Thank you for visiting motoristiq.com ("MIQ"). Plasmechanica Media Design Inc ("Plasmechanica") and any of its subsidiaries collect, use, disclose and otherwise treat the personal information of its visitors, readers and subscribers with due consideration and discretion.
Use of the Website is subject to the following conditions. These terms are in addition to any other terms governing access to the Website. By visiting (in any manner) the Website you accept these terms and conditions (the "Terms of Service"). Please read them carefully.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
MIQ is provided to you for your enjoyment and benefit. Much of the content is available with the provision of any personal information. However, we do gather personal information when you:
- Subscribe to our online newsletters
- Participate in our various polls and surveys
- Register to participate in an online forum, or community
- Contact our customer service department
- Purchase products or services
- Advertising services
- Provide comments, inquiries, or suggestions
When you subscribe, participate and register on the Website, we may ask you to provide your name, mailing address, email address and credit card or other payment information for the purposes of fullfilling your interaction, sending you invoices, and contacting you about your subscription or user experience. Payment transactions are processed through a secure Payment Service Provider and you data is not retained.
Product and service purchases made through the Website or other publications require the gathering of specific information. We use this to process your orders, to better assist you when you visit or contact us in the future, as well as to improve our product and service offerings. Your payment transactions are processed through a secure Payment Service Provider and you data is not retained.
Advertising fees are non-refundable. Plasmechancia makes no claim that the advertisements will be effective in creating business for the advertiser. Plasmechanica's responsibility is limited to presenting the advertisements under the terms and to the extent laid out in the advertising package purchased by the advertiser.
You do not have to register to browse some of the areas on the Website. However, registration is required to receive online newsletters, to purchase products or services, and to participate in commentary. When you register, you agree to the use of personal information such as your name and email to be used to deliver the related services. We collect the information we need to identify who you are, to provide you with the service or information you rquested, and/or to faciltiate your participation in an on-line forum or community where applicable. The newsletters may include advertising or marketing messages from carefully selected partners that may be of interest to you.
Please remember that any information you disclose in a public forum or community areas becomes public information and is immediately accessible to other users, so it is important for you to carefully consider what, if any, personal information you reveal in these areas. We may decide to use on-line forum and communty content to enhance our editorial, advertising, promotional and similar activities.
Occasionally, we may request demographic information (like your age or gender) or information about your interests and preferences. In most instances, you do not have to provide us with this information to receive the publication, product or service you have requested. We use this optional demographic and preference information to tailor or improve our products and service offerings, as well as for internal marketing research purposes.
Generally, you can visit our websites without telling us who you are or providing us with any personal information. We collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our websites and clickstream and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our websites. We use this information to monitor and improve our websites.
From time to time we may obtain your permission to send you marketing information about our product and service offerings or those of our marketing partners. We may combine personal information we received from you with publicly available outside records to enhance our ability to market products and services that may be of interest to you. If we obtained your permission to place you on a marketing mailing list, you can remove yourself from the list at any time. You can also remove yourself from an e-mail marketing list by clicking the "unsubscribe" button that appears on our e-mails.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We will not disclose, rent, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information without your consent, except as otherwise set out in these Terms and Conditions. Certain personal information may be transferred among Plasmechanica's departments, affiliated companies or other third parties solely for the purposes of processing your request or arranging delivery of your subscription, product, or service you have requested. We may also transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to third parties who provide circulation audit and other services on our behalf. We may store and process personal information in Canada or any other country in which we (or any of our affiliates, subsidiaries or agents) maintain facilities. All of our service providers are required to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal information and to use it only in compliance with applicable data privacy laws, and are prohibited from using or disclosing your personal information for any purpose other than providing the services on our behalf or as otherwise required by applicable law.
Sale of Business
We reserve the right to transfer any personal information we have about you in the event of a merger with a third party or upon a sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets to a third party acquirer.
Third-party Websites and Advertisers
Our websites may provide links to third party websites. The inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of any other company, its websites, or its products and/or services. These linked websites have separate and independent privacy policies, which we recommend you read carefully. We have no control over such websites and therefore have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organisations that operate such linked websites may collect, use, disclose or otherwise treat your personal information.
Our websites may use reputable third parties to present or serve the advertisements that you may see at its web pages and to conduct research about the advertisements. These Terms and Conditions do not cover any use of personal information that such third parties may have collected from you or the methods used by the third-parties to collect that information.
Security of Personal Information
Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard the personal information in our custody and control, please understand that we are unable to guarantee that your personal information will never be disclosed or accessed in a manner that is inconsistent with this document. We have implemented measures in an effort to maintain the confidentiality of all personal information in our custody and control, including only providing access to personal information to employees and authorised service providers who require such information for the purposes described in this document. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorised access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control. To provide you with an increased level of security online, access to your personal information on certain of our websites may be protected with a password you select. We strongly recommend that you do not disclose your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in any unsolicited communication.
Special License Restrictions for Non-human Visitors
Any Non-Human Visitors to the Website shall be considered agents of the individual(s) who control or author them. These individuals shall ultimately be responsible for the behavior of their Non-Human Visitor agents and are liable for violations of the Terms of Service.
Special restrictions on a visitor's license to access the Website apply to Non-Human Visitors. Non-Human Visitors include, but are not limited to, web spiders, bots, indexers, robots, crawlers, harvesters, or any other computer programs designed to access, read, compile or gather content from the Website automatically. Non-Human Visitors are restricted from taxing the resources of the Website beyond what would be typical of a human visitor.
Furthermore, as specified by the "no-email-collection" flag in the header pages within the Website and/or the contents of the robots.txt file, email addresses on this site are considered proprietary intellectual property of the author of the Website. It is recognized that these email addresses are provided for human visitors alone, and have value in part because they are accessible only to said human visitors. By continuing to access the Website, You acknowledge and agree that each email address the Website contains has a value not less than US $50 derived from their relative secrecy. You further agree that the compilation, storage, and potential distribution of these addresses by Non-Human Visitors substantially diminish the value of these addresses. Intentional collection, harvesting, gathering, or storing email addresses by Non-Human Visitors is recognized under this agreement as a violation of this agreement and expressly prohibited.
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
Each party agrees that any suit, action or proceeding brought by such party against the other in connection with or arising from the Terms of Service ("Judicial Action") shall be governed by the law of the Province of Alberta, Canada as such laws are applied to agreements between Alberta residents entered into and performed entirely within Alberta. The visitor to the Website consents to the jurisdiction of federal and provincial courts within Alberta. The visitor to the Website consents to the venue in any action brought against him in connection with breaches of these Terms of Service. The visitor to the Website consents to electronic service of process regarding actions under the above agreement.
Records of Visitor Use and Abuse
As a visitor to the Website, you consent to having your Internet Protocol address recorded. An email address may appear immediately below (the "Identifier") if we suspect potential abuse. The Identifier is uniquely matched to your Internet Protocol address. Visitors agree not to use this address for any reason.
VISITORS AGREE THAT HARVESTING, GATHERING, STORING, TRANSFERRING TO A THIRD PARTY OR SENDING ANY MESSAGE(S) TO THE IDENTIFIER CONSTITUTES AN ACCEPTANCE AND SUBSEQUENT BREACH OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.
Changes to this Privacy and Terms of Service Statement
This statement may be updated periodically to reflect changes to our personal information practices. The revised statement will be posted on this website. We will treat your personal information in accordance with the privacy statement in place at the time of collection of such information, or as you otherwise consent.