What Information does CarBuckets collect about me?
When you interact with our Site, and/or Services, we collect Information that, alone or in combination with other data, could be used to identify you (“Personal Data”). Some of the Information we collect is stored in a manner that cannot be linked back to you (“Non-Personal Data”).
Information you provide us when you create an account:
When you sign up for or use our Service, you voluntarily give us certain Personal Data, including:
We automatically collect “User Content” as you use the Site or the Service. This consists of all text, documents, or other content or information uploaded, entered, or otherwise transmitted by you in connection with your use of the Services.
Automatically collected Information:
Certain data about the devices you use to connect with CarBuckets and your use of the Site, and/or Services are automatically logged in our systems, including:
How does CarBuckets use my Information?
We use, process, and store your Information as necessary to perform our contract with you and for our legitimate business interests, including:
Does CarBuckets review User Content?
Information access and disclosure
Does CarBuckets share my Information?
We only disclose Personal Data to third parties when:
We may disclose Non-Personal Data publicly and to third parties – for example, in public reports about vehicle purchases, to partners under agreement with us, or as part of progress reports we may provide to users.
CarBuckets does not share your Personal Data with third parties for the purpose of enabling them to deliver their advertisements to you.
Does CarBuckets sell or rent my Personal Data?
CarBuckets will only share your Personal Data with the Winning Dealership that provided the lowest group price for your CarBucket. CarBuckets will not share your Personal Data with any other third-parties or with Dealers that did not submit the Winning Bid and does not otherwise sell or rent your Personal Data.
How do third-party apps and plugins work?
Some third-party applications and services that work with us may ask for permission to access your Information. Those applications will provide you with notice and request your consent in order to obtain such access or information. Please consider your selection of such applications and services, and your permissions, carefully.
Some third parties’ embedded content or plugins on our Site and/or such as Facebook “Like” buttons, may allow their operators to learn that you have visited the Site, and they may combine this knowledge with other data they have collected about your visits to other websites or online services that can identify you.
Data collected by third parties through these apps and plugins is subject to each parties’ own policies. We encourage you to read those policies and understand how other companies use your data.
Will CarBuckets send me emails or text messages?
Does CarBuckets ever make any of my Personal Data or User Content public?
No, we do not share Personal Data or User Content except in the limited circumstances described in the “Does CarBuckets share my Information?” section of the Policy. We only sell your data to the dealership that provided the lowest group price for your car.
Does CarBuckets collect information from children?
CarBuckets does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we determine we have collected personal information from a child younger than 13 years of age, we will take reasonable measures to remove that information from our systems. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal information through the Site, Service, and/or Software. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce this Policy by instructing their children never to provide personal information through the Site or Service without their permission.
Data storage, transfer, retention, and deletion
Where is my Information stored?
Information submitted to CarBuckets will be transferred to, processed, and stored in the United States. When you use the Software on your computing device, User Content you save will be stored locally on that device and synced with our servers. If you post or transfer any Information to or through our Site and/or Services, you are agreeing to such Information, including Personal Data and User Content, being hosted and accessed in the United States.
How secure is my Information?
CarBuckets is committed to protecting the security of your Information and takes reasonable precautions to protect it. However, Internet data transmissions, whether wired or wireless, cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and as a result, we cannot ensure the security of Information you transmit to us, including Personal Data and User Content; accordingly, you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk.
We use industry-standard encryption to protect your data in transit. This is commonly referred to as transport layer security (“TLS”) or secure socket layer (“SSL”) technology.
Once we receive your data, we protect it on our servers using a combination of technical, physical, and logical security safeguards. The security of the data stored locally in any of our Software installed on your computing device requires that you make use of the security features of your device. We recommend that you take the appropriate steps to secure all computing devices that you use in connection with our Site and Services.
If CarBuckets learns of a security system breach, we may attempt to notify you and provide information on protective steps, if available, through the email address that you have provided to us or by posting a notice on the Site. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive such notices in writing.
How can I delete my Personal Data from CarBuckets?
You can delete your User Account or Dealership Account from the Site by providing us Seventy Two (72) hours advanced notice by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject to the terms of any other applicable agreements in place with CarBuckets, such as CarBucket’s Dealership Agreement.
How long is Personal Data retained?
You can delete your User Account or Dealership Account as described above. However, we may keep some of your Personal Data for as long as reasonably necessary for our legitimate business interests, including fraud detection and prevention and to comply with our legal obligations including tax, legal reporting, and auditing obligations.
What happens if CarBuckets closes my account?
For EEA users
If you are an EEA user, you are not currently authorized to use our Site or the Service.
As CarBuckets evolves, we may need to update this Policy to keep pace with changes in our Site and Services, our business, and laws applicable to us and you. We will, however, always maintain our commitment to respect your privacy. We will notify you of any material changes that impact your rights under this Policy by email (to your most recently provided email address) or post any other revisions to this Policy, along with their effective date, in an easy-to-find area of the Site, so we recommend that you periodically check back here to stay informed of any changes. Please note that your continued use of the Site after any change means that you agree with, and consent to be bound by, the new Policy. If you disagree with any changes in this Policy and do not wish your information to be subject to it, you will need to delete your CarBuckets account.
Last Updated: February 8, 2019