Creature Compass Privacy Policy

 

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you visit our site, register as a user or subscribe to our newsletter.

In operating our website we may collect and process the following data about you:

  1. Details of your visits to our website and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblog statistics, browser type, basic IP information, referring pages, operating system used and date/time stamps. This information does not identify individual users; it is used only for site administration, as well as for analysis of website usage and trends.
  2. Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website, such as when you register to create a profile, elect to receive information, subscribe to a newsletter, participate in polls and surveys, etc.
  3. Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one or more of the following ways:

  1. To personalise your experience: Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs
  2. To improve our website: We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you
  3. To notify you about any changes to our website, such as improvements or service/product changes, that may affect our service
  4. To send periodic emails: The email address you provide on registration, may be used to send you information, occasional company news, updates, related service or product information, etc.
    1. Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed ‘Unsubscribe' instructions at the bottom of each email or you can change this on your personal profile
  5. For conservation and research: Sighting information can be made available to conservation and research institutions

Registration and use of personal information

Registration is not required in order to use or access this website. However, this website may make certain functionality only available to its registered users. You may then be required to register for these features, particularly if you wish to create a personal profile, upload creature sightings or leave comments.

If you do register, and in the process provide us with personally identifiable information, any such information you provide will not be shared with any third-party organisation except with your express consent.

Please note that if you post information on this site, any personally identifiable information you provide may be read, collated and used by anyone viewing them. As such, we are not responsible for personally identifiable information you may choose to make available through these channels.

We also provide you with the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from us. In this case, we ask you to register on the site and select to receive email notifications from Creature Compass. These communications may include newsletters, product promotions, advertising, marketing or any other information that we feel may be pertinent to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications by clicking on the ‘Unsubscribe' link in any email we send to you, or by changing your preference in your personal profile.

How do we protect your information?

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and although we implement a variety of security measures on our website to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information, we cannot guarantee the total security of data sent to us electronically or stored on our site and this is thus entirely at your own risk.

Where you have chosen a password to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We cannot be held liable for any unauthorised access to your details resulting from your negligence with regards to your password or log in details.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a website or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your web browser (if you allow it) that enables the site or service provider's systems to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits.

All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline or accept cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular parts of our website.

Our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on advertisements on our website.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe 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 research, marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products, services or links 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.

Deletion of personally identifiable information

You are responsible for managing your personal information that is visible on the website to other users and may make any corrections, updates or deletions by logging in to your profile and making the updates personally. If you no longer wish to have a profile on the website, you may request deletion of your information by emailing us at admin[@]creaturecompass.com.

Online Privacy Policy only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at http://www.creaturecompass.com/termsandconditions.

Your consent

By using our site, you consent to our Privacy Policy .

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy , we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 25 March 2013.

For any further information please email us at admin[@]creaturecompass.com.