World Bicycle Relief has created this policy to demonstrate our commitment to privacy. The following statement explains our information-gathering and dissemination practices for our web Site at www.worldbicyclerelief.org (the "Site"). This policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically. Throughout this policy, "we," "us," and "our" will mean World Bicycle Relief. This policy does not apply to the practices of persons or entities that World Bicycle Relief does not control, manage or employ.
What information does World Bicycle Relief collect from me as an end user?
You can browse our Site without telling us who you are or giving us any personally identifiable information about yourself. When you interact with us through your computer, our website does record certain non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our Site.
Some of the programs and activities on our Site could require the provision of personally identifiable information about you beyond what it is in your Profile Information and/or the sharing of materials such as your stories, drawings or photographs. Participation in these programs may require the public release and dissemination of the information and materials you provide. Participation in these programs is voluntary and may require your consent to certain terms before participation is allowed.
Additionally, our Site employ "cookies," which are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser. We employ "cookies" to perform three functions: to let us know how long you are logged on to our Site and to automatically log you out if you are inactive for over thirty minutes; to store your user ID and password so that when you return to our website you won't have to re-enter some or all of that information; and to provide us with statistics regarding what pages of our Site you visited, and how long you spent there. You may configure your browser to accept all "cookies," reject all "cookies," or notify you when a "cookie" is sent. However, when accessing an area that requires a password for entry, "cookies" are not optional and continued paths through the password area will not continue if cookies are not enabled.
Does World Bicycle Relief track my IP address?
When you visit the Site, our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer's connection to the Internet, including your IP address (which is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data). Your IP address does not identify you personally. We log your IP address to (i) deliver our web pages to you upon request; (ii) tailor our Site to the interests of our users; (iii) help diagnose problems with our server; (iv) administer our Site in order to constantly improve the quality of the Site; (v) measure traffic within our Site; and (vi) prevent fraudulent use of the Site by others. World Bicycle Relief may also track what we call a Customer Identification Number ("CID"), located within our URL, to determine the web site from which you navigated to get to this Site. This CID number does not contain personal information, and the CID number may not be apparent to you. We may also track and analyze non-identifying, aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and users and may provide such information to third parties.
How does World Bicycle Relief use my information?
World Bicycle Relief does occasionally share your name and address with affiliated organizations with whom World Bicycle Relief has a common interest. World Bicycle Relief employs persons and entities to perform functions on our behalf, such as fulfilling merchandise orders, sending mail and email, processing credit card payments or helping with the maintenance or set up of our servers or computers. Such persons or entities have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use such information for any other purposes.
World Bicycle Relief does not otherwise sell, share or disclose personal information with persons or entities not affiliated with or employed by World Bicycle Relief except with your consent or when we reasonably determine it is necessary to do so in order to comply with the law or protect the safety, property or legal rights of World Bicycle Relief or others.
Participation in certain programs available on the Site means that information you provide may be distributed or released publicly. Your participation in these programs is voluntary.
When you create a profile or register with the Site, you become a registered user with password access and we use your Profile Information to verify your identity, create your user account, and help us to offer you more personalized features, improve our Site, and provide you with information that is of the most interest to you. Such Profile Information is also compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis that does not reveal your personal identity ("Aggregated Data"). We may share this Aggregated Data with business partners, content providers or other third parties to advance goals of research, education, dissemination of information, and the provision of services and support. In addition, you may from time to time be provided with or given the opportunity to obtain additional information of interest, updates, surveys, bulletins or other communications from World Bicycle Relief or its partners ("Communications") via e-mail. You may select to opt out of future Communications by following the opt-out provision below.
How does World Bicycle Relief protect my Information?
World Bicycle Relief and/or its subcontractors institute various electronic and administrative safeguards to protect your information from unauthorized access, including firewall technologies to help protect your data from hackers and other unwanted visitors. Also, access to the Profile Information contained in your account is protected by use of a password, so keep your password private and secure. In the event that we collect your credit card information, we will additionally utilize Secure Sockets Layer Software to encrypt your credit card information you input. Despite use of these safeguards, there are inherent risks in transmission of electronic information. We cannot guarantee and do not represent that your information will always be secure from unauthorized access.
We also may use a managed hosting provider and/or other subcontractors to assist us with the provision and maintenance of the Site. If we do, we will impose on such provider confidentiality obligations for the treatment of information.
What about the privacy policies of Site linking to the Site or to which the Site link?
We provide links on our Site to other web Site provided by third parties. In addition, some users access our Site via another site or a link on another site. We have no control over the Site that link to our Site or to which our Site link. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any site other than our Site. The existence of a link between our Site and other third party Site does not imply an endorsement of these other Site. We are not responsible for the content of such other Site, nor for the treatment of personal information you might provide while visiting such other Site.
Notice to Parents Regarding Participation of Children and Teens.
Notice Regarding Proper Use and Disclaimer.
You agree not to provide any personal information of any third party or to create profiles on behalf of any other person unless you are the parent or legal guardian of a child and you create a profile for your child.
How do I contact World Bicycle Relief?
World Bicycle Relief
1333 N. Kingsbury, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60642