General Automotive Company (GACO) or AutoStar maintains this Web Site and other Autostar&amp;amp;amp;amp;rsquo;s web sites that are linked to this site (collectively 'the Site') and all the information, communications, software, scripting, photos, text, video, graphics, music, sounds, images and other materials and services found on the Site (collectively 'Content'), for the use of its customers, employees and members of the general public but only for the lawful purposes. Such content is provided as a convenience to its customers and to the general public.
We value your privacy
AutoStar collects information from users at several different points on our Web site. AutoStar is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell or rent this information to others. We will only share this information with our affiliates and dealers, and marketing partners contracted to do business on our behalf. AutoStar uses two types of user information: anonymous information gathered from cookies and log files, and personal information you provide us for certain services.
Except as outlined in this Policy or on the Web Sites, AutoStar never provides the Personal Information to third parties without a User's consent. AutoStar shares the Personal Information you provide with its related companies. Additionally, if you purchase a product requiring service, your Personal Information is shared with the service provider concerned.
AutoStar may also share Personal Information with third party business partners so that they may provide services to AutoStar that are consistent with the terms of this Policy and the Web Sites.
Use of Content
Collection of Information
There are instances where AutoStar requests personally identifiable information from the Site users to provide them with a service or correspondence (promotions and mailed brochures). This information, such as name, mailing address, e-mail address, type of request and possibly additional information, is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data by AutoStar and is used to fulfill your request. Although AutoStar makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies AutoStar does not guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the Site or data gathered from the usage of the Site. The information you provide and the data gathered is used by AutoStar to improve the services we provide you.
"Cookies" are pieces of information that AutoStar transfers to the hard drives of the Users for record-keeping purposes. AutoStar may place Cookies with the Users visiting from advertising banners and hyperlinks on other web sites to track the success of a particular advertising campaign or marketing program. In addition, AutoStar may place Cookies with the Users to provide them with seamless access to the Web Sites, since storing their user name and password in a Cookie eliminates the need to re-enter that information on every page.
Change of Policy
AutoStar uses Personal Information for facilitating order processing, developing enhancements to the Web Sites, marketing and promotional purposes (for example, offering the Users the opportunity to take advantage of special promotions and acquire AutoStar products); and evaluating the Web Site usage by analyzing usage data.
The Web Sites may also contain optional surveys and questionnaires asking for information, comments, and suggestions as well as opportunities for visitors to ask questions. We use the information you provide to help us design and build better products, to customize your shopping experience, and to provide advice and purchase recommendations.
We also use the Personal Information we collect to help target valuable marketing and advertising offers. This kind of advertising may be done with banner ads as well as promotional e-mails sent by AutoStar.
Finally, AutoStar does research on the Users' demographics, interests, and behaviour based on the information provided to us when making a purchase, during a promotion, from surveys and from our server log files. We do this to better understand and measure the use of the Web Sites, to improve the content of the Web Sites and the services we provide to our customers. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis.
AutoStar takes all reasonable precautions to protect our users&amp;amp;amp;amp;rsquo; information, both while the information is being transmitted and after it is received by us. When our credit pre-approval from asks users to enter sensitive information (such as social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with SSL 128-bit encryption software, an industry standard for reputable organizations. If you have any questions about the security of our Web site, you can send an e-mail to [email protected]
The Users may update their Personal Information or remove their Personal Information from AutoStar databases by contacting us by email on [email protected]