Website Privacy Policy

This policy was last updated and posted in September 2013. It governs the privacy policy of our Website,


"Non-Personal Information" is information that is in no way personally identifiable and that is obtained automatically through your simple use of our Website with a web browser.

"Personally Identifiable Information" is non-public information that is personally identifiable and obtained in connection with providing a product or service to you. It may include information such as your name, address, phone number, social security number, financial information, and other related information you provide to us.

Our Commitment to Your Privacy

This Privacy Policy tells you what Personally Identifiable Information we may collect from you, how we may share this information, and how you can limit our sharing of your information.

Virtual Project Manager, Inc. (VPM) is committed to the security and privacy of all our clients. We take your privacy seriously, and we will work with you to ensure that you have an enjoyable car shopping experience, but that you do so in a safe and secure online environment.

VPM and its affiliates are committed to respecting your privacy and recognize the need for appropriate protection and management of your Personally Identifiable Information you share with us.

As a part of our commitment to your privacy, we support and adhere to the guidelines and practices adopted by the Direct Marketing Association Privacy Promise to American consumers. Accordingly, we have agreed to (1) provide customers with notice of their ability to opt out of information exchanges with other marketers; (2) honor customer requests not to have their information transferred to others for marketing purposes; and (3) accept and honor customer requests not to receive solicitations from any of our brands.

Use of Remarketing with Google Analytics

VPM uses Remarketing with Google Analytics along with Google Adwords as part of tailoring our advertising to our users. We use these Google tools to better direct information of interest to you as associated with your signing up with our Website. As required by Google, you should know that third party vendors, including Google, show our advertisements across the internet and that your Personally Identifiable Information is never included in such advertisement or otherwise provided to third parties without your consent.

Telephone Consumer Protection Act Notice

As part of our Website functionality, you understand that you are providing certain Personally Identifiable Information (i.e. name and phone number) so that you may be contacted by third parties such as automobile dealers and their representatives, which may include call centers, auto-dialers, and the like. As such, by providing such information through our Website, you are giving express consent to such contact and acknowledge that such authorization supersedes any entry you may have on the United States. Do Not Call Registry. If you wish to no longer be contacted, you must notify VPM through the facilities found on our Website. As it can take some time for such third parties to update their systems, please allow up to two (2) weeks for such calls to stop.

Links to Other Websites

Our Website may contain links to other websites that are not under our control. These websites may have their own policies regarding privacy. We have no control of or responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors. You access such linked Websites at your own risk. These websites are not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should check the privacy policies, if any, of those individual websites to see how the operators of those third-party websites will utilize your personal information. In addition, these websites may contain a link to Websites of our affiliates. The websites of our affiliates are not subject to this Privacy Policy, and you should check their individual privacy policies to see how the operators of such websites will utilize your personal information.

What Information We May Collect

Generally, our customers and investors can visit our Website without providing or revealing any personal or Personally Identifiable Information. We receive and store certain types of information whenever visitors interact with our Website. We may track the Internet domain address from which our visitors visit our Website and analyze this data for trends and statistics. Unless a visitor to our Website voluntarily provides Personally Identifiable Information to us, each individual customer remains anonymous.

We receive and may store certain Personally Identifiable Information that our visitors enter when visiting our website or provide to us in other ways. For instance, we collect the information you provide to us when you place an order, register with us, send an email or call us, enter a sweepstakes or contest, subscribe to a service, enroll in a club, request to receive a catalog, or participate in a promotion. This information may include your name, social security number, address, telephone number, email address, birth date, gender, occupation, personal interests, and other similar personal or preference data that you provide to us. It may also include information you submit about other people. Whether or not you provide such information to us is completely your own choice. However, your failure to provide such information may prohibit your ability to fully use our services.

We also collect Personally Identifiable Information of a financial nature, such as your social security number and related financial information, if you want to use our services to get automotive financing, as such information is necessary for our affiliates to decide whether or not to extend you credit for your automotive purchase.


Our Website may send a "cookie" to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to identify which areas of our site you have visited, so the next time you visit the site, we can better personalize the content that you see on our Website. Third party vendors with whom we are associated (i.e. Google), may also place cookies as well to inform, optimize, and serve ads or other offers to you which may be of interest. Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies. However, if you reject our Cookies, certain functionality on our Website may not work correctly or at all. We do not place Personally Identifiable Information in Cookies.

Web Beacons

We may also use web beacons to collect Non-Personal Information about your use of our Website and the Websites of selected sponsors and advertisers, and your use of special promotions or newsletters. The information collected by Web Beacons (a) allows us to statistically monitor how many people open our emails and (b) for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our Web Beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our Websites or those of our sponsors'. We do not link Non-Personal Information from Web Beacons to Personally Identifiable Information without your permission.

How We Use Your Information

We use the personal and/or Personally Identifiable Information you provide for our internal purposes, such as providing you services, analyzing trends and statistics, and informing you of our new products/services (including those of our affiliates).

To serve you better, we may combine the information you give us online and information we receive from others. We use that combined information to enhance and personalize your experience with us, to communicate with you about our products and events that may be of interest to you, and for other promotional purposes.

Also, we may contract with third-party service providers to provide certain services for our business, such as processing your financial information to determine credit-worthiness, credit card processing, computer system services, data management, or promotional services. We provide the information needed for these service providers to perform these services. The information we provide may include some of our customers' personal and Personally Identifiable Information. However, these service providers are not authorized to use any of the information we share with them for any purposes other than to provide services to us.

By clicking the "Get Your Quote" button, I authorize Virtual Project Manager, Inc. and its lending partners, automobile dealers, or affiliate partners to obtain such additional information as may be required, including credit reports, in order to complete the processing of my application and to provide such additional information if requested. I expressly grant that Virtual Project Manager, Inc., and its lending partners, automobile dealers, or affiliate partners the authority to call and/or email me with questions related to this application and share information about other products and services available. I agree that Virtual Project Manager, Inc. and its lending partners, automobile dealers, or affiliate partners may forward this application and my financial information to one or more third party lenders, dealers, or others that may be able to offer me, or assist me in finding, financing that meets my needs. Some of these affiliates may offer or arrange dealer financing rather than a direct loan from a lender. I authorize those third party lenders, dealers or others which are forwarded the application to share information in the application and any other credit information they obtain with other third parties who may be able to offer or arrange for a loan or financing through a dealer. I also agree to the consent of electronic documents and disclosures for all things related to my application.

We may share information that we have collected with governmental agencies and other organizations assisting us in fraud prevention or for investigative purposes. We may do so when permitted or mandated by law; trying to protect against or prevent fraud; attempting to prevent unauthorized or improper transactions; or investigating fraud or improper conduct that has already taken place. In these instances, the information is not provided to these agencies or organizations for marketing or any other unrelated purposes.

Additionally, we may share your email address, name, telephone number, and postal address within the Virtual Project Manager, Inc. family of businesses. Also, when you make requests for information through our Website we may need to contact you via phone, email, or mail to address issues specific to your order, even if you have opted to not receive communications from us.

From time to time we may also market certain third-party services through our Website. Should you choose to accept an offer from a third-party, we will pass your relevant Personally Identifiable Information, including your name, postal address, and any other required information to that specific third-party.

Generally, we will only retain Personally Identifiable Information as long as needed to provide you with services. However, there may be times where due to the nature of services you requested, we may archive your Personally Identifiable Information for future use.

Finally, if some or all of the business assets of any our company are sold or transferred, we generally would transfer the corresponding information regarding our customers and visitors to the purchaser. We also may retain a copy of that information.

Information Partners, 1800CARSHOW, Detroit Trading, DriveTime and others.

Changes to Your Information

You may update your registered Personally Identifiable Information at any time. This includes your name, password, email, and postal address. You may also manage your mailing preferences and email formats.

If at any time you would like us to update your Personally Identifiable Information or remove you from our email or postal mailing lists, or if you need assistance with the modification of your information, send us an email with your request.

Exemptions from Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you may send to us by email or instant messaging programs (i.e. AOL, Yahoo, etc.), as email and instant messages are not recognized as a secure communication forms. As such, we request that you do not send any information, which you consider private, to us by email or instant message. Likewise, our Website has forums, message boards, and other posting areas that are open to the general public. Anything posted on such forums, message boards, or other posting areas will not be private in any fashion. As such, take special care in posting information, especially when you consider such information to be of a private nature.

Sponsors and Advertisers

Sponsors or advertisers on our Website may use their own Cookies, Web Beacons or other online tracking technologies in the banner advertisements on our Website, in emails, special promotions or newsletters we send you. Some advertisers use companies other than our Website to serve their ads and to monitor users' responses to ads, and these companies ("Ad Servers") may also collect Non-Personal Information through the use of Cookies or Web Beacons on our Website. In certain situations, information collection may be facilitated by momentarily directing your browser to the website of an Ad Server or other third party acting on behalf of the sponsor, partner, or advertiser before re-directing your browser to its selected destination (e.g., back to our Website to show the ad, or to the advertiser's website); this re-direction process will not be apparent to you.

We do not control these third parties' use of cookies or Web Beacons, or how they manage the Non-Personal Information they gather through them. However, we do require sponsors, advertisers and Ad Servers who collect cookie or web beacon information through our Website to agree that they will not collect any Personally Identifiable Information from our Website without your consent. They must agree that they will not link any cookie or web beacon information collected by them on our Website to Personally Identifiable Information that they or others have collected in other ways or from other sites except as may be described in connection with a particular program.

Opting Out of Sharing Information

You may opt out of future unaffiliated third-party disclosures of your information. Such opt-out will not affect disclosures otherwise permitted by law including but not limited to: (i) disclosures to affiliates, (ii) disclosures to third-party service providers who provide certain services for our business, such as credit card processing, computer system services, shipping, data management, or promotional services, (iii) disclosures to third parties as necessary to fulfill your requests, (iv) disclosures to governmental agencies or law enforcement departments or otherwise required to be made under applicable law, (v) previously completed disclosures to third parties, or (vi) disclosures to third parties in connection with subsequent contests or promotions you may choose to enter, or third-party offers you may choose to accept.

Protecting Your Child's Privacy

Our Website is not designed for use by anyone under the age of 18 (children), though we realize we may have users under this age. We do not verify the age of our users nor do we have any liability for verifying a user's age. If you are under the age of 18, please seek the permission of a parent or guardian before placing an order. If you are a parent or guardian and believe your child is using our Website, please contact us. If children submit information to us and we know that the individuals submitting the information are indeed children, we will delete the information as soon as we discover it, we will not use the information for any purpose, and we will not disclose the information to third parties.

Our Email Policy

Our affiliates and we fully comply with the federal CAN-SPAM Act. You can always opt out of receipt of further email correspondence from us. We will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third-party without your permission. We believe that your email address is personal and should be kept that way. We use your email address to provide better customer service, to facilitate your transactions with our third-party marketing partners, and to be able to inform you of the Internet offers and promotions from us or our affiliates.

Our Security Policy

Because we all benefit from secure online environments, we have taken steps to build and manage a system that you can use with confidence. We use sophisticated encryption and authentication tools to protect the security of the Personally Identifiable Information that you share with us. If sensitive data is collected through this Website, we will encrypt your Personally Identifiable Information before it travels over the Internet using industry standards for secure online transactions. The Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us is preserved behind a firewall, instead of being directly connected to the Internet. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Once we receive your transmission, we have appropriate security measures in place within our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the Personally Identifiable Information you have provided to us.

We urge you to keep your password, if any, for our Website in a safe place and not divulge it to anyone. Also remember to sign off your account and close your browser window when you have finished your visit to our Website. This is to ensure that others cannot access your account, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place such as a library or Internet cafe.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

From time to time, our privacy and security practices may change. If we modify our Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, to address these changes, we will indicate when such changes are made by changing the "Last Updated" date at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. Those changes will be effective as of the Last Updated date. The new policy will apply to all current and past users of our Websites and will replace any prior policies that are inconsistent. We may change or add to this Privacy Policy, so we encourage you to review it periodically.

Questions About Our Privacy Policy

To help us improve our privacy and security policies and practices, please send us your questions and feedback using the Contact Us and Feedback forms on our Website.