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GDPR Regulations and details held and used by the website
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What information does VW Audi Forum hold about you?

The type of data that we collect, and process includes:

  • Your name or username.
  • Your email address.
  • Your IP address.


Further data may be collected if you choose to share it, such as if you fill out fields on your profile.

We collect some or all of this information in the following cases:

  • You register as a member on this site.
  • You fill out our contact form.
  • You browse this site. See "Cookie & privacy policy" below.
  • You fill out fields on your profile.


Your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your membership and comments on the forum and news site.

What do we use this data for.


We may use your personal information in the following ways:


  • For the purposes of making you a registered member of our site, in order for you to contribute content to this site.
  • We may use your email address to inform you of activity on our site.
  • Your IP address is recorded when you perform certain actions on our site. Your IP address is never publicly visible.


Other ways we may use your personal information.


In addition to notifying you of activity on our site which may be relevant to you, from time to time we may wish to communicate with all members any important information such as newsletters or announcements by email. You can opt-in to or opt-out of such emails in your profile.

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you in the course of your interaction with our site. This information collected using Google Analytics, may include technical information about the browser or type of device you're using. This information will be used purely for the purposes of analytics and tracking the number of visitors to our site.

This also targets Google adverts with more related adverts.

Who we share your data with


Visitor comments and email addresses may be checked through an automated spam detection service. In particular the site uses Stop Forum Spam to check the username, email address and IP address against a known spam database.

The site also reports these details if the registration is from a genuine “spammer”

To view there policy see here https://stopforumspam.com/gdpr

Using Tapatalk


Our forum software is compatible with Tapatalk, should you wish to use Tapatalk to connect to our forum you need to be happy with their terms and privacy which can be viewed here: https://www.tapatalk.com/privacy_policy

We keep your data secure


We are committed to ensuring that any information you provide to us is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable measures and procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect.

Please do be aware however that anything you share on our website and forums is publicly viewable. It is your responsibility to only share what you want to. We advise members to avoid sharing personal information if possible.

Usernames and passwords


I always recommend that you change your password for the site on a regular basis, although all passwords are stored in an encrypted manor on the database...

These sites are a good place to generate passwords and check there security..

How Secure Is My Password?

Strong Password Generator

Photographs


If you upload photographs, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites


Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Cookie & Privacy policy


Cookies are small text files which are set by us on your computer which allow us to provide certain functionality on our site, such as being able to log in, or remembering certain preferences.

We have a detailed cookie & privacy policy and more information about the cookies that we set on http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ot?p=42#post42

Removing accounts


You also have the right to request the erasure of your personal data. Please email stuart@vwaudiforum.co.uk if you would like us to remove your personal data using the registered username and email address.

Removal with remove all personal data but to keep the integrity of the forum your posts will remain as “guest”

Acceptance of this policy


Continued use of our site signifies your acceptance of this policy. If you do not accept the policy, then please do not use this site. When registering we will further request your explicit acceptance of the privacy policy.

Changes to this policy


We may make changes to this policy at any time. You may be asked to review and re-accept the information in this policy if it changes in the future.

Last updated 24th March 2018
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