AutoCheck never releases your personal information to any third party.
is an authorized TRUSTe web site
a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program.
TRUSTe is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission
is to build users' trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting
the use of fair information practices. Because this web site wants
to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, it has agreed to
disclose its information practices and have its privacy practices
reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe. By displaying the TRUSTe trustmark,
this web site has agreed to notify you of:
What personally identifiable information of yours or third-party
personally identification is collected from you through the web
The organization collecting the information.
How the information is used.
With whom the information may be shared.
What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and
distribution of the information.
The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the
loss, misuse or alteration of information under AutoCheck
How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
If you have
questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first
contact us by email. If you do not receive acknowledgment of your
inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you
should then contact TRUSTe at http://www.truste.org/users/users_watchdog.html.
TRUSTe will then serve as a liaison with the Web site to resolve
Updated October 14, 2002
At AutoCheck, we
are committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information
we collect to process orders and to provide a more useful and personalized
experience on our site. Please read on for more details about our
- What information
do we collect? How do we use it?
- How does AutoCheck protect customer information?
- What about
- Will AutoCheck disclose the information it collects to outside parties?
- How does AutoCheck allow customers to update or change the information it
- AutoCheck Safe
Teen Drivers Program
- Privacy update
- Contact Information
- Your consent.
do we collect? How do we use it? (back to top)
When you order AutoCheck Vehicle History Reports, we require your name,
mailing address, e-mail address, credit card number, and expiration
date. This information allows us to process your order and deliver
your reports to you.
For each AutoCheck Vehicle
History Report you request, you will also enter
the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). This is the unique 17-character
identification number that is used to search our database for information
about the vehicle's history. Once you enter the VIN of a vehicle,
the AutoCheck Vehicle History Report will appear on screen and an email version of
the same AutoCheck Vehicle History Report will be sent to you via email for your records.
You may be asked
to complete brief surveys while on the AutoCheck
web site. These surveys help us to better understand
how you are using the information, and help us to develop better
products and services for you. These surveys may be administered
by AutoCheck or by a third party.
You may receive
periodic email communications from AutoCheck that include special offers
and promotions related to the used car buying and ownership process.
Should you choose to "opt-out" of receiving these email
communications, you will only receive the email communications that
contain the AutoCheck Vehicle History Reports you order. To unsubscribe to any of our
communications or have any questions about our services or our products,
please click here to contact us.
We also track
user traffic patterns to uncover ways in which we can improve the
site and make it easier to use. We do not track what individual
users read, but rather how many customers look at each page.
How does AutoCheck
protect customer information? (back to top)
When you place an order with AutoCheck, we offer the use of a secure
server. All information you enter is encrypted via a secure sockets
layer (SSL) before it is sent over the Internet to our secure servers.
Furthermore, all of the customer data we collect is protected against
What about Cookies?
(back to top)
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored
by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Cookies enable us
to provide customized and convenient features to you on your initial
and subsequent visits to AutoCheck.com.
Our cookies do NOT contain any personally identifying information.
Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies. Even if you have
and use the AutoCheck .com site.
a reputable third party, such as WebSideStory, to collect and accumulate
other anonymous data that helps us understand and analyze the Internet
experience of our visitors. For example, we accumulate visitor data
relating to referring domains, the type of browsers used, operating
system software (e.g. Windows 95 vs. 98), screen resolutions, color
capabilities, plug-ins, etc. We also record number of visits, paths
taken and time spent on sites and pages. This information may be
stored in a cookie on your computer's hard drive. However, none
of this information is personally identifiable and we only share
this information in the aggregate, reflecting overall Web site or
Internet usage trends.
uses a reputable third party, such as DoubleClick, to serve the
advertisements that you see on the pages of our Web site. To help
deliver advertisements and promotions that you may be more interested
in receiving, a cookie is stored on your computer's hard drive to
track general user preferences. Again, none of this information
is personally identifiable and we only share this information in
the aggregate, reflecting overall Web site or Internet usage trends.
If you would like to know more about the information gathering practices
and "opt-out" procedures of our third party advertising
server, please click here.
disclose the information it collects to outside parties? (back to
AutoCheck does not sell, trade, rent, or otherwise transfer your personal
with state and federal laws. We may share non-personal, non-individual
statistical or demographic information in aggregate form with our
marketing partners, advertisers, or other third parties for research
purposes. We never share information about specific individuals
an outside credit card processing company to bill you for services.
This credit card processing company does not retain, share, store
or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
web site contains links to other web sites. AutoCheck is not responsible
for the privacy practices or the content of these web sites. In
addition, AutoCheck partners with other businesses and organizations
across the Internet. In many cases, you may access AutoCheck through
a link at one of our partner's websites. By entering the AutoCheck website through one of our partner's websites, you signify your
understanding that AutoCheck is not responsible for the privacy practices
or the content of these web sites. Further, its also possible that
by entering through a partner's website and using the AutoCheck website,
you maybe allowing the partner's site to view any information you
How does AutoCheck allow customers to update or change the information it collects?
You may update or change the information pertaining to your account
by contacting AutoCheck, please click here to contact us. To unsubscribe
to any of our communications or have any questions about our services
or our products, please click here.
Teen Drivers Newsletter
To signup for our newsletter, we collect your email address. If
you no longer wish to receive our newsletter or AutoCheck mailings,
you can unsubscribe here.
a Friend Program
If a user elects to use Tell A Friend service for informing a friend
about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. AutoCheck will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting
them to visit the site. The information is used for the sole purpose
of sending this one-time email. AutoCheck does not store this information.
AutoCheck will post notice of material changes to our privacy statement
30 days prior to implementation.
please contact us by visiting our Help Center and submitting a question.
By using this site, you signify your assent to the AutoCheck Privacy
Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this policy, please
do not use our site. Should we change the way in which we use your
personal information, we will get your consent before using your
information in this new way.