Privacy Statement

The Center for Auto Safety is the nation’s premier independent, member driven, non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to improving vehicle safety, quality, and fuel economy on behalf of all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.

Thank you for visiting the Center for Auto Safety website and reviewing our privacy statement. The Center for Auto Safety never sells or rents personal information to any organization. We do not make commercial use of any information collected. Listed below are the policies we follow in regards to various types of information transfers.

Automatic Collection

When you are browsing the Center for Auto Safety website, certain information about your visit will be automatically collected. This information is used specifically for the purpose of improving this website for the benefit of its users. We are concerned only with the aggregate behavior of website visitors, as part of our effort to provide you with the best possible service.


The Center for Auto Safety needs public complaints on vehicles to pursue recalls and make auto companies take responsibility for defects. Should you choose to submit a complaint, any personal information contained therein will be used to obtain remedies for the defects about which you complain. For example, we have used individual complaints in public petitions to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in order to obtain recalls of defective automobiles, such as the Ford Pinto for exploding gas tanks.


If you contact the Center for Auto Safety by electronic mail, any information therein will be used only for the purpose of responding to and acting upon your specific request. Your address and any other information will not be collected for any other purpose.

Membership Contributions, Publications

Some personal information is required in the process of contributing to the Center for Auto Safety and purchasing our publications. This information is solely for our records, and will not be shared. Members that sign up to receive publications via e-mail may change this status at any time.


The Center for Auto Safety takes a number of precautions to protect user information both online and offline. Any information submitted in the form of a contribution or purchase will be protected using SSL encryption. Payment information is processed using the Verisignâ„¢ service to ensure your protection. Please reference your browser's support pages to find out more about online security. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot completely ensure the security of the information you transmit to us. For this reason, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data while you are on the Internet. At a minimum, we encourage you to change your passwords often, using a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you are using a secure browser.


The Center for Auto Safety website contains links to other sites to provide you with more information on vehicle safety and to help you resolve your auto problems. Please be advised that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites. This privacy statement applies solely to our website, and not to the practices of linked sites.