If you provide your name, postal address, email address, phone number, or other information via a form on the websites, we may store that information and contact you about our work. Except as outlined below, we do not sell, rent, trade, or otherwise disclose to any business, organization, individual, or other outside entity information provided by people who visit or interact with the websites.
We do not disclose the information you enter on a complaint page to any outside entity — except as follows:
From time to time we may share aggregate versions of data in our complaint files for the purposes of analysis or research.
From time to time we may share non-personally identifiable information about your complaint for the purposes of analysis or research.
We may offer to connect you to other parties interested in auto safety including, but not limited to, other public interest or volunteer organizers, reporters, attorneys, safety experts. Before doing so, we will notify you and provide an option to decline.
Once you file a complaint, we may contact you about our work. There will always been an option to stop receiving such communications.
Signing Up for Email Lists or E-Newsletters
We do not disclose the information you enter on a sign-up page to any outside entity.
To stop receiving emails, you may click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email.
Making Donations or Payments
The information you enter on a donation or payment page may be shared with third-party service providers (such as services that verify credit card data).
We do not share our information associated with becoming a member or making a donation with any outside organization unless compelled by law.
The Center for Auto Safety is fully compliant with PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and does not maintain credit card information on any of our servers or on site. All donations made by credit card are secured in transmission to and from our donation and membership payment gateways.
If you contact us by mail, phone, or email, we may keep a record so that we can follow up with you if necessary. We do not disclose the information in that record to any outside entity unless you give us permission to do so or unless disclosure is compelled by law.
Cookies and IP Addresses
- So that you do not have to reenter information on complaint, donate, or membership pages.
- For analyzing traffic so that we can evaluate and improve the website; and to facilitate outreach based on visitors’ interests.
- For systems administration and troubleshooting, we log the IP address (the location on the Internet) of the computer or network from which someone visits the website. We also use IP addresses in the aggregate to track traffic so that we can evaluate and improve the website.
Updates to This Policy
This page reflects the current policy at any given time. It may be updated occasionally. It was most recently updated on March 1, 2018.