1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?
You can visit the Website without providing us with any personally identifiable information. However, so that we can provide our users and subscribers with the most efficient and enhanced personalized service, in certain circumstances we request personal information about you, and collect certain information automatically.
Information that you submit: We collect personally identifiable information, such as names and e-mail addresses, when you register on the WorldBikeParks website. Registration is required to participate in message boards, to submit your own reviews, to receive one of our e-mail updates, or to enter online competitions. The registration form will indicate what information is required and what information (if any) is optional.
2. WHAT DO WE DO WITH COLLECTED INFORMATION?
We use information you provide to fulfill your requests and improve our Website and services. For example, we may use personal information to display or send custom, personalized content to our website subscribers. If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. You are able to unsubscribe from this newsletter at any time. We may use information for marketing analysis, to assess trends amongst Website visitors or to measure the amount of traffic to our site. We may share non-personal information in anonymous, aggregate form with agents, advertisers and partners. This allows us to provide content and offers that are most relevant to our subscribers and users and to work more closely with advertisers. We do not sell, rent or trade your personal information to third party organisations.
3. HOW DO WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Personal information is available to WorldBikeParks and the technical agents and consultants who make this Website and associated services available to you.
WorldBikeParks and Its Agents: WorldBikeParks may access both anonymous, aggregate demographic data and any personal information you provide for internal marketing or other business purposes, or service we offer that may be of interest. Web hosting companies, technical and database consultants, advertising agencies, and partner companies, including companies assisting us in offering competitions and promotions, may have access to personally identifiable information in the course of making our services available. All companies working for WorldBikeParks must comply with our information collection, use and disclosure policies, and are not permitted to sell your information to third parties or to use it except as authorised by us and you, or as permitted or required by law.
Advertisers and Partners: We share anonymous, aggregate demographic information (such as age, interests, etc.), and anonymous information obtained from cookies and similar technologies, with our advertisers, sponsors, and partners. No personally identifiable information is disclosed to any of these third parties in providing these reports. We may extend e-mail offers to you on behalf of our partners about their products or services, but only if you have indicated that you would like to receive such offers. Visitors may have opportunities to sign up directly with certain advertisers and sponsors to enter competitions, receive e-mail updates, or to receive information directly from them. Third party vendors and advertisers will also use technical and other consultants. We recommend visitors carefully review the privacy policies of these firms. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and procedures of any third party.
Public Postings: You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose information, personal or otherwise, online in any community area, that information can be collected and used by others. For example, if you use chat, forums, bulletin boards or message boards, or if you post personal information such as your e-mail address, you may receive unsolicited messages from others. We have no control over this use of your personal information.
Important Note: We reserve the right to use or disclose any information without notice or consent in order to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request; to conduct investigations of consumer complaints or possible breaches of law; to protect the integrity of our Website and our property, to assure adherence to our Terms & Conditions of use; to protect the safety of our Website visitors; to fulfill your requests; or to cooperate in any legal investigation or process.
4. SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your personal information is protected by the password you created when you registered at the Website. The confidentiality of any password is yours to protect. You may change it anytime by following the instructions provided on the Website. We store data on multiple service systems, in controlled, secure environments. However, please remember that any personal information you post on comment boards or review pages is available to anyone. We ask our agents and partners to provide assurances of reasonable security, but are not responsible for the privacy or security practices of any third party. Although we use our best efforts to assure that your data remains secure when maintained by us, security during Internet transmissions or within any system cannot be assured. We limit access to personal data only to those employees or agents with a specific need to access or retrieve this information. The Website is hosted in the United Kingdom and is operated and registered in accordance with applicable data protection legislation.
5. HOW TO CONTROL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We believe that it is important for you to control your personal information and when you are contacted, so we offer several ways for you to update your contact information or change your preferences.
1. If you have an online account at our websites, you are able to log on and update or change your contact or account information. Please check the site for further information.
2. You may unsubscribe to any of our online e-mail updates by following the unsubscribe instructions in the body of any message.
3. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and update your contact information or ask that we not share your personal contact information with third parties. In those instances, we will retain your information in a "do not promote" file in our database.
We will take commercially reasonable steps to implement your opt-out requests promptly, but you may still receive promotional information from us by email for up to 10 days.
Your Web browser offers so-called "cookies" which, if you allow their use, store small amounts of data on your personal computer when you visit a website. Cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information about you and therefore cannot be used to identify you. Cookies assist us in tracking which Website features you like best. Cookies also enable us to customize Website content according to your preferences. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your Web browser settings, and our Website is viewable even if you disable the cookie function of the browser. However, if you do disable cookies then some advanced and customized features of the Website will not be available to you.
7. HOW DO WE USE WEB BEACONS?
Some of our Website pages may contain electronic images known as Web Beacons, which are also called ‘single-pixel gifs’. These images allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. We may also include Web Beacons in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters in order to count how many messages have been opened and acted upon. Web Beacons are not used to access your personally identifiable information but they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about our Website usage. Web Beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web Beacon resides.
8. THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS
Some advertisements displayed on our Websites are provided by third party advertising partners. These advertisements contain cookies and may also contain Web Beacons. Unlike the cookies and beacons used by WorldBikeParks in content it controls, cookies or beacons received with third party advertisements are collected by our advertisers and we do not have access to this information. We use reputable third parties to serve some or all of the advertisements that are placed within our Website and they may use information (not including personally identifiable information) about your visits to our Website to assist in serving advertisements to you.
We offer Web hyperlinks to third party sites so that you can conveniently visit our vendors and advertisers or locate other content likely to be of interest. We are not responsible for the content, practices or policies of sites operated by third parties and urge you to inquire about them before providing any personally-identifiable information.
11. CONTACT INFORMATION
Updated June 12, 2011