Revised January 27, 2018
Please take a moment to read the following to learn more about our information practices, including what type of information is gathered, how the information is used and for what purposes, to whom we disclose the information, and how we safeguard your personal information. Your privacy is a priority at Asphalt Journey, and we go to great lengths to protect it.
Collecting Information About You
We collect only the personal data that you may volunteer while using our services or website. We collect and may use information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, enter information on our site, participate in contests, sweepstakes or promotions, apply for a job, communicate with us via third-party sites and services, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us.
“Personal Information” for the purposes of privacy law is information about an identifiable individual, such as their name, address, telephone number and email address. Personal Information does not include aggregated information that is anonymous, such as the type of browser you are using, or other non-personally identifiable information.
We collect personal information about users of our website through activities such as completion of forms on our website. Such information is collected when users register or subscribe to accounts or features on our website, complete surveys, comment on our blogs, opt-in to our email marketing list, submit a comment or question to us using our Contact form or similar feature, send us an email, or in any other way submit personal information voluntarily to us through our website.
If you post blog comments, use a bulletin board, chat room or other similar features on the Asphalt Journey website, you should be aware that any information you share is visible to other users. The personally identifiable information you submit to one of these forums can be read, collected, or used by other individuals to send you unsolicited messages. Asphalt Journey is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these features.
We collect information regarding customer activities on our website. This helps us to determine how best to provide useful information to users and to understand which parts of our website are of most interest to them.
Cookies, Web Beacons, Ads and Analytics Partners
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, Internet Service Provider (ISP), browser type, referring/exit pages, operating system, date and time stamp, and click-stream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the website, to track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may use the information collected by the cookie to provide us with various statistics without identifying any individual.
You may disable cookie support on your browser; but be aware that by doing so, you will lose certain features that require a cookie to work properly.
In some of our email messages, we may use a click-through URL linked to content on the Asphalt Journey website and other websites not owned or controlled by Asphalt Journey. When users click one of these URLs, they pass through a web server before arriving at the destination web page. We may track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our communications to users. If you prefer not to be tracked, simply avoid clicking text or graphic links in the email.
In addition, we may use pixel tags or other similar technology to tell us what parts of our website users have visited or to measure the effectiveness of searches users perform on our website. Pixel tags and other similar technologies also enable us to send email messages in a format that users can read. They also tell us whether emails have been opened, to ensure that we’re sending only messages that are of interest to our users.
In addition, we may also collect search queries that are typed into the website’s search engine and retain them in an anonymous form.
We may also use third party advertisements to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Ohio real estate ads to someone in Ohio, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing motorcycle gear ads to someone who frequents motorcycle-related websites).
There are third party applications like Google Analytics and other applications that collect cookie and usage data. These applications will simply analyze visitor behavior and patterns in an anonymous form in order to track, examine, and compile statistical reports on the activity, traffic, and visits in this website. These companies may use non-personal identifiable information that is sent by your computer, browser, or mobile device (e.g. browser type, time and date, click stream information, advertisement subjects clicked or scrolled over, your IP address, or other information about your computer or device) during your visits on this site and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of greater interest to you.
You have the right to receive (or “opt-in”), if offered, a newsletter or any other regular communications or notifications from this website, its administrators, its affiliates, or its third parties. You also have the right to remove yourself (or “opt-out”) of the same communications or certain uses of your personal information. You may opt out of any email marketing communications with Asphalt Journey by clicking the opt-out link in our messages, or by sending us a message stating that you would like to be removed from a specific marketing list, or all communications entirely.
Any of our affiliates or third parties may also send you regular communications. To “opt out” of those communications, either view their respective privacy policies or contact those entities directly for assistance, as we have no control over their communications with you.
When signing up for any communications or notifications from Asphalt Journey, you are agreeing to get such notifications from us. You will not be purposefully spammed or have your contact information in this instance disclosed to third parties. We may use your personal information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that you can turn off at any time by unsubscribing.
Security of Information
We believe that we have appropriate policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control (having regard to the type and amount of that data) from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, unlawful destruction or accidental loss.
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. In addition, this website and/or web hosting service use regular malware scanning.
Please be aware that communications over the Internet, such as the entry of form fields, the submission or posting of comments, and the sending of emails or webmails to this website or mail server are not secure unless they have been encrypted.
We do not use an SSL certificate, as we only provide articles and information. We never ask for financial information such as credit card numbers or bank account information on this website. Any sales of our products are not conducted by sales transactions originating on this site. Your purchase of any of these items on linked third-party sites is subject to their terms of usage and their privacy policies. To safely make purchases from any of our linked third party sites, you must use a modern SSL-enabled browser. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while it’s transmitted over the Internet.
Contacting Us Security
If you contact us by the Contact form on our website, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view the information you send by these methods in transit. Do not send ANY sensitive information (such as payment card information, social security numbers, passwords, pin numbers or any information you do not wish for any other party to potentially see) to us by using our Contact form.
We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after any transmission. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personal information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we will seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your email address, we may notify you by email. You hereby consent to our use of email as a means of such notification should the need arise.
Your Rights in Relation to Your Information
To prevent malicious or criminal attempts at compromising personal information, we will require proof of your identity before providing you with details of any personal information we may hold about you. We reserve the right to require properly notarized documentation verifying your identity and for the requestor to satisfactorily navigate through the safeguards we implement prior to the release of any information to any persons. This is done for your protection and ours.
We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of children and we strongly encourage all parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. No part of our site is intended for those under the age of 18 in the United States. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from minors. Should we be made aware that any personal information was provided by any child, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible.
Sharing of Information
We may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our website and emails to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.
In addition, we may offer joint promotions or programs that, in order for participation, will require personal information be shared with third parties. In such instances, you will be provided with notice of the sharing prior to your decision to participate.
We will only disclose or release your personal information to the extent that is necessary for these parties to provide these specific services, to comply with law, to enforce our site policies, or to protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety. We also may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the website, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
At times we may be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, the disclosure is necessary.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information unless we provide our users with advance notice.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third Party Websites
Users will find that this site contains links to other third parties that are not operated or controlled in any way by us. We try to only link to other reputable websites that do not engage in improper or unethical business practices or which may be a security risk to you or your personal information.
Republishing of Content
We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this website on other websites or media without our permission. All other websites and forms of information sharing shall ask for and receive written permission before using any content from this website.
California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, should a known data breach occur, we will make best effort to notify any affected users within ten business days.