CARS, Inc. does not represent that the materials and information offered on this website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the U.S. If you access the site from outside the U.S., you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk, and you are solely responsible for complying with any applicable laws from the jurisdiction in which you are located.
We may use the personally identifiable information that you provide to allow us to send you the information and materials you require or otherwise contact you as you request.
You may also opt-in-to receiving additional marketing communications from CARS, Inc. and its authorized partners for marketing and other purposes communicated to you. If you choose to opt-in-to such communications, we will use your personally identifiable information for the purpose indicated and we will share your information with one or more CARS, Inc. authorized partners. If you choose to opt-out of any such communications, you may do so at any time and without penalty by clicking on the link provided in the email to unsubscribe or by contacting us at the number provided. We will also use your information to process any donation you may place or otherwise provide you about information regarding your donation. You may not unsubscribe to communications regarding your donation. Unsubscribing to marketing communications from CARS, Inc. will remove you from our marketing database, but we will still need to communicate with you about your donation or other request. As CARS, Inc. works on behalf of the partner in whom you donate, it is likely that your PII will be shared with said partner to process your request or to make aware of a donation. For instance, if you were to donate on behalf of a given charity, your PII, provided to CARS, Inc., may be shared with said charity to make them aware of your gift.
In addition to sharing your information with authorized partners, we may share your information with our affiliates, licensees, vendors, service providers and agents who assist us in providing our services and processing your donation, such as our call center and vendors that provide towing or auction services. Our vendors, service providers and agents are required by contract to keep your information confidential and they are not permitted to use your information for any purpose other than providing services to CARS, Inc. CARS, Inc. works with a partner call center and number of auction houses and tow companies, nationwide, to process your donation. For further information regarding our service providers and agents, please contact us with your request as set forth above in Contact us.
Finally, we will share your information if required by law to do so; when required to protect and defend the rights or property of CARS, Inc.; to investigate reports of fraud or of misuse or unauthorized use of the Website; when CARS, Inc. believes it appropriate to protect its users, employees, or the public in an emergency situation; and when required to enforce or defend the conditions of any agreement with CARS, Inc. CARS, Inc. does not sell, rent, loan, or otherwise provide the contact information or other PII of any donor to third parties for any purpose other than those set forth herein.
CARS, Inc. employs reasonable security measures to help protect the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, including the use of firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and SSL encryption. We use encryption technology such as Secure Sockets Layering (SSL) to encrypt information, including Tax Identification Numbers or other customer information, before it is transmitted. We limit the information we provide to outside companies with whom we contract only to what they need to carry out their responsibilities.
Please understand that despite these efforts, we cannot guarantee the security of your information given the current state of the Internet. We cannot guarantee that your information will always be protected from interception, misappropriation, misuse or alteration. We cannot guarantee that your information will not be disclosed or accessed by accidental circumstances, such as a hardware or software failure, or the unauthorized acts of third parties. You provide all information to CARS, Inc. at your own risk.
CARS, Inc. recognizes the importance of safeguarding children's privacy, so our website supports and complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") and other applicable laws. Our Website is not intended for children and we will not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. Contributors using our Services and recipients receiving contributions must be of legal age to form a contract. Generally, the legal age to form a contract begins at age 18. Please do not attempt to use the Website or to send any personally identified information to us if you are under the age of 18.
We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose online. If you discover your child has provided us with personally identifiable information, you may contact us, as described in the first paragraph of this policy, to ask that we delete this information from our records. We will use reasonable efforts to delete the child's information from our databases upon receiving your request. If we learn that we have inadvertently gathered personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, we will erase it promptly.
If you wish to update, correct or otherwise have access to your personally identifiable information in our records, please contact us with your request as set forth above in Contact Us.