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Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Please read the following document carefully before using this site. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. If you do not agree with these terms, please stop using the site. We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of these terms at any time. You must check periodically for changes. Continued use of this site following changes to these terms indicates your acceptance of the revised terms. This document was last updated on December 23, 2019.

Privacy Policy

Privacy is important to us. As part of the operation of this site, we gather certain types of information.

Collection of Information

We generally collect two types of information from users of this website: personal data; and aggregate data.

Personal Data

Personal data is collected when users provide information to us, such as registering for e-newsletters or membership of the website. Personal data is also collected when answering surveys or other promotional activities. This personal data usually contains name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, username and password. Personal correspondence, such as e-mail, may also be collected and stored.

Aggregate Data

Aggregate data is collected as users visit the website. This data includes which pages users access, how often these pages are visited and more. In the course of visiting this site, certain information is automatically tracked. Such information may include the pages accessed, the type of browser used, the approximate geographical location of the user, the IP address of the user and the referring page.

Cookies

Whenever you visit a website anywhere, your browser sends information identifying basic information about the nature of your operating system and the browser you are using. We use cookies and session variables to track the popularity of each page on our site and to understand the overall direction of traffic. We do not analyse or record your individual choices. By understanding the general viewing trends of our visitors, we can design our web pages to make your viewing experience simpler and more user-friendly. Learning how you found us helps us understand what you were looking for on the internet and assists us in tailoring our site for your best viewing experience.

Read our full cookie policy here.

Use of Information

We use both the personal and aggregate data collected for a number of purposes. These purposes include, but are not limited to: improving the website, administrating the website, customising the content/layout of the website for individual users or notifying users about updates or promotions.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

We do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise provide your personal data to third parties without prior permission from you, except where the third party is a partner or other party assisting in the operation of this site. We may share your data in aggregate format, as well as aggregate usage information, with third parties for both advertising and promotional purposes.

You may opt-out of personalised advertising by visiting Google Ads Settings. You may also visit aboutads.info.

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behaviour and their devices. This includes a device’s IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf. For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site.

Links to External Sites

This site contains links to external sites, which are sites that we do not control. These sites may not follow the same privacy policy as this site. This includes links to advertisers, content providers and news or blog websites. We do not control these sites or use or bear any responsibility or liability for them.

Security

Security is of great importance to us. We use a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of information on this website. We use reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. We use SSL (secure socket layer) encryption requests between you and our server. While we strive to protect your personal information, we can’t ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Liability Disclaimer

We will use all reasonable endeavours to protect and keep your personal information confidential. If any of your personal information is accessed by a third party, whether through our negligence or otherwise, to the extent permitted by law, we disclaim any and all liability to any person or organisation for loss, damage or costs.

Governing Law

This policy and the use of this website is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia.

If a dispute arises under this policy, which cannot be resolved by negotiation in a reasonable time, the dispute will be submitted for arbitration in accordance with the rules of the Institute of Arbitrators, Australia in the following location: Sydney, Australia. Each party shall be responsible for its own costs and fees other than legal fees associated with mediation.

This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

More Information

To learn more about online privacy, visit https://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/australian-privacy-principles/

Terms of Use

Mountain Bike Database reserves the right to discontinue the provision of any content or service associated with the site at any time.

In using mountainbikedatabase.com, you agree not to engage in or to promote illegal or offensive behaviour, including (but not limited to): Breach of copyright; threatening behaviour; spamming; fraudulent behaviour; nudity; excessive swearing; transmission of computer viruses; promotion or solicitation of private commercial businesses; deceptive or misleading conduct; defamatory comments; harassment; racist or sexist behaviour; framing or mirroring the site’s content; reverse engineer or disassemble the site; delete any content from the site; generally being a tool.

We accept no responsibility as to the accuracy of any content uploaded to mountainbikedatabase.com, by individuals other than employees or contractors of Mountain Bike Database. We do not endorse the opinions or advice made on this site by any individual other than employees or contractors of Mountain Bike Database.

We may sometimes include links to content or websites not directly related to Mountain Bike Database or under our control. We accept no responsibility for you in connection with those websites.

You use Mountain Bike Database and mountainbikedatabase.com solely at your own risk.

To the extent permitted by law, Mountain Bike Database is not responsible for any loss associated with your use of Mountain Bike Database or mountainbikedatabase.com. In using this site you agree to indemnify Mountain Bike Database against any loss or damage suffered as a result of using Mountain Bike Database or mountainbikedatabase.com.

Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Mountain Bike Database and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website, you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Mountain Bike Database. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Mountain Bike Database takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

More Information

Email: hello[at]mtbdatabase.com