Terms and Conditions of Privacy

DARE Bikes’ Commitment
DARE Bikes (hereinafter referred to as “we” or this “Website) is operated by COMPOSITEGEAR TAIWAN CO., LTD., a company incorporated in Taiwan.

DARE Bikes (hereinafter also referred to as “we” or this “Website”) deems protection of privacy and personal data as its first priority and is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy pursuant to the standards and rules set forth under the General Data Protection Regulation of European Union (Regulation (EU)2016/679). Herein below are our explanations on how we will collect and use your personal data. We strive to be transparent and hope to allow you to control your personal data as you desire.

Update: July 31, 2018
A. Who we are
DARE Bikes is operated by COMPOSITEGEAR TAIWAN CO., LTD., a company incorporated in Taiwan, with its principle office located at 1F., No. 3, Ln. 132, Fude 2nd Rd., Xizhi Dist., New Taipei City 221, Taiwan (R.O.C.) registered number54036899. DARE Bikes is a specialty bike designer and producer.
B. What data we will be collecting
In principle, we will be collecting the following categories of information/data regarding your activities on this Website.

・ Personal Identifiable Information
・ Aggregated Data
・ Cookies
・ Device Data

*If you do not agree to our collection of the relevant information about you, please do not use this Website.
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    Personal Identifiable Information
    During the course of your using this Website as a registered member of this Website, we will be collecting your following personal data:
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      Identification: first name, last name, date of birth, and gender.
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      Contact Information: e-mail address, telephone number, mobile number, fax number, and postal address.
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      Physical Attributes: height, and standover height
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      Payment Information: credit card information, bank account number, information about the payment tool of your selection.
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    Aggregated Data
    We will also collect aggregated data or statistical data about the activities conducted by the visitors of the Website; for example, the volume of the traffic to this Website during a certain period of time or the daily number of visitors to the Website. Although such data would be originated or generated from your activities on the Website, we will not be able to identify you from such aggregated data.
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    Cookies
    Please refer to more details in the Cookies Policy section of this Privacy Policy.
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    Device Data
    When you visit the Website, apart from using cookies to track the pages that you have visited, the products that you have purchased and the time that you have spent on each page, we will also track other information about your activities, including the URLs that you have visited, the type of browser that you are using and your IP address. IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer, cellphone, tablet or other device (collectively, the "Device") when it is connected to the Internet. Internet servers and the programs behind every page will automatically identify your Device through your IP address. Therefore, when your Device issues a request to visit the Website, our server will document your IP address, but we will not connect your IP address with your personal identifiable information.
C. Cookies Policy
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    What is a cookie?
    A cookie is a small piece of text or data file that may be sent to and stored on your Device via your browser when you visit our website. A cookie usually contains the name of the website from which the cookie comes from, and the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on your Device). Some cookies contain information required for the normal operation of the website. Certain services may not function properly without the help of cookies. Please note that cookies do not collect your personal data or use your personal data for promotional purposes or remember where you have been on the Internet.
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    Why do we use cookie?
    We use cookies to make the Website more user-friendly and to properly adjust our website and products to meet your interests and needs. We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our website and to help us improve the structure and content of the Website.
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    What types of cookies do we use?
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      We use Google Analytics cookies, including "session cookies" and "analytics cookies".
      Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your Device until you leave the Website; analytics cookies collect information about your use of the site (e.g., which pages you have visited and what errors, if any, you have encountered). All information that these cookies collect is anonymized and is used only to improve how our Website works, to learn about our users' interests, to evaluate the efficiency of our advertisements, to compile statistics about the usage of our site, and to evaluate the frequency and number of errors in order to improve the functions of the site.
    • (2)
      Preference cookies
      We use preference cookies to remember your language setting. If you manually change your language setting, the next time you visit our site, the language that you have chosen will be the default language.
    • (3)
      Third-party cookies
      We also use a number of third-party suppliers that may also sent cookies on your Device on our behalf when you visit our site as this allows them to deliver the services that they are providing.
      Cookies may be installed when using third-party links from social media such as Facebook or YouTube, for example, by clicking “Like” or “Share” buttons. If you use such third-party services, they may send you advertisements that you might be interested in.
      Some of the cookies we use are managed by third parties, and you will have to refer to the web policies of these third parties to receive further information. We have no control over the third-party websites and have no power to interfere with how they use cookies; we are not responsible for their actions. Please refer to the privacy policies of such third-party websites to learn more about information relevant to the cookies that they use and how to disable such cookies.
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    Duration of cookies
    There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies expire once you close the browser, while persistent cookies have longer "lifetimes" and are not automatically removed after you close the browser. We do our best to only use/allow cookies with a lifespan of under 13 months. If you have any questions about the retention period of certain data, please contact us by e-mail at service@dare-bikes.com.
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    How to delete and manage cookies?
    You can disable cookies in the setting page of most web browsers, or to set the browsers to alert you when cookies are being sent to your Devices. You can find the information on the procedures for enabling, disabling or clearing cookies on the websites of the suppliers of the browsers. Please note that you might not be able to use every function of the website if you disable or delete cookies.
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    We also use Local Storage
    This technology is a better version of cookies and replaces cookies to manage tasks related to shopping carts. When you shop on our site, we use the storage technology of localStorage to support the data processing demands of online transactions, including processing information regarding the models, sizes and accessories of the bikes that you have selected, but it does not store users' personal identifiable information.
D. For What Purpose the Aggregate Data, Cookies and Device Data Are Collected
We collect aggregated data, device data, and cookies in order for us to make the Website more user-friendly, to have a better understanding of the visitors' use of our Website, and assist us in improving the structure and content of our Website. Aggregated Data is anonymous data derived from statistics and aggregation and will be used for advertisement and promotion analysis. We will not collect the data on a specific visitor's activities on the Website, such as tracing a particular visitor's browsing records on the Website.
E. For What Purposes the Personal Identifiable Information is Processed and the Legal Grounds for Such Processing
We process your personal data for the following purposes based on the following legal grounds:
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    To provide services:
    We will use your personal identifiable information as described in Article 2 to provide services to you. When you order a bike from us, you will need to register as a member with us. We will then collect your personal identifiable information such as your name, e-mail address, phone number, mailing address and so on, in order to create a member account for you. You will need to provide your payment information such as your credit card number and such information will be used only for the purposes of making purchase or subscribing to our service. Such information will not be stored in our system as it will be directly transferred to the relevant payment service providers for the specific transaction. We will use your e-mail address, phone number, or other contact information to contact you to complete an order, to respond to your inquiries, to notify you of the information on the product that you have purchased, or to respond to any questions that you may have. When you use this Website to search the frame sizes of bikes, you may provide us with information on your physical attributes such as height and standover height, and we will delete such data once you close the relevant web page. Such data processing will be based on the agreement(s) that we may enter into with you for your order of our products, request for our services, registration as our members and use of the Website.
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    To send information to you upon your subscription:
    If you subscribe to our newsletters, product updates, and/or other marketing information, we will be sending such information to you at your e-mail address. You may elect to unsubscribe such information at any time by clicking the “cancellation” icon in our e-mails or messages to you. Such data processing will be based on the terms and conditions between us concerning the subscription or your consent to receive such information.
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    To manage your membership with us and perform our internal administrative work:
    To facilitate our provision of services to you, we require you to register as a member with us, and we will process your personal identifiable information to manage your membership and to perform our internal administrative work. Such processing is based on your membership agreement with us.
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    To host or co-host events:
    If you register for an event that we host or co-host, we will use your personal data for the purpose of organizing and holding the event, and such data processing will be based on the terms and conditions of the event or your consent to participate in the event.
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    To conduct marketing activities:
    We may use your personal data for marketing purposes and when we do so, we will obtain consent from you and only conduct such activities based on your consent. We will also notify you of the relevant matters if required pursuant to the applicable laws and regulations.
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    To comply with our legal obligations:
    Pursuant to the applicable laws and regulations, we may be required to disclose your personal identifiable information to the government authorities or the court of your or our country. In any such situation, our processing of your personal data will be based on the relevant legal requirements in the EU or our legitimate interests (if we are subject to the laws of non-EU countries).
F. How We Process Your Personal Data
We may process your personal data through traditional manual methods. We may also use computers and IT systems to process your personal data. Please note that we are not involved in any automated decision-making operation except for obtaining aggregated data from Google Analytics services, or the relevant activities by collecting cookies (see above section 3 Cookies). If we conduct profiling activities for marketing purposes, we will obtain consent from you and you will be further notified.
G. How Your Personal Data is Collected
We may collect your personal identifiable information directly from you in the course of our interaction with you. We may also obtain your personal identifiable information data from our third party partners, such as the payment service provider or logistic service provider when we perform services or deliver products to you.
H. Sharing Information with Third Parties
In order for us to provide the product or service required by you, we may need to transfer your personal data to relevant third parties, such as the payment service provider or logistics provider. Other than that, unless otherwise authorized by you, we will not provide your personal identifiable information to any third parties. The information that we provide to our marketing partners is aggregated statistical anonymous data, and we will not transfer to any third parties any identifiable personal data, such as a visitor’s browsing records of our web pages.

In addition, we may disclose your personal data to other third parties in the following situations:
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    As required by the applicable laws and regulations, or required by the law enforcement authorities, courts, or administrative agencies pursuant to the applicable law;
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    In an emergency, to protect the legitimate interest of other members or third parties;
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    To protect the security of our system or for our legitimate interest;
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    To protect public interest;
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    To prevent any harm to the life, body or freedom of our members;
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    To maintain the normal operation of our system;
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    In the event that you are in violation of the applicable laws or our user terms; and
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    To prevent material harm to others rights or interests.
I. International Transfer of Your Personal Identifiable Information
If you are located outside of Taiwan, your personal identifiable information will be transferred from your location to Taiwan. During the course of our performing the sales contract or the service agreement with you, we may need to transfer your personal identifiable information out of Taiwan. For example, we will need to transfer your payment information or mailing address to our third party partners which are located outside of Taiwan in order to receive payment from you or deliver the product to you. We will request our third party partners to strictly protect your personal identifiable information.

If you are a European Union resident you accept that your data can be transferred to Taiwan and other countries that do not offer an adequate level of protection as required by the European Union regulation on data protection.
J. How Long We Will Keep Your Personal Identifiable Information
We will store and keep your personal identifiable information as long as it is needed in order for us to provide services to you or during the time when you are our member. For receiving product updates, event invitations and other marketing information, we will store your personal identifiable Information until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive such information.
K. Your Rights as A Data Subject
Under the applicable laws and regulations, you have the following rights as a data subject:
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    Right to access: You have the right to access your personal data processed by us in order to check or view such personal data. You also have the right to request a copy of such personal data.
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    Right to rectify: If any of your personal data that we are processing is inaccurate or incomplete, you may request to rectify it or make supplements.
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    Right to delete: You may have your personal data erased/deleted from our database if the processing is no longer necessary for the purposes pursued by us, or if, among other things, your personal data is being unlawfully processed. We may not need to act on your request if the processing of your personal data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of a relevant legal claim or if we have any other statutory grounds to refuse to do so.
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    Right to data portability: Under certain circumstances, pursuant to the applicable laws and regulations, you may have the right to receive your persona data and have these personal data directly transmitted from us to a third party, where technically feasible.
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    Right to object: You may, at any time, object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, or for other unauthorized or illegitimate purposes.
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    Right to restrict/terminate processing: The processing of your personal data can be restricted upon your request. In such case, your personal data will not be further processed except with your consent, or except for the establishment, exercise or defense of a relevant legal claim or for the protection of the rights of another person. You also have the right to request us to terminate processing of your personal data unless we have any statutory ground not to do so.
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    Right to withdraw consent: If we process your personal data for a purpose of which the legal ground is your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time by notifying us.
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    Right to lodge a complaint: If you deem that your rights under the applicable laws or regulations have been infringed, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent authority of the country where you are located.
L. Consequences of Not Providing Personal Data to Us
If you order our products or engage our services or request to receive our product updates, event invitations and other marketing information, but refuse to provide us with your personal data, such as your identification or contact information, we will not be able to perform the required services/actions, or the performance will not be in a timely manner.
M. How DARE Bikes Protects your Personal Data
We place great importance on the security of our users' personal identifiable information, and have thus implemented various security safeguards to protect your personal data. We strive to ensure the security of your data in our system once we receive the data that you provide. Please do not disclose your password or user ID to anyone and be sure to conduct regular security checks on your devices and systems. As no method of online data transmission is 100% secure, while we exercise our best effort to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee or make any promise as to the security of any data that you provide us. You will be solely responsible for all risks associated with the provision of your data.

DARE Bikes has implemented all physical, electronic and procedural protective measures required by the law to ensure the security of your personal data

Except for the temporary files created during data transmission over the Internet, DARE Bikes stores all personal data collected on Amazon Web Services (AWS); such practice is in line with international norms regarding data security. We strive to provide proper protection and to prevent any unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or damage of the personal data that we possess. The measures that we have implemented in this regard include:
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    Adopting encryption technology when transmitting your data to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of such data;
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    Reviewing our practices of data collection, storage and processing, including physical security safeguards to prevent authorized access to our system; and
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    Allowing a minimum number of employees, contractors and agents of DARE Bikes with legitimate needs of processing the data to access the personal data on a need-to-know basis under strict confidentiality obligations, where any and all violations will be subject to disciplinary measures or termination of contract.
N. DARE Bikes Ownership
All content on this Website, including but not limited to text, image or code, is owned by or licensed to DARE Bikes. We reserve the right to change any content on this Website, including content regarding our products and equipment, as well as the specifications, make/model, color and materials thereof, at any time and without notice. You may download, browse and print the texts and images on this Website, but may only use them for non-commercial purposes and may not make any modifications or changes to them in any manner. Unless otherwise specified herein, without our prior written consent, you may not use, download, upload, copy, print, display, perform, reproduce/produce derivative work, release, license, publish, transmit or distribute, in part or in whole, any information and content of and on this website. Any and all trademarks, service marks, slogans, symbols and product names are registered trademarks owned by us or third-party licensors or other suppliers. Without the prior written consent of the owner, you may not use such marks, names or symbols.

Please note that this Website may contain links to third-party websites with privacy policies that may differ from ours. For example, if you click on a third-party link contained on this website, it will direct you to a completely different site, including but not limited to sites of our advertisers, distributors, content providers and other business partners, who may use our name or trademarks under certain brand partnerships or other agreements we have. Such websites will send their own cookies to your devices and may collect and use certain data that we do not collect. We have no control over such websites and the use thereof, and will not assume any obligations or responsibilities for such sites.
O. Amendments to This Privacy Polic
We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Once this Privacy Policy is amended, we will make announcements on our Website. In the event of any material changes, we will notify you of the changes through our DARE Bike services, by e-mail, or in other manner
P. Contact Us
If you would like to exercise your rights as a data subject, or if you have any questions or suggestions about the Privacy Policy, please contact us at the following e-mail/postal address:
E-mail Address: service@dare-bikes.com


For European Union residents please note that our representative in the EU is Andreas Hacker and that the representative can be contacted at the following e-mail/postal address:
+34 684 065 825
spain@dare-bikes.es
haky@dare-bikes.es

We will respond to your request as soon as possible within the statutory period applicable to us. We may need to charge you the cost incurred therefrom if the applicable laws and regulation permit us to do so.
DARE has the right to cancel or revise the policy without additional notification. Please refer to the latest policies on our official website.
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