Privacy policy

At Serious-Racing we are not just serious about racing, we are also committed to protecting the personal information you provide on our website. We do not sell or share your data with any other party, unless we are required to do so by law. We have administrative, physical and electronic security measures in place to protect against the loss, exposure, or misuse of your information. These measures include SSL data encryption to transmit your personal information as well as information architecture and systems to prevent anyone from accessing your personal information.

In this privacy policy you will find everything you need to understand all the ins and outs about the information we collect and why.

Who we are and how to contact us

Serious-Racing is owned and operated by Design Deploy Ltd., company number 9011688. You can contact us by emailing support@serious-racing.com.

Types of data we collect

When you sign up for a Serious-Racing account, we request some information from you to be able to provide our services. When you use the Serious-Racing website, you may also want to upload things like lap time data, photos, and comments.

Here is a list of the information we collect and what we do with it:

  • Your email address. Your email address is used to identify you as a Serious-Racing user. We also use it to send you any administrative notifications regarding our service and optional updates from your friends on Serious-Racing. Change your email preferences.
  • Your name. We ask your real name to make it easier for real-life friends to recognise you when you send them a friend request. You can change your name on your profile.
  • Your country. We use your country to set default units, miles or kilometres for example, and to show you tracks and other content that is more relevant to your location. You can change your country and preferred units by editing your settings.
  • Your date of birth. We ask your date of birth when you sign up to make sure our users are over 18 years old.
  • Data you choose to share to Serious-Racing. For example: lap time data, photos, vehicle details, comments, settings and anything else you may add to your profile while using our services. Uploading these types of information lets you use all features of our website. As well as keeping Serious-Racing a positive and inclusive place as described in our terms of use, please think carefully when you decide what information you want to share on the site.

Third parties

We may use other companies to enable us to provide certain parts of our services. Those third parties may have their own ways to identify you, for example via cookies that are in use on their website or through information you share on other social websites. However, we don’t share your private data with any other companies.

Cookies

We use persistent cookies to support a smooth user experience. This cookie remains on your computer after you close your browser and may be used by your browser when you next visit Serious-Racing. We also use cookies to better understand how you interact with our website and to improve our website.

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This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on our website. To withdraw your consent after accepting this cookie, delete the cc_cookies_accept cookie.

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This cookie is used to detect whether you're logged in to Serious-Racing. You need to accept this cookie to be able to log in to the site.

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The CSRF cookie is used anywhere we have forms to prevent cross-site request forgery attacks. To find out more, see the Wikipedia page on CSRF

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These Google Analytics cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. This helps us to keep on making the site better. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors are from, which pages they visit. You can read more about this on the Google Analytics privacy overview. To opt out of Google analytics altogether, have a look at this tool.

Links to other sites

We show links to other websites on Serious-Racing, and these other sites may set their own cookies and have different privacy policies from ours. In some cases, we show links to websites that we have an affiliate relationship with. This means that, if the linked website has a product for sale and you buy that product, we get a referral fee from the seller. This doesn’t make the price of the product any higher for you as a buyer. Doing this allows us to offset some of the costs we have running Serious-Racing and helps us to keep the site free for users. To register that you came to the other website from Serious-Racing, the other website may put a cookie on your computer. This doesn't give the other site access to any of your Serious-Racing personal information.

How long we keep your data

We keep your data as long as we need it to provide services for you.

Where we store your data

We store your data on our servers in Germany.

Your rights

You have the right to:

  • Access the personal data we have about you, or get a copy of it.
  • Ask us to correct inaccurate data.
  • Ask us to delete your data.
  • Object to us using your data.
  • Withdraw any consent you’ve previously given us.

If you want to do any of the above, please email us on support@serious-racing.com.

Changes to this privacy policy

Any changes we make to our privacy policy will be published on this page. If the changes are big we will also let you know by email.

Last updated 16th August 2018