The Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. Meguiar's does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.
3. Gathering, Use and Disclosure of Non-Personally-Identifying Information
A. Users of the Website Generally"Non-Personally-Identifying Information" is information that, without the aid of additional information, cannot be directly associated with a specific person or entity.
(i) Web BrowsersLike most website operators, Meguiar's gathers from users of the Website Non-Personally-Identifying Information of the sort that Web browsers, depending on their settings, may make available. That information includes the user's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, operating system and browser type, and the locations of the Web pages the user views right before arriving at, while navigating and immediately after leaving the Website.
(ii) Use of Non-Personally-Identifying Information
Meguiar's analyzes Non-Personally-Identifying Information gathered from users
of the Website to help Meguiar's better understand how the Website is being
used. By identifying patterns and trends in usage, Meguiar's is able to better
design the Website to improve users' experiences, both in terms of content and
ease of use. From time to time, Meguiar's may also release the Non-Personally-Identifying
Information gathered from Website users in the aggregate, such as by publishing
a report on trends in the usage of the Website.
B. Web Cookies
A "Web Cookie" is a string of information that a website stores
on a user's computer, and that the user's browser provides to the website each
time the user submits a query to the site. Meguiar's uses Web Cookies to track
the pages that users visit during each Website session, both to help Meguiar's
improve users' experiences and to help Meguiar's understand how the Website
is being used.
As with other Non-Personally-Identifying Information gathered from users of the Website, Meguiar's analyzes and discloses in aggregate form information gathered using Web Cookies, so as to help Meguiar's, its partners and others better understand how the Website is being used. Meguiar's does not attempt to link information gathered using Web Cookies to Personally-Identifying Information.
MEGUIAR'S USERS WHO DO NOT WISH TO HAVE WEB COOKIES PLACED ON THEIR COMPUTERS
SHOULD SET THEIR BROWSERS TO REFUSE WEB COOKIES BEFORE ACCESSING THE WEBSITE,
WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT CERTAIN FEATURES OF THE WEBSITE MAY NOT FUNCTION
PROPERLY WITHOUT THE AID OF WEB COOKIES. WEBSITE USERS WHO REFUSE WEB COOKIES
ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RESULTING LOSS OF FUNCTIONALITY.
C. Web BeaconsA "Web Beacon" is an object that is embedded in a web page that is usually invisible to the user and allows website operators to check whether a user has viewed a particular web page. Meguiar's may use Web Beacons on the Website to count users who have visited particular pages and to deliver co-branded services. Web Beacons are not used to access users' Personally-Identifying Information; they are a technique Meguiar's may use to compile aggregated statistics about Website usage. Web Beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web Beacon resides.
You may not decline Web Beacons, however, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. Third parties are not permitted to use Web Beacons on the Website.
4. Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personally-Identifying Information
A. Making Contributions to the WebsiteAs defined above, Personally-Identifying Information is information that can be directly associated with a specific person or entity. Meguiar's collects a range of Personally-Identifying Information from and about Website users. Much of the Personally-Identifying Information collected by Meguiar's about users is information provided by users themselves. Certain interactive features on the Website may require users to submit Personally-Identifying Information in order to use the feature. For example, when you post a comment to a bulletin board, some of the Personally-Identifying Information you include (such as your age) may be included in your posting. For more information about how specific features work, what Personally-Identifying Information is collected by means of a specific feature and how you can use the features to protect your privacy, please review the General Forum Usage FAQ, User Profile Features FAQ and Reading and Posting Messages FAQ located at: http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/faq.php?faq=vb3_board_faq#faq_vb3_board_usage.
B. On-line Forums, Blogs, Message Posting, Polls, Chat Rooms, Contacting Meguiar's, Uploading Materials and Word ProcessingCertain Personally-Identifying Information collected from users is disclosed as a matter of course as a result of those users' use of the Website. USERS ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS OF PRIVACY OR OTHER HARM RESULTING FROM THEIR VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION.
C. DMCA Infringement Notifications, Notices of Violations of Website Terms of Service and Other Communications Directed to Meguiar'sBy submitting a Copyright Infringement Notification or other communication (including communications about content stored on or transmitted through the Website) you consent to have this communication forwarded to the person or entity who stored or transmitted the content addressed by your communication, in order to facilitate a prompt resolution. For Notices of Violations of Website Terms of Service or other communications (but not DMCA Infringement Notifications), upon request, Meguiar's will edit out your name and contact information. However, DMCA Infringement Notifications (including any personally identifiable information set forth in the Notifications) will be forwarded as submitted to Meguiar's without any deletions.
D. MarketingIf you opt-in to receive Meguiar's marketing materials, Meguiar's will email you about products and services that Meguiar's believes may be of interest to them. If users opt-in to receive third parties' marketing materials, Meguiar's also will provide users' email information to third parties, so that those third parties may directly contact users about additional products and services. If you wish to opt-out of receiving emails from Meguiar's or having their email information provided to third parties at any time after registration, you may do so by clicking on the opt-out link at the bottom of each email.
E. CommentsIf you submit a comment to the customer care center describing a positive experience with Meguiar's or Meguiar's products, Meguiar's may publish all or part of your submission along with the first initial of your first name, first initial of your last name, city of residence and state of residence on the Website.
F. Other DisclosuresAs described in the previous sections of Section 4 "Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personally-Identifying Information," users may, at their option, disclose their own Personally-Identifying Information by any means they choose, including without limitation through using Meguiar's RX Plus Interactive Experience, submitting a comment or question to the customer care center, locating a dealer or car club or registering a car club. Meguiar's will also disclose Personally-Identifying Information in the following circumstances:
(i) Third PartiesMeguiar's will disclose Personally-Identifying Information to those Meguiar's employees, contractors, affiliates, vendors and suppliers who process Personally-Identifying Information on Meguiar's behalf or participate with Meguiar's in the provision or operation of the Website.
(ii) By Law, to Protect Rights and to Comply with Meguiar's PoliciesMeguiar's discloses Personally-Identifying Information: (1) when required to do so by law, or in response to a subpoena or court order; (2) when Meguiar's believes in its sole discretion that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect against fraud, to protect the property or rights of Meguiar's, other users, third parties or the public at large; (3) when Meguiar's believes that you have abused the service by using it to attack other systems or to gain unauthorized access to any other system, to engage in spamming or otherwise to violate applicable laws; and (4) to comply with Meguiar's policies.
Meguiar's takes reasonable precautions to protect the security of our users' information. Meguiar's has physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help safeguard, prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use your information. However, neither people nor security systems are foolproof, including encryption systems. Therefore, while we use reasonable efforts to protect your PI, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
H. Notice of Security Breach.
In the event of a security breach, we will notify you at the most current email address that you have provided to us. It is therefore extremely important that you update us if you change email addresses and that you make sure that we consistently have the most current email address for you on file. Any security breach notice will be sent to you in the most expedient time possible following our discovery or notice of a security breach, and without unreasonable delay, subject to any determination by a law enforcement agency that notice would impede a criminal investigation, in which case the notice will be sent once the agency determines that notice will not compromise the investigation. If you would prefer to receive a security breach notice by U.S. mail, advise us of that fact by writing us at: Meguiar's Inc. 17991 Mitchell South, Irvine, CA 92614 Attn: Information Security Policy Enforcement.
I. Contests, Giveaways and Surveys
J. Receiving Email From Registered Users Feature and Referral Program
Meguiar's offers users the ability to send friends emails about the Website. If users choose to use this feature, be assured that Meguiar's only uses friends' email addresses on a one-time basis to send the requested email.
5. Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties Not Covered By This
to time. Meguiar's will alert all users with whom it maintains email information
of such modifications by means of an email to their most recently provided email
address. It is therefore important that you regularly review this Agreement
and keep your contact information current to ensure you are informed of any
on this page. Unless Meguiar's obtains your express consent, any revised Privacy
Policy will apply only to information collected after such time as the revised
Privacy Policies. Meguiar's encourages visitors to frequently check this page
This policy is effective as of and was last updated on December 10, 2008.