Privacy Policy - Autohome Official

PRIVACY POLICY

THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED REGARDING THE WEBSITES
WWW. AUTOHOMEUS.COM AND WWW.AUTOHOMEUS.STORE.COM

Last Updated February 2, 2022

Autohome® USA (“Autohome® USA” or “We”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through compliance with our Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit our website, autohomeus.com (our “Website“), or use our autohomeus.store.com app (collectively, the “Services”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

 

This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect:

● Through the Services.

● In email, text, and other electronic messages between you, us, and the Services.

● Through mobile and desktop applications you download from the Services, which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and the Services

● When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services if those applications or advertising include links to this Privacy Policy.

 

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Autohome® USA or any third party;
  • Any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or through the Services.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Services. By accessing or using the Services, you agree to this Privacy Policy and the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal or business information as stated in this Privacy Policy as well as any applicable limitation on damages and resolution of disputes. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time.

 

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Services, including information:

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“Personal Information“);
  • That is about you but individually does not identify you, such as IP address, company affiliation, Services usage, and/or
  • About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Services, and usage details.

We collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us.
  • Automatically as you navigate through our Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies.
  • From third parties such as our business partners.

Information You Provide to Us

The information we collect on or through our Services may include:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Services.
  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.
  • Details of transactions you carry out through our Services and of the fulfillment of your orders (including payment transaction details).
  • Your search queries on the Services.

 

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

As you navigate through and interact with our Services, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • Details of your use of the Services, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use through the Services.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, device information, and browser type.

The information we collect automatically may include personal information or we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Services and to deliver better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our client base size and usage patterns.
  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Services according to your individual interests.
  • Speed up your searches.
  • Recognize you when you return to our Services.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  •  Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
  • Third Party Use of Cookies
    Our Website may contain links to third-party content or websites that we do not control, including links to clients, sponsors or partners. If you click on these links and enter a third party’s website, the third parties may use their own cookies to collect data or solicit personally identifiable information. We recommend you read the privacy policy of these third-party websites to understand how they will collect and use your information as their policies may differ from ours and will apply to your use of their website. We are not responsible for the treatment of your personally identifiable information or any of your information collected by a third party.
  • Google Analytics. We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about the use of our Services. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit or use the Services, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the Services. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve the Services.  To read more about Google’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy please visit  https://policies.google.com/terms.

 

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:

  • To present our Services and its contents to you.
  • To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
  • To provide you with notices about your account.
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
  • To notify you about changes to our Services or any products or services we offer or provide through them.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Services.
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
  • For any other purpose with your consent.

We may also use your information to contact you about our own and our affiliates’ goods and services that may be of interest to you through our newsletters. We may use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your Personal Information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.

 

Disclosure of Your Information

We will not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer your information to third parties except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy. We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

We may disclose Personal Information that we collect, or you provide, as described in this Privacy Policy:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business.
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Autohome® USA, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by Autohome® USA about our Services users is among the assets transferred.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • With your consent.

We may also disclose your Personal Information:

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • To enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Autohome® USA, our customers, or others.

 

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the Personal Information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

  • Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

 

Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Information

You can review and change your Personal Information by logging into the Services and visiting your account profile page. You may also send us an email at admin@autohomeus.com to request access to, correct, or delete any Personal Information that you have provided to us. We cannot delete your Personal Information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. State Specific Privacy Rights.

If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your Personal Information. To learn more about your California privacy rights, please visit oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa .

Nevada residents who wish to exercise their sale opt-out rights under Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A may submit a request to this designated address: admin@autohomeuscom.

However, please know we DO NOT currently sell data triggering that statute’s opt-out requirements.

Individuals Within the European Union

If you are located within the European Union, you have the following rights with respect to your Personal Information:

1) to access your Personal Information; 2) to rectify your Personal Information; 3) to delete your Personal Information; 4) to restrict the use of your Personal Information; 5) to consent to the transfer of your Personal Information to another organization; 6) to object to the use of your Personal Information; and 7) to withdraw consent to the use of your Personal Information. To exercise your rights, you may contact us at admin@autohomeus.com. You also have the right to complain to the relevant data protection authority when you believe we have not used your Personal Information in accordance with data protection law. We have implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.

The safety and security of your information also depend on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to our Services. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained in the Services. Changes to Our Privacy PolicyYour information may be transferred to and maintained on computer networks which may be located outside of the state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction in which you reside, and the country or jurisdiction in which these computer networks are located may not have privacy laws as protective as the laws in your country or jurisdiction. Your access to and use of the Website or your submission of any Personal Information to us will constitute your consent to the transfer of your Personal Information outside of your home country or jurisdiction. Even after you remove information from your account or profile, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere, to the extent it has been shared with others, or it was copied or stored by third parties. Removed and deleted information may remain on backup media for a period of time prior to being deleted from our servers.

Children Under the Age of 13

Our Website is not directed at or intended for use by, children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly allow anyone under the age of 13 to provide Personal Information on our Website. Children should always obtain permission from a parent or guardian before sending Personal Information over the Internet. If you believe we might have obtained Personal Information from or about your child, please contact us at admin@autohomeus.com and we will delete the information.

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our Privacy Policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ Personal Information, we will notify you through a notice on the Website home page or application home page. The date the Privacy Policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an
up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Services and this Privacy Policy to check for any changes. To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices, contact us at admin@autohomeus.com.