DEEP-MAPS values the privacy of our users, members, and others who visit and use www.deepmaps.io (collectively, the “Site”) (collectively or individually “Users”). This statement governs information you provide to us or that we learn from your use of the DEEP-MAPS Site and tells you how we may collect and use this information.
The Information DEEP-MAPS Collects
“Cookies” Information: When you visit the DEEP-MAPS Site, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer. DEEP-MAPS uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the DEEP-MAPS Site. By using these cookies, we can “remember” what you have done on the DEEP-MAPS Site before and personalize our site for you. These persistent types of cookies can be removed. Each web browser implements different functionality, so please refer to the manuals or technical support resources that are available in conjunction with your web browser to learn the correct way to modify your cookies set-up. Please note that disabling cookies may prevent you from accessing some of the functionality and site offerings available via the DEEP-MAPS Site
“Automatically Collected” Information: When you visit the DEEP-MAPS Site or open one of our HTML emails, we may record certain information from your web browser by using different types of technology, including “clear gifs” or “web beacons”. This “automatically collected” information may include your Internet Protocol address (“IP Address”), web browser type, the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after the DEEP-MAPS Site, the pages you view on our site, and the dates and times that you visit.
The Way DEEP-MAPS Uses Information
DEEP-MAPS may use all of the information that we collect from our Users to understand the usage trends and preferences, to improve the way the DEEP-MAPS Site works and looks, to improve our marketing, promotional efforts, and functionality.
DEEP-MAPS may use automatically collected information and cookies information to: (a) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the DEEP-MAPS Site; (b) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; and (c) monitor aggregate usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.
DEEP-MAPS will not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send promotional or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in.
When DEEP-MAPS Discloses Information
DEEP-MAPS does not share personal information about Users with third parties unless doing so is appropriate to carry out a User’s request or it reasonably believes that doing so is legally required or is in DEEP-MAPS’ interest to protect its property or other legal rights or the rights or property of others.
We do not share personally identifiable information with other third-party organizations for their marketing or promotional use.
Consistent with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of thirteen (13) without requiring parental consent. Any person who provides their personal information to DEEP-MAPS through the DEEP-MAPS Site represents that they are 13 years of age or older.
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Our Commitment to Data Security
No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure security on our systems. We use secure server software (SSL) and firewalls to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software.
If DEEP-MAPS learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using the DEEP-MAPS Site or providing personal information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the DEEP-MAPS Site. DEEP-MAPS may post a notice on the DEEP-MAPS Site if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to view DEEP-MAPS’s Service. DEEP-MAPS may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us via email at [email protected]
Special Note to International Users
The DEEP-MAPS Site is hosted in the United States. If you are a User accessing the DEEP-MAPS Site 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, and by providing your personal data you consent to:
- the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.
Policy Concerning Reprint Rights
DEEP-MAPS welcomes reprint of our research figures or chart. All reprints require proper accreditation to the DEEP-MAPS Project.