Your privacy is critically important to us.
At Placerama we have a few fundamental principles:
- We will only ask you for the minimum amount of personal information required to provide our services to you.
- We will not share any information we have about you with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
- You can update your profile information and privacy settings at any time.
Placerama knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. This is how we want to be treated, too.
By default your location is kept private. For example, if you add a listing and choose your own location as the location of the listing:
- the listing location won't show on the local search map but will still appear in the text list.
- the location map on the listing view page won't display.
Also, if someone visits your public profile page they won't see a location map. You can change this setting on your privacy settings page.
Like most website operators, Placerama collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Placerama's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Placerama's visitors use its website. From time to time, Placerama may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Placerama also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Placerama does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Placerama's websites choose to interact with Placerama in ways that require Placerama to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Placerama gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who decide to use our services to provide an email address or OpenID. Placerama collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Placerama. Placerama does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Placerama may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Placerama does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Placerama discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Placerama's behalf or to provide services available at Placerama's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Placerama's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Placerama will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Placerama discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Placerama believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Placerama, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Placerama website and have supplied your email address, Placerama may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Placerama and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Placerama takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.