Carponents.com Privacy Policy

Last updated: 3/24/2015

We at Carponents, Inc. (Carponents", "we," "us," or "our") created this privacy notice ("Privacy Notice") because we know that you care about how information you provide to us is used and shared. This Privacy Notice relates to the information collection and use practices of Carponents in connection with our website located at www.carponents.com (the "Site"), and the Services.

By visiting our Site and/or using our Services, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Notice and the accompanying Terms of Service.

Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Notice shall have the meaning set forth in our Terms of Use.


Information We Collect

We do not collect any personal information from you unless you voluntarily provide it to us.

When you sign up to become a Registered User, you will be asked to provide us with certain personal information, such as your name and email address, demographic information (like your gender and age), information about your vehicle, and other relevant information we need to provide the Services. In this Privacy Notice, we refer to this information as "Personal Information."

Like most web sites, we use automatic data collection technology when you visit our Site to record information that identifies your computer, to track your use of our Site, and to collect certain basic information about you and your surfing habits. This information includes information about your operating system, your IP addresses, browser type and language, referring and exit pages and URLs, keywords, date and time, amount of time spent on particular pages, what sections of a website you visit, and similar information concerning your use of the Site and the Services (the "Usage Information").

We collect this Usage Information by using cookies and pixel tags (also called web beacons or clear gifs). Cookies are small packets of data that a web site stores on your computer's hard drive so that your computer will "remember" information about your visit. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web site users. You can reject cookies by following the directions provided in your Internet provider's "help" file. If you reject cookies, you may still visit the Site, but may not be able to use some areas of the Site and/or the Services.

We do not collect personally identifying information in this way, but if you've provided us with personally identifying information we may associate that information with the information that is collected automatically. Automatic data collection may be performed on our behalf by our services providers.

We may also allow third-party companies that are presenting advertisements on the Site to set and access their own cookies. Such third-party cookies are not governed by this Privacy Notice, but by the privacy policies of such third party.


How We Use Your Information

We may use your Personal Information and the Usage Information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice and the context of our relationship with you.

We will use the personally identifying information collected on this Site for the following purposes:

  • To respond to your requests and to provide you with the Services;
  • To respond to your inquiries and contact you about changes to this Site;
  • To send you notices (for example, in the form of e-mails, mailings, and the like) regarding products or services you are receiving;
  • For any other purposes disclosed at the time the information is collected or to which you consent; and
  • As otherwise specifically described in this Privacy Notice.

We may also use your information to improve our Site, and may use cookies and other information to enable us to customize your user experience. We may disclose aggregate data regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Site, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user. For example, we may disclose aggregate data such as the number of unique users who visit the Service, the demographic breakdown of our registered members.

We may from time to time share personally identifying information and other information with other companies who may provide you information about the products and services they offer. However, to the extent required by law, you will be given the opportunity to opt-out of such sharing.

If we or all or substantially all of our assets are acquired, we expect that the information that we have collected, including personally identifying information, would be transferred along with our other business assets.

We may disclose user information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities, at our discretion, or otherwise as required by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas. We also may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that someone is or may be causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of this Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.


Your Personal Profile

Once you become a Registered User, you will be given the opportunity to create a personal profile. During such process, you will be asked for to provide some Personal Information to complete your personal profile. Any Personal Information that you provide to us will be made available to other users of the Site. You may choose to allow other Registered Users to contact you via our integrated messaging system instead of providing them with your email address or other contact information.


How We Protect Your Information

We take commercially reasonable steps to protect the Personal Information and the Usage Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet. In particular, e-mail may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.


Accessing and Modifying Account Information

You may update the information that is stored in your user account in by visiting http://www.carponents.com/ or by e-mailing us at accounts@carponents.com.


Your Choices

If you wish to stop receiving promotional e-mails, you may do so by visiting http://www.carponents.com or by e-mailing accounts@carponents.com. You may also choose to unsubscribe from our emails by following the instructions in the bottom of the email.

Once you become a Registered User, you will have the opportunity to review, update or delete the registration information you have provided to Carponents at any time. You may do so by clicking on the "Update Account" link in any page and follow the instructions there.

You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to us from our system. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your personally identifiable information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. We promise that promptly after receiving your request, all personally identifiable information stored in databases we actively use and other readily searchable media will be updated, corrected, changed or deleted, as appropriate, as soon as reasonably practicable.


Links

This Site contains content, services, advertising and other materials that link to web sites operated by third parties. For example, you may be given the opportunity to purchase (or to obtain more information regarding) certain content, products or services that are sold by parties other than us. We will attempt to make it clear to you when you are dealing with a third party by opening a new browser or otherwise notifying you that you are leaving the Site. For example, if you see a phrase such as "powered by" or "brought to you by" followed by the name of a person or company other than Carponents, then you are likely on, or about to enter, a web site hosted or operated by a person or company other than us. The operators of such third party web sites may request that you submit certain information to them in order to purchase their products or services or to obtain additional information from them. We have no control over those other web sites, and this Privacy Notice does not apply to them.


Children

We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13 through the Services. If you are under 13, please do not give us any Personal Information. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Notice by instructing their children to never provide Personal Information through the Services without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to us, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.


Changes to This Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice is effective as of the date stated at the top of this Privacy Notice. We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time, and will post any changes on the Site as soon as they go into effect. By accessing the Site or using the Services after we make any such changes to this Privacy Notice, you are deemed to have accepted such changes. Please refer back to this Privacy Notice on a regular basis.


How to Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Notice, please e-mail us at privacy@carponents.com, "PRIVACY NOTICE" in the subject line.