Supplemental Terms for Car Related Websites
Overview of Car Sites
We provide marketing, advertising, referral and informational services for the automotive industry and consumers through our Car Sites. We may permit third party sellers to advertise new and used vehicles on the Car Site (“Advertisements”) and methods to contact such third party sellers. We may provide auto-financing related content and methods to request auto-financing from a lender and other services for consumers and dealers, including, but not limited to, leads for auto-financing providers, new car configuration and pricing related services, trade-in valuation, research and informational content related to purchasing or leasing a vehicle, and tools to compare car features, pricing and ratings.
We are not engaged in sales of new or used vehicles. We do not provide auto-financing, insurance or any other related products or services, nor do we act as an agent or broker for any auto-financing or insurance providers.
All financing decisions are made by the lender and not by us. We do not evaluate loan requests or check credit histories of any user in connection with a loan request submitted through a Car Site. A third-party lender may run a credit check or otherwise check your credit history based on the information you provide through a loan request through a Car Site or directly to such lender.
New and Used Car Advertising
All Advertisements for new and used vehicles, pricing, offers, terms and features are posted by third party sellers who have paid or contracted with us to place their advertisements on our Car Sites (“Advertisers”). We do not own or sell any vehicles listed on the Car Sites. We do not provide, and are not responsible for, any pricing, payment, terms, offers or quotes provided in the Advertisements on the Car Sites. The Advertiser is solely responsible for the accuracy of all vehicle related information, including but not limited to, pricing, payment, offers, quotes, descriptions of vehicle features, availability and terms. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in any Advertisement, description, price, payment, offer or quote contained on the Car Sites.
We do not endorse any Advertiser, unless explicitly stated on the Car Site, and we make no guarantee, explicit or implied, that the posted information in any Advertisement is accurate. We do not and cannot verify the information that Advertisers supply, nor do we guarantee any vehicle offered by an Advertiser. We assume no responsibility to verify whether the Advertisements comply with applicable laws; such responsibility rests with the Advertiser. We are not responsible for, and do not guarantee the availability or performance of, any new or used vehicles, pricing, promotion or financing.
Advertised vehicle prices on the Car Sites generally exclude sales tax, finance charges, and title, license, regulatory, dealer documentary, emission testing and compliance fees, all of which may be added to the advertised price in determining the final sale price of a particular vehicle. Certain used car Advertisements may include vehicles that are shown to be "certified" as meeting certain standards established by either certain manufacturers or a particular dealer in connection with their pre-owned vehicle programs. The decision to certify any particular vehicle is made by the individual dealer, and we are not responsible for the decision to certify any vehicle or to advertise such certification.
We may provide informational content related to purchasing or leasing a vehicle, obtaining financing or any other information we believe may be useful for the vehicle purchasing or leasing process. While we strive to provide the most accurate information possible, any information related to pricing, discounts, special offers, or promotions provided by us may be based on promotions or pricing offered by third party sellers and is believed to be accurate at the time of posting. Any informational content is subject to change at any time. We cannot guarantee that any such pricing, discounts, special offers or promotions will be available in all geographical areas or available to all consumers or users of the Car Sites or available on any particular date. All pricing, discounts, special offers and promotions are at the discretion of the applicable dealer and/or manufacturer. Reliance on information provided on the Car Sites is at your sole discretion and risk. We do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the result of the use of the content on the Car Sites regarding correctness, accuracy, reliability, applicability, quality or otherwise and we are not responsible for damages incurred by the users of the Car Sites or any content contained therein.
Transacting with Advertisers and Other Providers
The actual contract for any sale, lease, financing, insurance or other product is directly between the Advertiser, auto-financing provider, insurer or other third party, as applicable (each, a “Third Party” and collectively, “Third Parties”) and the buyer. The Third Party and buyer are solely responsible for all aspects of the transactions in which they choose to participate. No transactions will be conducted on or through our Car Sites and we are not, and are not responsible for, brokering any transactions between the Third Party and the buyer.
We provide these sites as a platform for users to connect with the Third Parties. We do not screen, and have no control over, Third Parties who may offer vehicles for sale or lease or Third Parties who may provide or offer to provide any financing or insurance. We do not review or authenticate any advertisements, offers, deals, rates, or any other purchase, lease, financing or other terms related any Advertisements on the Car Sites. Therefore, users of the Car Sites should be aware that:
- The Third Party and buyer are completely and solely responsible for negotiating the sale, lease, exchange, financing or insuring of goods or services. We are not a party to any transaction between the buyer and Third Party.
- The Third Party and buyer must resolve any disputes that may arise from any transactions amongst themselves and without our involvement.
- The Third Party and buyer are responsible for researching and complying with any applicable laws, regulations, rules or restrictions on products, services, or manner of sale, lease, exchange, financing or insuring that may pertain to transactions in which they participate. The Third Party and buyer must make the final determination as to the value and appropriateness of the transaction.
- We are not responsible for, and have no liability related to, any transactions between the Third Party and buyer or between any user and creditor, lender or insurer related to any vehicle purchase or lease, financing, insurance and/or any offers or promotions listed on the Car Sites by an Advertiser or the presence of any Third Party on the Car Sites.
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, Third Parties found on or through the Car Sites, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such Third Party. You agree that we will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such Third Parties on the Car Sites. You should use personal judgment and exercise caution where appropriate.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO READ THE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE VEHICLES, OFFERS, PROMOTIONS, FINANCING, INSURANCE AND ANY OTHER PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE CAR SITE (COLLECTIVELY, THE "PRODUCTS") BY THE THIRD PARTY AND TO PHYSICALLY INSPECT THE PRODUCT AND RELATED AGREEMENTS PRIOR TO COMPLETING YOUR TRANSACTION(S). The Third Party is responsible for disclosing prior rental and demonstrative history, frame damage, salvage history, stolen-recovery history, flood damage, and any material cosmetic or mechanical damage defect or irregularity of the Product. It is the Third Party’s sole responsibility to ensure that the Product meets all local state and federal emission and safety standards applicable for the model and year of the Product and that such Product is provided in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. ASK FOR A COPY OF THE WRITTEN WARRANTY AND ANY OTHER TERMS APPLICABLE TO THE TRANSACTION BEFORE YOU COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO VERIFY AND UNDERSTAND THE TERMS OF THE WARRANTY BEING OFFERED, AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TERMS, FOR THE PRODUCT YOU ARE CONSIDERING BEFORE YOU COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION.
ASK FOR A COPY OF THE WRITTEN RETURN POLICY BEFORE YOU COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION OF A PRODUCT. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO VERIFY AND UNDERSTAND THE TERMS OF THE RETURN POLICY BEING OFFERED FOR THE PRODUCT YOU ARE CONSIDERING BEFORE YOU COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION.
WE DO NOT GUARANTEE PRODUCT PRICES OR AVAILABILITY. All transactions are conducted by the Third Party. All Product descriptions and prices provided to you on the site, or via separate contract following your submission of a request or inquiry to the Third Party, are made by the participating Third Party possessing the described Product and not us. ALL PRODUCTS ARE SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE AND MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE WHEN YOUR REQUEST OR INQUIRY IS PROCESSED OR RECEIVED BY THE THIRD PARTY.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW THE AMOUNT AND NATURE OF ANY DEPOSIT YOU ARE BEING ASKED TO MAKE OR FEES BEING CHARGED TO YOU AS PART OF YOUR PRODUCT TRANSACTION. Absent a specific agreement between you and the Third Party, the Third Party is not required to hold any Product off the market and is free to sell any Product at any time before you have executed the contract to purchase or lease such Product. The act of submitting a request or inquiry through the Car Site does not place a hold on any specific Product in the Third Party’s inventory. A monetary deposit made by you to the Third Party is not a guarantee that a specific Product will be available for you to purchase or lease unless you and the Third Party specifically agree to such term. It is your responsibility to confirm with the Third Party that the Product will be held off the market until you can complete the purchase or lease. Whether your deposit is refundable or not is subject to your contractual agreement with the Third Party and/or state law. You should not assume a deposit made by you towards the purchase or lease of a Product is fully refundable.
Last updated: March 10, 2016