The purpose of this policy is to assure you that when you submit personal information to us we treat it with the utmost respect.
Your personal information is collected, used, disclosed and retained in an effort to serve you better. This includes use of your personal information to understand your needs and to offer products and services that meet those needs; respond to your inquiries; permit ongoing communication between you and The Steele Auto Group and the providers of the products and services you have purchased from us or through us.
The Steele Auto Group includes Steele vehicle dealerships, Steele collision centers and Dynamic Leasing (Legal Names: Steele Auto Group Limited, Steele Chrysler Plymouth Limited ,Steele Clearance Centre, Steele Ford Lincoln, Steele Hyundai, Steele Jaguar, Steele Chevrolet, Steele Mazda, Steele Subaru, Steele Volkswagen Limited, Land Rover Halifax, Volvo of Halifax, Porsche of Halifax, Steele Subaru, Halifax Chrysler, Audi Halifax, Colemans VW, Oleary Buick GMC, Fredericton Hyundai, Subaru of Moncton, Fairway Honda, City Chrysler).
Personal Information Personal information means any information about you except your name, business title, business address, business email, business email address, business telephone number or business facsimile number. It also may not include your home address and home telephone number if they are published in a telephone, professional or business directory.
When you obtain any products or services from us or with our assistance, including: a vehicle purchase, lease, finance, repair, maintenance, parts, rental, automotive detailing, or if you participate in one of our surveys, contests, or promotions, or submit a form on our website (www.steeleauto.com), or if you test drive one of our vehicles or contact our dealership staff, we may collect some or all of the following information:
If you are applying for credit for your purchase we may collect:
Provision of your Social Insurance Number is optional. Please note however that most Credit Reporting Agencies use the Social Insurance Number as a unique identifier to ensure proper identification when conducting credit reviews and preparing credit reports. If you do not wish to provide your Social Insurance Number, our ability to obtain a timely and accurate credit report may be affected.
Your personal information may be used by us as permitted by law and to provide products and services to you including:
We do not sell your personal information to third parties. We may share some or all of your personal information with third parties as permitted by law, and as follows:
Disclosure to third parties shall not exceed your contact information and vehicle make and model unless necessary for the specific matter or transaction involved.
We retain your personal information as long as we believe that you are still the owner of the vehicle, product or service we provided.
If the information relates to the financing or lease of the vehicle, we retain personal information relating to the financing or lease arrangements as long as those arrangements are in place.
If the information relates to service or repair of your vehicle we retain the personal information for as long as is reasonably necessary to address any issues arising from the service or repair of the vehicle or as may be required by law.
We also retain your personal information to satisfy any potential legal obligations that may arise.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We take technical, contractual, administrative, and physical security steps to protect personal information that you provide to us. We instruct our employees with access to your personal information that it is to be used only in adherence with the principles set forth in this policy.
At our website (www.steeleauto.com) we collect aggregate information and statistics from our website regarding unique visitors, length of time of visit, date of visit, bandwidth used, pages viewed and sites visited before and after leaving our site. Personally identifiable information is NOT linked to this information, such as name, address, email and telephone number.
You may submit personal information by completing one of the Steele Auto Group’s online forms. We have implemented security for our online forms to protect the personal information that you submit (i.e. SSL encryption).
Our website contains links to other sites, which are not operated by The Steele Auto Group. Please review carefully the privacy statements and other terms for such sites, which may collect, use and disclose personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies.
Most of the personal information we collect is necessary for us to provide you with products and services as described in this policy. If you do not want us to use or disclose your personal information in a particular way please contact our Privacy Officer as described in the "Question? Concerns?" Section of this document and we will be pleased to discuss how we can limit collection, use or disclosure of your personal information.
You have a right to access the personal information which we have about you and to request that personal information which you believe to be inaccurate to be corrected. If you wish to access your personal information you should contact our Privacy Officer who will be pleased to assist you.
Telephone: (902) 454-3185
Fax: (902) 454-3865
Mail: 8 Basinview Drive, Dartmouth, NS, B3B-1G4