DEALERSHIP PRIVACY POLICY

CarBuckets Dealership Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how CarBuckets.com LLC ("CarBuckets", "we", or " us") collects, uses, stores, shares and protects your information in connection with the CarBuckets website located at www.carbuckets.com (the "Site"), and the service provided through the Site that allows vehicle dealerships to offer consumers group buying opportunities in connection with the purchase of vehicles (collectively, the "Service"). This Privacy Policy applies when you access, visit or use the Service. This Privacy Policy is part of, and is governed by, the terms and conditions set forth in the CarBuckets Dealership Terms of Use located at www.carbuckets.com/legal/dealer/termsofuse.

By creating a CarBuckets account, or by otherwise accessing, visiting or using the Service, you expressly consent to our collection, use, disclosure and retention of your information as described in this Privacy Policy and in the CarBuckets Dealership Terms of Use.

You agree that you will review this Privacy Policy prior to bidding on any CarBucket and that your bidding, participation, and continued use of the Site will constitute acceptance of this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time.

  1. Information Collected by CarBuckets.

If you do not provide us with the information that we request, we may not be able to provide you with the products and services offered through the Service.

    1. Information That We Automatically Collect Through the Service . We may automatically collect information from you using "cookies" or "web beacons". Cookies are small amounts of data that are stored within your computer's Internet browser or on your mobile device and that are accessed and recorded by the websites that you visit, as well as by the companies that place advertising on websites, so that they can recognize your device and remember if you have visited a website previously. Web beacons are web page elements that can recognize certain types of information on your computer such as cookies and the time and date of a page viewed.

Information collected by cookies and web beacons may include, without limitation:

  • the pages you visit within the Service;
  • the date and time of your visit to the Service;
  • the websites you visit before or after visiting the Service;
  • the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet;
  • your computer and connection information such as your browser type and version, operating system and platform; and/or
  • whether you open and whether you click on any link contained in an email message that we send you.

We may use data we automatically collect from you (i) to help us recognize you as a previous visitor to the Service, (ii) to serve relevant online advertising to you or to analyze trends and statistics, and (iii) to improve your experience of the Service.

You can set your web browser to reject cookies or to notify you when you are sent a cookie. If you set your browser to limit or remove cookies, some features of the Service may be unavailable or unable to function properly.

  1. Third Parties' Use of Web Beacons and Web Cookies . The Service may include third-party advertising, links to other websites, and other content from third-party businesses. These third-party sites, businesses, and advertisers, or advertising companies working on their behalf, may use web beacons and cookies to measure the effectiveness of their ads, personalize or optimize advertising content and to track users who link from their respective websites to the Service. We do not have access to or control over web beacons or cookies that these third parties may use.

Some third-party advertising companies may provide a mechanism to opt-out of their technology. For more information about the opt-out process, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative website, available at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.

  1. Use of Information by CarBuckets. CarBuckets may use information that we collect about you through the Service to:


  • provide access to the Service and to provide you with requested services and customer support and to process and respond to your inquiries;
  • personalize, customize, measure, and improve our services, content, and advertising and otherwise to enhance your experience of the Service;
  • prevent, detect, and investigate potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce the CarBuckets Dealership Terms of Use;
  • analyze the accuracy, effectiveness, usability, or popularity of the Service;
  • generate and review reports and data about our user base and service usage patterns;
  • compile aggregate data for internal and external business purposes;
  • resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems;
  • contact you with information, including promotional, marketing and advertising information and recommendations that we believe may be of interest to you;
  • provide you with other services requested by you as described when we collect the information; and
  • as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy or the CarBuckets Terms of Use.
  1. CarBuckets' Disclosure of Information to Third Parties. CarBuckets may disclose your information to the following third parties:
  • Users of the Service : If you are the winning dealership in connection with a CarBuckets' auction, we will provide your dealership name, address, office number, and website address to users of the Service that are part of the applicable CarBucket, as further described in the CarBuckets Dealership Terms of Use, in order for the applicable users to arrange a test drive at your dealership or to otherwise contact you in connection with the applicable vehicles and associated sale discounts you have offered.
  • Our Affiliates : We may share some or all of your information with our parent company, subsidiaries and corporate affiliates, joint venturers, or other companies under common control with us. We will require these entities to comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy with regard to their use of your information.
  • Companies that Acquire Our Business or Assets. If CarBuckets becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, sale of assets, securities offering, bankruptcy, reorganization, dissolution, or other transaction or if the ownership of all or substantially all of our business otherwise changes, CarBuckets may share or transfer your information to a third party or parties in connection with the applicable transaction.
  • Aggregate Information . CarBuckets may share information relating to visitors and users of the Service with affiliated or unaffiliated third parties on an aggregate basis. We note that, while this information will not identify you personally, in some instances these third parties may be able to combine this information with other data they have about you, or that they receive from third parties, in a manner that allows them to identify you personally.
  • Law Enforcement Authorities . To the extent permitted by law, we may share your information with law enforcement, governmental agencies, or authorized third-parties, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity or any other activity that may expose us, you, or any other CarBuckets user to legal liability, or to protect our rights or property, or during emergencies when safety is at risk.
  1. No Spam, Spyware or Spoofing. CarBuckets and our users do not tolerate spam. To report CarBuckets-related spam or spoof emails to us, please forward the email to info@carbuckets.com.
  1. Security. CarBuckets takes reasonable measures to protect the information you provide to CarBuckets or submit through the Service against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification. However, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to CarBuckets or submit through the Service and you do so at your own risk. No internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error-free. Email sent to or through the Service may not be secure. You should use caution whenever submitting information online and take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email.
  2. Accessing, Changing and Managing Your Information. You may change and update the information you provide through the Service, or change your preferences concerning how we use your information, as follows:
    1. Changing or Updating Your Information . You may make changes to the information you have provided in connection with your CarBuckets account by logging in to your account and changing the applicable information. If you choose to terminate your account, you may also request that we delete your information by contacting us at Dealer@carbuckets.com. Following receipt of a request from you, we will take reasonable steps to update, correct or delete your information.
    2. Email Communications You can make changes regarding receiving email commercial communications from us within your CarBuckets account. However, the ability to make changes regarding receiving transactional or relationship email communications sent to facilitate your participation in any particular CarBucket or to update you about your ongoing relationship us will be limited. You can also choose not to receive email communications from us by following the "unsubscribe" instructions in any email communication you receive from us.
  1. Third Parties. The Service may contain links to websites that are not owned or operated by CarBuckets. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites. If you visit these websites or provide any information directly to parties other than CarBuckets (even if those websites display the CarBuckets brand), different policies may apply to the collection and use of your information. We encourage you to investigate and ask questions before accessing third party websites or disclosing information to third parties.
  2. No Use by Children. The Service is not intended for use by children under the age of thirteen (13). We will never knowingly collect information directly from children under the age of thirteen (13) without verifiable parental consent. If you are under the age of thirteen (13), please do not provide us with information of any kind whatsoever. If we become aware that a user is under the age of thirteen (13) and has submitted information to the Service without verifiable parental consent, we will remove his or her information from our files. We understand that children may not fully understand all of the provisions of this Privacy Policy or make informed decisions about the choices that are made available to adult users of the Service. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and to be familiar with the websites they visit.
  3. Use of Information Outside of Your Country of Residence. The Service is directed to users located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States and choose to use the Service or provide your information to us, you should be aware that we may transfer your information to the United States and process it there. The privacy laws in the United States may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to such transfer.
  4. Retention of Personal Information. We will retain Personal Information while your account with us is active, and from closed or inactive accounts to the extent and as long as it is necessary and relevant for our operations and to comply with law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce the CarBuckets Dealership Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.
  5. How to Contact Us. Please also feel free to contact us at legal@carbuckets.com if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy.