The Maps Company operates TheMapsCompany.com and may operate other websites. It is The Maps Company, policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, The Maps Company collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Maps Company’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Maps Company’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Maps Company may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Maps Company also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on TheMapsCompany.com blogs/sites. The Maps Company only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Maps Company’s websites choose to interact with The Maps Company in ways that require The Maps Company to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Maps Company gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at TheMapsCompany.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The Maps Company are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Maps Company collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Maps Company. The Maps Company does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
The Maps Company may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. The Maps Company may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Maps Company does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Maps Company discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Maps Company’s behalf or to provide services available at The Maps Company’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Maps Company’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Maps Company will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Maps Company discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Maps Company believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Maps Company, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an The Maps Company website and have supplied your email address, The Maps Company may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Maps Company and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Maps Company takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If The Maps Company, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Maps Company goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of The Maps Company may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.