Privacy Policy

This is an outline of our site wide Privacy Policy. The owners and writers of this website shall be known as ‘us’, ‘we’, or ‘the Site’. The users shall be referred to as ‘you’, or ‘the User’.

Audience:

We serve a general audience, and as such the posts, pages, content and materials on this site are not intended for anyone under 13 years of age. We are committed to protecting the privacy of underaged internet users, and will delete any  information accidentally collected from anyone under 13 years of age as soon as we are aware of it.

Personal Information:

This site will never knowingly try to collect any personal identification (including, but not limited to, social security numbers, credit card information, bank information, personal identification cards, numbers or pins), contact information, or email addresses without the explicit consent of the User.

Practically speaking, when your personal information is collected, it will be in the form of a voluntary email sign up list, comment form or contact form, and will require consent by the user. The Site will happily purge any personal identification or contact information from our records at the written request of the User.

Personal Information and non-anonymous data, as described above, will not be disclosed to any services, merchants, products, companies or Third Parties without the express consent of the User. The only exceptions are 1) in the case of a court order, subpoena, or other lawful request, and 2) in a case where it’s deemed legally necessary for the safety of others.

We do not have the ability to let you review or change data submitted by or collected from the User, but we can delete all data related to the User, upon request.

In the event of sale of the Site, collected User information will be one of the assets that is transferred to the new ownership.

Data Collection:

Bikesmarts.com collects data from all visitors to the site, unless said data is explicitly blocked by the user. This is standard practice with many sites, and the data collected is used to measure and improve site traffic, improve layout and services, understand the demographics of the User, and ultimately provide an ideal experience for the User.

The data is collected through Third Party analytics software, and is collected automatically from each visitor to the site (unless otherwise blocked). This data is viewed as an aggregate, and we aren’t looking at individual visits.

Some examples of data that may be collected are: internet protocol (IP) addresses, internet service providers (ISPs), browser data, entry and exit points, and other relevant demographics. This information is anonymous and used for the purpose of monitoring traffic trends.

Third Parties & Cookies:

This site uses services from Third Parties, some of which make use of cookies. Partners such as (but not limited to) Google, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon and eBay may use cookies for a variety of reasons. Some examples include (but are not limited to): saving preferences from previous visits, presenting advertisements to the user based on past search history, and various related services.

Bikesmarts.com has no control over the terms of use and privacy policies of these Third Parties, and the Agreements between the User and any Third Parties that install cookies or collect data from the User is strictly between the User and the Third Party.

Cookies can be blocked through the User’s browser settings. It should be mentioned that disabling cookies can diminish the user experience on the Site.

It is the responsibility of the User to monitor, filter and understand the terms of use and privacy policies relating to cookies on their browser, device or computer.

Links to Other Sites:

This website makes use of links to other sites and services. Once you leave this site, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy and are subject to the terms of use and privacy policy of another organization. Please be aware of this.

Public Comments:

The Site has interactive elements, such as comment forms. The User should exercise caution when using comment forms, as information posted here becomes public. The Site is not liable for damages or losses incurred from information shared publicly by the User on the Site.

Site Security:

Bikesmarts.com uses reasonable security measures to protect site data, content and information. The Site is not responsible or liable for any breaches in these security measures, nor for any assurances to the User to protect Site information. The Site is not responsible for the security of any User generated accounts or passwords created on this site.

There is further information on user submitted content and posts in the Terms of Use section.

It is the User’s responsibility to read, understand and adhere to the Terms of Use and to the Privacy Policy. These policies may be changed or updated at any time without notice to the User.