What information we collect and why we collect it
Like almost all other Web sites, we make use of server log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement around the site. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
USER UPLOADED CONTENT
When you upload a photo to Pic2Map, our software automatically analyzes EXIF data of the picture. EXIF stands for Exchangeable Image File, and the data provided can be stored to JPEG, RAW and TIFF image file formats. This data can include date, time, camera settings, and possible copyright information. Newer mobile phones and cameras with geotagging ability also store this information within a file's EXIF data. We store EXIF data and original filename for the photo in our database. We also keep a record of photo uploaders IP address which enable us to comply with copyright law, fight with illegal content, and to respond to lawful requests by public authorities, including national security, courts, and law enforcement. None of this information is "personal data" that is, data we could use to identify a specific person.
Pic2Map provides 2 levels of privacy for uploaded photos. Private photos are not searchable within Pic2Map, and can't be viewed by anyone other than the user who uploaded the photo/album. Each image is still accessible via its own URL. Public photos/albums will be publicly viewable if featured by our editors and may be indexed by search engines. Whether public or private, you can delete your uploaded photos or albums and all information will be removed permanently from our database.
1) The Cookies We Set
When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence. We use session cookies which are temporary and are erased when you close your browser at the end of your surfing session. Session cookies allow users to be recognized within a website so any page changes or item or data selection you do is remembered from page to page.
2) Third Party Cookies
● This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page. https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
● Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
● The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you. Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting https://www.google.com/settings/ads. We do not serve interest-based ads for visitors from Europen Union. For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ. http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html
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