How We Protect Your Personal Information
This policy provides you with information on how GoAutoCredit.com gathers and uses information collected from your normal Web site usage as well as information you provide when you visit our Web site. The amount and type of information we get depends on what you do. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard your personal information.
Categories Of Personal Information That We Collect And May Disclose
Except as discussed below, during a typical user’s visit to our Web site, we do not collect or store personally identifiable information such as name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, cell phone number, or social security number. As you visit GoAutoCredit.com to find our location, get store hours or read product details, we may choose to collect and store during such Web site usage the name of your internet service provider, the Web site you last visited, the links you follow, the pages you request, and the date and time of those requests. We may collect this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve our responsiveness to the customer. This information is shared with Auto Credit of Southern Illinois employees, contractors and vendors as determined by Auto Credit of Southern Illinois in order to improve product lines or communication with customers.
If you sign up for our online bill payment service, we require additional information to set up your account, including your contract number, password choice, name, e-mail address, employer name, physical address, phone number, city, state and zip code. This information is either required by the credit card processing firms or is used to help confirm your identity when making payments or discussing payment problems with us.
We may also collect certain personally identifiable information when you take advantage of certain offers and information requests. For example, on our contact request page we ask for your first name, last name, phone number, email address. In addition, to take advantage of certain offers when you visit our stores, we ask for information including proof of identity, income and residence.
Collection Of Personal Information
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act protects children under the age of 13 from the online collection of their personal information. We do not knowingly market to or solicit information from children under 13 without parental consent. This Web site is not for use by those under the age of 13. For all others, we may allow you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is optional for you to fill out any one of these forms. If you choose to do so, you may be providing us with your name, mailing address, e-mail address, social security number or other personally identifying information. When you submit this personal information to us, you understand and agree that we may access, store, and use this information. We collect information for a variety of reasons, which may from time to time include, but is not limited to, monitoring the use of our system, improving our services, verifying your identity, informing you of special offers, informing you of loan availability, allowing you to make payments, making you aware of other products and services and getting in touch with you when contact is necessary for purposes related to our business. We are not in the business of selling your information to others. As we continue to develop our business, we may buy or sell businesses or assets. In such transactions, confidential customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. In the event of a transaction involving the sale of some or all of its businesses, customer and site visitor information may be one of the transferred assets.
Use Of Information
When you provide information to Auto Credit of Southern Illinois you consent and authorize Auto Credit of Southern Illinois and its affiliates, assignees, representatives, and agents to communicate with you (and any of your family, friends, acquaintances, and/or references) in-person, and/or by mail, telephone (home and/or work), cell/mobile, e-mail , text services, door knocking, facsimile, and/or by any other in-person and/or digital, electronic, telephonic communication methods whether or not the communication is live, by-person, automated, computerized and/or knowing that costs may apply to you regarding in connection with, or related to your account.
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. We will transfer your credit card number, bank account number or other personal information to the appropriate merchant, credit card company or bank in order to process any online payments. Your account information in our online bill payment system is password-protected so you have access to this personal information. With respect to online bill payment, information transferred to the Processor will be subject to security measures and procedures established by the Processor.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Except as discussed above or otherwise designated, this site does not use security encryption measures and information that you disclose by use of this site (as with any site that is non-secure), by posting a message or using e-mail, potentially could be collected and used by others. This may result in unsolicited messages from third parties or use of such information by third parties for their own purposes, legal or illegal. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use our commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
Remember to sign out of your Web site account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your account by using your computer when you are away from it. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers and make sure you use a secure browser.
Links And Banners
This Web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. We may sometimes contract with companies to advertise our products and services on sites not affiliated with us through the use of banner ads. If you click on one of our ads, you link to our site. These ads may contain cookies that allow tracking of your response to our advertisements. Cookies are small text files that placed in visitors’ computer browsers to store their preferences.
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