Your Privacy Is Important To Us!
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Types of Information We Collect
This Privacy Statement covers personal information, non-personal data collection and aggregate reporting.
Personal Information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. Portland Velo uses personal information to understand better your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. Once you choose to provide us with personal information, you can be assured it will be used only to support your relationship with Portland Velo. We take seriously the trust you place in us. Portland Velo will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others.
On our website, you can register to become a member of Portland Velo, order Portland Velo branded merchandise, make donations, pay your membership fees, request information, subscribe to newsletters and distribution lists, and send electronic messages to us. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, billing and transaction information, and contact preferences.
To improve our products and services, we may also ask you to provide us with information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, and experiences with our products or services. Providing this additional information is optional.
Non-Personal Information is data about usage and service operation that is not associated with a specific personal identity. Portland Velo collects and analyzes non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use our website. Non-personal data we collect may include the pages visited on the website, unique URLs1 visited within www.portlandvelo.net, browser type and IP address.
Portland Velo is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. Portland Velo does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and Portland Velo does not target its website to children under 13.
How We Use Your Information
Portland Velo uses your personal information to provide you with services and to help us better understand your needs and interests. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction or order, to communicate with you, to provide service, and to update you on services and benefits. Occasionally we may also use your information to contact you for market research regarding our products or services. We will give you the opportunity to choose your privacy preferences regarding such communications ("Your privacy preferences and opting out"). Credit card information is used only for payment processing and fraud prevention. Credit card information and sensitive personal data are not used for any other purpose by our financial services providers and will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services, unless you ask us to retain your credit card information for future purchases.
Personal data given to Portland Velo may be transferred across state and country borders for the purposes of data consolidation, storage and simplified customer information management.
Non-personal data is aggregated for reporting about the Portland Velo website usability, performance and effectiveness. It is used to improve the customer experience, usability and site content.
Who We Share Your Information With
Portland Velo will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others. Portland Velo will not share your personal information with third parties except in responding to your requests for products or services. Portland Velo shares customer information with companies working on our behalf, but only as described above in "How we use your information."
Portland Velo contracts with third-party service providers and suppliers to deliver our products, services and customer solutions described in "How we use your information." Suppliers and service providers are required to keep confidential the information received on behalf of Portland Velo and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Portland Velo. These service providers may change or we may contract with additional service providers to better accommodate our customers. Portland Velo will not share personal information with any other third parties without your permission, unless required by law enforcement action, subpoena, or local law.
Portland Velo could merge with or be acquired by another business entity or some or all of their respective assets could be acquired. If such a combination or acquisition occurs, Portland Velo will make every reasonable effort to notify you in the event we share with the merging or acquiring entity some or all of your personal information to continue serving you.
Portland Velo gives you the choice of receiving a variety of information that complements our products and services. You can subscribe to receive certain information and communications. Examples of communications may include new issue announcements, special offers, or an invitation to participate in market research. We give you a choice regarding delivery of our communications. Specifically, you will be given the option to 'opt out' of any communication that you receive from Portland Velo at any time. We will make every effort to honor your preferences. This option does not apply to communications for the purpose of administering order completion, contracts, and customer service.
Your Information and Third-Party Companies
Certain Portland Velo services are linked with those from unrelated third-party companies, some which share with both Portland Velo and the third party personal data you provide. Examples include the ability to enable order completion through a financial services provider. We will not share your personal information with those third-party companies unless you make that choice.
Access To And Accuracy Of Your Information
Portland Velo strives to keep your personal information accurate. We have implemented technology, management processes and policies to maintain customer data accuracy. We will provide you with access to your information, including the opportunity to change your information. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to your data.
Keeping Your Information Secure
Portland Velo is committed to protecting the information you provide us. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, Portland Velo has in place appropriate physical and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect.
We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. SSL encryption is designed to make the information unreadable by unauthorized parties. This security measure is working when you see either the symbol of an unbroken key or closed lock (depending on your browser) on the bottom of your browser window.
Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. As part of real-time payment processing, Portland Velo has agreements with financial service providers who employ fraud management services. This service gives you and Portland Velo an extra level of security to guard against credit card fraud to protect your financial data. Portland Velo does not store any credit card numbers in its database system.
Changes to this Statement
If there are updates to the terms of Portland Velo's Online Privacy Statement, we will post those changes and update the revision date in this document, so you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it, and what choices you have. For material changes to this Statement, Portland Velo will provide notification to affected customers.
Rev. June 2010