The privacy of visitors to TheCarCzar.com and associated websites is of paramount importance. This guide helps make clear the type of data and other information collected about web visitors and the rights certain visitors have to view or request removal of certain data collected.
SECTION I. — WEBSITES
SECTION II. — TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
a.) The Website
The business associated with the Website does not use tracking techniques, such as cookies, to log information or otherwise collect data about or from visitors. However, the business may use third party services associated with its Website, and those third party services may collect information about Website visitors. Third party services used by the Website include, but are not limited to:
- Google Analytics, to gauge the amount of traffic received by the Website, among other reasons;
- Facebook, to promote individual accounts used by the Website for social media activities;
- Twitter, to promote individual accounts used by the Website for social media activities;
- YouTube, to publish and distribute videos associated with the Website and/or the business;
- WordPress, for website operations through the use of free software and services; and
- Disqus, to solicit and publish comments on various posts, pages and entries throughout the Website.
Each individual third party is responsible for complying with applicable jurisdictional privacy laws. Visitors of the Website must reach out to each individual third party for information about how data privacy policies and/or requests are executed.
b.) Electronic messages
The Website encourages visitors to submit electronic messages — including emails, social media messages, text messages and other forms of electronic communication. Depending on the electronic message service, some personal information, including email addresses, names, IP addresses and phone numbers, may be transmitted as part of the service’s ordinary functions. Except to interact directly with the public, the Website does not store, transmit, forward or sell personal information incidentally or directly collected through the use of electronic messaging services.
c.) Telephone calls
The Website encourages visitors to place telephone calls for any number of reasons, including for commercial means related to the function of the business. Depending on the telephone service provider, some personal information, including full phone numbers, names and geographic information, may be transmitted as part of the service’s ordinary functions. Except to interact directly with the public, the Website does not store, transmit, forward or sell personal information incidentally or directly collected through the use of telephone communications.
d.) Postal mail
The business does accept delivery of postal mail, parcels and other deliverables at the street address associated with the business. The business does not store, transmit, forward or sell personal information incidentally or directly collected through the use of postal mail services.
SECTION III. — CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT RIGHTS
Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California consumers may be entitled to certain notices and disclosures regarding the collection and use of their personal information by the Website.
The CCPA provides California consumers with the right to opt out and stop businesses from selling their personal information. This right applies to all California consumers ages 16 or older and may be exercised at any time.
Although the Website and its associated business does not meet the minimum threshold for releasing and/or removing personal information as required by the CCPA, the Website and the business nonetheless adhere to the principles and regulatory requirements of the CCPA. Those wishing to file a request for review and/or deletion of personal information must make a request by phone or in writing, and those wishing to opt-out of the collection of personal information from the Website and/or associated third party services should immediately stop using the Website and associated services.
SECTION IV. — USE OF WEBSITES