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Privacy Policy

Bauer’s Limousine Service, Inc. (a/k/a. “Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation ”) (hereinafter “Bauer’s“) values the privacy of our users, members, and others who visit and use www.bauersIT.com, www.bauerswi-drive.org, and its associated products and services (the “Bauer’s Site“) (collectively or individually “Users“). This statement governs information you provide to us or that we learn from your use of the Bauer’s Site and tells you how we may collect, use, and in some instances share this information.

The Information Bauer’s Collects

User Provided Information: You may provide to Bauer’s what is generally called “personally identifiable” information when you register, such as your name, email address, postal mailing address, home/mobile telephone number, fax number, credit card number and billing information. “Cookies” Information: When you visit the Bauer’s Site, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer. Bauer’s may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Bauer’s Site. By using these cookies, we can “remember” what you have done on the Bauer’s Site before and personalize our site for you. These persistent types of cookies can be removed, but each web browser is a little different, so please look through your browser “Help” file to learn the correct way to modify your cookies set-up. Please note that disabling cookies may prevent you from accessing some of the functionality and site offerings available via the Bauer’s Site. “Automatically Collected” Information: When you visit the Bauer’s Site or open one of our HTML emails, we may record certain information from your web browser by using different types of technology, including “clear gifs” or “web beacons”. This “automatically collected” information may include your Internet Protocol address (“IP Address”), web browser type, the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after the Bauer’s Site, the pages you view on our site, and the dates and times that you visit.

The Way Bauer’s Uses Information

Bauer’s uses the information that we collect to provide to you all of the features and services found on the Bauer’s Site. We will use your email address, without further consent, for both (i) promotional or marketing purposes, and (ii) non-marketing or administrative purposes such as notifying you of major site updates. Bauer’s may use all of the information that we collect from our Users to understand the usage trends and preferences, to improve the way the Bauer’s Site works and looks, to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, and to create new features and functionality. Bauer’s may use automatically collected information and cookies information to: (a) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Bauer’s Site; (b) provide custom, personalized advertisements, content, and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.

When Bauer’s Discloses Information

Bauer’s may disclose both personally identifiable and automatically collected information to affiliated companies or other businesses or persons to process such information on our behalf, to provide website hosting, maintenance and security, to offer certain features on the Bauer’s Site, to assist us in improving the way the Bauer’s Site works and looks, and to create new features. WHILE BAUER’S ADHERES TO THE POLICIES SET FORTH IN THIS STATEMENT WITH REGARD TO YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, THIS PRIVACY POLICY DOES NOT APPLY TO, AND BAUER’S HAS NO CONTROL OVER (AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR) THE ACTIVITIES OF SUCH THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS. We may share automatically collected and other aggregate non-personally-identifiable information with interested third parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Bauer’s Site. Except as otherwise noted in this Privacy Policy, Bauer’s does not share personal information about Users with third parties unless doing so is appropriate to carry out a User’s request or it reasonably believes that doing so is legally required or is in our interest to protect its property or other legal rights or the rights or property of others. We do not share User information with other third-party organizations for their marketing or promotional use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in.

User Profile and Password

If you have set up a User account on the Bauer’s Site (including creation of a username and password), you have access to your personal information and you may update, correct, or delete your account information at any time. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES.

Children

Consistent with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of thirteen (13) without requiring parental consent, and no part of the Bauer’s Site is directed to persons under 13. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE BAUER’S SITE AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER. Any person who provides their personal information to Bauer’s through the Bauer’s Site represents that they are 13 years of age or older.

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites

Bauer’s may allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the Bauer’s Site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks may use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements, and links that appear within the Bauer’s Site. They automatically receive your IP Address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize their advertising content. Bauer’s does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in. However, please note that if an advertiser asks Bauer’s to show an advertisement to a certain audience or audience segment and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they were trying to reach. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or websites.

Our Commitment to Data Security

No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure security on our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. WHILE BAUER’S ADHERES TO THE POLICIES SET FORTH IN THIS STATEMENT WITH REGARD TO THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US, THIS PRIVACY POLICY DOES NOT APPLY TO, AND BAUER’S HAS NO CONTROL OVER (AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR) THE SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE AND AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED INFORMATION THAT IS COLLECTED BY OR DISCLOSED TO OUR AFFILIATED COMPANIES OR OTHER BUSINESSES OR PERSONS TO PROCESS SUCH INFORMATION ON OUR BEHALF, TO PROVIDE WEBSITE HOSTING, MAINTENANCE AND SECURITY, OR TO OFFER CERTAIN FEATURES ON THE BAUER’S SITE. If Bauer’s learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using the Bauer’s Site or providing personal information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Bauer’s Site. Bauer’s may post a notice on the Bauer’s Site if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to view the Bauer’s Site. Bauer’s may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us via email at customerservice@bauerswi-drive.org.

Special Note to International Users

If you are a User accessing the Bauer’s Site from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions, and by providing your personal data you consent to:

  • the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy; and
  • the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.

In the Event of Merger or Sale

If Bauer’s should ever file for bankruptcy or have its assets sold to or merge with another entity, information Bauer’s receives from you through the Bauer’s Site is a Bauer’s asset and may be transferred.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the “Last Updated” section below. For changes to this Privacy Policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of personal information that you have provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing the change. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the Bauer’s Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates. Contacting Bauer’s If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please email us at customerservice@bauerswi-drive.org or write to us at: Postal Mail Address:Bauer’s Transportation Pier 50 San Francisco, CA 94158-2193 USA. Last Updated March 19, 2009