Privacy Policy


This Privacy Statement details CT Challenge policies with respect to the handling of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) submitted to or otherwise collected by CT Challenge via the CT Challenge website(s), mobile application(s), and/or in the course of providing its payment processing, payment security and fraud management solutions and services (collectively the “Services”). CT Challenge will use and disclose Personal Information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT:

Personal Information is information which can be used to identify an individual. We collect Personal Information any time the Services are used. The Personal Information collected includes information provided to us directly by individuals and that is provided to us by merchants or financial institutions. The collection of Personal Information described herein is necessary for use of the Services. This information includes but is not limited to:

• Consumer Name
• Contact information (such as email address, phone number, and mailing address)
• Order and payment information

We collect other information, such as:

• IP address and information about the device used to access the Services
• How and which Services are used
• Merchant and merchant account information, including account information we may gather from third party sources
• Information provided to us through means such as social media or when you contact us through our website.

USE OF COOKIES/IP ADDRESS

CT Challenge and its third party service providers use certain tools to collect information about users browsing our website. These tools use cookies which are small text files that are stored on a user’s computer hard drive. We use cookies to analyze user activity in order to improve our website. For example, we can use cookies to look at aggregate patterns and gain insights about how to improve the functionality and user experience of our website.We also use cookies to provide customized viewing options, to compile statistical reports on website activity, for fraud reduction or for security purposes, to recognize customers or a previous visitor of our website, or to pre-populate website forms. Such information may be disclosed to third parties to provide any of the activities mentioned above on behalf of CT Challenge.

Additionally, we use cookies from third-party partners such as Google and Facebook for marketing purposes. These cookies allow us to display CT Challenge promotional material to you on other sites you visit across the Internet. CT Challenge may also share information about your behavior on the site with third parties (including operators of third-party websites and/or social networking sites in order to show you targeted advertisements and other content that has been customized for you. We also use cookies to determine which ads users have seen and how many times users have seen a particular ad.

To find out more about cookies, including browser-specific instructions on how to restrict or block cookies, go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Remember, though, without cookies, users may not be able to take full advantage of all of our website features.

We may also use locally stored objects (sometimes referred to as “Flash cookies”) for security and fraud detection purposes. Flash cookies are not managed through web browser settings. Please visit Adobe’s Flash Player Help website for help with managing Flash cookies.

Our web servers also collect information about your connection to the Internet, including your IP Address. Your IP Address does not identify you individually; however, we use your IP address to optimize the Site experience, to administer and improve Site functionality and to diagnose problems users may encounter.  CT Challenge also uses your IP Address to determine navigation routes to the Site.

CT Challenge may contact you with information concerning products, services or promotions; however, you always have the choice to unsubscribe from such communications.  You may contact us to manage your marketing preferences and to request removal from marketing lists at the address provided below or through “Contact Us” within our website.  Additionally, marketing communications from CT Challenge will contain an opt-out or unsubscribe mechanism allowing you to change your marketing preferences.  If you decide not to receive communications from CT Challenge, we may continue to use your personally identifiable information in order to communicate with you regarding transactions, products and other information of an informative nature.

HOW WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION

Usage and disclosure of Personal Information varies based on a party’s relationship with CT Challenge. CT Challenge primarily uses this information to provide the Services and related features and to:

• facilitate the processing of payment transactions
• respond to requests and inquiries
• provide support services
• send administrative information, such as changes to our terms, conditions, and policies
• administer promotions or contests
• facilitate social sharing functionality
• analyze and monitor Services usage and to make improvements
• help secure the Services, prevent fraud and enforce our policies
• help personalize our Services
• communicate about other CT Challenge services or those of our affiliates or other third parties
• make contact, directly or through a third party vendor, to complete a survey or questionnaire
• communicate, directly or through a third party vendor, about CT Challenge offerings, about general company news and industry trends, and to address responses to a survey or questionnaire
• compile information for use on an aggregated and de-identified basis
• conduct data analysis and research, audits, develop new products, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and operating and expanding our business activities
• perform other activities with consent

HOW WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION

We will only share Personal Information as described in this policy. Specifically, we may share Personal Information:
• as necessary to perform the Services and to complete payment transactions
• with companies and vendors that help us to operate our business by providing services such as website hosting, fraud screening, data analysis, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing and other similar services
• with third parties that have contracted with CT Challenge to perform certain functions on our behalf
• with third parties sponsors of promotions or contests where consent has been given
• to comply with law or other legal obligations such as responding to subpoenas, or other requests from public and government agencies, including laws and other legal obligations outside a party’s country of residence
• to protect our rights, operations or property, or that of our users
• to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential or suspected illegal activities, fraud, threats to the personal safety of any person, or violations of the Service’s terms and conditions
• with other companies that control, are controlled by, or are under common control with CT Challenge that support the provision of Transaction Services or relationship with a party. This includes its subsidiaries and parent companies.
• with a purchaser of all or a unit of CT Challenge (or the majority of CT Challenge or its unit’s assets), a merger, acquisition, or internal reorganization of CT Challenge or a unit of CT Challenge
• with consent please note that any information posted to public areas such as on our social media pages may be seen by other visitors.

CHOICES

Users can choose not to provide us Personal Information when you use our website(s) or mobile application(s). However, if the information request is not identified as optional and a user chooses to not provide required Personal information, then the user may not be able to use the features of the website or mobile application.

Users can opt out of receiving promotional email from CT Challenge by following the unsubscribe link in those email messages. Users can opt out of receiving SMS text messages from CT Challenge by replying STOP to any message.

Users can configure browser to reject cookies, or to notify it when a cookie is set. However, if you reject cookies, the Services may not operate properly.

ACCESSING OR EDITING PERSONAL INFORMATION

CT Challenge may be contacted at the email address at the bottom of this policy to request access to or that we update, or correct the Personal Information collected by our Services. Please note, that consistent with local law, CT Challenge may retain Personal Information for auditing purposes, to troubleshoot problems, assist with investigations, enforce our policies or comply with legal requirements. Please note that we are not responsible for permitting the review, or the updating or deleting of Personal Information provided to a third party, including any mobile application, social media platform, or wireless service provider.

THIRD PARTIES AND LINKED SERVICES

CT Challenge is not responsible for the collection, usage and disclosure policies and practices (including the data security practices) of other organizations, including any Personal Information disclosed to other organizations through or in connection with the Services.

The inclusion of a link on the CT Challenge website does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by CT Challenge.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may change this privacy policy at any time by posting an updated privacy policy.

RETENTION PERIOD

We will retain Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by applicable law or regulation.

USE OF THE SERVICES BY MINORS

The Services are not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information through the Services.

SECURITY POLICY

CONFIDENTIALITY

You may use our site without disclosing personally identifiable information. We will not obtain such information about you unless you submit it to us. If you supply personally identifiable information (such as name, address or telephone numbers) it will be used for internal use only.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

CT Challenge is the sole owner of both the personal information collected on this site and the content information of your sponsors. CT Challenge will not sell, share, or rent this information to others.

SECURITY

CT Challenge takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When a registration form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry – SSL.

While we use SSL encryption to protect our sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information offline.

CONTACT

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or your personally identifiable information, you may contact us at info@ctchallenge.org, and by U.S. Mail at CT Challenge, 250 Pequot Ave., Fairfield, CT, 06890.

ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY

By using the CT Challenge site at bike.ctchallenge.org, you give your unqualified acceptance of this Privacy Policy, and you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions posted on the bike.ctchallenge.org under “Privacy Policy.” If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not access it or submit any personally identifiable information to us through our bike.ctchallenge.org.