Privacy Policy

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BuiltTacomas.Com recognizes that its customers, visitors, users, and others who use BuiltTacomas.Com or other web Website owned or operated by BuiltTacomas.Com (the “BuiltTacomas.Com Website”) (collectively or individually “Users”) value their privacy. This Privacy Notice details important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on the BuiltTacomas.Com Website. BuiltTacomas.Com provides this Privacy Notice to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using the BuiltTacomas.Com Website.

This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is subject to the BuiltTacomas.Com Terms of Use. Your use of the BuiltTacomas.Com Website and any personal information you provide on the BuiltTacomas.Com Website remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice and our BuiltTacomas.Com Terms of Use.

Please note that any video, image, or other content posted at the direction of Users onto the BuiltTacomas.Com Website becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Notice.

The Information BuiltTacomas.Com Collects

User Provided Information: You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to BuiltTacomas.Com when choosing to participate in various activities on the BuiltTacomas.Com Website such as uploading videos, posting messages in our forums or in the video comments section, entering contests or sweepstakes, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists.

Cookies Information: When you visit the BuiltTacomas.Com Website, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. BuiltTacomas.Com uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the BuiltTacomas.Com Website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log File Information: When you use the BuiltTacomas.Com Website, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

Clear GIFs Information: When you use the BuiltTacomas.Com Website, we may employ “clear GIFs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.

The Way BuiltTacomas.Com Uses Information

If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the BuiltTacomas.Com Website, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the BuiltTacomas.Com Website.

Any personal information or video content that you voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, within your public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you upload videos or send messages through the BuiltTacomas.Com Website and other Users can contact you through messages and comments. Any videos that you submit to the BuiltTacomas.Com Website may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.

We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major BuiltTacomas.Com Site changes or for customer service purposes).

We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the BuiltTacomas.Com Website and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.

We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the BuiltTacomas.Com Website; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.

When BuiltTacomas.Com Discloses Information

We provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our privacy policy, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.

We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the BuiltTacomas.Com Website.

We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.

BuiltTacomas.Com also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that BuiltTacomas.Com believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our BuiltTacomas.Com Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our web site, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of BuiltTacomas.Com, our Users or others.

Your Choices

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the BuiltTacomas.Com Website, in which case BuiltTacomas.Com may not be able to provide certain services to you. Please note that media files uploaded by Users to the BuiltTacomas.Com Website cannot be removed and remain subject to our BuiltTacomas.Com Terms of Use.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

Please contact BuiltTacomas.Com with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Website

BuiltTacomas.Com allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the BuiltTacomas.Com Website. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the BuiltTacomas.Com Website. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.

BuiltTacomas.Com does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. However, please note that if an advertiser asks BuiltTacomas.Com to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, men ages 18-34) or audience segment (for example, men ages 18-24 who have viewed certain channels of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the BuiltTacomas.Com Website, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks (see links below) for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. BuiltTacomas.Com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web Website.

Our Commitment To Data Security

BuiltTacomas.Com uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to BuiltTacomas.Com and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, BuiltTacomas.Com makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

If BuiltTacomas.Com learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. BuiltTacomas.Com may post a notice on the BuiltTacomas.Com Website if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us.

Our Commitment To Childrens’ Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, BuiltTacomas.Com does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the BuiltTacomas.Com Website from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the BuiltTacomas.Com Website at any time or in any manner. If BuiltTacomas.Com learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the BuiltTacomas.Com Website without verified parental consent, then BuiltTacomas.Com will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

Special Note to International Users

The BuiltTacomas.Com Website is hosted in the United States and are intended for and directed to Users in the United States. If you are a User accessing the BuiltTacomas.Com Website from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the BuiltTacomas.Com Website, which are governed by Cypriot Law, this Privacy Notice, and our Terms of Use, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy

In the event that BuiltTacomas.Com is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Changes and updates to this Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the “effective date” below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of the BuiltTacomas.Com Website constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions.

For revisions to this Privacy Notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website.

Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie 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 the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.)

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

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How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps

Many websites use Google technologies to improve their content and keep it free. When you visit a website that uses our advertising products (like AdSense), social products (like the +1 button), or analytics tools (Google Analytics), your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. This includes, for example, the web address of the page that you’re visiting and your IP address. We may also set cookies on your browser or read cookies that are already there.

Similarly, apps that partner with Google can send us information such as the name of the app and an identifier that helps us to determine which ads we’ve served to other apps on your device. If you are signed in to your Google Account, and depending on your Account settings, we may add that information to your Account, and treat it as personal information.

How we use the information sent by your browser

When you visit websites or use apps that use Google technologies, we may use the information we receive from those websites and apps to, for example:

Make ads more effective

Provide reports of ads activity to advertisers and websites hosting the ads, and to ensure payment to those website publishers

Help website and app owners using Google Analytics to understand how visitors engage with their sites or apps

Improve your Google+ experience

Detect and defend against fraud and other security risks to protect users and partners

Meet our legal duties

Improve our products

How you can control the information sent to Google

For tips and advice on staying safe and managing your data online, visit the Google Safety Center.

Here are some of the ways you can control the information that is shared by your web browser when you visit or interact with Google services on partners’ sites across the web:

Ads Settings helps you control the ads by Google that you see across the web. You can learn how ads are selected for you, opt out of Ads Personalization, and block specific advertisers. Learn more about advertising.

If you are signed in to your Google Account, and depending on your Account settings, you can see and edit some of the information we collect from the sites and apps you have visited.

Many sites across the web use Google Analytics to understand how visitors engage with their sites or apps. If you don’t want Analytics to be used in your browser, you can install the Google Analytics browser add-on. Learn more about Google Analytics and privacy.

Google makes it easy for you to make recommendations for your friends – for example, by clicking the +1 button on content you like. Some of your +1s may show your name and Google+ profile photo in ads, but you can opt out if you don’t want to appear in ads. You can also visit the +1 tab on your Google+ profile to review and manage all of your +1’s. Learn more about how to get to your +1 tab.

Incognito mode in Chrome allows you to browse the web without recording webpages and files in your browser history. Cookies are deleted after you’ve closed all of your incognito windows and tabs, and your bookmarks and settings are stored until you delete them. Learn more about cookies.

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