This website is operated by Autospot, Botswana. This Privacy Statement (the "Statement") describes autospot.co.bw's collection, use and disclosure of information practices in connection with the Site. This Statement applies to the national version of the Site, located at www.autospot.co.bw, as well as to any versions of the Site that autospot.co.bw operates, including versions or pages that autospot.co.bw co-brands or private labels with its newspaper and broadcast affiliates, third-party distribution partners and other partners (collectively, "Affiliates"). For example, you may have arrived at a co-branded version of the Site from an Affiliate's website, in which case, that Affiliate will be clearly identified at the top of the home page of this Site. In this Statement, autospot.co.bw refers to those versions of the Site as "Affiliate Versions." Please be aware that autospot.co.bw may share any information you submit through this Site with Affiliates, as described below. During your visit to any Affiliate Version, the Affiliate may independently collect other information from you.
For purposes of clarification, this Statement also describes autospot.co.bw's collection, use, and disclosure practices with respect to any personally identifiable information and Usage Data (as defined below) that is provided to autospot.co.bw by any of its third-party distribution partners that display autospot.co.bw vehicle listings.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
You are not required to provide any personally identifiable information to visit the Site. autospot.co.bw automatically collects Usage Data (as described below) and may collect postal codes and other information in connection with your use of the Site (e.g., the type of car you are looking for). autospot.co.bw collects personally identifiable information only when you make it available through your use of the Site. You may submit personally identifiable information through the Site in other ways, including: (a) participating in online surveys, promotions, contests (b) subscribing to newsletters, editorial content, or promotional content sent via email, (c) using the Site's "Feedback" and "More Information" forms; and (d) in connection with other products, services, features, or requests made available through the Site. We also publish toll-free phone numbers for many of the dealerships that list vehicles for sale on the Site. If you dial one of these phone numbers, autospot.co.bw or a service provider operating on autospot.co.bw's behalf may record the date, time and length of your call and the phone number from which the call originated, along with other information that may be captured. Any Usage Data (as defined in the next section) and/or personally identifiable information resulting from such calls may be used as described in this Statement. The types of personally identifiable information that you provide will depend on the nature of the submission, but could include your name, address, phone number and email address.
Passive Information Collection
The Site automatically collects information and may also customize your visit through technical means, including the following:
Cookies: Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive by computers (or servers) to identify your computer.
IP Address Logs: autospot.co.bw also logs Internet Protocol (IP) addresses - the location of your computer on the internet – and may log device ID and information about your browser or operating system.
Cookies allow autospot.co.bw to recognize you when you visit the Site, to personalize your experience and generally to serve you better. For example, if you enter your name, address or ZIP code on one of the Site's forms, it may be stored in a cookie so you do not have to enter it again on other forms on the Site. Cookies and web beacons can tell us what advertising you have seen on the Site, which allows autospot.co.bw to offer you a more diverse selection of advertising information and may also be used together to measure the effectiveness of autospot.co.bw advertising campaigns. Anonymous information regarding use of our Site and services that is collected and/or aggregated by or on behalf of autospot.co.bw through the use of such technical means or otherwise is referred to in this Statement as "Usage Data."
Personally Identifiable Information: Personally identifiable information collected by autospot.co.bw through your use of the Site, through your providing an email address to receive promotional or other communications via email, or through your providing a mobile number to receive coupon(s) or other communications via call, text or SMS, may be stored on servers or in a cookie on your computer and may be used by autospot.co.bw for any of the following purposes:
To confirm or fulfill a request that you make (e.g., in order to send you a price quote or other information you have requested, autospot.co.bw may share your contact information and content interests with a participating autospot.co.bw dealer and/or manufacturer).
To communicate with you regarding the autospot.co.bw service (e.g., autospot.co.bw may send you emails or call you to confirm a price quote request or to notify you that you have received a lead regarding a vehicle you have advertised or to request that you participate in a survey).
To send promotional materials, newsletters or other content via email, text message, or otherwise. If you no longer wish to receive a particular email newsletter or other promotion from autospot.co.bw, you must follow the opt-out instructions included in such email newsletters, text messages, and promotions.
To permit third parties (to whom autospot.co.bw may disclose personally identifiable information specifically for direct marketing purposes) to send you promotional or informational messages, but only if you have first affirmatively agreed to receive such messages. You agree that the seller or other third party may use an autodialer to text or call, and that a portion of any call may be pre-recorded.
To improve your user experience.
To manage autospot.co.bw's business and its relationships with Affiliates, customers, and other third parties to which autospot.co.bw may disclose personally identifiable information pursuant to this Statement.
To assist in Site administration, analysis, research, development, optimization and other internal purposes, including, without limitation, to compile Usage Data.
Usage Data: Usage Data is used by autospot.co.bw for administrative, analytical, research, optimization and other purposes. For example, autospot.co.bw may use statistical analyses of Usage Data in order to measure interest in the various areas of the Site, for development purposes and to inform advertisers and partners in aggregate and anonymous terms about consumers who click on their advertising or other messages. IP addresses are also used for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes.
Changes to this Statement
Any changes to this Statement will be posted on the Site in this location and this Statement will be identified as "Updated". Your continued use of the Site after such notice constitutes acceptance of such changes. In the event of such changes, you can then choose to do nothing, modify the personally identifiable information in your SIY Account, change your email preferences or deactivate your SIY Account.
Your personally identifiable information is one of our most valuable assets. We take steps to keep it physically secure in our data centers and it is accessible only to authorized personnel as needed to perform operations governed by this policy. In addition, when autospot.co.bw collects information from you, autospot.co.bw uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption, the industry standard for protecting privacy in web transactions. Please keep in mind that despite these measures, autospot.co.bw cannot guarantee or warrant 100 percent security of its servers and databases. Moreover, autospot.co.bw cannot guarantee that personally identifiable information that you submit through the Site will not be intercepted or otherwise disclosed.