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Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information. and any part of this website/forum is not affiliated to, or associated with GM or any of its sub brands including but not limited to Chevy, GMC, Pontiac, Camaro, Firebird, etc. This forum has been created for informational purposes only and does not represent GM or its sub brands in any way. Below you will find an explanation of our current practices with regards to how we manage our website.

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.


What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?


In order to create the best possible user experience on our website, we use web analytics services such as Google Analytics  to help analyze the use of our website. These tools use cookies to collect and generate information about your visits to our site (including your IPaddress) that is transmitted to their servers in an anonymous form for processing. We study patterns of website activity so we can best improve the experience of visitors to our site.

Please note that the use of these web tools does not allow us or our analytics service providers to identify individuals.

If you would like to opt-out of analytics activity you can do so by setting your browser to notify you when a cookie is sent and block analytics cookies if desired. To do this please consult your browser's Help Menu for further instructions. Please note that when visiting our website with analytics cookies disabled it will have no significant impact on your browsing experience.

Google currently offers a free Google Analytics opt-out tool for Internet Explorer (versions 7 and 8), Google Chrome (4.x and higher), and Mozilla Firefox (3.5 and higher).


When do we collect information?


We collect information from you when you browse the content on our site. We also collect your information when you register as a user for our website.


How do we use your information?


We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • To contact you regarding your membership

How do we protect your information?


We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We only provide articles and information to visiting users. will NEVER ask for credit card numbers or personal information from you such as your name, date of birth, address, phone number, banking information, SIN numbers or other sensitive personal data. Should you receive a correspondence from us requesting this information please delete it and notify us immediately so that we may take action.

We also use regular Malware Scanning but do not use an SSL certificate as we are a website that only provides information and do not sell products directly.

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) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  • Keep track of advertisements.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services such as Google Analytics that track this information on our behalf.

Third-party disclosure


We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety. 

Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


Third-party links


Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. 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 and welcome any feedback about these sites.




We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website. Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users through Google's Adword Policy

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network Privacy Policy


We have implemented the following:

  • Remarketing with Google AdSense
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform Integration

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:


Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.


California Online Privacy Protection Act


CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See more at:


According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:


Users can visit our site anonymously. Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page and can opt out of having your information collected by disabiling cookies and using Google Analytics opt out tool. 


How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?


We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.


Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?


It's also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking


COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)


When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old as is geared towards do it yourself projects / fixes for automobile owners.

What steps can I take to protect my online activity?

We strongly encourage our users to learn about protecting their own computers to ensure that their online activities remain private. A great place to start for tips on home network security is a Question and Answer sheet produced by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute -  CERT Coordination Center.


The purpose of this forum is for educational purposes and is not intended as advice for any one members situation. All members are encouraged to seek advice with appropriate mechanics, law enforcement, other relevant government agencies and professional bodies before making any changes to their vehicle., its owners, members, sponsors and anyone associated with the forum herein is not responsible for any damages, loss of life, legal costs incurred or other expenses as a result of anyone following advice, instructions, or any information put forth on this website, social media or related platforms.


If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please Contact us