The Costco Auto Program’s Commitment to Privacy

Costco Wholesale has a relationship with Affinity Auto Program, Inc. (AAP), which manages the Costco Auto Program. AAP respects your right to privacy and will not sell or share any personal information you provide us while using this site with any third party unless you give us prior consent and except as set forth herein. Your ability to make informed choices about the uses of your information is important to us. This page explains AAP’s policy regarding the online collection of personal information. The terms of this privacy policy apply to information collected from this site unless different terms are specified in an online or other form or contract we provide you.


Information We Collect from this Web Site and Its Uses

When you visit our Web site, some information such as your Internet address, Internet Service Provider, operating system, the site from which you linked, and the time and date of your visit and inquiries may be collected automatically as part of the software operation of the site. This information is not linked to personally identifiable information. We use this information to compile aggregate statistics about the total number of daily visitors to our site, the pages most frequently visited and how long people stay at each page. This allows us to understand our customer’s needs and to develop products and services to serve those needs.

We also may collect personal information, which you provide us when you place a vehicle inquiry or contact us through our Talk To Us page. This personal information includes your phone number, postal address, other email addresses and any other information you choose to provide at various times.

The personal information we collect online is used to process your requests, to provide you the highest quality of service, and to understand your needs so that we can serve you better. For example, we may use your email or postal address to alert you about vehicle recalls, safety issues or new features of the program.

If you prefer not to receive promotional information from us, we make it easy for you to let us know. You can contact us at any time by email or postal mail to decline promotional material. AAP does not sell, rent, share or disclose information that identifies you personally to any other organization. We give dealers and others involved in the electronic commerce distribution chain only the information they need to provide you the products or services you order, such as email addresses, telephone number and vehicle information inquiries. We require them to keep your information confidential and to not use it for other purposes. AAP is not responsible for any additional information you provide to these parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their practices before disclosing information to them. We share similar information with Costco for customer service, member tracking and satisfaction purposes.


Opting Out

If, at any time, you wish to stop receiving promotional information from AAP please email us at Talktous@costcoauto.com.

This link provides information about Costco Wholesale's online privacy policy.