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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?

Please read in conjunction with our PRIVACY POLICY

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

  • Your name or username you used to register with the site
  • Your email address you used to register with the site
  • Your IP address used to register and visit the site
  • Your browser, device and OS used to access the site.
  • Your ISP details
  • Your general location

NON of the above is personally identifiable apart from the Name/Username used and the email address provided.

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 if you choose to receive emails from the Administration of the 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. PLEASE NOTE: The "Default" is now set for all new members registering AFTER 26th May 2017 NOT to receive emails or alerts from the site, existing members please change the setting in your control panel to your selected option/options.

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you in the course of your interaction with our site. This information collected using Google Analytics & Statcounter, this 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

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:

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


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

Removing accounts

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

Removal will 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.

Useful Links

To "opt out" or "opt in" to emails - USERCP
To have account deleted - Email Stuart
VW Audi Forum "Privacy and Cookie" Policy - Here

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Last updated 6th June 2020 to update details and useful links
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Updated 06-06-2020 at 07:36 PM by stuart

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