Privacy Policy

At BeaCar.com, we value your privacy and recognize our role in protecting your personal data. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using or proceeding to access the site.

privacy policy

This page outlines what we do with the information you provide to us through this site. Please keep in mind that through our site, you may be interacting with third parties that operate under their own privacy and security policies. This policy only addresses our website. Other sites accessible through our site have their own privacy policies and disclosures. So, please consult each site’s privacy policy. We are not responsible for the policies of third parties.

Who We Are

We are BeaCar – Everything You Need to Know About Cars and our website address is https://beacar.com/. BeaCar covers everything you need to know about cars. From car accessories to car care products, car cleaning methods, and complete buyer’s guide. This site is owned and operated by Amy Cuban along with the help of a small group of skilled writers and auto enthusiasts. We can be reached at amy@beacar.com.

What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

When you visit our Website, we collect certain information related to your device, such as your IP address, what pages you visit on our Website, whether you were referred to by another website, and at what time you accessed our Website.

We do not collect any other type of personal data. If you are accessing our website through a social media account, please refer to the social media provider’s privacy policy for information regarding their data collection.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We do not collect your email address from the comments form for use in any email list, such as a newsletter or marketing email list.  We also never sell email addresses to third parties.

Media

In general, users are not able to upload images or other media files to this website. However, if you do upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When you fill out a contact form on BeaCar.com we only collect the information you enter into the contact form. If the form asks for your name, email address, or any other personal information, then that information is sent to us via email. We only retain that information -including your email address – for as long as necessary to address your purpose in contacting us.

Email addresses provided in contact forms are not ever used by the BeaCar.com team for any purpose other than to reply to you in regard to your reason for contacting us. We never sell information from contact forms to any third party for any purpose.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

As you use this Website, we use automatic data collection technology (Google Analytics) to collect certain information about your device, browsing actions, and patterns. This generally includes information about where you are, how you use our website and any communications between your computer and this site. Among other things, we will collect data about the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type.

We collect this data for statistical purposes and we don’t collect personal information. The purpose of this data is to improve our Website and offerings.

If you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics so that none of your personal information is collected and stored by Google Analytics, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here. For more information on how Google collects and uses your data, you can access the Google Privacy Policy here.

Web Hosting

We use WPX Hosting to host our website https://beacar.com/. WPX Hosting may collect some anonymous user data. Read their privacy policy by visiting https://wpxhosting.com/page/privacy-policy/.

Links to Other Websites

This site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.

Who We Share Your Data With

We don’t sell or share your data with anyone. We do use a third-party email provider to store your email address if you voluntarily signed up for our email newsletter. The privacy policy for ConvertKit can be found here.

Advertising Privacy Statement

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here (https://optout.networkadvertising.org/).

Advertisers, as third-party vendors, use cookies to collect usage and demographic data in order to serve ads on our site. For example, Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

Also, we have reviewed all of our advertising partners’ policies to ensure that they comply with all applicable data privacy laws and recommended data security practices.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Copyright

Linking to any page on this site is allowed and welcome, but hot linking to any other part of the content such as images is forbidden and illegal. Also downloading and using the content of this site other than for private usage is forbidden and illegal.

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on any of our sites.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Whenever we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this Privacy Policy page, and other places we deem appropriate, so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, we disclose it.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on July 06, 2020.

We use Ezoic to provide personalization and analytic services on this website, as such Ezoic’s privacy policy is in effect and can be reviewed here: https://g.ezoic.net/privacy/beacar.com | http://g.ezoic.net/privacy/beacar.com/annualRequestSummary

Our Contact Information

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at amy@beacar.com or amycuban@gmail.com or use our Contact Us page. You can also email us here if you would like an extract of all of your personal information stored on our website or to request that we delete all of your information stored on our website.

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