The protection of your privacy in the processing of your personal data is an important concern to Mazda, and any personal data collected during visits to our web sites is processed by us according to the legal provisions valid for the countries in which the web sites are maintained. Our web sites may include links to other sites whose content is not under our control and Mazda cannot accept any responsibility for the content within these web sites.
Collecting and processing personal data
When you visit our web sites, our web server automatically records the name of your internet service provider, the web site from which you visit us, the web sites you actually visit and the date and length of your visit. Additional personal data is only stored if volunteered by you, for example in the context of a registration, survey, contest, or in execution of a contract.
It should be noted that social plug-ins on the web site such as Facebook directly submits data to us of those logged-in users to the server and also user data of visitors who are not Facebook members. A link to the Facebook private policy is attached for your information http://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Use and disclosure of personal data and purpose specification
Mazda Motor Ireland will use any personal information collected for customer administration and marketing related purposes including customer support and to inform you about new products and services. Your data will be treated in accordance with current Data Protection legislation and will only be disclosed to Mazda Motor Ireland affiliated or associated companies, agencies and dealers for the purpose of marketing and customer administration including customer support.
Freedom of choice
We should like to use your data to inform you about our products and services and where applicable request your opinion. Naturally your participation is completely voluntary.
You have a right to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to correct any inaccuracies in your information.
Mazda Motor Ireland may wish to use your information (or provide it to its Dealer Network or third party providers) to contact you or keep you informed about new products and services it provides from time to time .
If you do not wish your information to be stored for such purposes you are at liberty to opt out of such correspondence by contacting us free of charge and confirming your desire to opt out.
It would be our preference to use your data and contact you through electronic communication i.e. by telephone, e-mail or sms. If you do not wish to be contacted in this manner you are at liberty to opt out of such correspondence by contacting us free of charge and confirming your desire to opt out.
Mazda uses technical and organisational security measures in order to protect the data we have under our control against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorised persons.
Please note: Mazda Motor Ireland reserves the right to introduce at any time alterations in specification and equipment. All specifications shown may vary and may not be available in Ireland.
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded to your computer when you visit our websites. It records the areas of our websites that your computer visits, and for how long.
On our sites we use both first and third party cookies. First party cookies are set by our server, and help us identify where you are from page to page. They also help us recall settings from your previous visit(s). Third party cookies, meanwhile, are set by a different server to Mazda's. We use a third party cookie vendor(s) to track your navigation within our websites. They are more easily disabled than first party cookies.
Cookies do not store any personal information, and are used to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics in relation to visitors' site use. Cookies help us to measure how well our websites are performing and to tailor how you experience our content more closely to you as a unique visitor.
If you so wish, you can block all types of cookie, including third party cookies, at any time through your browser interface. (Please note that some of our websites' features may not work if cookies are disabled).
Most computers can be set to accept all cookies, tell you whenever you get a cookie, or decline all cookies. The most common methods for set cookie preferences on PCs are detailed below. These steps may differ for Mac users, or if your internet browser or version is not one of those shown. In case of difficulty, please either consult your computer user manual, or call the helpline number that came with your computer's documentation.
If you're using Netscape 6.0:
- Click Edit on your Task Bar, then
- Click on Advanced
- Click on Cookies
If you're using Internet Explorer 6.0:
- Choose Tools, then
- Internet Options
- Click the Privacy Tab
- Click on Custom Level
- Click on the 'Advanced' button
- Check the 'override automatic cookie handling' box and select Accept, Block or Prompt as appropriate.
If you're using Internet Explorer 5.0 or 5.5:
- Choose Tools, then
- Internet Options
- Click the Security tab
- Click on Custom Level
- Scroll down to the sixth option to see how cookies are handled by IE5 and change to Accept, Disable, or Prompt as appropriate.
What information do we collect?
During general use of the Site, services offered on the Site or as otherwise identified below, we collect personal, demographic and preference information, email address and other personally identifiable information ("Personal Data") from all users or visitors to the Site. All users must agree to the applicable Terms of Service posted on the Site.
In addition, we collect certain information, which cannot be used to personally identify any user, and which may be provided to third parties. Such non-personal data ordinarily includes aggregate, summary, or other usage data, and may include, by way of example, statistics regarding total users, information regarding types of Internet browsers used by users, and widget usage patterns. We also collect non-personal data about each users IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Site.
When using the Site, we may create "cookies" on your computer for purposes of facilitating and maintaining your current user session, and may collect personal data using those cookies in order to enable us to identify you in connection with the Site and to track use of the Site for purposes consistent with this policy.
Any user providing personal data is certifying that he/she is over the age of 13. As such, we do not collect or maintain personal data from individuals we actually know are under 13 years of age, and no part of our Site is designed to attract people under 13. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. Thus, if we ever obtain knowledge that that a user is under 13, we will take steps to remove that user's personal data from our databases and to prevent the user from utilizing the Site.