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What we collect
We collect two basic types of information.
First, we collect information you provide to us when you fill out a form on this website. This may include information such as your name, email, contact information and whatever else you send to us.
Second, we collect information automatically when you interact with this website.
Information automatically collected may include: time of visit, whether the visitor is new or returning, device type and model used to access the website, location (country) of the visitor, age and gender of the visitor, web browser and operating system used by the visitor, IP address or mobile device ID of the visitor, time spent on the website and dwell time on pages visited; traffic source (e.g., social, search), etc.
Information collected automatically is collected individually, but GTM does not have access to individual website visitors’ information. Reports are aggregated and anonymous. See HOW WE COLLECT IT further below.
Why we collect it
We collect information for two main reasons.
First, information you provide to us is collected in order to assist you. For example, we collect information through our “contact us” or “join us” page. We are then able to reply to you. We only process your personal information in this manner when you have asked us to do so.
Second, the information we automatically collect can help us make the website better. And who doesn’t want a better website? By using information about how you access the website, what you do on the website, when you do it and how you do it, GTM can optimize the website over time for all visitors.
How we collect it
The information you provide to us is collected by web forms that you submit to us.
Also, we collect information automatically by using cookies from our friends over at Google Analytics. No, these cookies are not the warm, home-baked, delicious chocolatey gooey-goodness type, but more like little files that may remain on your computer or device when you vist the website.
Just like every person has a special reason or a purpose for being on earth, we think, the cookies have a unique purpose for existing as well. So here’s some tasty information on cookies related to this website:
First- and third-party cookies
First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user, the website displayed in the URL window e.g. garageteammazda.com. We currently don’t have any first-party cookies, although that may change in the future.
Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. An example of this would be Google Analytics cookies that we permit to run on this website. Learn more at “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps,” located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
Persistent and session cookies
Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted. We currently use session cookies through Google Analytics, and one day may choose to use persistent cookies.
These cookies collect information that help indicate to us how the website is performing. These cookies collect information about how users use a website—for instance which pages users go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how the website works.
By the way, of the many types of cookies that exist, for now we only use performance cookies.
If you want to delete any cookies that may already be on your computer or device, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. If you want to stop cookies from being stored on your computer in the future, please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions by clicking “Help” in your browser menu. Further information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Oh, and by the way, we do not respond to Do Not Track Signals.
We don’t keep this information forever. We keep it for a reasonable time, or what is legally required, in order to achieve the purposes listed above. Which could be anywhere from a few months to a few years.
Who we share it with
Information we collect is shared in limited ways.
In order to run our website successfully, GTM may work with WPP group companies, affiliates and third-party companies with high levels of technical expertise.
Some of these companies may provide reports to GTM and otherwise help us optimize our website. Primarily, we use Google Analytics, which may analyze some or all of the information that is automatically collected when you visit our Website.
Other companies may actually host the website, or play such an important role in the website’s management that they have access to your information.
When your information is shared with these companies it will be through a business relationship which includes contractual terms requiring your data to be kept reasonably secure. No system is 100% safe, and we also can’t guarantee that the information we collect won’t be intercepted over the internet.
Remember, we generally only use your data to help us assist you and to help make our website better.
We may also share data in other unique limited circumstances.
For example, we may share data when we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law. Perhaps a court or tribunal could order us to share data. Or, if we need to investigate suspected illegal activity, like fraud. Additionally, our company may be sold one day and have new owners and the new owners would then take our place and have access to the data we previously had access to.
You and your rights
Second, your rights.
You can ask us:
- For Your Personal Info
- Ask us for a copy of the personal information we hold about you, and details about how we are processing your personal information.
- To Fix Inaccuracies
- Ask us to have any inaccuracies in your personal information corrected.
- To Be Forgotten
- Ask us to have your personal information erased, or for our use of it to be restricted.
We may change it from time to time, so check back!
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