AutoTrader.com, Inc. respects the privacy of visitors to its websites. This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected online at KBB.AutoTrader.com and is intended for employees and representatives of motor vehicle dealerships, and manufacturers. This website is not intended for use by consumers. This Privacy Statement does not describe the ways in which we may collect or use information obtained offline or through any means other than the website. Please read this Privacy Statement carefully so that you understand what information we collect through the website and what we do with that information. If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information we gather falls into two categories: (1) information supplied by you when you register for, request or use the products, services and tools available through the website; and (2) information we collect as you use the website. Third-party providers involved in the operation of the website (including, but not limited to, vendors of products and services and providers of widgets, tools and applications) may also collect information about you. Their collection and use of this information will be subject to their privacy policies.
Communicating with us You may sign up for or use certain products, services and tools on our website that require or permit you to provide information about yourself or the business entity you represent, such as your name, company, email address, and phone number. For example, you may provide such information if you sign up for our newsletters, register for an event, complete our "Contact Us" form or use a social media or interactive tool. We may also from time to time provide various other opportunities for users of the website to give us their opinions or provide us with feedback. We may use this information in order to provide you with the products, services or tools you have requested.
If you choose to receive text alerts on your mobile phone, we or a service provider acting on our behalf will use the phone number you provide to send the listing you request. By providing us with your mobile phone number, you agree that we may send this information to your mobile phone via text message or email.
Email Addresses We may use your email address to respond to requests you make for our products or services or to respond to your communications with us. We may also contact you to inquire about your experience on the website, to provide you with information about products and services available from us or from our affiliates or to communicate to you information related to the automotive industry. From time to time, we may also send you emails that include special promotions and other commercial offers that we think may be of interest to you. We hope you will find these communications informative and useful. If you do not, you can unsubscribe from any of our commercial email programs by following the simple instructions included in an email you receive in connection with that program.
Online Surveys From time to time, we survey our users to measure their satisfaction with our products and services and to help us learn more about them and how they interact with the website and our products and services. We use the survey results to learn about our audience and to improve the website and the products and services we offer. A third-party research firm may conduct a survey on our behalf, but we will not share any personally-identifying information you submit in response to the survey with any other third party without your consent, except as specifically described in this Privacy Statement.
Sweepstakes and Other Promotions From time to time, we may offer sweepstakes or other promotions on our website. If you enter a sweepstakes or promotional contest, we will ask you to provide information about yourself (such as your name, address and email address). Among other things, we will use this information to contact you if you win, and we may also use this information for marketing purposes. We may share this information with any co-sponsor of the contest or sweepstakes; we will identify the co-sponsor in the contest rules. We may also share this information with shipping or fulfillment companies or other third-party service providers that help administer our promotions, such as by conducting drawings, and/or delivering prizes to winners. If you do not want us to collect the information requested in the contest or sweepstakes registration form or to provide it to co-sponsors, please do not enter the contest or sweepstakes.
Content You Post to Our Site If you choose to post content to any of the interactive areas of our website, such as discussion forums, comments fields and social media areas, please keep in mind that the information you post can be seen, collected and used by anyone who has access to those areas. You may also have the opportunity from time to time to respond to questions that we display to users of the website. If you choose to respond, your response may be published on an area of the website accessible to other users or the public. We are not responsible for any third-party use of such information.
Web Beacons To help us (and in some cases our advertisers and third-party service providers) keep track of how many users are accessing particular pages or features within the website, and to track how users respond to ads and to other content we display on our website, we may place a small file, called a web beacon, on some of our pages and on some of the listings and ads we distribute.
We may also place a web beacon in the emails we send to you. When you open one of our emails or click on links within these emails, we track this click-through data to help us determine your interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our communications to you. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not open these emails or click text or graphic links in the emails.
Information about Your Computer or Device Our web server (and/or any web server operated by third party service providers on our behalf) automatically collects and may store limited information about your computer configuration when you visit our website, including the type of browser software you use, the operating system you are running, the resolution of your computer monitor, the website that referred you, and your IP address. Your IP address is a numerical address that is used by computers connected to the Internet to identify your computer so that data (such as the web pages you want to view) can be transmitted to you. We also use IP address information for systems administration (including fraud detection and prevention) and troubleshooting purposes. We may also collect information about the website you were visiting before you came to the website and the website you visit after you leave the website.
Combined Technology Information Cookies, beacons, information collected about your computer or device, and other data collection technologies (“Data Technologies”) may be used individually or in combination in order to provide and/or administer our services, to help us understand user behavior, to monitor website performance, optimize ads and measure advertising performance.
Website Analytics We may collect, or have a third party collect on our behalf, data on how visitors use and navigate through the website, such as the number of users who visit various pages within the website, what they click on, whether they scroll up or down on particular pages, fill out forms, etc. We use this information to improve the website and learn about users, and may disclose it to our affiliates (including, among others, the members of the AutoTrader Group, Inc. corporate family), or to third parties.
Advertising We have relationships with certain third-party advertising networks, Advertisers, and advertising services ("Advertising Services") that collect data, target and serve some of the advertisements, promotions or other marketing messages you may see on these website. Such Advertising Services may, including through processes that we do not control, use Data Technologies from third party companies to collect data from your activities on this website, on other websites owned and/or operated by our affiliates, or with other websites. These technologies may be used to track user behavior, how our products and services are offered, conduct consumer research and possibly to serve you relevant ads and content. These companies may also obtain information, including personally identifiable information, from services you use from other companies, including without limitation, other websites, mobile websites or applications, and combine the information they obtain through these Data Technologies with information obtained through our products and services. Their collection and use of this data is subject to their own privacy policies. See “Use and Disclosure of Information” below for more information on opt out options.
Ad Serving and Targeting We (or a third party service provider acting on our behalf), our Advertising Services, our advertisers, and/or our third party providers may use data collected using cookies, beacons, and/or browser level information to help us tailor the content of advertising, marketing, and promotional messages on this website, other websites and mobile and tablet applications to the perceived interests of our users.
Our Participation in the Industry Self-Regulatory Program for Interest Based Ads; Additional Choice Options We support the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising from the Digital Advertising Alliance, which regulates practices relating to the collection of user data for advertising purposes. To opt out of interest-based advertising on the website or to learn more about such data collection practices, please visit AdChoices at aboutads.info or evidon.com. Pages of the website that collect information that may be used by our advertising partners for interest-based advertising display a link to AdChoices on the page.
When we present information to our advertisers - to help them understand our audience and confirm the value of advertising on our website - it is usually in the form of aggregated statistics on traffic to various pages within our website.
In some cases, to provide you with a customized experience and to enhance our services, we (or third-party service providers acting on our behalf) may combine information (including personally-identifying information) that we collect through the website with information about you and/or your computer from other sources, including offline interactions with us, public databases and third parties.
We may share this information with our affiliates, including AutoTrader Group, Inc., and any of their subsidiaries, so that we and they may provide you with information, products, and services that we believe may be of interest to you.
We may release information about our visitors when release is appropriate to comply with laws; to respond to legal process or a to valid law enforcement request; to enforce our Visitor Agreement; or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to the website, our customers, the public or AutoTrader.com. As our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that AutoTrader.com, one of its business units, or substantially all of its assets is acquired by another company, information on our visitors would be among the transferred assets.
If you choose to unsubscribe in response to an email message that we send on behalf of an advertiser, we will share your email address and opt-out instructions with the advertiser. Similarly, if we ask a third-party company to send its customers email offers on our behalf, we will share with that company (or its agent) a list of email addresses collected from visitors who have opted out of our email program.
When we use other companies to help us operate our website or improve the services we offer to you, we may provide them with information about our visitors as is appropriate for them to perform their services. We require that these companies commit to use the information only to perform the services that we request.
AutoTrader.com, Inc. takes commercially reasonable steps to ensure information we gather on our website is stored in a secure manner. While we work hard to protect your privacy, no physical or electronic security system is impenetrable, or invulnerable to attack, including your own, and the ones used to transmit your data to us. We cannot and do not guarantee that our systems, or your information, will be secure.
This website is intended for visitors within the United States. If you reside outside the United States, please be aware that (i) our databases are stored on servers and storage devices located in the United States, (ii) your information (including personal data) may be transferred to the United States for processing and storage, and (iii) the United States, and the localities within the United States where our databases are located, may not guarantee the same level of protection for personal data as the locality or country in which you reside. By using our website, you expressly agree to our collection, use, disclosure, and transfer of your information (including personal data) for the purposes identified herein, and you consent to the transfer of such information outside of your country.
This website is not directed at or intended for children under 13 and we will not knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide us any personally identifying information. If you are under 13, please do not use the website and do not provide any information about yourself on the website.
If we need to change our Privacy Statement at some point in the future, we will post the revised Privacy Statement here and update the reference to the effective date to reflect the date of the amendment. Your continued use of this website following the effective date of any such amendment shall be deemed to constitute your agreement to the terms of this Privacy Statement as amended. By visiting the website, you agree that your visit, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Statement and our Terms of Service.
Welcome to KBB.AutoTrader.com, a website owned and operated by AutoTrader.com, Inc. These terms of service ("Terms") are for employees and representatives of motor vehicle dealerships, manufacturers and other business entities. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any features or services added to this website are also subject to these Terms. By accessing this website, you agree that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age and are bound by these Terms and by our Privacy Statement, which is incorporated by reference into these Terms.
AutoTrader.com may change the Terms from time to time in its sole discretion and will revise the effective date when it does so. Your continued use of this website after the posted effective date constitutes your acceptance of the Terms as revised, provided, however, that revisions to the Terms do not apply to any dispute arising prior to their effective date.
Description of Service. This website is operated only as an advertising and research service; AutoTrader.com is not a party to any transaction between vehicle buyers and sellers. This website contains research, advice, resources and other content, including user-generated content, (collectively, the "Content") for individuals working in the automotive or related industries, as well as opportunities for such individuals to connect with each other, with AutoTrader.com and its affiliates, and with relevant advertisers.
The Content is for your general informational purposes only. The Content may include errors or omissions, and it may include material collected from and provided by third parties that we have not verified or reviewed. We make no guarantees regarding the accuracy or reliability of any of the Content, and you should not rely on it without independent verification. However, we make an effort to provide high quality, useful information to our users, and we invite you to bring to our attention any material that you believe to be inaccurate by contacting our Customer Service Manager at AutoTrader.com, 3003 Summit Blvd, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia 30319.
We reserve the right at any time to modify, update, suspend or discontinue all or part of this website and/or the Content, including your account(s) and any content that you create, with or without notice to you. You agree that AutoTrader.com will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuation.
Ownership and Permissions. This website and the Content are the property of AutoTrader.com, its affiliates and licensors, and are protected by U.S. copyright laws, international conventions and other copyright laws. AutoTrader.com® and the AutoTrader.com logo are trademarks of TPI Holdings, Inc., licensed to AutoTrader.com. The names of other products and services on this website may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The Content and any trademarks and service marks on this website shall at all times remain the property of AutoTrader.com, its affiliates or third party owners.
Except as explicitly provided in these Terms, you may not sell, store, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, modify, migrate, create derivative works from or otherwise exploit any part of this website or any of the Content. You may not use automated means, such as robots, screen scrapers or spiders, to collect and/or index any of the Content. You may display, print or save a single copy of any page of this website or a single copy of any downloadable report, brochure, research paper, presentation or other downloadable document for your own use, but you may not otherwise reproduce any of the Content without the written consent of the owner. You may not store any significant portion of, or distribute copies of, the Content in any form (including electronic form), without AutoTrader.com's prior written consent. To request consent, contact our Customer Service Manager at AutoTrader.com, 3003 Summit Blvd, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia 30319.
You may place on your website a hyperlink to the homepage of this website as long as nothing about the link or the context in which it is placed states or implies any endorsement or sponsorship of you, your company or your website by AutoTrader.com. You may not frame any part of this website, nor incorporate into another website, application or service any intellectual property of AutoTrader.com, its affiliates or its licensors.
We may terminate your access to this website if you appear to have infringed the intellectual property rights of others, and/or we may remove material that has prompted a complaint of infringement or appears to us to be infringing. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been infringed by content posted or distributed via the website, please notify us by sending an email to email@example.com or by sending a notice by U.S. Mail to: AutoTrader.com, Inc., 3003 Summit Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia 30319, Attn: Legal Department/Copyright.
User-Generated Content. This website includes social media tools and other interactive areas where you and other users may post material accessible to others or transmit communications to others. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of these social media tools and interactive areas. You acknowledge that any of the Content posted or transmitted through these social media tools or in these interactive areas represents the views of the author, and not of AutoTrader.com. You also acknowledge that your use of or reliance on such Content is at your own risk.
User Conduct. When using any of these social media tools or interactive features, you agree that you will not post or transmit:
You further agree that you will not attempt or do any of the following:
Without limiting any of AutoTrader.com's other rights or remedies, a violation of any of the above may result in the removal of any content you have transmitted or posted, revocation of any accounts you have on this website and a ban from creating new accounts on this website.
Modifications and Deletions. AutoTrader.com reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to monitor, remove, edit or move any user generated content at any time, without notice, in its sole discretion. If you feel that posted material is objectionable, you may report it to us. We may review it and decide in our sole discretion to remove or edit it, but are under no obligation to do so.
License to Autotrader.com. You acknowledge that by transmitting or posting material via this website, you grant us, or anyone authorized by us, an unrestricted, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-revocable license to use, modify, display, broadcast, reproduce, create derivative works from, transmit, sell or otherwise use or distribute, at no cost whatsoever to us, all such material (including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights embodied therein), in whole or in part, in any manner or medium (whether now known or hereafter developed), for any purpose. The foregoing license includes the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such material, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark or patent laws that exist in any applicable jurisdiction. Also, in connection with the exercise of these rights, you grant us and anyone authorized by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address or user name. You will not receive any compensation of any kind for the use of any material you transmit or post via this website.
Survey Responses, Feedback and Other Communications with Us. By submitting ideas, survey responses, feedback, suggestions, comments, documents and/or proposals to AutoTrader.com (either directly or through our third-party service providers) through surveys, the "contact us" form, email or other communications, you acknowledge and agree that such communications: (a) do not contain confidential or proprietary information; and (b) automatically become the property of AutoTrader.com without any obligation of AutoTrader.com to you. You agree that AutoTrader.com shall be entitled to use, copy, modify, disclose (or choose not to use or disclose), delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and/or sell and/or distribute the content of any of your communications with us for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide, and that you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind under any circumstances with respect to your communications with us.
Your Account(s) and Registration(s). In the event that you create an account on this website or register for any service offered through this website, you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself and, if applicable, your company, and to update that information if it changes. Failure to provide accurate and timely information may result in your account being closed and/or your access to the Content or this website provided through your account being suspended or discontinued.
Your right to use this website is personal to you and you may not sublicense, transfer, sell or assign this agreement to any third party without our approval. Any attempt to do so will be void. You agree that you are responsible for all use of your account (under any name or password), and you agree that AutoTrader.com can assume that any communication from your account using your account name and password came from you.
As part of the process of creating an account or registering for a service provided through this website, you will choose a password. It is your responsibility to keep this password confidential. If you find out that your password or account is being used by someone else, or you discover any other breach of security, you agree to notify our Customer Service Manager immediately at AutoTrader.com, 3003 Summit Blvd, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia 30319.
AutoTrader.com reserves the right to disclose any information we collect through user accounts and registrations in accordance with our Privacy Statement.
Termination. You agree that we may, under some circumstances and without prior notice to you, terminate your use of and access to all or part of this website. Some of the reasons for such termination may include, but may not be limited to, (a) a breach or violation or suspected breach or violation of these Terms or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) a request by law enforcement or another government agency, (c) our decision to discontinue or change all or part of this website, (d) technical or security issues, or (e) fraudulent or illegal activities. All terminations will be made in our sole discretion and you agree that we will not be liable for any termination of your use of or access to this website or the Content.
Your Dealings and Communications with Advertisers or Other Third Parties. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or other third parties found on or through this website, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser or third party. You acknowledge and agree that AutoTrader.com will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers or other third parties on this website.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. AUTOTRADER.COM PROVIDES THESE SERVICES TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. AUTOTRADER.COM AND ITS OWNERS, SHAREHOLDERS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
AUTOTRADER.COM AND ITS OWNERS, SHAREHOLDERS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE WEBSITES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (ii) THE WEBSITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (iii) THE CONTENT WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (iv) THE QUALITY OF THE CONTENT AND OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ACCESSED, PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; (v) SERVERS THAT MAKE THE CONTENT AVAILABLE TO YOU ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND (vi) ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT AUTOTRADER.COM AND ITS OWNERS, SHAREHOLDERS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF AUTOTRADER.COM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITES OR THE CONTENT OR THE USE OF ANY MATERIAL MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH ANY OTHER WEBSITE OR SERVICE ACCESSIBLE FROM THE WEBSITES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE PRECEDING SENTENCE, YOU AGREE THAT AUTOTRADER.COM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY THREATENING, DEFAMATORY, OBSCENE, OFFENSIVE, TORTIOUS OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY OR ANY INFRINGEMENT OF YOUR OR ANOTHER'S RIGHTS ARISING ON, FROM, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITES OR THE CONTENT.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY.
INDEMNITY AND RELEASE. When you use this website, you are agreeing to indemnify AutoTrader.com, its owners, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, partners and licensors and hold them harmless from any and all claims and expenses, including attorney's fees, arising from or related in any way to your use of this website or the Content, including any content you provide, or any breach of these Terms.
Miscellaneous. These Terms and the relationship between you and AutoTrader.com shall be governed by the laws of the State of Georgia without regard to its conflict of law provisions. By using this website, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts of Fulton County, Georgia in all disputes arising out of or relating to this agreement or the use of this website.
Reporting Violations of These Terms. Please report any violations of these Terms to our Customer Service Manager at AutoTrader.com, 3003 Summit Blvd, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia 30319.