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Privacy Policy
Information Collection and Use
All information collected on this site provided by consumers becomes the property of Bay City Motors once received by us. We collect information from our customers to process orders and better serve you with pertinent information, such as order confirmations and order status updates. Information collected includes your name, billing address, telephone numbers, e-mail address, financial information, employment history, and payment information such as your credit card number. Your credit card number is not stored in our system. If you apply and qualify for special financing, we will assign a username and password to you. To ensure that your username and password remain confidential, DO NOT share this information with anyone. If you elect to receive notifications and/or updates from us, your contact information will be used for the delivery of these items.
Special Finance Application
In order to qualify for special financing, you must first complete the special finance on-line application. The application will require you to provide your contact information, employment history, billing information, financial information, and any other information we deem pertinent to the special finance qualification process. This information is used to qualify you for special financing and provide you with important Bay City Motors services such as automated order status updates via e-mail. In the case that we cannot qualify you for special financing through Bay City Motors, you, the consumer, understands and authorizes Bay City Motors to transmit those requests to third-party vendors for consideration and authorizes said third parties with which we have a business relationship to obtain from third parties necessary financial information such as credit reports and contact you with services related to auto financing.
Special Finance Process
Most of the information collected in the special finance application will be used to determine your qualification. During the qualification process, we will determine your eligibility for special financing by using the provided information and possibly running a credit check. If we have trouble processing your qualification, we will use this contact information to get in touch with you. All processing of your information is protected by an enhanced security system. See the Security section below for more details on security measures and procedures. We do not share your personal and financial information with any other third parties, except those specified in the Sharing section of this policy.
We customize certain Web page content based upon your browser type and other information provided by our cookie. If you choose to reject the cookie, you can still browse our store but will be unable to use some of the features on our website. The Bay City Motors website cannot function without cookies enabled so that the necessary information to process your order is retained. If you disable cookies, Bay City Motors will be unable to accept your special finance qualification request. We may link data stored in cookies to the personally identifiable information you submitted while on our site. This allows us to personalize your shopping experience and discern user preferences to evoke subconscious feelings of familiarity and assurance.
  • Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) use cookies on our site. We have no access to or control over these cookies.
  • This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Bay City Motors only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.
We may employ third party companies to perform functions on our behalf. These functions may include order fulfillment, package delivery, marketing assistance, postal and e-mail delivery, customer service, data analysis, and credit processing. The third parties we contract for these purposes have limited access to your personal information and may not use it for other purposes. In the rare event that you do not qualify for special financing through Bay City Motors, we reserve the right to share your personal and financial information with our partners in order to obtain auto financing for you; we may share your information with multiple partners including 1800CARSHOW, Detroit Trading and DriveTime.
We may frame or mask another web site so that the look, feel and interface simulate the experience of browsing a genuine Bay City Motors’ web page. Extreme care and discretion is exercised when evaluating third party sites. We only brand third party sites if their organization applies stringent security and privacy practices which parallel our own commitment to safe online shopping.
As our business continues to evolve, we may acquire or sell business units or subsidiaries. Customer information is one of the business assets that would be transferred in these types of transactions. In such a situation, your personally identifiable information would only be used in a manner consistent with our pre-existing Privacy Notice.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.
The testimonials section of the Bay City Motors website is for the purpose of sharing positive experiences. The testimonials section is moderated to ensure accurate testimonials. Published testimonials are genuine and are not edited or altered by Bay City Motors. Bay City Motors reserves the right to post or remove any testimonial at its discretion. Some testimonials may come from other sources, such as but not limited to
By posting your comment(s) or testimonial(s) ("Testimonial") on our website, you give us permission to reprint or use the Testimonial in connection with our business. You also are agreeing to the following: (1) The reprint or use of the Testimonial will be at our discretion and without compensation; (2) We may use the Testimonial with or without any pseudo (pen) name credit; (3) Our right to use the Testimonial is perpetual and may be assigned by us; (4) We may use the Testimonial locally, nationally or globally and such use may be made in any media, information or communication platform (including Internet advertising) currently in use or later developed; and (5) You and not someone else composed and posted the Testimonial.
Other than your pseudo (pen) name, which we may or may not use, your personal contact information will not be disclosed in connection with our reprint or use of your Testimonial.
Bay City Motors does not sell products for purchase by children. Youth-oriented products are sold for purchase by adults only. If you are under the age of 18, you may only use Bay City Motors in the presence of a consenting parent or guardian. We will not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information via the Internet from children under the age of 18. Bay City Motors is committed to protecting the welfare and privacy of children.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Bay City Motors is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this website.
Bay City Motors takes precautions to protect its customers' information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
When our special finance application asks you to enter sensitive information (such as your social secutiy number), that information is encrypted and protected with the best encryption software currently available in the industry - SSL. Bay City Motors uses the most advanced form of SSL software available: 256-bit encryption by GoDaddy. To learn more about SSL, follow this link
Access to all of our users' information is restricted. Bay City Motors operates in a secured and locked facility that requires all employees to check in. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. If you wish to have your personal information removed from our database, you may contact us at Please note that once your personal information is removed from our database, you will not be able to log in and review your special finance qualification information.
All Bay City Motors' servers, including web servers and database servers, are housed and maintained in secure locations or of that belonging to Access to the database is strictly monitored and protected from outside access.
All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, in addition to any time a new policy is added, Bay City Motors’ employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance of privacy and what they can do to ensure that customers' information remains protected at all times.
Although our partners are as committed to protecting your personal and financial information as much as we are, we cannot guarantee or enforce any of their security practices and as such take no responsibility for said our partners' privacy practices and enforcement; as such, said partners and said partners alone are responsible for your personal and financial information once such information has been transmitted to them.
If you have any questions or concerns about Bay City Motors’ security practices, you can send us an email at
Special Offers
Our special offers are sent only to customers who grant Bay City Motors permission to send them such information.
To honor the privacy of our users, we offer the option to not receive these types of communications. All special offers/notifications are sent via e-mail and include an opt-out link if you no longer wish to receive special offers/notifications and news. Customers might still receive intermittent updates on products, services, specials or Bay City Motors news.
Correction/Updating/Reviewing Personal Information and Special Finance Qualification Status
Qualified Customers may review their stored account information and special finance qualification status for a period of 14 days from submitting the special finance application. After the 14 day period, the username and password provided to the customer will have expired. At this time, the customer may choose to re-apply for special financing to have the username and password re-enabled.
Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our homepage.
Last Update
The Privacy Policy contained herein became officially effective February 1, 2010 and last updated on October 28, 2016.
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800 Marina Blvd.
San Leandro, CA. 94577
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