Privacy Policy

Information CAR gathers and tracks

CAR collects two kinds of information at our website: 1) data that users volunteer by taking surveys or signing up to receive news or conference information; and 2) aggregated tracking data we collect when users browse our website.

No personal information is collected from visitors who simply browse our website.

Personal Information

Information volunteered by clients, such as survey information or conference registrations, is collected by us and is used for the purpose of distributing CAR material and event notices to customers. If you supply us with your postal address, you may receive periodic mail and e-mail from us with information on upcoming events. If you do not want to receive such mailings from us in the future, please let us know by contacting us at the telephone number, mailing address or email address provided below. It is CAR’s policy to not sell or rent your email address or other personally identifiable information you provide us.

Aggregated tracking information

We analyze the use of our site by tracking information such as browser type, type of operating system, and pages visited on the site. The sole purpose of collecting this information is to improve our site. None of this information identifies you personally (for instance, we do not know your name or your email address).
Many websites make use of a technology called “cookies”. On the web, a cookie is a small packet of information stored on your computer by the website in order to uniquely identify you across multiple sessions. We do not use such cookies on our website.

We do use “session cookies” however. A session cookie does not store any files on your hard drive, but does hold a piece of information within the temporary memory of your browser that allows us to provide advanced functionality such as login status, search and sort functionality. All session cookies disappear when you close your browser or leave the CAR website.

We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.

Notification of Changes

This Privacy Policy was updated in March, 2017.

If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on If we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users via e-mail. Users will be able to opt out of any new use of their personal information.

This website is the property of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR).