Your privacy is critically important to us. At Approved Auto we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, process your enquiry, or protect our rights.
Approved Auto. ("Approved Auto") operates several websites and apps including this one. It is Approved Auto’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites and mobile apps. Whilst the term website is used throughout, it applies equally to mobile apps as well.
Like most website operators, Approved Auto collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Approved Auto’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Approved Auto’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Approved Auto may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Approved Auto also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Approved Auto only discloses IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Certain visitors to Approved Auto’s websites choose to interact with Approved Auto in ways that require Approved Auto to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Approved Auto gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, when you make a vehicle inquiry we need to obtain your details in order for you to be contacted relating your inquiry. In each case, Approved Auto collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Approved Auto. Approved Auto does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Approved Auto may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Approved Auto may monitor the most popular vehicles. Approved Auto may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Approved Auto does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Approved Auto discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Approved Auto’s behalf or to provide services available at or through Approved Auto’s websites (e.g the dealer your vehicle inquiry is intended for), and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Approved Auto’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Approved Auto will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Approved Auto discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Approved Auto believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Approved Auto, third parties or the public at large. If you have supplied your email address to Approved Auto, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Approved Auto and our products. Approved Auto takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Approved Auto, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Approved Auto goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Approved Auto may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.