VinChecked® Privacy Policy

Updated February 16, 2017

At "VinChecked" our user's privacy is one of our most important values. This Privacy Policy explains our practices for collecting and handling your information. We believe that our commitment to privacy should provide you with confidence that we will limit the collection and use of personal information to what is necessary to administer our business, provide you with the highest quality visit, and offer you information we think will be of interest.

VinChecked is committed to providing you with a positive experience during your visit to the website located at www.VinChecked.com (or any successor to it) and any services, content or functionality available through or on the website and any VinChecked mobile applications (collectively, the "VinChecked Service"), while respecting and striving to protect your personal privacy.

By submitting personal information to VinChecked, by conducting business with VinChecked or by using VinChecked's services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement and expressly consent to the collection, processing, use and disclosure of your personal information for the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement.

Scope of Policy

The information provided in this Privacy Policy covers your interactions via the VinChecked Service including the features, applications, emails, content, downloads, products and services offered through the VinChecked Service. Certain portions of the VinChecked Service may only be accessible to registered users and such access may be subject to additional terms and conditions.

The VinChecked Service is intended for use by an adult general audience. The VinChecked Service is not directed to children under the age of 13 and VinChecked does not knowingly solicit personal information from or market to children under the age of 13. If we learn that anyone under the age of 13 has provided any personal information through the VinChecked Service, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly delete it.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to other companies' web sites or services or links that you may access via the VinChecked Service. Information collected or received by these third parties is subject to third party privacy policies. If you are located outside the United States, please note that personal information collected via the VinChecked Service may be transferred to the United States and other countries which might not provide an equivalent level of protection as the data protection laws in your own country.

Information Collection, Usage and Disclosure

Our web server tracks and collects general information about your visit to our website. We collect these statistics to determine the number of daily visitors to our website, the daily requests for particular files, the types of browsers our visitors use, the visitors' domain names, and countries of origin. This data helps us to customize our website to facilitate the on-line experience through enhanced navigation or to suggest areas in which we may improve the structure and content of the site. We may request and store the following types of specific information: your name, company name, street address, city, county, state, country, province, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, mobile location information (if you have activated a mobile application with us and permitted your mobile device to transmit location data), and financial account information. Some of the information collected by VinChecked may be personal information. VinChecked mobile applications may also disclose certain permissions for certain device settings such as CAMERA, RECORD_AUDIO, READ_PHONE_STATE, GET_ACCOUNTS and READ_CONTACTS. The information we collect is used to improve the content and quality of the VinChecked Service.

VinChecked uses information that is collected for the following general purposes:

  • to process your applications and related documents;
  • to verify the information that you provide to VinChecked;
  • to verify, evaluate and/or monitor your creditworthiness;
  • to assist with the collection of any amounts owing by you to VinChecked;
  • to contact you in response to any transactions, requests, complaints or comments you may have;
  • to contact you to provide you with information regarding VinChecked's business;
  • to provide advertisements to you through our website, email messages, mobile applications or other methods of communication;
  • to administer surveys, contests or other promotional activities or events sponsored by us, our vendors or other third party service providers;
  • to help us to develop, evaluate and improve our sales and marketing strategies and techniques;
  • to operate and improve our web site and/or mobile applications;
  • to provide third parties with information necessary to permit that third party to conduct business with VinChecked and/or effectively provide you with services;
  • to assist VinChecked and third parties in evaluating the vehicle history report industry; and
  • to respond to legal process and reasonable inquiries from regulatory and/or investigative authorities.

Information is not shared with or sold to others for commercial purposes, except to provide the products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  • We may share personal and/or aggregated information that you have provided with other business divisions within the KAR Auction Services, Inc. group of companies.
  • It is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law, regulation or governmental request.
  • We may share and/or transfer information if VinChecked is acquired by or merged with another company.
  • VinChecked may use agents and contractors in order to help operate the VinChecked Service. We require agents and contractors that have access to VinChecked subscriber information to protect this information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy, and prohibit them from using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for the VinChecked Service.

Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, and is sent to your browser from a website computer and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are required to use the VinChecked Service. We use cookies to record current session information, but do not use permanent cookies. We may, from time to time, use similar technologies, including web beacons, pixel tags, flash objects, location tracking and/or third party widgets for purposes of enhancing your web or mobile experience and/or for purposes of allowing you to share information on another platform, such as a social media platform. Information typically sent by your Web browser includes your IP address, your ISP provider, information about your operating system, information about your browser and information about your website(s) visit.

Aggregate Data and Tracking

From time to time, we may analyse browsing information and aggregate data for quality assurance, contextual advertising and other similar activities. We do not collect, and it is not our current policy to allow third parties to collect “targeted” cookies (persistent identifiers tracking users over time across different sites and services) for marketing purposes. In addition, we do not currently respond to “Do Not Track (DNT)” browser signals.

Security

VinChecked takes commercially reasonable technical, physical and administrative measures to protect the confidentiality, integrity and security of your personally identifiable information. Of course, we cannot guarantee the security of your personally identifiable information on the Internet. The password-protected areas of the VinChecked Service are secured by industry standard encryption. However, it is your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your password(s) and other user credentials. You are also required to log-in to your VinChecked account after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account.

Ownership

The VinChecked Service and related content and materials are the property of VinChecked or its licensors, and are protected under applicable intellectual property and other laws, including under the appropriate jurisdictions' copyright and trademark laws, and international conventions. Except as explicitly provided by VinChecked, you may not transmit, display, reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works from, or otherwise exploit the VinChecked Service. Automated means, such as but not limited to scrapers or spiders, may not be used to collect and/or index any information contained on our sites. You may not (a) reproduce, (b) store a significant portion, (c) distribute copies of, (d) frame content of, or (e) incorporate into another website, materials or intellectual property from our sites or services without the prior written consent of VinChecked.

Storage

All personally identifiable information you provide to VinChecked is secured on servers with restricted access. We reserve the right to use third party agents and service providers, who are bound by strict confidentiality guidelines, to perform storage and processing functions. We will store your personal information for as long as there is a business need for it in accordance with applicable record retention policies and a range of legal and regulatory recordkeeping requirements.

Questions and Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or its implementation, if you would like to update personal information previously submitted to VinChecked or request to have outdated personal information removed, or withdraw consent to the use or disclosure of your personal information, you may contact us by sending an email to [support@vinchecked.com]

How We Ensure Your Information is Secure

VinChecked maintains physical, electronic and managerial practices and procedures designed to ensure the security, integrity and confidentiality of customer information. We limit and restrict access to customer information only to those employees who need it to carry out their business functions. We also educate our employees about safeguarding customer information and preventing its unauthorized access, disclosure or use.VinChecked employees with access to personal information are also bound to adhere to this policy.VinChecked will monitor and adopt, as appropriate, new technological improvements that are designed to aid in ensuring the accuracy and security of customer information.

Customers utilizing our service are provided access numbers, account numbers and passwords to access their account information on-line. E-mails sent to subscribers are not encrypted and have the same level of protection as general e-mails.

Type of Information Collected

VinChecked gathers customer information needed to provide superior service, communicate important information about the service or new offerings which we believe will be of interest to you, and to administer to our business. In order to best service you; we may gather information from you in a few instances.

When you visit our site, we may collect non-personally identifiable information from you through the use of computer ‘cookies.’ A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive.VinChecked uses non-identifying cookies to provide easier site navigation and access to forms. You can still use theVinChecked sites if your browser is set to reject cookies. Our cookies do not generate personal data, do not read personal data from your machine and are never tied to anything that could be used to identify you. Additional information regarding computer cookies and how to disable them is described below.

When you subscribe for service, we will ask you to voluntarily provide certain personally identifiable information, such as; your name, address, telephone number, e-mail addresses, billing information. We need this information in order to fulfill your order and notify you of your account status.

How Personal Information is Used

This Privacy Policy applies to consumers that have signed up on our website or our partners websites. We may sell the personal information that you supply to us and we may work with other third party businesses to bring selected retail opportunities to our members via direct mail, email and telemarketing. These businesses may include providers of direct marketing services and applications, including lookup and reference, data enhancement, suppression and validation and email marketing. Regardless of any State or Federal Do Not Call Registrations, you the customer expressly consent to be contacted via telephone in reference to this offer. You may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Who Owns Information Once It Is Submitted

Once it is received in our database, any information, including your name, e-mail address, and home address becomes the property of VinChecked. This information may be passed on to fulfillment and marketing parties. Once one of these entities receives this information, it becomes subject to their respective privacy policy, in addition toVinChecked

We Do Not Intend to Collect Data From Children

The information and services provided byVinChecked, our affiliates, sponsors and advertisers are not intended to be viewed by children under 18 years of age. No information collected from children is knowingly used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever, either inside or outside VinChecked.

Help Us Keep Your Personal Information Accurate

If your personal information changes or you would like to review the personal information we may have on file, please e-mail us with the new information or your review request to support@vinchecked.com.

How to Disable Cookies

Most web browsers allow you to exercise control over cookie files on your computer by erasing them, blocking them, or notifying you when such a file is stored. Please take a look at your particular browser for instructions on this function. If you do delete the VinChecked cookie, please note that you may not be able to take full advantage of subscriber services offered by VinChecked or our product line.

Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides users with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from VinChecked and/or our marketing partners, at the point where we request information about the visitor. By selecting the unsubscribe option below to remove their information from our database to not receive future promotional communications.

We use the personally-identifiable information you provide to us through this site in order to deliver the products or services you have requested; provide you with customer support; verify or review your application information to determine whether it meets eligibility requirements for participating partners; communicate with you by email, postal mail, telephone, and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us, our marketing partners, or other third parties; display advertising tailored to your interests or background; perform data and statistical analysis on use of the web site; enforce our terms and conditions, and perform any other functions otherwise described to you at the time we collect the information.