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GENERAL INFORMATION

Bikers Unite is an online platform that collects, analyzes and publishes motorcycle relevant information via its mobile application (iOS & Android) to other registered users. This information is collected by the user himself or herself and provided to others via the mobile application (iOS & Android). The user is able to decide which audience gets access to this information (friends, private). Every function and service as well as collecting, analyzing and publishing of this information to other users, underlies the applicable South African data protection law. The user is able to decide himself or herself which information is accessible to other registered users.

COLLECTED DATA

The user is able to record his activities/routes (locations) and add additional information, such as title, description, weather condition, chosen bike etc., via the mobile application (iOS & Android). This information is analyzed, edited and presented to the user. Furthermore it is possible to add one's own motorcycles and involve them with an activity / route.

To use the location based services of the mobile application, Bikers Unite records the collected data, analyzes and edits it and furthermore presents it within the mobile application to the user.

The user also has the possibility to share his activity/routes on the third party platform Facebook. Sharing activity/trip related data on Facebook requires explicit agreement from the user and the user has to activate the share function before saving an activity/trip. Bikers Unite collects the following data from users: last name, first name, email address, date of birth (optional), gender (optional), motorcycle (optional), activity/trip related data such as locations, sensor data, duration, length, altitudes, climb & fall, title (optional), description (optional), weather condition (optional), photos (optional) and tagged friends (optional).

PURPOSE OF DATA PROCESSING

The storing and evaluation of the collected data serves the continuous enhancing of the mobile services and furthermore the expansion of functions and services of the mobile application and online platform bikersunite.com.

STORAGE DURATION

The collected data will not be stored longer than necessary for the above mentioned purposes. By deleting a user account, all individual related data will be erased provided that the storing of personal data is no longer required due to enforcement of the terms of service or due to compliance of legal requirements.

PRIVACY LEVELS / PRIVACY SETTINGS

Every user has the possibility to decide, which user groups have access to routes and the related data. Before saving an route or a section, the user can set the privacy level to one of the following three values:
- Friends: Every user that is in direct friendship to the creator of an route or section is able to see routes that were finished and uploaded to the server including all the connected data and information for this route (title, description, locations, photos, tagged friends etc.).
- Private: Only the user and creator of an activity/trip or section is able to see that route or section with the collected data and all related information (title, description, locations, photos, tagged friends etc.).

Follow my Friends allows the user that has an active premium membership to share his/her current location on a web-based platform. When activating Follow my Friends, Bikers Unite creates a location that the user’s friends can use to follow them.
- It is the users own responsibility to turn off Follow my Friend if they do not wish to be tracked. Bikers Unite assumes no liability concerning the accuracy or completeness of the data of registered users.
- The user herself/himself is responsible for her/his actions and commits herself/himself to hold Bikers Unite harmless at any rate.

Crash Detection system allows the application to detect an accident and uses the information provided by the user to dispatch emergency services and inform 2 preset contacts provided by the user. This function is available to all users with an active premium member ship and has to be activated from the mobile application.
- With whom the user shares this info lies in his/her own responsibility. Bikers Unite assumes no liability concerning the accuracy or completeness of the data of registered users.
- The user herself/himself is responsible for her/his actions and commits herself/himself to hold Bikers Unite harmless at any rate.

USE OF INFORMATION & PASSING INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES

By registering for Bikers unite via its mobile application, the user explicitly agrees to the terms of service and this privacy policy. Furthermore the user confirms, that he or she has read, understood and fully abides the terms of service and the privacy policy. The user agrees that Bikers Unite is authorized to use personal data for Bikers Unite’s internal purposes. That information will not be passed to third parties without the explicit agreement of the user unless it is necessary by law.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

The online platform www.bikersunite.com uses the Google Analytics service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA for the continuous improvement of the web platform and user statistics. All relevant information regarding the visit on the platform as well as the IP address is stored in a cookie (Point 8.) and transmitted and stored on a Google server located in the USA. Google Analytics provides Bikers Unite with the evaluation of this data. The transmitted data will not be connected to any other Google data.

The storage of cookies can be prevented by setting the right preferences within your browsing software. Disabling of cookies can lead to a limited functionality and is therefore not recommended. By installing the following browser plugin, the user can prevent Google from collecting the above (4.1) mentioned data: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de More information regarding terms of service and privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html and https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

COOKIES

For providing our services, we may make use of cookies. Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device by your web browser. Cookies help Bikers Unite providing the user with additional functionality and help analyzing the usage of services. Cookies also help creating tailored offers that fit the user’s needs. Cookies do not contain customizable information. Most browsers are able to prevent services from creating cookies by setting the right preferences within your browser. Additional browser plugins exist that can prevent web services from using cookies too. Bikers Unite recommends to enable cookies in order to provide full functionality and best user experience.

USED PLUGINS

FACEBOOK
- Bikers Unite uses a plugin for the integration of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304. With this plugin it is possible to share the recorded and edited content from within the mobile application with friends on Facebook. Bikers Unite will not share any information without the user's explicit permission. In order to post any activity or trip on Facebook, the user has to activate the „Share on Facebook“ function before saving and transferring the information to the Bikers Unite server. The Facebook plugin may also use cookies to provide the functionality. These cookies are transferred and stored on the servers of Facebook. The user’s interaction with Facebook underlies the privacy policy of Facebook, USA. Description to plugins can be found on this website: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
- Purpose and scope of data collection and the further evaluation and utilization of the data by Facebook as well as the referring rights and preferences for protection of the user's privacy, can be found on: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.
- There are many tools available on the internet that can block Facebook social-plugins in your browser.

NEWSLETTER

After the user registered via the Bikers Unite mobile application and agreed to the terms of service and the privacy policy, Bikers Unite will send the user a newsletter with news and information all around the Bikers Unite network. The user has the possibility to unsubscribe from the newsletter via an unsubscribe link at the bottom of every newsletter. After unsubscribing or opting-out, the user will no longer receive the Bikers Unite newsletter.

DISCLOSURE / CORRECTION / VALIDITY

The user has the right to obtain information about his or her personal data and furthermore to correct them.

The user also has the right to disagree to the use of his or her personal data. In that case, the user account will be deleted and all personal data will be erased provided that the storing of personal data is no longer required due to enforcement of the terms of service or due to compliance of legal requirements.

USER AGREEMENT TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

By registering for Bikers Unite via its mobile application, the user confirms that he or she has fully read and understood the privacy policy and terms of service. Furthermore the user agrees to the complete terms and commits to always act fair within the platform.

CHANGES OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY

The services Bikers Unite offers may change from time to time and therefore it is necessary to keep the privacy policy up to date and adapt it to fit the current needs. Bikers Unite claims the right to make changes to the privacy policy at any given time or if needed.

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