Privacy Policy – The Running Channel

Privacy Policy

The Running Channel Ltd (“The Running Channel“) operates therunningchannel.com and may operate other websites. It is The Running Channel’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, The Running Channel collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Running Channel’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Running Channel’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Running Channel may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The Running Channel also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on therunningchannel.com blogs/sites. The Running Channel only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to The Running Channel’s websites choose to interact with The Running Channel in ways that require The Running Channel to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Running Channel gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at therunningchannel.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The Running Channel are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Running Channel collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Running Channel. The Running Channel does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The Running Channel may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. The Running Channel may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Running Channel does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The Running Channel discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Running Channel’s behalf or to provide services available at The Running Channel’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Running Channel’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Running Channel will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Running Channel discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Running Channel believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Running Channel, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an The Running Channel website and have supplied your email address, The Running Channel may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Running Channel and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Running Channel takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The Running Channel uses cookies to help The Running Channel identify and track visitors, their usage of The Running Channel website, and their website access preferences. The Running Channel visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The Running Channel’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of The Running Channel’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.