Types and uses of personal information
In order to post comments on our Website, you must first create an account with a username and password; we use these to provide you with access to your profile and comments. Our registration system also requires that you provide a valid email address; we use that to confirm your account. Accounts in our system are perpetual. If you change the information in your account, our stored data backups may include your original information for up to six months. Separately, when you email us, we retain your address and correspondence. We use these to raise and respond to issues and inquiries of all types.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information about our reader base with our third-party advertising partners [see “Third-party Advertisers”], including browser information and traffic statistics. We do not link this data to individual readers’ accounts or personally identifiable information.
Personally identifiable information:
We do not share personally identifiable information with third parties, with one limited exception: we may disclose personally identifiable information about you if we have a good faith belief that doing so is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order.
We use both short-term cookies and persistent cookies. A short-term cookie expires within a limited period of time. We use session cookies so that readers with accounts can navigate and contribute to our site without logging in multiple times over a short period of time. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. We use persistent cookies to recognize account holders and present the site accordingly. You can remove cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.
If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, such as comments, will require logging in for each action you want to take.
The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to readers by Google Adsense and adBrite, our advertising partners. Google Adsense and adBrite, and the companies they contract with to serve some ads, may place or recognize unique cookies on your browser and use information about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services. The information collected does not include personally identifiable information like your name, address, email address or telephone number. It does include IP addresses, though these are not tied to individual readers’ accounts. Please visit Google Adsense if you would like more information about their practices.
Links to Other Sites
It should go without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: this Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by RetroMechanix.com. Please be aware that we, RetroMechanix.com, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.
Changes in This Privacy Statement