- Information we collect
- How we use and share information
- How we protect information
- Your rights regarding the use of your personal information
- Links to other websites
- Contact us
I. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect both “Personal Information” and “Non-Personal Information.” Personal Information is information that you submit to us either through citymaps.com or through registering for CityMaps through another social networking site (such as Facebook), and that is personally identifiable, such as your name and email address. “Non-Personal Information” includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks. We collect various types of this information, including the following:
1. Information you provide us by registering for a CityMaps account
Visitors can access and browse the site without disclosing most Personal Information, although we do track your IP address when you browse the site. However, we also allow users to create their own profile on CityMaps to provide them a better and more customized experience, in which case we collect information users voluntarily provide through the registration process.
Users can create a profile in two ways. First, they can register directly through citymaps.com. When they do so, we collect a user’s name and email address, and offer them the option of additionally providing their mailing address and gender. Second, users can register to create a profile on CityMaps by connecting through a social networking site (“SNS”) that already contains their personal information, such as Facebook. The information you allow CityMaps to access varies by SNS platform, and is affected by the privacy settings you establish at the SNS. For example, CityMaps may access and store some or all of the following information, as allowed by you, the SNS, and your preferences:
- your first and last name
- your profile pictures or its URL
- the login email you provided to that SNS when you registered
- your address
- your gender
- your birthday
- your interests and activities
2. Information collected via Technology
- the number of times a user views their profile
- the number of times a user clicks on the map
- the number of times a merchant profile page is viewed
- the number of times a user clicks through to other sites linked to CityMaps
- the number of times each posting is viewed
- the number of times a posting is shared through a social network
CityMaps may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser. For example, we store a persistent cookie to track a user’s last known location on the citymaps.com map. This way, when the user returns to the map, the map refreshes at exactly the same place as it was when the user left.
In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is use to enhance your experience with CityMaps and help us communicate with you. For example, we use it to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback and input form users, provide technical support, and to inform members about product or promotional offers. We may also use it to serve more customized advertising.
While there is no practical way to absolutely assure the security of information you supply us, we implement strong security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. Your user accounts are protected by the password you use to access your online account with CityMaps, and we urge you to take steps to keep your personal information (including your password) safe, and to log out of your account after use.
Once we have received your information, we take also take precautions against possible security breaches of our website and customer databases by putting in place technological security measures, including encryption, firewalls, and secure socket layer technology. However, this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using our site, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
IV. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you receive promotional communications from us, you will be able to indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional communications from us and will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional e-mail. You will also be able to indicate in the “Settings” section of the website that you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us.
V. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
CityMaps reserves the right to change this policy and our Terms of Service at any time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, or by placing a prominent notice on our site, so that you can choose whether to continue using our service. Significant changes will go into effect 30 days after we notify. Non material changes or clarifications will take effect immediately. You should periodically check www.citymaps.com and this privacy page for updates.