Who we are
We are an online cycling magazine. A division of Mein Media.
Our website address is: https://sparkbikereview.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it:
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you supply us with your contact details, through subscriptions or contact forms, we use it as a means by which to communicate with you. Its entirely your choice to supply us with your email, name, or phone number. You’ll always have the option to unsubscribe or opt out.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with:
We share your data with nobody!
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
The main contact details we collect, are email addresses or phone numbers.
We may ask for your name, or ask you a specific question.
How we protect your data
Your data is stored on a system base, that only the website administrator has access to. It is protected by a website security program.
What data breach procedures we have in place
If your data is breach, we will notify you. We’ll inform you of the severity of the breach.
What third parties we receive data from
Mainly our website server, and Google Analytics.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Once your data is collected, we use it to see what you read on our website or what your interests are on SPARK BIKE.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
We reserve the right to advertise, supply a sponsorship or activate brand partnerships within our website.
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