We collect information from you when you register and create an account on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, fill out our site or marketing forms or respond to an email.
Any information you provide in your secure member profile is used only to improve our service to you. There are times when we ask for contact information like your first name, last name, address, phone number, or credit card information. This contact information is used to respond to your requests, orders, adjustments and refunds related to your order. We suggest keeping your account information up-to-date (like your phone and shipping address, etc.), it will save you time on all your future requests and orders.
Sensitive credit card information is not stored in your online account on the Blauparts LLC website database. We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive credit card information is transmitted via advanced Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway providers database (Authorize.Net) which is only accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems. After a transaction, your private information (credit card information, etc.) will not be stored on our servers or system. While Blauparts LLC's checkout does offer the opportunity to store payment information in your account on the website, the payment information is stored at the gateway provider and secured according to the information above. Blauparts LLC is registered with the Authorize.Net Verified Merchant Seal program.
More reasons why we use information we collect
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience: Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs
- To improve our website: We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you
- To improve customer service: Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs
- To process transactions
- To send periodic emails
The email address you provide for order processing, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. You can unsubscribe from receiving our newsletter at any time. There are detailed unsubscribed instructions at the bottom of the emails we send to you.
Your email address or personal identifying information is strictly used by Blauparts LLC as noted and is never sold to any 3rd party for any purpose, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested by you. This does not include trusted third parties who may assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or other’s rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
You can search the internet and find out how to restrict or block cookies. However, without cookies, users may not be able to take full advantage of all of our website features including shopping cart and checkout.
Other Information We Collect
We may also collect the type of computer OS (operating system ie. Windows 7, 10, etc.) and internet browser you're using to access our site. One reason we acquire this info is because we need to make sure our website works properly with these different technologies. We may also notate your IP address to know what internet service provider you use. One reason we acquire this info is to try to help identify and prevent credit card fraud. We may also collect the domain name of the web site or advertisement from which you came to our website from. This information does not contain your name, address, phone number etc.
Any suggestions, ideas, technical information, methods, questions, comments, emails, websites, product reviews or social media posts you submit to us will be considered a free non-proprietary contribution to Blauparts LLC. You grant Blauparts LLC non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, modify, perform, and distribute your user content on Blauparts.com or it’s 3rd party affiliates in any manner we deem necessary even if it is for commercial purposes. We are not obligated to let you know in what ways we intended to re-use what you have contributed.
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this site any unlawful, threatening, harassing, libelous, offensive, defamatory, obscene, or pornographic materials, or other materials that would violate any law or the rights of others. Blauparts LLC has no liability related to any such content, verbal, email, social media post or any other published communications whether or not arising under the laws of libel, privacy, copyright or otherwise.
We will retain personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by applicable law or regulation.
The California Online Privacy Protection Act
We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years of age or older. We suggest those using our site be 18 years of age or older.