When visiting or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience. We ensure that the collection of personal data is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed.
We collect information from you when you download documents from the site, register for MapX or enter information on our site, including analytics about geospatial data (such as metadata, source, and licensing information) that you interact with on the geospatial platform.
With your previous consent, we may use the information we collect from you when you download documents, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf our website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
We treat personal data with confidentiality and will only disclose it when necessary to provide services or report on business operations. When you enter your information to download documents, this information is not shared with any third parties. Aggregate statistics of user interaction with the platform are created from non-personally identifiable information.
Non-personally identifiable information is data that is anonymous, which cannot be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity such as name, social security number, place of work, address, etc. As a result, this data does not require encryption before it is transmitted as there is no scope for misuse that would result in harm to any individual. Non-PII data typically includes data collected by browsers and servers using cookies. Device type, browser type, plugin details, language preference, time zone are few examples of non PII data. Non-PII data is usually collected by businesses to track and understand the digital behavior of their consumers.
We use non-PII data to improve online experience and engagement by tracking user interactions with the platform and creating aggregate statistics to report to our implementing partners.
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 settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly. If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice and request previous approval. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s 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.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
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. Click here to read more.
We collect aggregate statistics on user interactions with the platform. These statistics only include your non-personally identifiable information. At no time will information such as your email or other personal details be disclosed. This includes:
The General Data Protection Regulation came into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas. The law is designed to accomplish two main things:
We take the collection and processing of data very seriously and will never compromise personal data. The policy that follow applies to all personal data processed by ChemObs. This policy will be reviewed at least annually. We have implemented appropriate security controls throughout our systems. Access to personal data is limited to personnel who need access and appropriate security is in place to avoid unauthorised sharing of information. In the unlikely event of a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data, the ChemObs team shall promptly assess the risk to people’s rights and freedoms and if appropriate report this breach and honor the GDPR requirements for notification.
We will only keep your personal data for as long as you choose to hold an account with the ChemObs. To have your personal data removed from our servers permanently, you can opt-out by emailing us. When personal data is deleted this will be done safely such that the data is irrecoverable. To ensure that personal data is kept for no longer than necessary, ChemObs shall put in place an archiving policy for each area in which personal data is processed and review this process annually. The archiving policy shall consider what data should/must be retained, for how long, and why.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Under the relevant processing conditions contained within the GDPR, we only process your data on one of the following lawful bases: consent, contract, legal obligation, vital interests, public task or legitimate interests. This includes:
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
You can change your personal information:
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
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 the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ 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 the age of 13 years old.
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.
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We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue 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 government agencies 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.
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