shared Objects or “Flash Cookies”

“Local shared objects,” sometimes known as “Flash cookies”, may be used by entities who advertise on our site to store your preferences or display content based upon what you have viewed on various websites or mobile applications to personalize your visit. To control your use of Flash cookies, visit Adobe’s website at  https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html for tools to control and disable Flash cookies.

Web Beacons

A “web beacon,” also known as an “Internet tag”, “pixel tag” or “clear GIF”, links web pages to web servers and their cookies. We and our third party service providers may use web beacons to understand site usage, help customize our content, offer advertisements on the site, personalize your experience on the site, analyze trends, and for other purposes related to management and administration of the site, as well as in emails we send to you to notify us that the email was opened.

Applications and Widgets for Social Media

On our site, we may display applications or widgets from social media providers that allow interaction or content sharing by their users. These widgets, such as the Facebook® “Share” or “Like” button, are visible to you on the FindMyAutos.com web page you visit. Because FindMyAutos.com displays applications or widgets from social media networks, such as Facebook®, Twitter® and others, on our site, this may allow the social media networks in which you participate to collect information about you, even when you do not explicitly activate the network’s application or widget. Please visit the applicable social media network’s privacy policy to better understand their data collection practices and the choices they make available to you about opting out of their data collection. The privacy policy of the social media network controls the collection, use and disclosure of all personal information transmitted to that network.

In addition to social media networks, our site also contains references and links to third party web sites that may offer information of interest. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those web sites, and we recommend reviewing those web sites’ privacy policies individually. FindMyAutos.com is not responsible for the content of such third parties.

 

Data Technologies. Various technologies are used to automatically collect information, such as cookies, local shared objects, and web beacons (generally referred to as “Data Technologies”. “Cookies” are small identifiers sent from a web server that are stored on your device for the purpose of identifying your browser or storing information or settings in your browser. “Local shared objects,” sometimes known as Flash cookies, may be used to store your preferences or display content based upon what you have viewed on various websites to personalize your visit. A “web beacon,” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies. Anonymous advertising identifiers are increasingly being used on mobile devices and otherwise in a manner similar to cookies. When we refer to Data Technologies, we are including all current and similar future technologies.

One or more Data Technologies may be used on FindMyAutos.com and other websites and mobile applications (that may not be associated with FindMyAutos.com) by us, by another party on our behalf, or by third parties in accordance with their privacy policies. Data Technologies may be used by us and others, on our behalf and on their own behalf, to transmit information to you or about you and connect information about you from different sources, websites, devices, and mobile applications.

We may use a uniquely generated trackable toll-free telephone number on dealer sites or in advertisements. If you call one of these uniquely generated toll-free numbers, we (or a service provider acting on our behalf) may collect non-personally identifiable information about the call (e.g. date, time, duration), as well as personally identifiable information (e.g. your name, the number from which your call originated).

 

Location Information. When you download or use FindMyAutos.com, we may collect physical location information that is sufficiently precise to allow us to locate a specific person or device (“Location Information”). We also may collect Location Information when you visit or are in the vicinity of one of our dealers. We only collect Location Information with your permission (e.g., such as when you agree to provide it to us after you initially access FindMyAutos.com). We may use Location Information and provide it to third parties to provide you with content and services that are relevant to a particular location, such as advertising, search results, dealers in the area, and direction, to evaluate and improve FindMyAutos.com, or to provide you with content and services relevant to one or more nearby dealers.

If you do not want us to use Location Information, you can decline our initial invitation to provide that information, or opt out by changing the location services settings on your mobile device. However, please note that certain features may not function properly or at all as a result if you opt out.

Combined Information and Information from Other Sources. We may combine information that you provide to us with information we receive from our affiliates and other sources, as well as with other information that is automatically collected. The combined information may include information about your use of the Sites, your use of other websites, devices and mobile applications and information from our affiliates and other sources.

 

We may use information we collect for the following purposes:

  • for everyday business purposes, such as providing products and providing customer support;
  • to create listings and advertisements for any cars and other vehicles that you list for sale with us. These lists and advertisements may appear on FindMyAutos.com and other websites, mobile applications or services of third parties;
  • to provide values and/or offers for cars that you would like to sell or trade in;
  • to offer our other products or services and/or the products or services of others to you;
  • to communicate about, and administer your participation in, special events, programs, surveys, contests, sweepstakes and other offers or promotions;
  • to enable you to interact with FindMyAutos.com and our users, dealers, manufacturers and others through various means, such as through our blogs and social media;
  • to evaluate and improve our business, including developing new products and services and analyzing the effectiveness of products, services, applications and websites;
  • to diagnose and address technical and service problems;
  • to perform data analyses, including market and consumer research, trend analysis, demographic analysis and financial analysis;
  • to deliver content (including advertising) correlating to your interests and browsing and usage history, both within FindMyAutos.com and on other websites and applications;
  • to comply with applicable legal requirements and our policies; and
  • to contact you via email. We will obtain your consent to contact you when and in the manner required by law.

 

Advertising Networks

Advertising that is customized based on predictions generated over time from your visits across different websites, devices and mobile applications is sometimes called “online behavioral” or “interest-based” advertising. We may partner with advertising networks, which are companies that deliver targeted advertisements to consumers and generate statistics and metrics related to the delivery of interest-based advertisements. They may utilize information collected through a variety of Data Technologies to provide customization, auditing, research and reporting for us, our affiliates and other advertisers. This data collection takes place both on FindMyAutos.com and on third-party’s websites and mobile applications. This process allows FindMyAutos.com and third parties to deliver targeted advertising, enhance marketing programs and help track the effectiveness of such efforts. Our advertising networks also may use this information for determining or predicting the characteristics and preferences of their respective advertising audiences and measuring the effectiveness of their advertising in accordance with their privacy policies.

We do not provide information that is directly associated with a specific person (such as name and address) to an advertising network when you interact with or view a customized advertisement. However, when you view or interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may make an assumption that you are interested in the subject matter of the advertisement.

 

FindMyAutos.com may contain links to websites not operated by us, as well as third party widgets and applications discussed above. Once you leave FindMyAutos.com, we suggest that you review the applicable privacy policy of the third-party website or application. We are not responsible for the content or use of any websites or applications other than on FindMyAutos.com or the privacy practices of those websites or applications.

 

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

 

Security – Steps we take to protect your personal information.

FindMyAutos.com has implemented commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical security measures designed to help protect the personal information stored in our systems against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. Technical measures also include use of firewall protection and in some instances may include encryption technology. Although we take reasonable precautions to assess the reliability of such technology, we rely on the statements of the vendors of those products and services as part of its security evaluation. Please note that although FindMyAutos.com has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site for users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from the Site, and the security of your personal information, cannot be guaranteed. FindMyAutos.com urges you to take every precaution to protect your personal information when you are on the Internet.

Data Retention

Any personal information that FindMyAutos.com collects is kept as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required by law or our recordkeeping policies and practices. When we no longer have reason to retain your personal information it will be destroyed or anonymized in a manner designed to preserve its private and confidential nature, however archival copies may be impossible to delete.

Data Security

We use commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical security measures designed to safeguard information about you in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. Of course, despite these measures, we cannot guarantee perfect security of networks, servers and databases we operate or that are operated on our behalf.

Children’s Privacy

Our site is not intended to be used by children.

 

 

Updates to this Privacy Statement

We may update this Privacy Statement to provide clarification or notice of changes to our practices. If we make changes, we will revise the date at the top of this Privacy Statement. We will provide you with additional notice of material changes by posting notice of the changes for thirty (30) days before we implement those changes.

 

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