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 companies.
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.
(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.
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.
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