Waarschuwing: *bij dit product is privacy niet inbegrepen
Ever want to workout with a two-time Olympic gold medalist? Now you can. NordicTrack's connected rowers will let you stream live, interactive workouts with trainers or get sweaty with on-demand workouts good for beginners to people who want to row and lift at the same time. Go big with the RW900's 22-inch touchscreen or small with the RW600's 10-inch screen. Just make sure you go hard because that Olympic rower expects nothing less. Unfortunatley, you might not go privately as NordicTrack doesn't exactly seem to be great at that.
Wat kan er gebeuren als er iets misgaat?
One of the terrible, bad, no-good things that NordicTrack is still up to? They say, “By creating an account with us, you agree that we may contact you for marketing and transactional purposes by phone, e-mail, mail, or text message, even if your number is on a do-not-call list or is a wireless number.” Yikes!!!! And while we’re sharing bad news, we feel it’s our duty to mention that in spring of 2023, some users said that their NordicTrack treadmills and exercise bikes became “very expensive spider resort[s]” in that they suddenly stopped working. Ouff.
Back on privacy, NordicTrack seems to collect and share a good amount of data on their users, including buying data from data brokers and gathering it from public sources. Ugh. They say they will use all the data they can collect on you to target you with advertising and marketing and make suggestions to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you. Eh, not good but also, kinda the way the world works these days. They also say they can collect, use, and share aggregated data for “any purpose.” That’s pretty normal too but it’s worth pointing out that many privacy researchers have demonstrated that it can be easy to re-identify that data.
So, if you buy a NordicTrack exercise machine and sign up for their iFit app for workouts, expect your data to be collected, used to target you with all kinds of ads, your phone number is now fair game for marketing texts or phone calls from them. You’re gonna need a good workout to help get rid of the stress of all that. Maybe go outside for some exercise, that seems safer. Good news though, residents of California and Virginia in the US can opt out of some of this data gathering and selling. Just those states’ residents though, thanks to their stronger privacy laws, no one else. Yay for strong privacy laws! Uh, hang on. NordicTrack says that even in those states they reserve the right to “charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive, or excessive” or can refuse it. Hmm. That’s an interesting take on the law. One thing we can say about NordicTrack is that they are bad in unique and unpredictable ways.
Tips om uzelf te beschermen
- Do not sign up with third-party accounts. Better just log in with email and strong password.
- Chose a strong password! You may use a password control tool like 1Password, KeePass etc
- Use your device privacy controls to limit access to your personal information via app (do not give access to your camera, microphone, images, location unless necessary)
- Keep your app regularly updated
- Limit ad tracking via your device (eg on iPhone go to Privacy -> Advertising -> Limit ad tracking) and biggest ad networks (for Google, go to Google account and turn off ad personalization)
- Request your data be deleted once you stop using the app. Simply deleting an app from your device usually does not erase your personal data.
- When starting a sign-up, do not agree to tracking of your data if possible.
Wat is er nodig om u aan te melden?
Account van derden
Welke gegevens verzamelt het bedrijf?
Identity data includes first name, last name, username, or similar identifier, date of birth, and gender. Contact data includes billing address, mailing address, email address, and telephone numbers. Financial data includes bank account and payment card details. Transaction data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us. Technical data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type, and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access this website. Usage data includes information about how you use our website, products, and services. Marketing and communications data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences. Social Media Application Data includes your public profile information, your social media connections, photos and ""likes."" Geolocation information may be recorded when you use certain features of our apps, which may be uploaded to your profile when synced with your account. We may collect precise geolocation information when you connect our Services to certain third-party apps, such as Strava, Garmin, Google or Apple. Professional or Employment-Related Data includes information you provide on a job application or resume, including past employment or qualifications.
Your profile could include your health data, including height and weight data, exercise data, including heartrate data, or other physical patterns or rhythms from your workouts or fitness goals. Under certain privacy laws, this data may be classified as sensitive and be entitled to additional protections. It may also include information you share about your workouts or fitness goals, such as videos of a workout.
Hoe gebruikt het bedrijf deze gegevens?
Hoe kunt u uw gegevens beheren?
Hoe staat het bedrijf bekend als het gaat om het beschermen van gebruikersgegevens?
In late 2022 and early 2023, Consumer Reports reported some NordicTrack users found that a software update to the iFit platform on some NordicTrack touch screen devices caused the machines to become inoperable. Users also reported trouble getting NordicTrack to fix this issue, and a class action lawsuit was filed.
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Some NordicTrack and ProForm Exercise Machines Have Suddenly Stopped WorkingConsumer Reports
iFIT Class Action Says Software Update Left Fitness Equipment ‘Totally Inoperable’ [UPDATE]ClassAction.org
Owners Resort to Hacking Smart Treadmills After NordicTrack Locks Them OutExtremeTech
Peloton vs. NordicTrack: Which exercise bike is better for you?Tom's Guide
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