Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. It is Challenge Hound's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website,, and other sites we own and operate.

Challenge Hound, based in San Francisco, CA, is the controller of your personal data under this Privacy Policy with which you had, have or will have a business relationship.

Challenge Hound does not collect sensitive personal data. The definition of sensitive personal data varies from country to country. Challenge Hound considers sensitive personal data to be any information about you that reveals your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs and trade union membership in addition to data concerning your health, genetic and biometric information and sex life or sexual orientation.

Challenge Hound does not store any financial information

Challenge Hound does not knowingly collect personal data from children. Please note that the definition of “children” is subject to local and national laws and may vary accordingly.

We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used. Data points that can be directly entered into Challenge Hound include challenge data (names, start times, durations, types, goals, descriptions) and manually entered activities (distance, elevation, time, activity types).

Challenge Hound does not store any passwords. Challenge Hound uses third-party sites to authenticate users such as Facebook and Strava. You will explicity authorize Challenge Hound to access this information when authenticating with the third-party sites. Here is a list of user profile data points we store:

  • Third-Party IDs
  • Full Name
  • Profile Photo
  • City & State
  • Email

Challenge Hound will automatically sync activities recorded by Strava and store them to track challenge progress. Here is a list of activity data points Challenge Hound collects:

  • Activity Ids
  • Activity Names
  • Total Duration
  • Total Distance
  • Start Time
  • Total Elevation
  • Activity Type
Challenge Hound does NOT store any sensitive information including biometric data or geo tracking data.

We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.

Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.

Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.

This policy is effective as of 1 January 2020.

Contact Challenge Hound with any other concerns or questions.