Privacy Policy

Who we are

Stung by Kia is home for KDM automotive enthusiasts, originally organized as a Facebook group, over the years expanding to various other social media platforms and hosting various in-person car events.

This website address is: is owned by STUNGBYKIA LLC, 15 Titmus Drive, Mastic NY 11950 (mailing address 28 Spruce St Selden NY 11784).

You can contact a site administer electronically via email.


If you leave comments on this site data may be collected within the comments form including IP address and browser user agent strings which assist with spam detection. Aside from that other than those logging into the site in an official capacity, IP address are anonymized.

If logging onto the site an anonymized string for your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to confirm whether or not you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available at After approval of a comment, your Gravatar profile picture is visible to the public with your comment.


If you upload images to the website note that images that contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS) may allow visitors to our website to extract the location where the photograph was taken.


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 these details again when you leave another comment in the future. Cookies last for one year.

If logging onto the site we may 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 logging 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.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

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

Who we share your data with

From time to time Stung by Kia may share user demographic information or contact lists with select strategic partners. Stung by Kia will not, and does not sell our contact list to mass-marketing companies.

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 to log on our website (if any) we store personal information you provide in your user profile. All log-on users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their log-on username). Website administrators can also see and edit this information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an log-on account on this site, or if have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data in our possession, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we possess, not including data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.

From time to time Stung by Kia may share user demographic information or contact lists with select strategic partners.