Privacy Policy


This privacy policy governs your use of the software application The Ding Stinger App for mobile devices that was created by The Ding Guy and Sourceworthy, LLC and Pixelstorm, LLC. The Application is:

a state-of-the-art automobile Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) estimation tool. It combines an easy to use interface with the latest industry pricing standards to provide a streamlined process for PDR estimation, from start to finish. The Ding Stinger can be used for estimating large or small automobile PDR jobs, including full hail damage estimates and minor door dings. This tool simplifies the PDR estimation process, and provides a number of helpful features, guiding you through the estimation process from the moment a customer walks through the door, to the time they leave with a Ding Stinger generated estimate and invoice.

The extensive feature set provided by the Ding Stinger allows you to create professional, customized estimates and invoices, and also allows you to minimize your time spent writing estimates and maximize your time spent doing repairs. With the Ding Stinger, some of the functionality you get:

  • * Fully customizable labor and tax rates.
  • * Bar code VIN number scanning.
  • * Unlimited cosmetic Photo Documentation.
  • * Up to date, industry standard insurance pricing.
  • * Preloaded Refinish and Blend times for conventional repairs.
  • * Cloud storage for auto-saving and sharing a large number of estimates across multiple devices.
  • * Detailed search functionality for looking up and editing old estimates by VIN, Vehicle Type, and more.
  • * Professional quality, insurance-company friendly estimates and invoices, with your custom company logo.
  • * Unlimited Editing, Emailing, Air Printing, and Saving estimate and invoice PDF files.

The Ding Stinger is designed for use by all PDR estimators, from large enterprise companies to independent PDR technicians. It can be utilized as a check-in tool for any auto related business, and is a complete, affordable solution for Independent Insurance Adjusters, Collision Shops, Mechanic Shops, and Rental Car Agencies. With cloud storage support, you can store all of the estimates your business needs in one convenient location, and have them readily accessible for anyone in the field or anyone at the office.

For more information, visit us at www.thedingstinger.com.

What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?

User Provided Information

The Application obtains the information you provide when you download and register the Application. Registration with us is optional. However, please keep in mind that you may not be able to use some of the features offered by the Application unless you register with us.

When you register with us and use the Application, you generally provide (a) your name, email address, age, user name, password and other registration information; (b) transaction-related information, such as when you make purchases, respond to any offers, or download or use applications from us; (c) information you provide us when you contact us for help; (d) credit card information for purchase and use of the Application, and; (e) information you enter into our system when using the Application, such as contact information and project management information.

We may also use the information you provided us to contact your from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and marketing promotions.

Automatically Collected Information

In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the Application.

Does the Application collect precise real time location information of the device?

When you visit the mobile application, we may use GPS technology (or other similar technology) to determine your current location in order to determine the city you are located within and display a location map with relevant advertisements. We will not share your current location with other users or partners.

If you do not want us to use your location for the purposes set forth above, you should turn off the location services for the mobile application located in your account settings or in your mobile phone settings and/or within the mobile application.

Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?

Yes. We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. None of your information will be used by or sold to any industry competitor

We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:

As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process; when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.

If The Ding Stinger or it’s parent Company The Ding Guy is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information.

You can stop all collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network. You can also request to opt-out via email, at privacy@thedingstinger.com

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

We will retain User Provided data for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter. We will retain Automatically Collected information for up to 24 months and thereafter may store it in aggregate. If you’d like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at privacy@thedingstinger.com and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly.


We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at privacy@thedingstinger.com. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.


We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.


This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy on our website www.thedingstinger.com. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes.

Your Consent

By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. “Processing,” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the United States. If you reside outside the United States your information will be transferred, processed and stored there under United States privacy standards.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at privacy@thedingstinger.com.