This Policy applies to information that we collect through any website that displays, links to, or references this Policy (referred to herein as “Website”). By accessing, visiting, browsing, using, submitting information through, or otherwise interacting with Website, you agree to the terms of this Policy. By accessing or using Website, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Policy.
This Policy does not apply to personal information collected from you offline, or to third-party websites to which the GeoSierra Website may link. Your use of the Website is governed by the Website Terms and Conditions of Use located at www.GeoSierra.org.
INFORMATION GEOSIERRA GATHERS AND TRACKS
GeoSierra collects information in two ways:
Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions: This information may include personal information, such as your name, phone number, email address, nature of address, street address, and whatever other information you submit through web forms on our Website. We collect this information to respond to requests from users, customize our features for individual visitors who are GeoSierra customers, improve our Website, and notify customers about updates to the Website and our other products and services. “Sensitive” personal information is information revealing or relating to your health. We ask that you do not submit this type of information through the Website.
Information that we collect automatically as you navigate the Website: This information may include usage details, IP addresses, machine type, browser and operating system type, mobile device type, geolocation, and information collected through tracking technologies such as cookies and web beacons. Information GeoSierra gathers through aggregated tracking is used to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. We collect this information in order to determine how to create the best experience for our customers. We may track search terms entered in our search function as one of many measures of what interests our users, but this tracking is not associated with individual users.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
GeoSierra protects the security of your personal information or other information collected about or in relation to you and honors your choices for its intended use. We disclose your information to no third-parties unless specifically stated otherwise.
We may use third-party contractors to help us operate our business and the Website or administer activities on our behalf and may share your personal information and other information collected about or in relation to you with these contractors for those limited purposes.
Except as otherwise stated, we may use and combine information collected via the Website to improve our Website, to customize the site to your preferences, to communicate information to you, for our marketing and research purposes, to compile and analyze statistics and trends, and for any other purpose specified. In addition, personal information you supply to us may be used by us to supply you information regarding, and connect you with, medical providers that can provide you with GeoSierra products and services. GeoSierra may share both personal and passive unidentifiable information related to you with our staff after you have completed a form or otherwise made such a request.
Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, GeoSierra reserves the right to cooperate with local, state and federal officials in any investigation relating to any purported illegal activity(ies) and, when required by law, regulation, legal process or government requests, to disclose any personal information furnished by you or collected by us to law enforcement authorities or other relevant or related third-parties.
In addition to the situations described above, we may use and disclose visitor information in special instances when we have reason to believe disclosing this information is necessary to investigate, identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering with our rights or property, other Website visitors, or anyone else. We may disclose visitor information when subpoenaed, if ordered or otherwise required by a court of law, arbitrator, or other similar proceeding or the rules governing such a proceeding, for government investigations, with government agencies if required by law, and when we otherwise believe in good faith that any applicable law requires.
GeoSierra operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to through the Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk.
ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR INFORMATION
You may contact us if you wish to view and/or correct the personal information that GeoSierra has about you, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. You may also contact us if you believe that any inaccurate or inappropriate information has been obtained or provided to others through your use of the Website. At this time, we may not be able to specifically identify and provide you with all of the information we have collected about you for your review, editing, or removal from our databases. In order to provide you with any information, we may, but are not required to, request that you prove your identity to our satisfaction.
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
CONSISTENT WITH THE UNITED STATES FEDERAL CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT OF 1998 (COPPA), GEOSIERRA WILL NEVER KNOWINGLY REQUEST PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION FROM ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 13 WITHOUT REQUESTING PARENTAL CONSENT. IF YOU ARE A PARENT OR GUARDIAN, PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU BELIEVE INFORMATION REGARDING A CHILD HAS BEEN COLLECTED BY US THROUGH OUR WEBSITE.
COOKIES AND OTHER AUTOMATIC DATA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGIES
As you navigate through and interact with the Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:
Details of your visits to the Website, including traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type.
The Website may use “cookies” and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons.
Web beacons may be used by GeoSierra now or in the future. Web beacons allow GeoSierra to (a) determine whether you have opened, or acted upon, a promotional e-mail and which links you have clicked on in order to deliver to you more focused communications and other content, (b) allow GeoSierra to count the number of users who have visited certain Web pages and effectively deliver co-branded services, and (c) enable GeoSierra to compile aggregated statistics and determine the efficacy of promotions by using Web beacons from third parties, without allowing such third parties to use Web beacons to collect or access your personal information.
THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS
You can prevent the collection of the data generated by Google Analytics in relation to your use of the Web site (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in, with more information regarding how you can opt out of Google Analytics data collection as instructed here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This link provides instructions for installing an opt-out cookie on your device. As a result, the collection of data by Google Analytics is prevented in future for this Website and for this browser as long as the opt-out cookie remains installed in your browser.
We may, now or in the future, use various Facebook related products and services in relation to our Website. Facebook provides more information regarding the information it collects and how it is used in along with methods to opt out of collecting and sharing of information here:https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads; and https://www.facebook.com/policy.phpAdditional general information regarding opt-out from interest-based advertising from companies belonging to the Network Advertising Initiative can be found here: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/, information regarding opting out through the Digital Advertising Alliance can be found here: http://optout.aboutads.info/#!/.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits our visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third-parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us and indicate whether you are a California resident, however it is not our intent to collect personal information and share such information with an third party for that third party’s direct marketing purposes.
California law requires us to let you know how we respond to web browser “Do Not Track” signals. Our websites do not currently support “Do Not Track” codes. That is, GeoSierra does not currently respond to or take any action with regard to “Do Not Track” requests.
OPT IN AND OPT OUT CHOICES AND CONTACT FOR GeoSierra
If you have questions about the use, amendment, or deletion of personal information that you have provided to us, or if you would like to opt out of future communications from GeoSierra please contact us at info@GeoSierra.com.
GeoSierra reserves the right to amend this Policy without prior notice for any reason including without limitation to reflect technological advancements, legal, and regulatory changes and good business practices. Please check back periodically, and especially before you provide any personal information. This Policy was last updated and is effective on September 22, 2021.