Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton does not read any of your private online communications.
Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton and Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton collects and uses your personal information to operate the Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton and its affiliates. Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries.
Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton, in order to determine what Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton, or the public.
The Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton pages, or register with Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton site or services, a cookie helps Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton is protecting your information.
Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Bergstrom Volkswagen of Appleton. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem
Our dealership takes your privacy seriously and is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Because we do gather certain types of information from visitors to our sites, we have developed a privacy statement to help you understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of that information. This statement discloses the types of information we gather, how it is used, and how you can gain access to and edit any data that we've collected about you at any time.
Our dealership respects the privacy of individuals who visit our Web sites, send us e-mail, or participate in features/services we offer online. Accordingly, our policy regarding online privacy has been developed using the following guiding principles:
Our dealership maintains a strict "no-spam" policy. Subscribers to our e-mail services (or any other feature/service found on our Web site) will not receive unsolicited e-mail messages from us. Our dealership collects information online primarily to provide our visitors with a more relevant experience on our sites. When doing so, we will make every reasonable effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data. Our dealership will take reasonable physical, electronic and managerial measures to safeguard and secure any information you provide to us (e.g. data will be stored in protected databases on secured servers with restricted access). Our dealership will not share any information you've provided to us with anyone without your consent other than to provide the service you've requested. At the time you register for any such service, you will be notified of, and asked to consent to, the sharing of your information with any particular third party necessary to the provision of the requested service.
Non-Personally Identifiable Data:
Anytime you visit our Web site, we may gather certain non-personally identifiable information regarding the means you use to access our site. This information may include the type and version of your browser, your service provider, your IP address and any search engine you may have used to locate the site. We use this information to help diagnose problems with our server, administer the Web site, and compile broad statistical data. In addition, we gather certain navigational information about where you go on our Web sites. This information enables us to determine which areas of the Web sites are most frequently visited and helps us to tailor the sites to the needs and interests of our online visitors. Such information is gathered by us in the aggregate and will not be associated with a specific individual without that individual's consent.
Information Voluntarily Provided:
Any information you provide to us (i.e. name, e-mail address, etc.) when you enroll in one of our E-Mail 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 opt-out Procedures below). 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.
Information Collected from Other Sources:
Disclosure of Personal Information:
Our dealership understands the importance of your privacy. We collect and maintain the personal information of our consumers for our use and our subsidiaries. We do not sell, rent, or trade consumer information to third parties, other than as described below, and never without your consent.
Our dealership may partner with select retailers and other companies at various times to provide expanded services to our site visitors. As part of such a relationship, we may share with these companies the use of certain interactive Web site functions (i.e. the E-Mail Reminder Service). Information provided by site visitors through the use of such interactive functions may be available to both our dealership and our partners.
Our dealership may use other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include administering e-mail services and running special promotions. Such parties only have access to the personal information needed to perform these functions and may not use or store the information for any other purpose. Subscribers or site visitors will never receive unsolicited e-mail messages from agents working on our behalf.
In the event that our dealership sells or transfers a particular portion of its business assets, consumer information may be one of the business assets transferred as part of the transaction. If substantially all of the assets of our dealership are acquired, consumer information may be transferred as part of the acquisition.
Compliance with Law/Safety:
Our dealership may disclose specific personal information based on a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to comply with or conform to the law or that such disclosure is necessary to protect the users of our Web sites, the sites themselves, or the public.
Accessing Our Web Sites from Outside of the United States:
If you are visiting our Web site from a location outside of the U.S., your connection will be through and to servers located in the U.S. Any information you provide during your visit will be processed and maintained on our Web server and other internal systems located within the U.S.
The personal data record created through your registration with our Web site can only be accessed with the unique password associated with that record. To protect the integrity of the information contained in this record, you should not disclose or otherwise reveal your password to third parties.
Our Web sites may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users at various times. Please remember that, unless otherwise stated, any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these areas.
You may always opt-out of receiving future communications from our dealership. Our sites allow users to opt-out of receiving such communications at the point where personal information is requested, or through other means as identified.
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