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Privacy & Disclosure

I respect your privacy and I am committed to safeguarding it while you are visiting Bicycle Design. The following discloses the information gathering practices for this site.

Tracking
I use Statcounter and Google Analytics to determine how many people visit Bicycle Design and to find out where the traffic is coming from. Statcounter and Analytics collect basic information including internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. I use this information to determine what is popular on the site and what keywords people use to find content on Bicycle Design. It is important to note that IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. Most web browsers will accept cookies by default, but they can be set to reject cookies, either from all websites or from specific sites. You can also manually delete cookies from your web browser. These options are generally set through a “Privacy” setting in your browser setup. I don’t set cookies directly on Bicycle Design, but the outside advertising providers on this site, most notably Google, do use cookies to collect data on browsing habits. I personally have no control over these cookies or access to the information collected by Google. You can read more about their privacy policy here.

Links and comments
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that I am not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. I encourage my users to be aware when they leave Bicycle Design and to read the privacy statements of each outside website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this site. Also, please note that if you leave a comment on Bicycle Design, I may follow your link if you make it available. It is up to you to choose whether or not to include a link back to your site. Also note that comments can be left anonymously if you wish.

Disclosure

Bicycle Design is written and edited by one person, James Thomas. This blog accepts paid advertising, but the compensation received will never influence the content, topics, or posts made in this blog. Paid advertisements on this blog are only located in the sidebar or below posts (identified clearly as ads). I never allow for paid links to be included in the text of a post.

I sometimes receive products from manufacturers to review. In a few cases the items are given to me but usually they are loaned to me by the manufacturer or distributor for a short period of time. I do NOT accept payment from any company to review products (excluding the value of the merchandise that I am reviewing). The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine and are not influenced by companies which advertise or provide review product to the blog. Basically, what I am trying to say is that I am going to be honest with you and tell you what I think about any product I review or discuss on this blog. Honesty is the best policy, so if I can ever think of a potential conflict of interest on any topic, I will mention it in the post.

Contact Information
If readers have any questions or suggestions regarding my privacy policy or disclosure information, please feel free to contact me. Thanks.