Privacy Policy - DTC Drive

Privacy Policy

Last update 21/09/2022

It is DTC Drive Community's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to https://dtcdrive.com (hereinafter, "us", "we", or "https://dtcdrive.com"). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms of Use posted on our Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

BY ACCESSING THE SITE, OR USING ANY PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SITE, YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY IN ITS ENTIRETY.

  • Website Visitors
    Like most website operators, DTC Drive Community collects non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. DTC Drive Community's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how DTC Drive Community Inc's visitors use its website. From time to time, DTC Drive Inc may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
    DTC Drive Community also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://dtcdrive.com blog posts. DTC Drive Inc only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
  • Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
    Certain visitors to DTC Drive Community's websites choose to interact with DTC Drive Inc in ways that require DTC Drive Inc to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that DTC Drive Inc gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at https://dtcdrive.com to provide a username and email address.
  • Security
    The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
  • Advertisements‍
    Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by DTC Drive Community and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.
  • Links To External Sites
    Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and Terms of use of every site you visit.
    We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites, products, or services.
  • Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information‍
    DTC Drive Community discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, partners, sponsors, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on DTC Drive Community's behalf or to provide services available at DTC Drive Community's website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using DTC Drive Community's website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. DTC Drive Community will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, partners, sponsors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, DTC Drive Community discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or another governmental request, or when DTC Drive Community's believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Drive Community's, third parties or the public at large.

    If you are a registered user of https://dtcdrive.com and have supplied your email address, DTC Drive Community Inc may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with DTC Drive Community's and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. DTC Drive Community takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
  • Aggregated Statistics
    DTC Drive Community may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. DTC Drive Community may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, DTC Drive Community Inc does not disclose your personally-identifying information.
  • Affiliate Disclosure
    This site uses affiliate links and does earn a commission from certain links. This does not affect your purchases or the price you may pay.
  • Cookies
    To enrich and perfect your online experience, DTC Drive uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, and appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
    A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. DTC Drive uses cookies to help DTC Drive Inc identify and track visitors, their usage of https://dtcdrive.com, and their website access preferences. DTC Drive community visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using DTC Drive websites, with the drawback that certain features of DTC Drive's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

    By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to DTC Drive Community Inc's use of cookies.
  • E-commerce
    Those who engage in transactions with DTC Drive Community – by purchasing DTC Drive Community services or products are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, DTC Drive Community collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with DTC Drive Community Inc. DTC Drive Community Inc does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

1. Information We Collect

We collect information and data about users of our website, blog, online learnings, virtual summits, mobile site, about individuals that attend events organized or hosted by us, or when individuals otherwise contact us.

(a) Information You Choose to Submit

When you create an account and profile on our website or attend an event organized or hosted by us, we collect your name, contact information, and other information you provide.

(b) Information We Automatically Collect

Through the use of cookies and other similar technologies, we automatically collect personal information about you such as how you access and use our website, blog, online learnings, mobile site, and information about the device you use to access our online services.

Our website and online services use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our services. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our platform and enhance your experience.

The cookies we use are designed to help you get the most from our website, but if you do not wish to receive cookies, most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. Please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website. These settings will typically be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser.

(c) Third-Party Sources

We occasionally obtain information from third parties. These third-party sources include:

Applications and services, such as social networks, that make users’ information available to others;

Partners with which we jointly provide services; and

Publicly-available sources, such as open government databases or other data in the public domain.

We protect information obtained from third parties according to the practices described in this statement, plus any additional restrictions imposed by the source of the information.

When you are asked to provide personal information, you may decline. But if you choose not to provide information that is necessary for us to provide our services, we may not be able to provide those services to you.

2. How We Use Your Information

We use personal information gathered through our services for purposes described in this privacy statement or otherwise disclosed to you. For example, we use your personal information to:

  1. Provide and deliver our services, provide customer support, and respond to your questions;
  2. Operate our business, including business analytics;
  3. Send you information, such as confirmations, updates, and support and administrative messages; and
  4. Communicate with you about new developments, upcoming events, and other non-essential or promotional information.

3. How We Share Your Information

We share personal information with your consent or as necessary to complete your transactions or provide the services you have requested or authorized. For example, when you provide information in the course of making a payment, we will share that information with banks and other entities as necessary for payment processing, fraud prevention, credit risk reduction, or other related financial services.

We share personal information with vendors or agents working on our behalf for the purposes described in this statement. For example, companies we’ve hired to provide accounting services, website hosting, event support, and cloud-based office productivity services may need access to personal information to provide those functions. In such cases, these companies must abide by data privacy and security requirements and are not allowed to use personal information they receive from us for any other purpose. We may also disclose personal information as part of a corporate transaction such as a merger, transfer, divestiture, or sale of all or a portion of our business or assets.

Finally, we will access, transfer, disclose, and preserve personal information when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to:

  1. comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies;
  2. protect our clients or to help prevent the loss of life or serious injury of anyone;
  3. operate and maintain the security of our services and operations, including preventing fraud or stopping an attack on our computer systems or networks; or
  4. protect our rights or property, including enforcing the terms of our agreements.

4. How We Protect Your Information

The security of your information is important to us. DTC Drive Community Inc has implemented safeguards to protect the information we collect. However, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe, such as choosing a strong password and keeping it private, as well as logging out of your user account, and closing your web browser when finished using DTC Drive Community Inc services on a shared or unsecured device.

5. Choice and Control of Your Personal Information

Access, correction, and deletion. If you wish to request access to, or correction or deletion of, personal information about you that we hold, you can do so by contacting us as described at the bottom of this privacy statement. However, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we reserve the right to charge a fee or decline requests that are unreasonable, excessive, or prohibited by law, could adversely affect the privacy or other rights of another person, or where we are unable to authenticate you as the person to whom the data relates.

Communications preferences. You can choose whether you wish to receive promotional communications from us by email, SMS, physical mail, and telephone. If you receive promotional email or SMS messages from us and would like to stop, you can do so by following the directions in that message, or by contacting us as described at the bottom of this privacy statement. These choices do not apply to mandatory service communications such as billing statements or communications that are part of our ongoing services.

Authorized Agents. If you would like to designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf, please be sure the agent can (i) demonstrate you have provided written permission for the agent to submit the request on your behalf, and (ii) provide proof of his or her own identity. If the agent does not satisfy these requirements, we will deny the request.

Cookie controls. A cookie is a small piece of text that is sent to your web browser by the Site. The cookie helps the Site remember information about your visit, which makes your next visit to the Site easier and the Site more useful to you. We also use cookies for tracking and reporting purposes, to make the ads that you may see more relevant to you, and to count how many visitors we receive to a page on the Site. The information collected by cookies is used to enhance your experience on the Site, for marketing analysis, for targeted and display advertising, and for quality improvement of the Site and our products and services. No personally identifiable information is collected or stored by us during this process. We may use your IP address to identify your general location for traffic monitoring purposes. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You are not required to accept cookies, however, if your browser rejects our cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our website and you may not be able to use all of the Site functionality.Do Not Track. Some browsers have incorporated “Do Not Track” (DNT) features that can send a signal to the websites you visit indicating you do not wish to be tracked. Because there is not a common understanding of how to interpret the DNT signal, our websites may not currently respond to browser DNT signals. Instead, you can use a range of other tools to control data collection and use, including the cookie controls and advertising controls described above.

6. Retention of Personal Information

We retain personal information for as long as necessary to provide the services and fulfill the transactions you have requested, or for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, resolving disputes, and enforcing our agreements. Because these needs can vary in the context of different services and engagements, actual retention periods can vary significantly based on criteria including the types of data, the nature of the engagement and relationship, and our legal or contractual obligations.

7. Location of Personal Information

The personal information we collect may be stored and processed in your country or region, or in any other country where we or our affiliates, subsidiaries, or service providers maintain facilities. Currently, we store data primarily in the United States. We take steps designed to ensure that the data we collect under this statement is processed according to the provisions of this statement and applicable law wherever the data is located.

8. ​​California Residents: Your California Privacy Rights


California Consumer Protection Act

Without being discriminated against for exercising these rights, California law gives its residents the right to request that we disclose what Personal Data we collect from you, to delete such Personal Data, and to opt out of the sale of your Personal Data (if we sell such information), subject to certain restrictions. For security purposes, we will verify your identity – in part by requesting certain information from you -- when you request to exercise your California privacy rights. You also have the right to designate an agent to exercise these rights on your behalf. This section describes how to exercise those rights and our process for handling those requests.

Right to Know

If you are a California resident, you may submit, free of charge, but no more than twice in a 12-month period, a verifiable request for the following information:

• The specific pieces of Personal Data we have about you;

• The categories of Personal Data we collected, sold, or disclosed for a business purpose about you within the last twelve (12) months;

• The categories of sources from which the Personal Data was collected;

• The purposes for which the Personal Data was collected or sold; and

• The categories of third parties to whom the Personal Data was sold, disclosed for a business purpose, or otherwise shared.

If possible, we will provide this information to you in a readily usable format that allows the transmission to another entity. The easiest way to submit a request and receive your report is to contact us.

Right to Delete

If you are a California resident, you may submit a verifiable request for us to delete the Personal Data we have collected about you. The easiest way to submit a request for deletion is to contact us.

Right to Opt-Out

California residents may opt-out of the “sale” of their Personal Data, as defined by the CCPA. This does not include when:

• You direct us to disclose your Personal Data or use us to interact with a third party and the third party does not sell the personal information;

• We use or share an identifier solely to alert a third party you have opted out of the sale of your Personal Data;

• Your Personal Data is transferred as an asset as part of a transaction in which the third party assumes control of all or part of our business, in which case the third party would have to tell you in writing if it materially changes how the information is used or shared; and

• We use or share your Personal Data under a written contract with a service provider necessary to perform a business purpose. Here, the service(s) that the service provider performs is on our behalf, and our written contract prohibits it from keeping, using or disclosing your Personal Data for any purpose other than for the specific purpose identified in the contract.

In these cases, the disclosure of your Personal Data would not be considered a “sale” under CCPA. We use and share your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy and do not believe this use and sharing is a sale as defined by the CCPA. We have not sold Personal Data about you in the last twelve (12) months and currently have no plans to do so in the future. However, we have provided you with a system to record your preference that your Personal Data not be sold in the future. You may make this request by contacting us.

Right to be Free from Discrimination

We may not discriminate against you because you have exercised your rights, including, for example, by denying you access to our owned and/or operated websites.

9. European Data Protection Rights

If the processing of personal information about you is subject to European Union data protection law, you have certain rights with respect to that data:

You can request access to, and rectification or erasure of, personal information;


If any automated processing of personal information is based on your consent or a contract with you, you have a right to transfer or receive a copy of your personal information in a usable and portable format;

If the processing of personal information is based on your consent, you can withdraw consent at any time for future processing;

You can object to, or obtain a restriction of, the processing of personal information under certain circumstances; and

For residents of France, you can send us specific instructions regarding the use of your data after your death.

To make such requests, contact us at the address provided at the bottom of this statement. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, but we encourage you to first contact us with any questions or concerns.

10. Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, DTC Drive Community Inc may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at DTC Drive Community Inc's sole discretion. DTC Drive Community Inc encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

For general inquiries, privacy-related matters or to access your personal data, please contact us at: team@dtcdrive.com