To help us improve our website for the needs of our members, we keep track of the webpages visited by our members in a 'traffic log'. This information is used solely to determine which features of our website are being used. This information is not disclosed to anyone and any member identification (ie. your 'User ID' and 'IP address') in the 'traffic log' is deleted periodically (at least once a month).
To help us locate any 'bugs' and/or sign-in difficulties, we keep track of the webpages generating problems for our members in an 'error log'. This information is used solely to fix any 'bugs' and/or determine which members may be having difficulty signing on to our website. This information is not disclosed to anyone and any member identification (ie. your 'User ID' and 'IP address') in the 'error log' is used solely to help any members who are having difficulty signing on to our website and is deleted periodically (at least once a month).
Whenever a member signs-in to our website, our webserver places a small entry in a text file, called a 'cookie', on your hard drive (this file contains no viruses or personal information and Cookies can not read data off your hard disk); this information is also stored on our webserver. The cookie contains information about your web 'browser' (ie. Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer) such as your browser version and your monitor's size. This information is used to ensure that photographs and other information fit onto your screen with a minimum of 'scrolling'. We also aggregate this data to determine what 'browser-specific' webdesign methods we can safely use so that all members can take advantage of new features that we add periodically to our website. This information is not disclosed to anyone.
At no point will we reveal any information about you or your dealership to anyone outside of our company, and at no point is your e-mail address revealed to anyone outside of our company, nor will any 'spam' (ie. junk e-mail) be sent to your e-mail address from our company. The only e-mails you will receive by being a member of DealersAutoSource.com are those concerning the details of any online vehicle purchases you have made, and any that you have specifically requested (such as notification of our finding vehicles you have asked us to look for, or notifications that you have been out-bid on a vehicle on our online auction).
Due to the technical nature of the internet, we cannot guarantee that any information you supply won't be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.