Your privacy is very important to us. At R&D OFFROAD we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you
    for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that
    ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your
    personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our
    products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store
    personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation
    of our site.

R&D OFFROAD (“R&D”) operates the website www.randdoffroad.com.
It is R&D’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may
collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, R&D collects non-personally-identifying
information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available,
such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and
time of each visitor request. R&D’s purpose in collecting non-personally
identifying information is to better understand how R&D’s visitors use its
website. From time to time, R&D may release non-personally-identifying
information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the
usage of its website.

R&D also collects potentially personally-identifying information
like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving
comments on our blogs. R&D only discloses logged in user and commenter IP
addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses
personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog
commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the
blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to R&D’s website choose to interact with R&D in
ways that require R&D to gather personally-identifying information. The
amount and type of information that R&D gathers depends on the nature of
the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to
provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive R&D updates
via email, we collect their emails. In each case, R&D collects such
information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose
of the visitor’s interaction with R&D. R&D does not disclose
personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors
can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat
that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

R&D may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its
website. For instance, R&D may monitor the most popular pages on the www.randddoffroad.com
site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. R&D
may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, R&D
does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described
below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

R&D discloses potentially personally-identifying and
personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors
and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to
process it on R&D behalf or to provide services available at R&D’s website,
and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those
employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of
your home country; by using R&D’s website, you consent to the transfer of
such information to them. R&D will not rent or sell potentially
personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other
than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described
above, R&D discloses potentially personally-identifying and
personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order
or other governmental request, or when R&D believes in good faith that disclosure
is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of R&D, third
parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an R&D website
and have supplied your email address, R&D may occasionally send you an
email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you
up to date with what’s going on with R&D and our products. We primarily use
our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect
to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example
via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the
right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or
to help us support other users. R&D takes all measures reasonably necessary
to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of
potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s
computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the
visitor returns. R&D uses cookies to help R&D identify and track
visitors, their usage of R&D website, and their website access preferences.
R&D visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers
should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using R&D’s website,
with the drawback that certain features of R&D website may not function
properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If R&D, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the
unlikely event that R&D goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user
information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a
third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any
acquirer of R&D may continue to use your personal information as set forth
in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by
advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to
recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to
compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information
allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that
they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the
use of cookies by R&D and does not cover the use of cookies by any
advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are
not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which
case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid
future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, R&D may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in R&D sole discretion. R&D encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.