How We Collect and Use Information
We collect the following types of information about you:
Information you provide us directly:
We ask for certain information such as your real name and e-mail address if you correspond with us. We may also retain any messages you send through the Service, and may collect information you provide in User Content you post to the Service. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service. Your username and if you choose to disclose it, your real name, will be published publicly. Once published your username and / or real name may not be able to be removed.
We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the Service. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.
Log file information:
Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access the Service. When you use our Service, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the Service. Some features of the Service, particularly location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.
Commercial and marketing communications:
We use the information we collect or receive, such as your email address, to communicate directly with you. We may send you emails containing newsletters, promotions, and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. We also use your information to send you Service-related emails (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices). You may not opt out of Service-related emails. You may also be able to be “found” on View from the Pier Communications based on information that you provide (see “Find friends on View from the Pier”) above.
Use of certain service type information we collect about you:
Sharing of Your Information:
We will not rent or sell your information into third parties outside View from the Pier Communications and its group companies (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent.
Who can see User Content:
Any User Content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Service becomes available to the public and cannot be removed, except by View from the Pier Communications in its sole discretion. Once posted on View from the Pier Communications, User Content may not be removable from public view, as copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Service, on other sites that have republished us, or if other Users have copied or saved that information. If you do not wish your User Content to be available to the public, please don’t post it on View from the Pier Communications. Your username and if you choose to disclose it, your real name, will be published publicly. Once published your username and / or real name may not be able to be removed.
Who can see your IP address:
If you post User Content on the Service while not logged in, your IP address will be published with your User Content in order to attribute your contribution to the Service. A selection of Trusted Users with administrative powers on View from the Pier Communications have the ability to review IP addresses of users to reduce abusive behavior. Any third party service embedded on View from the Pier Communications such as an advertiser, video provider, social network or other third party will also have access to your IP address.
Who can see your email address:
If you enter an email address, you will enable communication from View from the Pier Communications and other Users. If you reply to users or participate in group View from the Pier Communications activities such as meetups, your email address will be shared with these users. In addition, some email addresses such as email@example.com forward to a group of Trusted Users, who will use your email address to reply to the email.
Instances where we are required to share your information:
How We Store and Protect Your Information
Storage and Processing:
Keeping your information safe:
View from the Pier Communications cares about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Service. However, View from the Pier Communications cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to View from the Pier Communications or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. View from the Pier Communications is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
Compromise of information:
In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, View from the Pier Communications will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Your Choices about Your Information
We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests.
Opting out of collection of your information for Tracking / Advertising:
Please refer to your mobile device or browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Depending on your type of device, it may not be possible to delete or disable tracking mechanisms on your mobile device. Note that disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools prevents View from the Pier Communications or its business partners from tracking your browser’s activities in relation to the Service, and for use in targeted advertising activities by third parties. However, doing so may disable many of the features available through the Service. If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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