Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
Definition of the Information
TriathlonTrainingBlog.com gathers two types of information about users:
1. Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to participate in blog discussions and from participation in polls and surveys.
2. Information TriathlonTrainingBlog.com gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because TriathlonTrainingBlog.com derives its revenue mainly from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no circumstances does TriathlonTrainingBlog.com divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
TriathlonTrainingBlog.com Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:
Optional Voluntary Information
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:
Users of the site must enter their name and email address in order to post a comment on blog articles. Your name is displayed on the website with your comment. Your email address is not displayed on the website in order to protect you from SPAM. Your email address will never be sold or distributed to third parties, unless required by law enforcement officials.
We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. TriathlonTrainingBlog.com may use a system to “tag” users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question.
Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
TriathlonTrainingBlog.com tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. TriathlonTrainingBlog.com does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).
TriathlonTrainingBlog.com sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
We store a small text file called a cookie on your computer to track session data and persist your login for your convenience. A session cookie expires when you exit your browser. A persistent cookie stays on your computer until it is deleted. You can remove persistent cookies by following the directions provided in your browser’s “help” files.
If you reject cookies you may still use the TriathlonTrainingBlog.com Site.
Third Party Advertisers
The advertisements appearing on TriathlonTrainingBlog.com are delivered by a third party. For information about our advertising partner, please visit their website through the link included in the presentation of the advertisements on the TriathlonTrainingBlog.com.
USE OF INFORMATION
TriathlonTrainingBlog.com uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. TriathlonTrainingBlog.com never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don’t track which terms a particular user enters.
TriathlonTrainingBlog.com creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don’t track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
TriathlonTrainingBlog.com uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience’s demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
* Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users
- Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.