Autofusion Corporation Privacy Policy

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This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for Autofusion Corp. Web sites, including www.autofusion.com and CarPrices.com (the "Sites").

The Sites have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for the Sites.

Information Automatically Logged

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Sites. Your IP address also is used to gather broad demographic information and to tailor our visitor's experience at the Sites.

Cookies

The Sites use cookies to keep track of your shopping cart, and to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. We also use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit the Sites and, if you elect to use this feature, to save your personal information so you don't have to re-enter it for contests, surveys, polls and other services on the Sites.

Advertisers

We use an outside ad company to display ads on the Sites. These ads may contain cookies. While we use cookies in other parts of the Sites, cookies received with banner ads are collected by our ad company, and we do not have access to this information.

Registration Forms

The Sites' registration forms require users to give us contact information (like their name, e-mail and postal address), financial information (like their credit card numbers), and demographic information (like their zip code, age or income level).

Contact information from the registration forms is used to ship purchases, information about our company. The customer's contact information also is used to get in touch with the customer when necessary.

Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Financial information that is collected is used to check the users' qualifications for registration, to bill the user for products and services, and for other purposes.

Demographic and profile data also is collected at the Sites.

The Sites use this data to tailor our visitor's experience at the Sites, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences. We also use this data on an aggregate basis only to present buying studies and other online survey results.

This information also is shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis.

Order Forms

The Sites use an order form for customers to request information, products and services. We collect contact information (like their e-mail address), financial information (like their credit card numbers) and demographic information (like their zip code, age or income level).

Contact information from the order forms is used to ship purchases, information about our company. The customer's contact information also is used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary.

Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Financial information that is collected is used to check the users' qualifications for registration, to bill the user for products and services, and for other purposes.

Demographic and profile data also is collected at the Sites.

The Sites use this data to tailor our visitor's experience at the Sites, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences. We also use this data on an aggregate basis only to present buying studies and other online survey results.

This information also is shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis.

Surveys

Our online surveys ask visitors for contact information (like e-mail address), financial information (like credit card numbers) and demographic information (like zip code, age or income level).

Contact information from the surveys is used to ship purchases, information about our company. The customer's contact information also is used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary.

Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Financial information that is collected is used to check the users' qualifications for registration, to bill the user for products and services, and for other purposes.

Demographic and profile data also is collected at the Sites.

The Sites use this data to tailor our visitor's experience at the Sites, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences. We also use this data on an aggregate basis only to present buying studies and other online survey results.

This information also is shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis.

Contests

We run contests on the Sites, in which we ask visitors for contact information (like e-mail address), financial information (like credit card numbers) and demographic information (like zip code, age or income level).

Contact information from the contests is used to ship purchases, information about our company. The customer's contact information also is used to send promotional material from some of our partners to our customers, and to get in touch with the visitor when necessary.

Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Financial information that is collected is used to check the users' qualifications for registration, to bill the user for products and services, and for other purposes.

Demographic and profile data also is collected at the Sites.

The Sites use this data to tailor our visitor's experience at the Sites, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences. We also use this data on an aggregate basis only to present buying studies and other online survey results.

This information also is shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis.

External Links

This site contains links to other sites. The Sites are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Special Relationships

As you utilize our services, you will be asked to provide your name, address, phone number and e-mail address in order for our vendors to provide you the select information you are requesting. Certain vendors may require further details in order to more specifically meet your needs.

Each of our vendors also has their own privacy and security policy.

Please keep in mind that our partner-vendors are not necessarily bound by the Sites' privacy policy. You should contact these companies and agents directly to learn more about their privacy policies. Also, all information provided by you for brochure requests is passed on to the respective manufacturers; please visit their Web sites to find information on each of their privacy policies.

Public Forums

The Sites make chat rooms, forums, message boards and/or news groups available to our users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Security

The Sites have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

The Sites take great care and concern in guarding the personal information you provide while using our online services. To do so, we have established a firewall to protect our network and prevent outside access to the information that is housed on the Sites. The firewall is a piece of hardware, which virtually "sits" in front of our servers as a sentinel, limiting external access to our network.

As the firewall protects the information that passes through or is stored on our servers, the Sites and our employees will, in no manner, see nor expose the information you disclose through our services.

Children's Guidelines

While the Sites are not oriented towards children, we care about children and understand that they have special privacy needs. Therefore, we have adopted the following privacy policy regarding children:

  • We will NOT knowingly collect, use or distribute to third parties personally identifiable information from anyone younger than 18.
  • We will NOT knowingly give anyone younger than 18 access to unmonitored chat rooms, message boards, e-mail accounts or other services that would give the child the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable information.
  • We will NOT provide any links to Web sites that are unsuitable for children.

Choice/Opt-Out

The Sites provide users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving promotional/marketing information from our partners and us.

Data Quality/Access

The Sites give users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided:

Contacting the Web Sites

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the Sites, or your dealings with the Sites, you can contact: support@autofusion.com

By posting a listing through our service, or searching listings, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions stated herein. Please read carefully.

You alone are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the listing and contact information you submit to Carprices.com. Nothing will undermine a user's confidence in the vehicle you're looking to sell faster than inaccurate statements or misleading representations about the vehicle. And since any erosion in user confidence in you is likely to be accompanied by erosion in user confidence in us, we care deeply about making sure that the information you supply is accurate and that, in all respects, you treat users fairly and honorably.

Though we can't monitor every transaction, we may perform random quality assurance tests to confirm that those who offer vehicles for sale through our service are prepared to sell the vehicles they advertise at the prices at which, and the terms on which, they advertise them.

By using our service, you agree to cooperate in any random quality assurance tests. If our tests reveal, or we otherwise learn, that a user is engaging in "bait and switch" or other unfair or deceptive practices, we reserve the right to deny use of the service. When using the service to find a buyer for your vehicle, we urge you to use the same common sense and good judgment you would in selling a car through a classified ad in the newspaper.

By using our service, you represent that all information submitted by you is accurate, complete, and honest. You agree that neither Carprices nor Autofusion nor their clients or partners or their respective officers, directors or employees is responsible for the information you submit or submitted by others or makes any representation or warranty of any kind regarding the intentions of any users of this service, the quality or safety of the vehicles listed or sold herein, or any other matter, and you hereby release such parties from any and all claims, actions, or liabilities relating thereto or arising therefrom. By using this service you expressly agree to the foregoing and all other terms and conditions and such agreement on your behalf is expressly relied upon by Carprices and Autofusion and their clients in making this service available to you.

By using the service to search for a vehicle to buy, you agree to exercise common sense and good judgment to protect your own interests. You also acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the information provided by sellers of vehicles, for any vehicle you may purchase through this service, or for products or services offered on this site by third parties.

Carprices.com is a car shopping service that brings buyers and sellers together. Information about a particular vehicle is supplied by the seller, not by Carprices.com. The price and other terms of any sale remain subject to direct negotiation between the buyer and the seller. Though we hope that all who use this service will act honorably and treat each other fairly, we can't verify the information they supply or guarantee the vehicles they offer. When using this service to find a vehicle to buy, we urge you to use the same common sense and good judgment you would when buying a car through a classified ad in the newspaper. Use of this service is conditioned upon the following: "Let the buyer beware".

For your convenience, we have made available a variety of links to other websites where you can obtain automotive related products and services, including insurance, warranties, financing and inspection services. If you choose to purchase an inspection through such a third-party website, remember that an inspection is not a warranty. While inspections can be of significant value in the purchase of a pre-owned car, an inspection is not a guarantee that the inspected car is free from defects or that the inspectors have identified any existing defects. Prior to purchasing inspection services, you should confirm with the inspector the location of the inspection, the price of the inspection and other information you may find important to your decision, such as the scope of the inspection. You are responsible for coordinating and arranging for the inspection.

The material that appears on this service is for informational purposes only. Despite our efforts to provide useful and accurate information, errors may appear from time to time. Before purchasing goods or services you've read about in this service, you should confirm with the vendor any information (including the price) that is important to your purchasing decision. We are not responsible for, and does not guarantee the performance of, any such goods or services.

This is a car shopping service that brings buyers and sellers together. Information about a particular vehicle is supplied by the seller, not by us. The price and other terms of any sale remain subject to direct negotiation between the buyer and the seller. With respect to the foregoing, please note that many times the prices listed by sellers in this service exclude sales tax, finance charges, and title, license, regulatory, dealer documentary, emission testing and compliance fees all of which may be added to the advertised price in determining the final sale price of a particular vehicle. Though we hope that all who use this service will act honorably and treat each other fairly, we can't verify the information they supply or guarantee the vehicles they offer. When using this service to find a buyer for your vehicle or a vehicle you can buy, we urge you to use the same common sense and good judgment you would in selling a car through, or responding to, a classified ad in the newspaper.

Those who offer vehicles for sale through this serviceshould be prepared to sell the vehicles they advertise at the prices at which, and the terms on which, they advertise them. They must have possession of the actual vehicles listed and the ability to transfer title. To list a vehicle for sale in this service you are required to provide certain identifying and contact information. The information must accurately identify the seller and the method of contact must permit buyers to communicate directly with the seller without any alteration to the content of their communications. Wereserve the right to deny use of this service to anyone who does not comply with these requirements or who otherwise uses the service in manner we consider inappropriate.

If you disagree with any material you find in this service, we suggest that you respond by noting your disagreement to carprices. We invite you to bring to our attention any material you believe to be inaccurate. If you are an owner of intellectual property who believes your intellectual property has been improperly posted or distributed via this website, please notify us by sending email to support@autofusion.com.

For your convenience, we havemadeavailable a variety of links to other websites where you can obtain automotive related products and services, including insurance, warranties, financing and inspection services. While we encourage you to consult such websites, we cannot guarantee the prices, terms, quality, reliability or performance of the products or services provided by these vendors. We are not responsible for the products or services these vendors provide. If you choose to purchase an inspection through such a third-party website, remember that an inspection is not a warranty. While inspections can be of significant value in the purchase of a pre-owned car, an inspection is not a guarantee that the inspected car is free from defects or that the inspectors have identified any existing defects. Prior to purchasing inspection services, you should confirm with the inspector the location of the inspection, the price of the inspection and other information you may find important to your decision, such as the scope of the inspection. You are responsible for coordinating and arranging for the inspection. You release carprices.com and its affiliates from any damages that you may incur, and agree not to assert any claims against them, arising from your purchase or use of such third-party supplied products and services.

For your convenience, we have also has made available links to websites operated by car dealerships that advertise in our online classifieds. Although we may power some of these dealership websites, we are not responsible for any of the content that appears on these sites, including, without limitation, promotional contests and sweepstakes offers. We do not co-sponsor, operate, endorse or guarantee any advertiser sweepstakes or contest offer that may be advertised from time to time on our site, or that may be accessible through links from our site, and you release Carprices.com and its affiliates from any damages that you may incur, and agree not to assert any claims against them, arising from your entry, participation or acceptance of any prize in such sweepstakes or contest offer. Any used car listings include vehicles that are shown to be "certified" as meeting certain standards established by manufacturers in connection with their pre-owned vehicle programs. The decision to certify any particular vehicle is made by an individual dealer, and the vehicle information included in the certified vehicle listing is provided by that dealer. Neither carprices.com or the manufacturer or any other entity related thereto or affiliated therewith is responsible for the accuracy of any certified vehicle information or for the decision to certify any vehicle.

The Web is an evolving medium. Carprices may change the terms of this agreement from time to time. By continuing to use this service following such changes, you agree to be bound by this agreement, as modified. Carprices may change, restrict access to, suspend, or discontinue this service, or any portion of this service, at any time.

Ownership

Carprices.com is made available for your personal, non-commercial use only. The materials on this site are the property of Carprices.com or its licensors, and are protected by U.S. copyright laws, international conventions and other copyright laws. Except as explicitly provided in this agreement, you may not distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, or otherwise exploit any on the materials on Carprices.com. You may display and occasionally print a single copy of any page on the site for your personal, non-commercial use, but you may not otherwise reproduce any material appearing on this site without the prior written consent of the owner. You may not store any significant portion of, nor distribute copies of, materials found on this site, in any form (including electronic means), without prior written permission from the owner. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on Carprices.com should be sent to support@autofusion.com. Without the prior written permission of Carprices.com, you may not frame any of the content nor incorporate into another website or other service any intellectual property of Carprices.com or its licensors.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

IF YOU RELY ON THIS SERVICE OR ANY MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SERVICE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, INACCURACIES, AND/OR OTHER PROBLEMS WITH THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PUBLISHED OVER THIS SITE. THIS SERVICE IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS." CARPRICES.COM AND ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE (OR ANY INFORMATION, GOODS OR SERVICES THAT ARE REFERRED TO, ADVERTISED ON, OR SOLD THROUGH THIS SERVICE). NOR DO THEY GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE ERROR FREE, OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CARPRICES.COM OR ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR LOSS OF DATA) EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT THE LIABILITY OF CARPRICES.COM AND ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM IN ANY WAY ARISING OUT OF OR OTHERWISE RELATED TO THE SERVICE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID, IF ANY, TO THE SERVICE FOR USE OF THE SERVICE. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SOME OF THESE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Chat Rooms and Forums

Carprices.com cannot and does not review every posting made in the chat rooms, forums, and other public posting areas. You may well read any given posting before anyone on the carprices staff does. Take what you find with a grain of salt. You can expect these areas to include information and opinions from a variety of individuals and organizations other than carprices.com. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting, regardless of whether the posting comes from a user, a Carprices.com columnist, or a visiting expert. There is no substitute for healthy skepticism and your own good judgment.

Responsibility for what is posted in the chat rooms, forums, and other public posting areas on Carprices.com (including the Sell a Car area) lies with each user. You alone are responsible for material you post. By using the service you agree not to post or transmit any defamatory, abusive, obscene, threatening, misleading, or illegal material, or any other material that infringes on the rights of others or interferes with the ability of others to enjoy the service. We retain the right to deny access to anyone who we believe has violated these terms or any other term of this agreement.

Although we cannot monitor all the postings in the chat rooms, forums, and other public areas, we reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to delete, move, or edit any postings that come to our attention that we consider unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons. We will not, in the ordinary course of business, review the content of private electronic messages that are not addressed to Carprices.com. However, we will comply with the requirements of the law regarding disclosure of such messages to others, including law enforcement agencies.

You will not use the service to violate the copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights of any person or other entity. By submitting material to carprices.com you are representing that you are the owner of the material, or are making your submission with the explicit consent of the owner.

The Sell a Car area is the area on Carprices.com where users may advertise or solicit commercial transactions. However, each solicitation must be limited to an offer to sell a particular vehicle at the listed price. The Sell a Car area may not to be used to advertise or to solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services other than individual vehicles for sale at the prices at which, and the terms on which, they are advertised. No area of carprices.com other than the Sell a Car area may be used to advertise or to solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, without our express written approval.

No spamming. We want potential buyers visiting Carprices.com and its affiliates to feel free share their email addresses with those listing vehicles for sale on our service. By listing a vehicle for sale on this site, you agree to use the email addresses of those responding to your listing only for purposes of communicating with them about the potential sale of that vehicle. You agree not to gather these email addresses for purposes of spamming.

By submitting material to carprices.comyou are permanently granting us all rights to the material, including the right to modify the material, to use it commercially, and to maintain the material in an archive.

Registration

To obtain access to certain services, you will be given an opportunity to register with carprices.com. As part of the registration process, you will select a user name and a password. You agree that the information you supply during that registration process will be accurate and complete and that you will not (i) register under the name of, nor attempt to enter the service under the name of, another person; nor will you (ii) adopt a user name that carprices.com, in its sole discretion, deems offensive. You will be responsible for preserving the confidentiality of your password and will notify Carprices.com's Customer Service Manager of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your account.

Miscellaneous

This Visitor Agreement has been made in, and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of, the State of California. By using this service, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts in San Diego, California in all disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement or use of this website.

BY USING THIS SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE TERMS OF THIS VISITOR AGREEMENT.

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