Types of Information We Collect
When you visit bettertriathlete.com, certain information about your device is automatically collected, including information about your time zone, IP address, type of web browser, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. This helps us present the most relevant information and content based on your location, as well as help us better understand our audience.
As you browse the site, we also track and collect information about the individual web pages that you view, including what website links, channels, or search terms referred you to bettertriathlete.com and the information about how you interact with the site. This data is gathered using Google Analytics for our website tracking purposes and helps us enhance the content and user experience.
In doing so, we collect Device Information using the following technologies:
- “Log files” track actions occurring on bettertriathlete.com, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- “Web beacons,” “tracking pixels,” and “tags,” are electronic files used to record information about how users browse the Site.
We also collect general Contact Information based on the following technologies:
- Contact form submissions sent to Better Triathlete (via WordPress plugin “Forms (Lite)” that may contain personal information.
- Direct email inquiries to the Better Triathlete team that also may contain personal information.
We do not conduct any purchases or collect transactional/payment data over the site. All data collected is from the technologies mentioned above and is limited to an individual’s name, email, message, and triathlon training/coaching details.
How We Use Personal Information
Depending on the case (e.g. an athlete looking for a coach), we use Contact Information that we collect to:
- Communicate with you;
- Refer you to a coach, athlete, or resource who can best meet your needs;
- Accept and collaborate on content submissions for publishing from third-parties
- Suggest resources to you, whether on bettertriathlete.com or another website or off-line resource; and
- Screen inquiries for potential risk or fraud.
We use the Device Information that we collect to:
- Serve you the most relevant content based on your location or other Device Information
- Help us screen for potential risk and fraud (e.g. IP address);
- Measure the performance and activity via Google Analytics;
- Serve relevant banner advertisements on the site via Google AdSense; and
- Improve and optimize our Site with better content, layouts, and UX changes.
We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Google Analytics to help us understand how our users navigate and browse bettertriathlete.com.
Lastly, we may also be required by law to share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant, or other lawful requests for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
As described above, we use your Device Information to provide you with targeted advertisements we believe may be of interest to you. These advertisements provide the site with a small income that helps support the site and the multisport community behind Better Triathlete. A percentage of ad revenue is donated to collegiate triathlon teams.
For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network
You can opt out of targeted advertising (via Google AdSense display banners) by visiting https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous or by using an ad blocker tool.
We also reserve the right to unpublish and take down any third-party contributed content (e.g. “guest posts”), advertisements, or other content without notice or a refund of editorial fees. Any content that may be viewed as irrelevant, low quality, or misleading may be subject to removal at any time.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Rights
If you are a resident of the EU and have submitted a Contact form require on our site, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. Please contact us through the contact information below if you would like to exercise this right.
When you submit a Contact form request or send a direct email to the Site, we will maintain your Order Information (via email record and Forms (Lite) database) for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.
Do Not Track
We do not alter our bettertriathlete.com’s data collection practices and uses when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.
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If you have any questions, would like to make a complaint, or seek more information about our privacy practices, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.