SGS Automotive Services, Inc. (“SGS”)
knows you care about how information about you is used and shared,
and we appreciate your trust in doing business with us. By ordering
a Vehicle Inspection Report from SGS on eBay, you are accepting the
go to http://pages.ebay.com/help/community/png-priv.html.
What Information do we Collect?
In general, you can access and review the SGS vehicle inspection
Web site on eBay without disclosing or revealing to SGS any personal
information about yourself. We want you to know how our vehicle
inspections work and how to order our services.
We may log IP addresses (a unique number assigned to every computer
on the Internet) in order to improve security, analyze trends
and administer the site. We may track your movement within
the site, the pages from which you were referred, access times
browser types. We only use this information in aggregate and
do not link it to you personally.
A "cookie" is a small data file that can be placed on
to collect, store and sometimes track information for statistical
purposes and to improve the products and services SGS provides.
These cookies do not enable third parties to access any of your
personally identifiable information. We may share the information
you enter with Ebay to better serve you. To do so, we may use a
technology called clear GIFs, which automatically and securely
transfer the information you enter. In the future, we may also
use other similar technologies on the site for the same purpose.
the “Notification of Changes” section below.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information.
We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site
or give to us in any other way. If you decide to order a Vehicle
Inspection Report we must have information about the vehicle
and the Seller of the vehicle, including the Seller’s
telephone number and the location where the inspection will
in order to contact the Seller to schedule an inspection as
well as your name and e-mail address if you are ordering the
so we can send the report to you electronically and follow
up about our service. We often receive a confirmation when
e-mail from SGS such as our inspection report. We do not receive
any of your personal payment information; you give that to
PayPal and are approved for payment by PayPal before we receive
order. For PayPal privacy policies go to http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/ua/policy_privacy-outside.
At the Inspection.
Our inspector will collect information from you about the vehicle,
including the vehicle’s identification number (VIN). The
vehicle’s current registration documentation and proof
of insurance are required before our inspectors can conduct a
test drive. We will record that information but the registration
and insurance information will not be disclosed to any third
party. We take reasonable measures to protect all the personal
information you provide at all times. The Vehicle Inspection
Report will contain information about the condition of the vehicle
at the time of the inspection, but will not contain any other
personal information we collect except for what you have already
posted on eBay (such as your name and the description of the
How does SGS protect your information?
We have security procedures in the storage and disclosure of personal
information which you have given us in order to prevent unauthorized
access. However, the SGS site contains links to other Web sites
such as eBay and PayPal. SGS does not control and is not responsible
for the privacy or security practices or the content of these
or other Web sites.
Will SGS disclose the information to third parties?
SGS does not sell, rent or deal in the information we hold about
you. We may provide your information to, and make it available
to other SGS Group affiliated companies or our third party service
vendors with whom we have contractual relationships for the purpose
of servicing or processing your inspection. These companies provide
various services on our behalf such as customer service and web
hosting. These vendors are not allowed to sell, rent or lease
your personally identifiable information and are not permitted
your information for any secondary purpose.
SGS may accumulate and sell, rent, share or otherwise disclose
information about vehicles but such information will not contain
any personally identifiable information.
Please note that if SGS Automotive Services, Inc., or any of its
lines of business, is sold or disposed of as a going concern,
whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, the relevant
customer database of SGS could, in whole or in part, be sold
as part of that transaction. In such transactions, client and
vehicle information may transferred but such information will
be subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy
Policy in effect when the information was obtained. We also may
to release personally identifying information when it is necessary
to comply with judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants
or to protect the rights, property, or safety of SGS or others.
This includes exchanging information with other companies and
organizations for fraud protection.
Vehicle Inspection Services.
If you choose to visit SGS-ebay.sgsauto.com your visit and any
dispute over privacy or other issues will be subject to this
Notification of Changes.
on our site by identifying them as changes to our previous Privacy
Policy. We will identify those changes for at least 60 days so
that you are always aware of what information we collect, how
we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose
How to contact us?
© 2003 SGS Automotive Services
Last updated November 6, 2003