German Auto Parts

Privacy Policy


We respect your privacy and we have never sold, and never will sell, customer information to anyone because that's just not cool. Our website is secure and protected with state of the art encryption. If you want to learn more and like to read the fine print there's plenty of it below!


This policy was last updated on January 24, 2019.

Security:
The security of your personal information is very important to us. In an effort to protect your personal information, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology with 256 bit encryption. If your browser supports SSL (most current browsers do), it will automatically encrypt the information you provide to us on the secure pages on our site, before sending it over the internet. German Auto Parts has obtained a digital certificate from Sectigo (formerly Comodo CA), a leading provider of internet trust services. German Auto Parts's website is also tested and certified daily by Sectigo to receive its Secured By Sectigo Certification which ensures that the website passes daily security tests.

When visiting a page on our site that includes any of your personal information, the bottom of your browser window will display an icon of a closed lock or an unbroken key (depending upon your browser). This indicates that you have successfully connected with our secure server.

To authenticate the security of your connection before submitting any of your personal information, you can double-click on the icon to display our digital certificate.

Some browser versions and some firewalls do not permit communication through secure servers. In that case, we suggest that you visit contact us by phone.

Cookies:
The German Auto Parts web site uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. 
 
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize German Auto Parts pages, or register with German Auto Parts site or services, a cookie helps German Auto Parts to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same German Auto Parts web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the German Auto Parts features that you customized. 
 
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the German Auto Parts services or web sites you visit. 

We also use cookies to collect information to analyze where our customers are coming from and how often they visit our site. We also collect certain technical information from your computer, like your IP address and the address of a referring web site, if any. This information will allow us to enhance our site to match our customer's preferences. This information is used only for the benefit of German Auto Parts and you, our customer.

Registration:
In order to identify who you are, we suggest that you register and log in when you visit our site. This allows us to provide you with your "Order Status" and other information that is uniquely yours.

Right to Access/Correct Your Information:
You have the right to access all the personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain, and can do so by mail (PO Box 324, Galway, NY 12074, USA), or contacting us by email.
We use this procedure to safeguard your information. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows the error.
If you place an order with a ship-to address that differs from your bill-to address, we retain this information as well. You can modify or correct this information by following the procedure described above. Such information is used at your request to ship purchased merchandise and may also be used for marketing purposes, but will not be sold to any third parties.

What Information Is Collected:
When you choose to place an order with us, you are invited to log in (optional), so that we can identify who you are. As a newcomer, it will be suggested that you register for future identification. The registration page asks you to enter your name, a user ID, a password and your email address. You can update this information at any time by logging in and clicking on your user name at the upper right corner of every page and selecting "My Profile."

Placing an Order:
When you decide to place an order, you are asked to complete an order form. The order form requires your name, billing and shipping addresses, credit card number, expiration date and CID#. You should also include other information fields such as your telephone number, to allow us to contact you regarding your order if necessary. This information is collected to make your shopping experience with us as smooth and pleasant as possible. It is used only for the benefit of German Auto Parts and you, our customer.

Links:
Our site may contain links to manufacturers and other related sites for your benefit. German Auto Parts is not responsible for the privacy practices, security, or content of such websites. If you click on one of these links, you will be redirected to their website and, in doing so, you may provide information directly to them. Therefore, you should refer to their privacy policies to understand how they handle your information and what choices are available to you.

Relationships/Sharing Information:
German Auto Parts maintains special relationships with a number of secure business partners. For your security or benefit, when you make a purchase, we may share information about you and the transaction with other companies for many reasons including verification, fraud prevention, credit card authorization, US Government policy compliance and shipping purposes. We also may be required to disclose an individual's personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

German Auto Parts may share account or other information when we are required by law (e.g., in response to subpoenas, court orders, etc.) or to protect our interests or property. This may include sharing information, at German Auto Parts's discretion, with other companies, lawyers, credit bureaus, agents or government agencies in connection with issues related to export compliance, fraud, credit or debt collection.

You agree that German Auto Parts may use personal information provided by you in order to conduct appropriate anti-fraud and export compliance checks. Personal information that you provide may be disclosed to a credit reference, fraud prevention agency or US Government agency, which may keep a record of that information.

German Auto Parts also shares information with outside companies that perform services for German Auto Parts. For example, when a customer signs up for our email newsletters, German Auto Parts will provide the customer's email address to third party email distribution companies that transmit emails on behalf of German Auto Parts. Your email address will not be used by these companies for any purpose other than for the transmission of emails for German Auto Parts.

We may retain outside companies to assist us in managing our customer information database or to update and correct customer information for future marketing purposes. German Auto Parts takes steps to ensure the confidentiality of your information and to make sure it is not used for other purposes.

German Auto Parts has carefully selected a few companies to assist us in better understanding how our customers use our site. We will place cookies on your computer to collect information. The information that is collected through these cookies tells us things, such as which search engine referred you, how you navigated around our site, which pages you browsed, what you purchased and what traffic is driven by banner ads and emails. The companies analyze the information they collect from our site and return it to us through a secure connection. We use this information to help us understand your interests in our site and how to better serve you. It also helps us provide you with more personalized product offerings.

Use of Information:
We may use your information in a number of ways, including the following:

  • In order to serve you better, we may combine the information you provide us online, via phone and via email. We use that information to improve your overall shopping experience.
  • To improve the content on our website. For example, we may use cookies to find out which parts of our site or our products are visited most often.
  • To enhance your online shopping experience.
  • For marketing and promotional purposes.


Mail & SPAM Issues:
You may request German Auto Parts newsletters by mail or email to periodically receive notification of specials or other information that may be of interest to you. German Auto Parts will never SPAM or send unsolicited materials based on information collected at our site. Registrants may opt out of receiving materials from us at any time by contacting us with such request. Please contact us via email
or via mail (PO Box 324, Galway, NY 12074, USA). Include your name, address and other information as it appears on the mailing label and indicate "Do not mail".

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy:
We never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, nor is any part of our website structured to attract anyone under 13.

If Security or Privacy Is Still of Concern to You:
If you do not want to receive promotional email from German Auto Parts, please notify us via email at info@germanautoparts.com. Note: Once you have submitted your request you should assume that it has been successfully received and your request is being processed. Please allow us a reasonable period from when the request was received to complete the removal.

Our transaction security, combined with our privacy guarantee, should satisfy your concerns regarding online ordering. Keep in mind, however, that you may also place your order by phone if desired. If you have any questions regarding this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, you can contact is at info@germanautoparts.com

Changes to German Auto Parts Privacy Policy:
By visiting our site you consent to our collection and use of your information as described in this policy. We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy and related business practices at any time by posting updated text on this site.

California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you have the right to receive: (a) information identifying all third-party companies to whom German Auto Parts may have disclosed, within the past year, personal information pertaining to you and your family for that company's direct marketing purposes; and (b) a description of the categories of personal information disclosed. To obtain this information, please email your request. Please allow 30 days for a response.