Petrol Advertising, Inc.’s Privacy Policy

Effective date: January 1, 2020


This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Petrol Advertising, Inc. (“Petrol Advertising”) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the website (the “Website”). This Policy applies to the Website and all products and services offered by Petrol Advertising. The terms “we”, “us”, or “our” means Petrol Advertising, a California corporation and any and all entities that control, are controlled by, are affiliated with, or are under common control with Petrol Advertising.

1. Definitions

  • Services means [Advertising, Brand Development, Marketing Communication, Visuals, Digital, Media Buying, and Planning and Execution of these services.
  • Personal Information: Personal Information means information that identifies, relates to, describes, or could be reasonably associated or linked with a particular person or household. It also includes other information that may be associated with your Personal Information, such as your Usage Data (defined below), location, preferences or interests, if that information can be used to identify you, your household, or your device.
  • Usage Data: Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Websites (for example, your IP address or the duration of a page visit when you visit our Websites).
  • Cookies: Cookies are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device).
  • Consumer: Any individual who is the subject of the Personal Information collected and/or processed.

2. Information collected

Types of Data Collected

Personal Information we collect from you. We may ask you to provide us with, or we may otherwise obtain, Personal Information such as:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • IP Address
  • Mobile Device ID
  • Other information that you choose to provide to us that can identify you in relation to submitting a message to us.

Usage Data: We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you access our Websites or online portals by or through a mobile device. This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s/device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. At times, the combination of various types of data, including Usage Data, may enable you to be identified, and may therefore qualify as Personal Information.

This information may be recorded in website server logs, which may include:

  • How many users have visited the Website and how often;
  • How many “hits” the Website and a particular webpage has received;
  • Sign-in and sign-off times for the Website;
  • Type and quality of the user’s Internet connection to the Website;
  • Identification of the user’s hardware and software accessing the Website;
  • The features on the Website used by a user; and
  • The frequency of use of the Website.

Tracking & Cookies Data: We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Services. Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to analyze and improve our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

Session Cookies.

We use Session Cookies to operate our Services that are accessible through our Website. Session cookies are temporary, and are automatically deleted once you close your Internet browser.

Third Party Cookies.

Petrol Advertising allows third-party service providers and other companies to use cookies or other similar technologies on our Websites. These companies may collect your information, track your behavior on our Website, and gather information about your use of our Website and other online services over time and across different services. Additionally, some companies may use information collected to deliver targeted ads on behalf of us or other companies, including on other websites or online services. We are not responsible for the functioning of cookies and other technologies used and placed by third parties on your device.

Other Technologies.

We collect many different types of information from other technologies to improve the quality of our Websites and the services we provide. For example, we may collect Usage Data and other information about the device you use to access our Websites, your operating system and/or mobile device type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. We may record the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet.

Your Cookie Choices

You are in control as to which cookies and other tracking technologies are collected by your browser or device. You may set your browser to block or refuse all cookies, to indicate when a cookie is being sent, or otherwise control what cookie your browser or mobile device accepts via your browser or mobile device settings. Additionally, you can choose to modify your settings and delete those cookies that are otherwise stored on your device at any time.

Please read the instructions provided by your browser or mobile device manufacturer to find out how you can control the placement of and/or remove cookies or other technologies. Please note, however, that limiting or disabling the use of cookies and other technologies may impact your ability to perform certain actions on, use certain functions of, and access certain content on our Website.

Personal Information obtained from third parties: We may obtain Personal Information on behalf of and at the request of our clients on a project-by-project basis. We do not collect this Personal Information directly but instead, typically retain a business partner to do so. Once collected, our business partner(s) will transfer the Personal Information to us which we then transfer to our client. The categories of Personal Information collected under these circumstances are specific to the client’s request but may include categories like names, email addresses, phone numbers, and Mobile Device ID information. We may also obtain Personal Information through social media websites like Facebook, which we then transfer to our clients based on a specific project request.

We may use third-party business facilitation partners like Google Analytics to monitor and analyze the use of our Website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Website. This data is shared with other Google services. Google Analytics may collect your IP address information as part of its services, which may qualify as Personal Information under certain circumstances. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on Google’s privacy practices, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

Categories of Personal Information collected during the last 12 months

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • IP Addresses
  • Mobile Device ID
  • Personal Information obtained from our clients and business partners to provide Services to our clients.
  • Cookies or Usage Data (to the extent that they can identify you)
  • Personal Information obtained on behalf of our clients as described above.

Categories of third parties from whom Personal Information was collected within the last 12 months

We obtained Personal Information through our clients and business partners pursuant project-specific requests by our clients as outlined above. We also obtained Personal Information through business facilitation partners like Google Analytics.

3. How we collect your Information

Information you give us and information we obtain from you

We obtain your Personal Information when you provide it to us through the “Contact Us” portal on our Website. We may obtain Usage Data like your IP address or website activity when you visit our Website. Information that is provided by you includes: name, email address, phone number and any information provided in the message field when filling out the contact form. We may also obtain your Personal Information offline when provided to us at conferences, trade shows, or other events we attend.

Information we obtain from other sources/third parties

4. Reasons for we collect, process, and use your information

We obtain your Personal Information from third parties like our business partners to perform obligations requested by our clients on a project-by-project basis as described above. We may also obtain your Personal Information regarding your use of our Website from third party business facilitation partners like Google Analytics as described above.

Petrol Advertising collects, processes (or asks our service providers to process on our behalf), and uses your Personal Information for commercial and business purposes to provide the Services we make available to our clients as outlined above.

Petrol Advertising may also uses your Personal Information to communicate with you regarding your questions or other submissions made to Petrol Advertising, or to send periodic emails, newsletters, or alerts. If you do not want Petrol Advertising to send you communications such as newsletters or announcements, opt-out instructions will be included in the bottom portion of each e-mail we send to you.

We use Usage Data to operate and improve the Website, to identify the popularity of certain features, to assist with internal marketing and demographic studies, to enable us to assess overall efficiency and activity on the Website, and to assess users’ web-browsing activities, preferences, and habits. We also use it to monitor traffic on the Website and to debug and troubleshoot technical problems.

5. How we disclose your information

Petrol Advertising does not sell your Personal Information

Petrol Advertising does not sell your Personal Information. “Sale” of Personal Information does not include those instances when such information is part of a merger, acquisition, or other transaction involving all or part of our business. If we sell all or part of our business, make a sale or transfer of assets, or are otherwise involved in a merger or other business transaction, we may transfer your Personal Information to a third party as part of that transaction. If such transaction materially affects the manner in which your Personal Information is processed, we will notify you of such change prior to its implementation.

Petrol Advertising has not sold Personal Information within the last 12 months.

Disclosure of your Personal Information

Petrol Advertising may disclose your Personal Information in a number of ways as part of the Services we provide our clients. For example, we may disclose the Personal Information to our clients that we receive from our business partners and vendors as described above.

We may share your Personal Information with our third party service providers that facilitate the functions of our Website, such as our web hosting and . We may also provide your Personal Information to service providers or contractors to perform functions on our behalf, including assisting us in providing our Services to you and our clients.

We may also disclose or share your information for the following purposes:

  • To comply with a legal obligation.
  • To protect and defend Petrol Advertising’s rights or property.
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Services.
  • To protect the personal safety of individuals or the public.
  • To protect against legal liability.
  • When there is a good faith belief that such action is necessary to investigate or protect against harmful activities to our guests, visitors, associates, or property (including the Websites), or to others (including Petrol Advertising itself). This may include disclosures to law enforcement to investigate potential criminal activity or other civil violations.

Categories of third parties to whom we have disclosed your Personal Information within the last 12 months

We may share your Personal Information with the following categories of third parties:

  • Fulfillment Service Providers: We employ third party fulfillment service providers, companies, individuals, and agents to facilitate and help us provide our Services. Such Service Providers perform tasks, services, or functions on our behalf, or assist us in analyzing how our Services are used or delivered. These third parties may include payment card processors, cloud-based storage and web-hosting providers, and other vendors that assist us in providing our Services. These third parties are granted access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
  • Clients and business partners. We may share your Personal Information with the clients that retain us for our Services, as well as those business partners with whom we work to provide those Services as outlined above.
  • Petrol Advertising affiliates. We may share your Personal Information with companies and organizations affiliated with Petrol Advertising.

    Categories of Personal Information disclosed to third parties within the last 12 months

    • Name
    • Email address
    • Phone number
    • IP Addresses
    • Mobile Device ID
    • Personal Information obtained from our clients and business partners to provide Services to our clients.
    • Cookies or Usage Data (to the extent that they can identify you)
    • Personal Information obtained on behalf of our clients as described above.

We have disclosed the Personal Information we obtained through our business partners pursuant to projects and specific requests by our clients as outlined above.

6. Our Policy on “Do Not Track” Signals under the California Online Protection Act (CalOPPA)

We do not support Do Not Track. Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable “Do Not Track” by visiting the “Preferences” or “Settings” page of your web browser. Petrol Advertising may track your online behavior over time and across web services.

Third parties may collect data that relates to you. We cannot control third parties’ responses to do-not-track signals or other such mechanisms. Third parties’ use of data relating to you and responsiveness to do-not-track signals is governed by their respective privacy policies.

7. Your Data Protection and Privacy Rights

California residents: Petrol Advertising has in place policies and procedures to facilitate your exercise of privacy rights available under applicable law. Petrol Advertising therefore informs you that, where applicable under relevant law, you may be entitled to the following:

  • Right to Access / Disclosure: to have access to your Personal Information upon simple request – that is, you may receive a copy of such information upon receipt of a verifiable request, along with other information related to the collection
    or processing.
  • Disclosure of Direct Marketers: to have access upon simple request, and free of charge, the categories and names/addresses of third parties that have received Personal Information for direct marketing purposes. Please see the “Your
    California Privacy Rights” section below for more information.
  • Right to Information About Collecting, Selling, Sharing, or Disclosing Personal Information: upon receipt of a verifiable request, you may obtain a list of:
  • The specific pieces of your Personal Information Petrol Advertising holds;
  • The categories of Personal Information collected about you, sold to third parties, or disclosed to third parties for business purposes;
  • The categories of Personal Information sold within the last 12 months;
  • The categories of sources from which Personal Information is collected;
  • The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling Personal Information; and
  • The categories of third parties with whom Personal Information is shared, sold, or disclosed for a business purpose.
  • Right to Opt-Out of the Sale of Personal Information: As noted elsewhere, Petrol Advertising does not sell individuals’ Personal Information. California residents have the right to opt-out of the sale of their Personal Information
    under certain circumstances.
  • Right to Deletion / “Right to be Forgotten”: to obtain the deletion of your Personal Information in the situations set forth by applicable data protection law and upon receipt of a verifiable request.
  • Right to Non-Discrimination: As defined under relevant law, you have a right to non-discrimination in the Services or quality of Services you receive from us for exercising your rights.

Please contact us using the means listed in the “Contact Us” Section below in relation to exercising these rights. Note that we may ask you to verify your identity – such as by requiring you to provide information about yourself – before responding to such requests.

8. California Privacy Rights Regarding Direct Marketing

If you are a resident of California (“California Users”), in addition to the rights set forth in this Privacy Policy, you generally have the right to request information from us regarding the manner in which we share certain categories of personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. However, under the law, a business is not required to provide this information if it adopts and discloses to the public in its privacy policy a practice of not disclosing a user’s personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless the user first affirmatively agrees to the disclosure. Rather, the business may comply with the law by notifying California Users of their rights to prevent disclosure of personal information and providing a cost free means to exercise that right.

Petrol Advertising does not share Personal Information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you have requested us to do so, or have otherwise consented, and then subject to your right to opt-out of sharing your personal information for third party marketing purposes.

Please note that whenever you opt-in to receive future communications from a third party, your information will be subject to the third party’s privacy policy. If you later decide that you do not want that third party to use your information, you will need to contact the third party directly, as we have no control over how third parties use your information. You should always review the privacy policy of any party that collects your information to determine how that entity will handle your information.

See the “Contact Us” section below for ways California Users may request further information about our compliance with this law. Please note that we only are required to respond to one request per user each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this e-mail address.

9. Children’s Privacy

All of our Services, including our Websites, are intended for adult audiences, and are not meant to address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”). As such, Children under 18 may not use our Websites or any other Services. If you are under 18, do not attempt to register for or use any of our Services, including our Websites, and do not provide us any Personal Information about yourself.

We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has violated this Privacy Policy and provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from children without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information from our servers.

10. How we Protect your Information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information and data stored on our Website. Sensitive and private data exchange between the Website and our Users happens over a secure sockets layer secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Although we use security measures to keep your Personal Information confidential, no security measure is perfect or impenetrable. We cannot ensure that all of your private communications on or through the Website and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. By way of example, but not limitation, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Therefore, notwithstanding anything to the contrary within this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use or elsewhere on our Website, your use of the Website is at your own risk, and we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your Personal Information or private communications will always remain private.

11. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. While we reserve the right to make changes to our Privacy Policy at any time and at our sole discretion, we will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. We will let you know via a prominent notice on our Website prior to any material changes becoming effective, and will update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

12. Submitting a Verifiable Request Regarding Exercise of Your Rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act

As mentioned above, California residents have certain rights to access, delete, or otherwise exercise rights regarding their Personal Information under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). Petrol Advertising will respond to an individual’s “verifiable request” to exercise his or her rights under the CCPA – that is, where Petrol Advertising has received a request purporting to be from a particular individual, and Petrol Advertising has been able to verify the individual’s identity. The need to verify an individual’s identity is critical to protecting your information, and to ensuring that your information is not shared with anyone pretending to be you or someone who is not authorized to act on your behalf.

You may submit a verifiable request via our request via email or through our toll-free number as listed in the “Contact Us” section below. Petrol Advertising may ask you to provide information about yourself so that we can verify your identity as part of this process. This information may include your name, your address, information related to your vehicle, and any other information deemed necessary by Petrol Advertising to reasonably verify your identity, to ensure that your information is not shared with anyone impersonating you.

We may ask for additional information if we have difficulty confirming your identity. We will not share your information or honor other requests in those situations where we are unable to confirm that a request for your information is a “verifiable request.”

13. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, our practices, your Personal Information, or your rights and choices under applicable laws, please contact us:

Via US mail: Petrol Advertising, Inc. 443 N. Varney Street Burbank, CA 91502
Telephone: 323-644-3720
Via email: [email protected]

14. Difficulty Accessing Our Privacy Policy?

Individuals with disabilities who are unable to usefully access our privacy policy online may contact us at the above-listed contact information to inquire how they can obtain a copy of our policy in another, more easily readable format.