Privacy Statement

Who we are

CyclingRanking.com is created by three cycling enthousiasts, just as a hobby, which has gotten a bit out of control. The three of us are also family. Peter van Uijtregt, the father, has been interested in cycling for many years and started creating a ranking about the best cyclists of the world, already in the 1970s. His two sons, Stephan and Arnim van Uijtregt, of course also have been infected with this same cycling bug in their infant years.

Over the years Stephan and Arnim have grown up. Stephan has become an expert in sports marketing, and Arnim has become a software engineer. This expertise led to the possibility to create a proper website for these cycling rankings the father created and CyclingRanking.com was born.

As said before, we do all of this work for a hobby and we feel that these rankings should be publicly available, in a format that is very accessible. We do not want to restrict any information, and do not require the users of our site to register or anything. Basically that is because we have no business knowing any details about our visitors. Also it would distract us from the focus we need on the website itself. We do not want to be responsible for securing everybody's privacy sensitive information. So instead of sending out newsletters, we invite you to just frequently visit our site and optionally follow us on Twitter or Facebook, where we frequently provide updates with interesting information. Links to these accounts can be found at the bottom of our pages.

Types of data we collect

Although we try to minimize the impact on privacy of our users, we still want to inform our users on any technology we do use, that involves privacy of our users.

Contact us

The website has a Contact Us form, which can be used by our users to ask questions or provide feedback. The only privacy sensitive information we ask, is your e-mail address, because otherwise it would be impossible to answer any of your questions. Rest assured, that we do not use your e-mail address for anything else except for answering your questions. We will not provide the e-mail address to third parties, and we will not use it to create a list for a (future) newsletter.

Website Cookies

To improve your experience on our site, we use ‘cookies’. Cookies are an industry standard and most major websites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.

Website traffic analysis

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. This also includes puting a cookie on your device.

Advertisements

As stated before, the three of us do this as a hobby. This hobby takes lots of time and also costs money. To at least compensate for the hosting costs, we do run advertisements through the Google AdSense program. We try to minimize the impact of the advertisements we use, in order to not overly distract the user from their actual goal of visiting our site. Google will put so called ‘doubleclick’ cookies on your device to make their advertisement system work. If you want to prevent these advertisements and cookies, then we refer you to use some ad blocker software that will be available for your browser.

For our European vistitors we would like to add, that we will show only non-personalised ads which are targeted using contextual information rather than the past behaviour of a user. Although these ads do not use cookies for ads personalisation, they do use cookies to allow for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting and to combat fraud and abuse.

Twitter

CyclingRanking.com includes tweet buttons on various pages. If you choose to ‘share’ content through Twitter you might be sent cookies from the Twitter website. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them. No Twitter cookies are passed along, while browsing our site.