Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Badger Brigade website is a running status update on all things the team thinks the public would care to know or possibly purchase for their own. You can find us at or on any of our various social media pages. Check out the Driver Profiles page to see more.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture (avatar) is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, 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.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 directly.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

We don’t have the time or desire to sell or otherwise distribute your information, including email, name, purchase history, etc., to third parties or anyone we are not legally obligated to share with. The only thing you give us that other people can see and access are your comments, and, as politics have shows, once you put it out there, it’s out there forever. Comment wisely, comment kindly.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

We do not share or solicit to any contact information you provide to this site. Any information you provide in a public comment is fair game for public searches. Comment wisely, comment kindly.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We do not share or solicit any information that is not necessary for legal or purchase purposes through our site and our site alone. In other words, if you can’t see anyone else’s information, rest assured they wouldn’t be able to find yours through our site either. Our administrators use only secure, personal IP addresses when accessing our database and all of our links, embeddings and plugins are verified secure.

What data breach procedures we have in place

As a small team and a private overhead company, we are fortunate to have a very small number of hands in our data – four to be exact, including the person typing this (Hi!).

What third parties we receive data from

Unless you are purchasing items through our store and providing third party payment methods such as PayPal, we do not collect informative data from third parties. We have enough on our hands.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

The only automated decision making is comments that become blacklisted for keywords common in hate speech. And we mean real hate speech. We understand the jabs and friendly smack-talk among automotive enthusiasts, so the only thing that will get your comment (or account) banned is hateful or abusive speech. Racial slurs is an automatic black list.