This policy covers the FitnessReference.com use of personal information that the site collects when you use FitnessReference.com. The policy also gives you general information about cookies.
FitnessReference.com does currently only use the cookies to remember your username and password in the forum and on the main website - if you have checked for the site to remember your login information.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website's computer and stored on your computer's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.
Cookies record information about your online preferences. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user user and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the bbc.co.uk features. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
If you have set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse Fitnessreference.com anonymously until such time as you wish to register for FitnessReference services. For further information on cookies please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.
Use and storage of your personal information
When you supply any personal information to FitnessReference.com (Forum Signups or general membership information) we have legal obligations towards you in the way we use those data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it (see the notices on particular webpages that let you know why we are requesting the information) and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else.
ALL information you provide to the FitnessReference.com team will stay within our corporate information database. FitnessReference.com will NEVER share our information with any third party agencies or other marketing schemes. However, if you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to FitnessReference.com or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on FitnessReference.com, FR can use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop such behaviour. This may involve informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school e-mail/Internet provider and law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in the case of FitnessReference.com membership you no longer wish to continue your registration as a FR member. For safety reasons, however, the BBC may store messaging transcript data (including message content, member names, times and dates) arising from the use of the FitnessReference.com forums. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
We also use third party advertising services to display advertisements on FitnessReference.com, such as Google through the Google AdSense program. Some or all of those advertising services may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will send these advertisers information about your visit including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes. Geo-targeting is sometimes used for the purposes of matching advertisements with visitors based on certain attributes that visitor has. An example of this type of geo-targeting would be showing Idaho movie theatre ads to someone located in Idaho, or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited, such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites.
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick service, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Miami, you may see Miami hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You may choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
Contacting the FitnessReference Corporation
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of FitnessReference.com, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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