PRIVACY POLICY

 

Effective Date: 01 January 2015

gisChart GmbH collects certain information through our website, located at www.gischart.com (our “Website”). This page (this “Privacy Policy”) lays down our policies and procedures concerning the collection and handling of any such information that identifies an individual user or that could be used to contact or locate him or her (“Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII”).

We also collect data the users uploads in order to visualize it in a map (“Business Data”) , data related to how the user uses the software (“Usage Data”) and data related to the maps like definition of boundaries, locations, codes and names for administrative divisions (“Geo Data”).

This Privacy Policy applies only to our Website. It does not apply to any third party site or service linked to our Website or recommended or referred to by our Website or by our staff. Also, it does not apply to any other website or online service operated by our company or to any of our offline activities.

A. PII WE COLLECT

We collect the following Personally Identifiable Information from users who use our Website and services: name, surname, username, e-mail address, telephone, address, company name.
We also use “cookies” to collect certain information from all users, including website visitors who don’t create an account on our Website. A cookie is a string of data our system sends to your computer and then uses to identify your computer when you return to our Website. Cookies provide us with usage data such as how often you visit, preferred locations on the site, and what you do.

B. DATA OWNERSHIP

i) PII will always belong to the user.

ii) In Pay per use Account and Annual Subscription, Business Data belongs to the user. GISCHART does not use that data unless absolutely needed to provide the service.

iii) In Free account GISCHART can use all the data for its own purpose

C. OUR USE OF PII

We use your Personally Identifiable Information to create your account, to communicate with you about maps, images, videos or other contents you have viewed, to recommend you similar contents you might be interested in. We also use that information to the extent necessary to enforce our Website terms of service and to prevent imminent harm to persons or property.

We use cookies so that our Website can remember you and provide you with the information you’re most likely to need. For instance, when you return to our Website, cookies identify you and prompt the site to provide your username (not your password), so you can sign in more quickly. Cookies also allow our Website to remind you of your previous page views and to suggest similar contents. Finally, we use information gained through cookies to compile statistical information about use of our Website, such as the time users spend at the site and the pages they visit most often. Those statistics do not include PII.

The user hereby allows GISCHART to use the company name and logo on its reference list.

D. PROTECTION OF PII

We employ the following data security tools to protect Personally Identifiable Information: We encrypt all data-traffic between the browser of the user and the gisChart web-server with Secure Socket Layer.

Unfortunately, even with these measures, we cannot guarantee the security of PII. By using our Website, you acknowledge and agree that we make no such guarantee, and that you use our Website at your own risk.

E. CONTRACTOR AND OTHER THIRD PARTY ACCESS TO PII

We give certain independent contractors access to Personally Identifiable Information. Those contractors assist us with Maintaining and Developing the gisChart Application. All those contractors are required to sign contracts in which they promise to protect PII using procedures reasonably equivalent to ours. (Users are not third party beneficiaries of those contracts.) We may also disclose PII to attorneys, collection agencies, or law enforcement authorities to address potential AUP violations, other contract violations, or illegal behavior. Moreover, we disclose any information demanded in a court order or otherwise required by law or to prevent imminent harm to persons or property.

As noted above, we compile Website usage statistics from data collected through cookies. We may publish those statistics or share them with third parties, but they don’t include PII.

F. ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR PII

You can access and change any Personally Identifiable Information we store through your “User Profile” page.

G. AMENDMENT OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a new version on this page or on a new page. The new version will become effective on the date it’s posted, which will be listed at the top of the page as the new Effective Date.