Thank you for visiting the AutoTrader.com careers website, located at careers.autotrader.com (the "Site"), and for your interest in our company. This privacy statement describes how AutoTrader.com, Inc. and its affiliates, which include Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc., vAuto, Inc., VinSolutions, Inc., HomeNet, Inc. and CDMData, Inc. (collectively, the "AutoTrader Group," "ATG," "we," or "us") collect information from you when you apply for a job with an ATG company via this Site, and how we use that information. If you do not wish for us to use information collected from you in the manner described in this privacy statement, please do not submit information to us via this Site.
Please note that this privacy statement applies only to this Site. Your use of any other ATG company website, including AutoTrader.com, KBB.com, vAuto.com, VinSolutions.com, and HomeNetAuto.com (collectively, the "ATG Sites"), is subject to the privacy statement posted on that site.
The Information We Collect
You may browse job listings on this Site without providing any personally identifying information to us. To submit an application or resume for one of our posted positions, however, you will need to provide us with certain information about yourself in order for us to process and evaluate your application. Specifically, we may ask you to provide the following information:
In addition, if you are offered a position with an ATG company after the application process is complete, we may ask you to return to this Site to provide us with the information necessary for us to perform a background check, including:
We will also require that you provide an electronic signature each time you submit information to us through the Site.
We may combine the information we collect through this Site with information (including personally identifying information) that we may have collected from other sources, including information we may have gathered offline as part of the hiring process.
We also may collect other information about you when you use this Site through automated processes. For instance, we automatically collect certain anonymous information, such as which pages of our Site that you visit, your IP address, the web browser you are using (such as Internet Explorer), and the site that referred you to our Site. We also may place a cookie (a small entry in text file) on your browser. The cookie contains an ID number that allows us to track the pages you've visited. We aggregate this data with data on the pages visited by other users to track overall visitor traffic patterns. We use this information to improve our site by making it more responsive to the needs of our users. Cookies do not reveal personally identifying information; the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. Cookies cannot read unrelated data from your computer. The help function on most web browsers contains information on how to set your browser to notify you before accepting a cookie or to disable cookies entirely. However, if you don't accept cookies, you won't be able to take advantage of various features on our site that are available to other visitors.
Our Use of Your Information
We may use the information we collect from you, including personally identifying information, in a number ways, including:
If you are hired, we also may use the information collected from you during the application process for other business purposes relating to your employment.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may share the information you provide to us through this Site with our (and our affiliates') personnel (including employees and contractors in our recruiting, human resources, and information technology departments) who need to receive such information to carry out the purposes described above. We also may share personally identifying information about you with service providers or consultants acting on our behalf, including any third-party vendors involved in the operation of this Site. Those third parties will be required to protect personal information. In addition, we may share information with other third parties at your direction or otherwise with your approval.
We occasionally may release information about our visitors when release is appropriate (1) to comply with law, (2) to enforce our online policies (including this Privacy Statement and the visitor agreements on the ATG Sites) or (3) to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to this Site or the other ATG Sites, or to our customers, the public or any ATG company. In addition, as our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that any other ATG company, or substantially all of such company's assets, is acquired by another company, information collected from this Site would be among the transferred assets.
Retention of Information
We will retain the information you provide through this Site in in accordance with applicable law. We may also retain such information to consider you for other jobs for which you may be qualified. In addition, if you are offered (and accept) employment with an ATG company, the information collected through this Site will become part of your personnel record.
Changes to Your Information
Information we gather on this Site is stored within databases we control (or databases hosted on our behalf) on servers maintained in protected environments. However, no physical or electronic security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our servers or databases, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won't be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
The web is an evolving medium. If we need to change this privacy statement at some point in the future, we will post the changes to this on this Site and update the reference to the effective date of this policy to reflect the date of the amendment. By visiting this Site, you agree that your visit, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Statement and the visitor agreements posted on the ATG Sites.
Effective Date: May 23, 2012