Our goal is to continue providing comprehensive business solutions while protecting the best interest of our dealers.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) January 29, 2007
Dealer Specialties, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions and the nation's leading provider of data and photo collection, inventory management and data distribution services, announced today that it has joined the Open Secure Access (OSA) coalition. As a member of OSA, Dealer Specialties is committed to develop and support industry data security guidelines, including where vehicle inventory information is transmitted and how third parties use the information.
"Our customers entrust Dealer Specialties with the management of their data and ensuring it reaches the appropriate destinations as intended by our agreements," said George Nenni, President of Dealer Specialties. "Our goal is to continue providing comprehensive business solutions while protecting the best interest of our dealers."
As part of its initiative, Dealer Specialties is reviewing standard contract terms required from every third party vendor or partner that licenses the use of inventory information. Dealer Specialties' standard contracts include language that allows for immediate data feed suspension, and other remedies, for any unauthorized usage. The contract continues to prohibit unauthorized distribution or resale of information.
"To protect our dealerships, Dealer Specialties requires data partners and all third party vendors to sign an agreement. Although this policy traditionally has not been popular with portals, OEMs or website companies, our commitment is to our customers. Data security and integrity is a natural part of our business," said Nenni. "Our contract requirement has been used for many years and is a major selling point for our customers because they trust we are not marketing their data to any third party that will use the information in an unauthorized fashion."
Dealer Specialties Inc. provides inventory management, marketing and distribution services to nearly 10,000 dealerships nationwide. Representatives routinely collect vehicle data information and photos, which are entered into a secure inventory management application that dealers authorize and pay to have posted on marketing web sites such as GetAuto.com, AutoTrader.com, Google Base, eBay Motors, Cars.com and more.
About Dealer Specialties
Dealer Specialties, a Dominion Dealer Solutions Company, is the nation's leading provider of vehicle data and photo collection, inventory management, data distribution and window labeling services. Dealer Specialties helps automotive dealers sell more vehicles by leveraging the latest Internet technology and distribution channels. Dealer Specialties has more than 1,500 partner sites, including GetAuto.com, AutoTrader.com, Google Base, eBay Motors, Cars.com, The Cobalt Group, Manheim and more.
Founded on the innovative concept of supplying dealers with window-stickers for used vehicles, Dealer Specialties has remained on the cutting edge of marketing, management and customer service for nearly twenty years. Nearly 10,000 dealerships rely on Dealer Specialties to help manage and market their vehicle inventory. Dealer Specialties is a designated supplier of certified window stickers for GM, Toyota and Lexus; is a Value Added Reseller for the National Automotive Dealers Association; and has built a network of more than 800 of the most knowledgeable and responsive service representatives in the USA. For more information, please visit http://www.dealerspecialties.com
About Dominion Dealer Solutions
Headquartered in Monroe, Ohio and established September 2006, Dominion Dealer Solutions combines the power of Dealer Specialties, Dealer Data Services, SelectQu/DataCube, Dealerskins and XIGroup. These automotive industry leaders form a foundation for providing a nationally recognized total web solution to dealers throughout the country. Dominion Dealer Solutions serves over 12,000 customers, collects and distributes data to over 2,000 data partners, maintains a rolling inventory of over 725,000 vehicles and manages 1,800 custom-built lead generating websites.
Dominion Dealer Solutions is a subsidiary of Dominion Enterprises. Dominion Enterprises is headquartered in Norfolk, VA and is a leading media and information services company serving employment, real estate, recreation, and industrial markets in the United States. The company has 503 paid and free magazine titles such as For Rent, Harmon Homes, The Employment Guide, Boat Trader, Cycle Trader and RV Trader with a combined weekly circulation of nearly 6 million; over 40 market-leading websites such as ForRent.com, Homes.com, and Traderonline.com reaching over 8 million monthly visitors; data capture and distribution businesses such as Dealer Specialties; and web services businesses across all the company's industry categories. The company has 6,600 employees nationwide. For more information on Dominion Enterprises, visit http://www.dominionenterprises.com.