Privacy Policy



Updated March 16, 2017

The National Bike Challenge Site at (including any subpages or mobile versions thereof, the “Site”) is operated and maintained by The League of American Bicyclists , a 501(c)(3) non-profit (collectively “the League,” “us,” “our,” or “we”). At the League, we recognize that visitors to the Site may be concerned about the information they provide and how we treat that information. This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) addresses those concerns.

This Policy forms an agreement between you and the League. We may update the Privacy Policy from time to time, so please check in occasionally. By continuing to browse the Site or by providing us with your Personal Information, you consent to the current terms of this Policy.

I. About The Challenge and Site

The Site provides information and access to features related to the National Bike Challenge (the “Challenge”). The Challenge is organized and presented by the League. The Challenge also allows the participation of local employers, schools, communities, leagues, and other groups (each an “Advocacy Challenge”) each of which is managed by a third-party individual or entity (an “Advocacy Challenge Administrator”). The Site allows you to log how many miles your ride during The Challenge, and view your progress and the progress of others in The Challenge. If you choose, you may share data about your rides through a third-party mobile application (a “Participating Application”) or you may enter the data manually. Additional information about the Challenge is available on the Site, in the Challenge Rules, and in our Terms of Use.

II. Additional Agreements & Third-Parties

This Policy is incorporated into our Terms of Use and may include terms that are defined in that agreement. Participating Application providers and other third parties are not bound by this Policy and may have privacy policies with different terms regarding the disclosure and use of your Personal Information. Any information you collect and share through a Participating Application is governed by the policies of that Participating Application. Please review the policies of third parties before you provide Personal Information to them.

III. Information We Collect and How We Use It

With your consent, we may collect certain personal and non-Personal Information from you using the Site. For purposes of this Policy, “Personal Information” means any information that can be used to identify you as an individual, including your full name; address; online contact information, such as an email address, screen name or username; or any persistent identifier that can be used to recognize you over time and across different services; and any information about an individual linked to such identifying information.

The League does not knowingly collect Personal Information about you without your consent. You can visit this Site without providing Personal Information, however, you may not be able to access certain features, or enter the Challenge. We typically collect information from you in the following ways:

When you register and create a profile – When you sign up on the Site, we collect your name, email address, birthdate, city and password. We generally use registration information so that we can track your performance, and contact you about your account or as otherwise necessary to administer our Site and The Challenge. By providing us this information, you consent to our collection of your Personal Information, publication of your profile, and sharing with the Advocacy Challenge Administrator as provided below.

When you register and join the Challenge, your name and email address are added to the League mailing list. If you entered an Advocacy Challenge, you may also be registered for emails related to your Advocacy Challenge, which includes information about your Advocacy Challenge host and other participants in your group. Additionally, you may also be registered for emails related to any groups you join, including workplace, bike shop, bike club, team, etc. to allow the administrators of these groups to communicate with you.

When you log your rides – When you choose, we will collect information about the rides you take, including the name of the route you took, the miles you rode, and whether your ride was to commute or for fun (“Ride Data”). This information is associated with your account and Personal Information. We use this information only to track your achievements in the Challenge, analyze how you, your group and others ride, and as necessary to administer our Site and The Challenge. Please note, when you sync your Ride Data using a Participating Application, we collect and use the information you choose to share using that Participating Application’s sync functionality or API. Please note: data may be shared automatically, based on the settings you chose. Please visit the Participating Application for details on any additional information they may collect or share.

When you contact us about the Site – We use a third party provider to power a community forum related to the Site, Challenge and other matters. We may access the information you post in these forums, but do not use this information outside the context of your request, comment or inquiry. Please review any additional terms and conditions of the third party provider that may apply to the use and disclosure of your Personal Information.

From cookies and analytics – Like many organizations, the League uses "cookie" technology on the Site. Cookies are information stored on your computer by your browser to save your preferences while you are visiting a particular site. When you log in, the cookie tells us whether you've visited us before or are a new visitor. The cookie doesn't collect any Personal Information about you or provide us with any way to contact you, and the cookie doesn't extract any information from your computer. We may use the cookie to help us identify site features in which you have the greatest interest so that we can provide more of what you may want.

We may also use pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising. These files enable us to recognize a unique cookie on your Web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our website. The cookie was placed by us, or by another advertiser who works with us. With both cookies and pixels, the information that we collect and share is anonymous and not personally identifiable. If you do not enable cookies to be received by your web browser, you may not be able to access certain features and functionality on this Site.

Please note, most modern browsers include a “do not track” feature that may help protect your privacy. However, because there is not yet a defined response to do-not-track requests, our Site does not respond to your browser’s do-not-track request. In addition, we do not, nor do we allow third parties to, track our Site visitors over time or across third party sites.

Our Site may use cookies provided by website analytics services such as Google Analytics to help us better understand how our Site is used.To learn more about, or to opt-out of Google’s analytic and marketing services, visit Google Analytics Terms of Use, the Google Privacy Policy, or Google Analytics Opt-out.

IV. How we disclose or share information

We value the privacy of your Personal Information. Except as described below, we do not typically share your Personal Information with unrelated third parties. By sharing your city and state, you are consenting to our disclosure of certain Personal Information, such as your name, email address, any other Advocacy Challenge information, and registration data with the Advocacy Challenge Administrator(s). in your local area. If you are a winner or leader in The Challenge—including an Advocacy Challenge—we may publicize your name, Advocacy Challenge information and Ride Data.

Information from your profile, including your name, photo, team, community, workplace, photo, Advocacy Challenge, the dates you rode, the total number of miles you rode, your achievements, and other Ride Data will be publically visible on the Site.

We may, without your consent, share Personal Information with service providers who provide services on our behalf and provide protections that are consistent with this Policy. For example, we may share certain Personal Information with third parties such as providers of data hosting or processing services and other providers of essential and internal services.

In limited circumstances, we may share Personal Information we possess as part of a sale or transfer of our business, or substantially all of our assets. We may also share Personal Information if we need to protect the interests of the League, our customers, property, or the public, to the extent allowed by law. Similarly, we may share Personal Information with governmental authorities or otherwise in response to a legal request that we believe requires us to do so. We will share any such information to the extent we believe that request requires. Legal requests include, for example, search warrants, subpoenas, and other orders issued by courts, regulators and other governing bodies. We may also receive legal requests or orders from jurisdictions outside the United States, in which case you consent for your Personal Information to be transferred to the applicable country.

V. Security measures

The League takes reasonable precautions to protect your Personal Information. User information is collected on a secure web page to protect the confidentiality of the data. No transmission of data over the internet or other public network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. We make reasonable efforts to secure your Personal Information once we receive it, but we cannot guarantee the security of information you send to us.

VI. Your rights to access and update your information

You may access or update any Personal Information we hold about you by logging into your account and updating your account information, password and other Personal Information. If you cannot access your account, you may obtain a list of the Personal Information we hold about you by sending a letter or email using the contact information listed below. We will respond to reasonable requests for access or revision and will provide access to the extent required or allowed by law. However we may decide not to grant access or make revisions where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual’s privacy in any given case, or when the rights of others would be violated by granting the access.

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your Personal Information by the League to others for direct marketing purposes. With respect to these other parties, this Privacy Policy applies only to their activities within the State of California. To make such a request, please contact us using the information below.

VII. Your choices with regard to your information

At any time, you may opt out of the collection and sharing of your Personal Information through our Site or revoke your consent to receiving electronic messages. Simply visit your account page to opt-out of emails, join or leave Advocacy Challenges, and to authorize or de-authorize a Participating Application that is linked or providing information to your account. Please note, we allow you to de-authorize a Participating Application, which prevents the Participating Application from sharing Ride Data with us; however, we have no control over the collection and use of data by that application.

Rights of minors

The League is committed to protecting the online privacy of children and making the internet safe. This Policy reflects applicable laws and regulations on children's privacy. All persons under 18 years of age are expected to have permission from their parents before participating in the National Bike Challenge. This Site is not intended to nor do we knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13 years of age.

Parents may review, edit, request the deletion, or prevent further collection or use of their minor children's Personal Information. Parents may also choose to agree to the collection and use of their child’s information, but not allow disclosure of such information to third parties unless it is inherently part of the Site. Parents may request any of these actions, or make inquiries regarding our privacy practices, by sending an email or letter to us at the address below. To the extent required by California Law, we permit minors under the age of 18 to request the deletion of any content or information that the minor has posted or made publicly available through our Site. To request that information you have made available on our Site be removed, please send a letter or email to the address below with (i) your name, (ii) a complete description of the content you would like removed, and (iii) the web address(es) of the content you would like removed. Please be aware that our fulfillment of this request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information you have posted on our Site.

IX. International Guests

If you are accessing this Site from outside of the United States, you consent to the transfer of your Personal Information to the United States, and the processing, use, and sharing of your Personal Information in accordance with this Policy. Regardless of where your Personal Information is collected or transferred, the information will be treated in accordance with this Policy.

X. Limitation of liability

By providing us with any Personal Information, you expressly and unconditionally release and hold harmless the League or K-C, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies and their respective shareholders, owners, members, directors, officers, employees and agents (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the use and/or misuse of your collected Personal Information. In addition, while we take reasonable steps to prevent third-party companies from making unauthorized use of your Personal Information, we cannot be held liable for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the use and/or misuse of your Personal Information collected by those third parties.

XI. Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:

The League of American Bicyclists 1612 K Street NW, Suite 1102 Washington, DC 20006 202-822-1333