To simplify matters, GarageProReviews.com and its team will be further referred to as “this website,” “our website,” “we.”
The following is a complete rundown of all the methods used by this website to gather non-personal and personal information from its users and visitors. It will also offer a comprehensive look at the reasons why it does this, the main purpose being to improve our website’s online presence.
How We Collect Data, and Why
This website compiles several types of both non-personally identifiable and personally identifiable information from its users and visitors. Non-personal data relates to the typical log files and cookies types of information. We will only collect personal data from our users after requesting and receiving their explicit consent.
Personal Data We Gather
As mentioned above, our website will start compiling personally identifiable information only after first asking and receiving the user’s explicit consent to do so. We do not usually gather this sort of data due to its sensitive nature. This is given by the fact that personal information can be used to track and identify one or more users.
When used, we compile standard personal data such as the full name (first name and surname), an email address, physical address, phone number, social media handles, and other such contact details. Geolocation and gender details might also be collected.
The main use of this sort of data is to help ease the communication with the user. It is also used for statistical reason as one of our principal purposes is to offer content that is as user-friendly and relevant as possible.
GarageProReviews.com declares that it will never sell or share information it collects from its readers to third-party entities for commercial or monetary gains.
Non-Personal Data We Gather
This website gathers data concerning the online experience of its users and visitors, information which is considered non-personal as it cannot be used to track or identify the readers.
Examples of Non-Personally Identifiable Data We Compile:
- An IP address and other such ISP (Internet Service Provider) information;
- Browser-specific data;
- Lists of the websites and web pages commonly accessed by our readers before and after using our site;
- Logs concerning the internet browsing history and online behavior patterns of our website readers.
Methods Used to Collect Data
Following is a complete list of the ways in which GarageProReviews.com gathers non-personally identifiable and personally identifiable information from its users and visitors:
1. Log Files
This website’s log files are records of the clicks and seconds spent by our readers on a particular web page. They also record other browser-specific information such as the previously accessed web page and the internet client being used.
Log files cannot be used to identify or track the website visitors or users.
Internet cookies are pieces of code commonly used by websites to gather information about the browsing history and online behavior patterns on this website, in the background. This information is primarily used for statistical reasons. As it is, this website will first wait to request and receive the reader’s explicit consent to use them.
Cookies cannot be used to identify or track the website visitors or users.
3. Sign Ups or Register Requests
Register requests are the only method used by this website to gather personally identifiable data. Sign up requests ensure that our users are real people and that their account information matches their identity. As specified in the above, this sort of data is used to help facilitate the communication with the user.
All personal information collected will remain strictly confidential.
How This Data Gets Used
This website mainly gathers the types of information mentioned in the above for statistical purposes and to help improve the user and visitor experience on our site. Personal and non-personal data can offer a clearer look at the behaviors, demands, and needs of our readers.
We will never share or sell the data we collect for commercial or monetary gains, but, in special circumstances, we might grant access to it to several third-party entities. Partner companies that offer web hosting, SEO, and marketing services on and for this website might allow access to information to a limited number of employees. These are strictly forbidden from forwarding it to someone outside of the company.
In compliance with state or federal regulations, laws, warrants, subpoenas, and court orders, GarageProReviews.com might also permit access to both non-personal and personal information to state or federal institutions.
How We Protect Information
GarageProReviews.com makes use of the triple-step protection system based on electronic protection, managerial protection, and physical protection, as it helps maintain the privacy and security of all data we collect and store.