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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. RideSpots.com may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use RideSpots.com.
The Operators 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 RideSpots.com, 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, RideSpots may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. RideSpots 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 RideSpots.com may not work properly, and you may be unable to use those of RideSpots’ services that require registration in order to participate, or you will have to re-register each time you visit our site. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. We do not link non-personal information from cookies to personally identifiable information without your permission.
RideSpots.com 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 us 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. RideSpots does not link non-personal information from web beacons to personally identifiable information without your permission.
Personal information is information about an identifiable individual. In circumstances where you have consented to its collection and use, RideSpots uses personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. On RideSpots.com, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, collaborate on documents, provide feedback, submit information into registries, register for events, apply for membership, or join technical committees or working groups. 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.
Personal information you provide on RideSpots.com may be used to create a member profile, and some personal information provided may be shared with employees, agents or subcontractors of RideSpots. Member contact information may be provided to such individuals or entities on a secure web site to enable RideSpots to conduct business and operate RideSpots.com, but we expressly prohibit our employees, agents and subcontractors from using member contact information to send unsolicited commercial correspondence. By providing us with your personal information however, you expressly consent to our storing, processing, and distributing your information for these purposes. Further, by signing up for RideSpots’ newsletter, you expressly consent to receiving email correspondence from RideSpots.
How We Use Your Information
RideSpots may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about RideSpots.com usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site.
RideSpots may use personal information to provide services that support the activities and business purposes of RideSpots.
Credit card information may be collected if you purchase a product or service from our website; in such case, 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 RideSpots may provide support for the financial activities of RideSpots. RideSpots may share your personal information with its employees, agents or subcontractors to facilitate these transactions.
RideSpots does not sell, rent, or lease any individual’s personal information or lists of email addresses to anyone for marketing purposes, and RideSpots takes commercially reasonable steps to maintain the security of this information. However, RideSpots reserves the right to supply any such information to any organization into which RideSpots may merge in the future or to which it may make any transfer in order to enable a third party to continue part or all of its business purpose. RideSpots may also release personal information to protect its systems or business, when we reasonably believe you to be in violation of our Disclaimer and Terms and Conditions of Use or if we reasonably believe you to have initiated or participated in any illegal activity. In addition, please be aware that in certain circumstances, RideSpots may be obligated to release your personal information pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or other orders.
In keeping with our open process, RideSpots may maintain publicly accessible archives for our activities. For example, posting an email to any of RideSpots-hosted public mail lists or discussion forums, or subscribing to one of our newsletters may result in your email address becoming part of the publicly accessible archives.
Where anonymous users are allowed to post content and/or participate in forum discussions, no user name can be associated the user but the IP address number of a user is used as an identifier. When posting content or messages to RideSpots.com anonymously, your IP address may be revealed to the public.
Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of RideSpots.com, 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 RideSpots, please do not visit RideSpots.com or sign up for the RideSpots.com newsletter.
Access to and Accuracy of Personal Information
RideSpots is committed to keeping the personal information of its users accurate. All the information you have submitted to us can be verified and changed. In order to do this, please email us a request.
RideSpots 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. RideSpots 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.
From time to time RideSpots 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.