Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy and we are committed to safeguarding your privacy while online at our site http://electriccarsreport.com. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site. Our privacy policy is in plain English and will only take a few moments to read and understand.

Site Tracking
We have a simple web statistics program running that tracks how many times each page is visited. When you visit a page, information is logged that contains your domain name (aol.com, for example), date, time, and pages visited. There is no personally identifiable information. The information we collect is:

– Used to improve the content on our site

– Never shared with other organizations for commercial purposes

Currently ElectricCarsReport.com uses the following third-party visitor tracking tools:
– Statcounter – http://www.statcounter.com/privacy.html
- Google Analytics – http://www.google.com/intl/en_ALL/privacypolicy.html

Email Addresses
We log your email address in three situations:

- ElectricCarsReport Newsletter – We keep track of email addresses when people sign up for our newsletter. The email address you enter for the newsletter will never be sold or transferred to any other organization. You have the ability to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. The form for subscribing and unsubscribing to the newsletter are available on this site and are included in every email that is sent out.

- Email Page to a Friend – We log each time someone uses this feature to track how many times it is used, by whom, and from what page. We do this to make sure that someone doesn’t abuse the feature by sending multiple emails from the site to the same person. The information is discarded monthly and will never be sold or transferred to any other organization.

- Add Comment to a story – We keep track of email addresses when people use this feature. We do this to make sure that someone doesn’t abuse the feature. ElectricCarsReport.com will never divulge your name & email to anyone.

If for any reason you receive an email from us and you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending e-mail to contact@electriccarsreport.com.

Cookies
Cookies are a method of tracking information you enter on a web site using a file on your computer. We do use a cookie to log whether you’ve visited the site before. No personal information is written to the cookie at all. It is primarily used to save you time by automatically populating forms in our discussion forum, and other locations on the site.

Our site doesn’t use cookies. However, some of our business partners use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies, once we have given permission for them to set cookies for advertising.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.  However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.  This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program.  Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

Currently ElectricCarsReport.com uses the following third-party visitor tracking tools:
– Statcounter – http://www.statcounter.com/privacy.html
– Google Analytics – http:/www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

DoubleClick DART Cookie
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements).  This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”).  The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”.  It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx

Advertisers
We use outside ad companies to display ads on this site. These ads may contain cookies and/or web beacons to collect data in the ad serving process and are collected by the ad companies, and we do not have access to this information.

Currently, ElectricCarsReport.com has relationships with the following third-party ad servers or ad networks:

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on ElectricCarsReport.com send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

ElectricCarsReport.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Links
This site contains links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other site.

How You Can Contact Us
We can be reached via our contact e-mail to contact@electriccarsreport.com.

Complaints
If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact The DMA’s Committee on Ethical Business Practices at mgoldberger@the-dma.org, state or local chapters of the Better Business Bureau, The Federal Trade Commission by phone at 202.FTC-HELP (202.382.4357) or electronically at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/complaint.htm.