Privacy Policy

Who we are

MaintainYourRide is an Automotive Resource Website that caters to the Do-It-Yourself, Home Mechanics that like to save money by performing mechanical work on their own car.   We provide product reviews, recommendations, informational articles, how-to guides, videos, imagery, and more.

Our website address is: https://www.maintainyourride.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Contact forms utilize Email.  Email is not a secure means of communication under most circumstances. Never provide sensitive personal information (i.e. Social Security number, driver’s license number, or third party credit card information) to us via email. Use the appropriate secured websites to communicate this information.

MaintainYourRide.com will not sell, trade, share or rent the email address you provide to anyone. We believe that your email address is personal and should be kept that way. We use your email address as a means to receive and reply to contact inquiries.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Third Party Links

Our website may contain links to other websites provided by third parties not under our control. When following a link and providing information to a 3rd-party website, please be aware that we are not responsible for the data provided to that third party. This privacy policy only applies to the websites listed at the beginning of this document, so when you visit other websites, even when you click on a link posted on MaintainYourRide.com, you should read their own privacy policies.

Analytics

Anonymous analytics are collected via Google Analytics Platform.  These are intended to provide us with metrics on user engagement.  No identifiable demographic information is captured.  None of our analytics data is sold or provided to any external entity.

Behavioral Targeting / Re-Targeting

We partner with third party ad networks to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our ad network partners uses cookies and Web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on this and other Web sites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by clicking here. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.

Who we share your data with

No data is sold or shared with any external entity.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Please reach out to the Support Team if you have any questions about our Privacy Policy.

support@maintainyourride.com

Additional information

How we protect your data

All supplied sensitive information and login credentials are transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our database. Through this methodology, we seek to ensure that information is only accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems. Authorized individuals are required to keep the information confidential. Protecting your information is a business priority for us and we work hard to earn your continuing trust.

Regretfully, no form of electronic communication can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and so we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Under no circumstances does MaintainYourRide.com or its affiliates or subsidiaries accept or assume liability for any damages whatsoever associated with the personally identifiable information.

What data breach procedures we have in place

No personally identifiable information is stored on our servers.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive anonymous report data from our Affiliate partners that provides us insight into which content is providing the most value to our readers.

Amazon Affiliate Program – Privacy Notice

Advance Auto Parts Affiliate Program – Privacy Policy

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

No profiling or real-time decisioning is being made with any user data.

Protecting Children’s Privacy

Our Sites are not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13) and so we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of thirteen (13). If we are notified that we have collected personally identifiable information from someone under thirteen (13), we will delete that information promptly upon notification.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

N/A.

Terms of Service

Please also visit our Terms of Service section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our Site.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, MaintainYourRide.com may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at MaintainYourRide.com’s sole discretion.  MaintainYourRide.com encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.