Privacy Policy


Your privacy and security are important to us. Because we gather certain types of information about The Empire Tri Club, LLC. (“Empire Tri Club”) users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it. Questions regarding this statement should be directed to NOTE: Empire Tri Club cannot accept information from individuals who are under 18 years of age without first obtaining parental consent.

1. Capture and Use of Information.

Registration: If you participate in interactive activities (registration, message boards, forums, member activities, email, member profile, e-commerce, etc.) on Empire Tri Club, you may be asked to register for a password and/or to provide information. Unique identifiers, such as IDs and passwords, are collected to verify your identity and for use in our record system. Your contact information may also be used to contact you when necessary for service reasons. Financial information that is collected is used only to bill you for products and services that you specifically request.

Cookies: “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Generally, cookies work by assigning to your computer a unique number that has no meaning outside of our site. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information; we use them to provide features such as personalization, to save your member ID, and to keep track of your shopping cart. We may also use cookies to assist us in delivering content specific to your interests. Additionally, after you’ve entered your member ID and password on our service, we save that information so you don’t have to re-enter it repeatedly. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. Not accepting cookies may make certain features of the Empire Tri Club website unavailable to you.

IP Address: We may use your IP address to identify you and your shopping cart, to administer our Web site, and to assist in diagnosing problems with our server.

2. Additional Uses of Information

All of the information we collect, both what you tell us and what we collect through the use of cookies, is used to personalize your account, to customize our services and to allow us to contact you when necessary. It is Empire Tri Club’s policy not to release any personally identifying information about you without your consent (usually obtained through an “opt-out” option that you may select when providing the information or by updating your private profile). In most cases, information will be released only on an aggregated basis (meaning that the information from many Empire Tri Club users is grouped together in a way that does not disclose the personal information of any particular user). We may use contact information that you provide to send you information about Empire Tri Club and promotional material from some of our partners. Empire Tri Club will disclose personal information about an individual user if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with an applicable law or valid legal process.

3. General Privacy Information.

Empire Tri Club makes various public forums (such as message boards, email networks, or news groups) available to its users. When you disclose personal information in such public forums, that information can be collected and used by others in various ways, including by sending unsolicited messages. You are solely responsible for any postings you make on public forums on Empire Tri Club, and for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online. Further, the Empire Tri Club web site contains links to sponsors, advertisers and third party Internet sites and services that may collect data in connection with registrations, promotions, e-commerce, etc. Empire Tri Club is also linked to by, and in some cases framed by, certain partner web sites. Each of the web sites (linked from Empire Tri Club, or linking to Empire Tri Club) each have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of Empire Tri Club, and Empire Tri Club has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

4. Security.

Empire Tri Club uses a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Credit card transactions are directed to PayPal, a secure online site for monetary transactions. It is your responsibility to keep confidential information such as usernames, passwords, and other relevant PayPal security information.

5. Protecting Yourself.

You can help to protect your information by safeguarding your Empire Tri Club password and member ID, using caution and discretion when posting information on public areas of the Empire Tri Club Web site, and by learning more about internet privacy.