Privacy Policy & Disclaimer

Privacy Policy of Chicago Bike Blog

Chicago Bike Blog is not a corporate media enterprise; it is a one-woman labor of love. Since I do not accept 3rd party advertising on this site, most of the standard Internet issues concerning your privacy are not likely to come up. Below is a privacy policy to make you aware what information this website does receive from you and what we do with it.


Newsletter: Chicago Bike Blog is the online journal of Cosmic Bikes, a brick and mortar bicycle store in Chicago. If you sign up via Chicago Bike Blog newsletter link, you will be subscribed to the Cosmic Bikes Newsletter. Your name and the email address you provide are used solely to deliver the newsletter to your inbox, and are never shared with any “third parties.” If you change your mind about receiving the newsletter, you can always unsubscribe by clicking the UNSUBSCRIBE link at the bottom of any issue of the newsletter.

Communication: If you contact me via email, either by writing to me directly, through the contact form on this site, or by replying to the automated email newsletter, I will receive your email address and any other information you choose to provide. Again, this information will be used only to reply not your inquiry, and never shared with any other “third party”.


Chicago Bike Blog is built on the publishing platform WordPress, which uses statistical analytics to help website publishers such as myself understand how their readers use their websites, and to deliver relevant and useful content. This means that as you peruse Chicago Bike Blog, the information about pages you visit and the times you visit, scrubbed of any personal data that could be used to identify you, are represented in these analytical tools. WordPress may add other features to their analytics at any time, which will be available to me as a website publisher, even if I never actually look at those statistics.


If you have opted to receive my newsletter, I use your information to deliver it to you, and to better understand how you use the site in order to improve it. I don’t share your information with any “third parties”. Your information is securely stored by the external services that deliver the email newsletter, which is currently handled by Aweber.


At Chicago Bike Blog, accessible from, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by Chicago Bike Blog and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

Log Files

Chicago Bike Blog follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information. Our Privacy Policy was created with the help of the Privacy Policy Generator.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, Chicago Bike Blog uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

For more general information on cookies, please read the “Cookies” article from the Privacy Policy Generator.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Third Party Privacy Policies

Chicago Bike Blog does not accept any “third party” advertisements.

Children’s Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

Chicago Bike Blog does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Chicago Bike Blog. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its Terms and Conditions.

Disclaimer for Chicago Bike Blog

If you require any more information or have any questions about our site’s disclaimer, please feel free to contact us by email at

Disclaimers for Chicago Bike Blog

All the information on this website – – is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. Chicago Bike Blog does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (Chicago Bike Blog), is strictly at your own risk. Chicago Bike Blog will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website. Our Disclaimer was generated with the help of the Disclaimer Generator.

From our website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to such external sites. While we strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites. Site owners and content may change without notice and may occur before we have the opportunity to remove a link which may have gone ‘bad’.

Please be also aware that when you leave our website, other sites may have different privacy policies and terms which are beyond our control. Please be sure to check the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their “Terms of Service” before engaging in any business or uploading any information.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our disclaimer and agree to its terms.


Should we update, amend or make any changes to this document, those changes will be prominently posted here.