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Privacy policy


Contents:

  1. In plain English
  2. In EU/US Legal language
  3. More Information and contact


1. In plain English

1.1. What user data is required and when

This website requires users to enter their e-mail and username when posting comments.


1.2. What is the user data used for

User data is only used for the moderation of comments and data that users put on the site. Access rights to put it shortly.

In case of bad behaviour (spamming, insults, or, but not restricted to, referring to that strange US version of handball as football), an account can be blocked. For the etiquette details, see the rules for posting comments.

There is no other use of the user data. It is not given to any other company, nor individual. See – unlike the wise Google CEOs, to me, you really are completely useless.

You can unsubscribe from the website at any time, and then all your data will automatically be removed, except posted comments (unless something goes wrong… but why should it – computers don’t blunder!).


1.3. Data protection

User data visible (only) when posting a comment are user name and website (if that data is provided by the user). E-mail is kept private (hidden), protected from alteration, or copying.

The site uses SSL/TLS encryption (HTTPS protocol). That is why user data can’t be intercepted while being sent from the user’s computer, to the website’s server (well, except by the NSA, I suppose).

In case of any data/privacy related concerns, contact me at:
my name (relja) @ this domain (bikegremlin.com)
– Written strangely like this in order to avoid the most persistent creatures in the known universe: the spamming bots.


1.4. Google Analytics and AdSense

Google uses cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this and/or other websites. The option of Google cookie tracking can be turned off for this site (and others) by visiting this link: Ad Settings.


1.5. Consent

By submitting a comment on this website, one consents to the comment being publicly visible, without the right to delete and/or alter it (except with the website administrator’s approval). Given information remains the property of the Bike Gremlin website. With a gremlin keeping the right to edit and/or delete comments if they see it as appropriate… and many things seem appropriate after 5 beers past midnight… You can post a comment anonymously – enter any “name” you like, while your email is never shown publicly.


2. In EU/US Legal language


Cookie Policy for BikeGremlin

This is the Cookie Policy for BikeGremlin, accessible from https://www.bikegremlin.com/privacy-policy/

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit (disabling certain functionality and features) Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

  • Site preferences cookies in order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third-Party Cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
  • The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you. For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ (and my Google AdSense experiment article).
  • Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.


3. More Information and contact

Hopefully, that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:

  • Email: my name (relja) @ this domain (bikegremlin.com).