Updated: May 25th, 2018

Who we are:

Solereview is a running shoe guide which intends to help runners find the right pair of shoes. We do this via detailed and wear-tested reviews, curated buyer’s guides, and personalized advice through email or discussions in the comments section.

This privacy policy applies to the property https://www.solereview.com

Any questions, concerns, or requests for erasure of personal data should be directed at [email protected]

What personal data does Solereview collect, and we do we collect it:

The extent of your personal data will depend on your level of interaction with solereview.com.

Cookies: If you’re visiting the website, cookies (software tokens) will be placed on your browser unless you choose to disable cookies.

Cookies are used for analytics and advertising purposes. For example, an analytics cookie helps us understand the usage pattern of the readers. This covers areas such as analyzing which content is more popular, estimated demographics, the device used to access solereview, and which geographic location (country/city) the readers are from. This additional information allows solereview to offer more relevant content to our users.

Solereview has advertising relationships with various third-party partners who place an advertising cookie on your browser. Broadly, advertising cookies serve two purposes.

In the case of certain advertisers, solereview earns fees or commissions by referring readers to third-party retailers. This is related to the commercial links which are a part of solereview’s content. Advertising cookies help track purchases and credit solereview with referral fees on eligible purchases.

Other advertising cookies help serve relevant display ads based on your interest and browsing history. More details on analytics and advertising cookies are included in this privacy policy.

Cookies are not stored on Solereview’s servers and usually have a finite lifespan. First-party analytics and/or advertising cookies are served by the following third-party vendors:

Google Analytics

Google Doubleclick

Amazon (Amazon US affiliate program)

Amazon EU (Amazon UK affiliate program)

Skimlinks

Rakuten Linkshare

Conversant (previously Commission Junction or CJ)

Cloudflare

Avantlink

Pelcro

Comments: If you choose to participate in discussions in the comments section of the website, then details like the content of the comment, your email and ip address will be retained. The email address helps send updates related to the discussions involving the reader’s comment. In certain cases, the user might voluntarily opt for regular updates to the comment thread. Retention of IP addresses helps us moderate user-generated content.

The information contained in the comments will be stored on Solereview’s servers. We do not use the comments for any purpose other than bettering our reviews or responding to the user.

User-submitted shoe reviews: Users may send solereview their personal shoe review. The content of the review will be stored along with the ip address. The name, email, and media (images etc) are optional fields, but we will retain it if provided.

The information contained in the reviews will be stored on Solereview’s servers. We do not use the review for any purpose other than improving our content or responding to the user.

Emails: Users can get in touch with solereview through the email ([email protected]) mentioned on the website. In such cases, we keep a record of the email from where the correspondence was sent. We do not use this detail for marketing purpose of any manner. Providing solereview with email addresses does not lead to an automatic enrollment in newsletters.

Newsletters: Solereview allows users to subscribe to a periodical newsletter which sends updates on newly published content. The newsletter follows a double opt-in process.

The user first submits their email address in the box provided on the website, and is subsequently asked to reconfirm a subscription link sent to the mentioned email address.

Embedded content from other websites: Some of our content features media (such as Youtube videos) from third-party sources. Embedded content behaves in the same way as it the user has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Solereview uses the services of various analytics and advertising providers. Cookies are served by all the following third-party vendors.

Google Analytics: Solereview uses first-party cookie (Google Analytics) and third-party cookie (Doubleclick) to serve display ads targeting the user’s interests based on previous visits to Solereview; this feature is called re-marketing. Here’s a detailed description of the data Google collects:

First-party Cookies
Google Analytics collects first-party cookies, data related to the device/browser, IP address and on-site/app activities to measure and report statistics about user interactions on the websites and/or apps that use Google Analytics.

Advertising identifiers
Solereview uses Google Analytics Advertising Features. Google advertising cookies are collected and used to enable features like Remarketing on the Google Display Network. These features are subject to the users’ Ads Settings, the Policy requirements for Google Analytics Advertising Features and Google’s EU User Consent policy, which requires customers to obtain consent for cookies where legally required—including consent for personalized ads. For more information about how Google uses advertising cookies, visit the Google Advertising Privacy FAQ.

IP Address
Google Analytics uses IP addresses to derive the geolocation of a visitor, and to protect the service and provide security.

How to opt out of Google Analytics or interest-based advertising:

Users can opt-out of Google Analytics by visiting this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Users can opt-out of Google’s interest-based advertising through the ad settings page: http://www.google.com/settings/ads

Users can opt out of all interest-based advertising by visiting the Network Advertising Institute’s consumer opt-out page:

http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/

Amazon: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Solereview.com is also a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk

Amazon collects automatic information about our visitors by placing cookies on the visitor’s browser. Some examples of data collected by Amazon are illustrated below.

Examples of the information Amazon collects and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type, version, and time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, and platform; purchase history, which Amazon sometimes aggregate with similar information from other customers to create features like Top Sellers ; the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through, and from Amazon’s Web site, including date and time; cookie number; products you viewed or searched for. Amazon may also use browser data such as cookies, Flash cookies (also known as Flash Local Shared Objects), or similar data on certain parts of the Amazon Web site for fraud prevention and other purposes. During some visits Amazon may use software tools such as JavaScript to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page. Amazon may also collect technical information to help Amazon identify your device for fraud prevention and diagnostic purposes.

To control your advertising preferences on Amazon, please visit this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/dra/info/ref=hp_468496_advertisingpref2

The Amazon privacy policy can be found here.

The Amazon EU privacy policy can be found here. The Amazon EU cookie notice can be found here.

Cloudflare: Cloudflare provides web optimization and security services that Solereview use to improve and protect its website, including a reverse proxy, pass-through security service, and a content distribution network. Cloudflare is a conduit for information controlled by Solereview.

Cloudflare collects End Users’ information when they visit Solereview. This information may include but is not limited to IP addresses, system configuration information, and other information about traffic to and from Solereview (collectively, “Log Data”). Cloudflare collects and uses Log Data to operate, maintain, and improve their Services in performance. For example, Log Data can help Cloudflare detect new threats, identify malicious third parties, and provide more robust security protection for Solereview.

The Cloudflare privacy policy can be found here.

Right to your data, erasure of personal data:

Cookies are not stored on solereview’s servers. For access to other data provided by you to solereview through means such as email consent, comments, or review submissions, you have the right to request a copy of your data. You also have the right of erasure of your personal data.

For data requests (data as defined in the paragraph above), please write to [email protected]

For data erasure requests (data as defined in the paragraph above), please write to [email protected]

All request will be processed within a period of thirty (30) calendar days, provided that the initial request contains the complete details required for data access or erasure.

If you have opted into receiving Solereview newsletters, you can opt out by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the newsletter. We delete unsubscribed users once every thirty (30) days. In such cases, the email address of the user is permanently deleted.

The security or protection of your data:

Data transmission from and through the solereview.com is protected by an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection. Solereview possesses a valid domain SSL certificate encrypts the data which you submit to solereview.

All data is securely stored on Solereview’s servers and is protected by multiple layers of firewall and encrypted passwords. We have taken adequate safeguards to protect your personal data.

Any instance of high-risk data breach will be notified to all affected users within 72 hours of the occurence.

Affiliate disclosure 

Solereview might get visitors of the third-party vendors and ad networks serving ads. The website might collect, use, store, and disclose browser data collected from visitors, including, where applicable, that third parties (including Skimlinks, Google, and other advertisers) may serve content and advertisements, collect personally unidentifiable information directly from visitors, and place or recognize cookies on visitors’ browsers

We will provide links to the appropriate vendor and ad network websites whenever applicable. It is to be assumed that all outbound links to retailers such as Zappos, Roadrunnersports, Jackrabbit, Footlocker, Holabirdsports, New Balance, Nike and other merchants are affiliate links. Solereview will make a commission on each sale the reader makes through these links on the website.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Solereview.com is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk

We are a participant in affiliate networks such as Commission junction, Rakuten linkshare, Avantlink and Skimlinks which help monetize these third party links. You can assume that any outbound link to a retailer has a commercial intent, and that solereview will potentially profit from it.

If the visitor does not want this information collected and used by us for the disclosed internal purposes, the visitor is given an opportunity to ‘opt-out.’ Our visitors need to recognize, however, that under certain circumstances, if they select to ‘opt-out’ they may not be eligible for certain activities for which the personally identifiable information is needed. (For example, if a contest participant elects to ‘opt-out’ on permitting us to collect and use their personal information, we cannot contact them if they win without using such information.)

Acceptance of these solereview.com Web Site Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions

By using this site, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions of solereview’s privacy policy. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use the site. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time.

From time to time, solereview.com may update this privacy notice. We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat personally identifiable information by placing a notice on our site. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and to whom we disclose it. Your continued use of the solereview.com website following the posting of any changes to these terms shall mean that you have accepted those changes.
Updated: May 25th, 2018