Privacy Policy

Driven Car Reviews Privacy Policy
(Draft: 8/28/2010)

Welcome to Drive Car Reviews.  We know you care about how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust.  By visiting Drive Car Reviews, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

What Personal Information About Users Does Driven Car Reviews Gather?

The information we learn from users helps us continually improve your experience on drivencarreviews.com (the “Site”). Here are the types of information we gather.

  • Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of our site features.
  • Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we may use “cookies,” and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses the Site.  For example, we receive the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; and the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) click stream to, through, and from our Site.
  • Information from Other Sources: We might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.

What About Cookies?

  • Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we may transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide features.
  • The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.

Does Driven Car Reviews Share the Information It Receives?

Information about our users is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share user information as described below.

  • Trusted Businesses: We work closely with trusted businesses carefully selected by Driven Car Reviews.  We may share user information with these businesses.
  • Agents: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include user authentication, data analysis, technical services, and marketing assistance. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
  • Business Transfers: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy additional services or business units. In such transactions, user information generally is transferred along with the rest of the service or business unit. Also, in the event that Driven Car Reviews or substantially all of its assets are acquired, user information will, of course, be included in the transaction.
  • Protection of Driven Car Reviews and Others: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law; enforce or apply our Privacy Policy or Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Driven Car Reviews, our users, or others.
  • With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will always receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

What About Third-Party Advertisers?

Our site includes third-party advertising and links to other websites. These third-party websites and advertisers, or Internet advertising companies working on their behalf, sometimes use technology to send (or “serve”) the advertisements that appear on our website directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that they may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third-party websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices. In addition, the Network Advertising Initiative offers useful information about Internet advertising companies (also called “ad networks” or “network advertisers”), including information about how to opt-out of their information collection.

What Choices and Access Do I Have?

  • As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to take advantage of certain Site features.
  • The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.

Children

Driven Car Reviews is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, you may not submit information about yourself to Driven Car Reviews.

Conditions of Use, Privacy Policy, and Revisions

If you choose to visit this Site, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Washington. Our business changes constantly. This Privacy Policy will change also, and use of information that we gather now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of use. You should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. .