Information Collected by Asphalt & Rubber
We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website, which is to enable users to discover and share information with one another. This information allows us to provide you with a customized and efficient experience. We do not process this information in a way that is incompatible with this objective. We collect the following types of information from our Asphalt & Rubber users:
Information You Provide to Us:
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features.
In order for you to use Asphalt & Rubber commenting services, such as posting a comment to an article, you must complete a registration form. As part of this registration form, we require select personal information (including your name and e-mail address).
To allow you to express yourself beyond just the information collected during registration, we enable you to provide additional information, such as a bio, favorite URLs, and instant messaging IDs. In addition, you may choose to include photos of yourself in your profile. As indicated below, in the section titled “Sharing Your Information”, you can control how your information is displayed and used.
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. Asphalt & Rubber and its authorized agents automatically receive and record certain “traffic data” on their server logs from your browser including your IP address, Asphalt & Rubber cookie information, and the page you requested. Asphalt & Rubber uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its servers, analyze trends and administer the website. Asphalt & Rubber may collect and, on any page, display the total counts that page has been viewed. This includes User Profile pages. Many companies offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously. While Asphalt & Rubber will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these programs are available.
Asphalt & Rubber is very concerned about your privacy and we will never provide your email address to a third party without your explicit permission, as detailed in the “Sharing Your Information” section below. Asphalt & Rubber may send out e-mails with Asphalt & Rubber-related news, products, offers, surveys or promotions. You may also receive notification e-mails from Asphalt & Rubber, which inform you of actions (e.g. comments or recent news posts) that have been performed on the site.
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. Asphalt & Rubber cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or e-mail address is.
Sharing Your Information
Because Asphalt & Rubber enables people to discover and share information with one another, information about the people who use Asphalt & Rubber is an integral part of the Asphalt & Rubber experience. Rest assured that we neither rent nor sell your personal information to anyone and that we will share your personal information only as described below.
Asphalt & Rubber Personnel:
Asphalt & Rubber personnel and authorized consultants and/or contractors may have access to user information if necessary in the normal course of Asphalt & Rubber business.
In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Asphalt & Rubber, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred.
Asphalt & Rubber allows for the RSS syndication of all of its public content within the asphaltandrubber.com website.
With Your Consent:
Except as noted above, we will contact you when your personal information is shared with third parties or used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, and you will be able to opt out to prevent the sharing of this information.
Keeping Information Secure
Your Asphalt & Rubber account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. Protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by logging off once you have finished using a shared computer. Only employees of Asphalt & Rubber, who need personal information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative), are granted access to it. All of our employees are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.
Ways to Control Display and Use of Your Information
As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, but then you may be unable to use certain features on our website, such as posting new links.
You may request deletion of your Asphalt & Rubber account by contacting a site administrator. Posts submitted, and comments made by a user will be deleted at the site administrator’s discretion.
Children Under 18 Years of Age
You must be 13 years and older to register to use the Asphalt & Rubber website. As a result, Asphalt & Rubber does not specifically collect information about children. If we learn that Asphalt & Rubber has collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. We recommend that minors between the ages of 13 and 18 ask and receive their parents’ permission before using Asphalt & Rubber or sending information about themselves or anyone else over the Internet.
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