Privacy and Disclosures

Your privacy is important. That being said, your personal information is not collected or used by anyone associated with Dirt Bikes 101, other than to answer any emails you may initiate. Your email address won't be retained, sold, rented, loaned, or added to any lists. We're not interested in your IP address, where you live, what your name is, nor your email address. We only care that you like dirt bikes.

Amazon (Affiliate Links)

The Dirt Bikes 101 site has been in existence since 2010 and with the rebuild of the website in 2013 (to make it mobile-friendly), Amazon products were added. The products on the Dirt Bikes 101 site that link to Amazon are called affiliate links and sometimes pay a small commission when you purchase an item found on our site. All the products are selected with the purpose of adding value and/or relevancy. None of the products are auto-generated by widgets, all are clearly marked by a text title, and we don't use any shortened links. Amazon has a strict privacy policy and none of your information is passed on to anyone at Dirt Bikes 101. Amazon's privacy policy can be found here. There are no affiliations with any other sites, we don't accept any advertising, nor are there any Google ads on the Dirt Bikes 101 site.

There are myriad rules we need to follow as an affiliate and one of them is displaying the required Amazon disclosure wording which is:

Dirt Bikes 101.com 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.

Another required disclosure is for cookies:

When you click on any of the Amazon links a cookie will be enabled by Amazon in order to process your purchase. Without that information, Amazon would have no idea how to process your order. Whatever info that cookie contains is between you and Amazon - we don't get any of your personal info.

The length of time the cookie is active depends on your browser settings, whether or not you've purchased the item, or if you've added it to your cart. You can change the cookie settings on your browser to delete cookies when you close the browser. Be aware selecting that option may delete some of your various logins and/or passwords, so when you revisit your favorite pages you'll probably have to go through the login process again. And don't delete any login info if you don't have it written down or stored somewhere else.

Google

Google also uses cookies which enables them to place advertisements on websites that are based on a visitor's browsing history, and depending on the privacy settings you've chosen through your Google dashboard, they may also log your IP address. Google is constantly changing their policies, so you'll need to google 'Google privacy policy' to get the latest info. You can also check out Digital Advertising Alliance for more info and read about their opt-out page. Visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. Tracking of users through Google's cookie mechanisms are subject to Google's own privacy policies. As mentioned earlier, there are no Google ads on Dirt Bikes 101, and we don't have (nor want) access to any of Google's information.

Most websites use some type of analytics (in our case it's Google Analytics) to track where the online traffic is coming from, which pages are the most popular, and what type of devices are used to view the pages. This information helps us to provide interesting and relevant content. The information collected does not give any information about you, your computer's content, your location, or your email address - not to the end user (us), anyway. Google has its own privacy policies.

YouTube Videos

YouTube is a terrific resource and there are several YouTube videos throughout the Dirt Bikes 101 website that were hand-chosen to complement our written subject matter. Some of the videos may include advertisements, but Dirt Bikes 101 has no affiliation with YouTube nor the people who created the videos, and we do not profit by any of the ads within the videos. Most people are aware that Google and YouTube are one in the same, so the YouTube privacy policy is the same as Google's privacy policy.

Coppa

We love kids as much as anyone, but the Dirt Bikes 101 website was created for beginning adult riders who have never ridden a dirt bike before, as well as adults riders who may have ridden as kids and are looking to re-visit their youth (go for it!). We don't target or collect information from kids under 13 (or anyone else for that matter) so by default, Dirt Bikes 101 is COPPA compliant. Here's a link to the COPPA FAQs page if you'd like more info about COPPA.

GDPR

In May of 2018 the European Union enacted a privacy law called GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which is a set of regulations that focuses on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. The law describes certain rules about privacy and personal information, how long a website owner is allowed to keep any personal info, along with the need to obtain permission to use your email for marketing material and/or newsletters for anyone living in the European Union.

No matter where you live, we don't maintain an email list nor do we send out any newsletters or marketing material. The Dirt Bikes 101 site doesn't have any comment forms that would require you to register in order to comment. We're not an e-commerce site, so there is no financial transaction information. Basically the only personal info we would get from you is your email should you choose to contact us. If you contact us by email we obviously need to to use your email to respond, but we have no reason to keep the email once we've responded. As already mentioned at the start of this Privacy Page, we don't collect any personal information. Period.

Changes to this privacy policy

The contents of this privacy page may change at any time due to the ever-changing nature of the Internet. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to touch base.

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Last updated August 2018