(effective January 20, 2006)
the privacy practices for American Railcar, Inc.
("ARI") with regard to your ("You" or "Your")
use of this web site (www.swscc.com)
(the "Site"). ARI is committed to Your privacy.
ARI hereby notifies You
1. What personally identifiable information of
Yours is collected from You through this Site
and How the Information is Used.
2. How the information may be shared.
3. How ARI protects Your information.
4. How You can correct any inaccuracies in the
I. WHAT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
OF YOURS IS COLLECTED AND HOW THE INFORMATION IS
Collection and Use
ARI is the sole owner of the information
collected on this site. ARI will not sell,
share, transfer or rent this information to
others in ways different from what is disclosed
from You at the "Car Shopping", "Contact",
"Email Alerts" and "Investor Relations" pages on
During the collection of information at the "Car
Shopping", "Contact", "Email Alerts" and
"Investor Relations" pages on the Site, You are
required to give Your contact information (such
as name, e-mail address and/or present
location). Such information allows ARI to
process and fulfill Your request. Your contact
information is also used to confirm Your
identity and to contact You about the services
on the Site for which You may have expressed
When the Site requests Your identity, the Site
will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry
before the information is requested.
c. IP Addresses
Every computer connected to the Internet is
given a domain name and a set of numbers that
serve as that computer's "Internet Protocol" or
IP address. When You request a page from any
page within the Site, our Web servers
automatically recognize Your domain name and IP
address. The domain name and IP address reveal
nothing personal about You other than the IP
address from which You have accessed the Site.
ARI may use IP addresses to analyze trends,
administer the Site, track Your movement, and
gather broad demographic information for
d. Children's and
Protecting the privacy of the very young is
uniquely important, particularly on the
Internet. The Site is designed to provide
commercial business information and services for
adults. This Site is not designed to attract
minors, in particular children under the age of
13. ARI does not market to or knowingly collect
information from anyone under the age of 13.
Children should always get permission from their
parents before sending any information about
themselves (such as their names, email
addresses, and phone numbers) to anyone over the
e. Opt Out Procedures
You may opt-out of receiving communications from
ARI at the point where the Site requests
personally identifiable information about You.
firstname.lastname@example.org to be
removed from an e-mail list. If You are using an
e-mail forwarding service or other similar
service please make sure to include the correct
e-mail address or addresses.
A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent
to Your browser from a Web server and stored on
Your computer's hard drive. A cookie cannot read
data off Your hard disk or read cookie files
created by other sites. Use of a cookie is in no
way linked to any personally identifiable
information while on the Site. Once You close
Your browser, the cookie simply terminates. For
instance, by setting a cookie on the Site, You
would not have to log in a password more than
once, thereby saving time while on the Site.
You can choose whether to accept cookies by
changing the setting of Your browser. You can
reset your Browser to refuse all cookies or
allow Your browser to show You when a cookie is
being sent. If You reject the cookies on the
Site, You may still use the Site. The only
drawback to this is that the user may be limited
in some areas of this Site. For example, ARI's
railcar "ON LINE SERVICES" link may not
function. Some of ARI's business partners may
access to or control over these cookies. ARI and
personalize the content, banners, and/or
promotions that You see on the Site.
II. HOW INFORMATION MAY BE SHARED.
ARI may share aggregated demographic information
with ARI's partners. This is not linked to any
personal information that can identify any
individual person. ARI may partner with another
party to provide specific services. When You
sign up for these services, ARI will share
names, or other contact information that is
necessary for the third party to provide these
services. Per ARI's contractual arrangements
with parties, these parties are not allowed to
use personally identifiable information except
for the explicit purpose of providing these
ARI shall not be liable for the transfer of any
personal identification information resulting
from loss or distribution of data, the
delineation or corruption of storage media,
power failures, natural phenomena, riots, acts
of vandalism, sabotage, terrorism or any other
event beyond ARI's control.
b. Sale of Assets,
Merger, Acquisition, Bankruptcy
Information collected from You may be
transferred to a third party as a result of a
sale or acquisition, merger or bankruptcy
ARI maintains a strict "No-Spam" policy, which
means that ARI does not intend to sell, rent or
otherwise give your e-mail address to a third
party without Your consent.
d. Legal Requests
ARI cooperates with law enforcement inquiries,
as well as other third parties, to enforce laws
and third party rights, such as intellectual
property rights and laws relating to fraud.
Therefore, in response to a verified request by
law enforcement or other government officials
relating to a criminal investigation or alleged
illegal activity, or other activity that may
expose ARI or You to legal liability, ARI can
(and You authorize ARI to) disclose Your
personal data and other information about You as
ARI, in its sole discretion, believes necessary
III. HOW ARI PROTECTS YOUR INFORMATION.
a. Confidentiality and
ARI protects Your personal information off-line.
Access to Your personal information is limited
to employees who ARI reasonably believes will
need that information to provide services to
You. However, ARI is not responsible for the
confidentiality, security or distribution of
your own personal information by our partners
and third parties outside the scope of our
agreement with such partners and third parties.
This Site may contain links to other sites. The
linked sites are not necessarily under the
control of ARI. Please be aware that ARI is not
responsible for the privacy practices of such
other sites. ARI encourages You to be aware when
You leave this Site and to read the privacy
policies of each and every web site that
collects personally identifiable information. If
You decide to access any of the third-party
sites linked to this Site, You do this entirely
at your own risk. Any links to any partner of
the Site should be the responsibility of the
linking party, and ARI shall not be responsible
for notification of any change in name or
location of any information on the Site.
IV. CORRECTING INACCURACIES.
If personally identifiable information
previously submitted to ARI by You changes (such
as name, e-mail address and/or present
location), please e-mail ARI at
b. Notification of
this Site, ARI will post those changes on
so You are always aware of what information ARI
collects, how ARI uses it, and under what
circumstances, if any, ARI discloses it. If You
have provided personally identifiable
information before the changes in ARI's Privacy
Policy, You will have a choice as to whether or
not ARI uses Your information in this different
manner. If You choose that ARI not use Your
personally identifiable information in
use information in accordance with the privacy
policy under which the information was
c. Site and Service
As necessary, ARI may send You Site and service
announcement updates. You are not able to
un-subscribe from service announcements, which
contain important information about the Site.
ARI communicates via e-mail with You to provide
requested services and to resolve issues
relating to Your accounts.
d. Consent to This
By downloading Materials (as defined in the
reference) or Using Services (as defined in the
to the collection and use of information by ARI