Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost
importance to us. Because we gather certain types of information
about the users of High Gear's sites and services, we feel you should
fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture
and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what
information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change
This policy only addresses our activities from
our servers. Other sites (including those that we link to and third
party sites or services which we co-brand, such as our newsletter
service) may have their own policies, which we do not control, and
thus are not addressed by this policy.
What Personally Identifiable Information Is Collected.
You provide certain personal information to us
when you: (a) register for High Gear, (b) register for free newsletters,
(c) post on our message boards; and (d) send email messages, submit
forms or send other information to us. We may collect personal information
from you at other points on our site that state that personal information
is being collected. We may also receive certain personal information
from some of our co-branded third party partners. In the event of
a complaint, we may also receive personally identifiable information
about you from other parties in our network or from other users
or third parties who may communicate information to us about you
in relation to that complaint.
What Organization Is Collecting the Information.
High Gear owns and operates the simracingnews.com
web site and is the company that collectes personal information
on our site. Our mailing address is Weegschaal 51, 3328 PB, Dordrecht,
The Netherlands, our telephone/fax number is 031 +786187596, and
our customer service email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our servers automatically collect information about which sites
users visit and which pages are viewed within the simracingnews.com
web site, but in these instances, we do not obtain personally identifiable
information about you. We use a feature of your browser called a
"cookie" to assign a User ID that automatically identifies your
computer when you visit the site. Cookies are small pieces of information
stored on your hard drive, not on our site. Cookies make your internet
experience quicker and more convenient. You are always free to decline
our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our site
may not work properly if you do.
How the Information Is Used and Disclosed to Third Parties.
As a general practice, we do not provide your
personally identifiable information to third parties. So, for example,
we do not sell your email address or your name and personal demographic
information to mass marketers. However, on particular pages where
we ask for your personally identifiable information, we may explicitly
tell you that the data we are collecting on that page will be shared
with third parties, in which case those disclosures shall override
anything to the contrary in this policy. For example, before you
submit answers to questions we ask in an advertiser-sponsored promotion,
we will tell you that your answers will be shared with that advertiser.
We will never share your information with a third party who does
not agree to maintain the confidentiality of that information using
reasonable security measures.
In some cases, we use your personally identifiable
information to provide information to you, such as to send newsletters
to you that you request or to personalize the site in accordance
with your requests. In some situations,
we share your personally identifiable information with third parties
who provide services to our site in order to enhance the functionality
available to you on our web site.
Anytime you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable
information, for example, on message boards, that information may
be used by third parties. In these cases, your choice to disclose
personally identifiable information is voluntary.
We use your information on an aggregated basis
to do such things as operate our site and enhance our site. We also
use this data, both aggregated and personally identifiable, to enhance
your on-site experience by displaying content that we believe will
be of interest to you.
Privacy Protections for Children.
The High Gear service is directed to teenagers
and adults and is not directed to children under the age of 13.
High Gear complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection
Act and does not permit registration by and will not knowingly collect
personally identifiable information from anyone under 13. This requirement
will be posted wherever High Gear collects data within the its service,
such as during the registration process.
Controlling the Collection, Use and Distribution of Your Information.
You can control the content of your personal information
by following the instructions stated in the next section below.
Please note that if you provide any information
on your own or directly to parties who provide service to our web
site or any other sites you encounter on the Internet (even if these
sites are branded with our branding), different rules may apply
to their use or disclosure of the personal information you disclose
to them. We encourage you to investigate and ask questions before
disclosing information to third parties.
Correcting, Updating and Deleting Personal Information.
You can access and update your personal information,
including changing your subscriptions to our email newsletters and
opting out of receiving email about our services, by accessing the
User Preferences page at the top of every page and by following
the instructions on that page. You can delete certain personal information
you supplied us on the same page. If you delete such information,
it cannot be used by us or disclosed to third parties in the future.
Even if you delete or change some personal information in our registration
database, it may still be stored on other databases (including those
kept for archival purposes).
Our Security Procedures.
We have established and maintain reasonable security
procedures to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity
of your personally identifiable information. "Perfect security,"
however, does not exist on the Internet.
Although your privacy is very important to us,
due to the existing legal regulatory and security environment, we
cannot fully ensure that your private communications and other personally
identifiable information will not be disclosed to third parties.
For example, we may be forced to disclose information to the government
or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may
unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.
Additionally, in the unlikely event we need to investigate or resolve
possible problems or inquiries, we can (and you authorize us to
do so) disclose any information about you to private entities, law
enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion,
believe necessary or appropriate.
We hope this policy clarifies our procedures regarding
your personal information. We may amend this policy at any time
by posting the amended version on our home page.