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Privacy Policy

Cycling 411 recognizes that its visitors and registered users value their privacy. This Privacy Notice provides information about the use and disclosure of User information collected on the Cycling 411 Website. Cycling 411 provides this Privacy Notice to help you understand what information it collects and how that information will be used.

This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is subject to the Cycling 411 Terms of Use. Your use of the Cycling 411 Website and any personal information you provide on the Cycling 411 Website remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Use.

By participating, using or viewing the Cycling 411 Website or any content, you are accepting the practices described in our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to any of these terms, then please do not use the Cycling 411 Website or its Content.

We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. Your continued use of the Cycling 411 Website following the posting of changes to Privacy Policy means that you accept those changes.

The Information Collected by Cycling 411

Information Provided by You: You may be required to provide personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to Cycling 411 when choosing to participate in various activities on the Cycling 411 Website such as  posting comments or messages, participating in discussions, etc.

Cookies: Use of “Cookies” is standard in the Internet industry. Cookies are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters that are sent to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Cookies make web surfing easier by saving passwords, and preferences while you’re at a website. When you visit the Cycling 411 Website, we may send one or more cookies to your computer. Some cookies are temporary and will disappear after you close your browser, but others will stay on your computer for a specified time. If you wish to remove cookies from your hard drive, follow your web browser help file directions. You can also reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Cycling 411 Website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Traffic Data: When you use the Cycling 411 Website, our servers automatically log certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. This information may include information such as your web your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

Tracking Usage Patterns: Cycling 411 tracks usage patterns and collects other non-personally-identifiable information about use of the Cycling 411 Website. We may employ various tracking technology including “clear GIFs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users (in a way that does not collect or disclose personally-identifiable information), and clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to you to track which emails are opened by recipients.

The Way Cycling 411 Uses Information

Personally identifiable information that you submit to us through the Cycling 411 Website, will be used by Cycling 411 to provide to you the features and functionality of the Cycling 411 Website and to operate and maintain the Cycling 411 Website.

Any personal information, text or other content that you voluntarily provide in the course of your use of the Cycling 411 website, including but not limited to, information in your Member Dashboard, by participating in discussions and comments, is publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your User Name (but not your email address) is displayed to other Users in connection with the polls you create and messages you post in discussions. Any information that you post on the Cycling 411 Website may be redistributed through the internet and may be viewed by the general public.

We will not sell or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information to third parties. However, Cycling 411 may use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial and marketing messages, and market research related surveys and other offers to you.

We will also use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as usage data, server log information, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, other technical data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Cycling 411 Website and to create new features, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.

We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) to assist with your use of the Website by “remembering” information so that you will not have to re-enter it during subsequent visits to the Cycling 411 Website; (b) provide customized, personalized content and information for you; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.

When Cycling 411 Discloses Information

We will not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.

We may share non-personally-identifiable information (such as traffic information and usage tracking information) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Cycling 411 Website.

We may provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other businesses or persons in connection with the limited purpose of outsourcing of technical functions. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our privacy policy, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

We reserve the right to release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.

Cycling 411 also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that Cycling 411 believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Use, take precautions to avoid liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our website, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Cycling 411, our Users or others.

Your Options

You may decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Cycling 411 Website, but if you do certain aspects of the Cycling 411 experience will not be available to you. You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting the Controls section for your profile.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access, or making corrections, to your profile. It is your responsible to maintain the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites

Cycling 411 allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the Cycling 411 Website. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the Cycling 411 Websites. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies or other tracking technologies) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.

Cycling 411 does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. However, please note that if you respond to any advertisements, the advertiser or ad-server may collect certain information about you.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks (see links below) for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. Cycling 411 privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or websites.

Data Security

Cycling 411 uses commercially reasonable safeguards (physical, managerial, and technical) to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Cycling 411 and you transmit any such information at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, Cycling 411 makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

If Cycling 411 learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps.

Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Cycling 411 does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally identifiable information on the Cycling 411 Website from persons under 16 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 16. If you are under 16 years of age, then please do not use or access the Cycling 411 Website at any time or in any manner. If Cycling 411 learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 16 years of age has been collected on the Cycling 411 Website without verified parental consent, then Cycling 411 will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

International Users

The Cycling 411 Website are hosted in the United States and are intended for and directed to Users in the United States. If you are a User accessing the Cycling 411 Website from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Cycling 411 Website, which are governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Notice, and our Terms of Use, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice may be revised from time to time and this will be reflected by the “effective date” above. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of the Cycling 411 Website constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions.