Collection and Use of Personal Information
You are able to enjoy our content, take advantage of our promotions and visit many areas of our website without providing us with any personal information. However, we do collect personal information when you: subscribe to our online newsletter, purchase products offered through our website or publication, or register to participate in an online forum or community, contact our customer services with an enquiry, comment or suggestion.
When you interact with Model Cyclist, you are responsible for the content you contribute by any means, whether through comments, in discussion forums or in programming-related activities, such as contests, interactive activities and also including using third-party social media. You must follow any submission guidelines and you must hold all of the required rights and authorizations to the content of your submissions, and you grant to Model Cyclist a licence to reproduce and broadcast it.
You do not have to register to browse our website. However, registration is required to receive online newsletters or to participate in certain online features. When you register, you agree to the use of personal information such as your name, e-mail address to be used to deliver the newsletter services requested. We collect the information we need to identify who you are, to provide you with the service or information you requested, and/or to facilitate your participation in an online forum or community where applicable. The newsletters may include advertising or marketing messages from carefully selected partners that may be of interest to you.
Please remember that any information you disclose in a public forum or community areas becomes public information and is immediately accessible to other users, so it is important for you to carefully consider what, if any, personal information you reveal in these areas. We may decide to use online forum and community content to enhance our editorial, advertising, promotional and similar activities.
Occasionally, we may request demographic information (like your age or gender) or information about your interests and preferences. In most instances, you do not have to provide us with this information to receive the content, product or service you have requested. We use this optional demographic and preference information to tailor or improve our products and service offerings, as well as for internal marketing research purposes.
Generally, you can visit our website without telling us who you are or providing us with any personal information. We collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our websites and clickstream and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our websites. We use this information to monitor and improve our websites.
From time to time we may obtain your permission to send you marketing information about our product and service offerings or those of our marketing partners. We may combine personal information we received from you with publicly available outside records to enhance our ability to market products and services that may be of interest to you. If we obtained your permission to place you on a marketing mailing list, you can remove yourself from the list at any time. You can also remove yourself from an e-mail marketing list by clicking the “unsubscribe” button that appears on our e-mails.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Third-party Websites and Advertisers
Our website, online newsletters and third-party platforms may provide links to third party websites. The inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of any other company, its websites, or its products and/or services. These linked websites have separate and independent privacy policies, which we recommend you read carefully. We have no control over such websites and therefore have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked websites may collect, use, disclose or otherwise treat your personal information.
Security of Personal Information
Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard the personal information in our custody and control, please understand that we are unable to guarantee that your personal information will never be disclosed or accessed in a manner that is inconsistent with this document. We have implemented measures in an effort to maintain the confidentiality of all personal information in our custody and control, including only providing access to personal information to employees and authorised service providers who require such information for the purposes described in this document. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorised access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control. To provide you with an increased level of security online, access to your personal information on certain of our websites may be protected with a password you select. We strongly recommend that you do not disclose your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in any unsolicited communication.
This Privacy Statement may be updated periodically to reflect changes to our personal information practices. The revised Privacy Statement will be posted on this website. We will treat your personal information in accordance with the privacy statement in place at the time of collection of such information, or as you otherwise consent.
Sale of Business
We reserve the right to transfer any personal information we have about you in the event of a merger with a third party or upon a sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets to a third party acquirer.
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