Information We Collect
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) — We may collect basic personal information, including but not limited to individually identifiable information that would allow us to determine the actual identity of, and contact, a specific living person (hereinafter referred to as “PII”). In addition to PII, certain other data, which includes information, comments or content (e.g. photographs, video, profile, lifestyle) that you optionally provide that may reveal your ethnic origin, nationality, religion and/or sexual orientation (hereinafter referred to as “Sensitive Data”). By providing Sensitive Data to us, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure such Sensitive Data as permitted by applicable privacy laws. We may also collect your geolocation information with your consent. And we may collect this information through a website, mobile application, or other online services. By using this Website, you are authorizing us to gather, parse and retain data. When you provide PII, the information may be sent to servers located in the United States or, possibly other countries located throughout the World. Additionally, by surfing this Website or placing orders through the site, we may collect PII (i.e. location and IP address). If you do place an order, we will collect your shipping address and financial information for payment or financing. Please be advised that by choosing to provide us with your PII you hereby consent to the transfer and processing of such information in other countries, as well as to third-party vendors (if applicable).
Like many websites, we use a third-party service provider, such as Google Analytics, to collect information about your use of our Website. We track data about traffic to this Website and your visit to and experience on our Website, which information we use to improve this Website structure and content.
“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. When you use this Website, we may assign your device one or more cookies or other technologies that facilitate access to your identity as well as personalize your experience. Through the use of a cookie, we may automatically collect information about your activity on this Website, such as the pages you visit, the time and date of your visits and the links you click. If we advertise, we (or third parties) may use certain data collected on this Website to depict Continental advertisements on other sites or applications.
We may use session cookies during the time of your visit on the Website that expire when you exit. We may also use more permanent cookies that are two-year tracking cookies so we can recognize you if you return to the Website
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can disable this function so that your browser will not accept cookies. Please be aware that disabling this function may impact your use and success in using this Website.
Mobile Device IDs
If you’re using this Website through an app, we use mobile device IDs (the unique identifier assigned to a device by the manufacturer), or Advertising IDs (for iOS 6 and later), instead of cookies, to recognize you. We do this to store your preferences and track your use of our app. Unlike cookies, device IDs cannot be deleted, but Advertising IDs can be reset in “Settings” on your iPhone. Ad companies also use device IDs or Advertising IDs to track your use of the app, track the number of ads displayed, measure ad performance and display ads that are more relevant to you. Analytics companies use device IDs to track information about app usage.
Third-Party Cookies and Ad Choices
We may allow service providers, advertising companies and ad networks, and other third parties to use tracking technologies, such as cookies or web beacons, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. We do not provide any non-masked or non-obscured personal information to third parties. Some of these third-party advertising companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies (www.networkadvertising.org). Opting out will not decrease the number of advertisements you see. To opt-out of cookies that may be set by third party data or advertising partners, please go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
In addition, we may take personally identifiable information you provide to us and aggregate it with information of other users and customers such that the data no longer identifies you. We may use and share aggregated information that does not uniquely identify you when it enables us to improve and enrich our services and Website content.
Continental logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes and to track geographic analytics to help us determine where our Website users are located. IP addresses are not used to track a user’s session. This information only helps us determine how often different areas of our site are visited. We do not link IP address to any information that is personally identifiable.
For example, as part of the Website services, we can assist you in finding an apartment. We do so by collecting your IP address and/or your zip code to provide you with the information of an apartment nearest you.
Like most other Websites, Continental’s servers automatically track certain information about your activity on our Website. This information allows us to keep this Website running efficiently. This information includes: the browser you are using (such as Chrome, Firefox, etc.); your operating system (such as iOS, Windows 10, etc.); your IP address; and the referring URL and all Continental URLs you visit.
Other Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We may also use web beacons and pixel tags. Web beacons (also called single pixel gifs or web bugs) are Internet tools, such as transparent images on the website or in emails that we may send you, that help us to determine, for instance, whether a page has been viewed or an email opened. For example, when you ask us to send you information, we may use web beacons to determine how many of the emails we sent were actually opened. A pixel tag is a type of web beacon embedded in an image on the website. In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page, including a banner ad, may contain a pixel tag.
If ever applicable and this Website permits registration, then non-PII about your use and movement on the Website will be linked to your registration and may be stored and maintained in connection with your account.
Our service providers may use certain technological measures and third-party databases and services to engage in digital fingerprinting. This technology passively collects information about your device to develop a digital identifier for your device, which is then stored on your device to identify the device in various online transactions. This information is combined with other information regarding your use of the Website and third-party databases in order to identify fraud risks and reduce online fraud. The device data that is collected by our service providers may be maintained to create a history and reputation of a particular device to help reduce online fraud.
Data Use, Sharing and Your Choices
We may use PII that you provide so that we may send you the information and materials you request or otherwise contact you as you request.
You may also opt-in to receiving additional marketing communications from Continental and its authorized licensees, dealers and distributors for marketing and other purposes communicated to you. If you choose to opt-in to such communications, we will use your PII for the purpose indicated and we will share your information with one or more Continental authorized licensees, dealers, or distributors.
If you choose to opt-out of any such communications, you may do so at any time and without penalty by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or replying to communication received from any Continental agent with the subject “unsubscribe.”
In addition to sharing your information with authorized dealers, we may share your information with our affiliates, licensees, vendors, service providers and agents who assist us in providing our products and services and processing your orders and payments, such as our call center and vendors that provide warehousing and delivery, marketing and advertising, data aggregation, hosting, data verification, statistical analysis and order processing.
Finally, we will share your information if required by law to do so, when required to legally protect and defend the rights or property of Continental, when Continental believes it appropriate to protect its users, employees, or the public, and when required to enforce or defend the conditions of any agreement with Continental.
Links from this Website
Continental employs standard industry measures to help protect the confidentiality of your PII, including the use of firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and SSL encryption. We use Secure Sockets Layering (SSL) to encrypt information before it travels the Internet.
Given the nature of a web-based environment, please understand that we cannot guarantee the security of your information, or the protection of all electronic information from interception, misappropriation, misuse or alteration. We do not guarantee that your information will not be disclosed or accessed by accidental circumstances or the unauthorized acts of third parties.
Access by Minors
This website is not intended for use by minors (individuals under the age of 18). Continental will not willingly collect information from individuals under the age of 18. Parents and guardians should discuss the use of the Internet and sharing of information with all children in their custody. Minors who have provided us with personally identifiable information should have a designate contact us immediately at email@example.com. Upon receiving such a request, we will make all reasonable efforts to delete the offending information from our records and databases.
Updating Your Information
If you wish to update, correct or otherwise have access to your PII in our records, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: July 31, 2018