Last Updated: 01/15/2013
This policy covers how NewCars.org treats information which personally identifies you ("personal information") that NewCars.org collects and receives. The personal information we collect may include your name, address, phone number, and email address. Once you provide NewCars.org with personal information, you are not anonymous to us.
Information Collection and Use
When you research NewCars.org vehicle values or vehicle pricing information, NewCars.org does not collect any personal information from you. NewCars.org does, however, collect some non-specific visitor information, such as ZIP Codes and vehicle data used to produce vehicle pricing reports, analyze the usage of the NewCars.org Website, and customize online advertising and promotional offers.
NewCars.org collects personal information when you: request a price quote. We may also receive personal information from you, for example when you: contact us on the "Contact Us" page.
When you visit NewCars.org pages, we may collect certain information about your visit from your browser, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address through which you access the Internet, the date and time you access the NewCars.org Website, the pages that you access while at the NewCars.org Website and the Internet address of the Website from which you linked directly to the NewCars.org Website, and NewCars.org cookie information. NewCars.org aggregates non-specific visitor information for statistical purposes. This information is used to help improve the NewCars.org Website, analyze trends, and administer the site.
NewCars.org uses your personal information for the following general purposes: to fulfill your requests for products and services, to contact you (if we have your permission), to customize the content and advertising you see, and to improve our services. NewCars.org uses aggregate and non-personal information to conduct research and to provide reports for NewCars.org business partners and customers.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
NewCars.org does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
When you elect to receive information from NewCars.org , automobile manufacturers and local dealers and/or from NewCars.org 's valued partners (finance, insurance, etc.), NewCars.org will use and/or share your personal information only as you have elected.
When you request a new car price quote, your personal information (including your contact information) may be forwarded by NewCars.org directly to the dealer or dealers you selected or may be provided by NewCars.org to a trusted business partner that will forward your personal information to the dealer who may then contact you. To learn how individual dealers may use your personal information, please contact them directly. Your personal information may also be forwarded by NewCars.org, the dealer, or a trusted business partner to Experian Information Solutions, Inc., or another trusted data analysis service provider, for the purpose of verifying buyer purchase activity and reporting aggregate vehicle transaction data (excluding your personal information) to NewCars.org, the dealer, and/or a trusted business partner. All information provided on this site is believed to be reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.
We use a technology called AJAX for certain purposes. AJAX allows our system to send and receive data to your browser without requiring you to leave a particular web page. For example, AJAX allows us to load vehicle data and photos with minimal interruption to you. Should you begin the process of requesting a free price quote for a new car, we may use AJAX in part to fulfill your request if all of the information was typed in the form, but the final form was never posted. We do this under the assumption that some type of connection error occurred, and to better serve our customers. If you receive an unwanted price quote, please notify the replying auto network or dealer that you do not want the price quote information.
Please be aware that when you provide personal information to NewCars.org and authorize NewCars.org to share the information with a third party, your personal information becomes the property of NewCars.org and/or the third party. NewCars.org and/or the third party may use your personal information to process your request and provide valuable services. NewCars.org will only share your personal information with trusted third parties under a confidentiality agreement or similar arrangement that restricts the third party from sharing your personal information with others.
If you do not want your information to be used for marketing by NewCars.org and/or a third party, do not agree to such use, or simply "opt out," as appropriate, when you provide your personal information through the NewCars.org Website.
We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We may also transfer personal information about you if NewCars.org is acquired by or merged with another company.
NewCars.org may display targeted advertisements based on your activity on the NewCars.org Website or based on personal information you have provided, but NewCars.org does not provide your personal information to the advertiser in order to display the targeted ads. NewCars.org and third-party advertising companies note some of the pages you visit through the use of pixel tags. NewCars.org and third-party advertising companies (which may include network advertisers) may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. The information collected by third-party advertising companies through the use of these pixel tags is not personally identifiable.
NewCars.org may set and access NewCars.org cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive by a Webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a Webpage, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information (such as your ZIP Code) on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content, eases site navigation, and so on. When you return to the Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the site's features that you customized.
NewCars.org lets other companies, including business partners and companies that show advertisements on some of our pages, set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies. Advertisers or other companies may have access to NewCars.org's cookies.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other Web sites you visit.
NewCars.org uses Web beacons (also known as clear gif technology, or action tags) to access NewCars.org cookies inside and outside our Website and to collect data and allow other companies to collect data. Web beacons may be used to assist in delivering cookies on our site. This technology is a tool we may also use to compile aggregated statistics about the NewCars.org Website usage, such as how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on a page. We may share aggregated site statistics with other companies, and we may allow other companies to place their clear gifs or cookies on our site.
Protection of Children's Personal Information
NewCars.org is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children.