The Ride Connection Privacy Policy

The Ride Connection respects your right to privacy and shares your concern about the security of any data you may submit to The Ride Connection via The Ride Connection's website and related services (the "Site"), currently accessible at The following statement (the "Privacy Policy") discloses the guidelines The Ride Connection has established for protecting the information you provide to The Ride Connection during your visit to the Site. We don't ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products and services, or protect our rights. We treat your personal information with the highest regard to privacy and security.

What information about me does The Ride Connection collect and how is it used?

The Ride Connection only collects personal information about you if you voluntarily choose to share it with The Ride Connection. The Ride Connection does not share, rent or sell information concerning The Ride Connection's members or other users of its website to third parties in ways other than disclosed in this privacy statement.

To use the core functionality of the Site, you must first complete the registration form at the Site and agree to our Terms and Conditions. During registration you will be required to provide personal information such as your name and email address.

There are several other opportunities on the Site for you to share personal information about yourself with The Ride Connection. This may include information about you such as your equipment and activities, your biking routes, your name, and your zip code and e-mail address. If you choose to share any personal information with The Ride Connection, The Ride Connection may store it and use it for internal research and other The Ride Connection marketing purposes, including e-mailing you with special promotions and other programs of interest. If the information is sent as part of a website evaluation, The Ride Connection may also use the information to contact you about your comments. You may remove your name from our email list by updating your profile in the Account section or by emailing The Ride Connection does not share, rent or sell your information to another company in ways other than disclosed in this privacy statement.

When you visit the Site, a cookie will be stored on your computer. Generally, cookies work by assigning to your computer a unique number that has no meaning outside of The Ride Connection. The Ride Connection's cookies do not contain any personally identifying information; The Ride Connection uses them to provide features such as personalization and saving your member ID. The Ride Connection may also use cookies to assist it in delivering content specific to your interests. Additionally, after you've entered your member ID and password during a session on The Ride Connection's website, The Ride Connection saves that information so you don't have to re-enter it repeatedly during that session. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. Not accepting cookies may make certain features of the Site unavailable to you. The Ride Connection may use your IP address to identify you, to administer the Site and to assist in diagnosing problems with The Ride Connection's server.

Like most standard Web site servers the Site uses log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. In addition, The Ride Connection uses Google Analytics as a method of tracking site statistics and user behavior on the Site.

You may decide to send The Ride Connection personally identifying information in an e-mail message which might contain information or inquiries about The Ride Connection's products or services. The Ride Connection will use this information to identify you as a The Ride Connection member and to respond to the electronic mail. The Ride Connection will only use the information obtained to resolve the issue identified in the e-mail. You may change or request deletion of your personal information by contacting

The Ride Connection will only share your personal information with third parties if:

Information about you and your use of the Site may be aggregated with other information collected on the Site or otherwise used in ways that do not personally identify you or constitute personally identifiable information. This type of aggregated or statistical information may be used by us to improve the quality of the Site or for other purposes that we may deem appropriate.

What does The Ride Connection do to protect the data I transmit to The Ride Connection?

The Site uses industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of all data transmitted between your computer and The Ride Connection. The Ride Connection engages a company that is an industry leader in online security and site verification to ensure the security of The Ride Connection's site. The Site is also registered with site identification authorities so that your browser can confirm The Ride Connection's identity before any personal information is sent. In addition, The Ride Connection's secure servers protect this information using advanced firewall technology.

What can I do to help make sure the security works correctly?

To help ensure that these measures are effective in preventing unauthorized access to your private information, you should be aware of the security features available to you through your browser. You should use a security-enabled browser to submit your credit card information and other personal information at the Site. Please note: If you do not use a SSL-capable browser, you are at risk for having data intercepted. The Ride Connection will not be responsible for any compromise of data that is intercepted due to your use of an unsecured browser.

Most browsers have the ability to notify you if you change between secure and insecure communications, receive invalid site identification information for the site you are communicating with, or send information over an unsecured connection. The Ride Connection recommends that you enable these browser functions to help ensure that your communications are secure. You can also monitor the URL of the site you are visiting (secure URLs begin with https:// rather than the normal http://), along with the security symbol of your browser (an open or closed padlock in Netscape or a broken or complete key in Internet Explorer) to help identify when you are communicating with a secure server. You can also view the details of the security certificate of the site to which you are connected. The Ride Connection encourages you to use this to check the validity of any site you connect to using secure communications.

You should carefully review security/privacy policies of any third party sites accessible from the Site. Other sites accessible through the Site have their own policies and data collection, use, and disclosure practices. Please consult each site's policies and practice. The Ride Connection is not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties. The information practices of those websites linked from the Site are not covered by this Privacy Policy. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.

Does The Ride Connection offer opt-out or opt-in services?

Yes. If you choose to stop receiving emails from The Ride Connection, please follow the unsubscribe instructions within each email communication or send an email to The Ride Connection will not provide or share any mailing lists or other information about you to another company or service for promotional purposes. Any service related emails (to confirm a purchase, etc.) generally do not offer an option to unsubscribe as they are necessary to provide the service you requested.

What if information I have previously submitted has changed?

If you need to correct, amend or delete submitted information that is inaccurate please contact The Ride Connection at The Ride Connection will respond to your email request within 7-10 business days. In addition, you may correct, amend or delete submitted information that is inaccurate by visiting "Edit Profile" on the Site.

Privacy Policy changes

If The Ride Connection makes changes to any terms or conditions of this Privacy Policy, these changes will be posted on the Site in a timely manner. If The Ride Connection decides to change this Privacy Policy, it will post those changes on this Privacy Policy and other places The Ride Connection deems appropriate, which may include the Site, for a period of time The Ride Connection deems appropriate, so that you are aware of what information The Ride Connection collects, how The Ride Connection uses it, and under what circumstances, if any, The Ride Connection discloses it. The Ride Connection reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. In case of a business transaction in which a portion or all of The Ride Connection's business is acquired, The Ride Connection will notify you as described above in this paragraph.


While The Ride Connection continues to work hard to protect your personal information, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure, and The Ride Connection cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to The Ride Connection. Transmitting personal information is done at your own risk.

Contact The Ride Connection

The Ride Connection welcomes your questions and comments about security and privacy. Please send any questions or comments via e-mail to