Lynnes Nissan City has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firmest commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices.
Information Gathered About You
Our optional mailings (newsletters, service reminders, etc.) require users to give us their email address. The customer’s contact information is used to contact the visitors only when necessary, such as additions of new offers to our site or any major changes of policy or services! Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data to tailor our visitor’s experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.
From time to time we may run contests or sweepstakes on our site in which we ask visitors for contact information (like their email address) and demographic information (like their zip code or area code). The visitor’s contact information is used to determine the winner and ensure compliance with the contest rules.
Sharing of the Information
Your e-mail, phone number, mail address and other personal information/addresses to Lynnes Nissan City will not be shared in any way shape or form with any other company unless you specifically agree to it before hand!
Applications for Credit
In connection with your transaction, Lynnes Nissan City may obtain information about you as described in this notice, which we handle as stated in this notice. This does not apply to information obtained in a non-financial transaction.
- We collect non-public personal information about you from the following sources:
- Information we receive from you on applications or other forms in connection with a financial transaction;
- Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates or others; and,
- Information we receive from consumer reporting agencies.
Information Voluntarily Provided
Any information you provide to us (i.e. name, e-mail address, phone number etc.) when you enroll in one of our Reminder Services, request information, or use any of the other interactive portions of our Web sites, is securely maintained on our Web server and internal systems. This information may be used to provide you with information you’ve requested about our company, our products and our services, or to provide you with special notices. You may opt out of receiving future communications at any time (see Choice/Opt-Out Policy). This data may also be used to tailor your experience on our sites by providing content that is relevant to your interests and geographic region. By providing your phone number, you give us the right to call or text you. Message and data rates may apply and are your sole responsibility.
This site may make free classifieds, chat rooms, forums and message boards available to its users. Users may register separately for these services ( free of charge). During registration the user may be required to supply a username, password, and email address. This information is used only to identify you as a user.
The Lynnes Nissan City site provides users the opportunity to alter their mail content preferences or opt-out of the system completely. Simply following the instructions at the bottom of any mailing will allow users to adjust their preferences accordingly. Please note that it may take a week or more to fully remove you from our system.
Email A Friend
Our website includes a module that allows you to email links to pages you feel may be of interest to one or more of your friends. Whether this is a link to a money saving coupon or some other “must see” page, the email addresses; that of yours and those of your friends are never stored or recorded. The same is true for any comments you may or may not have included. From our perspective, these are private transactions between you and your friends.
Links to Other Sites
This site may contain links to other sites. Lynnes Nissan City is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are very small, completely safe and secure text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (e.g. Safari, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox) then sends these files back to the website or application every time you return so that your user personal settings can be recognised. Cookies are useful, helping website developers and companies to improve your website browsing experience. Some cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. Others are used to monitor and improve our website’s functionality and performance.
We do not sell or share any information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Types of Cookies Used
Anonymous Analytics Cookies: Analytics provide us with key information about anonymous user behaviour. Whenever a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These help us find out whether or not you have visited the Lynnes Nissan City website before, how many individual unique users visit the site, what pages they look at most frequently etc.
Social Website Cookies: The Lynnes Nissan City website allows you to share content on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. This functionality is enabled via the use of third party cookies. In this case, privacy implications vary and depend on the privacy settings you have chosen when registering with the social media sites. Our site enables sharing through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others.
Session Cookies: Session cookies are used for users’ movement through the website. They allow you to proceed through many pages of the Lynnes Nissan City site quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you visit. Session cookies are not stored on your computer and they will expire when you close your web browser.
Geo-targeting Cookies: The Lynnes Nissan City website allows visits from all over the country. From time to time we may use geo-targeting cookies to identify what part of the country your web browser request was sent from.
How You Can Control Cookies
Our Website collects two different types of information through our website: anonymous information and personally identifiable information.
Anonymous Information. We collect and store anonymous, aggregate information (such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, search engines, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks) from all visitors to our website. You may search our website for car models, prices and other information provided through our website without ever submitting your name, email address or any other personally identifiable information. The anonymous information that we do collect from your visit is never linked to any of your personally identifiable information until you voluntarily submit that personal information, in which case some otherwise anonymous information may be connected to your website activity and personal account. Otherwise, the anonymous information is only used in the aggregate to analyze trends, administer the website, diagnose any problems, track a visitor’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may provide this anonymous information in aggregate form to other parties or use it for our own insight or marketing purposes. Our ability to use this information is not restricted in any way.
We also use “cookies” and “image tags” to collect certain usage information from all customers and visitors to our website. A “cookie” is a small text file that a website can place on your computer’s hard drive or on your mobile device’s memory in order to collect information about your activities on our website. An “image tag,” also known as a clear GIF or web beacon, works together with cookies and is a small image file that may be located in various areas of our website. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you have the option to change your browser setting to decline them.
Accepting cookies in no way gives us access to your computer or any personal information about you, since cookies are not used to identify anonymous website visitors. Our cookies enable you to proceed smoothly through our website and know whether you’ve used it before, so as to eliminate some steps that apply to new visitors. Cookies also give us usage data like how often you visit, where you go on our website, and what you do while here.
Similarly, a cookie may be placed by our third-party advertising companies. These companies may use aggregated statistics about your use of our website and third party media in order to provide you with advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. The information they collect does not include your personal information.
The third-party advertising companies may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of ads. Any such information is anonymous. They may use this anonymous information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. No personal information about you is collected during this process. The information is anonymous and does not link online actions to an identifiable person.
Some browsers have a “do not track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. These features are not yet uniform, so we are not currently set up to respond to those signals.
Personally Identifiable Information. We require the submission of certain personally identifiable information when you use some services available on our website. For example, your use of your user name and password allows us to identify you as our customer who is seeking information in connection with our services. Our website uses a variety of contact forms and tracking phone numbers for visitors to request information, products, and services. We collect a visitor’s contact information (like his or her email address or phone number) and in some cases, demographic information (like his or her zip code). In limited circumstances, such as when a visitor fills out an online credit application, we collect unique identifiers (like a social security number), and/or financial information (like age, income level, bank account or credit card numbers). We use this information to get in touch with our prospective customers about their requests, and to send them additional information about our products and services.
Any financial information we collect is used to check the qualifications of our prospective customers and bill for products and services ordered. If you apply for financing or wish to purchase or lease a car through our online system, we may collect personal information such as your name, address, driver’s license number and state, social security number and other credit information. This information goes into a secure database and is used solely to provide the service you requested. The collection, use and storage of your financial information for credit checks, for arranging credit and loans or for purchasing products and services may be subject to additional privacy policies and if so, you will be notified of them at the time of any such collection, use or storage of your financial information as required by law.
Our online surveys may ask visitors for contact information (like an email address or phone number) which they may voluntarily provide. We also may run contests on our website in which we ask visitors for similar contact information in order to participate. We use contact information from our surveys and contests to send information about products and services to these participating visitors.