Privacy Statement

 

1.  General Statement:

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it.  This privacy statement explains our policies and practices regarding online customer information   It is through this disclosure that we intend to provide you with a level of comfort and confidence in how we collect, use, and safeguard personal and other information we collect or that you provide through this website, and how you can contact us if you have any questions or concerns.  It is our sincere hope that by explaining our data handling practices we will develop a trusting and long-lasting relationship with you.  By using the site, you agree to the terms of this privacy statement.

If you were directed to this site as a result of providing your personally identifiable information at a Ford Racing event or program, please see the hyperlinked Privacy Statement[j1] .  

 

2.  Information About Our Organization and Website and General Data Collection Practices:

This Privacy Statement applies to http://racing.ford.com.  racing.ford.com is owned by Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Company, 16800 Executive Plaza Drive, P.O. Box 6248, Dearborn, MI 48126-4207. 

The business purpose of this website is to provide Ford racing enthusiasts with news and information on Ford Racing events.  

When you visit this site, other parties such as third-party advertising partners and analytics providers may collect information about your online activity over time and across websites. This information may include identifiers that may permit those parties to serve tailored ads to your device.  For more information about third-party advertising partners’ collection and use of such data for interest-based advertising purposes (and opting out of such use), see “Interest-Based Online/Behavioral Advertising” below. 

Because there is not yet a common understanding of how to interpret web browser-based “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) signals other than cookies, Ford Motor Company does not currently respond to undefined “DNT” signals to its US websites.

Most browsers can be configured not to accept cookies, however, this may prevent you from having access to some functions or services on our sites.

 

3.  Personally Identifiable Information We Collect From You:

When you visit racing.ford.com we will not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily.  For purposes of this Privacy Statement “personally identifiable information” is information that identifies you as an individual, for example your name, street address, telephone number, and email address.  If you opt not to provide us with personally identifiable information you can still access our website, however you may be unable to participate in certain promotions, subscribe to Ford Racing – Fast News, or receive product information.  

Our primary goal in collecting personally identifiable information from you when you visit racing.ford.com is to provide you the functionality and services that you need to have a meaningful and customized experience while using the site features.  We need to collect personally identifiable information in order to fulfill a site user request, mail a brochure, and to conduct target marketing campaigns.

See Section 12 regarding links to third-party sites, including widgets.

This site may use session and persistent “cookies” to collect personally identifiable information in order to verify login credentials, and it may use a third party to deliver site functionality.  An explanation on collection methods and how they work is included in Section 7 -- Methods to Collect Information.   

 

4.  How We Use the Personally Identifiable Information We Collect:

Personally identifiable information collected on racing.ford.com may be used to:

  • Fulfill a site user request (e.g., Ford Racing – Fast News, brochure fulfillment, lead generation, or send marketing or promotional materials including emails or other information)
  • Respond to your comments or requests for information
  • Meet a request for or to develop new products or services
  • Make the user experience more customer friendly
  • Generate site analytics that improve our site layout, content, product offerings and services
  • Compile user data that is stored in our corporate database and may be used for marketing and other purposes
  • Match personal data collected here with data about you that we collect offline
  • Comply with legal requirements

 

5Other (Non-Personally Identifiable) Information We Collect From Site Visitors:

racing.ford.com collects other “non-personally identifiable information” from site visitors.  This means that we do not track these items on an individual basis that identifies the site visitor, but rather gather and collect this information on an aggregate [or anonymous] basis that includes all site visitors.  Non-personally identifiable information includes tracking the site pages that are visited or the amount of time spent on our site.  

Our primary goal in collecting non-personally identifiable information from you is to be able to perform site metrics that allow us to improve the functionality of the website.  

We may use session and persistent “cookies,” session logs, spot light ads/web beacons/GIF/pixel tags, banner ads or links, and third-party click tracking analytics tools (such as Adobe and Google Analytics) to collect aggregate or other non-personally identifiable information about site visitors.  An explanation on collection methods and how they work is included in Section 7 - Methods Used to Collect Information.   

 

6.  How We Use the Aggregate or Non-Personally Identifiable Information We Collect:

Non-Personally identifiable information collected on racing.ford.com may be used to:

  • Compile aggregate and statistical data to help in website design and to identify popular features
  • Measure site activity to allow us to update our site to better meet user wants and needs
  • Make the user experience more customer friendly

racing.ford.com utilizes non-personally identifiable information for the purpose of performing analytics on the users’ experience while visiting this site. This analysis:

  • Is performed on an aggregate level and does not identify you or your information personally
  • May involve the use of a third-party vendor acting on behalf of racing.ford.com
  • Is performed in order to improve our website and the user experience
  • May include the use of session and/or persistent cookies to track user movement across this and other Ford Motor Company websites or to track other events within or across this and other Ford Motor Company websites
  • Any information that is provided to a third-party vendor is to be used only for the purpose of performing the analytics and compiling reports of the data.  The third-party vendor is restricted from using this data in any other way other than to provide these services to Ford Motor Company and they may not share or resell this data         

 

7.  Methods Used to Collect Information:

A “cookie” is a small text file that helps us in many ways to make your visit to our website more enjoyable and meaningful to you. For example, cookies avoid you having to log in every time you come back to one of our websites. They also allow us to tailor a website or advertisement to better match your interests and preferences.  There are a couple different types of cookies.

A “session” cookie is stored only in your computer’s working memory (RAM) and only lasts for your browsing session. When you close all your browser’s windows, or when you shut down your computer, the session cookie disappears forever.

A “persistent” cookie is stored on your computer’s hard drive until a specified date, which could be tomorrow, next week, or 10 years from now. Persistent cookies stay on your computer until either a) they expire, b) they are overwritten with newer cookies, or c) you manually remove them.  Most browsers can be configured not to accept cookies, however, this may prevent you from having access to some site functions or features.   

This site may use a third-party click tracking analytics tool (such Adobe and Google Analytics) to capture clickthrough statistics.

racing.ford.com may use spot light ads/web beacons/GIF/pixel tags which are site instrumentation tools that help us to determine, for instance, whether a page has been viewed or not and, if so, how many times.  Emails or electronic newsletters we send may use tools (e.g., pixel tags or web beacons) to gather

email metrics and information to improve the reader’s experience such as how many of the emails are opened, if they were printed or forwarded, the type of device (e.g., mobile or PC) from which they were opened, and the city, state, and county associated with the applicable IP address.  In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a webpage, including an ad banner, can act as a web beacon. 

Users may be directed to racing.ford.com via banner ads or site links.  Ads or site links that are placed by racing.ford.com use cookies or web beacons to deliver metrics on the effectiveness of the ads or links.  They do not collect personally identifiable information from the user. 

Interest-Based/Online Behavioral Advertising

Interest-Based/Online Behavioral Advertising.  On some pages of our site we may allow third-party advertising partners to set web tracking tools (e.g., cookies and web beacons) to collect anonymous, non-personally identifiable information regarding your activities on those pages (e.g., your IP address, page(s) visited, time of day).  We may also share such information we have collected with third-party advertising partners.  These advertising partners may use this information (and similar information collected from other websites) for purposes of delivering future targeted advertisements to you when you visit other (non-Ford) sites within their networks.  This practice is commonly referred to as "interest-based advertising" or  "online behavioral advertising."

Pages of our website that collect information that may be used by such advertising partners for interest-based advertising purposes may be identified by a link to AdChoices on the page.

Opting out (site pages).  If you do not want your browsing while on such pages to be used for interest-based advertising purposes, you may click on the AdChoices link to opt-out of such uses by the listed advertising partner(s).  Even if you opt-out through this service, we may still collect non-personally identifiable information regarding your site activities and use it for non-interest-based advertising purposes as described in this privacy statement.  

Opting out (advertisements).  Advertisements on third-party sites that contain the AdChoices link and that link to this privacy statement may have been directed to you based on anonymous, non-personally identifiable information collected by advertising partners over time and across websites.  These advertisements provide a mechanism to opt-out of the advertising partners' use of this information for interest-based advertising purposes.  Even if you opt-out through this service, we may still collect and use information from the advertisements for non-interest based advertising purposes, such as to determine the effectiveness of the advertisements. 

Opt-out Compliance Service.  This site and advertisements on third-party sites that link to this privacy statement use the Evidon assurance service to comply with the cross-industry Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising managed by the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) (http://www.aboutads.info).  When you opt-out on site pages or through such advertisements, Evidon conveys your opt-out election(s) to the applicable advertising partner(s), which then know to place a cookie on your specific computer and browser (and only the specific computer and browser from which you opt out) indicating that you have opted out. If you clear your browser cookies and wish to remain opted out of interest-based advertising, you must opt-out again.  The list of our advertising partners may be updated from time to time.  To opt-out of internet-based advertising by all DAA-participating companies, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

 

8.  Sharing Your Information:

We do not share, sell, or rent personally identifiable information with independent companies for their own use without providing you a choice.

Personally identifiable information that you provide to us in the course of using our site features or requesting a product or service through this website may be gathered and stored in one or more of our corporate databases and be used for purposes of contacting you for things like promotional offers, marketing programs, or other communications from this website or other Ford Motor Company programs and services. 

We may share personally identifiable information that we collect about you with other companies within the Ford Motor Company family of companies or subsidiaries.  Our “family of companies” is the group of companies related to us by common control or ownership.  We share information within this “family” as a normal part of conducting business and offering products and services to our customers. 

Personally identifiable information that you provide may be shared with our authorized dealers.  This is necessary to honor your request, such as for a price quote on a vehicle or in order to provide a dealer with information for purposes of contacting you in their regular course of business.  The dealer is not restricted in their use of your data.    

Vendors, contractors or partners who have access to your personally identifiable information in connection with providing services are required to keep the information confidential and are not permitted to use this information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for Ford Racing.             

Site metrics for racing.ford.com may be shared with other Ford Motor Company websites or subsidiaries or affiliates.  The information shared will be aggregate data and will not include any of your personally identifiable information. 

We will disclose your personally identifiable information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Ford Motor Company or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Ford Motor Company and this site; or, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Ford Motor Company, its websites, or the public. 

 

9.  Access To and Control Over the Use of Your Personally Identifiable Information:

If you or someone else on your behalf has submitted your personally identifiable information to racing.ford.com you can access this information by contacting the Customer Relationship Center toll free at 1-800-392-Ford (3673). 1-800-833-0312 (TDD for the hearing impaired).

Hours (Eastern Standard Time)
8a.m - 8p.m (Monday - Friday)
9a.m - 5:30pm (Saturday)

www.ford.racing.com will use reasonable efforts to supply you with the information you have requested.    

The scope of access available for this request is for information stored in the database that holds the data for racing.ford.com.  Any personally identifiable information that has been collected from you on other Company websites will not be accessible or changeable through the processing of this request. 

 

10.  Security of Your Information:

Safeguarding information of visitors to our website is important to us.  We use systems, policies and procedures to maintain accuracy of information and to protect information from loss, misuse or alteration. 

When you send personally identifiable information, such as email address or telephone numbers, to racing.ford.com we use “Secure Socket Layers” or SSL to protect your data.  SSL is encryption technology that helps safeguard your personally identifiable information against misuse by unauthorized individuals.             

Vendors, contractors or partners who have access to your personally identifiable information in connection with providing services for racing.ford.com are required to keep the information confidential.

 

11.  Consent to Processing:

By visiting this site and by providing your personally identifiable information to us, you understand and consent to the collection, use, processing, transfer, and disclosure of your personally identifiable and

non-personally identifiable information globally --- including to the United States – in accordance with this Privacy Statement.  Therefore, by visiting this site and by providing such information, you consent to the transfer of such information across country borders, and to the use, processing, and disclosure of such information in global locations.  Your consent shall be deemed to include your consent to transfer of the personally identifiable or non-personally identifiable information to locations that may have different levels of privacy protection than in your own country.

 

12.  Links to Other Sites:

racing.ford.com provides links to other websites.  We encourage you to review the privacy statements of all sites that you visit, including those whose links are provided so that you can understand how those sites collect, use and share your information.  racing.ford.com is not responsible for the privacy statements, content or data handling practices on other websites.    

If you use the Google Map functionality on this website, you agree to be bound by Google’s Terms of Use and Google’s Privacy Policy.    

If you choose to utilize the ShareThis widget to share content on this website with your friends, please note that ShareThis is an independent third party and is not a vendor, contractor or partner of racing.ford.com.  All information (personally identifiable or aggregate) that is collected by the ShareThis widget is collected by ShareThis and is subject to the ShareThis Privacy Policy and not the racing.ford.com Privacy Statement.   

 

13.  Children’s Privacy:

racing.ford.com does not knowingly intend to collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. 

If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us at the phone number listed in section 14 if they want this information deleted from our records.  We will then make reasonable efforts to delete the child’s information from the database that stores information for racing.ford.com

 

14.  Contacting Us:

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this online privacy statement for racing.ford.com, racing.ford.com privacy practices, or have any questions regarding the contents of this website please contact us at the Customer Relationship Center toll free at 1-800-392-Ford (3673). 1-800-833-0312 (TDD for the hearing impaired).

Hours (Eastern Standard Time)
8a.m - 8p.m (Monday - Friday)
9a.m - 5:30pm (Saturday)

racing.ford.com is committed to working with consumers to obtain a fair and rapid resolution of any complaints or disputes about privacy and the handling of your data.  racing.ford.com will be happy to respond to your questions and comments. 

 

15.  Privacy Statement Effective Date and Revision Days:

Occasionally we may update the privacy statement for racing.ford.com in order to reflect any changes to the website or our privacy practices.  If we update this statement, the new statement will be posted to the website ten (10) days prior to the changes taking effect.         

The effective date of this privacy statement is January 1, 2014.