When creating an account on this site, you have a few options. You may login in with your email address, and create a password unique to this site. In this case, we collect your email address. You may also log in via either Facebook or Google. In either of these cases, we do not collect your Facebook or Google account credentials, but we do get a token from either Facebook or Google, which can be used to identify you as a unique person. In this case, we do not collect any other information, including email address, name, or anything else. This token just allows us to distinguish you from another user on the site.
If you choose not to log into this site, no personal information is collected.
We only collect personal information when you register or log into your account. If you choose not to do either of these activities, we do not collect any personal information.
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, create a map, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
We store all personal information in a password-protected database.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled It will turn off some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. For instance, you may repeatedly see informational messages that you have dismissed on prior visits to the site.
With cookies disabled, you will still be able to create maps, but you will not be able to edit or delete them, since there will be no way to connect you to the maps you have created.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Opting out: Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
Users can visit our site anonymously
Users are able to change their personal information:
We honor do not track signals and do not track or plant cookies when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. Please keep in mind that when we are not planting cookies, we cannot link maps to the user that created them, so you will not be able to edit or delete maps that you create when you have DNT enabled.
If you choose to log in, then we will be able to associate the maps you create with your account, since the action of logging in overrides the passive DNT signal.
It's also important to note that we do not allow third party behavioral tracking.
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under 13.
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to identify you as a unique user on the site, and allow you to manage (ie, edit or delete) maps that you have created.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email your request to [email protected], and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
If you have questions or comments, you can contact me via email: [email protected], or by using the form on my blog.
Last edited on 2015-02-15