Your privacy is very important to us. At The Garage King, we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
The Garage King (“GK”) operates the website www.thegarageking.com. It is GK’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, GK collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.GK’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how GK’s visitors use its website. From time to time, GK may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
GK also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. GK only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to GK’s websites choose to interact with GK in ways that require GK to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that GK gathers
GK may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. GK may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, GK does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
GK discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on GK’s behalf or to provide services available at GK’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using GK’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. GK will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, GK discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when GK believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of GK, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the GK website and have supplied your email address, GK may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with GK and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. GK takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
DMCA CLAIM DISCLOSURES
We comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, better known as the “DMCA”. Should we receive a claim of copyright infringement, we will comply with the safe harbor requirements of the DMCA. Part of that compliance may require the disclosure of your identity if you are either the allegedly infringing party or the party filing the copyright infringement complaint.
Third Party Tracking
As a matter of transparency, we’ve decided to disclose to you whether third parties can acquire and track your personally identifiable information through our website. Google and other sites listed below can track you through this Site as we use their services for social media and infrastructure purposes. Google participates in the NIA opt-out program. You can visit this link to no longer be tracked by Google and Google properties such as Google Plus. You can also visit the following sites to read their privacy policies and how they track individuals across the web:
You can use programs such as Privacy Badger to further control the collection of information regarding you online.
If you have any questions about this Policy, our practices related to this Site, please use the contact us page. Or you can email [email protected].