VINREPORT.IO Privacy Policy and Terms

These Terms of Use together with the NMVTIS Disclaimer govern the terms of your access and use of the VINREPORTIO website http://vinreport.io and Services offered on the Website, and constitute your legal agreement with us.

You should read these Terms carefully before you use the Website and the Services.

BY CLICKING “I AGREE” BUTTON OR BY USING THE SERVICES AND/OR THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE.

If you are an individual, then you must be at least 13 years old to enter into this agreement. If you are 13 or older but under the age of 18 or have not attained the age of majority in the state, province or country where you live, you should review these Terms with your parent or guardian.

If you are accepting these Terms of Use on behalf of another person, you represent and warrant that you have full authority to act for and to bind that person to these Terms of Use.

1. Definitions

  • Terms”, “Terms of Use” means these VINREPORTIO Website and Services Terms of Use.
  • We”, “us”, “VINREPORTIO” means VINREPORTIO Inc., the owner of the Website and provider of the Services.
  • User”, “you” means a person or a business entity using the Website or the Services.
  • Website” means the website accessible at http://vinreport.io, including programming code, related technologies, know-hows, databases and design.
  • Service”, “Services” means provided through the Website paid online access to data returned from a VIN inquiry into the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS).

Registration

It is not required to register in order to use the Services on the Website but some functionality may be limited to registered Users.

If you register, you will be asked to choose a username and a password. You are responsible for safeguarding your password and you agree not to disclose your password to any third party.

You agree that you will be solely responsible for any activities or actions taken under your password, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password.

You agree that the information that you provide to us upon registration, and at all other times will be true, accurate, current and complete. You may not use false identities or impersonate any other person or use a username or password that you are not authorized to use.

Privacy Policy. We respect your privacy. Please refer to our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference into these Terms, and which explains how we collect, use, and disclose information that pertains to your privacy. When you access or use the Website, you signify your agreement to this Privacy Policy.

Right to Contact. We reserve the right to contact Users in order to evaluate compliance with the rules and policies in these Terms. For purposes of service messages and notices about the Website or the Services, including promotional communication, we may email you such notices to an email address associated with your account.

Use of Website and Services

Ownership. We or our licensors own all right, title and interest, including all worldwide intellectual property rights in the Website and its content and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein.

VIN Reports. We do not own or verify information contained in VIN reports. The reports are compiled solely from the information and datasets received and processed by VINREPORTIO as of the date of the report, as provided by third-party data suppliers and data sources, including NMVTIS. Additional information about the motor vehicle, including problems, may not have been reported to, processed accurately by, or properly transmitted to us by our third-party suppliers and sources.

NMVTIS does not verify, test, audit, approve or otherwise review the motor vehicle information or data it receives.

The VIN report is only one of many important factors to consider when making an informed motor vehicle purchase decision. In addition to the VIN report, a vehicle inspection, test drive and review of other maintenance records are important steps to making an informed motor vehicle purchase decision.

Permitted Use. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you may access and use the Website or the Services for your own personal non-commercial use. Any commercial use of the Website or the Services requires our prior written consent.

You may not reproduce, duplicate, copy, re-distribute, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes the Services, VIN reports, access to the Service or any portion, results or materials thereof.

The Website and the Services may be used and accessed for lawful purposes only. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and foreign laws and regulations in connection with your use of the Website and the Services.

Network Fees. To use the Website and the Services you will require Internet connectivity. We shall not have any responsibility or liability for any ISP, phone, mobile service or other costs you may incur in this regard.

Restrictions and User Obligations. You agree that you will not do any of the following while using or accessing the Website or the Services:

  • Remove, alter or conceal any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Website or the Services.
  • Reproduce, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works based on, perform, display, publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast, sell, license or otherwise exploit the Website, or the Services.
  • Use the Website or the Services in a commercial manner.
  • Circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Website or the Services.
  • Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any posting or in any way use the Website or the Services to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information.
  • Interfere with or disrupt (or attempt to interfere with or disrupt) any web pages available on the Website or through the Services, servers or networks connected to the Website or the Services or the technical delivery systems of our providers or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website or the Services.
  • Attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any our system or network or breach or impair or circumvent any security or authentication measures protecting the Website or the Services.
  • Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Website or the Services.
  • Attempt to scrap, parse, access, search or meta-search the Website or the Services with any engine, software, tool, bot, script, spider, agent, device or mechanism other than search tools provided by us, including without limitation any software that sends queries to the Website or the Services.
  • Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity or otherwise commit fraud.
  • Use the Website or the Services in any manner not permitted by these Terms.
  • Encourage or instruct any other individual to do any of the foregoing or to violate these Terms.

Payment

In order to use the Services you shall pay a fee as indicated on the Website (“Service Fee”).

Payment of the Service Fee is made prior to or at the time of ordering the Service.

When conducting online payments, you must provide true, accurate, and complete information about yourself and provide non-fraudulent means of payment. If you provide any personal or financial information that is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, or we or the payment provider has reasonable grounds to suspect is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, we or the payment provider has the right to void related financial transactions, to suspend or terminate any associated Services resulting from such transactions, and to refer to appropriate authorities the details of such incidents.

The Service Fees are exclusive of all withholding, sales, value-added or other similar taxes and any applicable fees or surcharges that may occur regarding the transaction. You are solely responsible for such taxes, fees and charges. An applicable sales tax may be assessed based on your billing zip code.

All payments for the Services are handled by a third-party payment gateway. We are not responsible for the processing of payments and shall not be liable for any matter in connection therewith.

We may repackage our Services or change the Service Fee from time to time in our sole discretion.

Refunds. We will be able to issue a refund in case ALL of the following conditions are met:

  • You purchased a package of 5 or 10 reports,
  • This purchase was made not later than 7 days prior to your refund request,
  • You ordered only one VIN report from the package.

If all the foregoing conditions are met you will be refunded the package price you paid less $9.99.

When a refund has been assessed by us as due, this will be paid using the same manner as it was used for the initial payment.

Otherwise all payments are final and all Service Fees are non-refundable.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Your use of the Website or the Services and any other information made available through the Website or the Services is at your sole risk and discretion and we hereby disclaim all liability to you or any third party relating thereto.

The Website and the Services, and all materials, data, information, products and services included therein, are provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without warranties of any kind. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, RELATING TO THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES AND THE VIN REPORTS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, SATISFACTION OF YOUR REQUIREMENTS, DATA ACCURACY OR ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, DEALING OR TRADE USAGE.

We disclaim any warranties:

  • Regarding the security, accuracy, reliability, timeliness and performance of the Website or the Services.
  • That the Website or the Services will be error-free or that any errors will be corrected.
  • That the Services will be of any particular quality, meet any standards or requirements, or conform to any of your expectations in this regard.

ADDITIONALLY, THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES RELATING TO ANY OF THE MOTOR VEHICLES ABOUT WHICH INFORMATION IS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE, OR TRANSMITTED TO YOU AS THE RESULT OF THE SERVICES OR AS A PART OF THE VIN REPORT. WE GIVE NO WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE CONDITION, SAFETY, MARKETABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY, OWNERSHIP HISTORY, OR ACCIDENT HISTORY OF ANY MOTOR VEHICLE AND DOES NOT ENDORSE, CERTIFY, AUTHORIZE, OR AUTHENTICATE ANY MOTOR VEHICLE OR ANY MOTOR VEHICLE OWNERSHIP OR REGISTRATION INFORMATION PROVIDED TO YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES. MOTOR VEHICLE HISTORY INFORMATION IS COLLECTED BY A NUMBER OF THIRD PARTY SOURCES. SUCH INFORMATION MAY BE UNRELIABLE, INACCURATE, OUTDATED, FALSE OR MISLEADING, AND MAY NOT DETAIL MOTOR VEHICLE HISTORY INFORMATION SUCH AS WHETHER THE VEHICLE WAS JUNKED OR SALVAGED, DISMANTLED, REBUILT OR RECONSTRUCTED, SUBJECTED TO FLOOD DAMAGE, FIRE DAMAGE, BOUGHT BACK BY ITS MANUFACTURER, WHETHER THE ODOMETER EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS, WHETHER THE ODOMETER WAS NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE, OR OTHER MECHANICAL, STRUCTURAL, OR COSMETIC PROBLEMS WITH THE VEHICLE.

The use of the Website or the Services, including but not limited to the downloading or other acquisition of any materials is done at your own discretion and risk and with your agreement that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from such activities.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us, will create any warranty not expressly stated in these Terms. Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties. Accordingly, some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.

Compatibility. We do not warrant that Website and the Services will be compatible with all hardware and software which you may use or which may exist or will exist in the future.

Third Parties Software and Content. We are not responsible for the availability, performance, functionality or any consequences of your use of any third parties’ components, software and modules built into or otherwise integrated and available through the Website.

Support

You acknowledge and agree that we will have no obligation to provide you with any support or maintenance in connection with the Website or the Services. However, subject to the other provisions of these Terms we will attempt to help you with any queries or problems that you may have with the Website or the Services. To reach our customer support team, please e-mail us at info@vinreport.io. Providing our representatives with all the information they need to solve your problem will expedite your request for assistance.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL WE, OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND/OR SERVICES WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY WILL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION AND IN NO EVENT WILL OUR CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU EXCEED AMOUNT OF SERVICE FEES RECEIVED BY US FROM YOU.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold VINREPORTIO, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, customers, vendors, and their respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including without limitation reasonable attorney's fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with:

  • Your access to or use of the Website or the Services.
  • Your violation of these Terms.
  • Your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property or privacy right.

External Links and Third Party Advertisements

The Website or the Services may contain links to third party websites or advertisements that provide links to third party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for the availability or accuracy of, and we do not endorse, such websites or resources or the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. When you click on an ad, follow a link, or engage with a third party service, website, resource you are interacting with the third party, not with us. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites, products, content, promotions services or resources.

Your Feedback

If you choose to communicate to us any feedback, ideas or suggestions for improvement of the Website or the Services, you grant us free-of-charge, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable right to use, modify, share, distribute and communicate such feedback for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes, without charge and free of any obligation of attribution. You warrant that any such feedback you communicated to us is not subject to any license or any other third party right.

11. Modifications

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion:

  • To modify or revise these Terms at any time by posting the amended Terms on the Website.
  • To make changes, update or discontinue the Website or the Services or any format, feature or functionality thereof at any time with or without notifying you.
  • To terminate or restrict access to the Website or the Services for any reason whatsoever.

Your continued use of the Website or the Services after a change or update has been made will constitute your acceptance to the revised Terms of Use. If you do not agree with the modifications, please discontinue use of the Website and the Services immediately.

These Terms remain effective from the date of acceptance until terminated by you or us in accordance with these Terms.

Termination and Account Cancellation

You may terminate these Terms at any time by ceasing to use the Website and the Services.

Without limiting other remedies, we may suspend or terminate these Terms with you, or may terminate or suspend your use of the Website and the Services at any time if:

  • You violate any term of these Terms of Use.
  • You infringe proprietary rights, rights of privacy, or intellectual property rights of any person, business or organization.
  • You engaged in other actions relating to or in the course of using the Website or the Services that may be illegal or cause liability, harm, abuse or disruption for you, other Users, us, any other third parties or for the Website and the Services.
  • It is required by law.
  • We cease offering the Services and/or discontinued the Website.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, we also reserve the right to terminate the Website and the Services or cancel your account at any time and for any reason.

Upon termination of these Terms all licenses and rights to use the Website and the Services shall immediately terminate; and you will immediately cease any and all use of the Website and the Services.

Upon any termination your account will no longer be accessible. We will have no obligation to maintain any information stored in our database related to your account or to forward any information to you or any third party

Any suspension or termination of these Terms will not affect your obligations to us under these Terms, including, without limitation, proprietary rights and ownership, indemnification and limitation of liability, confidentiality, which reasonably are intended to survive such suspension or termination.

Jurisdiction

Choice of Law. You agree that the laws of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts govern these Terms of Use, their subject matter, the relationship between you and us, any action related these Terms, and any claim or dispute it may arise, without regard to the conflict of laws rules, and that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall have no applicability.

Location for Resolving Disputes. You further agree that any disputes or claims related to these Terms of Use will be resolved by federal or state courts located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and you agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action. BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS, YOU ARE:

  • WAIVING CLAIMS THAT YOU MIGHT OTHERWISE HAVE AGAINST US BASED ON THE LAWS OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING YOUR OWN.
  • IRREVOCABLY CONSENTING TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF, AND VENUE IN, THE FEDERAL OR STATE COURTS LOCATED IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS OVER ANY DISPUTES OR CLAIMS YOU HAVE WITH US.
  • SUBMITTING YOURSELF TO THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF RESOLVING ANY SUCH DISPUTES OR CLAIMS.

General

Force Majeure. We will not be liable hereunder by reason of any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder on account of events beyond its reasonable control, which may include, without limitation, denial-of-service attacks, strikes, shortages, riots, insurrection, fires, flood, storm, explosions, acts of God, war, terrorism, governmental action, labor conditions, earthquakes, material shortages, extraordinary Internet congestion or extraordinary connectivity issues experienced by telecommunications providers and unrelated to our infrastructure or connectivity to the Internet, or failure at our co-location facility, (each a "Force Majeure Event"). Upon the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event, we will be excused from any further performance of its obligations effected by the Force Majeure Event for so long as the event continues.

Notices. Any notices or other communications permitted or required under these Terms will be in writing and given by us:

  • Via email (to the address that you provide during registration), or
  • By posting to the Website

Consent to Receive Communications in Electronic Form. For contractual purposes, you:

  • Consent to receive communications from us in an electronic form via the email address you have submitted; and
  • Agree that the Terms and all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were in writing.

No Assignment. You will not assign these Terms or assign any rights or delegate any obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, without our prior written consent. Any purported assignment or delegation by you without our appropriate prior written consent will be null and void.

We may assign these Terms or any rights hereunder without your consent.

No Waiver. The failure by us to exercise, or delay in exercising, a legal right or remedy provided by these Terms or by law shall not constitute a waiver of our right or remedy.

Severability and Integration. These Terms of Use constitutes the entire agreement between you and us and supersedes all previous written or oral agreements. If any part of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

NMVTIS Consumer Access Disclaimer

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) is an electronic system that contains information on certain automobiles titled in the United States. NMVTIS is intended to serve as a reliable source of title and brand history for automobiles, but it does not contain detailed information regarding a vehicle’s repair history.

All states, insurance companies, and junk and salvage yards are required by federal law to regularly report information to NMVTIS. However, NMVTIS does not contain information on all motor vehicles in the United States because some states are not yet providing their vehicle data to the system. Currently, the data provided to NMVTIS by states is provided in a variety of time frames; while some states report and update NMVTIS data in “real-time” (as title transactions occur), other states send updates less frequently, such as once every 24 hours or within a period of days.

Information on previous, significant vehicle damage may not be included in the system if the vehicle was never determined by an insurance company (or other appropriate entity) to be a “total loss” or branded by a state titling agency. Conversely, an insurance carrier may be required to report a “total loss” even if the vehicle’s titling-state has not determined the vehicle to be “salvage” or “junk.”

Before making a decision to purchase a vehicle, consumers may wish to obtain an independent vehicle inspection, a NMVTIS Vehicle History

Report, and consult other available vehicle information resources.

The information in NMVTIS includes:

  • Information from participating state motor vehicle titling agencies.
  • Information on automobiles, buses, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, motor homes, and tractors. NMVTIS may not currently include commercial vehicles if those vehicles are not included in a state’s primary database for title records (in some states, those vehicles are managed by a separate state agency), although these records may be added at a later time.
  • Information on “brands” applied to vehicles provided by participating state motor vehicle titling agencies. Brand types and definitions vary by state, but may provide useful information about the condition or prior use of the vehicle.
  • Most recent odometer reading in the state’s title record.
  • Information from insurance companies, and auto recyclers, including junk and salvage yards, that is required by law to be reported to the system, beginning March 31, 2009. This information will include if the vehicle was determined to be a “total loss” by an insurance carrier.
  • Information from junk and salvage yards receiving a “cash for clunker” vehicle traded-in under the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 (CARS) Program.
  • Consumers are advised to visit www.vehiclehistory.gov for details on how to interpret the information in the system and understand the meaning of various labels applied to vehicles by the participating state motor vehicle titling agencies.