Privacy Policy

Welcome to, the official website of Queens Distance Runners. We may refer to ourselves on this page as: “Queens Distance Runners,” “QDR,” “We,” “Our,” or “Us.” We refer to you as “You” or “Your” or “Yourself.”

We understand privacy online is important to users of our website, any other domain registered to QDR, mobile apps, and social networking pages/profiles/feeds (collectively, Our “Site”). This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) governs Our privacy practices with respect to: (i) visitors of Our Site who visit without transacting business and (ii) users who register to transact business on Our Site and make use of the various services (collectively “Services”) offered by Queens Distance Runners (“Visitors” or “Users,” respectively).

By using our Site, You are agreeing to allow us to collect, use, store, and transfer Your information, including any Personally Identifiable Information (as described in Section 1, below) that You provide to Us. Please note that this means, regardless of where You live, You will be giving us permission to transfer Your information to, and to store, and process Your information within, the United States of America or other countries where NYRR or our affiliates, subsidiaries, or agents maintain facilities or business operations.

If You do not wish to agree to these terms, please do not provide Your information when requested and immediately cease use of our Site. Your use of our Site or web-connected software applications is also subject to “Terms of Use,” which are separate from this Policy, and located at

You should review this Policy carefully because if You do not agree with Our practices, Your ultimate choice is to not use the Site. Remember, by using any part of the Site, You accept and agree to Our privacy practices. If we update this Policy, Your continued use of the Site following the posting of the revised Policy means that You accept and agree to the terms of the revised Policy. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this website only. If You link to other websites, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.

Collection of Information

We collect personally identifiable information, such as names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information You provide is used to fulfill Your specific request. This information is only used to fulfill Your specific request, unless You give Us permission to use it in another manner, for example, to add You to one of our mailing lists.

Social Networking

You also can engage with our site though video, applications, and other offerings, on or through third-party social networking sites, such as Facebook or third-party social media plug-ins and applications. When You engage with our site on or through third-party social networking sites, plug-ins, and applications, You may allow Us to have access to certain information from Your social media profile (for example, name, email address, photo, gender, birthday, location, your list of friends, people You follow and/or who follow You, Your posts or ‘likes’) to deliver the content or as part of the operation of the application. We may also obtain non-personally identifiable information (for example, content viewed, running performance, and information about advertisements within the content You have been shown or may have clicked on) from Your interaction with our content. We may combine information which We obtain directly through social networking sites or applications with information We obtain directly through the QDR Sites or from other sources.

When You allow Us to access Information from Your social media account, it can enable Us to do things like: (i) deliver exclusive content to You, (ii) personalize Your online experience with Us within and outside our applications or web sites, and (iii) contact You through the social networking sites or directly using Your Information. By engaging with our site through social networking sites or applications, You consent to the use of this information in accordance with this Policy. Additionally, when You provide Information in publicly visible areas of social networking sites or applications, it may be viewed by other members of these sites and We cannot prevent further use of the Information.

Cookie/Tracking Technology

The Site may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. Cookies can also help customize the Site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if You previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

Distribution of Information

We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud that has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

Commitment to Data Security

Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents, and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.

Choice of Law

This Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Policy shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the County and State of New York, and You hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any action and waive any claim that such courts are an inconvenient forum for such actions.

QDR Note to Parents

Our Site is directed to a general audience comprised primarily of adult Visitors and Users. Therefore, We do not typically collect information from children under the age of 13. If QDR creates online activities intended for children under the age of 13, the child will only be able to access the activity without providing Information. For example, children may be allowed to access child-friendly activities online (subject to the offering) by entering to be in a children’s only race. If We intend to collect Information from a child, we will take extra steps to protect the child’s privacy, including: (i) notifying parents about the types of Information we collect from children, how the children’s Information is used, and whether the children’s Information is disclosed to third parties; (ii) obtaining parental consent for the collection, use and disclosure of children’s Information; We reasonably verify parental consent by requesting Information from parents on portions of Our Site intended only for adults or through requesting from children a parent or guardian direct email address; (iii) giving parents the opportunity to access, review, edit, or delete the Information that We have collected from their children; we also allow parents the opportunity to refuse further collection of Information from their children, and, moreover, any children’s Information is generally stored as part of the corresponding adult’s Account with QDR and can only be accessed by the adult Account holder; and (iv) limiting Our collection of children’s information to no more than is reasonably necessary to participate in an online activity.

Privacy Contact Information

If You have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy You may contact Us using the information below:

By e-mail:

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted.

Last updated November 2021