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Maximize the life of your Asian, European or American Car. We're just off Snowden River Pkwy in Columbia.  Call us at 1-410-381-2700

Privacy Policy

The Information That We Collect

British American Auto Care, Inc. operates the website www.britishamericanauto.com.   As part of our operations we may gather certain types of information about the users of our sites:

  • Personally Identifiable Information (PII).  This is provided by you when you register for services that we may offer. Examples of these services could include email newsletters, auto services or educational information. Providing this information will always be optional for you. However, some services may not be available to you if you chose not to provide it.
  • Aggregated Data. This information is generated by our systems as they track traffic through our sites. This information does not identify you personally and is not linked to the personally identifiable information that you may have provided.

We will not share the information that we collect with any third parties apart from in the following circumstances: 

  • We rely on third-party service providers to perform a variety of services on our behalf. In so doing, we may need to share your personal information with them. Please note that we provide our service providers with only the personal information they need to perform their services and we require that they protect this information and not use it for any other purpose. For example, we may rely on a service provider to: fulfill your information and/or service requests and answer your questions; host our sites and deliver our email and mobile messages; mail newsletters, contact contest winners, manage payments or take other actions on our behalf; conduct research and analyze data to improve our products, services and sites.
  • Your personally identifiable information may be shared with third parties when we believe in good faith that we are required to do so by law.
  • The aggregated data (not the personally identifiable information) may be shared with third parties such as business partners.

We have collected this information in order to provide the best possible service to you while you are visiting our sites. To this end we may use the information that you provide for the following purposes:

  • To process any transactions that you might make on our site.
  • To help provide any other services that you have requested.
  • To offer the most relevant information suitable to your and your interests.
  • For any direct marketing initiatives (for example e-mail newsletters) or market research that we might undertake.
  • For any other purposes for which you have given permission.

WHAT ABOUT COOKIES?
A cookie is a small file that resides on your computer and is recognized by our server when you visit our sites. A cookie does not provide us with any personally identifiable information. It does provide details of your Internet Provider (IP) address, the computer platform that you use (e.g. Mac or Windows), the browser that you use (e.g. Microsoft Explorer or Chrome) and what domain you are accessing our sites from. With this information we can do the following:

  • Track traffic patterns to our site.
  • Ensure that the most relevant content is being shown.
  • Allow you to enter certain site member services without having to log in each time you visit.
  • Compile aggregate data about site interactions and site traffic in order to provide you with a better experience in the future.

If you would rather we did not use cookies with you, you can refuse them by turning them off in your browser and/or deleting them from your hard drive. You will still be able to visit our sites.

Additionally, third parties like Facebook or Google may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect or receive information from your website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads.

You can opt out of the and use of information for ad targeting.  Visit www.aboutads.info/choices where you access a mechanism and information for exercising such choice.

You can find information about Google's Advertising Principles at https://support.google.com/partners/answer/2799818?hl=en

WHAT ABOUT SITES WE LINK TO?

This Privacy Policy only relates to our sites. You should be aware that we are not responsible for the practices of other sites we may link to. You should check their privacy policies before providing personally identifiable information to them or any other third party.

OPTING IN AND OPTING OUT
You will always have the option to opt in to certain services and to opt out of those services at any stage. This means you may change your mind at any stage about participating in any of our services.

CAN WE CHANGE THIS POLICY?
In order to reflect the fact that our business is growing constantly, we reserve the right to change this policy at any time. We will notify site users of any changes to the Privacy Policy on this page.

CALIFORNIA ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA)

California requires commercial websites to post a privacy policy.  In accordance with this policy we agree that:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • We will add a link to this policy on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy', and can be easily found on the page specified above.
  • Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page.
  • Users are able to change their personal information by emailing us or by calling us.
  • We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
  • We do allow third party behavioral tracking.

 

UPDATE NOTICE:

This privacy policy was updated on March 18, 2015 to include information regarding third party behavioral tracking and COPPA.