Information We Collect
In order to make your use of the Site more efficient, we may collect information from you including your name, email address, and other related information you agree to provide to us. This information allows us to create an account for you which, in turn, helps us to provide you with a more efficient and productive Site.
Why We Collect Non-Public Information
We may collect non-public information about you to provide you with a better user experience, to study traffic patterns on the Site, to improve our services, to insure the safety, privacy, and usability of the Site, and to better control access to the Site. In addition, if you create an account, we collect information such as your name, email address, and payment information. Other information that we collect includes search queries, browser type, and IP addresses. As is standard practice on many websites, our website uses "cookies" to enhance the user experience. If you disable any of these cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of the Site.
Information That Is Intended for Public Display
Users can submit information for public display, and that information can be shared with other users or through other venues. For example, users might submit a correction to a geocoding result, and that correction might be included in future geocoding results. As another example, if a user uses our API to flag a specific IP address, we might indicate to other users that that IP address has been flagged on a certain date.
When We Disclose Non-Public Information
To Third Parties: We may share aggregated information that includes non-public information with third parties. For example, we might publish a report that shows the volume of geocode requests by state.
With Our Service Providers and Vendors: Disclosure of your non-public information may also occur where we employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our website (e.g., a payment processor), to provide services on our behalf, or to assist us in analyzing how the website is being used.
Under Special Circumstances: At times, we may disclose information about you to law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal processes (such as subpoenas), to protect our property and rights or those of a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity that might be illegal or unethical. We also reserve the right to disclose non-public information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Service.
Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that our company is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.