for Seabird Maps and Information for Fisheries
Thanks for using Seabird Maps and Information for Fisheries (SMIF)! This website and map tool are provided free of charge, but we do ask that you register. Registration enables you to save queries that you can consult later, and helps us understand the needs of our users and the most useful features of the database. We assure you that your privacy is important to us, and here we describe how we collect, use, and handle your information when you use our website, software and services ("Services").
What & Why
We collect and use the following information to provide, improve, and protect our Services:
Account. We collect, and associate with your account, information such as your name, email address, phone number, and physical address.
Services. When you use our Services, we store, process and transmit your files (including things such as your fishery shapefiles, gear types, and structured data such as query criteria).
Usage. We collect information from and about the devices you use to access the Services. This includes IP addresses, the type of browser and device you use, and identifiers associated with your devices.
We may share information as required below, but we will not sell it to advertisers or other third-parties.
Ourselves. We will never review or share your information beyond the usage information described above, or below under “Law & Order.” Your information is yours, and we will not access it.
Other users. We will not share any information with any other third parties.
Other applications. We will not share information with any other applications.
Law & Order. We may disclose your information to third parties if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with the law; (b) protect any person from death or serious bodily injury; (c) prevent fraud or abuse of Seabird Maps and Information for Fisheries or our users; or (d) protect Seabird Maps and Information for Fisheries' property rights.
Stewardship of your data is critical to us and a responsibility that we embrace. We believe that our users' data should receive the same legal protections regardless of whether it is stored on our services or on their home computer's hard drive.
Security. We have a team dedicated to keeping your information secure and testing for vulnerabilities. We also continue to work on features to keep your information safe.
Retention. We will retain information you store on our Services for as long as we need it to provide you the Services. If you delete your account, we'll also delete this information. But please note: (1) there might be some latency in deleting this information from our servers and back-up storage; and (2) we may retain this information if necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce our agreements.
Around the world. To provide you with the Services, we may store, process and transmit information in locations around the world - including those outside your country. Information may also be stored locally on the devices you use to access the Services.
If Seabird Maps and Information for Fisheries is involved in a reorganization or transfer of ownership, your information may be transferred as part of that arrangement. We will notify you (for example, via a message to the email address associated with your account) of any such deal and outline your choices in that event.
Have questions or concerns about Seabird Maps and Information for Fisheries, our Services and privacy? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: 2 June 2015
Effective: 2 June 2015