Privacy Policy

1. Definitions

To ensure we start things off on the same page, here are a few terms we’ll be using.

Whenever we say “we,” “us,” “our,” and “SmartBikeTrainer,” we’re referring to NetMaxx LLC, d/b/a SmartBikeTrainers, a state of Ohio limited liability company. Our “Services” include providing articles, reviews, news, and information on fitness gadgets and fitness technology mostly related to cycling, running, or swimming. And by “you,” we mean a visitor of (“Site”).

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) covers how we collect and use any information that might be used to personally identify you (“Personal Information”).

2. Overview

This Policy applies to any person or entity that directly or indirectly uses or accesses the Site, Services, or any other properties owned by NetMaxx, LLC.

You must be 18 or older to use the Site and Services. If you’re not, you shouldn’t submit any Personal Information to SmartBikeTrainers or use the Site. This Policy is effective with respect to any data that we have collected, or collect, about and/or from you, according to our Terms of Use.

By using the Site (for example, when you access the Site or utilize the Services), you consent to our collection, use, and sharing of your personal information as described in the Policy. We may use and disclose the information that you provide through the Site only for purposes permitted or required by law, for purposes described in this Policy, or for purposes that you might authorize.

If you do not wish for us to use or disclose your Personal Information as described in this Policy, please do not use the Site.

3. Information We Collect

a) Information you voluntarily provide. When you sign up for and use the Services, submit a contact form message, comment on our blog, or communicate with us in any way, you voluntarily give us information. This may include your name, username, email address, physical address, phone number, and credit card information.

b) Information automatically collected. When you use the Site, we collect details about you and your visit, such as your IP address, browser settings, operating system, language preferences, and pages viewed. This data is anonymized and cannot be traced back to you.

d) Information collected by cookies.We use cookies to track your usage of the Site in order to improve your experience. You can learn more about our Cookie Policy in the next section.

4. Cookie Policy

As most websites do, we collect information about you through the use of “cookies” — small files that are transferred from your browser to your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow us to know certain things about your visit to the Site and personalize your experience.

We use both session and persistent cookies. Session cookies are used to maintain tracking of a user through an application and expire at the end of a visit to the Site. Persistent cookies do not expire at the end of the session, but rather are stored on your hard drive and read by your browser each time you visit the Site.

a) Why we use cookies. We use cookies and similar technologies to improve your experience on the Site by making it easier for you to navigate through the Site, save your preferences, and make Site features work better.

b) What cookies track. Cookies may collect information regarding your browser, type of computer, operating system, Internet service provider, and other similar information. Cookie technology may also gather information about the areas you visit on our Site and about the links you may select from within our

Site to other areas of the Internet. We do not extract Personal Information during this process.

c) How to change cookie settings. Most browsers allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions to learn more about these functions.

Keep in mind that if you reject cookies, functionality of the Site will be limited, and you may not be able to take advantage of many of the Site’s features.

5. How We Use Your Information

By using the Site and providing us with your Personal Information, you consent to our use of such information as described in this Policy. You may always refuse to provide your Personal Information. But this may lead to our inability to provide you with Services offered under the Site.

We use your Personal Information in connection with the Site to do the following:

a) Provide the Services. The Personal Information we collect is essential to our Services. For example, if you sign up for our free email newsletter, we’ll use the information you submit to send you the newsletter.

b) Promote the Site or Services.If you sign up for our email newsletter, we may occasionally send promotional messages about our blog posts or different promotions. You can unsubscribe from our email distribution list at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email you receive from SmartBikeTrainers.

c) Administer and improve the Site and Services. By collecting Anonymous Information about how you use the Site and Services, we aim to make SmartBikeTrainers more useful to you and others.

d) Provide customer support.If you submit a request through our contact form or by email, we’ll use your Personal Information to better serve you. Or if we’re making changes to the Site or Services that may affect you,  we may send you an alert.

6. When We Share Your Information

Other than for the specific purposes listed below, we will not disclose your Personal Information unless we obtain your prior consent. And we will never rent or sell your Personal Information.

a) Deploying email campaigns. If you give us your email address, that information will be transferred to and processed by MailChimp, an email service provider. As one of our data processors, MailChimp allows us to collect and securely store your email address and deploy email campaigns to you. For more information, please refer to Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy.

b) Measuring website traffic behavior. The Site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. By using this Site you agree to the Google Privacy Policy. Similarly, our website hosting provider, KnownHost, collects anonymous data about this Site’s traffic. You can find the KnownHost Privacy Policy here.

c) Allowing blog comments. To enhance the community experience of the Site, we allow users to comment on posts. We may ask for your email and name when you submit a comment. That information is only used to enhance site experience and minimize spam comments. It will not be shared to any service or third-party. We also use Akismet Anti-Spam plugin to help minimize spam on the site. You can read their privacy policy here.

d) Meeting legal requirements. We may share your information in order to comply with court orders, valid subpoenas, and other legal processes, or if we find that your action on our Site violates any of our usage guidelines for specific Services.

7. Content from Other Websites

The Site may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that SmartBikeTrainers is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites, and therefore we disclaim any liability for any third party’s use of your Personal Information.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information. This Policy applies only to information collected by this Site.

This Site may also include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, multimedia) from other websites. Embedded content from another website behaves as though you have visited the other website. As such, these websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content — including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into that website.

An example of this would be an embedded YouTube player. If you watch a YouTube video on the Site, Google Inc. may collect information about your viewing of the video.

8. Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

9. Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. You can read more about Google’s AdWords policy here.

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.
We have implemented the following:
      Remarketing with Google AdSense
      Google Display Network Impression Reporting
      Demographics and Interests Reporting
      DoubleClick Platform Integration
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser add-on.

10. Amazon

This site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to or its affiliates.

11. Affiliate Links

SmartBikeTrainers is a participant in AvantLinks, CommissionJunction and other affiliate marketing other than Amazon, which means SmartBikeTrainers may earn some money if you click on any of the links.

11. Your Rights

If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:

  • Request access to your personal data;
  • Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
  • Object to our use and processing of your personal data;
  • Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
  • Request portability of your personal data.

You can usually access, correct, or delete your personal data using contact us.

EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.

12. How We Communicate with You

When you send us an email or register for the Services, you are communicating with SmartBikeTrainers electronically. You thereby consent to receive communications from us electronically.

We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Site. All agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

13. How to Contact SmartBikeTrainers

If you have any questions, comments, or requests regarding this Policy — or if you wish to change or delete any Personal Information we’ve collected about you — please contact us using this form.

This policy was updated on May 23rd, 2018.