Privacy Notice

Introduction

We use this privacy notice to disclose the privacy practices of APC Automotive Technologies in accordance with privacy regulations, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act - CCPA. We aim to help you understand what personal data we collect, how we use it, and what control you have over it. This notice applies solely to data collected by our websites. This notice will define the following:

  1. What personal data is collected from the website.
  2. How personal data is collected, used, shared, stored, and otherwise processed.
  3. The security procedures implemented to protect your data.
  4. Your choices and rights regarding the use of your data.
  5. How you can contact us for issues such as to correct inaccuracies of your data or to request the removal of your personal data.

Please read the following privacy notice to understand the processing, collection, sharing, protection, and your rights associated with your personal data and contact us for any additional clarifications.

Who We Are

Centric Parts/StopTech is a one of the largest North American aftermarket suppliers of braking products. We collect and use personal data that you provide.

For the purposes of this notice, we act as the “data controller.” We take on this role as we determine how your personal data is used and processed.

We have Data Protection / Privacy team including IT and HR for assisting with questions, requests, and complaints in regard to this privacy notice and the collection and processing of your personal data. For details on how to contact us, see the Contact Information section at the end of this notice.

Data We Collect

We have access to any data that you voluntarily provide via ordering, email, telephone, forms, user registration, newsletter sign-up, contests, surveys, and other Business dealing with us.

Through these means, we may collect the following types of data:

  • [Full name]
  • [Email address]
  • [Username]
  • [Phone number]
  • [Address]
  • [Organization]
  • [Information about any complaints, enquiries, and communication you make with us]
  • [Details on services received from us]
  • [Location, Cookie, IP address]

How We Use Your Data

Your personal data may be used for the following purposes:

  • Customization of content and user experience.
  • Identity you when you use our websites.
  • Account set up and administration.
  • Conducting polls, surveys, and contests.
  • Internal research and development.
  • Order fulfillment
  • Legal obligations.
  • Internal audits.
  • Fulfillment of obligations outlined in any agreements with Business and users.
  • Gathering feedback and opinions on our provided services.
  • Notification to users of changes to our services.
  • Respond to your requests and comments.
  • Process your transactions.

Legal Basis of Processing

We process personal data for purposes of our own legitimate Business interests, granted that those interests do not override any of our user’s own interests, rights, and freedoms. This legitimate interest including order fulfillment, processing for marketing, research, and business development purposes. 

We DO NOT SELL ANY PERSONAL DATA, but you have the right to withdraw consent to processing for specific purposes, as outlined below.

Specific Data Use

To fully access the website, you, as a user of Business (B2B), can voluntarily register for an account by completing a registration form. Certain data is collected during this process, including your name and email address. This data is used to contact you, suggest appropriate products and services, and improve your user experience.

To place an order, as a registered user or guest, you must provide contact information (such as name and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number and expiration date). This data is used for billing and to fulfill your order. If there are issues with the order, we may use this information to contact you.

Personal data may be used without knowledge or consent in situations when legally required or permitted, or when personal data has been anonymized or pseudonymized, so it is no longer associated with the user. This means we have removed personally identifying information so the data we’re left with cannot be tied back to you as an individual.

How We Share Your Data

Personal data may be shared with regulators in compliance with legal regulations.

Personal data may also be shared with third parties when it is necessary to provide services to users, and/or for other legitimate Business interests.  

Where We Process Your Data

If you are visiting our websites from outside the United States, be aware you are sending information to our servers located in the US.

How Long We Store Your Data

We will only retain personal data for the duration necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. Personal data may also be retained for longer periods if it is solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or statistical purposes.  

How We Protect Your Data

Securing your data is a priority for us, while both online and offline. We have implemented appropriate safeguards to prevent personal data from being lost, misused, accessed, altered, or disclosed by unauthorized parties.

Secure web access can be verified by the lock icon in your internet browser address bar and by the use of “https” at the beginning of the web address, where the “s” indicates a secure connection.

Employees and third parties are provided only with personal data on a need-to-know basis and only the minimum amount they require to complete their specific job.  

Procedures have been developed and tested to handle a potential data breach. These procedures are designed to ensure affected individuals and regulators are notified of the breach and damages can be minimized.

Use of Cookies, IP Address

Cookies are used on our websites for various purposes. These “cookies” are data elements stored on your hard drive that allow us to improve your usage of our website. By using a cookie to identify you, you do not necessarily need to log in with a password more than once from the same browser, saving you time when accessing our site. In addition, we use cookies for advertising products based on your usage history, storing and managing your preferences on the website, enabling content, and generally analyzing your usage. Usage of cookies may be linked to your personal data on the website.  

Each time you visit the Site, our web server may automatically collect your IP address and the Web page from which you came. Your IP address is used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you. We also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer the Site, and to better serve you while visiting the Site.

Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Data

We aim to maintain data that is accurate and up-to-date. Under the circumstance that your personal data changes (e.g. moving addresses), please notify us of any changes or update your data.

In certain instances, you have the legal right to the following:

  • Request all data we have collected about you, if any.
  • Request correction to the personal data we have collected about you.
  • Request we delete or remove personal data when there is no legitimate need for us to continue processing it.
  • Object to the processing of personal data.
  • Request transfer of your personal data.
  • Opt out of contact with us at any time.
  • Express any concern about any data we have collected about you.

To exercise these rights, please contact us via the email, mail, or phone information provided below in the “Contact Information” section.

External Links

On our website, you may encounter links to other websites. Be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage all users to read the privacy notices of any other sites that collect your personal data.

Contact Information

For any questions, concerns, or requests to exercise your rights outlined in this privacy notice, please contact us via email at info@apcautotech.com.  

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