At BikeWind.com and Potomac Industrial Importers, we recognize the
importance of protecting the privacy of your personal information.
business interests in collecting and using personally identifiable
information and your expectations of privacy.
What personally identifiable information
do I provide to BikeWind.com?
BikeWind.com asks you to provide various types of personal information
to enhance your experience on our site. Whenever you provide personally
identifiable information to us, we will make an effort to link to
other information is collected.
How does BikeWind.com use my personally identifiable
Our primary goal in collecting personally identifiable information
is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on our
network of sites. This includes personalization services, interactive
communications, online shopping and many other types of services,
most of which are completely free to you.
BikeWind.com uses the personally identifiable information you provide
to us in several ways. Some examples follow:
A user's personally identifiable information may be used by BikeWind.com
for marketing research purposes such as to contact you as part of
an online survey. We may also use the information provided by you
to contact you with legal notices, or to advise you of any material
changes in our terms and conditions.
In order to provide better services to our customers, we may display
advertisements. BikeWind.com delivers targeted advertisements on
behalf of advertisers. Advertisers give us an advertisement and
tell us the type of audience they want to reach (for example, males
over 25 years old). We take the advertisement and display it to
users meeting these criteria. In this process, the advertiser never
has access to individual account information. You will only receive
special offers via e-mail from BikeWind.com consistent with your
stated preferences. You can change your preferences at any time.
BikeWind.com also does research on our users'
demographic information based on the information you provide to
us through registration, on order forms, during a promotion, as
well as from our server log files or from surveys. We do this to
better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled
and analyzed on an aggregated basis and BikeWind.com may share this
aggregated data with advertisers or other businesses. In addition,
under confidentiality agreements, BikeWind.com may match user information
with third party data.
Do other companies or people have access
to personally identifiable information I provide to BikeWind.com?
When you are at BikeWind.com and are asked for personally identifiable
information, you are providing that information to BikeWind.com,
its divisions or affiliates, or vendors providing contractual services
for BikeWind.com (such as hosting vendors and list managers). If
personally identifiable information is being provided to and/or
maintained by any company other than these, our policy is that we
will not transfer personally identifiable information unless notice
is given prior to transfer. If you do not want your information
to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using
that particular service or by expressing this preference, if requested.
Additional information about personally identifiable information
Promotions. Promotions that run on BikeWind.com
may be sponsored by companies other than BikeWind.com or may be
co-sponsored by BikeWind.com and another company. Some or all personally
identifiable information provided by you during a promotion may
be shared with the sponsor. If information will be shared, we will
disclose such sharing prior to the transfer. You can decide not
to participate in the promotion if you don't want your personally
identifiable information to be shared. In certain circumstances,
you may not be able to participate in a particular promotion if
you chose not to share personally identifiable information. Currently,
most BikeWind.com promotions are limited to U.S. or North American
Advertisers and Links. BikeWind.com advertisers,
or Web sites that have links on our site, may also collect personally
identifiable information directly from you. This privacy statement
does not cover the information practices of companies collecting
data on our site or Web sites linked to BikeWind.com.
Marketplace: If you make a purchase or request
a service from a business in Marketplace, the information you provide
for that transaction (as well as tracking information and cookies
as described below) is provided directly to the Marketplace business.
Businesses listed in BikeWind.com Marketplace have separate privacy
and data collection practices. BikeWind.com has no responsibility
or liability for these independent policies. For more information
home page and click on the appropriate link.
Other: If we run competitions or contests
on the site, you may be required to provide information such as
your telephone number and address in order to participate. The exact
rules may vary in each case but the specific rules for any contest
will state how that information may be used. If you told us in your
account preferences that you would be interested in receiving e-mail
from us, we may send you e-mails about BikeWind.com products, promotions,
or services as well as on behalf of other companies. You can change
your account preferences at any time.
We do not control the privacy policies of our advertisers, sponsors
or other sites or businesses to which we provide hyperlinks or access.
Please visit the sites of these businesses to review their privacy
policies. BikeWind.com users should also be aware that, when you
voluntarily disclose personal information in chat areas or bulletin
boards, that information may be collected by others and may result
in unsolicited messages from others.
at the time of collection, a user's personally identifiable information
will not be transferred to a party outside BikeWind.com, its divisions
or affiliates, or its service vendors unless notice is given at
the time of collection or prior to transfer. If you do not wish
to receive any e-mail or to have us share such information with
any another party, you may change your preferences for the future
at any time by (I) clicking the box on the registration form requesting
us not to e-mail you or to share such information, (II) e-mailing
us at info@BikeWind.com or (III) contacting us by mail at 11602
Gainsborough Road, Potomac, MD 20854. BikeWind.com may also disclose
account information in special cases when we have reason to believe
that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact
or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our User
Agreement or may be causing injury to or interference with (either
intentionally or unintentionally) BikeWind.com's rights or property,
other BikeWind.com users, or anyone else that could be harmed by
Data Security. We have in place physical,
electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information
we collect online. However, as effective as these measures are,
no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security
of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply
will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the internet.
What information do web servers collect?
Web servers serving BikeWind.com automatically collect certain non-personally
identifiable information, such as which pages each user visits and
the domain name (e.g., earthlink.net) of visitors. This information
is used for various purposes including internal review, to tailor
information to individual visitors, and for traffic audits. We also
provide this information (as well as information from third-party
market researchers) about our users on an aggregated, anonymous
basis to our advertisers.
Technology on the Internet is developing at a rapid pace, and we
need to maintain our flexibility in the online arena. If we need
to change our policy in the future, we will post these changes as
soon as they go into effect.
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