Privacy Statement

I. INFORMATION WE COLLECT: INDIVIDUAL INTERNET CONSUMERS

A. Personal Internet Information (PII).

Under no circumstances does Minnesota Auto Auction request or collect sensitive PII such as an Internet users medical/health conditions; racial or ethnic origin; political, religious or philosophical beliefs or affiliations; trade union membership or sex life.

B. Non-Personally Internet Information (Non-PII).

When a consumer responds to or views an Internet advertisement served by Minnesota Auto Auction (such as through third-party Web sites or email solicitation) or visits an advertisers web site, we send a cookie and/or gif file (Cookies) to assign an anonymous, unique identifier to the end users Internet browser. Cookies are small data files commonly used on the Internet to help optimize and personalize the Internet end user experience and identify repeat visitors to Web sites.

This site uses Cookies to obtain information about the preferences of consumers and the services they select; and also to optimize and personalize the Internet users experience. If the Internet user re-visits the advertisers site directly, Minnesota Auto Auction is able to continue to track the users activities.

Like most standard Web site servers, we use log files to collect Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP),
referring/exit pages, platform type, and date/time stamp. We use the information to analyze site usage, administer the site, understand usage and navigation trends in aggregate, and determine the relevance of content. This information, however, is not linked to any personally Minnesota Auto Auction information.

We also may use Internet browsing and online purchase data associated with an anonymous identifier to develop a predictive statistical user profile of the end users needs and interests. This site does not use Cookies or log files to collect end users names, physical addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, social security numbers, or any other information which can be used to identify a specific person. We may match the IP address and user profile with email address data obtained separately in order to better target campaigns to meet users interests, but will not share this information with third parties.

Minnesota Auto Auction has relationships with other companies that we allow to place ads and links on our Web pages. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.

Some of these other companies may use marketing technology that allows advertisers to add non-personally-identifying demographic information, such as age, gender, area code, or ZIP code, to the non-Minnesota Auto Auction profile data. Thus, there is no direct connection between an end users online choices and his or her personal identity.

In some cases, Minnesota Auto Auction receives and records partial email addresses of Internet users, only in circumstances where the user voluntarily provided its identity and contact information through the Advertisers site or third-party marketers site. This partial email address does not enable Minnesota Auto Auction to personally identify an Internet User nor is it shared, sold, rented, or given away.

C. Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie
Google, as a third party advertisement vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. The use of DART cookies by Google enables them to serve adverts to visitors that are based on their visits to this website as well as other sites on the internet.To opt out of the DART cookies you may visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.htmlTracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to Google’s own privacy policies.Other Third Party ad servers or ad networks may also use cookies to track users activities on this website to measure advertisement effectiveness and other reasons that will be provided in their own privacy policies, YOURSITE.com has no access or control over these cookies that may be used by third party advertisers.

II. INFORMATION SHARING

Minnesota Auto Auction may release account and any other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to respond to a subpoena or otherwise comply with the law; or protect the rights, property, or safety of this site or others. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection.

III. CONSUMER CHOICE AND ACCESS

A. Opting Out.

Some Cookies have an opt-out option. This process does not remove Minnesota Auto Auction's Cookie from your system; it simply replaces it with an opt-out Cookie that does not contain any unique identifiers. If Minnesota Auto Auction provides such a process it is detailed below.

Some of our Cookies do not have an opt-out option, yet you still have the option of blocking the use of Cookies by changing a setting in your Internet browser. Please see your browser suppliers Web site for details on how to do this.

Minnesota Auto Auction does not maintain a process for an individual consumer to opt-out of Cookies.

B. Accessing Consumer Information.

Because they are not directed towards individual Internet users, most sites do not maintain a process for an individual consumer to review and/or request changes to any IP collected.

Except as provided below, Minnesota Auto Auction does not maintain a process for an individual consumer to access his/her IP.

V. SECURITY

This site employs industry standard security measures to ensure the security of all data. Any data that is stored on Minnesota Auto Auction's servers is treated as proprietary and confidential and is not available to the public. Minnesota Auto Auction allows access to this data only to those employees or third parties who have a need to know such information for the purpose of effectively delivering Minnesota Auto Auction's products and services by means of user login and password requirements.

No transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of Minnesota Auto Auction to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your PII, Minnesota Auto Auction cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. You acknowledge and assume this risk when communicating with Minnesota Auto Auction.

V. CONSENT AND CHANGES

We may find it necessary or be legally obligated to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will post those changes on this page and update the effective date so that you are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Except as otherwise required by law, modifications to this Privacy Policy will not affect the privacy of data collected by Minnesota Auto Auction prior to the effective date of the policy change.

VI. CHILDRENS PRIVACY AND SPAM

This site is very sensitive to the issue of childrens privacy and makes every effort to protect the privacy of children using the Internet. It is possible that Minnesota Auto Auction's Web site, products, and services may may not be appropriate for or directed at children. Children (persons under the age of 18) are not eligible to do business with us and we do not collect personal information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13.

We committed to proper Internet practices and full compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (15 U.S.C. § 7701). It is our policy to prohibit the sending of unsolicited or Spam e-mail by Minnesota Auto Auction or any of our marketing partners.

Please note that under the CAN-SPAM Act, an advertiser is required to provide an opt-out mechanism for consumers to unsubscribe from future emails about the advertiser. Although not required to by law, many email marketers also include an opt-out mechanism to enable consumers to be removed from their mailing list. This has caused some confusion for consumers in opting out. The table below clarifies which opt-out mechanism you should use for commercial emails.

To receive no further emails . . . Opt-Out Mechanism to Use
about the advertiser Advertisers
from the email marketing company Opt-Out Mechanism
from the advertiser or email marketing company Both

VII. DATA PROCESSING/SAFE HARBOR

The European Union (EU) maintains strict privacy laws. These rules differ significantly from US laws. To reconcile these differences, the US and the EU have created a Safe Harbor that defines mutually acceptable privacy operations. Minnesota Auto Auction adheres to the Safe Harbor principals. For more information see

www.export.gov/safeharbor
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VIII. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, THIRD PARTY INFORMATION & LANGUAGE
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE OVER PRIVACY IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND OUR SITE TERMS (INCLUDING LIMITATIONS ON DAMAGES, AND ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES). YOU AGREE THAT Minnesota Auto Auction S LIABILITY FOR ANY BREACH OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF THE VALUE OF THE TRANSACTIONS OR SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU BY Minnesota Auto Auction OR $250 TO THE EXTENT SUCH CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE BARRED BY OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS. You also agree that you have provided notice to, and obtained consent from, any third party individuals whose personal data you supply to Minnesota Auto Auction with regard to: (a) the purposes for which such third partys personal data has been collected; (b) the intended recipients or categories of recipients of the third partys personal data; (c) which of the third partys data are obligatory and which data, if any, are voluntary; and (d) how the third party can access and, if necessary, rectify the data held about them. It is the express will of the parties that this agreement and all related documents have been drawn up in English.

CONTACT US For more information or if you have questions or concerns regarding site terms or privacy policy, please utilize the contact form.