We all want to ride and have fun, but none of us wants to reveal more personal information than we choose to. We think that we've done well in allowing people to interact online to help build a community that bicycles-- but without revealing too much personal information. For instance, you can message and communicate with others in the contest without revealing your email address. And you can give yourself a nickname instead of having your real name displayed in the contest stats and rankings. Furthermore, many of the required fields from previous years are now only optional. And we also pledge not to sell your email address to anyone. We think that sums it up pretty well.
Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
We will collect and use personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.