Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.autoandtechmedia.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

This privacy policy applies to the website autoandtechmedia.com and youtubeautoandtechmedia.com.

Information Collected and How it is Used

  • Information You Voluntarily Submit on the Website: We may collect personal information when you register with us, and when you use our services, such as you name and email address. This may occur when you submit a contact us form, submit a comment on a blog post, or subscribing to our newsletter.  Additionally, we may use your personal information as set forth in the registration section above. 
  • Information We Collect from Others/Third Party Partners or Vendors:We may receive information about you from other sources. For example, if you use a third-party software through the site, such as an online store or a scheduling application, they may transfer information to us for fulfillment, etc. 
  • Automatically-Collected and Stored InformationWe automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. When you use the Website, the information we collect may include your IP address, operating system type, browser type, domain names, referring website, pages you viewed, access time, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked. 
  • Cookies: We may process information using cookies. A cookie is a small data file that we download to your computer, containing information about you to facilitate interaction with our site and services. Cookies make it possible for us to store contents of your shopping cart until you are ready to check out, and to recognize your browser when you visit. By doing this, we can personalize your visits and save you time during checkout. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted. If you reject the cookie, you may still use our site. However, in order to enjoy the benefits of being a registered user, your browser must be set to accept cookies.

Use of Your Information

We may use the information collected in the following ways: 

  • To operate and maintain the Website; 
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters, surveys, and marketing material. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings; 
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts; 
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries; 
  • To provide you with user support; 
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website; 
  • To process payment for purchases you make through the Website; or, 
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Your Rights Related to Your Personal Information

  • Opt-out : You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at support autoandtechmedia@gmail.com to be removed from our mailing list. 
  • Access:  You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to autoandtechmedia@gmail.com
  • Amend/Change: You may contact us at autoandtechmedia@gmail.com to amend or update your personal information. You may also re-subscribe and update your subscription profile to update your personal information. 
  • Forget:  In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to autoandtechmedia@gmail.com. 
  • Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law. 

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Auto and Tech Media will not rent, sell, or share your personal information with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services that you have requested, or unless we have your explicit permission as agreed to in this Privacy Policy or otherwise. If you submit a different address for shipping than for billing, the shipping information is only used to ship the package. Auto and Tech Media may share personal information with contractors or trusted service providers who work with us under confidentiality agreements to fulfill your order. Auto and Tech Media also contract with vendors to help us analyze traffic and usage of our site, communicate with you about offers and services from Auto and Tech Media, and to help us provide better services. These companies will not be provided any independent right to use or share personal information. We may share personal information without notice in order to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal service of process; or to establish or exercise our legal rights, protect the property of Auto and Tech Media, and/or to defend against legal claims. Auto and Tech Media  also may share personal information when we believe it necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law. In addition, we may transfer information about you if we are acquired by, reorganized or merged with another company. In that event, we will notify active registered users if there is a need to change this Privacy Policy.

Specific Third Party Use

Additionally, Auto and Tech Media may use third-party service providers service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is subject to their respective privacy policies. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those sites you choose to link to from Auto and Tech Media before providing your personal information to them so that you can understand how those unaffiliated sites collect, use and share your information. The Auto and Tech Media currently uses the following third-party service providers: 

  • Google Analytics: this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. 
  • MC4WP: Mailchimp for WordPress – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications. 

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Company’s sole discretion. 

Anonymous Info/Data

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies. 

Publicly Visible Info

If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. 

Advertising on www.autoandtechmedia.com: 

Display Ads: We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. No personally identifiable information is shared with the Website’s ad providers.

Retargeting Ads: From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website. 

Later Policy Working with Brands

Affiliate Program Participation: Amazon, Sharesale and Clickbank. The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales or visits for purposes of commissions.  

Later Policy

The NerdsTech Media is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Newsletters: On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

Minors and Children Under Sixteen

Auto and Tech Media does not intentionally target our site or our services to children, and Auto and Tech Media will not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of sixteen. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at autoandtechmedia@gmail.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Use of Information

Auto & Tech Media collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and to deliver the services that you have requested.  Auto & Tech Media uses your personal information to fulfill your requests for products and services, to improve our services, to customize the advertising and content you see, and to contact you. Auto & Tech Media uses anonymous information, such as that pertaining to web pages viewed, to analyze trends, to track user’s movements, to provide a better website experience and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Auto & Tech Media and its affiliates do not use this data in a manner that would identify you personally. Your product reviews, comments and any other information you make available in public areas of our website likely will be seen by people and organizations not related to or controlled by Auto and Tech Media.  We  may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or new potential services or products that may be offered.  

Security

When our registration or order forms ask you to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted for transmission. When you provide information via these forms, we use SSL encryption and this should be indicated by a ‘lock’ icon in web browsers such Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, and Mozilla Firefox.

Updates to this Policy

Auto and Tech Media may occasionally update this policy to reflect Company and consumer feedback.  Auto and Tech Media encourages you to periodically review this policy for changes and to be informed of how Auto and Tech Media is protecting your information.  

Questions and Suggestions

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, then you can contact us at support autoandtechmedia@gmail.com, with your questions or concerns. 

This Privacy Policy was last updated February 2021