Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

Your privacy and protecting any of your personal information that is provided is of utmost importance to Road Cycling Gear Guide.

What personal data do we collect from people that visit our website?

When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details (at your discretion) to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

• To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings (Ads) in which you are most interested.
• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
• To send periodic emails regarding products
• To follow up with them after correspondence (email)

How do we protect your information?

We have put in place procedures to secure and safeguard any personal information collected from interference, unauthorized access, misuse or modification. Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities, in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We use a security program, an SSL certificate and regularly scan for issues.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, some websites use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart.

Cookies are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. Therefore it will turn off some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

Third-Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website. Those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Service Providers

We employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Website (“Service Providers”), to provide our Website on our behalf, to perform website-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our website is used. These third-parties have access to limited personal information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Affiliate Links

Some of our affiliate link partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Each affiliate partner has their own privacy policy. Please see the privacy policy of our link partners for more detailed information.

Google Ads

In summary, Google is firmly committed to the privacy of the advertisers and users. To this end, Google make the security and confidentiality of your information the highest priority in Google Ads services. Your email address and other private information are never shared without your express permission.

Google uses cookies to help serve the ads it displays on this website, displaying Google ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a Google partner’s website, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. Third party vendors including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website or other websites. Users may opt out of personalized advertising or set preferences by visiting the Google Ad Settings page or by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Google’s Full Ads Policies can be found here:

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

California Online Privacy Protection Act 

The California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (CalOPPA), effective as of July 1, 2004 and amended in 2013, is the first state law in the United States requiring websites on the World Wide Web and online services to include a privacy policy on their website.

The law’s requires any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to provide a conspicuous privacy policy on its website, stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. We honor Do Not Track (DNT) signals. Also, please refer to other parts of this Privacy Policy which details how to turn off different aspects of potential data collection and/or use.

European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) contains data protection requirements to give EU citizens more control over their personal data. If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), our legal basis for collecting and/or using your personal information, is described in this Privacy Policy. Please refer to other parts of this Privacy Policy which details how to turn off different aspects of potential data collection and/or use.

Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. The COPPA can be found here:

We do not market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information. We agree to the Fair Information Practice Principles. We will take responsive action if a data breach ever does occur, via email and website notification.

Amendments to the Privacy Policy

Please note that it is important that you check the Privacy Policy frequently to ensure that you are aware of any amendments before providing personal information, and only continue if you accept the changes.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions about the privacy policy.