Privacy policy

Effective Date: February 11, 2020

Who we are:

GritLink, LLC is an online community for endurance athletes and adventure enthusiasts. This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for

Your privacy is important to us. This privacy policy describes:

  • The information we collect and why
  • How we use that information and who we share it with
  • How we communicate with you
  • Your access and control over information
  • How to contact us

What personal data we collect, why we collect it, and how we use it:

GritLink collects the following personal data on this website. We only collect information you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you.

Information that we collect:

  • In our Join/Subscribe form: Your name, your email address, type of contact you want to have with GritLink, and other comments you provide to us.
  • Emailing us directly: Your name, your email address, and other information you provide to us in your email.
  • User Account: In order to access GritLink, you are required to create a user account. When creating an account you provide us your name, email address, zip code, and sports you do. You may also select the type of communications you want to receive from GritLink.
  • GritLink Professional Network Request form:  Your name, your email, and other information you provide regarding your business and yourself, how you heard about GritLink and your interest in joining the GritLink Professional Network.
  • GritLink University Content Submission form:  Your name, your email and information regarding the content you are submitted to us for use in GritLink University.
  • GritLink Feedback Form: Your name, your email, and information you provide regarding feedback and provider referrals.

Why we collect it and how we use it:

  • This information is used to respond to you and contact you about our updates in our products and services, share newsletters, request participation in surveys, contact you for marketing purposes, contact you about participation in our provider network, and notify you about important updates. We also use this information to identify what types of providers or content may be of interest to you.
  • We may share and use your information with administrators for resolving issues and contacting you.

Your access to and control over your data:

  • Emails. Our email subscription service is managed through MailChimp. You may opt out of future contacts from us at any time using the “unsubscribe” link in the MailChimp email. Please note that certain e-mails may be necessary for the operation of the Services. You will continue to receive these e-mails, if appropriate, even if you unsubscribe from our optional communications.

Your data: Please contact us via the email address given on our website to:

  • See what data we have about you, if any
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Have us change our communications with you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Plugins and Vendors

We use the plugins listed below on our website in order to make it function. Each plugin has its own Privacy Policy, and you should familiarize yourself with their policies before using our website. If you do not agree with any of the plugins’ Privacy Policies, your only recourse is to not use our website.

  • Elementor: WordPress Page Builder (Helps to implement custom design of pages)
  • Yoast SEO: WordPress SEO Builder (Manages of title/description/keywords pages and generate view of snippets in Google results)
  • Admin Menu Editor: Enables admin editing of the WordPress admin menu
  • Advanced Custom Fields: `Take full control of your WordPress edit screens & custom field data.` Used with GritLink theme
  • All-in-One WP Migration: Migration tool for all blog data. Import or Export blog
  • All-in-One WP Migration S3 Extension: Extension for All in One WP Migration that enables using Amazon S3 for imports and exports
  • MC4WP: Mailchimp for WordPress: Allowing visitors to subscribe to newsletter
  • Simple Taxonomy Ordering: Order all of the taxonomy terms with a simple to use, intuitive drag and drop interface
  • Ultimate Member: Offers a range of features including user profiles, member directories, user registration/login, user role editing, content restriction
  • GA Google Analytics: Enables Google Analytics for WordPress site
  • GritLink custom plug-ins to enable custom fields and taxonomies
  • MailChimp: For adding your email to our email list. You are always free to unsubscribe
  • Google G Suite: For email communication and website analytics
  • Mailgun: For WordPress integration with Mailgun to send emails from our WordPress website regarding user account activation, user account deletion, and password reset
  • GDPR Cookie Consent: for applying a cookie consent pop-up on our website
  • Smart Podcast Player: This is a WordPress media player we use for playing podcasts on our website
  • Yikes Simple Taxonomy Ordering: for managing taxonomies ordering

Cookies: We use Google Analytics, which uses “cookies” on our site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site. Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site. However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

We use WordPress session cookies. These are “necessary cookies” for the site to function.  They are used for logged-in account users.

Links: Our web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security: Security of your personal information is important to us. We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Future Changes to Privacy Policy: We may make updates to our privacy policy as necessary to reflect changes we make and to satisfy legal requirements. Any revisions to this Privacy Policy will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised Privacy Policy on this website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Contact Information: If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, you should contact us directly via email at