Last modified September 4, 2008
WHAT INFORMATION ABOUT ME IS COLLECTED ON THE SERVICE?
Depending on your use of the Service, we collect two types of information: personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information.
Personally Identifiable Information
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-personally identifiable information is information that by itself cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information (like age, profession or gender). Non-personally identifiable information may also include member IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of the Service.
Becoming a Member.
When you enroll to become a member, you will be required to provide us with information (including personally identifiable information) such as name, postal address, email address and billing information. We may also receive personally identifiable information about you from third parties providing credit and debit card authorization and fraud screening services as part of the enrollment process. This information is necessary for our provision of the Service and is also used to help us understand who uses the Service, to improve the Service, to contact members about the Service and/or for billing purposes.
Information You Voluntarily Disclose.
In using certain features of the Service, such as member forums, message boards, and blogs, you may voluntarily make your information available to other users of the Service.
Cookies and Action Tags.
We also collect non-personally identifiable information passively using ï¿½cookiesï¿½ and ï¿½action tags.ï¿½
In addition to cookies that we place on your computer, cookies may also be placed on your computer by third parties that we use to display or serve advertisements on the Service or to collect non-personally identifiable information in order to provide advertising-related services. In the course of serving advertisements on this web site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize unique cookies on your browser.
“Action tags,” also known as web beacons or gif tags, are a web technology used to help track web site usage information, such as how many times a specific page has been viewed. Action tags are invisible to you, and any portion of the Service, including advertisements, or email sent on our behalf, may contain action tags.
By using cookies and action tags together, we are able to gain valuable information to improve the Service and measure the effectiveness of our advertising and marketing campaigns. We do not disclose any of your personally identifiable information to our advertising partners.
We also collect non-personally identifiable information through our Internet log files, which record data such as member IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of the Service. This information may be used to analyze trends, to administer the Service, to monitor the use of the Service, and to gather general demographic information. We may link this information to personally identifiable information for these and other purposes such as personalizing your experience on the Service and evaluating our Services in general.
DOES IRACING.COM COLLECT INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN?
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The Service is not designed for or directed to children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13.
Also, in order to become a member of the Service, you must be an adult according to the laws of the jurisdiction (i.e., state or country, as the case may be) in which you reside. If you are not an adult, if you wish to use the Service you must have a parent or guardian enroll to use the Service on your behalf. If you authorize a minor child for whom you are a parent or guardian to use the account you create to use the Service, you should not provide us with any personally identifiable information about such child.
WILL OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SERVICE HAVE ACCESS TO MY INFORMATION?
WHAT DOES IRACING.COM DO WITH THE INFORMATION IT COLLECTS?
In general, we use the information collected on the Service to provide the Service to you and process your transactions, to help us understand who uses the Service, to improve the Service, and to contact you for customer service and billing purposes.
We may use your information to send you a welcoming email that may confirm your name and password. We may also send you electronic newsletters, contact you about iRacing.com products, services, information and news that may be of interest to you, provide you with other marketing materials, and provide you with targeted feedback. If you no longer desire to receive these communications, we will provide you with the option to ï¿½opt out.ï¿½ In addition, if you identify yourself to us by sending us an email with questions or comments, we may use your information (including personally identifiable information) to respond to your questions or comments, and we may file your questions or comments for future reference. We may also use the information collected to send you important service announcements and updates regarding the Service or, if you are a member, about your billing account status. You will not be able to unsubscribe from these service announcements and updates as they contain important information relevant to your use of the Service.
We may also use the information gathered on the Service to perform statistical analysis of member behavior or to evaluate and improve our Services. We may link some of this information to personally identifiable information for internal purposes only or to improve your experience with the Service.
WHEN DOES IRACING.COM DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES?
Laws and Legal Rights.
Third Parties Generally.
We may provide your email address to third parties for such third parties to contact you about their products, services, information and news that may be of interest to you. If you wish that we do not provide your email address to third parties for these purposes, we will provide you with the option to ï¿½opt out.ï¿½ We may also provide to third parties information about you that does not allow you to be identified or contacted, including where such information is combined with similar information of other members of the Service. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique members who visit the Service, the demographic breakdown of our enrolled members of the Service, or the products and/or services purchased using the Service and the vendors of such products and services. The third parties to which we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising products or services (including vendors and web site tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties.
Third Party Sellers.
Sale of Business.
As with any business, your personal information is also an asset of iRacing.com and will become part of our normal business records. As such, we reserve the right to transfer information to a third party in the event of a sale, merger or other transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of iRacing.com or the line of business that the Service falls under.
IS THE INFORMATION COLLECTED ON THE SERVICE SECURE?
Notwithstanding the above commitments to protect your information (including personally identifiable information) from loss, misuse or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that others could find a way to thwart our security systems. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
WHAT CHOICES DO I HAVE REGARDING THE COLLECTION, DISCLOSURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
California Residents: Your California Privacy Rights. Under California law, our members that are California residents may request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. As detailed above, we do not share our customer’s personal information with unaffiliated third parties for direct marketing purposes without their approval.
If at any time you wish to opt out of having your personal information shared with third parties and/or receiving information from iRacing.com (via e-mail or postal mail) about new products, services, or promotions, you can do so. You may contact us at iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations, LLC, Attn: Privacy Agent, iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations, LLC, 34 Crosby Drive, Bedford, MA 01730. You can also contact us by e-mailing us at Privacy@iracing.com. Please indicate what publications or services you no longer wish to receive so that we may better address your needs.
CAN I UPDATE OR CORRECT MY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to us from our system. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your personally identifiable information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. We promise that promptly after receiving your request, all personally identifiable information stored in databases we actively use and other readily searchable media will be updated, corrected, changed or deleted, as appropriate, as soon as reasonably practicable.
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY PRIVACY QUESTIONS?
By postal mail or courier:
iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations, LLC
34 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730