The Bikesmiths is committed to protecting the privacy and security of its online visitors. This policy statement provides our visitors with an overview of the measures we have taken to provide a safe environment for everyone.
We do collect information about the website use, such as the number of visitors to the website and the number of users that click on certain links or services. For some applications, we link usage information with the particular customer visiting the website. We use industry standard software to create summary statistics of the usage data we collect, which may then be used to highlight what our visitors find interesting, to improve our website design specifications, to identify system performance issues, and for other internal purposes.
An Internet Protocol ("IP") address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer every time that you browse the Internet. When you visit the website, our servers log your current IP address. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our website. Data gathered from logging your IP address is not tied to your personal information and is not used to identify you.
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer's hard drive by Web page servers. When you visit the website, our server may create "session" cookies, making it more convenient for you to use our site by verifying when you travel from page to page that you have signed up with our online services. Data on website usage that we collect using cookies is not tied to your personal information and is only used in aggregate form.
The Bikesmiths utilizes industry-standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption when accepting your personally identifiable information. SSL encryption is a method by which information transmitted across the Internet is encoded to defeat theft by anyone who should intercept the data before it reaches its destination. Web pages where SSL encryption is activated are typically identified by a lock or key symbol displayed in your web browser.
The Bikesmiths staff may access non-public personal information in relation to their job functions and the services they provide to you.
Visitors will find links from The Bikesmtihs web site to independently owned, controlled and/or managed World Wide Web sites whose content we have found of possible interest to our visitors. In many cases, the links represent cooperative projects or mutual links established with the organizations connected with these sites. While we initially visit these sites to which we directly link, please note that we do not control the content that appears on these sites and such content may be constantly changing.
Please note that we may revise our above policy as the content on our site continues to change. We hope that you enjoy and feel comfortable exploring our site. Your comments are welcome.