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AutoBidMaster, LLC Privacy Policy

Last updated on: March 30, 2016

Welcome! Thanks for using AutoBidMaster. By using AutoBidMaster’s website, products, and services (collectively “Services”), you accept and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, so please read and review the terms below.

1. Introduction

AutoBidMaster, LLC (“AutoBidMaster”) takes your privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy covers how AutoBidMaster collects, uses, discloses, retains, and protects your personal information. If you object to anything in this Privacy Policy, or otherwise do not understand or agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy, do not use AutoBidMaster’s Services. By using AutoBidMaster’s Services, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. You may print a copy of this Privacy Policy by using the print button or feature in your browser. AutoBidMaster suggests retaining a copy for future reference.

AutoBidMaster may change this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice to you. You agree that AutoBidMaster may provide you with notice of such changes in any of the following ways: by requiring you to acknowledge and accept the revised version at your next login, via email from AutoBidMaster, and/or by posting a change notice on AutoBidMaster’s Website for a reasonably limited time. It is your responsibility to review any changes to this Privacy Policy. If you object to any of the changes to this Privacy Policy, or otherwise do not understand or agree to any of the changes to this Privacy Policy, do not use AutoBidMaster’s Services. By continuing to access or use AutoBidMaster’s Services following notice of any change to this Privacy Policy, you agree to and are bound by this Privacy Policy as changed.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is part of the AutoBidMaster Terms of Service. Any terms not specifically defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Terms of Use. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, “AutoBidMaster” means and includes AutoBidMaster and its affiliates, subsidiaries, investors, owners, members, shareholders, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, and assigns.

2. Information Collection and Use

2.1. Generally

This Privacy Policy covers how AutoBidMaster collects, uses, discloses, retains, and protects your personal information. AutoBidMaster collects personal information from you and the devices (including mobile devices) you use to access AutoBidMaster’s Services. Categories of personal information that AutoBidMaster collects includes without limitation: (a) identifying information such as your name, address, email address, phone number, and driver’s license; (b) bidding, buying, selling, and other transaction information; (c) financial information such as credit card or bank account numbers; (d) other information you provide to AutoBidMaster through your use of AutoBidMaster’s Services; and (e) other information AutoBidMaster is required or authorized by applicable law to collect to identify you or verify other information collected.

AutoBidMaster collects your personal information to (a) provide you with access to and use of AutoBidMaster’s Services, (b) operate, improve, and personalize AutoBidMaster’s Services, (c) contact you regarding your use of the Services, (d) provide you with customer service and support, (e) customize AutoBidMaster’s advertising and marketing, and (f) to detect, prevent, and mitigate fraudulent or illegal activities.

2.2. Tracking Technologies and Cookies

As is true of most websites, AutoBidMaster automatically collects certain personal information from you and your devices (including mobile devices) and stores it in log files. Categories of personal information that AutoBidMaster collects in this manner include without limitation: (a) internet protocol (IP) addresses, (b) browser type, (c) internet service provider (ISP), (d) referring/exit pages, (e) operating system, (f) date/time stamp, and (g) clickstream data. AutoBidMaster uses this personal information and technologies such as beacons, tags and scripts to analyze trends, to administer AutoBidMaster’s Services, to track your movements around the Website, and to gather demographic information about AutoBidMaster’s member base as a whole.

AutoBidMaster may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal information, but it will enable AutoBidMaster to relate your use of AutoBidMaster’s Website to personal information that you have specifically, voluntarily, and knowingly provided to AutoBidMaster. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information that you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read other cookie files created by other websites. AutoBidMaster may use cookies to track your traffic patterns (as described above). In addition, AutoBidMaster uses encrypted cookies to authenticate your identify on each page after you log on to the Website. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you have set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. Some of AutoBidMaster’s Services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

The use of cookies by third-parties is not covered by this Privacy Policy. AutoBidMaster does not have access or control over these third-party cookies. These third-parties use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate AutoBidMaster’s Website.

Our third-party partners employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), images, tags, and scripts that help them better manage content on AutoBidMaster’s Website. AutoBidMaster ties the information gathered by these third-party partners to your personal information.

2.3. Google AdSense

AutoBidMaster may use Google AdSense to publish ads on the Website. When you view or click on an ad, a cookie will be set to help better provide advertisements that may be of interest to you on AutoBidMaster’s Website and other websites. You may opt-out of the use of this cookie by visiting Google’s Advertising and Privacy page.

2.4. Facebook Connect or Other OpenID Providers

You can register and log in to AutoBidMaster’s Website using third-party sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with AutoBidMaster to pre-populate AutoBidMaster’s registration form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Website to your profile page to share with others within your network.

2.5. Social Media Widgets

AutoBidMaster’s Website may include social media features and other widgets, such as the Facebook “Like” button, the “Share This” button, and other interactive mini-programs that run on AutoBidMaster’s Website. These features may collect your personal information including without limitation your IP address and which page(s) you are visiting on the Website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature(s) to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third-party or hosted directly on the Website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it and not by this Privacy Policy.

2.6. AddThis Bookmark

When you use “AddThis” to bookmark and share AutoBidMaster’s Services or Website, you will be taken to a third-party website. Please note that the third-party’s privacy policy governs the collection and use of the personal information collected on those third-party websites. If you use the AddThis widget to tell your friends about AutoBidMaster’s Services or Website, you will need to provide your friend’s email address. AutoBidMaster has no access to this third-party information.
Please read the AddThis privacy policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

2.7. Links to Other Sites

AutoBidMaster’s Website may contain links to other third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by AutoBidMaster. Please be aware that AutoBidMaster is not responsible for the privacy practices of these third-party websites. AutoBidMaster encourages you to be aware when you leave AutoBidMaster’s Website and to read the privacy policies of each and every third-party website that collects and/or uses your personal information.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure

AutoBidMaster does not share your personal information with third-parties or nonaffiliated entities except in the following circumstances: (a) when AutoBidMaster has your permission or pursuant to your request; (b) to process or facilitate your shipment of any vehicle through AutoBidMaster’s Services; (c) to state, federal, or other regulatory agencies as part of the title or ownership transfer process; (d) in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; (e) to establish or exercise AutoBidMaster’s legal rights or defend against legal claims; (f) upon receipt of a written request from law enforcement; or (g) if AutoBidMaster reasonably believes that doing so is legally required or is in AutoBidMaster’s best interest to protect its legal rights or the legal rights of others.

If AutoBidMaster is acquired by or merges with another company, to the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that AutoBidMaster may transfer your personal information to such company. In this event, AutoBidMaster will notify you by email/or a prominent notice on the Website of any choices you may have regarding your personal information before your personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

4. Data Storage and Retention

AutoBidMaster will retain your personal information as long as it is necessary and relevant to provide you with AutoBidMaster’s Services. Additionally, AutoBidMaster will retain personal information from closed or cancelled member accounts to comply with legal and regulatory obligations, resolve disputes and claims, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, assist with any investigation, and enforce this Privacy Policy and the AutoBidMaster Terms of Use and take any other actions permitted by law.

5. Confidentiality and Security

AutoBidMaster takes your security seriously and takes reasonable steps to protect your personal information. AutoBidMaster uses Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) encryption when transmitting certain kinds of personal information, such as financial and other sensitive information. An icon resembling a padlock is displayed on the bottom of most browser windows during SSL transactions that involve credit cards and other forms of payment. Any time AutoBidMaster asks you for driver’s license number or a credit card number for payment or for verification purposes, it will be SSL encrypted. The personal information you provide will be stored securely on AutoBidMaster’s servers. However, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, AutoBidMaster cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If AutoBidMaster learns of a security systems breach, AutoBidMaster may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using AutoBidMaster’s Services or otherwise providing personal information to AutoBidMaster, you agree that AutoBidMaster can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of AutoBidMaster’s Services. AutoBidMaster may post a notice on the Website if a security breach occurs. AutoBidMaster may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify AutoBidMaster at support@autobidmaster.com.

6. Communications

If you no longer wish to receive AutoBidMaster’s newsletter and other promotional communications, you may opt-out by following the instructions included in each communication. AutoBidMaster reserves the right to send you certain communications relating to AutoBidMaster’s Services, including without limitation notifications, service announcements, and administrative messages. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If an opt-out option is available, you may opt-out by following the instructions included in each communication.

7. Contacting AutoBidMaster

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact AutoBidMaster using the contact information:

AutoBidMaster, LLC
6807 NE 79th Court, Suite B
Portland, OR 97218
support@autobidmaster.com
+1 (503) 298-4300