At America’s Garage Radio Show, we recognize the importance of privacy to visitors to our Web site, America’s Garage Radio Show’s mobile site and applications, any other America’s Garage Radio Show sites, applications and services, and any features of these sites, applications and services (the “America’s Garage Radio Show Services”).

This Privacy Policy explains what type of information is collected from you when you visit the America’s Garage Radio Show Services and how that information may be used. Please note that this Privacy Policy is separate and distinct from the privacy policies governing the Web sites, applications and services of our syndication partners, and the Web sites, applications and services that may link to or from the America’s Garage Radio Show Services.

Gathering of Information
America’s Garage Radio Show may collect personally-identifying information (such as your name, phone number and e-mail address) from the America’s Garage Radio Show Services for a variety of purposes.

America’s Garage Radio Show asks visitors to provide certain personal information when they register for certain features or services of the America’s Garage Radio Show Services (for example, the Car Talk Community, and e-mail newsletters), when they e-mail or otherwise share a story from the America’s Garage Radio Show Services, when they post, upload, transmit and/or otherwise submit (“Submit”) a comment, message, story idea, essay, photo, image, or other text, content or material (“User Materials”), and when they register for any online contests. In some cases, America’s Garage Radio Show records the telephone number of your mobile device when you access America’s Garage Radio Show’s mobile site and applications or any features of the site, applications and services (“America’s Garage Radio Show Mobile Services”). America’s Garage Radio Show also may ask visitors to provide personal information in other limited circumstances specified at the time the information is gathered. Any information that you Submit on or through America’s Garage social networking features, as part of story or blog comments, or otherwise Submit to the America’s Garage Radio Show Services, may become public, including the full name and nickname that you provide when registering.

Like all other Web servers, America’s Garage Radio Show’s Web server automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses the America’s Garage Radio Show Services. These “access logs” allow us to make our site more useful to our visitors. For users of America’s Garage Radio Show Mobile Services, the access logs record the identifier provided for your mobile device by your wireless carrier (“carrier identifier”). Otherwise, the access logs do NOT record a visitor’s name, address, e-mail address, credit card numbers, or any other personally-identifying information. Rather, they contain some or all of the following information:

The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine which accessed the America’s Garage Radio Show Services.
General location information (based on IP Address)
The date of the visit.
The time of the visit.
The path taken through the America’s Garage Radio Show Services.
The browser being used.
A list of files downloaded or viewed.
The amount of time spent listening to/viewing media files.
Any errors encountered.

Cookies and Other Technologies
America’s Garage Radio Show also uses ‘cookies’ to collect information. A cookie is a string of characters that can be written to a file on the user’s hard drive when the user visits a web site, application or service. Only the web site, application or service that set the cookie can read it, and it can only be used as a record keeping device to store user IDs and information that the site already has. It cannot be used to read other information from the user’s hard drive.

America’s Garage Radio Show uses cookies to track users’ activity through the America’s Garage Radio Show Services in order to improve the site/application/service architecture, to offer the user interactive features that would not be possible without them, to offer local station content, and to recall specific information to save the user time during subsequent visits to the America’s Garage Radio Show Services. For example, cookies allow America’s Garage Radio Show to remember your registration information while you are logged in.

Use of Information
The use of personally-identifying information is limited to the following: managing and administering the America’s Garage Radio Show Services; responding to user messages; listing name and location (city, state and/or country) information provided by users when broadcasting or publishing User Materials; contest management; editorial purposes such as contacting users for an online survey; sending America’s Garage Radio Show e-mail newsletters and other communications, including marketing and promotional communications, from America’s Garage Radio Show or syndication partner stations to users who have ‘opted in’ to the receipt of such communications; other internal America’s Garage Radio Show purposes; and other purposes specified at the time the information is gathered. America’s Garage Radio Show may contact users regarding their submissions in certain circumstances.

In addition, America’s Garage Radio Show may use, copy, sublicense, modify, transmit, publicly perform, display, create derivative works of, host, index, cache, tag, encode, and/or adapt any User Materials, and any information contained therein, in any and all media formats or channels, whether now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, the America’s Garage Radio Show Services, syndication partner station web sites and services, other third party web sites and services, over the air (on radio or television), and on mobile platforms.

In addition, if you send User Materials to America’s Garage Radio Show through the America’s Garage Radio Show Services, we may print the User Materials, or an excerpt from the User Materials, on the America’s Garage Radio Show Services, read them on air, or otherwise publish them in any other medium, together with your name and location (city, state and/or country) if you provide that information to us.

Excluding information provided by the user when sending User Materials to America’s Garage Radio Show, which may become public as discussed above, personally-identifying information collected by America’s Garage Radio Show is not provided to outside parties.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy Terms
America’s Garage Radio Show reserves the right to change this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted to this page as soon as reasonably possible, so please check this page periodically. Use of the America’s Garage Radio Show Services constitutes consent to any policy then in effect. Please make sure that you read America’s Garage Radio Show’s Terms of Service to understand additional terms and conditions which apply to the use of the America’s Garage Radio Show Services.