Protection of Privacy
DieselNet.com is committed to protecting your online privacy. As a result of your use of the site we may collect information of both personal and non-personal character. Any personal information is collected only with your agreement. By supplying this information, you are granting us permission to use it in the normal course of business; for example, to complete our transactions with a bank. For the purpose of all other uses (unless you explicitly state otherwise, or we explicitly state otherwise), any data that we collect as a result of your use of this site remains confidential. In particular, we do not publish or sell your personal data, such as your name, e-mail address, or credit card number.
Information We Collect
Like most web sites, we collect non-personally identifiable information about our users primarily for the following purposes:
- to analyze our traffic patterns and build site statistics reports
- to personalize our service for particular users or groups of users
In addition, we require certain personal data from those visitors who are paid subscribers or who wish to post messages in the Discussion Forum. This personal information (your name, email address, credit card number, etc.) is used mainly for the following purposes:
- to positively identify you to complete the payment transaction with the bank
- to be able to communicate by email, e.g., to deliver you the subscription newsletter
- to facilitate subscriber identification and log-in
- to minimize the chances for potential abuse of the Discussion Forum or the subscription system
In this statement we will explain the ways that we collect data on our users, and how we use that data. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us through the feedback page.
Log Files. When you go to a web site, web servers log your interaction with the site in something called a log file. Standard log files like ours contain basic information like what time what pages were viewed, and the IP address of the visitor. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in our server statistical reports. We make no effort to identify IP addresses with individual users. It is our policy to delete log files after a six months period or sooner.
A cookie is a small piece of information that our web servers send to your browser and that is stored on your computer. Alternatively, cookies may be also written and read from your hard drive by scripts in our pages. Cookies allow to store information about your past interaction with the site. Cookies may be temporary, which are deleted by your browser after you end the session (exit the browser), or permanent, which may be stored in your hard drive for days, months, or even years.
- Storing user preferences—To allow you to customize certain aspects of the site (e.g., to toggle underline links).
- Identifying site subscribers after they log-in—To allow serving subscriber-only documents to authorized users. During log-in you may also opt to store your userID and password in a permanent cookie to simplify your next time login.
- In the Discussion Forum, cookies are used to remember your last login date and, if desired, some of your Forum preferences.
Subscription & Registration
Users who subscribe to DieselNet or wish to register for the Discussion Forum are asked for certain personal information. This information is used only to authenticate users and, in the case of subscriptions, to process credit card payments. Your email address is used to deliver the subscription newsletter and subscription renewal notices. We do not sell or share our mailing lists or other personal information on our users with others. We will not answer inquiries whether any particular individual is a DieselNet subscriber.
Subscriber Login. Whenever you log-in as a subscriber, we log your userID, password, IP number, and user-agent string provided by your browser. This information is logged to facilitate troubleshooting of the log-in process, as well as to be able to monitor instances of abuse of the subscription system. It is our policy to delete the log files after a period of six months or sooner.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.
When our subscription form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry, SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon visible in most web browsers becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are browsing through non-secure pages. For your own protection, we encourage you to use web browsers that feature the highest quality, 128-bit encryption.
We discourage you from submitting any sensitive information by such non-secure channels as, for example, plain email. We provide a dedicated secure feedback page featuring SSL encryption for communicating sensitive information.