Like most website operators, the King Tides Project 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. The King Tides Project’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how King Tides Project’s visitors use its website. From time to time, the King Tides Project may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The King Tides Project also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The King Tides Project 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 the King Tides Project website choose to interact with King Tides Project in ways that require the King Tides Project to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the King Tides Project gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, King Tides Project collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the King Tides Project. The King Tides Project 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.
The King Tides Project may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, the King Tides Project may reveal how many downloads a particular observation got. However, the King Tides Project does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The King Tides Project discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its programmers, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on the King Tides Project’s behalf or to provide services available at the King Tides Project’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 the King Tides Project’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The King Tides Project 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, the King Tides Project discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when the King Tides Project believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the King Tides Project, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the King Tides Project and have supplied your email address, the King Tides Project 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 the King Tides Project and our products. We primarily use blogs and groups 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. The King Tides Project takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.