Effective as of June 1, 2021.
WAA is a business-to-business provider of auction services to buyers and sellers of vehicles at wholesale and to their duly authorized agents and representatives (the “Service”). Our Service is not intended for consumers. Services offered by the Sites are not directed to individuals under the age of eighteen (18). If you are under eighteen (18) years of age, you should not provide any personal information to us.
Information We Collect
Information You Provide
Information We Share
Affiliates and Dealers
Our Service Providers
Corporate and Asset Transactions
Access and Correction
How We May Use the Information We Collect
The Information We Collect.
Information is gathered from the Sites by WAA and Walser Automotive Group.
Information You Provide.
We may collect information that you choose to provide on the Sites (which may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, dealer or company name, Dealer License information, bank account, payment and other financial information) in a variety of ways, such as when you:
Register for our auction services;
Purchase a vehicle or engage in any other transaction on or through the Sites or our physical property; or
Provide payment information or authorize electronic ACH transfers or other payments.
Information regarding your use of the Sites may be collected and/or aggregated through the use of automated means. This automatically collected information may include information such as:
Your IP address, the type of browser and operating system used;
Date and time you access the Sites and pages you visit, and if you linked from or to another website, the address of that website;
Email you open and links you click on within those emails; and
Your ISP or mobile carrier, and the type of handheld or mobile device that you used.
Various technologies are used to automatically collect information, such as cookies, local shared objects, and web beacons (generally referred to as “Data Technologies.”) “Cookies” are small identifiers sent from a web server that are stored on your device for the purpose of identifying your browser or storing information or settings in your browser. “Local shared objects,” sometimes known as Flash cookies, may be used to store your preferences or display content based upon what you have viewed on various websites to personalize your visit. A “web beacon,” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies. Anonymous advertising identifiers are increasingly being used on mobile devices and otherwise in a manner similar to cookies. When we refer to Data Technologies, we are including all current and similar future technologies. One or more Data Technologies may be used on the Sites by us, by another party on our behalf, or by third parties in accordance with their privacy policies. Data Technologies may be used by us and others, on our behalf and on their own behalf, to transmit information to you or about you and connect information about you from different sources, websites, devices, and mobile applications.
We may collect physical location information that is sufficiently precise to allow us to locate a specific person or device (“Location Information”). We only collect Location Information with your permission (e.g., such as when you agree to provide it to us after initial access to or downloading our website). We may use Location Information and provide it to third parties to provide you with content and services that are relevant to a particular location, such as advertising, search results, auctions in the area, and directions.
Corporate and Asset Transactions.
If we sell all or substantially all of our business or sell or transfer all or a material part of our assets, or are otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a substantial part of our business (including any sale or transfer that may take place as part of or in connection with any bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding), we may transfer all information we have collected and stored, including personal information, to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
Other. We may access or disclose information, including personal information, to:
Protect or defend our interests and the legal rights or property Walser Automotive Group;
Protect the rights, interests, safety and security of users of the Sites or members of the public;
Protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or
Comply with prudent legal practice as we may determine, and applicable law or legal process.
You are entitled to make certain choices about how we communicate with you.
You may choose not to provide personal information, even though that might impact your ability to register or open an account on the Sites.
If you do not want to receive marketing email from the Sites, you can follow the unsubscribe link provided in those emails.
You have a number of choices regarding certain Data Technologies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser’s setting to decline cookies if you prefer. You may also render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies and disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or opting out at Ghosteryenterprise.com or the website of the technology provider. If you choose to decline cookies or similar technologies, however, please note that certain features on the Sites may not function properly or at all as a result. You may be able to adjust the use of advertising identifiers on mobile devices through the settings on your device. Finally, if you do not want to use a uniquely generated telephone number, you may choose to not call us.
If you do not want us to use Location Information, you can decline our initial invitation to provide that information or opt out by changing the location services settings on your mobile device. However, please note that certain features may not function properly or at all as a result if you opt out.
We use commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical security measures designed to safeguard information about you in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. Of course, despite these measures, we cannot guarantee perfect security of networks, servers and databases we operate or that are operated on our behalf.
How We May Use the Information We Collect
We may use information we collect for the following purposes:
For everyday business purposes, such as establishing and managing your user account, providing products and services you request, and providing customer support;
To communicate about, and administer your participation in, special events, programs, surveys, contests, sweepstakes and other offers or promotions;
To evaluate and improve our business, including developing new products and services and analyzing the effectiveness of products, services, applications and websites;
To diagnose and address technical and service problems;
To deliver content (including advertising);
To comply with applicable legal requirements and our policies;
To provide vehicle sale information, transaction data and other information and material to third parties directly involved in the sale (e.g., Private Store partners); and
To help sellers understand buyers’ preferences for inventory and services; or