This site is owned and operated by California Half Marathon Series (CAHMS). Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. We want to make your experience online satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
INFORMATION CAHMS GATHERS AND TRACKS
CAHMS gathers several types of information about users:
- Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions via www.calhalfseries.com to receive our electronic news updates, to send us a message via our contact form, and from participation in polls and surveys.
- Information CAHMS gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our site. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help us better understand the demographics of our audience.
- Information CAHMS gathers through partners who provide services, such as registration for CAHMS events. Such partners operate independently from and have privacy and security policies wholly different from CAHMS.
During the registration process CAHMS, through our partners, obtains personally identifiable information about you which may include your first and last name, home or other physical address including a street name or the name of your city or town, your email address, telephone number, age, gender, t-shirt size, and credit card information.
CAHMS Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:
CAHMS gathers personal information about participants as described above when you register for events.
Optional Voluntary Information:
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:
Electronic newsletters policy: We will offer a free electronic newsletter. CAHMS gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page.
Surveys: CAHMS may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our partners. We never share any information about specific individuals with any third party.
Website Usage Tracking
CAHMS tracks user traffic patterns throughout our site. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. CAHMS does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).
CAHMS tracks and catalogs the search terms users enter in their browsers, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our site users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better online experience for you.
USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION
CAHMS stores and uses the personal information gathered during the registration process to facilitate rankings, race registration, and event management, including to generate and provide bib numbers, to access and provide emergency contact information to medical or safety personnel if necessary, and to keep registrants apprised of instructions and changes to event details. This registrant information will be available to our partners who provide contracted services to CAHMS, such as for registration.
CAHMS may also provide finisher data (name, address and event) to the official race photographer for the one-time purpose of mailing a finisher photo proof for consideration with no obligation to purchase.
CAHMS may also provide finisher data (name, age, hometown, race category, etc.) to media wishing to report on race results and highlights.
CAHMS will maintain a database of all registrants, as well as of individuals who sign up for email newsletters on the CAHMS website for email and other marketing purposes.
CAHMS does not sell, rent or provide your non-public personal information to anyone other than as stated above. Unless required by subpoena or other court order, CAHMS will not disclose or share your personally identifiable information with any individual, organization, company or non-affiliated third party. CAHMS may, however, at its sole discretion, share statistical data with race sponsors, partners, affiliates or media agencies. Statistical data does not include personally identifiable information about any individual and is used for quantitative purposes only.
CAHMS operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our users and registrants.
We give users opt-out options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
- Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas of our website.
- Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
At any time, users may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from receiving electronic newsletters.
Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.