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CST PRIVACY POLICY

CST International (“CST”) knows that you care about how your Personal Information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our Privacy Policy. By visiting CST’s website, or using or purchasing any of our products or services, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.

WHAT DOES THIS PRIVACY POLICY COVER?
This Privacy Policy covers CST’s treatment of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) that CST gathers when you are accessing CST’s website and when you use or purchase CST products and services. Also, this Privacy Policy covers CST’s treatment of any Personal Information that CST’s business partners share with CST. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that CST does not own or control, or to individuals that CST does not employ or manage.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES CST COLLECT?
The information we gather from customers enables us to personalize and improve our services. We collect the following types of information from our customers.

Personal Information You Provide to Us:

We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. The types of Personal Information collected include: Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code, phone numbers, e-mail address, date account opened, total purchases year-to-date and all transactions. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features. The Personal Information you provide is used for such purposes as responding to your requests for certain products and services, customizing the advertising and content you see, and communicating with you about specials and new products.

Personal Information Collected Automatically:

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our website or services. CST automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, CST cookie information and the page you requested.

Generally, our service automatically collects usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to our site and its components, similar to TV ratings that indicate how many people watched a particular show. CST only uses this data in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure, and not in a manner that would identify you personally. This type of aggregate data enables us to figure out how often customers use parts of the website or services so that we can make the website appealing to as many customers as possible and improve those services. As part of this use of information, we may provide aggregate information to our partners about how our customers, collectively, use our site. We share this type of statistical data so that our partners also understand how often people use their services and our website, so that they, too, may provide you with an optimal online experience. Again, CST never discloses aggregate information to a partner in a manner that would identify you personally.

Many companies offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously. While CST will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these programs are available.

Email Communications:

We often receive a confirmation when you open an email from CST if your computer supports this type of program. CST uses this confirmation to help us make emails more interesting and helpful. We also compare our customer list to lists received from other companies in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our customers. If you do not want to receive email or other mail from us, please contact us.

Personal Information from Other Sources:

For purposes such as improving personalization of our service, we may receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information. We also sometimes receive updated delivery and address information from our shippers or other sources so that we can correct our records and deliver your next purchase or communication more easily.

WHAT ABOUT COOKIES?
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people. CST cookies do not collect Personal Information, and we do not combine the general information collected through cookies with other Personal Information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or email address is.

Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. We recommend that you leave the cookies activated, however, because cookies enable you to take advantage of some of our website’s most attractive features.

WILL CST SHARE ANY OF THE PERSONAL INFORMATION IT RECEIVES?
Personal Information about our customers is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone. We share your Personal Information only with the subsidiaries that are under control of CST and as described below.

Affiliated Businesses We Do Not Control. From time to time we may be affiliated with a variety of businesses and work closely with them. In certain situations, these businesses may operate stores at CST website or sell items to you through CST’s website. In other situations, CST may provide services or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. You can easily recognize when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, and we will share customer information that is related to such transactions with that affiliated business.

Agents. We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. Examples include fulfilling orders/delivering packages/sending postal mail/sending email/removing repetitive information from customer lists/analyzing data/providing marketing assistance/processing credit card payments and providing customer service. Unless we tell you differently, CST’s agents do not have any right to use Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information for the above purposes.

Promotional Offers. We may send offers to certain customers on behalf of other businesses. However, when we do so, we do not give the other business your name and address. If you do not wish to receive these offers, please contact us.

Business Transfers. In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if CST, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that CST goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, customer information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquiror of CST may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.

Protection of CST and Others. We may release Personal Information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with the law, enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements, or protect the rights, property, or safety of CST, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

With Your Consent. Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.

IS PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ME SECURE?
Your CST account Personal Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to ensure that unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information is prohibited by selecting and protecting your password appropriately, and by limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.

We use industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software to protect the security of your Personal Information during transmission. This software encrypts all of the information you input.

WHAT CHOICES DO I HAVE?

As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, even though it may be needed to take advantage of certain CST features.

You are able to add or update certain information on pages, such as those listed in the “What Personal Information Can I Access” section above. When you update information, however, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.

You may request deletion of your CST account by using our contact us form. Please note that some information may remain in our records after deletion of your account.

If you do not wish to receive email or other mail from us, please contact us. Please note that if you do not want to receive legal notices from us, such as this Privacy Policy, those legal notices will still govern your use of the CST website, and you are responsible for reviewing such legal notices for changes.

As explained earlier, the majority of browsers allow you to monitor and restrict our use of cookies. Please note, however, that if you do not allow placement of cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of some of our attractive features.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
CST may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected. If we make changes in the way we use Personal Information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on our website.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy at CST’s website, please send a detailed e-mail message to [PROVIDE E-MAIL CONTACT]. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.

PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICY
All comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to CST on or by this Site or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection with your use of this Site (collectively, “Comments”) shall be and remain CST’s property. CST is, and shall be, under no obligation (1) to maintain any Comments in confidence; (2) to pay to user any compensation for any Comments; or (3) to respond to any user Comments.

You agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s). You further agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Comments you make.

You agree that CST may use and/or disclose information about your demographics and use of the Site in any manner that does not reveal your identity. By participating in Site sweepstakes, contests, promotions, and/or requesting promotional information or product updates, you agree that CST may use your information for marketing and promotional purposes.

To the extent that this Site contains links to outside services and resources, the availability and content of which CST does not control, any concerns regarding any such service or resource, or any link thereto, should be directed to the particular outside service or resource. These links are provided for the customer’s convenience, therefore any risk is assumed by the customer.

PURCHASING CST

CST encourages you to purchase from a CST Authorized Dealer if at all possible, to ensure professional advice and installation of our performance products.

GENERAL
We may, from time to time, change the terms that govern your use of our Site. Your use of our Site following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the terms as changed. We may change, move or delete portions of, or may add to, our Site from time to time.

SITE CONTENTS
Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, illustration, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, audio signals, and written and other materials that appear as part of this Site (collectively, the “Contents”) are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual properties owned, controlled or licensed by CST collectively, and its subsidiaries and/or affiliates. The Site is protected by copyright and trade dress, all worldwide rights, titles and interests in and to which are owned by Cheng Shin Rubber USA, Inc.

The Contents of our Site, and the Site as a whole, are intended solely for personal, noncommercial use by the users of our Site. You may download or copy the Contents and other downloadable materials displayed on the Site for your personal use only. No right, title or interest in any downloaded materials or software is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading or copying. You may not reproduce (except as noted above), publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the Contents, the Site, or any related software.

USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS
All comments, feedback, postcards, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to CST on or by this Site or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection with your use of this Site (collectively, “Comments”) shall be and remain CST property. CST is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay to user any compensation for any Comments; or (3) to respond to any user Comments.

You agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s). You further agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Comments you make.

CST’S COMMUNICATIONS TO YOU
You agree that CST may send electronic mail to you for the purpose of advising you of changes or additions to this Site, about any of CST’s products or services, or for such other purpose(s) as CST deems appropriate.

PRODUCT INFORMATION
Most CST products displayed at the Site are available in select retail stores in the United States. The prices displayed at the Site are quoted in U.S. Dollars and are valid and effective only in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

DISCLAIMER
CST makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information we publish on our website. CST is not responsible for errors or misprints in our materials. Prices, specifications and item availability are subject to change without notice. Actual weights and measurements may vary from those published herein.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES
To the extent that this Site contains links to outside services and resources, the availability and content of which CST does not control, any concerns regarding any such service or resource, or any link thereto, should be directed to the particular outside service or resource.

MISCELLANEOUS
This Site is controlled and operated by CST from its offices in Atlanta, Georgia. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, without regard to any conflict of law provisions. Any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be resolved exclusively by the state and federal courts of the State of Georgia, County of Gwinnett and/or the Northern District of Georgia.

These Terms and Conditions of Use are severable, such that the invalidity, in whole or part, of any term or provision contained herein shall not affect the validity of any other term or provision contained herein. Any such invalid term or provision shall be enforceable to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law. No failure or delay by CST in exercising any right hereunder shall operate as a waiver of such right.

TERMINATION
This Agreement is effective unless and until terminated by either you or CST. You may terminate this Agreement at any time. CST may also terminate this Agreement at any time and may do so immediately without notice, and accordingly deny you access to the Site if in CST’s sole discretion, you fail to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement. Upon any termination of this Agreement by either you or CST, you must promptly destroy all materials downloaded or otherwise obtained from this Site, as well as all copies of such materials, whether made under the terms of this Agreement or otherwise.

COPYRIGHTS
Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, illustration, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, audio signals, and written and other materials that appear as part of this Site (collectively, the “Contents”) are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual properties owned, controlled or licensed by CST collectively, and its subsidiaries and/or affiliates. The Site as a whole is protected by copyright and trade dress, all worldwide rights, titles and interests in and to which are owned by Cheng Shin Rubber USA, Inc.

The Contents of our Site, and the Site as a whole, are intended solely for personal, noncommercial (other than for the purchase of merchandise from our site) use by the users of our Site. You may download or copy the Contents and other downloadable materials displayed on the Site for your personal use only. No right, title or interest in any downloaded materials or software is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading or copying. You may not reproduce (except as noted above), publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the Contents, the Site, or any related software.