Privacy Policy – 5-22-15

Rubber Hits The Road

Thanks for using and working with Rubber Hits The Road. This policy explains the what, how, and why of the information we collect when you use Rubber Hits The Road. It also explains the specific ways we use and disclose that information.

THE BASICS

1. Definitions

We’ll start by getting a few definitions out of the way that should help you understand this policy. When we say "we," "us," and "Rubber Hits The Road,” we’re referring to Inside Oil Consulting d/b/a Rubber Hits The Road. When we say “you” or “Member,” we’re referring to the person or entity that’s registered with us to use the Services or the social media site with which we are interacting.

We provide online platforms that you may use to post your events, businesses, resources, news, and profiles. We also provide an online platform from which to make purchases. (the “Services”). We offer the Services on our website www.RubberHitsTheRoad.INFO. In the course of providing the Services, we may collect Personal Information, which means information about a Member.

2. Changes

If there are any changes to this Privacy Policy, we’ll post them on the Website. Any changes will be effective as of the date we post on the Website or send the email (or whichever date is later).

3. Effective Date

This Privacy Policy is effective with respect to any data that we’ve collected, or collect, about and/or from you.

4. Questions

If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to update, delete, or change any Personal Information you’ve submitted on the Website, please email us at info@RubberHitsTheRoad.INFO.

YOUR INFORMATION

5. Information We Collect

  1. Information You Provide to Us: When you register to use the Services, communicate with our customer service team, send us an email, post on our blog, or make a purchase, you’re giving us information that we collect. That information may include your IP address, name, physical address, email address, phone number, credit card information, and other details like gender, occupation, and other demographic information. By giving us this information, you consent to your information being collected, used, disclosed, and stored by us.
  2. List and Email Information: When you create a user account with the Services, we have access to your data.
  3. Information from your Use of the Service: We may get information about how and when you use the Services. This information may include your IP address, time, date, browser used, and actions taken by you within the application.
  4. Cookies: When you register to use Rubber Hits The Road, we store "cookies," which are strings of code, on your computer. We use those cookies to collect information about when you visit our Website, when you use the Services, your browser type and version, your operating system, and other similar information. You may turn off cookies that have been placed on your computer by following the instructions on your browser, but if you block our cookies, it may be more difficult (and maybe even impossible) to use the Services. When you play one of the videos on the Websites, the Flash player may use local shared objects, which are also called Flash cookies. We don’t use these Flash cookies for anything, but we can’t stop the player from dropping them.
  5. Web Beacons: When we send emails to registered Rubber Hits The Road users and customers, we'll sometimes track who opened the emails and who clicked the links. We do that to measure our Email Campaigns’ performance and to improve our features for specific segments of customers. Web beacons allow us to collect information about when you open the email, your IP address, your browser or email client type, and other similar details.
  6. Information from Other Sources: We may get more information about you, like name, age, and participation in social media websites, by searching the internet or querying third parties (we’ll refer to that information as Supplemental Member Information). We only collect data that’s publicly available or provided by a third party according to its terms of use.

6. Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Information

We may use and disclose your Personal Information only as follows:

  1. To promote use of our Services. For example, if you leave your Personal Information when you visit our Website and don’t sign up for any of the Services, we may send you an email asking whether you want to sign up. And if you use any of our Services, and we think you might benefit from using another Service we offer, we may send you an email telling you about it.
  2. To bill and collect money owed to us. This includes sending you emails, invoices, receipts, notices of delinquency, and alerting you if we need a different credit card number. We may use third parties for secure credit card transaction processing, and we send billing information to those third parties to process your orders and credit card payments. To learn more about the steps we take to safeguard that data, see Section 7 below.
  3. To send you System Alert Messages. For example, we may let you know about temporary or permanent changes to our Services, like planned outages, new features, version updates, releases, abuse warnings, and changes to our Privacy Policy.
  4. To enforce compliance with our Terms of Use and applicable law. This may include developing tools and algorithms that help us prevent violations.
  5. To provide customer support.
  6. To protect the rights and safety of our Members and third parties, as well as our own.
  7. To meet legal requirements like complying with court orders and valid subpoenas.
  8. To provide information to representatives and advisors, like attorneys and accountants, to help us comply with legal, accounting, or security requirements.
  9. To prosecute and defend a court, arbitration, or similar proceeding.
  10. To support and improve the Services we offer.
  11. To communicate with you about your account for informational, not promotional, reasons.
  12. To transfer your information in the case of a sale, merger, consolidation, or acquisition. In that event, any acquirer will be subject to our obligations under this Privacy Policy, including your rights to access and choice. We will notify you of the change either by sending you an email or posting a notice on our Web site.
  13. To send you informational and promotional content that you may choose (or "opt in") to receive. You can stop receiving our promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in every email.

7. Unsubscribe Links

It’s the law! Unsubscribe links are required by the CAN-SPAM act. Plus, making it easy for people to opt out is the nice thing to do.

8. Public Information and Third Parties

  1. Blog. We may have public blogs on our Website. Any information you include in a comment on our blog may be read, collected, and used by anyone. If your Personal Information appears on our blogs and you’d like it to be removed, contact us at Info@RubberHitsTheRoad.INFO. If we’re not able to remove your information, we’ll let you know why.
  2. Social Media Widgets. Our Websites include social media features, like the Facebook Like button. These features may collect information about your IP address and which page you’re visiting on our site, and they may set a cookie to make sure the feature functions properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with those features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.
  3. Links to Third-Party Sites. Our Websites include links to other websites, whose privacy practices may be different from Rubber Hits The Road’s. If you submit Personal Information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any Website you visit.
  4. Service Providers. If it is necessary to provide you a service you've requested, then we may provide your personal information to a service provider. We will restrict any service provider's use of your personal information.

 

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