Security & Privacy
Secure Web Pages
Every page on the Horizon Digital Finance LLC web site that asks for your personal financial information is delivered to your browser through "https", a secure mode of communication. You can verify this security by looking for Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari "lock" icon on your browser.
Horizon Digital Finance LLC protects the transmission of your personal financial information by SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Technology. SSL does not allow anyone to intercept and read your personal information. When you send your information to us, SSL encrypts the data and only we can decode the encryption. Transmissions between Horizon Digital Finance LLC and participating lenders are encrypted using public key cryptography algorithms with a minimum key size of 128 bits. This provides the most secure system available.
To enter your personalized Horizon Digital Finance LLC account to check on the status of loan/finance requests, you must first enter a password you created upon establishing the account. Select a password between six and ten characters, containing both numbers and letters, and keep it in a safe place. We will never ask for this password - Do not give your password to anyone.
We employ timely backups of all information on our site. We also use sophisticated intrusion detection software and monitor every visitor to our web site as a measure against malicious intrusion. Use the logout button when you exit the web site. Although Horizon Digital Finance LLC logs you off automatically after a certain time of inactivity, we recommend you use the logout button before closing your browser. This prevents any further activity from taking place after you have left the site. Upon discovery of any unauthorized access, or should you ever discover that someone has accessed your account without your permission, please contact us immediately.
Should you have questions about this security policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Who we are
- How we collect your information
- How we share your information
- How we safeguard your information
- How long we retain your information
- Whether it's necessary to opt out
- Other Web sites' privacy policies
Who we are
HDF is an online lending marketplace for consumers seeking to purchase and finance a new or used vehicle or refinance an existing vehicle. We provide information and the ability to apply for offers online for a loan or financing and pricing of automobiles. If approved, you can then choose a lender, financing and or dealer that satisfy your needs.
How we collect your information
In order to match you with appropriate lenders, automobile dealerships and/or affiliates, you will provide certain personal information such as name, address, e-mail address, social security number and income. This and other information such as your credit history and credit score may be obtained and provided to certain participating lenders, automobile dealerships and/or affiliates for a offer decision and vehicle pricing.
How we share your information
We use the information you provide, as well as information from your credit report, to match you with appropriate lenders, automobile dealerships and/or affiliates. Once you submit your information to HDF, lenders, automobile dealerships and/or affiliates will decide whether to make you a loan/financing offer. All lenders, automobile dealerships and/or affiliates on the HDF platform are required to comply with the federal privacy laws; however, we suggest you review their privacy policies before accepting a loan transaction with them. Our objective is to help find financing options so that you can purchase or lease the car you want. If you have a unique situation and we are unable to match your profile with one of our lending sources, we continue to remain committed to helping you look for a loan or financing options through affiliates who may be better able to help you obtain financing through their dealership networks. Additionally, you may be notified of special offers through promotional affiliates. Finally, in certain situations we may be required to share your information with law enforcement or government agencies in response to a subpoena, state or federal audit, or other similar circumstances.
How we safeguard your information
HDF uses extensive and sophisticated secure technology to protect your data and transmissions between you, HDF, participating Lenders, automobile dealerships and/or affiliates. Transmission between browsers and our web server is implemented using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. This technology requires an SSL-capable browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5 (or later) or Netscape Navigator version 4.7 (or later). Transmissions between HDF and participating lenders, automobile dealerships and/or affiliates are encrypted using public key cryptography algorithms with a minimum key size of 128 bits. Since ensuring your information is secure is important to us, we further limit access to your information to those employees who need access in order to perform their job. We maintain physical, procedural, and electronic safeguards to protect your information from unauthorized access.
How long we retain your information
Federal and state agencies require that we retain certain loan-related information. Therefore, we may retain your information for a period of seven years.
Is it necessary to opt-out?
Other web sites
Last Updated: 05/04/2017
Website Privacy Statement
Horizon Digital Finance LLC (HDF) maintains this Web site for information and communication purposes, as well as for purposes associated with automobile loans or financing. The Web site includes all forms, services, and associated portals. HDF is committed to protecting the privacy of information submitted through the Service. This Privacy Statement outlines how HDF collects, uses and protects such information.
Web Sites Covered
This Privacy Statement covers the information practices of the Web site. When sites are posted by HDF, the site will link to this Privacy Statement, and this Privacy Statement applies. When sites are posted by third parties, the privacy statement of the third party applies, and this Privacy Statement does not apply.
The Web site may contain links to other Web sites, including other HDF Web sites. This Privacy Statement applies only to information submitted through HDF and does not govern the information practices or the content of such other Web sites. HDF encourages you to review the privacy statements of other Web sites to understand their information practices.
Personal Information Collected
Personally identifiable information may be submitted through HDF, which may include:
- name, address, e-mail address and telephone number;
- age, date of birth and social security number; and
- financial information, including assets, income, and bankruptcy history.
Use of Information Collected
HDF uses information collected to perform the services requested. HDF does not disclose any personally identifiable information to anyone, except as permitted or required by law. For example, personally identifiable information may be used or shared to comply with any law, regulation, audit or court order. In the event that our business or substantially all of the assets of the business are acquired, personally identifiable information may be one of the transferred assets.
Web Site Navigational Information
HDF uses commonly used information-gathering tools, such as cookies, to collect information as users navigate the Web site (“Web Site Navigational Information”). This section describes the types of Web Site Navigational Information HDF may collect and use this information.
There are two types of cookies: session-based and persistent-based. Session cookies exist only during one session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser software or turn off your computer. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your browser or turn off your computer.
If you have chosen to identify yourself to HDF, HDF uses session cookies containing encrypted information to allow HDF to uniquely identify you. Each time you access the Web site, a session cookie containing an encrypted, unique identifier that is tied to your account is placed in your browser. These session cookies allow HDF to uniquely identify you when you are navigating the Web site and to process your online transactions and requests. Session cookies are required to use the Web site.
HDF uses persistent cookies that only HDF can read and use to identify browsers that have previously accessed the Web site. When you access the Web site or provide HDF with personal information, a unique identifier is assigned to you. This unique identifier is associated with a persistent cookie that HDF places on your web browser. HDF is especially careful about the security and confidentiality of the information stored in persistent cookies. For example, HDF does not store account numbers or passwords in persistent cookies. If you disable your web browser’s ability to accept cookies, you will be able to navigate the Web site, but you will not be able to successfully use the HDF service.
When you access the Web site, HDF collects your Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses to track and aggregate non-personally identifiable information. For example, HDF uses IP addresses to monitor the regions from which users navigate the Service.
From time-to-time, HDF engages third parties to track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage and volume statistical information from individuals who access the Service. HDF may also use other third-party cookies to track the performance of HDF advertisements. The information provided to third parties does not include personal information, but this information may be re-associated with personal information after HDF receives it. This Privacy Statement does not cover the use of third-party cookies.
Sharing of Information Collected
HDF may share Data About Customers with HDF agents to ensure the quality of information provided. HDF does not share, sell, rent, or trade personally identifiable information with third parties for their promotional purposes. If you apply to receive offers, you will be consenting to HDF sharing your information with select Lenders and Credit Sources.
HDF reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information provided by users if required by law or if HDF reasonably believes that disclosure is necessary to protect HDF rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.
HDF is committed to protecting the confidentiality of your information and online transactions. We use 128-bit SSL encryption, the highest level of protection offered for Internet communications, to encrypt your data. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards designed to protect your personal information. We have security procedures in place to safeguard against loss, theft, unauthorized access, destruction, misuse, and modification of this information after we receive it. For example, HDF encrypts all personally identifiable information within our database and restricts access to the information to our employees, agents and contractors who need to know such information to provide products or services to you.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
HDF reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time. You will not be given any notice to these modifications. Your continued use of HDF after any changes are posted will be deemed to constitute your agreement to and acceptance of such changes to this Privacy Statement.
Questions regarding this Privacy Statement or the information practices of HDF should be directed by email to email@example.com.
Last Updated 03/07/2018