MapTheGap.org understands your concerns about privacy and your interest in knowing how your information is used and safeguarded, and we want to provide you with more information on these topics.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Personal Information You Provide And How It Is Used: The Website allows you to send personally identifying information (such as name, address, email, social media connections and financial information) and other information of your choice to MapTheGap on a voluntary basis, as more particularly described below. We do not knowingly collect sensitive personal information, such as information about medical or health conditions. Please do not send confidential information to us directly through the Website, or by email to any of the contact email addresses listed on the Website.
Contact Us/Leave a Message: If you contact us through the contact form/leave a message option on the Website, we will ask that you provide certain personally identifying information, including your first and last name, and email address, and you will have the option to provide additional information. We will use the information you provide to contact you and to respond to any requests.
Non-Personal Information We Collect by Automated Means And How We Use It: We collect certain information by automated means when you visit the Website. In addition, we also use Google Analytics - third-party tracking service – to collect such information. The information collected may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Website, pages visited and similar data. If gathered, this data is used in an aggregated form, and not in a manner that will identify you personally. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties from time to time. In addition to the third-party tracking services mentioned above, we also collect this information through various other means, including “cookies” and IP addresses, as further explained below.
IP Addresses – When you visit and interact with the Website, MapTheGap and third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services for us may collect Internet Protocol addresses (each an “IP Address”), as well as other information including but not limited to browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and page navigation. An IP address is a unique identifier number that certain electronic devices use to identify and to communicate with each other on the Internet; your Internet Service Provider automatically assigns an IP address to the computer that you are using. We gather this information to track website visitor movement in an aggregated form, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Our goal in gathering this information is to learn how our users and the public are using our service. We may use this information to enhance our Website, user experience and/or for other lawful purposes.
User communications: When you send emails or other communications to us, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve the Website.
HOW WE MAY USE YOUR INFORMATION
We process (at our sole discretion and with no explicit obligation) the information you provide in any one or more of the following manner(s):
DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES
We may disclose your information if we consider it necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets or business of MapTheGap or the merger of MapTheGap into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which MapTheGap is not the survivor.
When payment information is being transmitted on or through the Website, it will be protected by encryption technology. You expressly consent to the sharing of your information with third party service providers, including payment gateways, to process payments and manage payment card information. MapTheGap does not itself store your payment card account information and does not have direct control over or responsibility for your payment card account information. Hence, MapTheGap cannot guarantee that transmissions of your payment card account information or personal information will always be secure or that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat the security measures taken by MapTheGap or MapTheGap’s third-party service providers. MapTheGap assumes no liability or responsibility for disclosure of Your information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access, or other causes beyond its control.
We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information about visitors less than 18 years of age. If you are under the age of 18, any and all information regarding such child should only be provided by the parent/legal guardian accessing the Website on behalf of the child. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 18 years of age and believe that they have disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may delete your child’s information.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
We may provide links to third-party websites as a service to you or in order to provide you additional information related to the transactions and activities that occur on the Website. Please be aware that we have no affiliation with these other parties, and cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use, and disclosure practices of such advertisers and other third parties; we encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices and policies, if any, before providing any personally identifying information to them. We are not responsible for the content or information of these websites, any products or services that may be offered through advertisers or third parties, or any other use of the linked websites.
HOW WE ATTEMPT TO SAFEGUARD YOUR INFORMATION
It is further clarified that you have and so long as you access and/or use the Website (directly or indirectly) the obligation to ensure that you shall at all times, take adequate physical, managerial, and technical safeguards, at your end, to preserve the integrity and security of your data which shall include and not be limited to your personal information.
YOUR INFORMATION, CONSENT AND CHOICES
All information, including personal information, disclosed by you shall be deemed to be disclosed willingly and without any coercion. No liability pertaining to the authenticity/ genuineness/ misrepresentation/ fraud/ negligence, etc. of the information disclosed shall lie on MapTheGap nor will MapTheGap in any way be responsible to verify any information obtained from You or provided by You.
To the extent required by law, we provide you with (i) Reasonable access to the personally identifiable information you provide to us, and (ii) The ability to review, correct and delete such personally identifiable information. If you believe that any of the personally identifiable information that you have submitted through our Website is no longer accurate, or you wish to make any updates or changes, you may do so by emailing us at email@example.com. Upon appropriate request we will update or amend your information, but we reserve the right to use information obtained previously to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate and lawful. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed from such locations. Finally, we are not responsible for removing or deleting information from the databases of third parties (such as service providers) with whom we have shared Information about you.
Withdrawal of consent: You may choose to withdraw your consent provided hereunder at any point in time. Such withdrawal of the consent must be sent in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. In case you do not provide your consent or later withdraw your consent, we request you not to access the Website and/or provide us any information. In such a scenario, MapTheGap may delete your information or de-identify it so that it is anonymous and not attributable to you.
Promotional emails: You may opt out of receiving promotional emails from MapTheGap by following the instructions in those emails. If you opt out, MapTheGap may still send you non-promotional emails, such as emails about MapTheGap and your account, if any.
You may provide your feedback, reviews, testimonials, etc. on the Website regarding MapTheGap. We do not upload any information on the Website or make it publicly viewable unless we have received your prior written consent for the same.
USE OF THE WEBSITE FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
If you have any grievance with respect to the Website and/or any information provided herein, you may write to the Grievance Officer at the email ID specified below:email@example.com
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