Automobiles Illustrated Privacy Policy


Automobiles Illustrated is dedicated to protecting the privacy of its users and protecting their personal information from misuse. We strongly support a policy of openness about personal data collection and use. With this in mind, we have created and implemented a policy to protect the use of any personally identifiable information (including but not limited to your name, e-mail address, snail mail address, and telephone number).


Like many Websites, we collect information from users to constantly improve the site and provide more individualized content and advertising. But we only do so based upon the guidelines stated in this policy. To make this privacy policy easy to find, we've made a link to it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.


Please take note though, other Websites potentially accessed through our site may also collect personally identifiable information about you. This privacy statement does not cover the information practices of those sites linked to Automobiles Illustrated. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of those sites.


What Info Is Collected?


No registration is required for Automobiles Illustrated, but all users may opt-in to provide us their eMail address. From time to time, Automobiles Illustrated will have online surveys and contest entry forms that may call for users to provide their contact information (like their name and e-mail address), financial information (like their bank account or credit card numbers), and demographic information (like their zip code, age, or income level).


Automobiles Illustrated uses the standard “cookie” feature of major browser applications that allows us to store data about your visit. Cookies help us learn which areas of our site are useful and which areas need improvement. We also may use cookies to track visits on Automobiles Illustrated and the number of entries in some of our promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.


Advertising networks serving ads onto Automobiles Illustrated may also use their own cookies. The cookie stores your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit and granting you certain access privileges. You can set your browser to decline cookies, but if you do you may be unable to access certain portions of the site or may be asked to re-enter your user name and password. We do not customize the site’s features to prevent this.


Automobiles Illustrated may also gather anonymous information, which may be used by us or shared with third parties. This is information that does not personally identify you, but which may be helpful. For example, we might tell our advertisers how many users visited a particular advertisement, and for how long, so they can measure the performance of the ad. This information is also used to generate advertising rates. Generally, this information is collected through “traffic data” and may entail the use of numeric codes used to identify a computer.


What Happens To The Information You Give Us?


Automobiles Illustrated’s primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on our site. This includes personalization services, interactive communications, online shopping, and many other types of services, most of which are completely free to you. In order to provide services free of charge, we may display advertisements. By knowing a little about you, Automobiles Illustrated is able to deliver more relevant advertisements and content to you. This, in turn, helps us create a better website.


By delivering targeted advertisements, Automobiles Illustrated allows advertisers to reach a targeted audience. From time to time, advertisers on Automobiles Illustrated will seek to reach specific segments of our audience (e.g. females 35 and older). We will take the advertisement and display it to users meeting those criteria. This kind of advertisement targeting is done with banner ads as well as promotional email.


We use customer contact information from our online registration, survey, and contest and order forms for our own internal evaluation and tracking purposes, and to send you information from our company. From time to time, our business partners or other companies may send you promotional material. If you supply contact information, it may also be used to contact you about products and services in which you have indicated an interest, and may be shared with our advertisers, business partners, or other companies who may want to contact you.


(You may opt out of receiving future mailings — see the choice/opt-out section below.)


We may use cookies to deliver to you content specific to your interests, to save your password so you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit our site, and for other purposes. Advertisements displayed on our site may contain cookies. We do not have access to—or control over—information collected by advertisers on our site.


Automobiles Illustrated may use your IP address (the number assigned to your computer while it is on the Internet) to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our site. When Automobiles Illustrated offers shopping, your IP address may be used to help identify your computer and your online “shopping cart” (if any) and to gather broad demographic information. In addition, your IP address is transmitted with each message sent from your account.


Demographic and profile data from online forms or cookies may be used to tailor your experience at our site, showing you content we think you might be interested in, and displaying the content preferences you have previously shared with us. This information may be shared with our advertisers, business partners, or other companies only on an aggregate basis, unless you specifically agree personally identifiable information about you may be disclosed.


If you submit financial information, it may be used to verify the accuracy of your contact information and to authorize Automobiles Illustrated to bill you for products and services you have agreed to purchase. You may choose to submit unique identifiers (such as social security numbers) in order to allow us to verify your identity and for use as account numbers in our record system.


Automobiles Illustrated may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law, or comply with legal process served on Automobiles Illustrated, its parent company, subsidiaries, or affiliates; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Automobiles Illustrated or the users of Automobiles Illustrated, and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Automobiles Illustrated or the public.


How Do You Know The Site Is Secure?


Automobiles Illustrated has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of any information we have collected from you. Any time we ask for a credit card number we transmit that credit card number in an encrypted format. We use industry-standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.

As you may realize, unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure.


As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Automobiles Illustrated cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. To further protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.




Automobiles Illustrated is a general audience site. Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. We do not direct any of our content specifically at children less than thirteen (13) years of age. Further, we do not collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under thirteen (13) years of age.




Automobiles Illustrated gives you the following options for removing your information from our database in order to stop receiving future communications from Automobiles Illustrated. (Please note: Automobiles Illustrated is not responsible for removing information from third-party lists or entities with which you have previously authorized us to share your information.) To opt-out, eMail

How do I change or update the information I’ve provided you? To inform us of changes to information you have previously provided, email


How Do I Contact The Website?


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with Automobiles Illustrated, eMail


Please recognize any of the policies or procedures above may be changed at any time and without prior notice. While this Privacy Policy is not a contract, nor does it create any legal rights, it does serve as an expression of Automobiles Illustrated’s commitment to protecting private personal information.


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