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.

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies.

The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

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.

Transactional Data

We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our Site (“Transactional Data”).

The Transactional Data may include your contact details, your card details and the transaction details. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased goods and services and keeping proper records of those transactions.

Payment processing on our Site is handled by our payment services providers. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds.

You can find information about the payment services providers’ privacy policies and practices at Disclaimer.

Policy Changes:

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice. However, please be assured that if the privacy policy changes in the future, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us under this privacy policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this privacy policy, without your prior consent.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

In case you want to contact us, you can do it by clicking here.

Advertising Privacy Statement

This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site. AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with AdThrive, Google, and our other third party partners. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.

For European Economic Area Residents

If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at admin@bikesmarts.com and contact AdThrive at info@adthrive.com. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site. (Available in the EU.)

For California Residents

California law gives residents the right to opt out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a “sale.” To opt out of the sharing of your information for advertising information, click the opt out link provided in the footer of this page. You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided. To make such a request, please contact us at info@adthrive.com. To be clear we do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive information with third parties, and the categories of third parties that we share information with for advertising purposes are supply side platforms, programmatic advertising exchanges, and demand side platforms.