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Privacy is the ability of an
individual or group to stop information about themselves from
becoming known to people other than those whom they choose to give
the information. Privacy is sometimes related to anonymity although
it is often most highly valued by people who are publicly known.
Privacy can be seen as an aspect of security, one in which
trade-offs between the interests of one group and another can become
The right against unsanctioned intrusion of privacy by the
government, corporations or individuals is part of many countries'
laws, and in some cases, constitutions or privacy laws. Almost all
countries have laws which in some way limit privacy, for example
taxation normally requires passing on information about earnings. In
some countries individual privacy may conflict with freedom of
speech laws and some laws may require public disclosure of
information which would be considered private in other countries and
Privacy may be voluntarily sacrificed, normally in exchange for
perceived benefits, but often with little benefit and very often
with specific dangers and losses. An example of voluntary sacrifice
is entering a competition; a person gives personal details (often
for advertising purposes), so they have a chance of winning a prize.
Another example is where information voluntarily shared is later
stolen or misused such as in identity theft.
Here at Secrets of the Shadows your privacy is very important to us,
and you can rest assured that we will never divulge any information
of any kind that is considered private by you. This means that we
will never rent, trade, or sell any of our clients personal data.
Thank you for visiting Secrets of the Shadows.
SecretsoftheShadows.com CONSUMER PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICY - Date
Last Revised: 08/04/2009
SecretsoftheShadows.com understands your concern with privacy and
the use of your personal information. Whether you submit a purchase
request for a vehicle or simply browse through our website, we
assure you that we are committed to protecting your personal
This privacy and security policy discloses the privacy practices for
http://SecretsoftheShadows.com. If you have questions or concerns
regarding this policy, you should first contact us by e-mail at
1. Information SecretsoftheShadows.com
SecretsoftheShadows.com collects email addresses of consumers who
communicate with us or through our authorized vendors via e-mail. We
also collect information on web pages visited and other information
that is provided by consumers either on our site or in response to
e-mail communications from us. We also collect information provided
to us by consumers in purchase requests submitted through our site
or our authorized vendors' sites ("Purchase Request Information").
Purchase Request Information typically includes name, address, and
phone numbers, e-mail address and specific vehicle information. In
addition, consumers who express a desire to apply for vehicle
financing provide us with and authorize us or our affiliate web
sites to obtain from third parties necessary financial information
such as credit reports ("Finance Information"). We do not provide
financing, but instead transmit those requests to third-party
vendors for consideration.
All information provided by consumers in any of the above-listed
ways or otherwise becomes the property of SecretsoftheShadows.com
once received by us and may be used and disclosed as permitted in
Framed Sections of Our Site
SecretsoftheShadows.com maintains relationships with outside service
providers for some of the products and services offered through our
site. Certain of these service providers are found on our Finance,
Insurance, Warranty, or other pages. The information these providers
make available may be presented in a "framed" format, where the
SecretsoftheShadows.com border will surround the pages served by the
service providers, or by directly linking the user to the vendors'
sites. In either case, the service provider is prominently
identified. Please be aware that any information you provide on
those framed pages is provided directly to those service providers
and is subject to their security and privacy policies. We encourage
you to read the privacy policies of these outside service providers
because their privacy practices may differ from ours.
Browsing on our Website
If you browse through our site without entering any personal data,
we will gather and store certain information about your visit. This
information does not identify you personally and cannot be linked
back to you unless you decide at some point to identify yourself.
If you are only browsing, we collect the following information: IP
address, the type of browser and operating system used to access our
site, the date and time you access our site, the pages you visit
(click-through), and if you linked to our Web site from another Web
site, the address of that Web site, as well as additional
information related to your visit.
2. How We Use Your Personal Information
Collected information is used to improve the content of our website,
customize the content or layout of our website for individual users,
provide services requested, notify users of updates to the site and,
subject to the limitations set forth below, to develop new products
and services and to contact consumers for marketing purposes.
SecretsoftheShadows.com offers its users the advantage of
personalization on our website by using cookies. (See Cookies
below.) Personalized services are offered in designated areas of our
website to users who register with us. Examples of personalization
include providing information when prompted for services, the
recordation of used vehicle searches for easy updates, and the
provision of service reminders and recall information for those
users who request these options.
SecretsoftheShadows.com may track consumer interest in goods and
services marketed to users who are members of the on-site
personalization area. This information is used solely by
Fastcoolcars.com and its affiliated companies for business purposes.
Purchase Request Information and Finance
Purchase Request Information is used to transmit to third parties
requests for products or services and to contact consumers regarding
vehicle purchases. Similarly, Finance Information is used to
transmit to third parties requests for vehicle financing. Typically,
in either case the information is transmitted to dealers,
manufacturers, lenders or fulfillment entities, as applicable, who
may be in a position to respond to your request. As part of the
request process, we may verify the information you provide, or
obtain omitted address or other contact information, from third
Occasionally, in the case of Purchase Request Information or Finance
Information, when SecretsoftheShadows.com. or its affiliates does
not have a dealership or lender available to assist you, we may
forward your request information to a dealer or lender through
another automotive referral service. Your submission of the request
authorizes us to do this. Any Purchase Request Information or
Finance Information forwarded in this way becomes subject to the
security and privacy policies that are posted on the websites of
those referral services.
Similarly, Purchase Request or Finance Information transmitted to a
dealer, manufacturer, lender or fulfillment entity becomes the
property of that dealer, manufacturer, lender or fulfillment entity,
in addition to SecretsoftheShadows.com. The information is used to
process your purchase request or financing application and to
provide you with information about goods and services. Any request
to opt out of future dealer, lender, manufacturer or other
third-party communications must be made directly to that third
We also share your personal information with our affiliated
companies in order to identify products or services in which you may
have interest, to improve our user experience and generally to
engage in market research and for other internal business purposes.
We also may aggregate your personal information with others'
information and prepare reports on site usage, purchase history or
other factors for sale or distribution to others. Those reports are
aggregated and include no personally identifying information.
Finally, we may use your personal information to send you email or
postal communications regarding products or services offered by us
or by third parties with whom we have relationships in which we
think you may be interested. We do not share, sell, trade, or rent
your personal information to third parties for unknown reasons.
Special Sections of Our Site
SecretsoftheShadows.com offers classifieds on its site. Any
information you disclose in these classifieds is available to all
SecretsoftheShadows.com visitors and may increase the risk of
receiving "spam" or unsolicited email from other parties. Be careful
and use discretion when disclosing information online.
If you choose to submit a Consumer Review of a Vehicle, you will be
able to request that your name, email address and a list of cars in
your household be shown. If you do not give that permission, your
personal information will not be displayed.
3. Third Parties That May Receive Your
In addition to our own internal uses of your information, we may
provide your personal information to non-affiliated third parties
under one of several circumstances:
To provide you with services or products that you have requested
(such as, for example, transmittal of Purchase Request Information
to dealers, manufacturers, fulfillment third-parties and other
automotive referral services, or transmittal of Finance Information
to potential lenders);
To our advertiser clients solely to assess the effectiveness of ad
campaigns we have provided for them;
To contractors or service providers who may provide services or
perform functions on our behalf, in which case those service
providers may use your information only for the purposes provided
and not disclose it to any third party except upon our direction;
To enforce our rights or as required by law or order of a court or
government agency; and
On occasion, unless you opt-out (as described below), to other third
parties who may wish to send you e-mails regarding services or
products that you may find of interest or for other reasons that are
disclosed to us and that we believe to be appropriate and consistent
with our commitment to prevent abuse of your personal information.
4. Your Right To Opt Out of Communications From Us and Others
You always have the option of removing yourself from further
marketing contact from us. If at any time you choose to opt out of
any category of email, you can click on the remove link at the
bottom of the e-mail. Alternatively, you may email Customer Service
at email@example.com with the word "Remove" in the subject line
and we will remove you from all further email and postal mail
marketing communication within 5 business days. In addition, those
consumers who submit a purchase request or financing request to us
are given the opportunity at the time they provide their information
to decide what types of offerings of products or services they wish
to receive or to opt-out.
In each case, even if you decide not to receive offers or other
product or service information, SecretsoftheShadows.com and its
member dealers may use a phone number or email address that you have
provided to contact you regarding your purchase request for a
vehicle. Additionally, phone numbers may be used to conduct customer
surveys regarding individual experiences with
SecretsoftheShadows.com-accredited dealers. Phone numbers are made
available only to SecretsoftheShadows.com, its affiliates and member
dealers, lenders or manufacturers who receive your purchase request.
The submission of a purchase or financing request itself is
permission for us to submit your Purchase Request Information or
Finance Information (as applicable) to the third parties necessary
to fulfill your request.
SecretsoftheShadows.com understands the importance of security for
our consumers. We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption
technology to protect personal data such as credit card information
and finance or insurance application information during
transmission, and maintain other commercially reasonable precautions
to protect information that we store or retain.
6. Corrections or Changes to Your Personal
You may also make corrections and updates to your personal
information by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Cookies and Web Beacons
SecretsoftheShadows.com offers consumers the convenience of online
personalization by using cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric
identifiers that are transferred to your computer's hard drive
through your web browser. When this information is stored on your
hard drive, our system is able to recognize your browser and in turn
customize web page content for you. (See Personalization)
Cookies cannot be used to retrieve data from your hard drive, obtain
your email address or obtain sensitive information about you. When a
cookie is set, your browser will check it for length, an expiration
date, and where it originated. Only SecretsoftheShadows.com can
access the cookies that we set.
SecretsoftheShadows.com allows our ad service company to set cookies
as well. These cookies can "recognize" a consumer by a Unique
identifier assigned at the time of the first visit, and may be used
to measure site and page visits and browser version number, and
browsing activity. This information may be used to better serve and
provide advertising content on future visits and web pages viewed
during your browser sessions on our websites. These cookies cannot
obtain private information like name, e-mail or other personal
information, and are not shared with SecretsoftheShadows.com.
We use a third party tracking service who sets cookies on our site
to track visits, page views and click stream behavior. The third
party tracking service reports this data to us in aggregate so we
can better understand our users and to improve our site. This
information is not tied to any individual user.
If you prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will explain how
to disable cookies under the help portion of the toolbar or notify
you when you receive a new cookie. However, if you choose to
disallow cookies on your hard drive, our Web site will not be able
to provide personalization services.
We also place "web beacons" on the website on behalf of third
parties. A web beacon is a small, transparent image placed at
various sections of our site to monitor user traffic. The web beacon
records the number of click-throughs to the page where it resides
and collects users' IP addresses, time the page was viewed, type of
browser used, and existence of cookies from a previous visit.
However, the data collected by our web beacons are used only in
aggregated form, with no associated identifying information, and
SecretsoftheShadows.com does not tie IP addresses to individual
users or disclose the IP addresses to any non-affiliated third
party. Information collected by web beacons is used only by
SecretsoftheShadows.com, its affiliates and authorized vendors. If
you do not wish such information to be collected, you can choose to
deactivate cookies on your browser.
8. Changes or Revisions to This Policy
If we are going to use your personally identifying information in a
of collection, we will notify you via email. You will have a choice
as to whether or not to allow us to use your information in this
different manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in
our privacy practices that do not affect user information already
stored in our database, we will revise this policy and update the
date displayed at the top of this policy to reflect that the policy
has been changed. In some cases we will also e-mail users who have
opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the
changes in our privacy practices.
In the event SecretsoftheShadows.com or its assets are acquired,
such as through merger, acquisition or similar event, resulting in a
change in ultimate control over customers' personal information
(other than through an internal corporate reorganization or similar
transaction), customers will be notified promptly of such change. We
will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the acquirer of our
customers' personal information respects the provisions of this
settings (such as bankruptcy).
9. Questions or Concerns?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy, security,
opting-out of e-mail offers or understanding how your personal
information is being used, please contact email@example.com.
NOTHING IN THIS PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICY IS INTENDED TO CREATE OR
PROVIDE ANY RIGHT OF ACTION FOR VIOLATION.
For any other issues, please contact our customer service department