Information You Provide – We and our service providers collect any information that you provide when you use the Site, including when you create an account, upload information or documents; participate in the Site, sign up to receive our electronic newsletters, or otherwise contact us with a question, comment, or request. This can include, but is not limited to, (a) your name, contact information, username, password, and other registration information; (b) personally identifiable information including household information, and payment card information; (c) information you provide when you upload data to the Site; and (d) information you provide us when you contact us. The information you provide may also include information that you as a user of the Site provide about other individuals, such as individuals who are the subject of land and resource rights data. Please note that information about such other individuals is used by us only as necessary to perform our work. and we do not use or disclose the information for marketing or promotional purposes or for other discretionary purposes. We do not sell the information to third parties for any purposes. We also do not disclose personal information without prior consent. We do not disclose the information for any purposes other than our charitable, non-profit mission and the purposes listed below. You represent that you have any required permissions to collect and provide the data you are uploading to the Site and that you are in compliance with applicable laws regarding such data. Information Automatically Collected From You – We and our service providers may automatically collect certain technical information from your computer when you use the Site, such as your Internet Protocol address, your browser type, your operating system, the pages you view on the Site, the pages you view immediately before and after you access the Site, and the search terms you enter on the Site. This information allows us to recognize you and personalize your experience if you return to the Site using the same computer, or mobile device, and to improve the Site and the services we provide. We and our service providers may collect this information using “cookies,” or similar technologies, which are small text files that the Site saves on your computer using your web browser and accesses when you return.
We may use the information we collect for a number of purposes, including, but not limited to:
We also may combine or aggregate any of the information we collect through the Site or elsewhere for any of these purposes.
We may disclose the information we collect through the Site:
In addition, we may share aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns, as well as de-identified information, with third parties. The Site also may contain links to websites published by third parties. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the collection and use of your information by such websites that are not under our control. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of each website you visit.
Information collected through the Site will be processed in and subject to the laws of the United States, which may not provide the same level protection for your personal information as your home country, and may be available to the United States government or its agencies under a lawful order made in the United States. In addition, we may transfer and store your information outside the United States to our affiliates, business partners, and service providers located in other countries that may not be your home country. By using the Site, you consent to such transfer to, and processing in, the United States or other countries.
We place high value on data privacy and security and are committed to maintaining administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to safeguard the information collected by the Site. However, no information system can be 100% secure, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information, despite all efforts to do so. Moreover, we are not responsible for the security of information you transmit to the Site over networks that we do not control, including the Internet and wireless networks.
The Site is not directed to, nor do we knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 13. If you become aware that your child or any child under your care has provided us with information without your consent, please contact us at the contact information listed below.