Updated: May 27, 2011
INFORMATION COLLECTED BY US
User Provided Information: You provide us information about yourself and the vehicle(s) you drive, such as your name and email address, the year, make, model, sub-model, mileage, vehicle identification number (“VIN”) and maintenance history when you register with the Service. Any electronic correspondence with us may be retained.
Site Activity: We follow some of the actions you take on EricTheCarGuy.com, such as watching a video, uploading Content or referring a friend.
Third Party Log In Credentials: By logging into the Site using a set of Third Party Credentials (such as Facebook), you will be giving us access to certain general personally identifying information stored in your profiles. We do not view this information without first obtaining your consent. In some instances we will provide you tools to share our Service with other people in your networks. We encourage, and may record, the frequency of this activity.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
If you submit personal information to EricTheCarGuy.com, we may use that information to operate, maintain and improve the features and functionality of the Service. Personal information or content that you voluntarily submit to the Service becomes available to the public.
We do not use your email address or other personal information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent. We will use your email address to send you notices regarding the Service. If you wish to opt out of email communication from EricTheCarGuy.com, send an email to info “at” firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Opt Out of Email” in the subject line. Please note that opting out may prevent you from receiving important messages regarding the Service.
HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
When you create an account on our Service, some information about your account and your account activity are provided to other users of the Service. This may include the date you created your account, your member name, the videos you submitted, comments and updates you submitted, your name, location, expertise, certifications, interests and favorite car. Should you choose to submit information about your shop to EricTheCarGuy.com, we may display your shop name, address and description, the hours, makes, specialties, amenities offered, affiliations, labor rates and hours of operation.
Your EricTheCarGuy.com user name, not your email address, is displayed to other users of the site when you submit content. Content submitted to our Service may be distributed through the internet and other media and may be viewed by EricTheCarGuy.com users or the general public.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may share non-personally identifiable information such as anonymous usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, etc. with interested third parties.
The Site may contain links to services and websites provided by third parties. We are not responsible for the practices employed by web sites linked to or from our Site nor the information or content contained therein. Any Personal Information provided to third-party sites or services is governed by that party’s privacy and security.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
We use commercially reasonable physical, managerial and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your Personal Information. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to our Service and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical or managerial safeguards.