To allow visitors to discuss the car on our forum we use a discussion system called PHPBB.
When you sign up for any of our services we will record specific personal information about you, such as your name and email address.
To do so we use software that they provide and we do not control ourselves. For this software to work it uses a cookie to check you are logged in and are authorised to post messages on the forum.
Of course all comments you leave are also publicly visible on the Internet alongside your name, or username.
We may send you email notifications regarding your service (such as topic replies or private messages) or which you have specifically requested (such as newsletters or notifications when a report is completed). You have the ability to opt out of any of this communication at any time.
We will never provide your personal information or email address to any third parties except where they are specifically employed to help deliver our own services, as detailed here.
We measure visitors to our website using Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site.
The information we collect from analytics helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well, how people arrive at our site and so on. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better.
You can learn more about Google Analytics (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245) or opt out (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout) if you wish.
These services provide social buttons and similar features which we use on our website – such as the “Like” and “Tweet” buttons.
To do so we embed code that they provide and we do not control ourselves. To function their buttons generally know if you’re logged in; for example Facebook use this to say “x of your friends like this”. We do not have any access to that information, nor can we control how those networks use it.
Social networks therefore could know that you’re viewing this website, if you use their services (that isn’t to say they do, but their policies may change). As our website is remarkably inoffensive we imagine this is not a concern for most users.