This policy is effective as of November 1, 2006.
We built Athlinks to make it easy to share information with your friends and
fellow athletes. We understand you may not want everyone in the world to have
the information you share on Athlinks; that is why we give you control of your
information. Our default privacy settings limit the information displayed in
your profile to your networks and other reasonable community limitations that
we tell you about.
Athlinks follows two core principles:
1. You should have control over your personal information.
Athlinks helps you share information with your friends and fellow endurance
athletes. You choose what information you put in your profile, including
contact and personal information, pictures, interests and groups you join. And
you control with whom you share that information through the privacy settings
on the each bit of content uploaded to the site.
2. You should have access to the information others want to share.
There is an increasing amount of information available on the Internet, and you
may want to know what relates to you, your friends, and people around you. We
want to help you easily get that information.
Sharing information should be easy. And we want to provide you with the
privacy tools necessary to control how and with whom you share that
information. If you have questions or ideas, please contact us.
and use the personal information you decide to share, and help you make
informed decisions when using Athlinks located at www.athlinks.com ("Athlinks"
or "Web Site").
The Information We Collect
When you visit Athlinks you provide us with two types of information:
personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us
and Web Site use information collected by us as you interact with our Web Site.
When you register with Athlinks, you provide us with certain personal
information, such as your name, your email address, your gender, date of birth,
and city/state/province/country of residence. We use this information to gather
your results data and automatically merge it with your member profile based these
When you enter Athlinks, we collect your browser type and IP address. This
information is gathered for all Athlinks visitors. In addition, we store
certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a
piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user.
We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies
terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent
cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for
you to login when you come back to Athlinks. You can remove or block this
cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this
When you use Athlinks, you may form relationships, send messages, perform
searches and queries, form groups, set up events, and transmit information
through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide
you the service and offer personalized features. In most cases, we retain it so
that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent or
easily see your friend list.
your own risk. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access
to your pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or
impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may
choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not
guarantee that User Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by
unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy
settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and
acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain
viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored
your User Content.
Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on Athlinks is a
violation of the Athlinks Terms of Service and should be reported on our contact us page.
If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site,
we will ask you for your friend's email address. We will automatically send
your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Athlinks
stores this information to send this one-time email, to register a friend
connection if your invitation is accepted, and to track the success of our
referral program. Your friend may contact us to request
that we remove this information from our database.
Athlinks also collects race results from outside sources in order to provide
you with a complete user experience as an endurance athlete and a more
By using Athlinks, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred
to and processed in the United States.
Children Under Age 13
Athlinks does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from
anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you
are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us,
including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under
age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on Athlinks. In the
event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child
under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that
information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any
information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.
Children Between the Ages of 13 and 18
We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission
before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
Use of Information Obtained by Athlinks
When you register with Athlinks, you create your own profile and privacy
settings. Your profile information, as well as your name, age, gender, and
photo, are displayed to people in the networks specified in your privacy
settings to enable you to connect with people on Athlinks. We may occasionally
use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new
services offered by Athlinks that we think you may find valuable. We do not
ever give out this contact information either on the site or in private or
public communications. All messages sent through the site use Athlinks’
proprietary messaging system in order to hide at all times your email address.
Profile information is used by Athlinks primarily to be presented back to
and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to others
permitted to view that information by your privacy settings. In some cases
where your privacy settings permit it (e.g., posting to your wall), other Athlinks
users may be able to supplement your profile.
Profile information you submit to Athlinks will be available to users of Athlinks
who belong to at least one of the networks you allow to access the information
through your privacy settings (e.g., school, geography, friends of friends).
Your name, alias, and profile picture thumbnail will be available in search
results across the Athlinks network and those limited pieces of information may
be made available to third party search engines. This is primarily so your
friends can find you and send a friend request. People who see your name in
searches, however, will not be able to access your profile information you
choose to make that information public which allows such access based on your
Athlinks will send you only service-related announcements from time to time
through the general operation of the service. For instance, if a friend sends
you a new message, requests you as a confirmed friend, or someone posts on your
wall, you will receive an email alerting you to that fact.
Athlinks may use information in your profile without identifying you as an
individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how
many people in a race event or group use particular gear or for personalizing advertisements
and promotions so that we can provide them to you on Athlinks where appropriate.
We do this to cut down on the amount of unrelated advertisements and increase
the relevancy of advertisements that are shown to you.
Sharing Your Information with Third Parties
Athlinks is about sharing information with others — friends and people in your
networks — while providing you with controls that restrict other third parties
from accessing your information. We allow you to choose the information you
provide to friends and networks through Athlinks. Our network architecture and
your privacy settings allow you to make informed choices about who has access
to your information. We do not provide contact information to third party
marketers. We share your information with third parties only in limited
circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer
the service, 2) legally required or, 3) permitted by you.
Unlike most sites on the Web, Athlinks limits access to site information by
third party search engine "crawlers" (e.g. Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask). Athlinks
blocks access by these engines to personal information beyond your name,
profile picture, and limited aggregated data about your profile (e.g. number of
We may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the
services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our
business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to
send out email updates about Athlinks, to remove repetitive information from
our user lists, to process payments for products or services, or to provide
search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these
offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to
your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these
business activities. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any
personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical
protections limiting the use of that information to the Athlinks-specified
We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas
or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal
information until we have a good faith belief that an information request
by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards.
Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it
is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to
prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Athlinks
service or using the Athlinks name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm.
This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents
or government agencies.
We let you choose to share
information with marketers or electronic commerce providers through
sponsored groups or other on-site offers.
We may offer stores or
provide services jointly with other companies on Athlinks. You can tell
when another company is involved in any store or service provided on Athlinks,
and we may share customer information with that company in connection with
your use of that store or service.
If the ownership of all or
substantially all of the Athlinks business, or individual business units
owned by Athlinks, Inc., were to change, your user information may be
transferred to the new owner so the service can continue operations. In
any such transfer of information, your user information would remain
Athlinks may contain links to other websites. We are of course not
responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage our
users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of
each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This
Third Party Advertising
Advertisements that appear on Athlinks are sometimes delivered (or
"served") directly to users by third party advertisers. They automatically
receive your IP address when this happens. These third party advertisers may
also download cookies to your computer, or use other technologies such as
measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content.
Doing this allows the advertising network to recognize your computer each time
they send you an advertisement in order to measure the effectiveness of their
ads and to personalize advertising content. In this way, they may compile
information about where individuals using your computer or browser saw their
advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked. Athlinks does
not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third
party advertisers. Third party advertisers have no access to your contact
information stored on Athlinks unless you choose to share it with them.
For help on cookies, click here.
Changing or Removing Information
Access and control over most personal information on Athlinks is readily
available through the profile editing tools. Athlinks users may modify or
remove any of their profile information at any time by logging into their
account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to
deactivate their Athlinks account may do so on the Settings page. Removed
information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but
will not be generally available to members of Athlinks.
Where you make use of the communication features of the service to share
information with other individuals on Athlinks, however, (e.g., posting on
someone else's Wall) you generally cannot remove such communications.
Athlinks takes appropriate precautions to protect our users' information.
Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall.
Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure
communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email
or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of Athlinks
Web Site, please contact us.
If you choose to visit Athlinks, your visit and any dispute over privacy is
damages, arbitration of, and application of law of the state of Arizona. We reserve
Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and
material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on this site.
If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page
the policy's effective date. We therefore encourage you to refer to this policy
have about you and your account.
Contacting the Web Site
You may also contact us by mail at
2040 S. Alma School Rd. Ste 1 #148