Privacy Policy

Intro

This is not your usual privacy policy, because this is a highly unusual site. Yes, the entire concept of this site asks that you broadcast your "location", "name", and "personal contact info" to the world, in a way that links all of those things together. Crazy, right? But it's not as bad as it sounds. There are specific things we do to protect your privacy, and there are specific steps you should take as well. Together, we can make this system work.

The legalese

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit www.covidhelpmap.com (the "Site").

EUROPEAN UNION

This site is not intended for people in the European Union.

MINORS

This site is not intended for people under the age of eighteen (18).

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, and time zone. Additionally, we collect information about what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as "Device Information".

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

When we talk about "Personal Information" in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and User-Submitted Content.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use your User-Submitted Content for immediate public publishing.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us combat bad actors attempting to abuse our service (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our users browse and interact with the Site).

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We do not actively share your Personal Information with third parties, nor do we plan to in the future. But your User-Submitted Content is made public. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our visitors use the Site. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

DO NOT TRACK

Please note that we do not alter our Site's data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

DATA RETENTION

When you post User-Submitted Content on our Site, you can delete that content from public view at any time, but we will maintain your User-Submitted Content for our records unless and until you ask us to permanently delete this information.

When the COVID-19 pandemic is over, we intend to cease this service and permanently delete all user-submitted data at that time.

NEVADA

If you are a consumer in the State of Nevada, you may request to opt-out of the current or future sale of certain of your personal information. We do not currently sell any of your personal information under Nevada law, nor do we plan to do so in the future.

DONATIONS

If you donate to help fund this site, you are subject to the terms and policies of any payment service involved in that transaction, such as PayPal or Venmo.

CONTACT US

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us via Twitter at @CovidHelpMap

REVISIONS

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

All changes to this privacy policy will be published here, on this page, in this section.

This privacy policy was first published on March 30, 2020.

April 3, 2020: Added that this site is not intended for people in the EU. Added that we do not plan to share your Personal Information with third parties in the future. Added "REVISIONS" section.

April 5, 2020: Added "MINORS" section. Added "NEVADA" section. Added "DONATIONS" section. Added statement about deleting data at the end of the pandemic to the "DATA RETENTION" section. Combined content from redundant "CHANGES" and "REVISIONS" sections into one "REVISIONS" section.

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