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RoadTrucker's Privacy Policy & TOS (Terms of Service)

RoadTrucker's Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy is Simple.  We at RoadTrucker® do not betray our family, nor do we betray our friends.  We consider giving personal information to anyone without explicit consent, is a personal betrayal and anything but a good business practice.  We will not share any information with anyone.  Period!! .

In regards to cookies and tracking.  Cookies are only needed for online shopping carts and other events that are related.  The reason for this is that each time you enter a URL in your browser it is a separate transaction.  The web server does not associate it with any other URLs you entered.  The Cookie is a small file that ties those associated transactions together.  For example if you purchase item #1, the cookie will track item #1 so when you start a new transaction like looking at your shopping cart, the server can look at the cookie to see what is supposed to be in the cart.

Tracking a customer can have value, but most of that value is already done by the time the customer gets to a website.  It is important for a website to know where a potential customer came from and what search term they used.  This helps the web site owner track their advertising expenses. There is no particular person associated with this.  It is only the information that tells us that some customer searched on the term "12-Volt TV" from the Google search engine.  That's it.  It doesn't tell us if they actually bought something.  This is not done via a cookie, but instead is done via the browser.  It is normally done through the URL parameters that the browser passes to the server.

Tracking everything a customer does would tell us not only where they came from and what term they used, but also if and what they purchased.  Obviously that would be more useful to the website owner because now they not only know how many people came from a particular search engine and searched on a particular term, (called impressions), but they would also know how many of them actually purchased (call conversions).  RoadTrucker ® has chosen not to track this aggressively.  We only track a URL when it is necessary like keeping your shopping cart until you are through with it, then the cookie is discarded.

Some websites are tracking every image that is downloaded so they can change them if you go back to a webpage.  We personally feel this is obnoxious and from the statistics we have read only about 23% of web surfers don't mind this.  The overwhelming majority, 56.9% do mind and another 20% are not sure.  This was a poll taken by eMarketer just recently.  The problem here is they rob you of the fast downloads when you return to previous pages because they want to put new ads in front of you.  Normally the page would be taken from your cache which is the area every page and image you see is downloaded to on your computer.  You save the download time.  Literally millions of these cookies slow page loading even though they are very small files.

In our personal browsing, we block all 3d party cookies and have found that some websites have several different companies all placing cookies on your system, even when you first show up.  Sometimes 20 to 30 cookies for 1 single page.  We feel that is ridiculous and have started to avoid, what we feel are, overly aggressive websites, as we do those who use those obnoxious unrequested pop-ups or hijack our browser in any way, shape, or form.  Two tricks in particular that will get a website banded by our firewall are adding an unrequested shortcut or bookmark and changing our home page to their URL.

There are also cookies being used by some of the Google ads we have on our miscellaneous pages (for example our Links page).  These ads are supposed to be from Trucking associated companies.  Outside of that, most of our site should basically be cookie free.  Regardless if you click on one of our links or on an advertisement and you feel it was misleading in any way or the website was obnoxious, let us know and we will remove it.  If you'd prefer not to see these links or advertisements, just avoid our ancillary pages.  As we grow and learn more about tracking our advertising dollars we may add more.  At most we would want to know what search term and search engine was used to purchase what item.  Especially when it is a pay per click search engine.  Should we at RoadTrucker ® change our policy, we will immediately let you know and the reason why we made the change.  As always we appreciate hearing your comments and opinions.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use

1. Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

2. Use License

  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on RoadTrucker Inc's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
    1. modify or copy the materials;
    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
    3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software or apps contained on RoadTrucker Inc's web site;
    4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
    5. transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.
  2. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by RoadTrucker Inc at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

  1. The materials on RoadTrucker Inc's web site are provided "as is". RoadTrucker Inc makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, RoadTrucker Inc does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Risk of Loss

All items purchased from RoadTrucker Inc are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our or our agent's delivery to the carrier.

5. Returns, Refunds and Title

RoadTrucker Inc does not take title to returned items until the item arrives at our or our agent's fulfillment center. At our discretion, a refund may be issued without requiring a return. In this situation, RoadTrucker Inc does not take title to the refunded item. For more information about our returns and refunds, please see our Returns Policy.

6. Product Descriptions

RoadTrucker Inc attempts to be as accurate as possible. However, RoadTrucker Inc does not warrant that product descriptions or other content of any RoadTrucker Inc Service is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If a product offered by RoadTrucker Inc itself is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition. You may request a shipping label, but no shipping refunds will be granted.

7. Pricing

Despite our best efforts, a small number of the items in our product offerings may be mispriced. If the correct price of an item sold by RoadTrucker Inc. is higher than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before shipping or refund and cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation. Other merchants may follow different policies in the event of a mispriced item./p>

8. Limitations

In no event shall RoadTrucker Inc or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on RoadTrucker Inc's Internet site, even if RoadTrucker Inc or a RoadTrucker Inc authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

9. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on RoadTrucker Inc's web site could include technical, typographical, photographic or pricing errors. RoadTrucker Inc does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. RoadTrucker Inc may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. RoadTrucker Inc does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

10. Links

RoadTrucker Inc has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by RoadTrucker Inc of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

11. Site Terms of Use Modifications

RoadTrucker Inc may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

12. Governing Law

Any claim relating to RoadTrucker Inc's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.