Manheim Auctions, Inc. ("Manheim," "we" or "us") respects the privacy of visitors
what personal information Manheim collects online through the TRAAuctions.com service
not apply to information you may provide to Manheim offline or through other means,
for example, via email, via telephone, or at a live auction or event. This Privacy
Policy also does not apply to information you may provide to Manheim about your
business, but only applies to personally identifiable information. If you have questions
The Information We Collect
The information Manheim collects online through TRAAuctions.com falls into two categories:
(1) information voluntarily supplied by users of TRAAuctions.com, and (2) tracking
information gathered as visitors navigate through the TRAAuctions.com site. Third-party
providers or websites featured on or linked to by TRAAuctions.com may be gathering
information, as well, through processes we don't control.
Examples of the types of information TRAAuctions.com users may submit include, without
limitation, registration information, purchase requests or feedback, and other inquiries
or submissions. For example, to make use of certain features on TRAAuctions.com,
visitors need to register with Manheim and provide certain information as part of
the registration process. Manheim also may ask for information from those who buy
products or services or conduct other transactions through TRAAuctions.com. The
information you provide allows us to make the site more useful to you by providing
information tailored to your individual needs or specific features that you may
find useful and also allows us and our vendors to process transactions. Supplying
this information is voluntary; however visitors to TRAAuctions.com who don't wish
to supply the information necessary to register or to use particular features will
not be able to take advantage of the majority of features and content available
In addition, Manheim may use a variety of methods to track visitors as they navigate
the TRAAuctions.com site. Manheim may keep track of the pages visited by its users
by placing a small entry in text file, called a cookie, on a user's hard drive.
The cookie contains an ID number that allows Manheim to track the pages visited.
This data is aggregated with data on the pages visited by other users to track overall
visitor traffic patterns. Cookies don't reveal personal information; the only personal
information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. Cookies can't
read unrelated data off your hard drive.
The help function on most web browsers contains information on how to set your browser
to notify you before accepting a cookie or to disable cookies entirely. If, however,
you don't accept cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of various features
on TRAAuctions.com that are available to other visitors.
In addition, TRAAuctions.com's web server may automatically collect limited information
about your computer configuration when you request pages from the TRAAuctions.com
server, including the type of browser software you use, the operating system you're
running, the resolution of your computer monitor, the website that referred you,
and your IP address. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers connected
to the Internet to identify your computer so that data (such as the web pages you
request) can be sent to you. This information does not identify you personally.
Use and Disclosure of Information
Manheim reserves the right to use, and to disclose to third parties, information
collected from you while you are using the TRAAuctions.com for a variety of reasons
and purposes, such as providing you with information about products and services
that we believe may be of interest to you. More specifically, we reserve the right
to share the information that we collect from you with our parent company, Cox Enterprises,
Inc. and with any wholly or majority-owned subsidiary of Manheim Auctions, Inc.
or Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Much of the information we collect is in the form of aggregated statistics, such
as the traffic that visits various pages within our site, and the habits and preferences
of our audience. Such aggregated information does not include any information that
would identify you personally. We may use such aggregated information and disclose
it to third parties as we see fit.
We may occasionally release information about our visitors when release is appropriate
to comply with law, to enforce our Visitor Agreement, or to protect the rights,
property or safety of visitors to our site, our customers, the public or Manheim.
As our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event
that Manheim, TRAAuctions.com, one of Manheim's business units, or substantially
all or part of Manheim's assets are acquired by another company, information on
our visitors may be among the transferred assets. We also may allow others to search
some of our databases and to analyze the data they find there or aggregate it with
other data, either for their business purposes, or ours.
Links and Features Offered in Conjunction with Other Providers
To make our website more valuable to our visitors, we may feature some products
and services that come from other providers through cooperative arrangements with
companies that specialize in providing such services. We may share with these third
parties such information as is necessary for them to provide the products or services.
Of course, our site includes links to other services, and provides access to products
and services offered by third parties, whose privacy policies we don't control.
In addition, our site provides links to individual vehicle auctions, which have
their own privacy policies and practices that we do not control. When you access
another website or purchase products or services or conduct other transactions through
the operator of the site you're visiting or the provider of such products or services.
When you provide information in the course of obtaining products or services through
this website, use of any information you provide may be governed by the privacy
partners via a link either from their site's homepage or from the pages on which
the products or services are offered, you should contact the provider directly for
Change to This Privacy Statement
By visiting our site, you agree that your visit, and any dispute over privacy, is