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Privacy Policy/ CCPA

Who we are

Classic Ford Truck (and Bronco) Trader is the premier website for classic Ford truck & Bronco classified ads. We are organized as an LLC in the state of California, as Classic Ford Trader, LLC.  Our website is http://classicfordtrucktrader.com. We operate virtually, so we do not have a physical address, but if you need to contact us you can reach out via email.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal Information

When a user signs up for an account on our site we collect their name, email address & ask them to establish a password.  These are collected for the purpose of establishing the account.  Email addresses also allow us to send notifications to users when appropriate, such as to notify that their post has been approved, to notify when another user has sent them a message, etc. The sign up form also includes a provision for a contact number, should the user desire to provide, but this is not required to sign up. 

When a user makes a purchase on our site we collect billing information, which includes the users name, address, phone number & email. This information is collected for purposes of billing and shipping (if applicable). We do not use this information to send any unsolicited mail or for any other marketing related purposes. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send information about the order
  • Respond to requests
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up the users account 
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

When a user submits a vehicle ad, our system also allows the ad poster to provide a contact number, should they wish to have interested users contact them via phone. Providing a contact number is not required, as users can rely solely on the internal messaging system if they prefer.  Users who post an ad acknowledge that, if they provide a contact number as part of the post, this number will be revealed to any other user who clicks the button to request the number.  The number will not be provided to anyone who is not a registered user of the site. We are not responsible if other users misuse the phone number. Individuals who are concerned their phone number may be misused are encouraged to not provide their number & rely solely on the internal messaging system.  

When a user posts an ad on our site they are acknowledging use and acceptance of our internal messaging system. When another user is interested in the vehicle advertised, they may use the messaging system to contact the user who posted the vehicle.  Users will receive an automated email notifying them when they have received a message from another user. 

When a user posts an ad our system also requests their location (city & state). This information is utilized to refine search results and ensure other users can find vehicle advertisements in their area.  Users should not provide a specific address.  If a user feels uncomfortable providing the city the live in, they might consider using the nearest major metro area instead. 

Ads/ Comments

We post classified ads posted by users of our site. When users leave comments (if comments are turned on) on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from the users email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if  the user is using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of the comment, the users profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Messaging

We provide a built in messaging system that allows users to connect with one another without having to divulge their personal information such as phone number or email address. If they so choose, ad posters may also provide a phone number as a secondary form of contact, but it is not required. We recommend users utilize this system for initial conversations, but find it is best to speak with an individual via phone to establish a relationship prior to meeting in person. We encourage users to refrain from providing any private personal information via this system. 

Media

When a user uploads images to the website, they should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download images and may be able to extract location data from images. If the user is unsure how to remove location embedding, they should consult the user manual of the device they are using to take the pictures. 

Cookies

If a user  leaves a comment on our site they may opt-in to saving name, email address and website in cookies. These are for convenience so that the details do not need to be filled in again when another comment is left.  These cookies last for one year. 

If a user visits our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine their browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when the browser closes.

When a user logs in, we will also set up several cookies to save login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If the user selects “Remember Me”, login will persist for two weeks. If the user logs out of their account, the login cookies will be removed.

If a user edits or publishes an ad, an additional cookie will be saved in their browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID. It expires after 1 day.

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Products/ ads the user viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show similar products/ads to the ones the user recently viewed
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping or locating vehicle ads in your area
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask the user to enter this so we can, for instance, ship the order or verify billing details

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while browsing our site.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the user has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about the user, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor the users interaction with that embedded content, including tracking the users interaction with the embedded content.

Who we share your data with

Classic Ford Truck Trader, LLC only shares the information collected for purposes of online payments, through the WooCommerce PayPal payment portal.  This information is shared with PayPal, as we utilize them for our payment services. Classic Ford Truck Trader does not ever have access to a user’s credit card information nor is it entered on any page that is part of our website. Users are redirected to PayPal when making a payment and all credit card information is entered via PayPal’s website. Further details on PayPal’s own privacy policy can be found via their site.

User comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We do not share user data with any third parties for marketing purposes or send unsolicited marketing emails. We do not share user information with any other unrelated parties. 

How long we retain your data

If a user leaves a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How we protect your data

We take reasonable precautions to prevent the unauthorized access or misuse of your data. Our website has a SSL certificate which encrypts the data that goes from a user’s computer to our website and back. Every time a user enters information into our site, SSL makes sure it can more securely travel from their browser to our web server. The SSL protects our users data with the following features:

  1. High encryption levels of up to 256-bit to protect user’s sensitive information.

  2. Provides strong encryption to protect the users’ information from phishing scams & attacks.

  3. Protects websites from attack, reducing the risk of hacking, eavesdropping and man-in-the-middle attacks.

  4. Establishes a safer shopping experience.

Our administrators access the admin panel of our page via computers with virus protection software and do not access or store any user personal information for purposes beyond running the site. 

California Users – California Consumer Privacy Act

You have the right to request that we disclose the data we have collected on you and use with regard to you. You have the right to request we delete any data we have collected on you, with certain legal exceptions. You have the right to not receive discriminatory treatment for exercising your rights.  Under CCPA you also have the right to opt out of sales, meaning you may request we refrain from selling your personal information to third parties; however, we do not engage in any such activity. Should you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact us.

Only you or someone you authorize may make any such requests related to your CCPA related data. To confirm your identity you will need to provide us with your log in credentials or provide proof of identity such as a government issued form of ID. 

While much of the information regarding how we collect and handle your information under CCPA is already specified above, the following sections will detail it according to the Privacy Act. 

  • Identifiers (§1798.140 (o)(1)(A) and (B)) which include elements such as: (i) contact information (e.g., name, mailing address, email address, phone number); and (ii) online identifiers (e.g., Internet protocol (IP) address, account numbers, device identifiers such as mobile advertising IDs)
    • We collect this data directly from you via forms you have completed when signing up, making a purchase or posting an ad. Cookies & related technology collect information about you as well.
    • These are collected for the purpose of establishing the account.  Email addresses also allow us to send notifications to users when appropriate, such as to notify that their post has been approved, to notify when another user has sent them a message, etc. Address information is also collected for purposes of billing and shipping (if applicable).
    • We share the information collected for purposes of online payments, through the payment portal.  This information is shared with PayPal, as we utilize them for our payment services.  If ad posters provide a phone number as part of their ad (which is optional), this phone number will be shared with other site users who request it for purposes of contacting the poster regarding the vehicle they are selling. 
  • Demographics (§1798.140 (o)(1)(C)) which include elements such as age and gender
    • We do not have any forms that request or collect your demographic information.
  • Personal Information under subdivision (e) of Section 1798.80 of the California Civil Code (§1798.140 (o)(1)(B)) which includes payment information (e.g., payment card number, expiration date and billing information)
    • We collect this information directly from you through the PayPal gateway provided by WooCommerce. 
    • We use this information to process payments related to orders.
    • This information is provided to PayPal though the gateway and is not provided by us to any other third parties. 
  • Commercial Information (§1798.140 (o)(1)(D)) which include elements such as: transactional information (e.g., activity, listings)
    • We collect this information directly from you & through cookies. 
    • We use this information to communicate with you & provide our services. 
    • Listing information is shared on our website. 
  • Internet or other electronic network activity (§1798.140 (o)(1)(F)) which include elements such as information about how you use, access, or interact with our site such as comments, photos, videos and other content you choose to publish
    • We collect this information through cookies.
    • We use this information to improve our services. 
    • We do not share this information with third parties. 
  • Geolocation Data (§1798.140 (o)(1)(G)) which include elements such as location information (e.g., city and state, or precise location information if location services are active on your device)
    • We collect this information directly from you and through cookies.
    • We use this information to identify the location of the vehicle you are posting and to identify vehicles for sale that are near your location. 
    • We use Google Maps API to provide location services, so information is shared with Google in order for mapping to operate. 
  • Audio, Electronic, Visual, Thermal, Olfactory or Similar Information (§1798.140 (o)(1)(H)) 
    • We do not record our users/ visitors activities. Ad posters have an options to submit a Youtube video along with their vehicle ad, but this is at their discretion and not a recording made by us. 
    • This information is not collected by us. 
    • We do not share this information with anyone other than self submitted YouTube videos, which if posted as part of an ad, can be seen by other users & visitors of the site. 
  • Professional or Employment-Related Information (§1798.140 (o)(1)(I)) 
    • We do not intentionally collect any professional employment related information. However, if you use an employment based email or phone number your employment could possibly be inferred. 
    • If any inferred information is collected, it is submitted directly by you. 
    • We do not share any of this information with third parties with the exception of your phone number, should you choose to provide it as a means of contact along with your vehicle listing. 
  • Inferences (§1798.140 (o)(1)(K)) which include elements such as inferences regarding your preferences
    • We do not intentionally collect any inferences regarding your preferences. By using our site, it could be assumed you are interested in Classic Fords, but that is generally the extent. 
    • If any inferred information is collected, it is submitted directly by you. 
    • We do not share any inferences about you with third parties, but others users could perhaps make inferences about your preferences based on your activities on the site. 

Minors

We do not knowingly collect or disclose personal information of minors without affirmative authorization.

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