What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.
1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
You will provide us information about yourself when you set up an account on www.watsnear.me. This data collection can include such personally identifiable information as name, location and email address. You may also provide additional comments by posting on the Contact Us page.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
2. Web Site Use Information
Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web server logs ("Log Files") to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. Personally identifiable information is not stored in these cookies.
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site and new services we think you will find interesting. You also may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these emails by contacting us.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
As you surf our Web site, the site uses its cookies to differentiate you from other visitors so your information is only available to you. Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server's log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback in order to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our customers. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not store any personal information that you provided to us in your cookies.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
We do not share your personal information with third parties.
We use third parties to maintain our Web site, and provide email services on our site. An email service provider will provide our email services. Web site management companies will maintain the functionality and design of our Web site. We will share your email information as necessary to third parties to provide these services. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose, including their own marketing purposes.
Notice of New Services and Changes
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site and new services we think you will find interesting. You have the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers at a later date by contacting us.
How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or Affiliated Parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, the Site, the users of the Site, and/or our Affiliated Parties; or (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of the Site, us, or third parties.
What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Web site nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.