Privacy


Last updated July 21, 2017

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how CivicOS.net collects, uses, protects or otherwise handles your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.


What personal information do we collect from the people that visit CivicOS.net?

When you register at our site with your social network account, we get your name and email to help you with your experience. When you share anti-fake info via our site, as appropriate, your IP address is used to help you and other users see the result on the map. Emails and names are not shared. You can request data we are holding on you and we will provide you with a copy of your personal data free of charge in an commonly used and machine readable format. We collect, hold and process only the data absolutely necessary for the completion of our duties. We also limit the access to your personal data to those needing to act out the processing.


Can I ask you to remove my data?

Yes, you can. We will consider the public interest in the availability of the data you shared with us and your right to be forgotten to erase your personal data, cease further dissemination of your personal data, and inform third parties to halt processing your personal data when it is no longer relevant to the original purposes for processing or your withdrawal of the consent to give it to third parties.


When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you share anti-fake info and register on our site.


How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, surf the website, or use certain other site features to personalize your experience and to allow us to visualize and deliver the type of content in which you are most interested.


How do we protect your information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We use regular Malware Scanning. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. For your convenience we may store your information kept for more than 60 days.


Do we use 'cookies'?

We use cookies for your convenience. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.


Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we get your consent. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's 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 analysis and reporting.


Third-party links

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.


Google

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future. Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.


California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared.


According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following

Users can visit our site anonymously. Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website. Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above. You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy page. You can change your personal information by contacting us via our contact form.


How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.


Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.


COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.


Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information. In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will notify the users via in-site notification within 72 hours, should a data breach occur.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.