Crisis Track

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.

We have outlined more specifics to our Privacy Policy in the following sections.

Privacy Policy

This Master Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains the collection, use, and disclosure of “personal information” by Geopliant, a Virginia Corporation. This Privacy Policy includes products and services provided through websites that Geopliant operates, which include, but are not limited to, (collectively, together with all sub-domains thereof including, without limitation, the “Websites”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to any of the websites operated by affiliates of Geopliant.

This Privacy Policy also explains our commitment to you with respect to our use and disclosure of non personal browsing and site usage data that Geopliant collects as the provider of the Websites. That commitment is contained in a “Data Usage Policy,” below.

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.

By accessing the Websites, you are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

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.

Second, we may disclose your personal information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our Master Terms of Use and Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; or (d) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.

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 Selling or Sharing. Except in the unique situations identified in this Privacy Policy, Geopliant does not sell or otherwise voluntarily provide the non personal browsing information we collect about you or your website usage to third parties.

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.

Any other non-personal information that we collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.

Aggregated Statistics. Geopliant may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites or within its Applications. For business reasons Geopliant may display publicly or provide to others the aggregated statistics. However, Geopliant does not disclose personal information other than as described in this Privacy Policy.

Reorganization or Spin-Offs

Geopliant may transfer some or all of your personal and/or non personal browsing information to a third party as a result of a reorganization, spin-off or similar transaction. Upon such transfer, the acquirer’s privacy policy will apply. In such event, Geopliant will use reasonable efforts to notify you and to ensure that at the time of the transaction the acquirer’s privacy policy complies with the Principles.

Third-Party Sites

The Websites may include links to other websites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other websites.

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 use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy; and
  • the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.

Derivation of and Updates to this Privacy Policy

This policy is derived from the policy found at Creative Commons. We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the Effective Date below. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the Websites constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

Questions? Get in touch via the Contact Us page.

Effective Date: September 10, 2012