COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION
Information You Provide
We receive and store any information provided directly by you. For example, we may collect personal information such as name, email address, physical address, birth date, zip code, and details of transactions, when you provide it to us through our website or when you email our support team directly.
While you can choose not to provide certain information to us, please know that you may be unable to take advantage of some of our features and services.
Information Collected Automatically from You
Whenever you interact with our website, we automatically receive and record certain information. This information may include server logs from your browser, including your IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring or exit pages, operating system, date or time stamp, “cookie” information, and the page you requested.
Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by us and our partners, affiliates, analytics, or service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering our website, and tracking users’ movements around our Website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis. “Cookies” are small text files stored on a user’s computer or mobile device that allow us to recognize your browser or device and tell us how and when pages on our website are visited and by how many people. You may be able to change the preferences on your browser or mobile device to prevent or limit your computer or device’s acceptance of cookies, but this may limit you from taking advantage of some of our website’s features.
When we collect usage information (such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to the website, the length of stay on the website, the types of pages visited and other general information), we only use this data in aggregate form, and not in a manner that would identify you personally. For example, this aggregate data tells us how often users use parts of the website, so that we can make the website appealing to as many users as possible. We may also provide this aggregate anonymous information to our partners. Our partners may use such information to understand how often and in what ways people use our website, so that they, too, can provide you with an optimal experience.
When you use our services, we automatically collect information on the type of device you use, operating system version, and the device identifier (or “UDID”).
BLOGS, FORUMS, COMMENTS, AND TESTIMONIALS
Our website may offer publicly accessible blogs or community forums, or the opportunity to comment. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your information, please use our contact form. In some cases, we may not be able to remove personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
We may display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us through our contact form.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND WIDGETS
EMAIL AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS
We may contact you, by email or other means as you have indicated, to send you information about our services, including updates, enhancements, or other related information, or to communicate with you about your use of our website. In addition, where you have agreed, we may send you promotional offers on behalf of other businesses. If you do not want to receive email or other mail from us, please indicate your preference by using our contact form.
WILL YOU SHARE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We do not rent, sell, or share your personal information with anyone other than as set forth in this Policy.
We employ third parties (other companies and people) to perform certain tasks on our behalf. These may include use of a payment processor or hosting provider. This may require that we share your information with them in order for us to provide products or services you request. Unless we tell you differently, our agents do not have any right to use the personal information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.
We may access, read, preserve, and disclose any information that we reasonably believe is necessary to comply with applicable law or court order; to enforce our rights or conditions of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Motor City Chapter BMW CCA, our directors, officers, or volunteers, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
We may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Also, if we (or substantially all of our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, personal information would be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party. You will be notified via email or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or use of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
IS MY PERSONAL INFORMATION SECURE?
We use reasonable precautions to protect personal information in our possession from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. For users of our website, communications between our website and a user’s web browser are accomplished using encryption and various third-party security certificates to protect information. While we try to protect your privacy and personal information we hold, no method of transmission over the Internet can guarantee complete security. As a result, we cannot guarantee its absolute security despite using commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information.
WHAT CHOICES DO I HAVE?
You can always choose not to disclose personal information to us, but keep in mind some information may be needed to take advantage of some of our website’s features.
We may retain and use personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
FOR USERS OF OUR WEBSITE FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and other data protection laws grant you certain rights in relation to your personal information. Where applicable to you, you can:
- request access to your personal information and how we process it
- request correction of the personal information that we hold about you
- ask us to delete your personal information
- object to us processing your personal information
- request the restriction of processing of your personal information
- request the transfer of your personal information to you or to a third party
- withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal information.
Note that withdrawing your consent to our processing of your information will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. You should also be aware that if you do withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain services to you. Where this is the case, we will let you know at the time you withdraw your consent. Please note that even after you have withdrawn your consent we may be able to continue to process your personal information to the extent required or otherwise permitted by law, in particular in connection with exercising and defending our legal rights or meeting our legal and regulatory obligations.