the official website of the NYRR Donation page. We may refer to ourselves on
this page as: “New York Road Runners,” “NYRR,” “We,” “Our,” or “Us.” We refer
to you as “You” or “Your” or “Yourself.”
We understand privacy
online is important to users of our website, any other domain registered to
NYRR, and mobile apps and social networking pages/profiles/feeds (collectively,
with respect to: (i) visitors of our Site who visit without transacting
business and (ii) users who register to transact business on our Site and make
use of the various services (collectively “Services”) offered by New York Road
Runners (“Visitors” or “Users,” respectively).
By using our Site, You
are agreeing to allow us to collect, use, store, and transfer Your information,
including any Personally Identifiable Information (as described in Section 1,
below) that You provide to us. Please note that this means, regardless of where
You live, You will be giving us permission to transfer Your information to, and
to store and process Your information within, the United States of America or
other countries where NYRR or our affiliates, subsidiaries, or agents maintain
facilities or business operations.
If You do not wish to
agree to these terms, please do not provide Your information when requested and
immediately cease use of our Site. Your use of our Site or web-connected
You should review this
Policy carefully, because if You do not agree with Our practices, Your ultimate
choice is to not use the Site. Remember, by using any part of the Site, You
accept and agree to Our privacy practices. If we update this Policy, Your
continued use of the Site following the posting of the revised Policy means
that You accept and agree to the terms of the revised Policy.
of Your Information
Information refers to any information that identifies or can be used to
identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains,
including, without limitation, the following: name, address, phone number, fax
number, email address, financial profiles, and credit card information.
Personally Identifiable Information does not including information that is
collected anonymously (for example, without identification of the individual
accessing the Site), or demographic information not connected to an identified individual
accessing the Site. For purposes of this Policy, Personally Identifiable
Information is referred to as “Information.”
We collect and retain two
types of Information about Visitors and/or Users: (i) personal information that
individual Visitors provide when interacting on the Site, or voluntarily at
certain other points (such as via forms or emails), including when registering
for an account (“Account”), as described below, and (ii) tracking data
(“Tracking Data”), which is automatically collected from every Visitor. The
Information that we gather may include Your name, address, telephone number,
email address, age, gender, or other elements of personal information. The type
of Information collected may depend on the service or feature that You are
trying to access or obtain. In addition, if You contact us, we may keep a
record of Your correspondence, including any Information contained therein.
The Tracking Data we
record includes, without limitation, data regarding the number and frequency of
Visitors and Users to the Site, the date and time of visits to our Site, the
web sites that Visitors and Users access before and after they visit the Site,
and Our Visitors’ and Users’ IP addresses and internet service providers. We
attempt to aggregate such tracking data so that no data is tied to You in any
personally-identifiable manner. However, due to the nature of the Internet,
this is not always feasible and tracking data may be traceable back to You.
Further, if You choose not to provide us with certain Information, You may be
precluded from accessing or from fully benefiting from the features, content,
or services offered on the Site.
Users of Our Site may choose
to register for and participate in one or more of Our road races (collectively,
“Events”) and become participants (“Participants”). We provide Participants
with race bibs that contain a device called a “B-Tag” designed to record race times
at various physical location points over a given race course for purposes of
timing and scoring Participants’ Events. Participants therefore generate a
third type of Information, which concerns the Participants’ physical location
at a particular time and in a particular place, as well as the Event results
(the “Results Data”).
Card Privacy and Protection
Your credit card payment
information is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the
industry standard for securing commercial transactions. It encrypts all of
Your credit card information.
We Use Your Information and Tracking Data
The Information that We
collect and that You provide to Us is used for Our organizational purposes and
the purpose for which You provided it, including, without limitation, to
respond to Your requests or correspondence. The Information may also be
analyzed so that We can operate the Site in the best manner possible through
enhanced features and functions and to provide You with useful information.
We use Tracking Data for
a variety of purposes, including, without limitation, for system
administration, load balancing metrics, and to create reports on User and
Visitor demographics and Site traffic patterns. The reports that are generated
from Tracking Data are used for several purposes, including, for example, to
improve the Site and Our services.
We Use Your Results Data
Your Results Data is used
to record Your Event performance for timing and scoring purposes. Results Data
is posted to Our Site as it becomes available and/or is verified by Us. If You
are participating in an Event for which there is an online application for
“real time” Participant time and location progress, Your Results Data will
become immediately available (and searchable by Your Name or Your bib number)
to any Visitor to Our Site interested in tracking Your results. Results Data
remains on Our Site indefinitely.
Organizations that Collect Your Information and/or Tracking Data, and How They
In addition to Our direct
collection of Information and Tracking Data, Our third-party-service vendors
(such as, credit card companies, vendors, and shipment service providers), who
may provide such services as credit, sales, and shipping, may collect
Information from our Visitors. We do not control how these third parties use
such Information, but We do ask them to disclose how they use Information about
Visitors obtained from the Site. Some of these third parties may be
intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not
store, retain, or use the Information given to them.
We may also employ third-party
agents or third-party service providers to operate the Site and to perform
functions on Our behalf, such as sending postal mail and email, as well as
analyzing data or performing other administrative tasks. These third parties
have access to Information that is needed to perform their functions. We limit
such third parties from using the Information that is shared with them for any
reason other than performance of the services for which they have been engaged.
However, We are not responsible for such third parties’ use of Information not
in compliance with this Policy.
We may share Your
Information in the following situations:
A. When We hire vendors
to perform Services on Our behalf, such as helping us run Our Site, fulfill
contests or sweepstakes, administer surveys, process online transactions,
execute and optimize marketing/advertising campaigns, and manage and enhance
B. When We partner with
reputable, independent companies to offer you jointly-sponsored promotions on
NYRR products and services. For example, We work with another company to offer
You special discounts when You purchase products or services on Our Site, and,
as part of such promotion, provide Our partner with limited Information about Visitors
who participated in the promotion (examples may include email addresses,
products/services purchased, and/or discounts of which You have taken
c. If We are required to
share Your Information because We are legally compelled to do so. This includes,
without limitation, complying with court orders or subpoenas, responding to
requests from law enforcement agencies, enforcing contract terms, responding to
and resolving any claims (including valid Visitor complaints), or otherwise
protecting the safety of rights (including intellectual property rights) of New
York Road Runners, our business customers, Visitors, or the general public.
Your Information Is Protected
Protecting the security
of Your Information is very important to Us. When You transmit sensitive Information
from Your computer to Our servers, Your information is protected by both a
“firewall” (a combination of computer hardware and software that helps keep
unauthorized individuals and/or entities from accessing Information within our
computer network) and industry standard SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. Once
we receive Your Information, We will take reasonable precautions to secure and
protect the Information on Our systems. Unfortunately, no data transmission
over the Internet can be 100% secure and, accordingly, We cannot guarantee or
warrant the security of any Information you disclose or transmit to Us online.
However, We strive to protect Your Information and privacy.
The safety and security
of Your Information also depends on You. Where We have given You (or where You
have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of Our Site, You are
responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask You not to share
your password with anyone. We urge You to be careful about giving out Information
in public areas of the Site like message boards. The Information You share in
public areas may be viewed by any User of the Site.
You Can Update or Correct Your Information and Contact the Site
You can send a message to
to update or correct Your Information or have Your Information removed from our
records. Please contact us at
if You have any questions or concerns regarding the Site or this Policy.
You also can engage with
Our Site though video, applications, and other offerings, on or through third-party
social networking sites, such as Facebook or third-party social media plug-ins
and applications. When You engage with Our Site on or through third-party
social networking sites, plug-ins, and applications, You may allow Us to have
access to certain information from Your social media profile (for example,
name, email address, photo, gender, birthday, location, Your list of friends,
people You follow and/or who follow You, Your posts or ‘likes’) to deliver the
content or as part of the operation of the application. We may also obtain
non-personally identifiable information (for example, content viewed, running
performance, and information about advertisements within the content You have
been shown or may have clicked on) from Your interaction with Our content. We
may combine information which We obtain directly through social networking
sites or applications with information we obtain directly through the NYRR
Sites or from other sources.
When You allow Us to
access Information from Your social media account, it can enable Us to do
things like: (i) deliver exclusive content to You, (ii) personalize Your online
experience with Us within and outside our applications or web sites, and (iii)
contact You through the social networking sites or directly using Your Information.
By engaging with Our Site through social networking sites or applications, You
consent to the use of this Information in accordance with this Policy.
Additionally, when You provide Information in publicly visible areas of social
networking sites or applications, it may be viewed by other members of these
sites and We cannot prevent further use of the Information.
NYRR’s Site may contain
links to other websites, but we are not responsible for the privacy policies,
We encourage You to
You may agree to provide Information to other companies who provide content for
various parts of Our Site. If You agree to provide Information to such
companies, however, that Information will be subject to their privacy policies.
Used on Our Site
A cookie is a small piece
of data sent from a website and stored in the User’s web brower while that User
is browsing that website. Every time the User loads that website, the browser
sends the cookie back to the server to notify the web site of the User’s
obtain information about the preferences of Our Users and Visitors and the
our Users and Visitors. For example, if a User is logged on and Our Site is
unused for an extended period of time, We will automatically log the User off.
Many websites automatically contain an option that allows You to disable
cookies. As a Visitor or User to the Site, You may choose to disable cookies on
your browser. However, if You choose to disable cookies, You will be unable to
use certain functions on the Site.
NYRR does not allow unrelated
third parties to set cookies via NYRR’s Site.
We will inform our Users
and Visitors of changes to this Policy by posting such changes on our Site.
However, if we are changing this Policy in a manner that might cause disclosure
of Information We previously advised would not be disclosed, We will contact
our Users to allow such Users to prevent such disclosure.
This Policy shall be
governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York,
without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action
at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Policy shall be filed
only in the state or federal courts located in the County and State of New
York, and You hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such
courts for the purposes of litigating any action and waive any claim that such
courts are an inconvenient forum for such actions.
California Privacy Rights
California Law permits
our Visitors who are California residents to request certain information
regarding Our disclosure of Information to third parties for their direct
marketing purposes. To make such a request, please email
or write to us at 156 West 56th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10019, Attn: General
The United States
Department of Commerce and the European Commission have agreed on a set of data
protection principles and frequently asked questions to enable U.S. companies
to satisfy the requirement under European Union law that adequate protection be
given to personal information transferred from the EEA to the United States
(the “U.S.-EU Safe Harbor”). The EEA also has recognized the U.S.-EU Safe
Harbor as providing adequate data protection (OJ L 45, 15.2.2001, p. 47). The
United States Department of Commerce and the Federal Data Protection and
Information Commissioner (FDPIC) of Switzerland have agreed on a similar set of
principles and frequently asked questions to enable U.S. companies to satisfy
the requirement under Swiss law that adequate protection be given to personal
information transferred from Switzerland to the United States (the “U.S.-Swiss
Safe Harbor”). Consistent with its commitment to protect personal privacy, NYRR
adheres to the principles set forth in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor and the
U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor (the “Safe Harbor Principles”).
Note to Parents
Our Site is directed to a
general audience comprised primarily of adult Visitors and Users. Therefore, We
do not typically collect Information from children under the age of 13. If NYRR
creates online activities intended for children under the age of 13, the child
will only be able to access the activity without providing Information. For
example, children may be allowed to access child-friendly activities online
(subject to offering) by entering a User Name or other non-personal login
information. If We intend to collect Information from a child, we will take
extra steps to protect the child’s privacy, including: (i) notifying parents
about the types of Information we collect from children, how the children’s
Information is used, and whether the children’s Information is disclosed to
third parties; (ii) obtaining parental consent for the collection, use and
disclosure of children’s Information; We reasonably verify parental consent by
requesting Information from parents on portions of Our Site intended only for
adults or through requesting from children a parent or guardian direct email
address; (iii) giving parents the opportunity to access, review, edit, or
delete the Information that We have collected from their children; we also
allow parents the opportunity to refuse further collection of Information from
their children, and, moreover, any children’s Information is generally stored
as part of the corresponding adult’s Account with NYRR and can only be accessed
by the adult Account holder; and (iv) limiting Our collection of children’s
information to no more than is reasonably necessary to participate in an online