Our Principles towards Privacy
You put your trust in us with your data. Therefore, safe guarding your private information is extremely important to us. We have these fundamental principles that we adhere to:
- We will only collect the minimal essential data required for us to serve you.
- We will not share your personally identifiable information with outside organizations unless legally compelled to do so or where necessary to serve you.
- We will work hard to keep your data protective against unauthorized access and will quickly notify you if a security breach occurs.
As used in this policy, “personal information” means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number or email address.
Disclosures of Personal Information
It is not Geopliant’s practice to disclose personal information to third parties. We may share personal information in two instances.
First, Geopliant may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the Websites or Crisis Track services.
If Geopliant is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, Geopliant will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or Geopliant is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.
Security of Personal Information Collected
Geopliant has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that Geopliant stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will post a reasonably prominent notice to the Websites if any such security breach occurs.
Data Usage Policy: Non Personal Browsing and Site Usage Information
Our Data Usage Policy covers how we maintain and use information about you that is collected by the Websites and server logs, including when you log into the Websites.
Non Personal Browsing Information We Collect. When you use the Websites, our servers (which are hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your “IP address”) about your activities while visiting the Websites and information about the browser you are using. In addition, whenever you log into the Website, our servers (which, again, are hosted by a third party service provider) keep a log of the websites you visit and when you visit them.
No Linking. We do not intentionally link browsing information or information from our server logs to the personal information you submit to us. We use this information for internal purposes only, such as to help understand how the Websites are being used, to improve our Websites and the features we provide, and for systems administration purposes. Geopliant may use a third party analytics provider to help us collect and analyze non personal browsing information through operation of our Websites for those same purposes.
No Retention. Geopliant discards non personal browsing information from our Websites server logs once we have used the information for the limited purposes noted above, under “No Linking.”
Notice. If Geopliant is required to provide a third party with your non personal browsing information or to log in on behalf of a Websites user (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then Geopliant will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless Geopliant is prohibited by law from doing so or is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.
Reorganization or Spin-Offs
Special Note to International Users
The Websites are hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the Websites from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions. By providing your personal data you consent to:
- the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.
Questions? Get in touch via the Contact Us page.
Effective Date: September 10, 2012