How We Collect and Use Information
We collect the following types of information about you:
Information you provide us directly:
We ask for certain information such as your real name, address, phone number and e-mail address if you correspond with us. We may also retain any messages you send through the email, and may collect the information you provide. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality.
Information we may receive from third parties:
We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access our website through a third-party connection or log-in, for example, through Facebook Connect, by “following,” “liking,”, that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to to us.. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account (for example, your Facebook UID), an access token necessary to access that service, any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service.. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to the wikiHow Service. You may also unlink your third party account from the Service by adjusting your settings on the third party service.
We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for this page. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the the website. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.
When you visit the website we may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the website (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the website), and allow us or our business partners to track your usage of the website over time. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent..
Log file information:
Server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the website, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
When you access the by or through a mobile device (including but not limited to smart-phones or tablets), we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers,” such as a universally unique identifier (“UUID”). Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software.. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use the website.. Some features of the website may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.
When you access the website by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the website. Some features of the website particularly location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.
Commercial and marketing communications:
We use the information we collect or receive, such as your email address, to communicate directly with you. We may send you emails containing newsletters, promotions, and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. You may not opt out of related emails.
Use of certain service type information we collect about you:
Sharing of Your Information
We will not rent or sell your information into third parties outside Driven and its group companies (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent, except as noted below:
- Who can see your IP address: If you post User Content on the website while not logged in, your IP address. A selection of Trusted Users with administrative powers on wikiHow have the ability to review IP addresses of users to reduce abusive behavior. Any third party service embedded such as an social network or other third party will also have access to your IP address.
- Who can see your email address: If you enter an email address, you will enable communication from Driven, your email address will be shared with these users.
What happens in the event of a change of control:
We may buy or sell/divest/transfer the company (including any shares in the company), or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses. Your information such as customer names and email addresses,. We may also sell, assign or otherwise transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganizations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of the company.
Instances where we are required to share your information:
How We Store and Protect Your Information
Storage and Processing:
Keeping your information safe:
Driven cares about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Service.. However, Driven cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Driven or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.
Compromise of information:
In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Driven will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Your Choices about Your Information
How long we keep your private profile information:
Driven may retain your private profile information for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes.
The website and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible
Patented Technology Protection
The technology contained in the website is property of Driven. Two US Patent are granted on the bearings, teeth, gearing, direct drive, and torque de coupler. Four provisional US Patents are pending for the gear box, direct drive, floating roller, and planetary gear. All patented is protected and will be enforced internationally.