AidStation is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
AidStation may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy was last updated: September 2020.
The information we collect is pivotal to the successful operation of the AidStation platform. We need this information to be able to help users (runners) discover great products suited to their running needs.
You freely provide us with the following information when you sign-up:
Every time you submit an item you have recently used on a run, we will store the following information along with it:
Storing the above information per submission is purely done to optimize the querying (searching) aspects from a technical database perspective. This allows users that wish to find popular products on AidStation to do so faster for a better user experience.
AidStation allows Strava integration. This means that you can connect your Strava account to AidStation which allows automatic product usage submissions to the platform.
If you connect your Strava account you authorize us to collect the following information from Strava:
We collect your activity details once an activity is completed on Strava via a push notification to our API.
"Cookies" are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.Session Cookies
We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you when logging into AidStation to discover and contribute products. You can learn more about session cookies and what they are used for at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html.
We use this to understand how AidStation is being used in order to improve the user experience. Your user data is all anonymous. You can find out more about Google's position on privacy as regards its analytics service at https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/.Log Files
"Log files" are used in most applications to record any errors or critical failures that may occur during general site usage. AidStation logs "debug" data to a rolling daily log file in case of such an event. The information contained in these log files is "stack trace" information that helps the developer ascertain what the issue was and how it happened.Email Tracking
AidStation sends email via a third party application called SendGrid. Email delivery, opening and clicks are native to their platform's reporting system. We use this for the sole purpose to ensure that emails are delivered.
You can unsubscribe from most of the email notifications we send you. This can be managed via your profile page.
On occasion, we will use MailChimp to send out a general update on what the company has been busy with purely for informational purposes. You can also unsubscribe from these using the appropriate links in the newsletter email.
When we use the information that we gather from you, it will always be represented as an aggregation of all the submitted data on AidStation.
The information we gather about you as an individual will never be made public. An individual will never be able to view another's individual activities or what that individual used recently on any of their runs.
We use the information and demographical data you provide to AidStation to group and filter submissions so that other runners can discover other popular running products and make better or more informed purchasing decisions. These runners could be accessing the collective information from anywhere in the world.
We may analyze and use this information to provide brands with collective statistical insights about how their products are used.
Finally, we may also share your personal information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant, or other lawful requests for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Should you ever wish to know more about this, please contact us at email@example.com.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right or have any complaints, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AidStation will store submissions for a period of 5 years as longer than that, the product information will no longer be deemed valid.
We will undertake monthly submission purging sessions to clear old data from our database tables starting June 2025.