Water Rangers is committed to protecting your privacy, and maintain a general policy of openness about how we collect, use and disclose your personal information.
Personal Information We Collect
The personal information collected by Water Rangers upon using the Services may include at least some of the following:
- Contact information, including name, company, address, ZIP/postal code, phone number, and e-mail address, your geo-location when you tag any Observation Data you upload to the Website, as well as certain other optional information you may submit as part of your profile such as a biography and information about your training;
- Billing information and credit card number,
- Your Service usage and Your Service user name; and
- IP address, date and time transactions made during your use of the Services.
When you provide us with your personal information, we will inform you as to why we are collecting it.
From time to time, we may ask you to provide us with more detailed information regarding your interests in order to serve you better and understand what features and services may be of interest to you. It will be entirely up to you as to whether you choose to share this information with us.
Also, if you send us an e-mail message, we may retain that message and your e-mail address, as well as any response we send you.
We may also collect certain non-personal information through your use of the services, such as your browser and device type. Aggregate information, such as demographic statistics of our users (e.g. average age or geographical allocation of our users), number of visitors to the Website, what pages users access or visit, and average time spent on the Website is not considered Personal Information. Similarly, business contact information such as the name, title, business address, or telephone number of a business or professional person or an employee of an organization is not considered Personal Information.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use your personal information to:
- Provide you with the Services;
- Research, develop, manage, protect and improve those Services;
- Advise you about any updates or changes to the Services that may be of interest to you; and
- Develop and maintain our relationship with you and communicate with you.
In addition, from time to time, we may use your personal information for the following purposes:
- to detect and protect Water Rangers and third parties against error, fraud, theft and other illegal activity, and to audit compliance with Water Rangers policies and contractual obligations;
- to understand your needs and preferences, including to contact and communicate with you and to conduct surveys, research and evaluations;
- to analyze, aggregate and prepare reports and recommendations based on data you provide to us through your use of the Services; and
- for any other purpose we may indicate to you from time to time.
When We Disclose Your Personal Information
Except with your consent, we will not sell, license, trade or rent your personal information to or with others.
Your public profile will be visible to other registered Users of the Website, as well as visitors who just visit the Website to view its content. Your name will be visible on your profile, and you also have the option to include a profile photo, a biography, and information about your training. Statistics about your Observation Data will also be available on your profile. Any comments that you provide in any location summary will also be visible to the public. Your e-mail address and telephone number will never be publicly visible.
Water Rangers reserves the right to disclose personal information to a third party if a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order legally requires or authorizes us to do so. Additionally, our servers are located in the United States, and therefore your Personal Information may be available to the United States government and its agencies under lawful order, irrespective of the safeguards we have put in place to protect your personal information.
Water Rangers also reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third party in the event of a proposed or actual purchase, sale (including a liquidation, realization, foreclosure or repossession), lease, merger, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, transfer, conveyance or financing of all or any portion of Water Rangers or of any of the business or assets or shares of Water Rangers or a division thereof in order for you to continue to receive the same services from the third party.
Knowledge and Consent
Water Rangers COLLECTS PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU ONLY WHEN YOU VOLUNTARILY PROVIDE IT. Typically, we will seek consent for the use or disclosure of your personal information at the time of collection. In certain circumstances, consent may be sought after the information has been collected but before use (for example, when we want to use information for a purpose not previously identified).
The form of consent that we seek, including whether it is express or implied, will largely depend on the sensitivity of the personal information and the reasonable expectations of the individual in the circumstances.
You may withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you refuse or withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you or continue to provide you with certain services or information that may be of value to you.
We will not, as a condition of the supply of a product or service, require you to consent to the collection, use or disclosure of information beyond that required to fulfill the explicitly specified and legitimate purposes for which the information is being provided.
Use or Disclosure for Marketing, Advertising and Sponsorship Purposes
How We Protect Your Personal Information
Water Rangers makes all commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information collected from you is protected against loss and unauthorized access. This protection applies in relation to information stored in both electronic and hard-copy form. Access to your personal information is restricted to selected employees or representatives. In addition, Water Rangers employs robust information security techniques to protect personal information against loss and unauthorized access.
Water Rangers educates all its employees on the importance of privacy. It is Water Rangers policy to give access to personal information only to those employees who require it to carry out the responsibilities of their jobs or to other such third parties with similar designated responsibilities and who are subject to contractual confidentiality restrictions with Water Rangers.
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Retention of Your Personal Information
Water Rangers retains your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws. When that need has ended, your personal information will be removed from our system and destroyed in a manner that ensures your security.
Control Of Your Personal Information
At Water Rangers, we want you to be able to maintain control over how we use your personal information. You will always have the option to instruct us not to use your name, e-mail, postal code, etc. beyond providing you with the service or information you requested. Additionally, e-mail communications will always include an identification of the sender and an “Unsubscribe” option for non-essential email communication. Should you wish to unsubscribe at any time, you may instruct us to immediately do so by clicking on the link.
Access to, Correcting or Updating Your Information
If you request access to your personal information, subject to certain exceptions, Water Rangers will inform you of the existence, use and disclosure of your personal information and will provide you with a summary of that information. If Water Rangers determines not to provide you access to your personal information, we will provide an explanation. You can help us maintain the accuracy of your personal information by notifying us of any changes to this information. You may contact Water Rangers in any one of the following ways to request access to or correction or update of your personal information: