Privacy notice

1. Scooter Parts Privacy Policy

This policy explains what information we collect when you use Scooter Parts’s sites, services, mobile applications, products, and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law. It’s to earn your trust.

Information We Collect & How We Use It

Scooter Parts doesn’t make money from ads. So we don’t collect data in order to advertise to you. The tracking we do at Scooter Parts is to make our product work as well as possible. This includes basic product functions like allowing our metered paywall to work and key features like personalizing what posts you see based on what we think you’ll like. So, to give you the best possible experience in using Scooter Parts, we collect information from your interactions with our Services. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you). Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using Scooter Parts, such as what pages you view (including how much of a given page and for how long) and your use of product features (like Save to Scooter Parts, highlights, follows, and applause). This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information (how you got to a particular page).

We use this information to:

  • provide, test, improve, promote and personalize the Services
  • fight spam and other forms of abuse
  • generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use the Services

When you create your Scooter Parts account, and authenticate with a third-party service (like Twitter, Facebook, Apple or Google) we may collect, store, and periodically update information associated with that third-party account, such as your lists of friends or followers. We will never publish something through one of your third-party accounts without your express permission.

Information Disclosure

Scooter Parts won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you to a third-party.

We may transfer your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards; (3) with academic or non-profit researchers, with aggregation, anonymization, or pseudonymization; (4) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (5) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.

If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others or cause illegal conduct. We will object to legal requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.

Public Data

Search engines may index your Scooter Parts user profile page, public interactions (such as claps or highlights), and post pages, such that people may find these pages when searching against your name on services like Google, DuckDuckGo, or Bing. Users may also share links to your content on social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter.

Tracking & Cookies

We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, allow our paywall and meter to function, and personalize content and other services. Without cookies, our metered paywall would not work, so they are necessary to Scooter Parts’s basic functionality.

Scooter Parts saves data about the URLs you Save to Scooter Parts (an optional feature that you may choose to use or decline to use), but we do not otherwise track your visits or activities off Scooter Parts Services. We track your interactions within the Scooter Parts Services (which encompasses ScooterParts.co.za, custom domains hosted by Scooter Parts, and your interactions with our mobile application).

Some third-party services that we use to provide the Service, such as Google Analytics, may place their own cookies in your browser. This Privacy Policy covers use of cookies by Scooter Parts only and not the use of cookies by third parties.

Modifying or Deleting Your Personal Information

If you have a Scooter Parts account, you can access, modify or export your personal information, or delete your account.

To protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, we may maintain residual copies for a brief time period (generally several weeks). But, if you delete your account, your information and content will be unrecoverable after that time. Scooter Parts may preserve and maintain copies of your information beyond this time period when required to do so by law.

Email from Scooter Parts

Sometimes we’ll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email (unless you delete your account). But, you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as digests, newsletters, and activity notifications through your account’s settings page.

When you interact with an email sent from Scooter Parts (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction.

We won’t email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, please forward it to us at admin@scooterparts.co.za so we can investigate.

Questions

We welcome feedback about this policy at admin@scooterparts.co.za