Your privacy is critically important to us. Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. holds these fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals: (Note, we’ve decided to make this privacy policy available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you’re more than welcome to steal it and repurpose it for your own use, just make sure to replace references to us with ones to you, and if you want we’d appreciate a link to Automattic.com somewhere on your site. We spent a lot of money and time on the below, and other people shouldn’t need to do the same.)

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. operates the website http://CarlsbadAutoService.com. It is Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc.’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on CarlsbadAutoService.com blog. Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc’s websites choose to interact with Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. in ways that require Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our free services and news letters to provide their name and email. Those who engage in transactions with Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. – by purchasing products and services are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc.. Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics
Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. may monitor return visits to our site. Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc’s behalf or to provide services available at Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc., third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc.’s website and have supplied your email address, Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. uses cookies to help Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. identify and track visitors, their usage of Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. website, and their website access preferences. Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers
If Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc., or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments
Comments and other content submitted to our website’s anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc’s sole discretion. Carlsbad Auto Service, Inc. encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a CarlsbadAutoService.com account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Change log:
September 18, 2013: Added that blog commenter email addresses are disclosed to administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
February 1, 2011: Clarified subpoena language and added Business Transfers paragraph
January 3, 2011: Added court order and subpoena clarification
July 1, 2010: Revised paragraph about IP addresses to explain when they are collected and that commenter IPs are visible to blog administrators
October 29, 2009: Added Comments paragraph to explain spam monitor comment storage policy
March 10, 2009: Added Ads paragraph to alert users that ads from third parties may use cookies

This privacy policy is adapted from Automattic’s Creative Commons work.