Goodguys Classifieds Privacy Policy


Goodguys Classifieds is a classified advertising service. You do not need to be a registered Goodguys Classifieds member to view this web site. However, there are some features that are only accessible if you are registered. This privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") discloses the privacy practices for Goodguys Rod & Custom Association/Goodguy Enterprises, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, the "Goodguys" or "we"). Goodguys is committed to your privacy. Goodguys hereby notifies you of:

  1. What personally identifiable information of yours, or third party personally identifiable information is collected from you through Goodguys Classifieds
  2. The company collecting the information
  3. How the information is used
  4. With whom the information may be shared
  5. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
  6. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information


Goodguys will not sell, share, transfer or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Goodguys collects information from its users on every classified ad page as well as on the "My Account", "My Ads", and "E-mail Newsletter".

If you would like to place an ad on Goodguys Classifieds, some of your personal contact information is shown with your ad, including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and any other information that you choose to make available.

There will be a link from your ad that users can click on in order to contact you if they are interested in your ad.

Prior to the expiration of a listing, Goodguys Classifieds will e-mail a reminder to the seller that the listing can be updated, renewed or deleted.

When you provide Goodguys with a testimonial about your Goodguys Classifieds' experience, we may ask for your name, e-mail address, phone number, and feedback regarding your experience. We may use this information to contact you regarding your testimonial. If you indicate that we may quote you, your name and experience may be shared with others or posted publicly to our site and you may be contacted about your experience.


In order to use all the services of Goodguys Classifieds, a user must first complete the "My Account" registration form. During registration, users are required to give information such as name, address, e-mail address and some demographic information may be collected; age, gender, online purchase habits and income. Mailing address and e-mail address is primarily used to confirm the identity of the user. This information is also used to contact the user about the services on Goodguys Classifieds for which he/she has expressed interest. Information as to the age, gender, purchasing habits, and income level and other unique identifiers (such as interests) are requested to help Goodguys provide a more personalized experience on Goodguys.


You always may opt out of receiving future mailings or other information from Goodguys Classifieds. To request that you not receive future communications, please send an e-mail to indicating the type of information that you no longer desire to receive.

Further, users who no longer wish to receive the Goodguys Classifieds e-mail Newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may opt out of receiving these communications by updating their profiles on the "My Account" page of the web site or use the unsubscribe link in the body of the email.


A cookie is data stored on the user's computer. Use of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on Goodguys Classifieds. Once the user closes his or her browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on Goodguys Classifieds, the user would not have to log in a Password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, he or she may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user may be limited in some areas of the Goodguys Classifieds site. Cookies can also enable Goodguys to track the interests of Goodguys users to enhance the experience of the Goodguys site.

Some of Goodguys' business partners may use cookies on Goodguys' site (for example, advertisers). Usually, these cookies exist only if the user links on the ad. Goodguys has no access to or control over these cookies.


Goodguys may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.


Goodguys does not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you have requested, when Goodguys has your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  • Goodguys may share aggregated demographic information with its partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
  • Goodguys may partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, Goodguys will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. Per Goodguys' contractual arrangements with partners, these partners are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the explicit purpose of providing these services.
  • Goodguys shall respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise its legal rights or defend against legal claims.
  • Goodguys believes it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to physical safety of any persons, violations of Goodguys's Privacy Policy, Terms of Use , incorporated herein by this reference, or as otherwise required by law.
  • Goodguys shall transfer information about you if Goodguys is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, Goodguys will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

By using Goodguys Classifieds and its various features, you may make some of your personal information public or you may choose to share some of your personal information with others. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.


Goodguys takes all necessary precautions to protect users' personal information both online and offline.

However, Goodguys is not responsible for the confidentiality, security or distribution of your own personal information by our partners and third parties which occurs outside the scope of your agreement with Goodguys.

Goodguys 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 Goodguys' control.


Goodguys Classifieds may contain links to other sites. The linked sites are not necessarily under the control of Goodguys. Please be aware that Goodguys is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. Goodguys encourages users to be aware when they leave Goodguys Classifieds and to read the privacy statements 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 Goodguys should be the responsibility of the linking party, and Goodguys shall not be responsible for notification of any change in name or location of any information of the site.


GoodGuys Classifieds is intended for general audiences and are not targeted to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not disclose or provide any information. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under 13, we will take steps to promptly delete the information.


Goodguys Classifieds sends all new members a welcoming e-mail to verify password and e-mail address. Established members will occasionally receive information on optional products, services, special deals, etc. Out of respect for the privacy of Goodguys Classifieds' users, we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our "Opt Out" section above.

If users wish to subscribe to Goodguys Classifieds' newsletter and/or periodic correspondence, we require their e-mail addresses. If they are under 18 years of age Goodguys will not send them a newsletter.


As necessary, Goodguys may send the user site and service announcement updates. Users are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. Goodguys communicates via e-mail with users to provide requested services and to resolve issues relating to their accounts.


If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as ZIP code), or if user no longer desires Goodguys Classifieds service(s), he/she can update his/her profile on the "Member Profile" page of the Goodguys web site. Goodguys will endeavor to correct, update or remove the personal data provided by the user.


If Goodguys Classifieds decide to change the Privacy Policy, Goodguys will post those changes on the Goodguys Classifieds Homepage so users are always aware of what information Goodguys collects, how Goodguys we uses it, and under what circumstances, if any, Goodguys discloses it. If at any point Goodguys decides to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, Goodguys will notify users by way of an e-mail. Users which have provided personally identifiable information before the changes in the Goodguys Classifieds Privacy Policy will have a choice as to whether or not Goodguys may use their information in this different manner. If the user chooses that Goodguys not use his/her personally identifiable information in accordance with the new Privacy Policy, Goodguys will use information in accordance with the Privacy Policy under which the information was originally collected.

Goodguys will notify you of any significant changes to the Goodguys Privacy Policy by sending you an e-mail notice.


If a user elects to use Goodguys Classifieds' referral service called "Recommend Ad" to tell a friend about the Goodguys Classifieds' site, Goodguys Classifieds asks for the friend's name and e-mail address. Goodguys Classifieds will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting the friend to visit the site. Goodguys and/or Goodguys Classifieds stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail. The friend may contact Goodguys Classifieds at to request the removal of this information from Goodguys' database. 


We do not share personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you affirmatively agree to such disclosure, typically by "opting in" to receive information from a third party that is participating in a sweepstakes or other promotion on one of our sites, for example. If you ask us to share your personal information with a third party for its marketing purposes, we will only share information in connection with that specific promotion, since we do not share information with any third party (other than our service providers) on an ongoing basis. To prevent disclosure of your personal information for use in direct marketing by a third party, do not "opt in" to such use when you provide personal information on GoodGuys Classifieds.

Users residing in certain jurisdictions, like California, have a right to access personal information held by us about them and their right of access can be exercised in accordance with applicable law. California law requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California residents asking about the business' practices related to disclosing personal information to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. Alternately, such businesses may have in place a policy not to disclose personal information of customers to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes if the resident has exercised an option to opt-out of such information-sharing. We have such a policy in place.

California residents may request further information about our approach to this law by writing to us. When writing to us, you must put the statement "Your California Privacy Rights" in the body or subject line of your request, and include (i) the name of the site about which you are contacting us, (ii) any unique site identifier associated with you (like member number or forum handle), (iii) your name, and (iv) your contact information. Please submit requests using and allow 30 days for a response. We will not accept requests via the telephone, mail, or by facsimile, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.

Last Revised July 23, 2013