New data policy

Mechanic has a new data policy, defining data residency and retention.

Summary of residency policy

Mechanic's data residency practices are unchanged, but are now formally established: all data is stored in the US, on encrypted volumes.

Summary of retention policy

By default, event data (and all related run data) will be expunged 60 days after an event is completed (i.e. after all pending runs is complete for that event). If the event has descendants (i.e. child events, grandchild events, etc), the expungement of that event will be delayed until the 5th descendant generation has had its runs completed.

The retention policy is effective immediately for new store accounts, and will become effective September 1 2020 UTC for all store accounts.

Stores may request a different retention period by emailing team@usemechanic.com.

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