The website remains in line with the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) reform. This reform took place all the way back in May 2018. This policy has been updated since and receives regular updates. As you know, the GDPR aims to enhance individual rights and promote transparency in the processing of personal data. It introduces key aspects such as consent and data distribution.
As a blogger who aims to provide you with the best information possible that is involved in various areas of the automotive industry, we process your personal data in a way that is lawful and maintains your privacy. As stated under Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, we only process your information based on legitimate interest. This means that unless there are compelling reasons to protect your personal data that override third-party interests, the processing of your data is necessary for your legitimate interests or the interests of the previously mentioned third party.
By continuing to engage with our content and browsing this website, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this policy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the handling of your personal data, do not hesitate to contact us.
Here at TaxiHack, we collect various types of personal data about you and others with express authority. Do not worry, as we assure you that we handle this information with the utmost care and respect. This is done to keep your information as private as possible. This personal data may include the following factors:
- Your name
- Date of Birth
- Contact Information
We will collect personal data when you reach out to us for any reason. While we generally do not request sensitive personal data, there may be certain circumstances where you may choose to provide us with such information, or in some cases; it may be required. If you believe it is relevant to your inquiry, in such cases, we will only record and store sensitive personal data with your explicit consent or if you provide it to us.
We understand the sensitivity of personal information and the need for its protection; therefore, we will try our best to keep any and all sensitive personal data with the utmost confidentiality.
How We Can Use Your Personal Data
If you are still concerned with how we will use your personal data, here are a few ways that we will utilize it. This is mainly to keep your mind at rest that we will not use it for any nefarious purposes:
1. Personal Data Retention
TaxiHack retains your personal data only for as long as necessary. This is only to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and to comply with legal and regulatory obligations.
2. Security Measures
To ensure the security of your personal data and to prevent unauthorized access and disclosure, we have gone ahead and implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures. This has been done in an attempt to safeguard and protect your personal data. These measures include the following:
- Secure Servers
- Regular Security Audits
We also regularly review and update our security practices to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of your personal data.
3. Third Party Disclosure
In certain circumstances, we may be forced to disclose your personal data to third parties. These may include the following entities:
- Trusted Service Providers
- Financial Institutions
- Regulatory Authorities
- Legal Entities
One thing to note is that we will only disclose your personal data to the extent necessary. We will also take appropriate safeguards to ensure it remains protected and confidential.
4. International Transfers
In some very specific cases, we may have to use your personal information/data to foreign countries. If and when such transfers occur, we will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place. Everything will be done to protect your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws. These safeguards may include the following:
- Contractual Agreements
- Data Protection Clauses
- Adherence to recognized international Data Transfer Mechanisms
5. Your Rights
As an individual whose personal data we process and possess, you have certain rights under data protection laws. These rights include:
- The Right to Access
- The Right to Rectify
- The Right to Erase
- The Right to Restrict Processing/Object to Processing
- The Right to Data Portability
You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, do contact us as soon as possible. We are committed to respecting and upholding your rights as best as we can and will respond to any requests in a timely manner.
Marketing And Opting In
1. Marketing Preferences
We here at TaxiHack respect your marketing preferences. We also strive to provide you with relevant and personalized marketing communications. If you have opted in to receive our marketing material and have also enabled cookies, we will ensure that it aligns with your specific requirements. As stated above, we may also share your personal data with selected organizations. Being a blogging website, we make most of the cash from ads and affiliate links from Amazon.com. You may check them at your discretion and will not be contacted about them within any sort of market-related messaging.
2. Communication Channels
We may go ahead and contact you (unless you have requested otherwise) through various communication channels. These channels include:
- Text Message
Each contact method requires its own separate consent, which we will obtain through an opt-in selection. By providing your consent, you allow our to reach out to you with information about products, services, and a variety of promotions and special offers.
3. Opting Out
We respect your right to control the marketing communications you receive. As an individual, you have certain rights regarding the processing of your personal data. This includes the right to opt out of marketing communications. If you no longer wish to receive any sort of direct marketing communications from us or our website, you can opt out at any time of your choosing. We will try our best to provide you with the option to easily unsubscribe or modify your marketing preferences according to your needs.
We are committed to respecting your choices and preferences when it comes to the marketing communications that you receive.
Data Security And Disclosure
1. Disclosure Of Personal Data
For legitimate cases, we may need to disclose the personal data you provide to us in the following circumstances:
- Agents and Service Providers – We may share your personal data with agents and service providers. This may include web hosting providers, maintenance service providers, and potential funders. This is done to ensure the smooth provision of our services and support when it comes to content and regular articles.
- Law Enforcement Agencies – In cases where it is necessary to assist in the prevention of unlawful activities, we may disclose personal data to law enforcement agencies as part of an investigation. This is especially so if you are engaging in criminal activities or are suspected of doing so.
- Business Partners – As mentioned above in the Marketing and opting out section, we may share personal data with our business partners. This is mainly done for service provision and verification purposes and for other third parties involved in the delivery of our services.
- Regulatory Authorities – We may also disclose personal data to regulatory authorities within the jurisdictions in which they operate as required by law or regulations.
2. Data Security
We take the security of your personal data very seriously. Currently, we store personal data on our personal Linux device that runs Windows 95. We further commit to using appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard the personal data disclosed to us.
While we make every reasonable effort to protect personal data, it is important to note that any major issue can arise. Therefore, we personally cannot guarantee the complete security or integrity of any personal data transferred to or from you via the Internet. We will not be legally held accountable for any sort of breach in the database and the loss of passwords.
Overall, we assure you that we do not plan to engage in the selling or disclosure of your personal data provided to us. We will not do so to any other party without your explicit consent. Our commitment is to keep your personal data secure and ensure compliance with applicable data protection laws and regulations.
We may have to monitor and record communications between you, as a reader of our blog, and us, the author of the blog, or any communications on our website. This is also relevant where others are concerned if you indeed ask another person to act on your behalf as a third party. Under the third-party authorization, the other person can:
- Give consent on your behalf to the processing of your personal data
- Receive data on your behalf, along with any data protection notices
Such authorization will remain until this has been revoked in its entirety.
Google Analytics Advertising
TaxiHack uses Google Analytics Advertising Features (GAAF) through this website. This means that certain information about the traffic on this website is collected. The specific GAAF features which we have gone ahead and implemented are:
- Remarketing with Google Analytics
- Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
- Google Display Network Impression Reporting
You can opt out of the GAAF you use via tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
In the normal course of business, there may be a need for us to send your personal data outside of the country where you belong to. Something to note is that those countries may not have the same protections and safeguards in place. We will take steps towards assurances and consider them before any international transfer.
Our Contact Details
We are always looking forward to your feedback and questions. If you want to contact us, please start by sending us an email to [email protected]