Privacy Policy

Introduction

AthletechNews is both a website and email newsletter owned by The Brand Society, LLC a/k/a AthletechNews operating in New York City, New York, United States.  AthletechNews provides weekly news updates on the fitness business industry.

Before submitting your personal information to AthletechNews, please review this Privacy Policy carefully. By using or accessing the AthletechNews, signing up for our newsletters and/or communicating with us via mail, email or telephone, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Types of Information We Collect

AthletechNews collects subscriber’s first and last name, title, company and email address.  We or our third-party service providers may also gather information relating to your devices, including: device model, operating system, browser type, unique device identifier, IP address, mobile phone number, mobile network carrier and/or location (such as application installations).  We also collect such other personal information you choose to provide such as your preferences, etc.

How We Use Your Information

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, AthletechNews will never sell your personal information to third parties.  AthletechNews may send you advertising and promotional materials, or advertising and promotional materials from our business partners.  Our website and newsletters may contain links to and from third party websites of our business partners and various contact management services and other service providers.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies.  Please check their individual privacy policies before you submit any personal information to those websites.  Our provision of a link to any other website or location is for your convenience and does not indicate our endorsement of such other website or location or its contents.  We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for these outside websites or their content.  Please be aware that the terms of our Privacy Policy do not apply to these outside websites.

AthletechNews will only share your information with third parties if you opt in to such sharing or when you sign up for special events or webinars hosted by AthletechNews.  We may disclose personal information to our corporate subsidiaries or affiliated entities.  Any personal information provided to our subsidiaries or entities affiliated with us will be treated by those subsidiaries and affiliated entities in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

If you provide personal information for a certain reason, we may use the personal information in connection with the reason for which it was provided.  We may share your personal information with third party vendor and suppliers to provide you with the products and services that we offer you through the website and to send you the newsletters.  You expressly consent to the sharing of your personal information with our contractors and third-party service providers (for the sole purpose of providing products and services to you).

You understand and agree that we may collect, use, disclose and otherwise process your personal information you provide in accordance with this Privacy Policy even if you are located outside of the United States.  AthletechNews is located in the United States and governed by United States law.  If you are outside the United States when you visit our website or engage in communications with us via mail, e-mail or telephone, please be aware that your personal information may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located.  Any information you provide to us, or that we collect through your use of the website, will be stored, processed and transferred within, or to, the United States.  Please be aware that the United States and jurisdictions other than the one in which you are located may not provide the same level of data protection as considered adequate in your country.  Note that your personal information may be available to the United States government or its agencies under legal process in the United States.

Cookies

AthletechNews may use “cookies” to gather non-personally identifiable information.  Cookies are small text files transferred to your device that collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information.  This information is used to track your use of the website and compile statistical reports on the website’s activity.  Visitors of the AthletechNews site can disable their browser from accepting cookies by clicking on the banner displayed on the website’s homepage immediately after initially visiting the site.

Opt-Out or Unsubscribe

You have options regarding the collection, use and sharing of your personal information under certain circumstances.  When you receive promotional communications from us, you may specify a preference to stop receiving further promotional communications and you will have the chance to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions indicated in the communication you receive.  You may also contact us via email at privacy@athletechnews.com to opt-out of receiving any promotional communications (please include “Opt-Out” in the subject line). Despite your selected preferences, we may send you non-marketing communications regarding the services we provide to you.  Should you no longer wish to receive our newsletters to your inbox, you may click on the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of each newsletter and/or contact us at privacy@athletechnews.com and we will immediately remove you from our distribution list.

Google Services

With your consent AthletechNews may use third party services, including but not limited to Google Analytics, to access your Google user data.  You will be notified prior to accessing your Google user data, and must authorize your account credentials before you are capable of accessing your Google user data.  The Google user data you use will not be stored or shared by us.  The Google user data accessed by the website is limited to user contacts, and are used solely to allow you to email those contacts directly from the website.

Security and Account Protection

We use reasonable technological and physical safeguards to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.  We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.  However, no systems can be completely secure.  Therefore, while AthletechNews uses reasonable efforts to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its security, and your use of our website and services indicates your agreement to assume this risk.

California Residents

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gives California residents enhanced rights with respect to their personal information that is collected by businesses.  The CCPA provides California residents with specific rights regarding their personal information.  The aforementioned rights include (i) right to opt out of having their information sold to third parties, (ii) right to request to know certain information and (iii) right to have their information deleted from the website upon their request.

            Under the CCPA, California residents can request to know:

  1. What specific pieces of information a business has collected about the consumer;
  2. Categories of personal information it has collected about the consumer;
  3. Categories of sources from which the personal information is collected;
  4. Categories of personal information that the business sold or disclosed for a business purpose about the consumer;
  5. Categories of third parties to whom the personal information was sold or disclosed for a business purpose; and
  6. The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal information.

Furthermore, the Califronia Online Privacy Policy Act (“COPPA”) requires operators of commercial web sites or online services that collect personal information on California residents through a web site to conspicuously post a privacy policy on the site and to comply with its policy.  The privacy policy must, among other things, identify the categories of personally identifiable information collected about site visitors and the categories of third parties with whom the operator may share the information.  The privacy policy must also provide information on the operator’s online tracking practices.  An operator is in violation for failure to post a policy within 30 days of being notified of noncompliance, or if the operator either knowingly and willfully or negligently and materially fails to comply with the provisions of its policy.

European Union Residents

For residents of the European Economic Area (EEA), United Kingdom and Switzerland, we advise that your Personal Information will be transferred to and processed in the United States, which has data protection laws that are different than those in your country and may not be as protective.  The United States has not sought or received a finding of “adequacy” from the European Union under Article 45 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Our legal basis for collecting and using your personal information is to do so with your consent; where we need the personal information for performance of a contract or requested service, including to provide you with our newsletter, or where the collection and use is in our or another’s legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.  In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect the personal information in question.  If we collected your personal information with your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time.

Changes and Updates to Privacy Policy

At AthletechNews, we strive to review our Privacy Policy as often as necessary and update it accordingly.  If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we use best efforts to provide our subscribers with notice of change to the policy.

Children

AthletechNews and the services it provides are not intended for children under the age of thirteen.  Accordingly, we will never knowingly collect the information of any child under the age of thirteen and if we learn that such an individual did provide his/her personal information, we will delete the information.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy policy and practice, please email us at michael@athletechnews.com or by using the contact details below:

AthletechNews
322 East 74th Street,
Suite 4C, New York, 10021