We do not collect any personally identifiable information unless you specifically provide it to us. You may provide such information to us by registering on the Site or by otherwise specifically providing such information to us.
We collect certain information necessary to assist us in operating the Site. We log your IP address to assist us in diagnosing server problems, administering our website, and tracking usage statistics. Your IP address is provided to you by your Internet Service Provider and may be constant or may be different each time you access the Internet, depending on the type of Internet service you have. We do not try to identify you through your IP address and it would be extremely difficult for us to do so.
The above information concerning Unregistered Users also applies to Registered Users. Registration is voluntary, and has many benefits, including the ability to post messages and other information in our Interactive Areas, the ability to personalize the website to best serve your needs, and automatic registration with other car enthusiast websites we operate so that you can easily participate in the forums that interest you most. If you choose to register, then you will provide certain information to us, including a username, email address, location, and information about your car. That information may or may not include personally-identifiable information.
How We Use Your Information
Disclosure of Personal Information
We do not disclose your personal information to any third party, except as may be required by law. We do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information to any third party. We may share personally identifiable information with third-parties that we specifically engage to provide services to performanceIX such as market research, marketing services, and advertising agencies, but in those circumstances we will require those parties to use that information solely for the purpose of providing those services to performanceIX. We also may share personal information within the performanceIX family of websites.
performanceIX must cooperate with legal authorities, and may be required to disclose personally identifiable information in response to requests from law enforcement authorities, or in response to a subpoena or other legal process. In the unlikely event that this should happen, we will provide only the information we must provide. We may also disclose personally identifiable information if we believe we must in order to prevent a violation of the law. By using the Site and by providing personally identifiable information to us, you consent to our doing so, in our sole discretion. You also agree that we may disclose personally identifiable information in the course of legal proceedings, if we reasonably believe that doing so might mitigate our liability or assist us in enforcing our legal rights. We also may share your information in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, and in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information by Third-Party Sites
E-Mail Opt-in and Opt-out
If you provide your e-mail address to us, then you consent to our use of that e-mail address to contact you. We do not sell your e-mail address. If you wish to receive communications from us, then you may visit http://forum.e46fanatics.com/profile.php?do=editoptions and check the boxes in the “Receive E-mail” section. Once you have set your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Save Changes” to confirm your changes. If you later decide that you no longer wish to receive communications from us, simply go to that link and un-check the boxes again. Don’t forget to click on “Save Changes” to confirm.
How to review and update your personal information.
You can review and update the personal information you have provided through the registration process by visiting http://forum.e46fanatics.com/profile.php?do=editprofile
How we protect your personal information.
performanceIX takes reasonable steps and complies with all applicable laws to protect your personally identifiable information. However, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept transmissions of personal information, or otherwise access that information. In the unlikely event that someone should gain access to personally identifiable information, performanceIX will comply with any applicable laws on the notification of persons affected by the disclosure of personally identifiable information.
This website is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect information about children. Should a child whom we know to be under 13 send personal information to us, we will delete or destroy that information as soon as reasonably possible.
Use of our Websites from Outside the United States
If you access our websites from outside the United States, you should know that your information may be transferred, stored, and processed in the United States. The applicable data protection and privacy laws of the United States may differ from those in your country.
How to Contact Us
We reserve the right to change this policy. The most recent version of this policy will always be posted here. You should review the policy periodically to make sure that you still agree to it and to make any desired changes to the personal information you have provided.