Last Updated: April 26, 2011
Thank you for visiting the Getcarvalues.com website. Your privacy and the integrity of any information you provide are important to us at Getcarvalues.com ™, and Burton Ventures, the owner and operator of this website.
This website is connected by “hyperlinks” to other third party sites. We are not responsible in any way for the privacy practices on other third party sites and suggest that you review the privacy policies on those linked sites before using them.
What is Personal Information?
Personal information is any piece of information about an identifiable individual. Personal information does include the name, title, business address, or business telephone number of an employee of an organization (“Personal Information”).
The terms “we”, “us” and “our” means Getcarvalues.com and its owner as designated herein. “You” and “your” means the individual who is a customer (by virtue of viewing our materials or using our online services), employee or independent contractor of the company who owns and operates this web site.
What Information is Collected?
We collect three kinds of information from our website:
- your voluntarily provided Personal Information;
- anonymous information about your visit; and,
- “cookie” based information to help us track which pages on our websites you’re most interested in.
1. Your Personal Information:
During normal website usage, you can visit our site without communicating any personal information. However, to make use of certain features on our site, such as purchasing products, services, advertisements, promotions, personalized services, paid subscriptions or newsletters, users may be asked to register with us.
As part of this voluntary registration, we may request contact information (such as name, mailing address, email address, etc.) and other data required for operating these services. We may only collect personal information from you if you voluntarily provide it. By voluntarily providing this personal information to us, by sending us a comment, suggestion or feedback, by entering posting a blog, testimonial, or by entering a contest or promotion that is posted on our site, you will be consenting to the collection, use and distribution of your personal information by us for the purposes set out herein. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information to browse the public areas of our website, and you may access and enjoy many parts of our website without providing us any personal information.
Among other things, the following is a representative list of reasons we may ask for your personal information:
- To run promotions;
- To respond to your questions or the comments that you email to us;
- To provide you with newsletters or other subscription information;
- To distribute to sponsors and advertisers who run the promotions and/or for purposes of marketing by our sponsors and advertisers;
- To run blogs, discussion groups and bulletin boards;
- To gather aggregate information on website use and to provide services to the public of a general or specific nature, paid or unpaid.
2. Anonymous Information About Your Visit:
When you visit our site, information about your visit (e.g. how you navigate the site) may be collected and stored. This information may include the length of your visit, the date and time of your visit, the pages you look at and the sites you visit before and after leaving our site. It does not include personally identifiable information such as your name, mailing or email address or telephone number. We use this non-identifiable and aggregate information to better design our website. We also may share this information with our affiliates, suppliers, sponsors and advertisers. We collect the following non-identifiable information when you visit our website:
- Your IP address
- Your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
- Your Web Browser
3. “Cookie”-Based Information:
To tailor our site to the needs and interests of our visitors, we keep track of the pages visited by our users by placing a small entry-in text file, called a “cookie”, on your hard drive. A cookie is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. Cookies do not reveal personal information. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself such as passwords, purchases and preferences. Cookies cannot read data from your hard drive.
You may visit the site with your cookies turned off. However, you may not be able to access some of the areas of our site, which require cookies for customization and personalization.
Children, persons under the legal age of 18, should always get permission from their parents or legal guardians before sending information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet. We will not knowingly encourage any minor to register with our site or to access those features which require registration. If a child has provided us with personal information, we ask that any concerned parent or guardian of the child contact us.
As a function of our fulfilling certain legal requirements, we may disclose Personal Information without consent.
When you register at Getcarvalues.com, we agree to protect the privacy of that information in compliance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. Since January 1, 2004, this Act requires every organization to obtain the consent of individuals before collecting, using or disclosing personal information in the course of commercial activity.
We will retain Personal Information only as long as is required for the purposes we describe and as is required under law. Once Personal Information is no longer required (or if you have opted-out or withdrawn your consent), it is our practice that it is destroyed, deleted or made anonymous.
All decisions we make involving Personal Information are based on accurate, complete and up-to-date information. We rely on you, however, to disclose all material information and to inform us of any relevant changes or corrections as they may relate to you. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible, and we will make the appropriate reasonable corrections or amendments, upon receipt of appropriate evidence.
We will protect Personal Information with appropriate safeguards and security measures. We utilize a combination of physical, administrative and electronic measures to ensure Personal Information is adequately protected on a day-to-day basis, for storage and disposal.
If you send us an email message that includes Personal Information, we will use that information to respond to your inquiry. Please note that email is not necessarily secure against interception. If you have any questions or concerns, they can be sent via our website Contact page.