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PRIVACY STATEMENT

 

This Privacy Statement (the "Statement") describes Highlinesale.com's collection, use and disclosure of information practices in connection with Highlinesale.com (the "Site") including the sales, listing and auction functions. Please be aware that Highlinesale.com ("HLS") may share any information you submit through this Site with prospective buyers, sellers, dealers, and third party service providers and vendors. This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected online through the Site and does not describe the ways in which HLS may collect or use information obtained through any means other than the Site.  Please read this Privacy Statement carefully so that you understand what information we collect through our Site and what we do with that information. If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at info@highlinesale.com.

 

Information Collected The information HLS collects is typically one of two types: (1) information supplied by visitors to the Site when they list a car for sale or auction or inquire about vehicles on the Site, and (2) information HLS collects as visitors use our Site. Third-party providers involved in the operation and assessment of the Site or accessed through links on the Site, may also collect information about visitors. Their collection and use of this information will be subject to their privacy policies.

 

If you find a listing that interests you and elect to send the seller an email or other communication or indication of interest through use of our Site, we will share with the seller which may be an individual or dealership, the contact and certain other information you supply to us. Some dealerships that list vehicles for sale on our Site use third-party service providers to manage their "leads" (that is, the inquiries they receive from consumers who are interested in the vehicles they've listed for sale). If a dealership has designated a provider of lead management services, we may also share with that provider any information you provide. If you do not wish to share your email address or other contact information with sellers who advertise on our Site, lead management service providers, and vehicle manufacturers, you should not enter such information on our Site.

 

Many of the dealership listings that appear on our Site include toll-free telephone numbers that can be used to contact the dealership that is selling the advertised vehicle. If you call a dealership using one of these toll-free numbers, we (or a service provider acting on our behalf) may provide the dealership with the date, time, and duration of your call, as well as the number from which your call originated and an audio recording of your call.

 

When you list a car for sale, you provide information on the car and on how you can be contacted by potential buyers (including information like your phone number and email address). We also ask for your credit card number and the expiration date on your card to pay the listing fee. We use this information to create your ad and to process your payment (please see the section on "Use and Disclosure of Information" below for more information about how we use and secure credit card information). We may also use information you submit to us in connection with your purchase of that listing, including your name and location, on third-party Site and mobile applications where we may distribute or promote your listing.

 

In addition to the above, we may collect information, and/or use the information we collect, in the following specific ways:

 

Searches and Listings To make use of certain features on our Site, visitors need to provide limited information about themselves and their interests so that we can tailor the information we provide to their needs. For example, to help you find the car you want close to your location, we need to know what kind of car you are looking for and your zip code. We ask you to provide this information when you perform a search. We use this information to help you find the car you are looking for or as otherwise described in this Privacy Statement.

 

Email Addresses HLS may use your email address to respond to requests you make for our Site products or services or to respond to your communications with us. We may also contact you to inquire about your experience on our Site, to provide you with information about our products and services available from us or from our affiliates or to communicate to you information related to the automotive industry. On occasion, HLS may also send you emails that include special promotions and other commercial offers that we think may be of interest to you. We hope you will find these communications informative and useful. If you do not, you can unsubscribe from any of our commercial email programs by following the simple instructions included in an email you receive in connection with that program.

 

Data Collection Technologies To assist HLS in maintaining and improving the services offered by the Site, HLS keeps track of visitor interactions with our Site through the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files stored on your browser when you use Site and applications. The "Help" function on most web browsers contains information on how to set your browser to notify you before accepting a cookie or to disable cookies entirely. However, if you do not accept cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of some features on our Site that are available to other visitors. Cookies may improve the user experience on the Site by making it more responsive to the needs of users, and to make it easier for HLS to recognize you when you return to the Site. HLS also uses cookies to analyze Site performance and to measure advertising performance.

 

To help HLS (and in some cases Site advertisers and third-party providers) keep track of how many users are accessing particular pages or listings within the Site, and to track how users respond to ads we place on third-party Site, HLS may place a small file, called a web beacon, on some of the Site pages and on some of the listings and ads. HLS may also place a web beacon in the emails sent to you. When you open one of these emails or click on links within these emails, we track this click-through data to help us determine your interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our communications to you. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not open these emails or click text or graphic links in the emails.

 

Information about Your Computer or Device Our web server (and/or any web server operated by our service provider(s) on our behalf) automatically collects and may store limited information about your computer configuration when you visit our Site, including the type of browser software you use, the operating system you are running, the resolution of your computer monitor, and your IP address. Your IP address is a numerical address that is used by computers connected to the Internet to identify your computer so that data (such as the web pages you want to view) can be transmitted to you. We also use IP address information for systems administration (including fraud detection and prevention) and troubleshooting purposes. We may also collect information about the Site you were visiting before you came to our Site and the Site you visit after you leave our Site.

 

Cookies, beacons, information collected about your computer or device, and other data collection technologies ("Data Technologies") may be used individually or in combination in order to provide and/or administer services, to help HLS understand user behavior, to monitor Site performance, optimize ads and measure advertising performance.

 

Site Analytics HLS may collect, or have a third party collect on its behalf, data on how visitors use and navigate through the Site, such as the number of users who visit various pages within the Site, what they click on, whether they scroll up or down on particular pages, fill out forms, etc. We use this information to improve the Site and learn about users, and may disclose it to HLS affiliates or to third parties.

 

Advertising HLS may have relationships with certain third-party advertising networks, Advertisers, and advertising services ("Advertising Services") that collect data, target and serve some of the advertisements, promotions, or other marketing messages you see on the Site. Such Advertising Services may use Data Technologies from third party companies to collect data from your activities on the Site using processes that HLS does not control. These technologies may be used to track user behavior, how our products and services are offered, conduct consumer research and possibly to serve you relevant ads and content. These companies may also obtain information, including personally identifiable information, from services you use. Their collection and use of this data is subject to their own privacy policies.

 

Credit Cards Any credit card information you may provide to us is secured during transmission over the Internet using industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption (See "Security," below.) We use your credit card information only to bill you for the products and services you order from us and to help detect and prevent fraud. We do not share your credit card information with anyone, except as may be necessary to process your transactions, detect and/or prevent fraud, or comply with law.

 

Email a PageThe Site may offer you the ability to email certain pages of the Site to a friend or other third party. If you choose to use the "Email a Page" functionality, your name, email address and any message you are allowed to include will be visible to the recipient of the email. The "Email a Page" functionality is for informational purposes only and may not be used for any unlawful purpose, including any harassment or threats. Information collected by HLS through the "Email a Page" functionality shall be used in accordance with this Statement.

 

LINKS AND FEATURES OFFERED

To make our Site more valuable to our visitors, we may feature some products and services that come from other providers.   HLS may share with these third parties such information as is necessary for them to provide the products or services. When the Site includes links to other sites, and provides access to products and services offered by third parties, these HLS privacy policies do not apply. When you access another site or purchase products or services or conduct other transactions through our Site, use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the other site you are visiting or the provider of such products or services. When you provide information in the course of obtaining products or services through the Site, use of any information you provide may be governed by the privacy policy of the provider of those products or services. The provider's privacy policy may differ from this privacy policy.

 

OTHER DISCLOSURES

HLS may release or use information about our Site visitors when release is appropriate to comply with laws; to respond to legal process or to a valid law enforcement request; to enforce our Terms of Use; or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our Site, our customers, the public or HLS. As our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that HLS, one of its business units, or substantially all of its assets is acquired by another company, information on our visitors would be among the transferred assets.

If you choose to unsubscribe in response to an email message that we send on behalf of an advertiser, we will share your email address and opt-out instructions with the advertiser. Similarly, if we ask a third-party company to send its customers email offers on our behalf, we will share with that company (or its agent) a list of email addresses collected from Site visitors who have opted out of our email program.

 

We may allow others to search some of our databases (our listings database, for example) and to analyze the data they find there or aggregate it with other data, either for their business purposes, or ours. Though some of the information in our databases may be personally identifying (such as the contact information included in a vehicle listing), we will only allow searches of the portions of our database that contain information that is otherwise publicly available on our Site.

When we use other companies to help us operate or improve our Site, HLS may provide them with information about our visitors that is necessary for them to perform their services.

 

SECURITY

HLS, Inc. takes commercially reasonable steps to ensure information we gather on our Site is stored in a secure manner. Any credit card information you may provide us is secured for transmission over the Internet using industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. While HLS works hard to protect your privacy, no physical or electronic security system is impenetrable, or invulnerable to attack, including your own, and the ones used to transmit your data to us. Please keep in mind that despite these measures, HLS cannot guarantee or warrant 100 percent security of its servers and databases. Moreover, HLS cannot guarantee that personally identifiable information that you submit through the Site will not be intercepted or otherwise disclosed. We cannot and do not guarantee that our systems, or your information, will be secure. Any information you include in an actual vehicle listing is publicly available on the Site and viewable by anyone with Internet access.

 

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

If you reside outside the United States, please be aware that our databases are stored on servers and storage devices located in the United States. Your information (including personal data) may be transferred to the United States for processing and storage, and the United States, and the localities within the United States where our databases are located, may not guarantee the same level of protection for personal data as the locality or country in which you reside. By using the Site, you expressly agree to the collection, use, disclosure, and transfer of your information (including personal data) for the purposes identified herein, and you consent to the transfer of such information outside of your country.

 

PROTECTING THE PRIVACY OF CHILDREN

The Site is not directed at or intended for children under 13 and we will not knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide us any personally identifying information; if you are under 13, please do not provide any information about yourself on this Site.

 

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT

If this Privacy Statement is revised, a revised Privacy Statement will be posted with an updated date. Your continued use of this Site following the effective date of any such amendment shall be deemed to constitute your agreement to the terms of this Privacy Statement as amended. By visiting HLS, you agree that your visit, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Statement and our Terms of Service.

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please email us at info@highlinesale.com