Privacy & Legal

PRIVACY POLICY OVERVIEW

Unlike our convertibles, we don't believe that your personal information should be Always Open for the world to see. We appreciate the trust you place in MINI and would never want to jeopardize that trust in any way. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting the security of your personal information. Which means we will never rent or sell your personal information to anyone.

On top of that, we work hard to make sure that we maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards designed to protect your personal information.

And if you ever have any questions at all regarding your privacy, large or small, practical or just philosophical, please don't hesitate to contact us.

THE DETAILS

WHAT INFORMATION DOES MINI COLLECT?

As part of keeping our MINI fans and enthusiasts in the loop, we collect and save "personal information" such as your name, address, email and phone number that you might have volunteered while signing up for emails or mailings from MINI USA or saving a MINI vehicle configuration.  We also may obtain such information from third parties. “Personal information” means information that identifies you or could reasonably be used to identify you. We also may collect other information about your visits to our site without you actively submitting such information.  This information may include, for example, your browser type and language, your operating system, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the URLs of sites you visited before and after visiting our site, the web search that landed you on our site, and web pages and advertisements you view and links you click on within our site.

As for information we don't collect? The list probably starts with "Things you've found by the side of the road" and just goes from there…


HOW DOES MINI USE MY INFORMATION?

The primary use for any information we collect is to help facilitate efficient and relevant communications regarding MINI products and services. We would never intentionally do anything to jeopardize your trust, including renting or selling your personal information.


DOES MINI SHARE INFORMATION WITH ANYONE ELSE?

From time to time we share information with other members of the BMW Group to help provide offers for products or services that may be of interest to you. Members of the BMW Group include, BMW of North America, MINI USA, a division of BMW of North America, LLC, MINI Financial Services, BMW Financial Services, BMW Bank of North America, and BMW Insurance Agency. We also share personal information with non-affiliated companies that provide services on our behalf. These companies are contractually obligated to keep the information that we provide to them confidential and to only use it to provide the specific services we've asked them to perform. We also share personal information with MINI Dealers who are independent entities and have their own privacy policies.


IS MY INFORMATION SECURE?

We do everything we can to protect your personal information. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards designed to protect personal information. This includes deploying encryption technologies and user authentication procedures that are designed to keep your data secure. We also limit access to personal information so that only authorized personnel and contractors who need access to perform their job and are contractually required to keep your information secure, are able to see it.


CORRECTING/UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION

When a user's personal information changes (such as ZIP code), or if a user no longer is interested in our service and we are notified of such changes, we will correct, update or remove that user's personal information. In addition, the personal information in your online profile can be updated by you at any time on MINIUSA.com; select SHOPPING in the top navigation, the select Sign Up For Emails, and then UPDATE PROFILE.


PRIVACY OF CHILDREN

We do not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children (we define "children" as minors younger than 13) on our site.  We do not knowingly allow children to order our products, communicate with us, or use any of our online services.  

If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us at privacy@askminiusa.com or write: MINI USA, a division of BMW of North America LLC., Customer Relations and Services, PO Box 1227, Westwood NJ 07675-1227, and we will work with you to address the issue.


LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Though our site contains links to other sites, we are not responsible for the content, links or privacy on any of those sites.


EMAIL LINKS

We use email links throughout the site to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have. We read every message and try to reply promptly to everyone. Information in the message is used to respond directly to your comments or questions. We may also file your comments to improve the site and programs, or review and discard the information.

OUR POLICY ON COOKIES AND TRACKING

Cookies help provide a luxury and convenience similar to that of memory seats. They save you the trouble of reentering certain information in some registration areas, help to deliver content specific to you, and track which sections of the site are most popular.  A ‘cookie’ is actually a file that our webserver or the webserver of one of our third-party partners may send to your computer when you access one of our sites.  This file is then stored on your computer. 

In addition, on certain web browsers we use Flash cookies in connection with our website. Similar to browser cookies, Flash cookies are used to remember settings, preferences and usage, but are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. If you want to delete Flash cookies, please access your Flash Player settings management tool available on Adobe's website. However, if you do not accept cookies (whether browser or Flash cookies), you may not be able to use all portions of our website or all functionality of the website.


WHY DO WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES?

We use cookies and related technologies for the following purposes:

  • Cookies are used on the site to access personal information that you may have shared if you decided to Sign Up For Emails. For example, in a registration area requesting your name and e-mail address, permanent cookies allow us to fill in that information for you. Our use of permanent cookies is controlled and guided by our policy on confidentiality shown above.
  • Similarly, cookies allow us to save the information you have entered into the Configurator feature. The Configurator feature allows users to build their ideal MINI and save it on our server. We use a cookie to identify which saved vehicle you customized. 
  • Cookies and other passive information collection technologies enable us to deliver content that is tailored to your interests and preferences based on your past activity on the site.
  • Cookies and other passive information collection technologies enable us to compile aggregate statistics concerning use of the site, analyze trends, and otherwise administer and improve the site. 
  • Cookies may also be used to identify you as a consumer who has opted out of interest based advertising.


WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES DO WE USE?

  • "Session” cookies: Session cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off.  Session cookies are used, for example, to improve navigation on our web sites, block visitors from providing information where inappropriate (e.g., the site may remember previous entries of age that are outside the permitted parameters and block subsequent changes) and to collect aggregated statistical information.
  • "Persistent” cookies: Persistent cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie.  Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (e.g., Login ID), helping to determine what areas of the web site visitors find most valuable, and customizing the web site based on your preferences on an ongoing basis. 
  • "Web beacons” (also known as internet tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, and invisible GIFs): A web beacon is a tiny graphic on a web page or in an e-mail message that is used to track pages viewed or messages opened.  Web beacons tell the web site server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor's computer.  Web beacons may be placed on online advertisements that bring people to our site and on different pages of our site.  Web beacons provide us with information on how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted.


WHY DO WE ALLOW THIRD-PARTY PARTNERS TO PLACE COOKIES ON YOUR COMPUTER?

Like most advertisers, we place advertisements where we think they will be most relevant to customers. One way we do so is by allowing network advertising companies with whom we work to place their own cookies when an individual visits our site. This enables the network advertising company to recognize individuals who have previously visited our site. When the individual visits a third-party web site on which that network advertising company has purchased ad space, the advertising company can then recognize the individual’s interest in MINI products and services and deliver one of our advertisements.


WHAT CHOICES DO I HAVE REGARDING THE DELIVERY OF TARGETED ADVERTISEMENTS ON THIRD-PARTY SITES?

MINI USA, a division of BMW of North America LLC. adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (www.AboutAds.info).  The Digital Advertising Alliance maintains a website where consumers can opt out from receiving interest-based advertising from some or all of the network advertising companies participating in the program (www.AboutAds.info/choices).  Additionally, MINIUSA.com provides our consumers the ability to opt out from receiving interest-based advertising (link to come).  This is done through a cookie based tag.  This does not mean that you will no longer see a MINI ad, but rather we will no longer use your data to target ads to you. Should you delete your cookies at any point, the opt-out tag will be removed and you may be targeted again until you opt-out again.

In addition, most internet browsers allow you to change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it, or to automatically refuse all cookies.  Please be aware that some functionality of our web site that relies on the use of cookies may not be available should you choose to refuse all cookies.

U.S. – EU & SWISS SAFE HARBOR PRIVACY STATEMENT

MINI USA, a division of BMW of North America, LLC, complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. BMW NA has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view BMW NA's certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS

We always love to hear from you, so if you have any questions or comments related to privacy issues, you can contact us by:

Email: privacy@askminiusa.com 

Letter: 

MINI USA, a Division of BMW of North America, LLC

Customer Relations and Services

PO Box 1227

Westwood NJ 07675-1227

Phone: 1 866-ASK-MINI, prompt “Customer Relations.”  Customer telephone calls may be recorded for quality control

USAA DISCOUNT

* MINI incentives are only available to persons eligible for membership in USAA's Property and Casualty Insurance Group. P&C membership is generally available to current and former members of the U.S. Military and their former dependents. MINI requires presentation of a Photo ID, and USAA insurance card with USAA number, or a Confirmation Letter provided by USAA. For a Confirmation Letter, members can call USAA at 1-855-787-6272. One incentive per member insurance number per calendar year for new MINI vehicles. See your dealer for additional details. This advertisement is provided on behalf of MINI. No personal information was provided by USAA to MINI. All new and unreported 2013 and eligible 2014 MINI models are included in this program.  (Program excludes the 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop and 2014 MINI Cooper S Hardtop models.)  Program runs through 01/02/15 and may be combined with certain other offers. All 2014 MINI Passenger Cars come standard with Boot to Bonnet No Cost Maintenance standard for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first and begins on the original in-service date. Refer to the MINI Service and Warranty Information booklet for complete terms, conditions and limitations. Visit your authorized MINI dealer for important details.

COLLEGE GRAD CREDIT

**   Available exclusively through MINI Financial Services. Applicants must finance through MINI Financial Services and meet all requirements of the program to qualify for the incentive. To qualify, applicants must have graduated from an accredited college or university with an undergraduate, graduate or associates degree within the past 12 months, or be eligible for graduation within the next four months with a verifiable offer of employment. A copy of applicant’s diploma or official transcript is required along with proof of income, or employer letter with the Human Resources representative’s contact information, stating applicant’s position/title and income. Applicants must also have a minimum of 24 months credit on file and no previous derogatory credit on any held credit trades. Qualified customers only. Subject to income and credit score requirements. Offer valid through 01/02/15 and may be combined with certain other offers. All new 2013, eligible 2014 MINI models (offer excludes the 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop and 2014 MINI Cooper S Hardtop) and all model year MINI NEXT Certified Pre-Owned models are included in this program. Program is also applicable to lease contract, under the same terms and conditions. All 2014 MINI Passenger Cars come standard with Boot to Bonnet No Cost Maintenance standard for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first and begins on the original in-service date. Refer to the MINI Service and Warranty Information booklet for complete terms, conditions and limitations. Visit your authorized MINI dealer for important details.

† All 2015 MINI Passenger Cars come with Boot to Bonnet No Cost Maintenance standard for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, MINI Passenger Car Limited Protection program for 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, and a MINI Protection program against rust and corrosion perforation standard for 12 years with unlimited mileage. 24-hour roadside assistance comes standard for 4 years/unlimited miles. For maintenance details, visit MINIUSA.com/info.

†† As of May 22, 2014, that’s a savings of up to $1,428 as compared to model year 2015 competitive vehicles according to Edmunds.com.

WARRANTY

All new MINI Passenger Cars come with a 4-year/50,000 mile Passenger Car Limited Warranty and a 12-year/unlimited-mileage warranty against rust perforation. The 12-year/unlimited-mileage warranty against rust applies to 2004 models and newer. Earlier models have a 6-year/unlimited-mileage warranty against rust perforation. Refer to the Service and Warranty Information booklet or visit an authorized MINI Dealer for terms, conditions and limitations

MAINTENANCE

3-year/36,000-mile Boot to Bonnet, No Cost Maintenance.
All new MINI Passenger Cars come with MINI No Cost Maintenance standard for the first 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, starting from the original in-service date (as of May 22, 2014, that's a savings of up to $1,428 as compared to competitive vehicles according to Edmunds.com). See the MINI Service and Warranty booklet for terms, conditions and limitations.

THE MINI MAINTENANCE PROGRAM HAS TWO CATEGORIES:

1. Standard Maintenance, as described below, is available on new MINI vehicles for the first 3 years or 36,000 miles from the original in-service date, whichever comes first. The Upgraded Maintenance option extends the Standard Maintenance period, when purchased, by an additional 3 years/64,000 miles to 6 years/100,000 miles from the original in-service date, whichever comes first.

The factory-recommended maintenance service items listed below are covered when required at specified service intervals, on eligible MINI vehicles during the applicable MINI Maintenance Program period (*):

2. Engine oil change and filter replacements

Vehicle inspections or check (per the applicable service maintenance checklist)

Cabin Air microfilter
Air filter replacement
Brake pads (front/rear)
Brake discs (front/rear – only in conjunction with a covered brake pad replacement)
Brake fluid replacement
Engine Coolant Replacement (R50, R52, R53 models only)
Engine drive belt
Windshield wiper inserts (front and rear (**))
Manual transmission clutch disc (**) (****)
Automatic Transmission Fluid  (**) (***)
Spark plugs (***)
Oxygen sensors (***)
Reset the maintenance system

A factory-recommended maintenance service item interval is determined either by the model-specific MINI Maintenance System (Service Interval Display or Condition Based Service), and/or upon examination and assessment of covered components for wear and tear (****) during a vehicle inspection.

The MINI Maintenance Program is a U.S. specific program. It applies to eligible U.S. specification MINI vehicles purchased in the U.S. or through the MINI Military Sales Program, and is valid only when repairs are performed at an authorized U.S. MINI dealer (including Puerto Rico), subject to all applicable exclusions or limitations.

 

MINI MAINTENANCE PROGRAM EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
Repairs covered by the MINI New Passenger Car Limited Warranty or the MINI NEXT Certified Pre-owned program.

Damage due to poor fuel quality, abuse, misuse, neglect, alteration, fire, accident, and flood/water damage

Damage due to improper or lack of maintenance/repairs or negligence

The vehicle is deemed a total loss or used in competitive events

Maintenance performed outside or beyond the scope of the recommended maintenance interval

Covered maintenance services performed by other than an authorized MINI dealer in the United States and Puerto Rico

Covered maintenance services performed outside the United States and Puerto Rico

Fuel and fuel additive

 

(*) Vehicles within the active Standard or Upgraded Maintenance Program period only

(**) Applicable models only

(***) Varies by model and model year; review your service and warranty booklet for model specific requirements

(****) As outlined in the applicable MINI Technical Data Information

MAINTENANCE PROGRAM UPGRADE

As a MINI owner, you may have the option to upgrade your No Cost MINI Maintenance Program. If purchased, MINI offers the option to increase the maintenance coverage by an additional 3 years/64,000 miles for a total of 6 years/100,000 miles -offering the same benefits and ownership value as the standard program. (The standard No Cost Maintenance Program covers all factory-recommended maintenance for the first 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first. For more details about the standard No Cost MINI Maintenance Program, refer to the previous section, the MINI Service and Warranty Information booklet or visit your authorized MINI Dealer.)  The standard and upgraded Maintenance Program periods both begin on the original in-service date. Certain limitations and exclusions apply to this program. Price excludes tax.

24-HOUR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 1-866-646-4772 (MINI RSA)

Our Roadside Assistance comes standard with every MINI for the first 4 years/unlimited miles, and is available 24 hours a day, anywhere in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. The program offers towing, locked-out service, on-site assistance and even custom computerized trip routing services. And, for a nominal fee, the MINI's Service Card extends this service after the New Passenger Car Limited Warranty for as long as you wish. Refer to the MINI Service and Warranty Information Booklet for terms, conditions and limitations.

For information on how to extend the Roadside Assistance Program for your MINI call 800-660-9568. Visit an authorized MINI Dealer for full details.

MINI NEXT (TM) CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED MINI

Every MINI NEXT (TM) Certified pre-owned vehicle is covered for up to 6 years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first). (MINI NEXT Warranty Program provides coverage for 2 years or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first) from the date of the expiration of the 4-year/50,000-mile MINI New Passenger Car Limited Warranty.) MINI NEXT cars are available only at authorized MINI Dealers. Please check with your MINI Dealer for complete details.

PRODUCT INFO

MSRP:
Model year 2015 MSRP does not include destination and handling charge of $850 and excludes license, registration, taxes and options and labor to install. Certain features may be optional. Actual price determined by your authorized MINI dealer.

MPG:
MPG values are based on preliminary EPA estimates for model year 2015. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle operation, Hwy/Cty/Comb MPG.

MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door with 6-speed Manual Transmission: TBD

MINI Cooper Hardtop  2 Door with Automatic Transmission: TBD

MINI Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door with a 6-speed Manual Transmission: TBD

MINI Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door with 6-speed Automatic Transmission: TBD

MINI Cooper Coupe with 6-speed Manual Transmission: 37/29/32*

MINI Cooper Coupe with Automatic Transmission: 36/28/31* 

MINI Cooper S Coupe with 6-speed Manual Transmission: 35/26/30*

MINI Cooper S Coupe with 6-speed Automatic Transmission: 35/26/30*

MINI Cooper Convertible with 6-speed Manual Transmission: 35/28/31*

MINI Cooper Convertible with Automatic Transmission: 35/27/30*

MINI Cooper S Convertible with 6-speed Manual Transmission: 35/26/30*

MINI Cooper S Convertible 6-speed Automatic Transmission: 35/26/30*

MINI Cooper Roadster with 6-speed Manual Transmission: 35/28/31*

MINI Cooper Roadster with Automatic Transmission: 35/27/30* 

MINI Cooper S Roadster with 6-speed Manual Transmission: 35/26/30*

MINI Cooper S Roadster with 6-speed Automatic Transmission: 35/26/30*

MINI Cooper Clubman with 6-speed Manual Transmission: 35/28/31*

MINI Cooper Clubman with Automatic Transmission: 35/27/30*

MINI Cooper S Clubman with a 6-speed Manual Transmission: 35/26/30*

MINI Cooper S Clubman with 6-speed Automatic Transmission: 35/26/30*

MINI Cooper Countryman with 6-speed Manual Transmission: 35/28/31*

MINI Cooper Countryman with Automatic Transmission: 30/25/27*

MINI Cooper S Countryman with a 6-speed Manual Transmission: 32/26/29*

MINI Cooper S Countryman with 6-speed Automatic Transmission: 32/25/28*

MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 with a 6-speed Manual Transmission: 31/25/27*

MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 with 6-speed Automatic Transmission: 30/23/26*

MINI Cooper Paceman with 6-speed Manual Transmission: 35/28/31*

MINI Cooper Paceman with Automatic Transmission: 30/25/27*

MINI Cooper S Paceman with a 6-speed Manual Transmission: 32/26/29*

MINI Cooper S Paceman with 6-speed Automatic Transmission: 32/25/28*

MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4 with a 6-speed Manual Transmission: 31/25/27*

MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4 with 6-speed Automatic Transmission: 30/23/26*

MINI John Cooper Works Coupe with 6-speed Manual Transmission: 35/26/30*
MINI John Cooper Works Coupe with 6-speed Automatic Transmission: 35/26/30*

MINI John Cooper Works Convertible with 6-speed Manual Transmission: 35/26/30*
MINI John Cooper Works Convertible with 6-speed Automatic Transmission: 35/26/30*

MINI John Cooper Works Roadster with 6-speed Manual Transmission: 35/26/30*
MINI John Cooper Works Roadster with 6-speed Automatic Transmission: 35/26/30*

MINI John Cooper Works Clubman with 6-speed Manual Transmission: 35/26/30*
MINI John Cooper Works Clubman with 6-speed Automatic Transmission: 35/26/30*

MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 with 6-speed Manual Transmission: 31/25/27*
MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 with 6-speed Automatic Transmission: 30/23/26*

MINI John Cooper Works Paceman ALL4 with 6-speed Manual Transmission: 31/25/27*
MINI John Cooper Works Paceman ALL4 with 6-speed Automatic Transmission: 30/23/26*

* Preliminary EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle operation

PERFORMANCE:

All-wheel drive available on MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 and MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4, John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 and John Cooper Works Paceman ALL4.

Acceleration data is based on BMW AG test results. Actual acceleration results may vary depending on specification of vehicle, road and environmental conditions, testing procedures and driving style.


ACCELERATION RATE 0-60 mph (in seconds):

MINI Cooper Hardtop: Manual: 7.4 Automatic 7.3
MINI Cooper S Hardtop: Manual: 6.5 Automatic: 6.4
MINI Cooper Coupe: Manual: 8.3 Automatic 9.6
MINI Cooper S Coupe: Manual: 6.5 Automatic: 6.8
MINI Cooper Convertible: Manual: 8.9 Automatic 10.2
MINI Cooper S Convertible: Manual: 6.8 Automatic: 7.0
MINI Cooper Roadster: Manual: 8.7 Automatic 10
MINI Cooper S Roadster: Manual: 6.7 Automatic: 6.9
MINI Cooper Clubman: Manual: 8.9 Automatic 10.2
MINI Cooper S Clubman: Manual 6.8 Automatic: 7.1
MINI Cooper Paceman: Manual: 9.7 Automatic 10.9
MINI Cooper S Paceman: Manual: 6.9 Automatic: 7.4
MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4: Manual: 7.2 Automatic: 7.7
MINI Cooper Countryman: Manual: 9.8 Automatic 10.9
MINI Cooper S Countryman: Manual: 7.0 Automatic: 7.4
MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4: Manual: 7.3 Automatic: 7.7
MINI John Cooper Works Coupe: Manual: 6.1
MINI John Cooper Works Convertible: Manual: 6.6
MINI John Cooper Works Roadster: Manual: 6.3
MINI John Cooper Works Clubman: Manual: 6.5
MINI John Cooper Works Paceman ALL4:  N/A
MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4:  N/A

MINI NEXT (TM) CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED MINI:
Every MINI NEXT (TM) Certified pre-owned vehicle is covered for up to 6 years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first). (MINI NEXT Warrenty Program provides coverage for 2 years or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first) from the expiration date of the 4-year/50,000-mile MINI New Passenger Car Limited Warranty.) MINI NEXT cars are available only at authorized MINI Dealers. Please check with your MINI Dealer for complete details.

RESALE VALUE:
2012 Best Resale Value: Compact Car by Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com. Received Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award 10 years in a row. Vehicle’s projected resale value is specific to the 2012 model year. For more information, visit kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book co., Inc.

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