For the purpose of simplicity, AutomotiveAdvisor.org and its team will also be referred to as “our website”, “this website”, and “we”.
Data We Collect and Why
This website gathers and stores several types of both non-personally identifiable and personally-identifiable information from its visitors and users. However, we will only collect and store personal user data after first asking and receiving their explicit consent. Non-personal user information mainly consists of the standard type of cookie data.
Types of Non-Personal Information Collected by This Website
Our website will compile data concerning the experience on this website of its users and visitors. This sort of information is non-identifiable and as such, cannot be utilized to try and track or verify the reader’s identity.
Non-personally identifiable data we typically collect:
- Standard browser information;
- IP address and other such Internet Service Provider (ISP) data;
- Logs of the readers’ internet browsing history and online behavior patterns;
- Lists of the websites and web pages frequently accessed by the user/visitor before and after using our website.
Types of Personally Identifiable Information Collected by This Website
Our website will start gathering personal data from its users only after first requesting and receiving their explicit consent. We rarely collect this type of information due to its being seen as being of a sensitive nature. This is because personal data can be used to identify a specific user and even more.
AutomotiveAvdvisor.org gathers the typical sort of personally identifiable user data such a complete name (both first name and surname), an email address, physical address, and other such contact information (e.g., social media handles or phone number). We might also pick up Information relating to the user’s gender and geolocation.
When collected, this sort of data is primarily used for statistical reasons or to help ease communication with our readers. Our website aims to offer relevant and user-friendly content to all its readers.
AutomotiveAdvisor.org states that it will never distribute personal user data with third-party entities for commercial or financial gains.
How the Collected Data is Used
This website uses the types of data specified in the sections above for statistical reasons. All information is used to try and get a better grasp on the needs and desires of our users and visitors, which can help improve their experience on our website. While we will never share or sell the data we collect for monetary gains, some third-party entities might be granted access to it in specific circumstances.
Our partner marketing, SEO, and web hosting companies might offer access to it to a small and limited number of its employees. These are strictly forbidden from further sharing any such information to other entities.
AutomotiveAdvisor.org might also have to share personal or non-personal user data in compliance with the regulations, laws, warrants, regulations, subpoenas, and court orders of state or federal institutions.
Methods Used to Compile Information
This website collects personal and non-personal user data as follows:
All websites make use of “cookies” or pieces of code that collect background information about the user’s online behaviors and navigation patterns. We will first ask for the reader’s explicit consent before compiling such data, which will then be used for statistical purposes.
Cookies information cannot be used to identify users or visitors.
2. Register Requests (Sign Ups)
Register requests are the only method used by our website to gather personal user data. Sign-ups are meant to ensure that all users are real people and that the information they provided corresponds to their profile. As mentioned in the above, this sort of data is mainly used for facilitating the communication with the user.
All personally identifiable data collected will remain strictly confidential.
3. Log Files
Essentially, log files are records of the clicks and seconds spent by a reader on a specific web page. They also collect browsing information such as the browser in use or the previously accessed web pages. As with cookie data, this sort of information is gathered for purely statistical reasons.
Log file data cannot be used to identify users or visitors.
How We Protect Information
AutomotiveAdvisor.org developed and uses a triple-step security system based on physical protection, managerial protection, and electronic protection to ensure the confidentiality and security of the data it collects and stores.