HISTORY OF JOCKSTRAPS
Today jockstraps have evolved and tend to have much thinner bands. Pictured below is a Bike Web Jockey Strap from the mid 1930s. As their advertising said, „A three-inch waistband all-elastic supporter that gives extra-firm support, is sturdy, long-lasting, comfortable.“ Notice that the pouch and waistband are made of the same material.
Nylon Bike No. 58 swimmer supporter from the 1970s.
The athletic cup to be worn together with a jockstrap was developed at the beginning of the twentieth century. The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball credits catcher Claude Berry with introducing the cup to major league baseball in 1904.
Bike jockstraps were then also available with a cup pouch. Typically the cup was inserted in an outer pouch which was opened with two snap fasteners. Later on, the pouch was moved inside the jock and therefore it was hardly visible if the jockstrap contained a cup or not.
Athletic cups were traditionally uncomfortable, typically made of hard plastic or even metal.
As more sportsmen voluntarily wore or had to wear a protective cup, the makers of cups improved their design and the typical “banana” like shape became more an ergonomic shape, lighter thanks to innovative plastic materials, ventilation holes and contoured, flexible side edges for higher wearing comfort.
The forerunner of this development was again Bike Athletic with the introduction of their “PROFLEX” hard cup in 2000, followed shortly after by the PROFLEX 2 and, for the first time, in four color coded sizes – Adult, Teen, Youth, Tee ball.
In 2006 Bike Athletic finally introduced the PROFLEX MAX cup for highest performance and wearing comfort. Its kinetic properties of the wave design allow the soft TPE shell to move with the body.
Bike`s jockstrap has been copied by numerous companies but it has been always the market leader since it invented the jockstrap in 1874. Both, for the jockstrap and those with pouch, till today, over 350 million pieces were produced, averaging 2,5 million units per year.
In 2001, the Meyer Marketing company of Germany became Bike Athletic’s sole distributor for Europe and when the Russell corporation acquired the Bike Athletic company in 2003, they agreed on Meyer Marketing’s request to enlarge the jockstrap range by offering some models not only in the colors black and white but also in the colors scarlet, royal and gold.
Together with the Bike cup supporters and Bike cups they soon became the market leader in Europe and Meyer Marketing the top customer for this product category.
In 2016, the Russell corporation decided to discontinue the brand BIKE and the production of the protective range of products under this brand. Under a private label arrangement, Meyer Marketing took over the manufacturing and distribution of the original jockstraps and other protective sports products. From 2017 on, all these products will carry the brand sign MM instead of BIKE ensuring its continued originality and quality.
The range of jockstraps will concentrate on three lines which differ in the width of the waistband: 1“,2“,3“. The one inch line will be available in 3 colors, the two inch line in 5 colors and the three inch line in black and white colors.
The distribution network remains unchanged with the known distributors in Europe, the USA and Canada.
Information in accordance with section 5 TMG
Vordere Cramergasse 11
90552 Röthenbach a. d. Pegnitz
Entry in Handelsregister
Register Number: 3267
Register Court: Amtsgericht Ansbach
VAT indentification number in accorance with section 27 a of the German VAT act
Accountability for content
The contents of our pages have been created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the contents‘ accuracy, completeness or topicality. According to statutory provisions, we are furthermore responsible for our own content on these web pages. In this context, please note that we are accordingly not obliged to monitor merely the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity. Our obligations to remove or block the use of information under generally applicable laws remain unaffected by this as per §§ 8 to 10 of the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Accountability for links
Responsibility for the content of external links (to web pages of third parties) lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. No violations were evident to us at the time of linking. Should any legal infringement become known to us, we will remove the respective link immediately.
Our web pages and their contents are subject to German copyright law. Unless expressly permitted by law (§ 44a et seq. of the copyright law), every form of utilizing, reproducing or processing works subject to copyright protection on our web pages requires the prior consent of the respective owner of the rights. Individual reproductions of a work are allowed only for private use, so must not serve either directly or indirectly for earnings. Unauthorized utilization of copyrighted works is punishable (§ 106 of the copyright law).
Quelle: Impressum Vorlagen online erstellen – http://www.muster-vorlagen.net
2. Our Service.
Our web site and services provided to you on and through our web site on an „AS IS“ basis.You agree that the owners of this web site exclusively reserve the right and may, at any time and without notice and any liability to you, modify or discontinue this web site and its services or delete the data you provide, whether temporarily or permanently. We shall have no responsibilty or liability for the timeliness, deletion, failure to store, inaccuracy, or improper delivery of any data or information.
3. Your Responsibilities and Registration Obligations.
In order to use this web site, you must register on our site, agree to provide truthful information when requested, and be at least the age of thirteen (13) or older. When registering, you explicitly agree to our terms and as may be modified by us from time to time and available here.
Registration data and other personally identifiable information that we may collect is subject to the terms of our Privacy Poloicy.
5. Registration and Password.
You are responsible to maintain the confidentiality of your password and shall be responsible for all uses via your registration and/or login, whether authorized or unauthorized by you. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use or your registration, user account or password.
6. Your Conduct.
You agree that all information or data of any kind, whether text, software, code, music or sound, photographs or graphics, video or other materials („Content“), publicly or privately provided, shall be the sole responsibility of the person providing the Content or the person whose user account is used. You agree that our web site may expose you to Content that may be objectionable or offensive. We shall not be responsible to you in any way for the Content that appears on this web site nor for any error or omission.
You explicitly agree, in using this web site or any service provided, that you shall not:
(a) provide any Content or perform any conduct that may be unlawful, illegal, threatening, harmful, abusive, harassing, stalking, tortious, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, offensive, objectionable, pornographic, designed to or does interfere or interrupt this web site or any service provided, infected with a virus or other destructive or deleterious programming routine, give rise to civil or criminal liability, or which may violate an applicable local, national or international law;
(b) impersonate or misrepresent your association with any person or entity, or forge or otherwise seek to conceal or misrepresent the origin of any Content provided by you;
(c) collect or harvest any data about other users;
(d) provide or use this web site and any Content or service in any commercial manner or in any manner that would involve junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unauthorized advertising without our prior written consent;
(e) provide any Content that may give rise to our civil or criminal liability or which may consititue or be considered a violation of any local, national or international law, including but not limited to laws relating to copyright, trademark, patent, or trade secrets.
7. Submission of Content on this Web Site.
By providing any Content to our web site:
(a) you agree to grant to us a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license (including any moral rights or other necessary rights) to use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, perform, promote, archive, translate, and to create derivative works and compilations, in whole or in part. Such license will apply with respect to any form, media, technology known or later developed;
(b) you warrant and represent that you have all legal, moral, and other rights that may be necessary to grant us with the license set forth in this Section 7;
(c) you acknowledge and agree that we shall have the right (but not obligation), in our sole discretion, to refuse to publish or to remove or block access to any Content you provide at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.
8. Third Party Services.
Goods and services of third parties may be advertised and/or made available on or through this web site. Representations made regarding products and services provided by third parties are governed by the policies and representations made by these third parties. We shall not be liable for or responsible in any manner for any of your dealings or interaction with third parties.
You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless, our subsidiaries, affiliates, related parties, officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, advertisers, partners, and co-branders from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees, that may be made by any third party, that is due to or arising out of your conduct or connection with this web site or service, your provision of Content, your violation of these terms or any other violation of the rights of another person or party.
10. Disclaimer of warranties.
Your understand and agree that your use of this web site and any services or content provided (the „service“) is made available and provided to you at your own risk. It is provided to you „as is“ and we expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, implied or express, including but not limited to the warrantires of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, THAT ANY PART OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, VIRUS-FREE, TIMELY, SECURE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OF ANY QUALITY, NOR THAT ANY CONTENT IS SAFE IN ANY MANNER FOR DOWNLOAD. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER US NOR ANY PARTICIPANT IN THE SERVICE PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND AND THAT USE OF SUCH ADVICE OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WITHOUT OUR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND.
Some jurisdictions may not allow disclaimers of implied warranties and the above disclaimer may not apply to you only as it relates to implied warranties.
11. Limitation of liability.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INDICENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF (I) THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, (II) THE COST TO OBTAIN SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND/OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY TRANSACTION ENTERED INTO ON THROUGH THE SERVICE, (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR DATA TRANSMISSIONS, (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE, OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
In some jurisdictions, it is not permitted to limit liability and therefore such limitations may not apply to you.
12. Reservation of Rights.
We reserve all of our rights, including but not limited to any and all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and any other proprietary right that we may have in our web site, its content, and the goods and services that may be provided. The use of our rights and property requires our prior written consent. We are not providing you with any implied or express licenses or rights by making services available to you and you will have no rights to make any commercial uses of our web site or service without our prior written consent.
13. Notification of Copyright Infringement.
If you believe that your property has been used in any way that would be considered copyright infringement or a violation of your intellectual property rights, our copyright agent may be contacted at the following address:
14. Applicable Law.
You agree that these terms and any dispute arising out of your use of this web site or our products or services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with local laws where the headquarters of the owner of this web site is located, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. By registering or using this web site and service you consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the county or city where the headquarters of the owner of this web site is located.
15. Miscellaneous Information.
(i) In the event that these terms conflicts with any law under which any provision may be held invalid by a court with jurisdiction over the parties, such provision will be interpreted to reflect the original intentions of the parties in accordance with applicable law, and the remainder of these terms will remain valid and intact; (ii) The failure of either party to assert any right under these terms shall not be considered a waiver of any that party’s right and that right will remain in full force and effect; (iii) You agree that without regard to any statue or contrary law that any claim or cause arising out of this web site or its services must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause arose or the claim shall be forever barred; (iv) We may assign our rights and obligations under these terms and we shall be relieved of any further obligation.
§ 1 Information about the collection of personal data
In the following, we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that is personally available to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.
Responsible acc. Art. 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) is Meyer Marketing GmbH, Vordere Cramergasse 11, 90478 Nuremberg, firstname.lastname@example.org (see our imprint).
When you contact us by e-mail or through a contact form, the information you provide (your e-mail address, your name and telephone number if applicable) will be stored by us to answer your questions. We delete the data that arises in this context after the storage is no longer required, or limit the processing if there are statutory retention requirements.
If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you below in detail about the respective processes. We will also specify the criteria for the storage period.
§ 2 Your rights
(1) You have the following rights with respect to the personal data concerning you:
Right to information,
Right to rectification or deletion,
Right to restriction of processing,
Right to object to the processing,
Right to data transferability.
(2) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.
§ 3 collection of personal data when visiting our website
If you only use the website for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 DS-GVO ):
Date and time of the request
Time Zone Difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Content of the requirement (concrete page)
Access Status / HTTP status code
each transmitted amount of data
Website from which the request comes
Operating system and its interface
Language and version of the browser software.
In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website.
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the location that sets the cookie (here by us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.
This website uses transient cookies. These are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular the session cookies. These store a session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. We would like to point out that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website.
§ 4 Further functions and offers of our website
To some extent, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are checked regularly.
If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.
§ 5 Objection or revocation against the processing of your data
If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke it at any time. Such revocation will affect the admissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have given it to us.
Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if, in particular, the processing is not required to fulfill a contract with you, which we describe in each case in the following description of the functions. In the event of such a disagreement, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the case of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and will either discontinue or adapt the data processing or point out to you our compelling legitimate reasons on which we continue the processing.
Of course, you may object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. You can inform us about your advertising objection under the following contact data: Meyer Marketing GmbH, Vordere Cramergasse 11, 90478 Nuremberg, email@example.com (see our imprint).