We at Avis and the family of companies at
Cendant Corporation, our owner, (referred to as â€œAvis,â€ â€œwe,â€ â€œus,â€ or â€œourâ€)
recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of certain information
("Information") collected about our customers and prospective customers
(referred to as â€œCustomers,â€ â€œyouâ€ or â€œyourâ€). This privacy statement discloses
what information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it. At
Avis], it is our intention to give you an understanding about how we collect
your Information and the use we make of it in the course of our business.
To that end, Avis gathers two types of information about
Customers: data that Customers provide through optional, voluntary registration
on our sites; and data Avis gathers through aggregated tracking, mainly by
tallying page views throughout our sites. Such information enables us to tailor
our content to fit Customersâ€™ needs better and to help our advertisers
understand our audience. Because Avis derives its revenue mainly from
advertising and e-commerce, providing such aggregated data is essential to
keeping our service free to Customers. However, be assured that Avis will not
disclose personal Information to third parties without your consent, except as
How does Avis collect information?
â€¢ Optional registration
We collect information by specifically requesting it from you. Generally
this occurs when you register at a site or request information or a service.
Usually, the Avis Web Sites and Avisâ€™ service partners use your information to
operate the sites and to deliver services. Avis sites also use your information
to inform you about other products or services available from Avis and its
â€¢ Usage tracking
Use of Internet Protocol (â€œIPâ€) Addresses
An IP address is a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer
whenever you're surfing the Internet so that your computer can be identified by
the main computers, known as â€œWeb servers,â€ that "serve up" Web pages.
Avis and/or its affiliates collect IP addresses for the
purposes of system administration, to report aggregated information to our
advertisers, and to audit the use of our site. When Customers request pages
from Avisâ€™ and/or its affiliates' sites, our servers log the Customers' IP
addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally
identifiable, which means that a Customerâ€™s session will be logged, but the
Customer will remain anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to
identify a Customer when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of information that a Web site sends to your computer
for record-keeping purposes, which information is stored in a file on your
computer. Cookies make Web?surfing easier for you by saving your preferences so
that we can use the saved information to facilitate your use of our Web site
when you return to the site. Cookies do not tell us your individual identity
unless you have chosen to provide it to us. We never save passwords or credit
such, you'll find that most major Web sites use them.
By showing how and when Customers use a site, cookies help us
see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to
the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed.
This information is most easily tracked with cookies. We use the information
from cookies to provide services better tailored to our Customers' needs.
Most cookies expire after a defined period of time, or you can
delete your cookie file at any time. Most browsers are initially set up to
accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate
when a cookie is being sent. However, note that some parts of the Avis Web Site
and/or its affiliates' services will not function properly or may be
will not be able to set personalized preferences, and/or may have difficulty
completing marketing transactions.
Avis and/or its affiliates have two primary uses for its
cookies. First, we use them to specify a Customerâ€™s preferences. For example,
Customers can specify keywords across several categories or markets so you don't
Customersâ€™ Web site usage trends and patterns. This helps us understand our
Customersâ€™ needs better and improve areas of Avisâ€™ and/or its affiliates
services that our Customers find valuable. While both of these activities
your browser preferences.
You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers. Avis
and/or its affiliates do not control these cookies. The use of advertising
cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry. In the
course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may
place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.
With whom does Avis share my
As a general rule, Avis will not disclose any specific
personal information that you submit to us about you (â€œPersonal Informationâ€) in
a manner that connects you with the Personal Information, except when we have
your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good
faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. The
following describes some of the ways that your Personal Information may be
Business Partners & Sponsors:
Avis may disclose some or all of your Personal Information to business partners
or sponsors, but this use will be specifically described to you prior to data
collection or prior to transferring the data. Many promotions offer
opportunities to request additional information from sponsors. By requesting
more information, you give Avis permission to transfer your Personal Information
to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request. In many instances, only your
e-mail address will be shared. If more Personal Information will be shared with
the sponsor, you will be notified prior to the transfer.
Third Party & Aggregate Data:
From time to time, you may be offered the opportunity to receive materials or
special offers from third parties. If you opt to receive information from these
third parties, Avis will (with your permission) share your name and e-mail
address with such third parties. Under confidentiality agreements, Avis may
match Personal Information with third party data. Also, Avis may keep track of
what portions of the Web site Customers are visiting and other Customer
statistics, and aggregate this information to help us create a better experience
for users of our Web site. This is all done without knowing your name or other
Personal Information in order to describe our viewers and services to
prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful
Third Party Advertising
The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to you by
DoubleClick, our Web advertising partner. Information about your
visit to this site, such as number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your
name, address, or other personal information), is used to serve ads to you on
this site. For more information about DoubleClick, cookies, and how to
â€œopt-outâ€, please click here <http://www.doubleclick.net/privacy_policy/>.
Avis may also disclose account Information in special cases when we have reason
to believe that disclosing this Information is necessary to identify, contact or
terms of service, or may be causing injury to or interference (either
intentionally or unintentionally) with any of Avisâ€™ rights or property, other
Avis Customers, or anyone else. Avis may disclose or access account Information
when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative
and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our
products and services.
How can you control the usage of
In case you change your mind or some Personal Information
changes (such as your zip code or e-mail address), we will try to provide a way
to correct, update or remove the Personal Information that you give us. We also
give you the opportunity to control the communications we direct to you. We
offer Customers the opportunity to â€œopt outâ€ of having Personal Information
shared with parties outside of Avis and/or its affiliated companies. If a
Customer wishes to update Personal Information or objects to any usage provided
herein for any reason, he/she may e-mail the requested change to:
What happens when you link to a third party site?
You should be aware that when you are on Avisâ€™ and/or its affiliatesâ€™ sites
you could hyperlink or be directed to other sites that are beyond our control
and/or outside our service. For example, if you "click" on a banner
advertisement or a Avis Web Site search result, the "click" may transfer you off
the Avis site. These other sites may include sites of advertisers, sponsors and
partners that may use Avisâ€™ and/or its affiliatesâ€™ logo as part of a co-branding
agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to Customers, collect
data, or solicit Information.
Avis and its affiliates do not control such sites, and,
therefore, are not responsible for their contents or the hyperlinks or
advertising they choose to place on such sites. Avisâ€™ and/or its affiliatesâ€™
inclusion of hyperlinks to these sites do not imply any endorsement of the
material on such sites or any association with their operators. Avisâ€™ policy
does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet,
which is beyond Avisâ€™ and its affiliates' control.
Please keep in mind that whenever you give out information
online (for example, via message boards or chat) that information can be
collected and used by people you don't know. While Avis] and its affiliates
strive to protect their Customersâ€™ information and privacy, we cannot guarantee
the security of any information you disclose online, and you disclose such
information at your own risk.
Is my Information secure from
others using the www.avis.com/lic_CURACAO site?
The security of all information associated with our Customers is an
important concern to us. We exercise care in providing secure transmission of
your information from your computer to our servers. Unfortunately, no data
transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a
result, while we strive to protect your information, Avis and its affiliates
can't ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or
from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we
receive your transmission, Avis uses industry standard efforts to safeguard the
confidentiality of your information, such as firewalls and Secure Socket
Layers. However, â€œperfect securityâ€ does not exist on the Internet.
YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
By using this site, you signify your agreement to Avisâ€™
PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE. Your continued use of Avisâ€™ and/or its
affiliatesâ€™ sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you
accept those changes.