Terms and Conditions


Thank you for visiting blog.dealertrack.com  (Referenced in this document as “Blog Website” or “Website”). The following sets forth the Terms and Conditions of use of this Blog Website.

Restrictions on Use of Blog Website

This Blog Web site is owned and operated by Dealertrack, Inc. (“Dealertrack”).  The material on this Website is protected by U.S. and international patent, copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. You may not modify,  copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute in any way  any material from this Web site, including code and software without express  permission from Dealertrack or as permitted by the policies described below.  All rights are reserved.

Information We Provide On This Blog Website; Disclaimer of Legal or Tax Advice

This Website is intended for automobile dealers, and  their employees, for their individual, non-commercial use. At this Website, we provide articles, webinars, links, and other materials relating to issues  concerning retail automobile sales, financing, privacy, and F&I compliance.  This Website and the information provided on this Website is intended only  to raise your awareness of legal, compliance, and business issues and other subjects relating to automotive dealers and the sale and financing of vehicles. It is for information purposes only. Some of this information may be relevant to your dealership; some may not.

This Website and the information contained on this Website do not constitute legal advice or legal opinions, is not intended to provide legal advice, and cannot and must not be used by any person as legal advice. Information on this Website consists principally of general material relating to federal, as opposed to state laws and regulations. Many of the issues discussed in articles on this Website — for example spot deliveries, unfair trade practices, and doc fees—are governed by state and not federal  law. Additionally, laws and regulations are constantly changing so some of  the information contained on this Website may not be current, accurate, or  up-to-date. For these reasons, we make no warranties, express or implied,  about this Website or the content or utility of any information on this Website, including, but not limited to, any warranty of merchant ability or fitness  for a particular purpose, any warranty relating to non-infringement of third  party rights, title, or freedom from computer virus. We expressly disclaim any liability for errors or omissions in the contents of this Website. You use this Website at your sole risk and we will have no liability for any act or omission  taken as a result of any use of this Website or any information contained  on this Website. To ensure compliance with Treasury Department regulations, we inform you that, unless otherwise indicated in writing, nothing contained  in this Website is intended as tax advice or written to be used, and cannot be  used, for the purpose of (1) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue  Code or applicable state and local provisions or (2) promoting, marketing or  recommending to another party any tax-related matters addressed herein.

Reference in this Website to any specific commercial products, services, or processes,  or the use of any trade, firm or corporate name is for information and convenience  only and does not constitute the endorsement or recommendation for such by  Dealertrack, its affiliates, employees, or agents.

For legal or compliance advice concerning your dealership or how any of the matters addressed on this Web  site may affect your dealership, you should consult your attorney or compliance  professional. Providing legal advice requires a full understanding of the facts  and circumstances of a given situation. Your state auto dealer association may also have information concerning some of these matters. You can contact us at compliance@dealertrack.com if you have any questions concerning information on this Website or have any suggestions for improvement.

Intellectual Property  Issues Relating to Content

All information contained on this Web site is copyrighted  by Dealertrack, or the information’s respective owner. You may not cite, publish, reproduce, plagiarize, rebroadcast, or otherwise use any content of this site for any purpose other than your individual use without the express written  consent of Dealertrack and the identified owner of the copyrighted materials,  and any such use is expressly forbidden and may constitute a violation of U.S.  and international copyright laws as well as other state, local, or provincial  laws. You may download individual articles only for your personal use and are not authorized to make copies or distribute the information without Dealertrack’s  prior written consent. All other rights are reserved by Dealertrack.

You agree  to not upload, post or otherwise make available on this Website any material  protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express  permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right  and the burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright  rests with you alone. You are solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting  from such a submission. By submitting material to any area of this Web site,  you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such material has expressly  granted Dealertrack the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive  right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, make  derivative works, and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide  and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now  known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist  in such material. You also permit any other user of this Web site to access, view, store, or reproduce the material for that user’s personal use. You also grant Dealertrack the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any material made available on this Website by you.

Dealertrack is not responsible for technical,  computer, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating  to or which may occur in connection with the use of this Web site or for electronic,  computer, or telephonic malfunction or error, acts or omissions of the event  of any injury or damage to user's or any other person's computer relating to  or resulting from use of this Website or downloading any materials from this  Website, or inability to access any part of this Web site. Any transmission  of data from your computer equipment or system will be free from (i) intentionally  injurious instructions (e.g. "viruses")  that are designed to modify, damage, delete or disable the Web site or any  applications thereon; (ii) any hidden passwords that permit unauthorized access  to the data or the Website, or (iii) any embedded code that could trigger,  shut down or disable the Site; If in Dealertrack’s opinion, there is any suspected  or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic hacking, tampering or “gaming”  with any portion of the Website, or if computer virus, bugs, malware, unauthorized  intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures compromise or corrupt  or affect the administration, integrity, security, or proper conduct of the  Web site, Dealertrack reserves the right to prohibit access to the Website  and take legal or other action against the responsible persons. Any attempt by a user or any other individual to deliberately damage this Web site or undermine  the legitimate operation of this Web site is a violation of criminal and civil  laws and should such an attempt be made, Dealertrack reserves the right to  seek damages, attorneys’ fees, and other remedies from any such person to the  fullest extent permitted by law, including the pressing of criminal charges. 

Updates & Effective Date

From time to time, we may update these Terms and Conditions. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this page so that you always will have the most current Terms and Conditions. This page contains the date it was last updated.

The Terms and Conditions posted on this Web site were updated on or about November 1, 2013.