Car Crushers Forum Privacy Policy

Thanks for visiting our forum! We’re glad that you’re here, but we need to make sure that you know what to expect while you’re here. Below is our privacy policy, it may look long and complicated but it is necessary to protect you and ourselves, if you have questions you can always message a staff member. While we obviously can’t guarantee much in this world with endless data breaches, phishing attempts, and poor security practices in place at some companies, we can guarantee that we actually care about your privacy, unlike this person.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site and gather data when you participate in the forum by reading, writing, and evaluating the content shared here.

When registering on our site, you may be asked to; provide a username, email and password, sign in with discord, sign in with google, or use any other single sign on app, all of which will register an account under the associated email. Other information that may be provided to us includes your full name, username, and profile picture. You may, however, visit our site without registering. Your e-mail address may be verified by an email containing a unique link. If that link is visited, we know that you control the e-mail address. Other information such as read states may also be collected.

When registered and posting, we record the email address that the post originated from. We also may retain server logs.

You must agree to the terms and this privacy policy to register.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience — your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve our site — we continually strive to improve our site offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To improve customer service — your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To send periodic emails — The email address you provide may be used to send you information, notifications that you request about changes to topics or in response to your user name, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • To protect ourselves and our community

How do we protect your information?

We implement strict access controls on our infrastructure to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. We also include a variety of methods for you to protect your information such as Time-Based Code Authentication, or a physical security key (such as a Yubikey).

What is your data retention policy?

We will make a good faith effort to:

  • Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this server no more than 90 days.
  • Retain the IP addresses associated with registered users and their posts no more than 5 years.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

We may also use cookies to associate across multiple accounts in order to protect our community.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our site, conducting our business, or servicing you, as listed in “Does Car Crushers share data about me?”, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. You are encouraged to read each service provider’s privacy policy. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our site. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act/General Data Protection Regulation Compliance

Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If you live in the United States, and you are under the age of 13, per the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), do not use this site without parental permission.

For users outside of the United States, local law applies, it is your responsibility to verify that you satisfy all legal requirements of your region.

We do not knowingly collect the data of any individual who does not meet these requirements without parental consent. You may withdraw consent or request a copy of your data at any point. More information can be found in Your Consent.

If you do not meet the age of digital consent in your country, please have your parent or legal guardian email

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our site or mobile apps and not to information collected offline.

Where is my data stored

We store all user information on Google Cloud servers in Eemshaven, Netherlands. Uploaded files are stored on multiple data centers in the European Union and are cached globally.

Automated Decision Making

Car Crushers analyzes post and activity data to set trust levels. Your trust level affects what features of the site you may access. If you believe your trust level has been set incorrectly, please contact a staff member. Car Crushers also processes user data for the purposes of spam prevention. When we determine that an account has been involved in spam, we will automatically lock the account. Should your account be falsely locked, please contact a staff member to unlock your account.

Does Car Crushers share data about me?

We share data with third-party providers in order to operate our site as needed. We do not share your data for any other reason (including advertising).

Service Description
Cloudflare Provides site acceleration and DDoS protection
Discord Provides user data to allow for faster user onboarding and sign-in (Discord accounts only)
Google Provides infrastructure and our media (e.g attachments) delivery network, along with user data to allow for faster user onboarding and sign-in (Google accounts only)
Mailgun by Sinch Provides inbound and outbound email processing
Roblox Corporation Provides user data to allow for faster user onboarding and sign-in (Roblox accounts only)
Valve Corporation Provides user data to allow for faster user onboarding and sign-in (Steam accounts only)

What are my rights and how do I exercise them?

You have the right to modify and/or correct your data.

You can visit your profile page to change your information. Depending on your trust level, you may also edit and/or delete your posts. If you wish to edit your post but cannot do it on your own, please flag it or contact a staff member directly.

You have the right to access and export your data.

You can visit the activity section of your profile page to download your data in a portable format. Some data such as NGINX/Rails logs or flags against you are not included in exports as they either violate the privacy of other users if they were to be included or they cannot be tied to your user account. If you have questions about your data please contact an administrator.

You have the right to delete your data.

If you have made your account recently or have made less than 15 posts, you may delete your account via your profile page. If this does not apply to you, please use the form below. We may attempt to verify your identity before erasing your data. We may retain data up to 180 days after account deletion for auditing purposes.

Request Account Deletion

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

If you are dissatisfied with how we have handled your data, you may reach out to your local data protection agency (although we ask that you contact an administrator first so we can attempt to resolve the situation).

Who can I contact about my privacy?

Details of our privacy contact:

@Regalijan (via pm)

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Last updated on December 8, 2022