Privacy

We at Trackside Times know that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we want you to know that we take your privacy very seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy. By visiting our website, you are acknowledging and accepting the practices outlined within this policy.This policy covers Trackside Times treatment of personal information that may be gathered while you are on the website and when you use Trackside Times services. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Trackside Times does not own nor control, or in regards to individuals that Trackside Times does not employ nor manage.

Information Collected by Trackside Times:

We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website. This information allows us to provide you with the most customized and efficient experience possible. We do not process this information in a way that is incompatible with this objective. We may collect the following types of information from our users:

1. 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 please note that you may not be able to take advantage of various special features.

2. Automatic Information:

  • Certain types of information are received and stored whenever you interact with us. Trackside Times and its authorized affiliates automatically receive and record certain “traffic data” on server logs from your browser including your IP address, Trackside Times cookie information, and the page you requested. Trackside Times uses this data to help diagnose any problems with its servers, analyze trends, and administer the website.
  • Trackside Times may collect and, on any page, display a numerical view count.
  • Many companies offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously. While Trackside Times will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware of such programs availability.

E-mail Communications

Trackside Times 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. Trackside Times may send out e-mails with Trackside Times related news, products, offers, surveys or promotions.

Cookies

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. Trackside Times cookies do not collect any personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with any other personal information that might tell us who you are or reveal your screen name or e-mail address.

The ”help” portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable these cookies. We recommend that you leave the cookies activated because these cookies will allow you to use some of Trackside Times best features.

Trackside Times advertising partners may place a cookie on your browser that makes it possible to collect anonymous non-personally identifiable information that ad delivery systems use to present more relevant ads.  If you would prefer to opt-out of this standard practice, please visit our advertising partner (Google AdSense) privacy policy and opt-out page.

Sharing Your Information

Rest assured that we neither rent nor sell your personal information to anyone and that we will share your personal information only as detailed below.

Trackside Times Staff: Trackside Times staff and authorized personnel may have access to user information if necessary in the normal course of Trackside Times business model.

Business Transfers: 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, in the event that Trackside Times, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred.

Protection of Trackside Times and Others: We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with a law; to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other policies; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Trackside Times, our staff, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the reason of fraud protection.

Syndication: Trackside Times allows for the RSS syndication of all of its public content within the Trackside Times website.

With Your Consent: Except as noted above, we will expressly 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.

Children Under 18 Years of Age

You must be 13 years and older to register to use any portion of the Trackside Times website which might require a log-in. As a result, Trackside Times does not specifically collect information about children. If we learn that Trackside Times 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 visiting Trackside Times or sending information about themselves or anyone else over the Internet.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Trackside Times may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to this policy, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Trackside Times website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed.

Conditions of Use

If you decide to visit the Trackside Times website, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of North Carolina state law.

Effective Date of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 2/9/2012.