RIDEWORKS PRIVACY STATEMENT
The Operators of Rideworks, provide it as a public service to our users.
The Operators are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. Rideworks does not target its web site to children.
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Types of Information We Collect
Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. The Operators may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use Rideworks.
Rideworks may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the web sites you visited just before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.
Every time you request or download a file from the web site, Rideworks may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. Rideworks may use this information to analyze trends, administer the web site, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.
Most browser software can be set up to deal with cookies. You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of our web site may not work properly. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the Help section of the toolbar. Rideworks does not link non-personal information from cookies to personally identifiable information.
The Rideworks web site also may use web beacons to collect non-personal information about your use of our web site and the web sites of selected sponsors or members, your use of special promotions or newsletters, and other activities. The information collected by web beacons allows Rideworks to statistically monitor how many people are using our web site and selected sponsors’ sites; how many people open our emails; and for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our web site or those of our sponsors. Rideworks does not link non-personal information from web beacons to personally identifiable information.
Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. Rideworks and it partnering agencies only use personal information to provide you with service. On some of Rideworks web pages, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, collaborate on documents, and provide feedback. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs, passwords, billing information, or credit card information.
Creating a user profile
Information you provide on Rideworks user applications is used to create a user profile, and some information may be shared with other Rideworks representatives and organizations. Rideworks expressly prohibits users from using member contact information to send unsolicited commercial correspondence. Rideworks members may be automatically added to the Rideworks mailing lists if user opts in. By providing us with your personal information on the user application, you expressly consent to our storing, processing, and distributing your information for these purposes.
How Rideworks Uses Your Information
Rideworks may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about the Rideworks web site usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site.
The Operators may use personal information to provide services that support the activities of the Rideworks users and their collaboration on the Rideworks standards and projects. When accessing the Rideworks user-only web pages, your personal user information may be tracked by the Rideworks in order to support collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between members.
Credit card information may be collected to facilitate service; or if you purchase a product or service from our website, such information will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services requested. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. Payment processing services may be provided by a third-party payment service, and a management company external to Rideworks may provide support for the financial activities of Rideworks. Rideworks may share your personal information with its partners to facilitate these transactions.
Rideworks may maintain publicly accessible archives for the majority of its activities. For example, posting an email to any of the Rideworks hosted public mail lists or discussion forums, subscribing to one of our newsletters may result in your email address becoming part of the publicly accessible archives.
Within Rideworks, anonymous users are allowed to post content and/or participate in forum discussions. In such a case, since no user name can be associated with such a user, the IP address number of a user is used as an identifier. When posting content or messages to the Rideworks site anonymously, your IP address may be revealed to the public.
If you are a registered user of the Rideworks website or email list, you should be aware that some items of your personal information may be visible to other members and to the public. Rideworks user databases may retain information about your name, e-mail address, and such other personal address and identifying data as you choose to supply. That data may be visible to other of the Rideworks users and to the public. Your name, e-mail address, and other information you may supply also may be associated in Rideworks publicly accessible records with the Rideworks activities that you join, in various places, including: (i) the permanently-posted attendance and user records of those activities; (ii) documents generated by the activity, which may be permanently archived; and, (iii) along with message content, in the permanent archives of Rideworks e-mail lists, which also may be public.
Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of this web site, such as forums, message boards, and news groups, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these.
If you do not want your personal information collected and used by Rideworks, please do not visit the Rideworks web site or apply for user membership of any of the Rideworks websites or email lists.
Access to and Accuracy of User Information
Rideworks is committed to keeping the personal information of our users accurate and private. All the information you have submitted to us can be verified and changed. In order to do this, please email us a request. We may provide users with online access to their own personal profiles, enabling them to update or delete information at any time. To protect our members’ privacy and security, we also may take reasonable steps to verify identity, such as a user ID and password, before granting access to modify personal profile data. Certain areas of the Rideworks web site may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other personal identifiers; a password prompt is your indication that a members-only resource is being accessed.
Rideworks makes every effort to protect personal information by users of the web site, including using firewalls and other security measures on its servers. No server, however, is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any web site, including this one. Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with member services such as collaboration and discussion, so some types of personal information such as your name and email address will be visible to other Rideworks members and to the public. Rideworks assumes no liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use care when use access this web site and provide personal information.
If you opt in from time to time the Rideworks may email you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements.