Berlin City Nissan Privacy Policy


What does Berlin City Nissan do with your personal information?


Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers
the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we
collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to
understand what we do.


The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have
with us. This information can include:

  • Social Security number and employment information
  • account balances and payment history
  • credit history and credit scores


All financial companies need to share customers’ personal information to run their everyday
business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers’
personal information; the reasons Berlin City Nissan chooses to share; and whether
you can limit this sharing.

Reasons we can share your personal information

Does Berlin City Nissan share?

Can you limit this sharing?

For our everyday business purposes —
such as to process your transactions,
maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit
Yes No
For our marketing purposes —
to offer our products and services to you
Yes No
For joint marketing with other financial companies Yes No
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes —
information about your
transactions and experiences
Yes No
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes —
information about your
Yes Yes
For our affiliates to market to you Yes Yes
For nonaffiliates to market to you Yes Yes


Call 207-774-1429 – our menu will prompt you through your choice(s) or Visit us online:

Please note:
If you are a new customer, we can begin sharing your
information thirty (30) days from the date we sent this notice. When you are no longer our
customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice.

However, you can contact us at any time to limit our sharing.


Call 207-774-1429 or go to

Who we are

Who is providing this notice? Berlin City Nissan

What we do

How does Berlin City Nissan protect my personal information? To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures
that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and
How does Berlin City Nissan collect my personal information? We collect your personal information, for example, when you

  • Apply for financing or apply for a lease
  • Give us your contact information or provide account information
  • Show your government-issued ID
Why can’t I limit all sharing? Federal law gives you the right to limit only

  • sharing for affiliates’ everyday business purposes — information about your
  • affiliates from using your information to market to you
  • sharing for nonaffiliates to market to you

State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing.

What happens when I limit sharing for an account I hold jointly with someone else? Your choices will apply to everyone on your account – unless you tell us otherwise.


Affiliates Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.

  • Our affiliates include companies with a Groove name such as, Groove Toyota, Groove Ford,
    Groove Subaru; nonfinacial companies such as, Berlin City Nissan, Berlin City Honda, Berlin
    City Toyota, Vista Subaru and Vista Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram.
Nonaffiliates Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial

  • Nonaffiliates we share with can include direct marketing companies
Joint marketing A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial
products or services to you.

  • Berlin City Nissan does not jointly market.

Effective Date: July 1, 2016

Our dealership respects the privacy of individuals who visit our websites, send us an e-mail, or
participate in features and services we offer online. We take the privacy of you, the website user,
seriously and utilize security measures to safeguard your privacy online. Because our dealership gathers
information from visitors to our sites, we have developed this privacy policy to help you understand the
terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of that information. This statement discloses the
types of information we gather, how it is used, and for what purposes.
Our online privacy policies and
procedures regarding online privacy have been developed using the following guiding principles:

  • No-Spam: We avoid sending unwanted communications by limiting our contact to
    individuals who have voluntarily provided their contact information, agreed to receive our
    communications, inquired about our products and services, and/or who have done business with us in the
    past. We allow email and telephone communication recipients to easily opt-out of future communications.
  • Collection for Users: We collect information online primarily to provide our visitors
    with a more relevant experience on our sites, such as catering search results or communications to
    match the vehicles or features they are interested in.
  • Security: We take reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial measures to
    safeguard information you provide to us.
  • Sharing: We carefully share information with our business partners (such as finance
    companies) for the purpose of providing you with relevant products and services. We avoid selling or
    otherwise transferring your personal information to third-parties who are not involved in providing you
    with our products, services and related services.

Website User Agreement

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and
how we use it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our websites.
By accessing or using our websites, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to
time. Your continued use of any of our websites after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those
changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Children Under the Age of 13

Our websites are not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any
information to or on the websites. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.
If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this website or on or through any of their
features, register on our websites, make any purchases through our websites, use any of the interactive
features of our websites or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address,
telephone number, email address, or any screenname or username you may use. If we learn we have collected
or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will
delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13,
please contact us at the information provided in the “Contact Us” section provided at the end of this

Data Security

We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from
unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.  Contact information that you provide to us
(such as your email address, mailing address, or telephone number) is security stored on our webservers and
we use encryption technologies for payment and financial information.

But the safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you
have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping
this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. Using an unsecured internet
connection (such as public unsecured WiFi) may also result in your information being jeopardized by third

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is never completely secure. Although we
endeavor to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal
information transmitted to our websites. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk.
We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained
on our websites.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information from and about users of our websites, including:

  • Information that is about your use of our websites and how you access them, such as information about
    your browser, service provider, internet connection, IP address and search engines used to find our
  • Information that you decide to provide to us (such as by filling in forms or applications on our
    websites), by which you may be personally identified, such as your name, postal address, e-mail
    address, telephone number, any other information collected that can be used to identify you, or any
    other identifying information by which you may be contacted online or offline (“Personally Identifiable
    Information”).  Our use of Personally Identifiable Information includes providing you with
    information you’ve requested about our products or services, and for marketing and promoting such
    products and services.
  • Records and copies of your correspondence with us, if you contact us (such as emails, live chat
    features, and telephone records).
  • Details of transactions you initiate or carry out through our websites, including financial information
    (such as credit applications submitted through our websites)
  • Information that is about you, but individually does not identify you, such as navigational information
    on what links you click on our websites, search inquiries, and any other information you produce in
    interacting with our websites, which may or may not be stored along with Personal Information.

We collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us (such as when you submit online forms or applications to
  • Automatically as you navigate through our websites (as explained in further detail in the next section
    of this policy).
  • From third parties, such as advertising companies that help us locate potential customers. We maintain
    such information in accordance with the standards set forth in this privacy policy, as we do with all
    other Personal Information that you provide.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies.

We use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing
actions, and patterns, including details of your visits to our websites, such as traffic data, location
data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Websites
such as information about your computer and internet connection, such as your IP address, operating system,
and browser type.
The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include
personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other
ways, or receive from third parties. This information is typically used to help us to improve
our  websites to deliver a better and more personalized service including by enabling us to: estimate
our audience size and usage patterns; compile broad statistical data; analyze visitor use of our websites
and tailor sites to meet their interests; store website user preference and speed up their searches; and
recognize return visitors.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or “browser cookies”). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive
    of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies, or otherwise limit their use, by activating
    the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to
    access certain parts of our websites or you may be required to reenter information more
    frequently. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies (or otherwise
    limit their use), our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our websites.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our websites may use local stored
    objects (or “Flash cookies”) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to,
    from, and on our websites. These may also be disabled or otherwise limited by activating the
    appropriate settings on your browser.
  • Web Beacons. Our websites or email communications may also contain small
    electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as “clear gifs,” “pixel tags,” and
    “single-pixel gifs”) that permit our dealership, for example, to count users who have visited those
    pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics.
  • Similar Technologies. Our dealership may adopt other similar technologies for similar

How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We use information collected about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:

  • To present our websites and their contents to you.
  • To provide you with information, or offers regarding our products, services, or financing of our
    products or services.
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide information.
  • To provide you with notices regarding any accounts or payments you have with our dealership.
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you
    and us, including for billing and collection.
  • To notify you about changes to our websites or any products or services we offer or provide through
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our websites.
  • In any other way we describe when you provide the information.
  • For any other purpose with your affirmative consent.

We may disclose aggregated or statistical information about our users, and information that does not
identify any individual, without restriction.

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business (such as
    finance companies that you authorize to use your Personal Information in order to provide offers of
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it. For example, if you request that we contact a vehicle
    manufacturer with a specific inquiry, we may transmit the contents of that email and your email address
    to such recipients.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.

We may also disclose your personal information:

  • If our dealership has a good faith belief that such disclosure is appropriate in order to comply with
    any court order, law, or legal process, including responding to any government or regulatory request.
  • In the event that our dealership sells or otherwise transfers substantially all, or even a particular
    portion of its business assets (such as selling the business to new owners), consumer information may
    be transferred as part of the transaction, whether by sale, merger, divestiture, restructuring,
    reorganization, dissolution, or other asset transfer, whether as a going concern or as part of any
    bankruptcy, liquidation, similar proceeding or sale of assets.
  • To enforce or apply the terms of any sales or lease contract we have with you, or other agreements,
    including for billing and collection purposes.
  • If our dealership has a good faith belief that disclosure is appropriate to protect the rights,
    property, or safety of our dealership, our customers, or others. This may include exchanging
    information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk

We do not:

  • Share customer personal information with other companies for their direct marketing use.
  • Sell, rent, or trade consumer information to third parties, other than as described herein.
  • Have any responsibility for any third parties who collect personally identifiable information about
    your online activities over time and across different websites when you use our websites.
  • Provide website visitors with the ability to review and correct personal information that has
    previously been submitted. However, should you wish to update your current email address, mailing
    address, or any other information, please contact us as the email address or telephone number provided
    at the bottom of this policy.


From time to time, our dealership uses other companies and individuals to
perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include administering email services and running special
promotions. Such parties will have access to personal information relevant to perform these functions and
may not use or store the information for any other purpose. Subscribers or site visitors will not receive
unsolicited email messages from agents working on our behalf.

Accessing Our Web Sites from
Outside of the United States

Our websites are designed for, and intended to be used
exclusively by, United States residents. We are not responsible for their use in any foreign nation or
territory. If you are visiting our websites from a location outside of the United States your connection
will be through and to servers located in the United States. Any information you provide during your visit
will be processed and maintained on our webserver and other internal systems located within the United

External Links

Our websites contain links to other sites run by
third parties. Our dealership is not responsible in any way for such third-party websites, including,
without limitation the privacy practices or the content of such sites. To help ensure the protection of
your privacy, we recommend that you review the privacy policy of any site you visit.

Public Forums

Our websites may utilize chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or
similar forum technologies at various times. Unless otherwise stated, any information that is disclosed in
these areas is public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any information
in these areas, especially any personal information.

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created
mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

  • Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser to refuse all or
    some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies,
    please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.
  • Opt-Out Procedures. If you do not wish to have your email address used by the
    Company to promote our products or services, you can opt-out by sending us an email stating your
    request to the email address listed at the bottom of this policy. Our websites allow users to opt-out
    of receiving communications at the point where personal information is requested, or through other
    identified means. If we have sent you a promotional email, you may send us a return email asking to be
    omitted from future email distributions or use the unsubscribe link provided in our email to you. This
    opt out does not apply to non-advertising information provided to the Company as a result of a product
    purchase, warranty registration, product service experience or other transactions (for example, our
    dealership may need to contact you regarding a vehicle warranty issue). If you have any difficultly in
    opting-out of any communications from our dealership, please immediately contact us at the phone number
    and email listed below.

Additionally, some browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” (DNT) feature that, when turned on, signals to
websites and online services that you do not want to be tracked.   Because there is not yet an accepted
standard for how to respond to a DNT signal, we do not currently respond to DNT signals on this website or
on websites where we provide advertisements, content, or other services.

Changes to this
Policy / Effective Date

We post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page and include a notice that the privacy policy
has been updated on the homepage(s) of our website(s). If we make material changes to how we treat our
users’ personal information, we will notify you through a notice on the homepage(s) of our website(s) and
may, in our discretion, contact you by email to notify you as well.
The Effective Date is identified at
the top of this policy (i.e. the date this Privacy Policy was most recently revised). You are responsible
for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically
visiting our websites and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Contact Information

If you have questions concerning this
Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, you may contact us by clicking