Statement of Privacy
Last updated October 2004
|Simply put: We promise never to share your information with anyone unless we have to.
Point to Point Automotive is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Point to Point Automotive Statement of Privacy applies to Point to Point Automotive's family of Web sites and governs data collection and usage at all Point to Point Automotive sites and services. Please read the Point to Point Automotive Statement of Privacy below and also any supplementary information at the end of this statement for additional details about particular Point to Point Automotive sites and services that you may use.
P2P Automotive is a general audience web site, intended for users of all ages. Personal information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as described in this Statement of Privacy.
Collection of your Personal Information
At some sites, Point to Point Automotive collects personal information, such as your email address and name. At other sites, Point to Point Automotive collects anonymous demographic information, that is not unique to you,such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. Some sites collect a combination of the two types of information. In some cases,information collected by Point to Point Automotive may be combined with information obtained from other Point to Point Automotive services and other companies.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Point to Point Automotive and may be shared with other Web sites within the Point to Point Automotive family of web sites. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Point to Point Automotive for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of P2P Automotive.
P2P Automotive uses encryption technology to provide registration and sign-in services. All of the registration information you provide will be stored by Point to Point Automotive on our servers.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personal information through P2P Automotive Discussion forums, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Point to Point Automotive may read all email sent through our web site such as your P2P Automotive Tell a friend or Contact the author emails.
Point to Point Automotive encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from P2P Automotive so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Point to Point Automotive is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Point to Point Automotive family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
Point to Point Automotive and its operational service partners collect and use your personal information to operate P2P Automotive and deliver the services you have requested. Point to Point Automotive also uses your personal information to inform you of other products or services available from Point to Point Automotive and its affiliates. Point to Point Automotive may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Point to Point Automotive does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
Point to Point Automotive keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within P2P Automotive, in order to determine what Point to Point Automotive sites and services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within P2P Automotive to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Point to Point Automotive may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Point to Point Automotive or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Point to Point Automotive, including its Point to Point Automotive family of Web sites; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of P2P Automotive, its web sites, or the public.
Personal information collected on this site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Point to Point Automotive or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. Point to Point Automotive abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
Control your Personal Information
Point to Point Automotive allows you to modify the information we hold about you by visiting your membership profile page. Please contact us if you wish to delete your membership account.
You may stop the delivery of future email from P2P Automotive by following the specific instructions in the email you receive. The instructions explain how to stop receiving such emails.
There are occasions when you will receive emails informing you of technical service issues, product surveys, new feature announcements and news about Point to Point Automotive products and services. You may not be able to unsubscribe to these mailings.
Security of your Personal Information
Point to Point Automotive strictly protects the security of the personal information you provide. Point to Point Automotive secures the personal information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted over the Internet, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
P2P Automotive uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize P2P Automotive's pages, or register with Point to Point Automotive sites or services, a cookie helps Point to Point Automotive to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as member ID, email address, and so on. When you return to P2P Automotive, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the P2P Automotive features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Point to Point Automotive services or Web sites you visit. Read "What's a cookie?" for more information.
Use of Third Party Ad Networks
Point to Point Automotive does not use any third-party Advertising Networks.
Enforcement of this Statement of Privacy
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should contact Point to Point Automotive.
P2P Automotive Discussion Forums
While participating in chats, communities or other public forums, Point to Point Automotive cautions you against giving out personal information (such as names and addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, credit card numbers, and driver's license numbers) to strangers online, which they may use for illegal or harmful purposes.
P2P Automotive Newsletters and Watches
When you subscribe to an P2P Automotive Newsletter or Watch a page, Point to Point Automotive requests your email address. Point to Point Automotive uses your email address to send you the newsletter(s) or watch(es) you have requested. Point to Point Automotive does not share your email address with third parties except as required to deliver the service. Each P2P Automotive newsletter or Watch you receive will have instructions on how to unsubscribe prominently mentioned in it.
Changes to this Statement
Point to Point Automotive will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. When Point to Point Automotive posts changes to this Statement, you will see the word "updated" next to the Privacy Statement link on the front page of P2P Automotive. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how Point to Point Automotive will use your personal information, Point to Point Automotive will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. Point to Point Automotive encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Point to Point Automotive is protecting your information.
Point to Point Automotive welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Point to Point Automotive has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Point to Point Automotive by email.