Unofficial Tesla Tech:Privacy policy

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Unofficial Tesla Tech (UTT) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website, as well as our members and volunteers. UTT has established this Privacy Policy to explain what information we collect through our websites and how it is used, as well as protections for our members’ personal information.

UTT does not sell or rent member, donor or website visitor information under any circumstances, and we do not share member, donor or visitor information without prior consent except as compelled by law. This restriction applies to member and donors who join or donate both online and offline.

UTT is located within the United States, and therefore will transfer, process, and store your information in the United States, which may not provide as much protection as your home country.

Information Gathered by UTT's Site

Logging: For visitors to our website, we generally log requests to our website for up to seven days from when the data was collected.

Circumstances in which UTT may need to log and retain technical information for longer than seven days include when we believe it is reasonably necessary for UTT’s mission and functionality, including situations such as:

  • site testing,\n\n* diagnosis of technical problems,
  • defending against attacks to the site,
  • handling a spike in traffic or other abnormal, short-term circumstances, or
  • research projects (in anonymized form) that serve our overall mission to defend freedom online.

In those and similar situations we will delete the information as soon as it is apparent that the information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was retained.

Cookies

We do not use persistent ID cookies on this site except where you click “remember me” or are logged in, as you can be for editing. We use session cookies on certain portions of the website. Session cookies expire when you close your browser. You can use Tor if you wish to keep your connection information anonymous, but please note that you can still be identified to UTT if you log in.

Voluntarily Submitted Information

In addition, UTT collects and retains information you voluntarily submit to us. It is up to you whether to submit information to us, and how much information to provide. If you choose to become a UTT contributor/member or donate to UTT, we may ask for identifying information such as your name, email address, mailing address and phone number and will retain that information. For online donors, we also ask for your credit card number or other payment information.

We may ask for additional personal information when you provide feedback or comments, or otherwise communicate with us. We are pleased to receive anonymous donations in the mail or in-person, but please note that your personal information may be required if you choose to use a mobile payment processor for in-person donations (and the mobile payment processor will also receive your payment information, subject to their privacy policy.)

UTT's Use of Information

In general, UTT uses the information provided by you to further its mission, including to protect privacy, defend freedom and innovation, and to protect your rights in the digital world.

Member and Donor Information

We use member and donor information for our legitimate interest in processing and managing your membership or contribution. If you agree, we will use your email address to send you updates and alerts on protecting your rights in the digital world.

Publication by UTT

If you provide information for publication, with your permission we may use your name or nick and contact information you have provided to us to provide you with attribution.

Disclosure of Your Information

While UTT endeavors to provide the highest level of protection for your information, we may disclose personally identifiable information about you to third parties in limited circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; or (2) when it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order.

If we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with prior notice (unless we are prohibited or it would be futile) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail if you have entered a postal address. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.

In addition, we will independently object to requests for access to information about users of our site that we believe to be improper and we have done so.

Updating or Removing Your Information

You may choose to correct, update, access, or delete the membership information you have submitted to us by sending an email requesting changes.

Your consent to our use of your information is very important to us. If you would like to otherwise withdraw your consent, restrict or object to UTT’s processing of your data, please contact us.

Security

UTT employs the latest industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, including appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk, such as the pseudonymization and encryption of personal data, data backup systems, and engaging security professionals to evaluate our systems effectiveness. UTT has turned on HTTPS by default.

Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by UTT in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security. Unofficial Tesla Tech (UTT) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website, as well as our members and volunteers. UTT has established this Privacy Policy to explain what information we collect through our websites and how it is used, as well as protections for our members’ personal information.