Privacy Policy

Effective Date: April 16, 2019

The Association of Global Automakers (“Global Automakers,” “Association,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) provides this Privacy Policy to describe how we collect, use, and share the information collected through our website, www.globalautomakers.org (“Site”). This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site, and not to any other website or service, including the Member Portal. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@globalautomakers.org.

Collection of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Global Automakers automatically capture non-personally identifiable information including—but limited to—domain name, IP address of the web page you used to enter the Site, the pages you visit on the Site, your click-through rates and the amount of time you spend on the Site. We may use cookies or similar technologies to collect such information for advertising and other purposes. See the Digital Advertising & Analytics section [Insert link] of this Privacy Policy to learn more about the use of this information and the choices available to you.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
When using our Site you may voluntarily submit personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, and any other information you choose to provide to us. We may collect this information when you contact us, register for membership, or interact with us for any other purpose. If you apply for a job or internship through the Site, we will collect any information you provide in your application, including, but not limited to, educational background, employment history, and references. Information obtained in connection with the Site may be intermingled with and used by us in conjunction with information obtained through sources other than the Site, including both offline and online sources.

How We Use Your Information
Global Automakers may use the information we collect for any lawful purpose, including the following:

  • To contact you about our products and services from time to time, including to provide you with communications and newsletters to which you subscribe;
  • To respond to your inquiries;
  • To process job and internship applications you submit to us;
  • To operate and improve the Site and our business;
  • To comply with the law and to maintain the security of our Site; and/or
  • As otherwise disclosed at the time of collection or use.
     

Information Sharing
If we collect personally identifiable information about you through the Site, we may share this personally identifiable information with other parties including the following:

  • Our Association members;
  • Companies that are affiliates of Global Automakers;
  • Consultants and other third parties who perform services on our behalf, such as those that make our Site available, enhance its functionality, or provide associated services;
  • As part of a corporate sale, merger, or acquisition, or other transfer of all or part of our assets including as part of a bankruptcy proceeding;
  • As necessary to comply with legal requirements or legal process, to protect and defend the rights or property of Global Automakers, or to protect the public or other users of the Site; or
  • With your consent or as otherwise disclosed at the time of data collection or sharing.


We may share non-personally identifiable information with third parties without limitation.

Digital Advertising & Analytics
We may partner with ad networks and other ad serving providers (“Advertising Providers”) that serve ads on our behalf and others’ on non-affiliated platforms. Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information Advertising Providers collect about your use of the Site and other sites or apps over time, including information about relationships among different browsers and devices. This type of advertising is known as interest-based advertising.

Global Automakers adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA") Self-Regulatory Principles in connection with this interest-based advertising activity. You may visit www.aboutads.info to learn more about this type of advertising and how to opt out of this advertising on websites by companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) self-regulatory program. If you delete your cookies or use a different browser or mobile device, you may need to renew your opt-out choices exercised through the DAA tool. Note that electing to opt out will not stop advertising from appearing in your browser or applications. It may make the ads you see less relevant to your interests. Additionally, your browser may offer tools to limit the use of cookies or to delete cookies; however, if you use these tools, our Site may not function as intended.

We may also work with third parties that collect data about your use of the Site and other sites or apps over time for non-advertising purposes. Global Automakers uses Google Analytics and other third-party services to improve the performance of the Site and for analytics and marketing purposes. For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses data when you use our website, visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Third-Party Websites and Links
Our Site contains links to third-party websites, including our social media pages. If you choose to use any of these links, you will be leaving our Site and going to a new website. We do not control the privacy practices of those websites, and they are not covered by this Privacy Policy. You should take the time to read the privacy policies at these sites. Unless explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices at such sites or the use of any information that you provide.

The Site may also include integrated social media tools or “plug-ins,” such as social networking and video streaming tools offered by third parties. If you use these tools to share personal information or you otherwise interact with social media features on the Site, those social media companies may collect information about you and may use and share such information in accordance with your account settings, including by sharing such information with the general public. Your interactions with third-party social media companies and the use of their features are governed by the privacy policies of the social media companies that provide those features. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of any social media accounts you create and use.

Updating Your Information
You have the option to opt out of receiving information from Global Automakers. This opt-out messaging will appear at the bottom of every promotional email that is sent out to you by Global Automakers. Global Automakers also gives you the option to remove your information from its database of active users. If you no longer wish to take advantage of this Site or to receive any form of direct contact from Global Automakers, whether it is email, newsletters, or other promotional offers or materials, or wish us to delete your personally identifiable information from our database of active users, send us a request marked “Privacy-Urgent” through using the contact information provided in the “Contacting Us” section below. Global Automakers is not responsible for removing information from third party lists or databases of any kind if we have shared your information with such third parties as permitted by this Privacy Policy. Please note that, notwithstanding the fact that we may have removed your information from our list of active users, we reserve the right to keep any information submitted or collected for business or legal reasons, such as archiving data.

Changes to Privacy Policy
Our Privacy Policy may change over time. In the event of any changes, we will post these changes on this page. We encourage you to visit this page periodically to learn of updates.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Global Automakers
1050 K Street, NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20001
info@globalautomakers.org
(202) 650-5555