What information do we collect from users and how is it used?
The Bay Area Bicycle Network and its parent company Saddle Sports, LLC. are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We do not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this policy. Bay Area Bicycle Network does not collect any personal information whatsoever, unless you choose to share such information (through Correspondence, see below). If you do choose to share personal information via some form of correspondence, such information will not be shared, sold, or rented to others. However, Bay Area Bicycle Network is a public web site and any contact information you choose to post on our site or message boards can be accessed by anyone on the Internet at any time, including marketing firms and spammers.
If you correspond with us via email or via any of the forms on our site, we may gather the information in a file specific to you. We only collect the information that you provide to us. We will not sell, share, or rent the information that you share with us to others. Like many other websites, Bay Area Bicycle Network may collect information about users' utilization and navigation of our site. This information helps us improve our site to better suit our users' needs.
When you properly designate information in your post or email message as private, such as phone numbers or email addresses, we will endeavor to keep it private, except:
(a) We do read all posts and messages and will act if necessary to protect ourselves, our site or other visitors from injury or damage.
(b) If we believe your posts or email messages may be connected with illegal or dangerous activities, we might disclose them to the authorities if we believe it is important for our own protection.
(c) If the authorities ever search or seize our site, they may gain access to your contact information. In that case, we cannot prevent them from reviewing it.
(d) While we will try to maintain privacy for your posts and email messages, we cannot guarantee the security of our site against intruders.
What is a cookie and does Bay Area Bicycle Network's website use them?
A cookie is a piece of information sent by a web server to a user's browser. A cookie identifies your web browser to our computer system whenever you log in as a registered user. Cookies are commonly used on most major web sites including Bay Area Bicycle Network ; learn more about them here. You are always free to decline cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may require you to reenter your user name and password more than once in a single browser session.
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