Local Motors, Inc., and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (herein, “Local
Motors”) recognizes that its customers, visitors, users (e.g., designers, contributors),
and others (known collectively or individually as “Users”) who use localmotors.com
products, services, and Websites offered by Local Motors, 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, for example on comment pages, or on the forums, becomes published
content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this
areas of the 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’
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.
1. What information is collected?
2. How is your information used, shared and disclosed?
3. What about cookies, logs and web beacons?
4. Local Motors cares about confidentiality, security, and data integrity.
5. You can edit and delete your account information at any time.
6. Are you an international user?
9. Please contact us!
Generally 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 and our
third party service providers may collect 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, including, publicly available
contact and social information related to you, such as your email address, gender,
company, job title, photos, website URLs, social network handles and physical
addresses (collectively, “Personal Information”). For example, when you register, we
ask for information such as your name, email address, and other
personally-identifying information. In addition, Local Motors and our third party
service providers may gather or automatically receive and record other
non-personally-identifying information (“Non-Personal Information”) on server logs
from your browser even if you do not register with Local Motors, for example, your
IP address, cookie information, and the pages you visit.
Local Motors and our third party service providers may combine information about
you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other
Local Motors is committed to protecting the privacy of children under the age of 13.
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.
Local Motors and our third party service providers use your Personal Information
and 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 with service and other announcements,
administrative messages and for marketing purposes; conduct research; analytics
purposes; and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients. Local
Motors does not rent, sell, or share Personal Information with other people or
non-affiliated companies except for the general purposes above, when we have
your permission, or under the following circumstances:
(i) 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.
(ii) We may share Personal Information if 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.
(iii) We may use both your Personal Information and certain Non-Personal
Information, and may share it with our third party service providers, for purposes of
understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements,
promotions, and/or functionality on the Website.
(iv) We may use both your Personal Information and certain Non-Personal
Information, and may share it with our third party service providers, to improve the
quality and design of the Website, to communicate with Users (through the Website,
other websites, email, or otherwise), and to create new features, promotions,
functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User activities,
preferences and trends.
(v) 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.
(vi) 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
(vii) We may transmit Personal Information if Local Motors is acquired by or merged
with another company. 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.
Please note that our third party service providers are owned and operated by others,
and they may have different privacy policies, not subject to our control.
Please also 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.
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
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 Users, to let us know whether
and when the email was opened. No Personal Information is transmitted through
Because Local Motors is committed to preserving the confidentiality, integrity and
security of your Personal Information, we have implemented commercially
reasonable technical safeguards to help us accomplish the same. We cannot,
however, ensure or warrant the confidentiality, integrity or security of any Personal
Information, or that Local Motor’s safeguards will prevent the loss or alteration of
your Personal Information, that you transmit to Local Motors, and you do so at your
own risk. We use commercially reasonable efforts to limit access to Personal
Information about you to our 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
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. In no event will Local Motors be
responsible or liable for the deletion, correction, destruction, damage, loss or failure
to store any Personal Information. Please note that our third party service providers
are owned and operated by others, and they may have different safeguards in place
to preserve the confidentiality, integrity and security of Personal Information, that are
not subject to our control.
We store data for as long as it is necessary to provide products and services to you,
including those described above. Information associated with your account will be
kept until your account is deleted, unless we no longer need the data to provide
products and services.
You can review and edit your Local Motors account information at any time by
visiting your account profile page. We reserve the right to use and share your
Personal Information as provided for herein, but you may opt out and deactivate and
delete 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.
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
Information into the United States and you consent to that transfer.
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.
significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services,
be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior
including Local Motors’ treatment of Personal Information or Local Motors’ third
party service providers, by contacting us through this web site or by writing to us at: