Collection and Use of Personal Information
Personal information is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person.
What personal information we collect
When you create an Penn Cycle account on our web site, or apply for credit, or purchase any product, register for a class at a Penn Cycle Retail Store, or participate in an online survey, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences, and credit card information.
When you share your content with family and friends or send gift certificates and or products, or invite others to join you on Penn Cycle forums, Penn Cycle may collect the information you provide about those people such as name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.
How we use your personal information
The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on Penn Cycle’s latest announcements, and any upcoming events. It also helps us to improve our services, content, and advertising. If you don’t want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out anytime.
From time to time, we may use your personal information to send out important notices, such as communications about your purchases and changes to our policies. Because this information is important to your interaction with Penn Cycle, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.
We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve Penn Cycle’s products, services, and customer communications.
If you enter into a sweepstake, contest, or similar promotion we may use the information you provide to administer those programs.
Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
We also collect non-personal information - data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. The following are some examples of non-personal information that we collect and how we may use it:
If we do combine non-personal information with personal information the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
Cookies and Other Technologies
If you want to disable cookies, check with your provider to find out how to disable cookies. Please note that certain features of the Penn Cycle website may not be available once cookies are disabled.
As is true of most websites, we may gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information could include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer the site, to learn about user behavior on the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Penn Cycle may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.
In some of our email messages, we use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the Penn Cycle website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages.
Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers.
Disclosure to Third Parties
At times Penn Cycle may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with Penn Cycle to provide products and services, or that help Penn Cycle market to customers. it will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.
It may be necessary - by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence - for Penn Cycle to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.
We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.
Protection of Personal Information
Penn Cycle takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
Penn Cycle online services such as the PennCycle.com or our MerchantOS point of sale system both use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is collected. To make purchases from these services, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal information while it’s transmitted over the Internet.
When you use some Penn Cycle websites or post on a Penn Cycle forum or social networking service, the personal information you share could be visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances. For example, if you list your name and email address in a forum posting, that information is public. Please take care when using these features.
Integrity and Retention of Personal Information
Access to Personal Information
For other personal information, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access so you can request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if Penn Cycle is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. Access, correction, or deletion requests can be made through the contacting us.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under 13 we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.
Third-Party Sites and Services
Penn Cycle websites, and emails may contain links to third-party websites, products, and services. Our products and services may also use or offer products or services from third parties. Information collected by third parties, which may include such things as location data or contact details, is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.
Penn Cycle’s Commitment to Your Privacy
To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to Penn Cycle employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company.
Changing your Contact Information
You may change or modify your contact information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opting Out of Communications
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time by emailing email@example.com. You may also use the opt out link that is included in all our our email communications.