Privacy Policy

BMWBLOG takes your privacy seriously. This privacy policy describes what personal information we collect and how we use it.

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information on our website www.bmwblog.com.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

You may be asked to enter your email address or other details to help you with your experience when submitting a feedback, and, if in the future registration is implemented on the site, upon registration.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you give feedback using our site’s contact form. Giving your email is optional and is only needed if you expect to receive a response to you feedback.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enable the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • Keep track of advertisements.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies, some features may be disabled but it mustn’t affect your user experience in any material way.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Third-party cookies

Third party vendors, including Google and Disqus, use cookies to serve ads and other content based on a user’s prior visits to this website.

Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads based on their visit to this sits and/or other sites on the Internet.

You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings. You may be also interested to visit this page for instructions how to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest based advertising.

We use cookies from the following third parties:

  • Google Analytics We use Google Analytics to collect statistical information regarding how the website is used. This information is not personally identifiable. Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our website. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
  • Google AdSense We use Google AdSense to display ads on some of our pages. Google AdSense may use user data. You can review Google’s privacy policy regarding advertising here. That page also provides information on how to manage what information is collected and how to opt out of collection.
  • The DoubleClick Cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a partner’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser.
  • Disqus We use Disqus to let the users comment on our site’s materials and thus improve their user experience. Disqus may collect user data. You can review Disqus’ privacy policy here. That page also contains information on how to opt out of data collection.

GOOGLE ADSENSE (GOOGLE INC.) DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.
Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

To understand how Google uses your information, please visit:
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

Special Note About Google Advertising

Any advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using cookies. These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to this site and other sites that use Google advertising services. Learn how to opt out of Google’s cookie usage. As mentioned above, any tracking done by Google through cookies and other mechanisms is subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

Cookies and social-media tools

If you ‘share’ BMWBLOG content with friends through social networks – such as Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter – you may be sent cookies from these websites. BMWBLOG doesn’t control the settings of these cookies and is not responsible for how these cookies work.

Flash cookies

BMWBLOG may display video content using Adobe Flash Player, delivered by Vimeo. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your experience as a user. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as other cookies but they’re managed differently by your browser.

If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, go to: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html

Please note that BMWBLOG is not responsible for the content of external websites. If you do disable Flash cookies, you will be unable to access certain content (such as videos) on the website.

Routine Information Collection

All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. None of this information can personally identify specific visitors to this site. The information is tracked for routine administration and maintenance purposes.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Where necessary, BMWBLOG uses cookies to store information about a visitor’s preferences and history in order to better serve the visitor and/or present the visitor with customized content.

Advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies, scripts and/or web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements and other useful information. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies.

Controlling Your Privacy

Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.

How to disable cookies

Most modern browsers allow you to control your cookie settings for all websites that you browse. You can disable cookie deployment completely by editing your browser settings, however in doing this you may be limiting the functionality that is displayed on our website. To learn how to disable cookies on your preferred browser we recommend reading this advice posted by Google.

If you are concerned about cookies tracking your movements on the Internet then you may be concerned about spyware. Spyware is the name given to a particular band of cookies that track personal information about you. There are many antispyware programs that you can use to prevent this from happening. To learn more about antispyware software, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyware.

You call also disable Google Analytics on all websites by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Managing cookies

Most web browsers have cookies enabled; should you need to turn them on, see managing cookies below for help.

If you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from BMWBLOG, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the Help menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone’s handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Managing your settings will differ depending on the type and version of web browser you use. The instructions below apply to Microsoft Windows, with the exception of Safari, which is only for Mac, and may vary in different devices.

BROWSER NAMEINSTRUCTIONS
Google ChromeClick the three horizontal bars in the top right of your browser window
Click to open the Settings tab
Click Show advanced settings to view the Privacy section, then click on Content settings
In the Cookies section, you can choose from the following settings:
Allow cookies by default
Keep cookies only until you close your browsing session
Block cookies by default
Make exceptions for cookies from specific websites or domains
Manage and delete existing cookies
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0, 10, 11Click the cog icon in the top right of your browser window
Click Internet Options
Click on the Privacy tab
You can set the slider to Medium, High or above to restrict the setting of cookies
Mozilla FirefoxClick the three horizontal bars in the top right of your browser window
Select Options, then click on the Privacy tab
In the History drop-down box, select: Firefox will use custom settings for history
You can choose from the following settings:
Accept cookies from sites
Accept third-party cookies (Always, From visited or Never)
Click Show Cookies to manage and delete existing cookies
SafariClick Settings in the Safari menu in the top left of your browser window
Type ‘cookies’ into the search box
In the Cookies section, you can choose from the following settings:
Allow cookies by default
Keep cookies only until you close your browsing session
Block cookies by default
Block third-party cookies and site data
Click Manage exceptions or All cookies and site data to manage and delete existing cookies
All other browsersPlease consult your documentation or online help files.
iPhone device, Safari browserOpen Settings App
Select Safari In Privacy & Security sub-menu, you can block all cookies
Android device, Chrome browserOpen Chrome Go to More menu > Settings > Site settings > Cookies to disable them
Android device, Chrome browserOpen Chrome Go to More menu > Settings > Site settings > Cookies to disable them
BMWBLOG iPhone App – clearing app cookies Uninstall the App from the phone
Reinstall it

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a resident of California, you may submit a written request to BMWBLOG to learn how BMWLOG has shared your information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. In response to your written request, BMWBLOG may provide you with a notice describing the cost-free means you may use to opt-out of BMWBLOG sharing your information with third parties if the third party will use your information for their direct marketing purposes. If you would like to exercise your rights under California law, please send your written request to the email address or mailing address listed below. Your written request must include your mailing address so that BMWBLOG may provide you with BMWBLOG’ notice and third-party direct marketing opt-out form. BMWBLOG will provide you with this form within thirty (30) days of receiving your written request.

E-mail at info@bmwblog.com
Address: iMedia Network, Inc. 2532 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago IL 60618

GENERAL OPT OUT

You can opt out of some third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.

Contact Information

Concerns or questions about this privacy policy can be directed to info@bmwblog.com for further clarification.

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