What personal information does INGEARDRIVERS.com gather from me and how is this information used?
When browsing our site, you are not required to provide any personal information unless and until you choose to make a purchase or sign up for our blog or other services as described below. We do not knowingly permit the site to be used by any person under the age of eighteen and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children (meaning those younger than thirteen years of age).
We value your right to privacy and secure your personal/financial information. No information collected on this web site is shared with a third party.
All personal information you provide to INGEARDRIVERS.com is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. A valid credit card is required to make a purchase on our site. In order to purchase software or related services through our site, you must provide us with certain personal information such as your name, your credit card number and expiration date, your credit card billing address, your telephone number, your e-mail address, and delivery information. We require this information so that we can process, fulfill and confirm your transactions and keep you informed of each transaction’s status.
If you choose to registered with us, you must provide your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, a unique login name, password, and password validation. This information is collected on the registration form for several reasons including: (i) personal identification; (ii) to allow us to contact you for customer service purposes, if necessary; (iii) to customize the content of our site to meet your specific needs; and (iv) to make product improvements to our site. In addition, we need your e-mail address to confirm your registration and each purchase transaction on our site. You may also occasionally receive update notices, special offers, and other noteworthy items. However, you may choose at any time to no longer receive these types of e-mail messages.
Newsletters are optional benefits you may choose to subscribe to that keep you up to date with the latest software updates, new products, and special promotions. At any time, you can unsubscribe from our newsletter or similar services through the “My Account” link and editing your preferences in the My Account section of the homepage
Product Reviews, Forums and Knowledge Base
INGEAR values opinions and comments from it’s customers through the use of Product Reviews, forums, message boards and news groups. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Participation in these surveys is entirely optional.
Automatic Logging of Session Data
We automatically log generic information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, which we call “session data”, that is anonymous and not linked to any personal information. Session data consists of things such as IP address, operating system and type of browser software being used and the activities conducted by the user while on our site. An IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet, such as our web servers, know where to send data back to the user, such as the pages of the site the user wishes to view. We collect session data because it helps us analyze such things as what items visitors are likely to click on most, the way visitors are clicking through the site, how many visitors are surfing to various pages on the site, how long visitors to the site are staying and how often they are visiting. It also helps us diagnose problems with our servers and lets us better administer our systems. Although such information does not identify any visitor personally, it is possible to determine from an IP address a visitor’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the approximate geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
First and foremost, you can rest assured that no personal information about you is gathered or stored in the cookies placed by the ingeardrivers.com web site and, as a result, none can be passed on to any third parties.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. Of course, by changing the options on your web browser or using certain software programs, you can control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your browser. INGEAR supports your right to block any unwanted Internet activity, especially that of unscrupulous websites. However, blocking INGEAR cookies may disable certain features on our site and may make it impossible to purchase or use certain services available on the site. Please note that it is possible to block cookie activity from certain web sites while permitting cookies from sites you trust, like INGEAR.
From time to time we may add or enhance services available on the site. To the extent these services are provided and used by you, we will use the information you provide to facilitate the service requested. For example, if you email us with a question, we will use your email address, name, nature of the question, etc. to respond to your question. We may also store such information to assist us in making the site the better and easier to use.