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Your Privacy Is Important To Us
At Mid America Motorworks, we are committed to providing you with the finest automotive parts and accessories, backed by consistently top-quality service. While information about you is fundamental to our ability to do this, we fully recognize the importance of keeping personal and account information secure.

To offer you the widest range of products and services, Mid America may on occasion share information about you, both internally and outside of Mid America. We want you to understand our information safeguards, the type of information we collect and share, in addition to the benefits you receive when we share information about you.

This notice describes the privacy practices of Mid America Motorworks , including our information collection and sharing practices, then allows you to decide whether or not Mid America may share certain information about you, either within or outside of our company.
 
Our Security Procedures
Mid America Motorworks understands the importance of protecting, securing and using information appropriately. Access to information about you is restricted to the people of Mid America Motorworks who require it to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards for the security of information.

When Mid America Motorworks shares information about you with external companies, we require them to impose safeguards, use the data only for a permitted purpose, and to either return it to us or destroy it once that purpose is served. We limit the amount of information shared to what is appropriate to offer a product or service efficiently. Mid America Motorworks requires any company, which receives information from us, to sign a Confidentiality Agreement containing these requirements and obligating that company to protect the information as Mid America Motorworks would.
 
Information We Collect
MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS collects and uses non-public personal information about you to conduct our business and to consistently deliver the top-quality Customer Care that you expect from us. Sources of this information include the following:

  • Information we receive from you on applications and other forms or through your correspondence or communication with us including through the mail, by telephone or over the Internet;


  • Information we receive from third parties, such as consumer reporting agencies, to verify statements you have made to us, or regarding your employment, credit, or other relationships; and


  • Information about your transactions with Mid America Motorworks and with other companies outside of Mid America Motorworks.

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    Information We Share Within Mid America Motorworks
    We may share all of the information we collect about you with financial service companies within Mid America Motorworks to offer additional products or services that may interest you and best meet your needs. We believe this is convenient for you and may save you both time and money. To do so, we share identification information (such as name and address), transaction and experience information (such as purchases and payments), credit eligibility information (such as credit reports and applications), and other information. The decision to purchase any such products or services is yours alone. You may tell us not to share credit eligibility information about you within Mid America Motorworks, but please understand this does not prohibit us from offering you additional products and services or from sharing transaction and experience, identification, and other information within Mid America Motorworks.
     
    Information We Share With Others
    We may share all of the information we collect about you with financial service companies within Mid America Motorworks to offer additional products or services that may interest you and best meet your needs. We believe this is convenient for you and may save you both time and money. To do so, we share identification information (such as name and address), transaction and experience information (such as purchases and payments), credit eligibility information (such as credit reports and applications), and other information. The decision to purchase any such products or services is yours alone. You may tell us not to share credit eligibility information about you within Mid America Motorworks, but please understand this does not prohibit us from offering you additional products and services or from sharing transaction and experience, identification, and other information within Mid America Motorworks.

    Information We Share With Others

    From time to time, we may allow companies outside of Mid America Motorworks to offer you their products and services that may interest you. Subject to applicable law, we may share all the information we collect with these companies outside of Mid America Motorworks, unless you tell us not to.

    ADDITIONALLY, WE MAY SHARE ALL THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT WITH COMPANIES THAT PERFORM MARKETING OR OTHER SERVICES ON OUR BEHALF OR TO OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS WITH WHICH WE HAVE JOINT MARKETING AGREEMENTS. WE ARE ALSO PERMITTED BY LAW TO SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU WITH OTHER COMPANIES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. FOR INSTANCE, WE MAY SHARE ALL OF THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT WITH COMPANIES ASSISTING US IN SERVICING YOUR LOAN OR ACCOUNT, WITH COMPANIES THAT ENDORSE OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THROUGH AFFINITY AGREEMENTS, WITH GOVERNMENT ENTITIES IN RESPONSE TO SUBPOENAS OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS, AND WITH CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES. IF YOU TELL US NOT TO SHARE INFORMATION WITH COMPANIES OUTSIDE OF MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS THAT WISH TO OFFER YOU THEIR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO SHARE INFORMATION IN THESE ADDITIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES.
     
    Important Information About Your Choice
    We're dedicated to serving your needs - and to respecting your choices related to privacy. You may tell us not to share information within Mid America MOTORWORKS, and you may tell us not to share information with companies outside of Mid America MOTORWORKS that wish to offer you their products and services as described above. If you wish to opt out of such information sharing, please call toll-free 866-350-4543. We will ask you to verify your identity and the specific accounts to which the opt out applies, so please have all your account information readily available when you call.

    MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS APPLIES OPT OUTS AT THE ACCOUNT LEVEL, NOT BY INDIVIDUAL CUSTOMER. WHEN ANY PERSON LISTED WITH OTHERS ON AN ACCOUNT OPTS OUT (FOR EXAMPLE, A CO-APPLICANT, JOINT ACCOUNT HOLDER, OR AUTHORIZED USER), WE WILL LIST THE ENTIRE ACCOUNT AS HAVING OPTED OUT. MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS WILL CONTINUE TO ADHERE TO ITS DISCLOSED PRIVACY PRACTICES FOR AN ACCOUNT EVEN IF IT BECOMES INACTIVE OR IS CLOSED.

    An opt out from information sharing on an account as described above, either within MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS and/or with companies outside of MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS, remains effective unless revoked in writing. Federal regulations require us to provide this notice on an annual basis, whether or not an account has previously opted out from either type of information sharing. Please remember when you receive our subsequent notices that an account previously opted out from either or both types of information sharing (and not revoked in writing) does not need to be opted out again.
     
    Important Information for Vermont Customers
    The information sharing practices described above are in accordance with Federal law. Vermont law places additional limits on disclosing information about Vermont residents so long as they remain residents of Vermont. In accordance with Vermont law, MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS will not disclose information we collect about Vermont residents to companies outside of MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS and will not disclose credit eligibility information about Vermont residents to other companies within MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS except:
  • as permitted by law;
  • to companies that perform marketing or other services on our behalf;
  • name, contact and transactional experience information (such as your account balance and payment history) to other financial institutions with which we have joint marketing agreements; or
  • with the authorization or consent of the Vermont resident.
  • This notice updates and replaces any previous notices from MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS about the privacy, security, and protection of information. For additional information regarding MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS's privacy practices concerning the Internet, and to view the most recent version of this privacy notice, please go to www.mamotorworks.com and click on "Privacy Policy." You may have other privacy protections under state laws. We may amend this privacy notice at any time, and we will inform you of changes as required by law.

    This Privacy Notice was last updated February 12, 2002. Please check back periodically for updates and changes.
     
    Internet Privacy Practices
    Web Site Privacy

    The MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS Web servers automatically recognize and record the domain name from which you access the Internet and the names of the pages you visit while at an MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS Web site. The MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS Web servers do not automatically extract or store your electronic mail address (See E-Mail Addresses below). The information automatically recognized and recorded is not personally identifiable and is used to improve the content of MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS Web sites and make them more useful.

    E-mail Addresses

    If you supply us with your e-mail address, we may let you know by e-mail about special marketing offers for products and services that may be of interest to you. This may include, but is not limited to, online services, deposit products, travel offers, and business cards. When we collect your e-mail address, and with each special marketing offer e-mail message we send, we will provide you with the opportunity to tell us that you do not wish to receive special marketing offer messages from us in the future. However, MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS reserves the right to service your account and communicate with you through e-mail about your account.

    Internet Security

    MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS uses encryption technology to protect certain information sent over the Internet. SSL is an encryption technology known as "Secure Sockets Layer". SSL encrypts transmissions between two parties and verifies the Web site server you are communicating with. An "s" after the "http" in a Web site's address indicates that you are attached to a secure server using SSL technology. Additionally, if your browser is Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0, Netscape Navigator 4.0, or a higher version of either, a picture of a lock or a key should appear in the lower right hand corner of the browser's window.

    Use of Cookies

    Some MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS Web sites use a feature of your Internet browser called a cookie. Cookies are files placed within your browser on your computer's hard drive by a Web site server. MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS Web sites may use cookies to facilitate your Internet sessions, to maintain security and to improve our Web sites. For example, MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS uses cookies to verify your identity, remember your personal settings such as your offer preferences, and to monitor your use of MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS Web sites to improve our services. If you choose not to enable cookies on your browser, you will not be able to use some of the services offered on MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS's Web sites.

    Advertising Services

    MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS uses third party companies to serve ads on our Web site and other Web sites. These companies help MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS execute, optimize, and measure the effectiveness of our online banner advertising programs. These companies use cookies and non-personally identifiable information (for example, information that does not include name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visit to this and other Web sites to measure advertising effectiveness and to provide ads about goods and services that may interest you. If you would like to learn more about these practices, view the privacy notices of these third party companies, or opt out of their use of non-personally identifiable information, click here.

    MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS's banner advertisements and online applications may contain small graphics with tags in them. These tags are not personally identifiable and work in conjunction with these cookies. These tags allow us to measure the effectiveness and response rates of our advertising.

    Children

    MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS Web sites do not knowingly collect or use personal information from children under age 13 without obtaining verifiable parental consent. If a child whom we know to be under age 13 sends personal information to an MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS Web site, we will use that information only in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

    To Further Protect Your Privacy

    While exploring the services offered through MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS's Web sites, please be aware that other online retailers, partners, third party Internet sites, and third party services accessible through MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS's Web sites, have separate privacy and data collection policies and practices, which are independent of and may be different from MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS's policies and practices. MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS is not responsible or liable for these independent policies and practices and it is your responsibility to review them and decide whether or not they satisfactorily protect your rights.

    These Internet Privacy Practices were last updated November 2, 2001 and update and replace any previous Internet Privacy Practices from MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS. We may amend these Internet Privacy Practices at any time, and when such a change is made we will post a revised version on this MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS Web site. Changes will be effective when they are posted. It is your responsibility to review these Internet Privacy Practices from time to time to be aware of any such changes. Your continued use of this MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS Web site indicates your agreement to any such changes.