Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to your access and use of the Tires on the Geaux applications and other services’ (“Tires on the Geaux App services”). By downloading or using any of the Tires on the Geaux App, you are agreeing that you have read and agree to be bound by this privacy policy.  If you disagree with any part of this privacy policy, then please do not use any of the Tires on the Geaux App services and immediately uninstall the application and discontinue its use.

Tires on the Geaux App collects information about you and we may share that information with third parties in certain circumstances, so please read on for more details about how we use personal information we collect about you when you use the Tires on the Geaux App.

Tires on the Geaux App controls and operates its business and the Tires on the Geaux App from within the United States of America.  Our online privacy practices are governed by the laws of the United States, which may differ from privacy laws in your state or home country.  By submitting your personal information to us, through the use of the Tires on the Geaux App, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to any country and its use and disclosure in accordance with applicable U.S. Federal and State laws and with this Privacy Policy.  We may change our Privacy Policy, so please check this page from time to time, as your continued use of the Tires on the Geaux App, after we publish our changes, indicates your acceptance of any changed terms.

WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Tires on the Geaux App and its agents may collect some information that identifies you or relates to you as an individual (“Personal Information”), such as your:

  • • Name;
  • • Mailing address;
  • • Telephone number;
  • • E-mail address;
  • • Username and password (for account administration);
  • • Device ID, including IP address;
  • • Geolocation;
  • • Financial account information and other payment information (that you submit to us for order processing); and
  • • Additional personal information necessary for the administration of certain promotional events.

In addition, we may collect other types of data elements (“Other Information”) that does not reveal your identity or that does not relate directly to you or any other individual, such as:

  • • Browser and device information, including operating system;
  • • Product and material purchase and order information;
  • • Customer database information;
  • • Demographic information and other information provided by you that we may combine with other users of the Tires on the Geaux App or use on its own;
  • • Mobile application usage data;
  • • Aggregated information such as “click stream” information such as entry and exit points for the Tires on the Geaux App (including referring URLs or domains), certain Tires on the Geaux App traffic statistics, page views, and impressions; and
  • • Information collected through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies described in more detail later in this Privacy Policy.

In addition, Tires on the Geaux App, our service providers, and businesses that support our business operations (e.g., third-party advertisers, analytics services, and participating manufacturers) may use technologies like cookies and pixel tags to automatically collect analytics information when you access our digital platforms or interact with our electronic communications. The information may include technical information from your computer or mobile device, such as your IP address, the browser you use, the number of times you visit our platforms, the device you use, identifiers associated with your device, your device’s operating system, the content you view on our platforms, the content you view immediately before and after using our platforms, the type and amount of products and materials you purchase or order through the Application, and the programs and services you use with us or others.

HOW WE USE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We may use Personal Information about you for purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise disclosed to you through the Tires on the Geaux App.  For example, we may use Personal Information to:

  • • Process and manage your inquiry and use of our products and services;
  • • Respond to your inquiries or requests, and to post your comments or statements on message boards or in our online forums;
  • • Create and deliver personalized promotions, including by combining your Personal Information with Other Information, such as the amounts and types of purchases you make and benefits you receive;
  • • Communicate with you by mail, telephone, facsimile, e-mail, mobile alerts and SMS text messaging about Tires on the Geaux App, including your requests for information and to update you about changes to the Tires on the Geaux App;
  • • Communicate with you, including by mail, telephone, facsimile, e-mail, mobile alerts and SMS text messaging, in connection with our marketing efforts, such as when we send you offers and promotions that you can take advantage of through the Tires on the Geaux App; and
  • • Further our business purposes, such as to perform data analysis, audits, data analytic compilations, fraud monitoring and prevention, to enhance, improve or modify the Tires on the Geaux App, to identify usage trends, determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, to coordinate market analysis with participating manufacturers, and to operate and expand our business activities.

We may send you “transactional or relationship” communications to you, such as notices to facilitate a transaction you have conducted or messages that provide information about your existing account, using various electronic communication, including email and mobile communications.  You must opt-in to receive email and mobile communications (other than “transactional or relationship” communications referenced above), including SMS text messages from Tires on the Geaux App.  Any opt-in will be subject to this Privacy Policy and we’ll only email you, send you mobile alerts or SMS text messages if you opt-in to receive them from us.  If, at any time, you decide you would rather not receive these types of communications from Tires on the Geaux App, you can opt-out by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any Tires on the Geaux App email or update the Contact Preferences for your Tires on the Geaux App account.

HOW WE MAY DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Your privacy is very important to us.  We generally won’t disclose your Personal Information to anyone outside of Tires on the Geaux App, except in the following circumstances.

SERVICE PROVIDERS

We may disclose your Personal Information to third-party service providers to provide us with services such as website hosting, professional services, including information technology services and related infrastructure, customer service, e-mail delivery, auditing and other similar services.

AFFILIATES

We may disclose personal Information to our affiliates (“Affiliates”) for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, including for marketing purposes, and to be consistent with our goal of providing our consumers with the superior product and consumer experience that our customers have come to expect from us around the globe.  These Affiliates typically will include, but are not limited to, the participating product and material manufacturers, trade magazines and catalogues, and third party advertisers included in the Application.

TO PERFORM SERVICES YOU REQUEST

We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties in order to perform services you request or functions you initiate, such as when you post or transmit information and materials through the Application.  When you post information in a public forum it becomes public information.  In addition, we may disclose your Personal Information in order to identify you to anyone to whom you send communications through the Tires on the Geaux App.

CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS OR EVENTS

We may disclose your information to a third party in connection with a corporate reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock, including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings.

OTHER LEGAL REASONS

In addition, we may use or disclose your Personal Information as we deem necessary or appropriate: (1) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (2) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (3) to comply with subpoenas and other legal processes; (4) to pursue available remedies or limit damages we may sustain; (5) to protect our operations or those of any of our Affiliates; (6) to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Tires on the Geaux App, you and others; and (7) to enforce our terms and conditions.

 

HOW WE MAY USE AND DISCLOSE OTHER INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Similarly, we generally use Other Information for any purpose not prohibited by law.  In particular, we may collect, compile, store, publish, promote, report, sell, or otherwise disclose or use any and all Other Information, provided that such information does not personally identify you.  The Other Information that we collect generally will not personally identify you or be correlated to you individually for external purposes.  Where we combine Other Information with Personal Information in a way that can identify you or be used to identify you personally, we will treat that information as Personal Information, subject to the provisions of this Privacy Policy.

UPDATING YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
We believe you should have the ability to access and edit the Personally Identifiable Information that you have provided to us. You may change any of your Personally Identifiable Information in your account online at any time by logging on to your account and editing your information. 
We encourage you to promptly update your Personally Identifiable Information if it changes. 

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION

You can visit the account section of the Tires on the Geaux App website to manage and correct any factual inaccuracies in the information we have on file about you.

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Tires on the Geaux App has implemented reasonable safeguards designed to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of Personal Information provided or collected through our Tires on the Geaux App.  With respect to payment card information and other Personal Information collected through our Tires on the Geaux App, we use Secure Socket Layer Technology or SSL to encrypt or scramble that information during transmission.

Unfortunately, no system or online transmission of data can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and you should always take appropriate security measures to protect your Personal Information, including ensuring that you have up-to-date antivirus software.  If you believe that your Geaux account or any information you provided to us is no longer secure, please notify us immediately through the Contact Us information provided below.  Please see Tires on the Geaux App’s Terms of Use for information about limitations to Tires on the Geaux App’s liability and warranties relating to the transmission of data and information through or in connection with use of the Application.

COOKIES AND INTEREST-BASED ADVERTISING

Our web site makes use of “cookies” files to customize information to your personal tastes. A cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to your Browser, which may store some information on your computer. Then, when you come back to our site or visit other websites, information can be tailored to suit your individual preferences. The goal is to save you time and provide you with a more meaningful online experience. Most Internet Browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored.  If you do not wish to receive Cookies or wish to manage when you accept Cookies in general, you may set your browser to reject Cookies or to alert you when a Cookie is placed on your computer.  Although you are not required to accept our Cookies, if you set your browser to reject Cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features and functionality of the Tires on the Geaux App.  If you block or otherwise reject our Cookies, you may lose some of the functionality of our site.  Please refer to your Browser instructions to learn more about these functions.

We support the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising of the Digital Advertising Alliance (“Principles”).  This means that we allow you to exercise choice regarding the collection of information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites for online interest based advertising purposes.   In addition, please note that certain third parties that we do not control may use data collection technologies on the Tires on the Geaux App.  Certain technology that collects information about your use of the Tires on the Geaux App and potentially about your activities when you leave the Tires on the Geaux App and visit other sites on the Internet may still collect information about your use of the Tires on the Geaux App, including for analytics and fraud prevention as well as any other purpose permitted under the Principles.

SOCIAL NETWORKING AND THIRD PARTY SITES   

When you link to the Tires on the Geaux App through any social networking or third party sites, applications or services, please remember that you are bound by the privacy policy of the social network or third-party site, application or service, and we do not control and are not responsible for the privacy practices of such sites. You should consult the privacy policy of such sites to determine the information practices of those sites.

WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside of the United States and may also be processed by staff operating outside of the United States who work for us. Such staff maybe engaged in support or third party services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and/or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access the Tires on the Geaux App and or certain parts of our App, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to or through our App. Once we have received your information, we will use security feature and procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized  access.

By using Tires on the Geaux you agree that we may collect, store, transfer and process your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR DIRECT MARKETING

We do not use or disclose your personal data for direct marketing purposes unless we obtained your consent, such as through an opt-in or opt-out tick box on any form or App of ours.

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

By accessing the App, you signify your assent to the Tires on the Geaux Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not access the App. You should visit this page periodically, as we may, from time to time, update this Privacy Policy and such changes shall be effectively immediately upon posting on the App and without further notice to you. Your continued access to the App following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy shall be deemed an acceptance of such changes by you. Tires on the Geaux will, however, use personally-identifiable information only in accordance with the version of the Privacy Policy under which the information was collected.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

If a situation arises, where you have a privacy dispute, please contact Tires on the Geaux directly and we will be glad to work in a fair and practical way with you. Our contact info is mentioned below. If your communication with Tires on the Geaux has not led to a mutually agreeable resolution, we shall participate in the dispute resolution procedures established by the American data protection authorities to resolve disputes.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this App prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

OTHER
You must be at least 18 years old (or otherwise reached the age of majority in your jurisdiction, whichever is older) to have our permission to use this App. Our policy is that we do not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about visitors that are under 18 years of age. 

You should also be aware that when Personally Identifiable Information is voluntarily disclosed (i.e. your name, address, etc.) on any profile page, discussion forum, message board or other public areas of the App, that information, along with any information disclosed in your communication, can be viewed, collected and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond our control and this Policy does not apply to such information. Any submissions to public areas on this App are accepted with the understanding that they are accessible to third parties.

SWEEPSTAKES, CONTESTS, AND OTHER PROMOTIONS

We may operate sweepstakes, contests, raffles and similar promotions through the Tires on the Geaux App that may require online registration with us or with third party sponsors of such sweepstakes, contests, raffles or other promotions. You should carefully review the rules of each sweepstakes, contest, raffle and promotion in which you participate through the Tires on the Geaux App, as they may contain additional important information about the disclosure of your personally identifiable information. To the extent that the terms and conditions of such rules concerning the treatment of personally identifiable information conflict with this Policy, the terms and conditions of such rules shall control.

LOG DATA AND LOCATION INFORMATION

When you access the Tires on the Geaux App Online Service by or through a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the content you view on our platforms, the type and amount of products and materials you purchase or order through the Application, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, and other statistics (“Log Data”).

In addition, we may use third party services, such as Google Analytics, that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase Tires on the Geaux App Online Service’s functionality. These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.  We may use and store information about your location depending on the permissions you have set on your device. We use this information to provide features of our Service, to improve and customize our Service. You can enable or disable location services when you use our Service at anytime, through your mobile device settings.

LINKS TO OTHER APP

The App may contain links to third party Apps and websites, whose information practices may be different from Tires on the Geaux’s. Visitors should consult such third-party Apps and websites privacy notices as Tires on the Geaux does not have any control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties. Tires On The Geaux does not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) you might be requested to give any third party.

These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Tires On The Geaux of the contents on such third-party Apps and websites. Tires On The Geaux cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you purchase from third-party Apps and websites that link to or from the App, since these Apps and websites are owned and operated by independent retailers.

Tires on the Geaux is not responsible for the content of linked third-party Apps and websites and do not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party Apps and websites. Tires on the Geaux has not taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of any of the information contained in such third-party Apps and websites. If you decide to access linked third-party Apps and websites, you do so at your own risk. Tires on the Geaux strongly encourages you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or off-line transaction with any of these third parties.

SECURITY TECHNOLOGY

We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the personal information that we collect and process about you. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your personal information. In particular, we:

  • • Hold personal information in secure facilities and where the information is held electronically, on secure servers. 
  • • Use encrypted transmission links whenever we can. 
  • • Use other safeguards such as firewalls, authentication systems (e.g., passwords), and access control mechanisms to control unauthorized access to systems and data. 
  • • Regularly review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems. 
  • • Restrict access to personal information to our employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations. Tires on the Geaux may discipline or terminate individuals who maliciously acquire information, without being entitled to its access. 

Once member information is no longer needed, Tires on the Geaux will take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify the information as long as Tires on the Geaux is not required by applicable laws and regulations.

We will take seriously and deal promptly with any accidental or unauthorized disclosure of personal information. We follow the relevant scheme for modifiable data breaches where applicable and when handling accidental or unauthorized disclosures of personal information.

INTERNATIONAL   

This English-language Privacy Policy is Tires on the Geaux App official statement of its Tires on the Geaux App privacy practices.  In case of any inconsistency between this English-language Privacy Policy and its translation into another language, this English-language document prevails. By using the Tires on the Geaux App, you consent to have your personal data transferred to the United States. This site is subject to U.S. laws, which may not afford the same level of protection as those from a country other than the United States.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy laws and guidelines are part of a constantly changing environment. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. We recommend that you revisit this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure that you are aware of our current privacy practices, although we may also elect to notify you by e-mail or by posting something on some or all of our Tires on the Geaux App. Your continued use of our Tires on the Geaux App following any changes signifies your acceptance of these changes.

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