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What This Privacy Policy Covers

This policy covers how Towing News and Domain Names Inc., Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Towing News and Domain Names Inc.”) treats personal information that Towing News and Domain Names Inc. collects and receives, including information related to your past use of Towing News and Domain Names Inc. services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable, such as your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Towing News and Domain Names Inc. does not own or control, or to people that Towing News and Domain Names Inc. does not employ or manage.

Information Collection and Use

General

Towing News and Domain Names Inc. collects personal information when you register with Towing News and Domain Names Inc. and when you use Towing News and Domain Names Inc. services.

When you register with Towing News and Domain Names Inc. we may ask for information such as your name, address, email address, phone number, credit card information, business license information, driver’s license information, zip code, and other financial information. Once you register with Towing News and Domain Names Inc. and log in to use our services, you are not anonymous to us.

Towing News and Domain Names Inc. collects information about your transactions with us, including information regarding items you bid on.

Towing News and Domain Names Inc. automatically receives and records information on our server logs regarding your sessions on Towing News and Domain Names Inc. websites and those of its subsidiaries, and related cookie information.

If you have first provided permission through your Access Device, Towing News and Domain Names Inc. may obtain location based information from technologies like GPS, Wi-Fi, or cell tower proximity. You are able to withdraw your permission for Towing News and Domain Names Inc. to acquire location based information from your Access Device through your device settings.  The Towing News and Domain Names Inc. App can use the geo-location features (GPS or network-based) to support your use of Towing News and Domain Names Inc. services and provide information about nearby vehicle auctions.

Towing News and Domain Names Inc. uses information for the following general purposes: to contact you, to facilitate bidding, buying, and selling of items by you through Towing News and Domain Names Inc. and its affiliated companies, to transfer title and ownership of items bought and sold by you, and to comply with laws and regulations related to purchases and sales of items by you through Towing News and Domain Names Inc..

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Towing News and Domain Names Inc. does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to (i) provide products or services you’ve requested, (ii) when we have your permission, or (iii) under the following circumstances:

We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with Towing News and Domain Names Inc. under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help Towing News and Domain Names Inc. communicate with you about offers from Towing News and Domain Names Inc… However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.

We provide the information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or upon receipt of a request from law enforcement;

Towing News and Domain Names Inc. does not otherwise share personal information about website or Towing News and Domain Names Inc. App users with third parties unless doing so is appropriate to carry out a user’s request or it reasonably believes that doing so is legally required or is in Towing News and Domain Names Inc.’s interest to protect its Property or other legal rights or the rights or Property of others;

We may transfer information about you if Towing News and Domain Names Inc. is acquired by or merged with another company to the extent permitted by applicable law. In this event, Towing News and Domain Names Inc. will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

We transfer information about you to sellers of items purchased by you, to buyers of items sold by you and to their service providers that they may retain to facilitate the assignment of items to Towing News and Domain Names Inc. sales venues, and to state and federal regulatory agencies as part of the title or ownership transfer process.

International Visitors and Customers

This website is hosted in the United States. If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and by providing your personal data you consent to:

the use of your personal data for the purposes identified above in accordance with this privacy policy; and the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.

Safe Harbor Certification

Towing News and Domain Names Inc. adheres to the Safe Harbor principles negotiated between the United States and the EU, and the United States and Switzerland, regarding data protection for customer data and personal data Towing News and Domain Names Inc. receives when you register for its services or use its website or a Towing News and Domain Names Inc. App. Accordingly, when visiting this website, using a Towing News and Domain Names Inc. App, or providing personal data to Towing News and Domain Names Inc., Towing News and Domain Names Inc. has taken steps to ensure the adequate protection of the processing of your personal data.   For more information about the Safe Harbor principles, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce website at http://export.gov/safeharbor/.

Online Tracking Information and “Do-Not-Track” signals

When you visit this site www.towauctions.com or partners, other parties such as third-party advertising partners and analytics providers may collect information about your online activity over time and across websites. This information may include identifiers that may permit those parties to serve tailored ads to your device. Note that your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do-Not-Track” signal to websites and online services you visit. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do-Not-Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, Towing News and Domain Names Inc. currently do not alter its practices when it receives a “Do-Not-Track” signal from a visitor’s browser.

Cookies

We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer, tablet, mobile or handheld device, or any other access device (each an “Access Device”). The cookie itself does not contain personal information although it will enable us to relate your use of this website or a Towing News and Domain Names Inc. App to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites. Towing News and Domain Names Inc. may use cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). In addition, Towing News and Domain Names Inc. use encrypted cookies to authenticate the user on each page after the user logs onto the website or through a Towing News and Domain Names Inc. App. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser or through the appropriate “settings” icon of certain Access Devices. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. Some Towing News and Domain Names Inc. features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

Communications

We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to Towing News and Domain Names Inc. services and your account with Towing News and Domain Names Inc., including but not limited to notifications, service announcements, and administrative messages without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them. Should you choose not to receive certain communications your access to or use of certain services may not be possible.

Data Storage

Towing News and Domain Names Inc. may store your account information active in our databases indefinitely following the termination of your account with Towing News and Domain Names Inc. to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Confidentiality and Security

We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.

If Towing News and Domain Names Inc. learn of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using this website, a Towing News and Domain Names Inc. App, or providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of this website or a Towing News and Domain Names Inc. App. Towing News and Domain Names Inc. may post a notice on our website if a security breach occurs. Towing News and Domain Names Inc. may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us at admin@Towingnews.com.

Towing News and Domain Names Inc. takes your security seriously and takes reasonable steps to protect your information. No data transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. The following is a summary of the measures Towing News and Domain Names Inc. takes to protect your information and descriptions of ways we implement these measures for different types of information you may provide to us:

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) – Towing News and Domain Names Inc. uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption when transmitting certain kinds of information, such as financial services information or payment information. An icon resembling a padlock is displayed on the bottom of most browsers window during SSL transactions that involve credit cards and other forms of payment. Any time Towing News and Domain Names Inc. asks you for a credit card number for payment or for verification purposes, it will be SSL encrypted. The information you provide will be stored securely on our servers. Once you choose to store or enter your credit card number on Towing News and Domain Names Inc., it will not be displayed back to you in its entirety when you retrieve or edit it in the future. Instead of the entire number, you will only see asterisks and either the first four digits or the last four digits of your number.

Vendors and Partners – Towing News and Domain Names Inc.work with vendors and partners to protect the security and privacy of user information.

Employee and Contractor Access to Information – Towing News and Domain Names Inc. limits access to personal information about you to those employees who we reasonably believe need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

Education and Training for Employees – Towing News and Domain Names Inc. has implemented a company-wide education and training program about security that is required of every Towing News and Domain Names Inc. employee when applicable.

Enforcement

As part of Towing News and Domain Names Inc.’s annual Safe Harbor certification process, Towing News and Domain Names Inc. will review its compliance with this privacy policy. If you have any questions, please bring it to our attention at admin@Towingnews.com

With respect to any complaints regarding compliance with this privacy policy received from any European Union, European Economic Area or Switzerland resident that cannot be resolved through Towing News and Domain Names Inc.’s internal processes, Towing News and Domain Names Inc. agrees to participate in the dispute resolution procedures of the appropriate data protection authorities and, where required, to take appropriate steps to address any concerns and assure future compliance.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Towing News and Domain Names Inc. may update this policy. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated date” on the Privacy Policy. For changes to this privacy policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of personal information you have provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing the change. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the Personal Information we collect. Your continued use of this website or a Towing News and Domain Names Inc. App constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Statement and any updates.

Update Your Information, Question or Suggestion

If you would like to update or correct any information that you have Provided to use through your use of Towing News and Domain Names Inc. service or otherwise, please log in to your account on the Towing News and Domain Names Inc. websites and edit the information under “My Account”. Additionally, you can contact admin@Towingnews.comfor assistance.

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