FossilCars.com Privacy Policy Statement

FossilCars.com and its affiliated divisions FossilUsedCars.com and FossilCarParts.com (hereinafter referred to as the "Site" or the "Sites", are committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of the Sites. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.

This policy will let you know:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you
  2. What cookies are and how they are used
  3. How your information is used
  4. Who is collecting your information
  5. With whom your information may be shared
  6. What choices are available regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information
  7. Security precautions to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information
  8. How FossilCars.com protects children's privacy
  9. What else you should know about your online privacy

The Site collects information in several ways from different parts of our web site including, but not limited to, when you place Ads on the Site, communicate or interact with the Site electronically or otherwise, or take advantage of the other features the Site offers from time to time. If you communicate or interact with the Site or any of its respective advertisers, we reserve the right to monitor, audit, remove or keep a record of that correspondence. Every page within the Site includes a link to this Privacy Policy.

As part of offering and providing customizable and personalized services, the Site may use cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Several features of the Site require that you accept cookies in order to work properly.

Generally, the Site collects cookies related data for the following purposes:

(1) To identify and label all "new" Ads since your last visit to the site.

(2) Optionally to permanently save your password on your computer so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our site.

(3) Optionally to enable you to "checklist" Ads that you want to mark for future retrieval and viewing.

Advertising networks that serve Ads onto the FossilCars.com Site may also use their own cookies.

The Site may also collect IP addresses for system administration and report aggregate information to our advertisers.

The primary goal of Site management in collecting personal information is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience and to assist your navigation throughout the Site.

When you are asked for personal information on the Site, you are primarily sharing that information primarily with the Site management. However, some Site activities will, by their very nature, result in your personal information being revealed to other users of the Site, (such as advertisers). For example, when you enter personal information on the ad posting form, this information will generally be included in your ad, or in Site user responses to ads, unless specifically stated otherwise. Thus, the Site reserves the right to share your information with third parties, at the discretion of the Site, unless you have specifically requested via mail correspondence received through the United States Postal Service that specifically identified information is not be shared.

Please see the Terms of Service or Use Agreements for each of our products and services for more detailed information which detail how your personal information may be received, reviewed, audited, deleted or shared.

The Site reserves the right to disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating applicable State or Federal Laws, the Terms of Service of the Site, or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the rights or property of the Site, other users of the FossilCars.com Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities, without limitation. The Site further reserves the right to disclose or access any account information when we believe, in our sole discretion, that the law requires disclosure, or for administrative and other purposes deemed necessary to maintain, service or improve our products and services. Additionally, the Site may share your information with third parties, unless you have specifically requested that your information not be shared.

If you choose not to provide personal information, you may still use the Site in accordance with this Policy Statement and the Site Terms of Use Agreement. However, please note that you will not be able to access areas or use features that require personal information.

You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those services of the Site that utilize cookies in order to participate. In addition, you can still obtain limited use of most of the features of the Site, even if you do not accept cookies.

You also may limit use of your personal information by notifying the Site, as set forth above, that you do not wish to have your personal information shared.

Other than the management or other authorized personnel of the Site, you are the only person who has access to your personal financial information.

As a security precaution, you may want to logoff once you have completed a session in the Site. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else, or are using a computer in a public place such as a library or Internet cafe.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, the Site cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, the Site will make its best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

The Site is a general audience web site. Children should always ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to anyone online. The Site does not knowingly share personal information about users under the age of 13 with third parties. In addition, the Site will not send any direct email offers to users who indicate they are under the age of 13.

please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example in Ads that you post or through email - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information, so please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.