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Terms & Conditions

This website is owned and operated by Cycle Down Under. The below Terms & Conditions govern the access to, and use of, the Cycle Down Under service and website.

It is a requirement of accessing this site that all users read and accept the following terms. Once you have engaged with our service in any way, we will assume that you have read these terms and that you agree to be bound by them at all times during your use of our directory and other website features.

Any reference to ‘us’, ‘our’ or ‘we’ refers, at all times, to Cycle Down Under. Any reference to ‘you’ or ‘your’ refers to our website users.

ABOUT CYCLE DOWN UNDER

Cycle Down Under is an online directory providing cycling enthusiasts with an opportunity to view listings of cycling events all over Australia and New Zealand. All listings will conveniently direct you to the event organizers website where you are able to learn further details and register for events.

Cycle Down Under also provides a platform whereby you are able to post your own listings of rides or events, as well as create a personal riding bucket list and rate and review events or popular riding routes.

The Cycle Down Under website is for use under our discretion only. We reserve the right to refuse the use of any of our services or functions to anyone at any time without notice or explanation.

THIRD PARTY LINKS

All listings created by Cycle Down Under will take users to a third party website, where further event details will be available. These websites are owned and operated by third party organizers and are not connected to Cycle Down Under, unless expressly stated.

Cycle Down Under always attempts to maintain correct and proper event information on our listings, however we cannot be responsible for changes or amendments made by event organizers, which may result in our event listing being incorrect or outdated. It is always users responsibility to ensure all details are correct with the event organizer directly.

In addition to this, we do not take responsibility for any other information; policies or views/opinions expressed on third party websites and will not be held liable for any loss, damage or other consequences that may arise out of the use of third party websites or services.

USER LISTINGS

Cycle Down Under welcomes additions to our directory made by website visitors. All submissions are thoroughly checked over before they are accepted. We reserve the right to refuse listings, delete listings, or request that amendments be made before listings are accepted for posting.


If you have submitted an event that has been approved and posted, you will be responsible for notifying Cycle Down Under if any changes are made that would require our listing to be updated. Failure to do so may result in the deletion of your event or the refusal to post future events on our directory.

COMMENTING

Users of Cycle Down Under are given the opportunity to rate and review rides through comments on our website. In order to leave a comment about a ride or event, users must have created a profile through our website. All comments will be monitored and we reserve the right to delete comments at any time if they are deemed to be derogatory or offensive in any way.

Users will be held responsible for any comments posted. We do not allow amendments to or deletion of published comments, by the author or any other party.

AFFILIATES

Cycle Down Under makes users aware that we may receive compensation or some other benefit from affiliate third parties in exchange for featuring advertising or some other form of sponsored content on our website. Please contact us if you have any concerns or questions regarding these practices.

Any listing posted on behalf of or in conjunction with an affiliate will be clearly labeled as such.

Cycle Down Under is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

PRIVACY

We understand that on a site such as this, which contains interactive features, your privacy is especially important to you. Cycle Down Under handles all private and personal information that may be collected throughout your use of our website sensitively and confidentially. For more information on our privacy practices and procedures please see our Cycle Down Under Privacy Policy.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Our website, all associated imagery and any text or information presented on our directory (excluding the use of copyrighted third party logos etc) is the intellectual property of Cycle Down Under and is therefore protected from unauthorized publication or dissemination.

Any and all original Cycle Down Under related designs, products, images, photographs, illustrations, logos, text, HTML code, templates or any other intellectual property content made available on our website or throughout our wider brand, is the property of Cycle Down Under and remains our copyright material at all times.

Information on our website or in our online directory may be (partially) gathered, store, printed and shared only in a personal capacity and may not be copied in its entirety or used for the commencement or advancement of any form of business or commercial venture.

We reserve the right to refuse access, or take further action, including legal, against persons who violate our rights as intellectual property holders.

LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY

To the maximum extent permitted by law, Cycle Down Under cannot be held liable or responsible for any loss or damage that any person may suffer as a direct or indirect result of accessing our website or utilizing our service in any way.

Cycle Down Under is not responsible for any of the events conducted. We are simply listing them in directory format for your convenience and information. We are never responsible or liable for any aspect of the overall running of events. Nor are we responsible for any availability, registration, financial or safety issues that may emerge over the course of your association or involvement in an event listed. Once you decide to register for a third party event you are dealing only with the organizer responsible for that event and are no longer within the realm of Cycle Down Under.

RELIANCE

All content, information and imagery provided through the Cycle Down Under website or brand, or through customer service correspondence with our staff, is intended strictly for general purposes. Cycle Down Under does not make any guarantee (express or implied) as to the accuracy, currency, reliability or completeness of any materials provided. Please see our course material disclaimer for further details.

WHOLE OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Cycle Down Under publishes these Terms and Conditions, with the intention that they comprise the whole of the Terms of Use and Conditions that govern the relationship between Cycle Down Under and our website users.

Unless specifically and expressly stated in this document, no other term, condition, assurance, representation, warranty or inference is intended to apply. The only exception to this, are provisions that are automatically applicable through the application of some relevant piece of legislation.

The severance of one section of this document will not have any effect on the rest of the Terms and Conditions. All remaining provisions will remain in force, in the event that one section is edited or removed.

CHANGES TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Cycle Down Under reserves the right to make amendments to our Terms and Conditions at any time, without notice or consequence. Any changes will be published here and will take immediate effect from their time of publication. We ask that all customers remain up to date with our Terms and Conditions, whenever engaging with our service. Your continued access to our website and use of our products, is taken as your knowledge and acceptance of any changes made.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our service, products or our Terms and Conditions, please contact us directly.

These Terms and Conditions are current as of October 2018.

Privacy Policy

Cycle Down Under is an interactive website that encourages input from our users, and as such, we ensure that we have the strictest of privacy policies and guidelines in place to protect user information.

The following Privacy Policy has been prepared to tell you a little bit more about how we will request, collect, store and handle your personal details.

We require all website visitors and contributors to read this policy carefully before engaging with our service. Once you engage with our service in any way, including submitting an event for listing, creating a bucket list or leaving a comment, we will assume that you have read, understood and consented to the use of your information in any and all of the ways outlined below, and in any way incidental to those uses in the ordinary course of our business at Cycle Down Under.

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

For the effective use of the Cycle Down Under website directory and functions, we will require users to share certain pieces of personal information. This will include your name and contact details such as an e-mail address or phone number. Users submitting events for listing may be required to supply additional personal information in the process of our verifying and listing your event.

COMMENTS & MEDIA

If you choose to leave a comment on Cycle Down Under, you will be given a choice as to whether you leave your name. Your e-mail address/website will be saved in a cookie in your browser’s information.

Upon leaving a comment, we will collect any and all data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser agent string. This is to enable use to utilize spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data included. These are images formatted ‘EXIF’ and ‘GPS’. Other visitors to Cycle Down Under are able to download and extract the additional location data from any images on the website.

USE & STORAGE OF INFORMATION

Cycle Down Under will keep your personal information confidential at all times. It will only be used as a way of identifying and contacting you for our own purposes, for example, verifying event listing details or discussing amendments.

We will also keep your e-mail address on our database so that we can keep you in the loop about Cycle Down Under and any new event listings etc.

Cycle Down Under will never pass personal details, including e-mail addresses, onto third parties.

The only people with access to your information will be authorized employees of Cycle Down Under and it will only be accessed when required for the purposes of contacting you or for any other reason necessary in the ordinary course of our business. Any information no longer needed will be deleted or otherwise destroyed. This can also be done at the request of the user.

DATA RETENTION TIMEFRAME

If you have chosen to leave a comment at Cycle Down Under, this comment and its metadata are stored indefinitely.

Users are responsible for any comments left. We will not edit or delete comments at user request.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

If you have an account on Cycle Down Under, or you have left comments in the past, we will hold some information about you. You are always welcome to view or modify any personal details that we store in our database. Upon request, we can send you an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including data you have provided and that which has been automatically collated. If you wish to obtain a record of exactly what we keep, or edit your contact details, simply contact us via email. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Cycle Down Under will never allow any third party to access your information for the purposes of editing or removing it.

In addition to personal details, the Cycle Down Under website may also collect non-personal or non-identifiable details about your visit to the online store.

The use of ‘Cookies’ enables us to ascertain certain details about your visit including, but not limited to: navigational information, any referring websites and location information.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account with Cycle Down Under, each time you log in we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

You may choose to refuse the operation of ‘Cookies’ by disabling this feature in the settings of you computer, mobile phone or other device.

PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

In order to receive push notifications from PushAlert- automatic alerts from your web browser- from Cycle Down Under, you do not need to provide any personal information. You must however give consent to such notifications being pushed through to your browser and thus consent to any data automatically and indirectly collected during this process.

Your data and personal information is protected by PushAlerts in a number of ways, including the following:

Anonymize IP address: By default, PushAlert will now capture only the first three octets of your IP address to ensure that you are left completely anonymous to them.

Consent: Web Push Notifications require you to give explicit consent by turning on the browser-level permission.

Subscriber data: After accepting to receive notifications, the push notification service of the browser creates a randomly generated ID for you, which cannot be used to identify you individually.

Data Deletion: PushAlert automatically deletes data on expired endpoints and you have complete control over your data. You can unsubscribe at any time from you browser and your data will be deleted from the PushAlert system.

Data Retention: You can use the account features to remove or update your data. PushAlert have also decreased their data retention time of deleted data to 72 hours.

If you require any further information on push notifications, please see https://pushalert.co/gdpr

EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES

Information and articles on Cycle Down Under may also include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you have visited that website itself. Therefore, these websites will be able to and may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor you interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to Cycle Down Under.

DATA OVER THE INTERNET

The Internet is a global network. Therefore, any data that you may transmit whilst accessing our website, is transmitted globally. By visiting the Cycle Down Under website, you are impliedly authorising the global transmission of your data.

We are not responsible for this transmission and are not liable for any consequences that may flow from it.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

Cycle Down Under may occasionally make alterations to our privacy practices or procedures. Any changes made that would have a direct impact on how we handle the personal information of our customers, will be published here and will take immediate effect from their time of publication.

Customers are responsible for remaining up to date with this policy. Your continued use of our service is taken as your knowledge and acceptance of any changes made, and your consent to the collection or use of your personal information in any of the additional ways or any ways incidental to those uses.

PRIVACY SPECIFIC REQUESTS OR QUERIES

If you have any questions about the what/why and when of our privacy collection practices, or if you believe we are in breach of our privacy obligations to you, please contact us directly.

This Privacy Policy is current as of October 2018.

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