This website (the "Site") is operated by “Long Island Exchange” Long Island Media Inc. ("Connecticut Used Cars"). This Privacy Statement (the "Statement") describes Connecticut Used Cars's collection, use and disclosure of information practices in connection with the Site. This Statement applies to the Site, located at www.connecticutusedcars.com, as well as to any versions of the Site that Connecticut Used Cars operates, including versions or pages that Connecticut Used Cars co-brands or private labels with its news and digitial affiliates, third-party distribution partners and other partners (collectively, "Affiliates"). For example, you may have arrived at a co-branded version of the Site from an Affiliate's website, in which case, that Affiliate will be clearly identified at the top of the home page of this Site. In this Statement, Connecticut Used Cars refers to those versions of the Site as "Affiliate Versions." Please be aware that Connecticut Used Cars may share any information you submit through this Site with Affiliates, as described below. During your visit to any Affiliate Version, the Affiliate may independently collect other information from you.
For purposes of clarification, this Statement also describes Connecticut Used Cars's collection, use, and disclosure practices with respect to any personally identifiable information and Usage Data (as defined below) that is provided to Connecticut Used Cars by any of its third-party distribution partners that display Connecticut Used Cars vehicle listings.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
You are not required to provide any personally identifiable information to visit the Site. Connecticut Used Cars automatically collects Usage Data (as described below) and may collect ZIP codes and other information in connection with your use of the Site (e.g., the type of car you are looking for). Connecticut Used Cars collects personally identifiable information only when you make it available through your use of the Site. You may be required to provide personally identifiable information to use certain services on this Site, including, but not limited to, the "Email the Dealer/Seller" feature and to purchase and create a "Sell It Yourself" online classified listing ("Seller Ad") and account ("Private Seller Account"). In addition, you may submit personally identifiable information through the Site in other ways, including: (a) participating in online surveys, promotions, contests and sweepstakes; (b) subscribing to newsletters, editorial content, or promotional content sent via email, (c) using the Site's "Feedback" and "More Information" forms; and (d) in connection with other products, services, features, or requests made available through the Site. We also publish toll-free phone numbers for many of the dealerships that list vehicles for sale on the Site. If you dial one of these phone numbers, Connecticut Used Cars or a service provider operating on Connecticut Used Cars's behalf may record the date, time and length of your call and the phone number from which the call originated, along with other information that may be captured. Any Usage Data (as defined in the next section) and/or personally identifiable information resulting from such calls may be used as described in this Statement. The types of personally identifiable information that you provide will depend on the nature of the submission, but could include your name, address, phone number, and email address. In the event that you purchase a Seller Ad or Affiliate, the Affiliate is required to share your name, phone number and email address with Connecticut Used Cars in order to allow Connecticut Used Cars to process and maintain your ad.
Passive Information Collection
The Site automatically collects information and may also customize your visit through technical means, including the following:
Cookies allow Connecticut Used Cars to recognize you when you visit the Site, to personalize your experience and generally to serve you better. For example, if you enter your name, address or ZIP code on one of the Site's forms, it may be stored in a cookie so you do not have to enter it again on other forms on the Site. Cookies and web beacons can tell us what advertising you have seen on the Site, which allows Connecticut Used Cars to offer you a more diverse selection of advertising information and may also be used together to measure the effectiveness of Connecticut Used Cars advertising campaigns. Cookies, web beacons and IP addresses are also used to compile data regarding Site usage (e.g., what website you came from, what pages of the Site you visit, how long you were on the Site, what type of browser you are using, what website you went to). Web beacons may also be included in emails sent by Connecticut Used Cars to determine when and if such emails are opened or forwarded. You can disable cookies or otherwise manage them through tools provided with your browser software and with third-party software packages. If you turn off cookies, many of the Site's features will not work as well or at all. Anonymous information regarding use of our Site and services that is collected and/or aggregated by or on behalf of Connecticut Used Cars through the use of such technical means or otherwise is referred to in this Statement as "Usage Data."
Personally Identifiable Information. Personally identifiable information collected by Connecticut Used Cars through your use of the Site may be stored on servers or in a cookie on your computer and may be used by Connecticut Used Cars for any of the following purposes:
Usage Data: Usage Data is used by Connecticut Used Cars for administrative, analytical, research, optimization and other purposes. For example, Connecticut Used Cars may use statistical analyses of Usage Data in order to measure interest in the various areas of the Site, for development purposes and to inform advertisers and partners in aggregate and anonymous terms about consumers who click on their advertising or other messages. IP addresses are also used for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes.
With respect to promotional materials and newsletters that Connecticut Used Cars may send from time to time, Connecticut Used Cars will not continue to send you such communications if you ask us not to, as described below in the Section entitled "Accessing, Changing or Deactivating Information Collected by Connecticut Used Cars." However, you agree that Connecticut Used Cars may send to you, and you cannot opt out of, communications of a transactional or relationship nature, including, but not limited to, communications regarding fraudulent or illegal activity, the status of your Private Seller Account, changes to this Statement or the Connecticut Used Cars Terms of Service, as well as communications to confirm, fulfill and follow up on your Private Seller Account registration or a request submitted through the Site.
Connecticut Used Cars may share personally identifiable information that you provide with third parties in the following cases:
Please note that the messages that Connecticut Used Cars sends to you to confirm, fulfill or follow up on a request may incidentally include promotional material or other content from Connecticut Used Cars or its partners. In the case of these messages, Connecticut Used Cars is not sharing your personally identifiable information with those third parties. Connecticut Used Cars reserves the right to share Usage Data with any third party for any reason.
Your personally identifiable information is one of our most valuable assets. We take steps to keep it physically secure in our data centers and it is accessible only to authorized personnel as needed to perform operations governed by this policy. In addition, Connecticut Used Cars uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption, the industry standard for protecting privacy in web transactions. Please keep in mind that despite these measures, Connecticut Used Cars cannot guarantee or warrant 100 percent security of its servers and databases. Moreover, Connecticut Used Cars cannot guarantee that personally identifiable information that you submit through the Site will not be intercepted or otherwise disclosed.
Connecticut Used Cars believes that it is especially important to protect children's privacy online. Connecticut Used Cars does not knowingly collect or use any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 and Connecticut Used Cars does not knowingly provide any personally identifiable information, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever from visitors younger than 13 years old. No information should be submitted to or posted at Connecticut Used Cars by visitors younger than 13 years old.
This Site contains links to other sites. While Connecticut Used Cars encourages our business partners to adopt privacy policies that build users' trust and confidence in the internet, Connecticut Used Cars is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of websites linked to the Site or any third-party products or services offered through the Site.
Collection of Information by Third Parties.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at (631) 592-4425.
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