Last updated: February 2019
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- General Collection and Use
- Information Collected by Automated Means
- Parties With Whom We May Share Information
- Automated Decisions About You
- User-Generated Content
- Links to Other Sites
- How We Protect Personal Information
- Changing and Accessing Your Personal Information
- California Residents
- Other Important Information
- How to Contact Us
GENERAL COLLECTION AND USE
We may collect personal information from individuals through our websites or by other means (such as email, fax, mail, phone, mobile applications, third-party applications, our parent, subsidiary, or affiliate companies, business partners, and other third-parties such as commercial data vendors and public databases). The principal ways you may provide the information and the types of information you may submit, as well as the ways we may use the information, are listed below.
Business Purposes – On our websites (and, if applicable, mobile applications) you may be able to register using your personal information to gain access to information related to your business relationship with or products and services of the Companies. We use these details to provide you with access to information about your business relationship with us and to facilitate your use of the websites or mobile applications. You may also choose to provide, or we may obtain, your personal information at trade shows or from our distributors. It is in our legitimate business interests to use this information so that we can manage our business relationships and carry out business, marketing and sales activities.
Careers – It is possible to apply for jobs with the Companies through the Companies’ websites, temporary employment services, third-party job posting sites, job fairs, and/or directly to the business locations. The information job seekers provide through this process is often maintained by third-party service providers. This information may be maintained in locations within the United States, accessible to our recruiting team, and be shared with our corporate affiliates for the purpose of evaluating you for positions within the Companies. The information submitted by job seekers, such as name, contact details and any other information relevant to the application is used to evaluate their qualifications for employment and to contact them regarding possible employment opportunities. It is in our legitimate business interests to use this information in the selection process and to communicate with you, and it will be necessary to provide us with this information so that we can assess your application.
Job seekers may also choose to provide sensitive personal information such as gender or ethnic background. Providing this data is optional and is not required to apply for a job with the Companies. This information will not be considered in evaluating candidates’ qualifications for employment.
Contact – You may contact us with questions, requests or comments through the “Contact” link on the Companies’ individual websites. When you do so, we may ask you for your personal information to verify your identity or to track the inquiry internally to ensure we respond to your questions, requests or comments.
Third Party Information – If you provide another person’s information to us, you must first obtain appropriate consent from that individual prior to providing this information to us and in order for us to use this information in the manner indicated.
Contractual Obligations – If you are a vendor or a contractor, we may ask you to provide personal information such as your name, photo, contact details or business and financial details to establish and administer your account, process payments, and for compliance with internal and legal requirements (which may include medical testing and monitoring requirements, where applicable). We use your information for this purpose so that we can comply with our contractual obligations to you.
Feedback – You may be able to submit feedback on our Companies’ websites. If you choose to give us your feedback, we may ask you for your personal information. We may also ask you about your experience using our websites. It is in our legitimate business interests to use the information you provide to enhance our websites, evaluate the quality of our products, or to communicate with you about products and services.
Incidents and Allegations – When you provide information about an incident or allegation, detailed personal information including your name, contact details and any relevant information about the incident or allegation may be collected. We use these details to investigate and comply with any applicable company or legal requirement. We may transfer and disclose your information to third-parties, such as insurance providers and investigators, as required in the course of the investigation or to comply with any legal obligation related to the information you provide.
Information Technology Security – We may collect personal information when detecting and defending against security threats in accordance with our legitimate business interests and our legal obligations. We use various IT tools to detect and defend against online security threats (e.g., attacks, viruses, malware, spam, phishing, malicious web content), to promote business continuity of our information systems and assets, and to maintain optimal performance of our IT systems. To ensure physical security of our facilities we may, where permitted under local law, utilize surveillance systems and/or location tracking while you are on Company property.
Other Uses of Information – We may use the personal information you provide to us for internal general business purposes in accordance with our legitimate business interests. These purposes include administration of our websites, data analytics, fraud prevention and compliance with our legal obligations, standards, policies and procedures (i.e., due diligence checks).
INFORMATION COLLECTED BY AUTOMATED MEANS
When you visit and interact with our websites and applications, we may collect “Other Information” that does not inherently reveal your specific identity, in order to learn how to best tailor our websites for our visitors. Examples of what Other Information we may collect and how we and third-party service providers may collect this information include:
Browser and Device Information – Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your computer type, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, Internet browser type and version and the name and version of the online services you are using. We may use this information to ensure that the online services function properly.
Cookies – Cookies are pieces of information stored directly on the computer or mobile device that you are using. Cookies allow us to collect information such as browser type, time spent on the online services, pages visited, referring URL, and other aggregated website traffic data. We and our service providers use the information for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, to display information more effectively, to collect statistical information, and to personalize your experience while online.
IP Address – Your IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). An IP address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses the online services, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites, applications and other services. We use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems and administering our online services. We may also derive your approximate location from your IP address to understand from what regions of the world our website visitors come.
Physical Location and Mobile Location-Based Services – We may collect the physical location of your device if you have consented to us doing so, by, for example, using satellite, cell phone tower, Wi-Fi signals, or other technologies. We may use your device’s physical location to provide you with personalized location-based services and content.
PARTIES WITH WHOM WE MAY SHARE INFORMATION
Business Transfers – We may disclose your personal information, usage information, and other information about you to parties acquiring part or all of our assets, as well as to attorneys, insurance providers and consultants. Also, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, your information may be considered a company asset that may be sold or transferred to third parties.
Corporate Affiliates – We may share the information you provide (such as information about your orders, enquiries, applications or use of our websites) within the Companies and their affiliates for marketing, recruitment and internal reporting purposes. We do this to run our business more efficiently and to have a better understanding of our customers across business lines.
Marketing Partners – In some cases, we may permit certain network advertising companies and publishers to collect personal information on our sites. In addition, our business partners may access personal information about you that we have combined with such business partners’ data. We may collaborate with our business partners to jointly send tailored promotional communications to you using the combined set of information. If you prefer not to receive these joint communications, you can opt out by following the instructions included in any such communication.
Non-Personal Information – We may share non-personal information, such as aggregate user statistics, demographic information, and usage information with third parties.
Sharing With Your Consent – Our services may present you with the opportunity to opt in to receive information or marketing offers from third parties or to otherwise consent to the sharing of your information with third parties. If you agree to have your personal information shared, your personal information will be disclosed to the third-party subject to the privacy notice and business practices of that third party.
Because we operate across the United States, the recipients referred to above may be located outside the jurisdiction in which you are located (or in which we provide the services).
AUTOMATED DECISIONS ABOUT YOU
Certain of the Companies may make automated decisions about you using your personal information in the following circumstances:
Automated processing may be used when evaluating large numbers of applicants for job vacancies. For these purposes, the Company involved may request that you create a profile and answer some job-related questions to evaluate your skills as compared to the published job requirements. An algorithm may then be used to determine which candidates will be allowed to proceed to the next step within the selection process. We consider this data and process to be relevant because it will assist us to select the applicant most suitable for our vacancies. The outcome of the evaluation may have an impact on whether you are offered a role for the vacancy you apply to.
You can contact the relevant Company via the contact information provided on such Company’s website to request further information about automated decision-making, object to our use of automated decision-making, or request an automated decision to be reviewed by us if required by local law.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
In proportion to the sensitivity of the information, we maintain reasonable administrative, technical and/or physical safeguards and appropriate security measures to protect personal information from loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of the information you provide. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information, as no electronic data transmission or storage of information is completely secure. If an incident is reported affecting your information, we will investigate and comply with all required reporting obligations.
CHANGING AND ACCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may have certain rights regarding your personal information, subject to local law, which may include the rights to:
- access your personal information;
- correct the information we hold about you;
- erase your personal information;
- restrict our use of your personal information;
- object to our use of your personal information;
- withdraw your consent for us to use your personal information, if applicable;
- receive your personal information in a usable electronic format and transmit it to a third party (right to data portability); and
- lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority (if applicable).
Our services are generally not directed to children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from minors without parental consent. If you become aware that we have collected personal information from a minor without parental consent, please let us know so we can take appropriate action.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Users Outside of the United States: If you use this website outside of the United States, you understand and consent to the transfer of your personal information to, and the collection, processing and storage of your personal information in, the United States and elsewhere. The laws in the United States regarding personal information may be different than the laws of your state or country.
HOW TO CONTACT US
Johnson Development Associates, Inc.
American Credit Acceptance