Privacy Policy

Local Motors recognizes that its customers, visitors, users (designers, contributors), and others (known collectively or individually as “Users”) who use local-motors.com (the “Website”) value their privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products, services, and Websites offered by Local Motors, Inc., or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and details important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on the Website.

Your use of the Website and any personal information you provide on the Website remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Local Motors Terms of Use.

Please note that any comment or other content you post or send to the Website becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Policy. Your messages and other information you make available in public areas of the Local Motors website will be seen by people and organizations not related to or controlled by Local Motors, and may be used by others to contact you. Local Motors Privacy Policy applies only to Websites and services that are owned and operated by Local Motors. While other Websites may be displayed as links from within Local Motors, those sites are owned and operated by others, and they may have different privacy policies. When linking from Local Motors to other websites, if you have privacy concerns, we urge you to review the privacy policies of those sites.

Information Collection and Use

General

Local Motors does not require that you register in order to view its products, designs, or User comments. Registration is required to use certain features such as posting comments, evaluating submissions, participating in the forums, submitting designs and participating in competitions.

Local Motors collects personal information when you register with Local Motors, when you visit the Website, when you make a purchase, or any time you provide information to Local Motors about yourself. Local Motors may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.

When you register, we ask for information such as your name, email address, and other personally-identifying information (“Personal Information”). When you register with Local Motors and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.

Local Motors automatically receives and records other non-personally-identifying information (“Non-Personal Information”) on our server logs from your browser even if you do not register with Local Motors, for example, your IP address, Local Motors cookie information, and the pages you visit.

Local Motors uses Non-Personal Information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.

Children Under 13

Local Motors is committed to protecting the privacy of children. Local Motors does not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information online from children under the age of 13.

If Local Motors learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the Website without verified parental consent, then Local Motors will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Local Motors does not rent, sell, or share Personal Information with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with Local Motors under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your Personal Information to help Local Motors communicate with you about offers from Local Motors and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.

We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Local Motors, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

We provide Non-Personal Information to interested third-parties for purposes of understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Website.

We use both your Personal Information and certain Non-Personal Information to improve the quality and design of the Website and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.

We may share Personal Information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other forms of legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

We may share Personal Information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Local Motors’ Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.

We may transmit Personal Information if Local Motors is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, Local Motors will notify active known users if there is a need to change this Privacy Policy based on a Local Motors acquisition or merger.

In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Keep in mind that any personal information, designs, or comments that you voluntarily disclose on the Website, for example on comment pages, or on the forums, becomes publicly available. Designs submitted towards contests will enable the public to view your submission; moreover, designs submitted towards profile pages will also be viewable by the public. Your account name is displayed to other Users when you send and/or post messages through the Website.

Cookies, Logs, and Web Beacons

Local Motors may set and access Local Motors cookies on your computer. You may disable these cookies within your browser, but some portions of the Website may require that your Local Motors cookies be enabled.

When you use Local Motors services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

Local Motors may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our site including offering customized content and advertising.

This Privacy Policy applies to web sites and services that are owned and operated by Local Motors. We do not exercise control over the sites displayed as search results or links from within our various services. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.

Local Motors lets other companies that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies” use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to Local Motors’ cookies.

Local Motors may use web beacons in connection with e-mails sent to Local Motors users, to let us know whether and when the email was opened. No personal information is transmitted through web beacons.

Confidentiality, Security, and Data Integrity

Local Motors uses commercially reasonable technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your Personal Information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any Personal Information you transmit to Local Motors and you do so at your own risk.

We limit access to Personal Information about you to employees, contractors, and agents who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with Personal Information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

Local Motors processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information

You can edit your Local Motors account information at any time by visiting your account profile page.

We reserve the right to use your Personal Information in order to send you certain communications relating to the Local Motors service, such as service announcements, and administrative messages, that are considered part of your Local Motors account, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.

You can deactivate your Local Motors account at any time by canceling your account on the account profile page.

When you use Local Motors services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests.

International Users

If you are a User accessing the Website from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Website, which is governed by U.S. law and this Privacy Policy as incorporated in our Terms of Use, you will be transferring your Personal Information into the United States and you consent to that transfer.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

Local Motors may update this policy at any time in its sole discretion and without prior notice. We will strive to notify you about significant changes in the way we treat Personal Information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your Local Motors account and/or by placing a notice on the Website.

We will post any Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Policy changes). Each version of this Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

Effective Date

This Privacy Policy was last modified January 10, 2008.

Contact Information

Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or Local Motors’ treatment of personal information by contacting us through this web site or by writing to us at: privacypolicy@local-motors.com