Last post on Sep 06, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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#1 of 2 Privacy statement that goes too far
Sep 04, 2011 (6:00 pm)
I have ordered a luxury car that will be coming in in 3 months. My price negotiation with the dealer was fine. I thought the manager I dealt with was very fair and quite nice. Now that we are ready to order, he has asked me to fill out a credit application even though I am not getting credit through them. They want to be sure I am actually qualified to pay when it finally comes in....which I understand. (I actually have great credit). I agreed. However, in addition to the credit application, they are insisting that I sign a privacy notice. One of the provisions of that is the following statement:
"Please be aware that it is our policy to disclose the above nonpublic personal information to only those companies that perform marketing services or other functions on our behalf or to other financial institutions with which we have joint marketing agreements."
To me, this isn't about protecting my privacy but rather, a way for them to get permission to share my most personal information (mortgage, income, etc) with their marketing partners). I see this as no benefit so I declined. They insist that I am the only person to have ever had a problem with this and insist they can't sell me a car without it. I told them I am happy to give them my ss number for a credit check or show them a pay stub. They are still insisting. Advice (yes.. I could find another dealer but starting again would be inconvenient...but definitely possible)
#2 of 2 Re: Privacy statement that goes too far [shadowchaser]
by kirstie_h HOST
Sep 06, 2011 (8:08 am)
Please post your question in our Questions for a Car Dealer discussion - that's where you're most likely to get feedback.