Last Updated August 22, 2012.
Changes to This Policy
PartsTrader may change this Policy at any time. PartsTrader will notify all User’s whenever this Policy is modified via the e-mail address that User has configured in PartsTrader.
PartsTrader collects information from the User in various ways whenever the User uses any of PartsTrader Application. PartsTrader may supplement this information with information from other companies. PartsTrader collects Identifying Information, company information, Product information, and Aggregate Data.
“Identifying Information” means information that specifically identifies an entity, individual, Product, or transaction (such as a company, user, e-mail address, name, contact information, or the price and terms of a transaction between a Repairer or Supplier), and demographic and other information when directly linked to information that can identify an individual or company.
“Aggregate Data” is information PartsTrader collects about a group or category of services or users from which individual user identities have been removed. In other words, no Identifying Information is included in Aggregate Data. PartsTrader may use Aggregate Data to, among other things, understand trends in its users’ needs. PartsTrader may share Aggregate Data about its users with third parties for various purposes, including to help PartsTrader better understand its participants’ needs and improve its services and for marketing purposes. PartsTrader will not sell Aggregate Data or provide Aggregate Data for any purpose unrelated to the operation and management of the PartsTrader Application.
The following are types of information PartsTrader may collect from the User.
Information the User Gives PartsTrader. PartsTrader collects information the User gives it on the PartsTrader Application and when the User registers for and uses its services. Examples include the following:
Registration and Profile Information. When the User registers to use PartsTrader’s services or update its profile, PartsTrader may collect various kinds of information about such User including, name, email address; title, company and other profile information such User provides; demographic information; and information the User uploads such as photos, files, and documents.
Contact Information. PartsTrader collects the physical addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and other contact information the User provides.
Requests, Quotes, Orders, and Feedback. When the User chooses to post Requests, Quotes, Orders or Feedback, PartsTrader also collects information.
Payment Information. If the User submits payment information to PartsTrader for participation fees, or other expenses, PartsTrader or its payment processing vendor collects such User’s credit card information and billing address and other payment information.
Submissions and Customer Service. From time to time PartsTrader may use surveys, requesting personal, company or demographic information and member feedback.
Automatically Collected Information. PartsTrader automatically receives certain types of information when the User interacts with PartsTrader’s webpages, services and communications. For example, it is standard for the User’s web browser to automatically send information to every website such User visits, including PartsTrader’s Site. That information includes the User’s computer’s IP address, access times, its browser type and language, and referring website addresses. PartsTrader may also collect information about the type of operating system the User uses, its account activity, and files and pages accessed or used by such User.
Use of Identifying Information
In general, PartsTrader uses Identifying Information to provide its services to User, operate the Site, integrate with other add-on services that complement the PartsTrader Application such as estimatics software, repairer management systems, or other parts inventory and sourcing systems, and where an insurance carrier is listed as the insurer on a Request and related Quotes and Orders provide information to that insurance carrier for its processing, payment and analysis of claims. PartsTrader will not provide Identifying Information to insurance carrier on any Request, Quote, or Order where that insurance carrier is not the listed insurance company on the relevant Request. PartsTrader will not provide Identifying Information to an insurance carrier on Repairers cost (buy) price for parts, unless that information is required to complete the repairers estimate to an insurance carrier, as is the case for part line items that are recycled. PartsTrader will use the Identifying Information to the extent necessary to provide all services and products offered through the PartsTrader Application, and fulfill all its obligations under the User Agreement. PartsTrader may also use the User’s Identifying Information:
Sharing of Information
The PartsTrader Site includes features that by their nature support sharing some or all of the User’s Identifying Information with other Users. Those other Users may see the User’s name, physical or mailing address, email address, photos and information from the User’s profile page, from Requests and Quotes, and any files the User chooses to share; and they can post comments and email such User.
PartsTrader may provide the User with opportunities to connect with third party services. If the User chooses to use any such third party services, PartsTrader may facilitate sharing of such User’s information. The User’s use of such services is not governed by PartsTrader’s User Agreement or this Policy. PartsTrader does not control the services of those third parties or how they use the User’s information and documents. The User is responsible for reviewing the terms and the privacy policies of those third parties before using their services.
Network and Information Security
PartsTrader takes steps it deems reasonable to protect information it collects from the User to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. In addition, highly confidential Identifying Information such as credit card numbers and passwords that it requests from the User on PartsTrader’s Site is protected with encryption, such as Secured Socket Layer protocol, during transmission over the Internet.
The User’s account information and access to PartsTrader’s service is accessible only through the use of an individual user ID and password. To protect the confidentiality of Identifying Information, the User must keep its password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. The User must advise PartsTrader immediately if it believes its password has been compromised or misused. THE LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY PROVIDED IN THE USER AGREEMENT ALSO GOVERN THIS POLICY.
PartsTrader may send the User communications or data regarding the PartsTrader Application, including but not limited to (i) notices about the User’s use of the PartsTrader Application, including any notices concerning violations of use, (ii) updates, and (iii) promotional information and materials regarding PartsTrader’s products and services. The User may opt-out of receiving promotional emails from PartsTrader by following the opt-out instructions provided in those emails. The User may also opt-out of receiving promotional emails and other promotional communications from PartsTrader. Email opt-out requests will not apply to transactional service messages, including security alerts and notices about the User’s current account and services.
This Agreement (i) shall be governed by Illinois law; (ii) contains the entire understanding between User and PartsTrader regarding the subject of this Agreement, and supersedes all previous oral or written agreements or understandings between User and PartsTrader regarding the subject of this Agreement; (iii) binds User’s permitted successors and assigns; (iv) shall be subject to legal proceedings exclusively in Cook County, Illinois (except that actions to enforce a judgment or for specific performance may be located elsewhere as necessary); (v) shall not be waived except in writing signed by PartsTrader (which waiver shall only relate to the specified right or obligation); (vii) shall require that written notices be made to PartsTrader at the address indicated on the Site; (viii) shall not be subject by a trial by jury, WHICH TRIAL BY JURY IS HEREBY WAIVED BY THE PARTIES; (ix) shall not be deemed to establish a partnership, agency or joint venture among the parties; (x) shall not be assignable by User (by operation of law or otherwise) without the prior written consent of PartsTrader (a change of control involving User shall constitute an assignment requiring consent); (xi) shall not be affected by the invalidity or unenforceability of any provision, which such provision shall be deemed severable and not affect the remaining valid and enforceable provisions of this Agreement; and (xii) shall be subject to the rule of construction where the term “including” or “include,” as used in this Agreement, shall mean “including, but not limited to.” User shall pay PartsTrader’s fees of costs and collection (including attorneys’ fees), to enforce any provision of this Agreement, including any failure by User under this Agreement to pay any amounts due, take any action required, or return any property to PartsTrader.