This privacy statement covers the sites: DesignerCars.net,
DesignerCars.us, DesignerCars.de, DesignerCars.co.uk, DesignerCars.nl,
DesignerCars.be, DesignerCars.se and DesignerCars.dk furthermore collectively
referred to as DesignerCars Networks.
In order to use certain parts of this website, a user must first complete a
registration form. During registration a user is required to give contact
information (such as email address). We use this information to contact the user
about services on our site for which (s)he has expressed interest.
Member Profile information including members' pictures, username, sex and age
are displayed to people in order to facilitate member interactions in
DesignerCars Networks. Email addresses are used for the optional purposes of
sending special offers, DesignerCars related news and notifications related to
We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, clear gifs,
and/or third parties to create a profile of our users. A profile is stored
information that we keep on individual users that detail their user information
and preferences. Consequently, collected information is tied to the user’s
personally identifiable information to provide offers and improve the content of
the site for the user. This profile is used to tailor a user's visit to our
website and to direct pertinent marketing promotions to them. Your profile is
shared in aggregate form only. No personally identifiable information is shared
with any 3rd party.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information
about the user. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the
session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A
persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user's hard drive for an
extended period of time.
By setting a cookie on our site, users would not have to login a password more
than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If users reject the cookie,
they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be
limited in some areas of our site. For example, the user may not be able to view
areas of the site requiring user login.
Like most standard website servers, we use log files. This includes internet
protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, platform type,
date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site,
track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information
for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable
Communications from the Site
Special Offers and Updates:
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username.
Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services,
special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we
present the option to not receive these types of communications.
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related
announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for
maintenance we might send members an email. Generally, members may not opt-out
of these communications. However, these communications are not promotional in
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose
personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief
that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a
court order or legal process served on our website. Personally Identifiable
Information collected by DesignerCars Networks may also be used for other
purposes including but not limited to site administration and troubleshooting.
Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our
site (our webhosting service and our newsletter provider, for example) may
access such information.
We share aggregated demographic information with our
partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personally identifiable
In the event DesignerCars Networks goes through a business transition, such as a
merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets,
members' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets
Third Party Advertising:
While on our site, our advertisers, promotional partners or other third parties
preferences or retrieve information about you. For example, some of our
advertising is served by third parties and may include cookies that enable the
advertiser to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before.
technology to gather information. DesignerCars Networks does not control the use
of this technology or the resulting information and is not responsible for any
actions or policies of such third parties.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we,
DesignerCars Networks, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such
other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to
read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally
identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information
collected by this website.
Surveys & Contests:
From time-to-time our site may request information from users via surveys or
contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and
the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The
requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and
email), and demographic information (such as country/zip code). Contact
information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey
information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and
satisfaction of this site. Users' personally identifiable information is not
shared with third parties unless we give prior notice and choice.
This website takes every precaution to protect our member' information. When
members/users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is
protected both online and offline.
Correcting/Updating/Deleting Personal Information:
If a member's personally identifiable information changes (information asked
during registration), we provide a way to correct or update members' personally
identifiable information. This can be done via “My profile-page”.
Notification of Changes:
privacy statement and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always
aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what
circumstances, if any, we disclose it.