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LEGAL: Privacy Policy

Effective January 1 2014

This Privacy Policy outlines important information regarding the use and disclosure of information collected via this Website and the business operations of mapsdrivingdirections.org.

mapsdrivingdirections.org (via http://mapsdrivingdirections.org) provides this Privacy Policy to help users, customers and suppliers of the business make an informed decision as to whether to use or continue using the Website and business services of mapsdrivingdirections.org.


This Privacy Policy applies to mapsdrivingdirections.org' collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by mapsdrivingdirections.org on its (a) websites, including all its divisions, subsidiaries and related companies (collectively, the "Website"), (b) on various third party websites, and (c) to mapsdrivingdirections.org' other information collection, including the purchase of customer lists from third parties. mapsdrivingdirections.org is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of third web sites or applications. By reference, this Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Website Terms of Use. Your use of the Website and any personal information you provide via the Website or through other official mapsdrivingdirections.org contacts remain subject to this Privacy Policy, as well as the Terms of Use and/or other stated policies.

1. Collection of Information.

1.1 Information Collection By Survey.

mapsdrivingdirections.org collects information, personal and otherwise, from individuals primarily by having the individuals provide that information directly to mapsdrivingdirections.org through its surveys and other opportunities to share information. Information collection may happen by various methods, including, but not limited to, an individual who transmits or receives a message through a mapsdrivingdirections.org web site by any means including, but not limited to posts and text messages, when an individual supplies a photo, when an individual voluntarily completes a mapsdrivingdirections.org survey, order form, or a registration page either online or offline, or by means of online or offline surveys, order forms, or registration pages operated by mapsdrivingdirections.org or third parties (collectively, a "Survey"). (As used in this policy, "online" means using the Internet, including the Website, and related technologies, and "offline" means by methods other than online, including in person, in the postal mail, using telephones and cell phones, and other similar means.) In the Surveys, mapsdrivingdirections.org or a third party (a "Third Party") may ask an individual to provide various information to mapsdrivingdirections.org, which may include his or her name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), SMS messaging details (e.g. date, time and content of the SMS message), birth date, gender, photo, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, social security number, employment information, personal and online interests, and such other information as may be requested from time to time (together, "Survey Information"). mapsdrivingdirections.org may also collect information concerning an individual from another source and use that information in combination with information provided from this Web Site. Completing the Surveys is completely voluntary, and individuals are under no obligation to provide Survey Information to mapsdrivingdirections.org or Third Party, but an individual may receive incentives from mapsdrivingdirections.org or a Third Party in exchange for providing Survey Information to mapsdrivingdirections.org.

1.2 Third Party List Information.

mapsdrivingdirections.org may collect information from individuals when an individual provides information to a Third Party and mapsdrivingdirections.org subsequently purchases, licenses, or otherwise acquires the information from the Third Party (the "Seller"). Such purchased information may include, but is not limited to, an individual's name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), SMS messaging details (e.g. date, time and content of the SMS message), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, industry of employment, personal and online interests, and such other information as the individual may have provided to the Seller (together, "Third Party List Information"). When acquiring Third Party List Information, mapsdrivingdirections.org seeks assurances from the Seller that the Seller has a right to transfer the Third Party List Information to mapsdrivingdirections.org and that the Seller has a right to provide offers from advertisers to the individuals whose personal information is included on the Seller's list.

1.3 Other Information.

Other occasions when mapsdrivingdirections.org obtains information from individuals include (1) when an individual is making a claim for a prize or seeking to redeem an incentive offered by mapsdrivingdirections.org or by a Third Party, (2) when an individual requests assistance through mapsdrivingdirections.org's customer service department, and (3) when an individual voluntarily subscribes to a mapsdrivingdirections.org service or newsletter (together, "Other Information").

1.4 Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Info Collected Using Technology.

mapsdrivingdirections.org currently uses cookie and web beacon technology to associate certain Internet-related information about an individual with information about the individual in our database. Additionally, mapsdrivingdirections.org may use other new and evolving sources of information in the future (together, "Technology Information").

(a) Cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data stored on the hard drive of the individual's computer that allows mapsdrivingdirections.org to identify the individual with his or her corresponding data that resides in mapsdrivingdirections.org's database. You may read more about cookies at http://cookiecentral.com

. Individuals who use the Website need to accept cookies in order to use all of the features and functionality of the Website.

(b) Web Beacons. A web beacon is programming code that can be used to display an image on a web page (by using an programming function (see http://truste.org

for more information), but can also be used to transfer an individual's unique user identification (often in the form of a cookie) to a database and associate the individual with previously acquired information about an individual in a database. This allows mapsdrivingdirections.org to track certain web sites an individual visits online. Web beacons are used to determine products or services an individual may be interested in, and to track online behavioral habits for marketing purposes. For example, mapsdrivingdirections.org might place, with the consent of a Third Party website, a web beacon on the Third Party's website where baseball products are sold. When Joe, an individual listed in mapsdrivingdirections.org's database, visits the baseball website, mapsdrivingdirections.org receives notice by means of the web beacon that Joe visited the baseball site, and mapsdrivingdirections.org would then update Joe's profile with the information that Joe is interested in baseball. mapsdrivingdirections.org may thereafter present offers of baseball related products and services to Joe. In addition to using web beacons on web pages, mapsdrivingdirections.org also uses web beacons in email messages sent to individuals listed in mapsdrivingdirections.org's database.

(c) New Technology. The use of technology on the Internet, including search engine indexing, cookies and web beacons, is rapidly evolving, as is mapsdrivingdirections.org's use of new and evolving technology. As a result, mapsdrivingdirections.org strongly encourages individuals to revisit this policy for any updates regarding its use of technology.

1.5 Outside Information.

mapsdrivingdirections.org may receive information about individuals from Third Parties or from other sources of information outside of mapsdrivingdirections.org including information located in public databases ("Outside Information").

1.6 Individual Information.

As used in this policy, Individual Information means Survey Information, Third Party List Information, Other Information, Technology Information, and Outside Information, and any other information mapsdrivingdirections.org gathers or receives about individuals such as usage data, file transfer and viewing data.

1.7 No Information Collected from Children.

mapsdrivingdirections.org does not knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 13. If mapsdrivingdirections.org obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personal information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately deleted from our database. Because it does not collect such information, mapsdrivingdirections.org has no such information to use or to disclose to Third Parties. mapsdrivingdirections.org has designed this policy in order to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA").

1.8 Log File Information.

When users log-in to access their account, our servers may automatically record and archive certain information that web-browsers send whenever visiting a Website. These server logs may include information vital to validating the user's authorization to access the account. Information, such as a web request, Internet Protocol (the "IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring pages, exit pages and visited URLs, platform type, click counts, pages viewed and in what order, time spent, the date and time of the request, and other important data is necessary to validate and authorize a user's entry and activity on the Website.

1.9 Credit Card Information.

mapsdrivingdirections.org may in certain cases collect credit card numbers and related information, such as the expiration date of the card ("Credit Card Information") when an individual places an order from mapsdrivingdirections.org. When the Credit Card Information is submitted to mapsdrivingdirections.org, such information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software. mapsdrivingdirections.org will use the Credit Card Information for purposes of processing and completing user-initiated purchase transactions, and the Credit Card Information will be disclosed to Third Parties only as necessary to complete the purchase transaction.

2. Use of Individual Information.

2.1 Discretion to Use Information.


The following paragraphs in Section 2 describe how mapsdrivingdirections.org currently uses Individual Information, but mapsdrivingdirections.org may change or broaden its use at any time. As noted, mapsdrivingdirections.org may update this policy from time to time. mapsdrivingdirections.org may use Individual Information to provide promotional offers to individuals by means of email advertising, telephone marketing, SMS texting, direct mail marketing, online banner advertising, and package stuffers, among other possible uses. By default, your full name will be used as your screen name.

2.2 Email.

mapsdrivingdirections.org uses Individual Information to provide promotional offers by email to individuals. mapsdrivingdirections.org may maintain separate email lists for different purposes. If email recipients wish to end their email subscription from a particular list, they need to follow the instructions at the end of each email message to unsubscribe from the particular list. To unsubscribe from all mapsdrivingdirections.org's email lists, a person must send an email to [email protected]

2.2(a) Content of Email Messages.

In certain commercial email messages sent by mapsdrivingdirections.org, an advertiser's name will appear in the "From:" line but hitting the "Reply" button will cause a reply email to be sent to mapsdrivingdirections.org. The "Subject:" line of mapsdrivingdirections.org email messages will usually contain a line provided from the advertiser to mapsdrivingdirections.org.

2.2(b) Solicited Email.

mapsdrivingdirections.org only sends email to individuals who have agreed on the Website to receive email from mapsdrivingdirections.org or to individuals who have agreed on Third Party websites to receive email from Third Parties such as mapsdrivingdirections.org. mapsdrivingdirections.org does not send unsolicited email messages. As a result, statutes requiring certain formatting for unsolicited email are not applicable to mapsdrivingdirections.org's email messages.

2.3 Targeted Advertising.

mapsdrivingdirections.org uses Individual Information to target advertising to an individual and others. When an individual is using the Internet, mapsdrivingdirections.org uses Technology Information (see also Section 2.5 below) to associate an individual with that person's Individual Information, and mapsdrivingdirections.org attempts to show advertising for products and services in which the person has expressed an interest in the Surveys, indicated an interest by means of Technology Information, through indexing of search engines, and otherwise. mapsdrivingdirections.org may, at its discretion, target advertising by using email, internet, search engines, direct mail, telephones, cell phones, and other means of communication to provide promotional offers to individuals and others.

2.4 Direct Mail and Telemarketing.

mapsdrivingdirections.org uses Individual Information to advertise, directly or indirectly, to individuals using direct mail marketing or telemarketing using telephones and cell phones.

2.5 Mobile Phone SMS Messaging.

In certain cases, when requested by an individual, mapsdrivingdirections.org or a Third Party may use Individual Information to provide customized content and advertising via SMS messaging to an individual's cell phone. Please note that mapsdrivingdirections.org is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of Third Parties.

2.6 Use of Technology Information.

mapsdrivingdirections.org uses Technology Information (1) to match a person's Survey Information and Third Party List Information to other categories of Individual Information to make and improve profiles of individuals, (2) to track a person's online browsing habits on the Internet, (3) to determine which areas of mapsdrivingdirections.org's web sites are most frequently visited. This information helps mapsdrivingdirections.org to better understand the online habits of individuals so that mapsdrivingdirections.org can target advertising and promotions to them.

2.7 Profiles of Individuals.

mapsdrivingdirections.org uses Individual Information to make a profile of an individual. A profile can be created by combining Survey Information and Third Party List Information with other sources of Individual Information such as information obtained from public databases.

2.8 Storage of Individual Information.

mapsdrivingdirections.org stores the Individual Information in a database on mapsdrivingdirections.org computers. Our computers have security measures (such as a firewall) in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under mapsdrivingdirections.org's control. Notwithstanding such measures, mapsdrivingdirections.org cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent mapsdrivingdirections.org computers from being illegally accessed, and the Individual Information on them stolen or altered.

3. Dissemination of Individual Information.

3.1 Sale or Transfer to Third Parties.


3.2 Order Fulfillment.

mapsdrivingdirections.org will transfer Individual Information to Third Parties when necessary to provide a product or service that a person orders from such Third Party while using mapsdrivingdirections.org web sites or when responding to offers provided by mapsdrivingdirections.org.

3.3 Legal Process.

mapsdrivingdirections.org may disclose Individual Information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, and other legal processes. We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities.

3.4 Summary Data.

mapsdrivingdirections.org may sell or transfer non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about all persons or sub-groups of persons.

3.5 Access.

Individuals have access to their Individual Information collected to provide an opportunity for an individual to correct, amend, or delete such information. Access can be obtained by contacting [email protected] mapsdrivingdirections.org may also grant advertising clients and email services providers' access to an individual's email address to verify the origin of the Individual Information collected.

4. Privacy Practices of Third Parties.

4.1 Advertiser cookies and web beacons.

Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies (together, "Advertisers") who place advertisements on the Website and on the Internet generally may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about individuals. mapsdrivingdirections.org does not control Advertisers' use of such technology and mapsdrivingdirections.org has no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about individuals.

4.2 Links.

The Website and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to the web sites of Third Parties. mapsdrivingdirections.org is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other web sites. Linked web sites may contain links to web sites maintained by Third Parties. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only. mapsdrivingdirections.org does not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products or services available on such Third Party web sites. The inclusion of a link to a web site does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.

4.3 Affiliated Companies.

mapsdrivingdirections.org may disclose, transfer, and sell Individual Information to entities affiliated with mapsdrivingdirections.org in mapsdrivingdirections.org's discretion. California residents have the right to opt-out of allowing mapsdrivingdirections.org to do any of the acts in the sentence above by sending an opt out request to [email protected] Should mapsdrivingdirections.org be subject to an acquisition, merger, sale or other change of control or business entity status, mapsdrivingdirections.org reserves the right to transfer or assign the Information collected from the Website.

4.4. Services.

mapsdrivingdirections.org may utilize various services provided by Google. By using mapsdrivingdirections.org, you accept and agree to Google's Privacy Policy, found at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy

5. Individuals Outside of the United States.

Anyone using the Website outside of the United States acknowledges that personal information will be collected and stored by mapsdrivingdirections.org in the United States. By using the Website, you consent to the transfer of information to and/or storage of information outside of your country and in the United States.

6. Unsubscribe Procedures.

6.1 If you wish to discontinue receiving email messages from mapsdrivingdirections.org, you have several options:

a) Unsubscribe from one email list. To unsubscribe from a particular list, either (1) send an email to [email protected] or (2) follow the instructions in each promotional email message sent by mapsdrivingdirections.org.

b) Unsubscribe from all of mapsdrivingdirections.org's email lists. We reserve the right to add Individual Information to multiple lists maintained by mapsdrivingdirections.org. To globally unsubscribe from all of mapsdrivingdirections.org's lists, send an email to [email protected]

7. Security.

mapsdrivingdirections.org has implemented commercially reasonable measures in an effect to prevent loss, misuse, and alteration of Individual Information used in our business and on the Web Site. However, no information transmitted over the Internet can be 100% secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of any Individual Information collected, used, or transferred under this Privacy Policy.

For more information about protecting your privacy, you may wish to visit: www.ftc.gov. If you have questions about this policy, please contact us at [email protected]

California User Consumer Rights. In accordance with California Civil Code Sec. 1789.3, California resident users are entitled to know that they may file grievances and complaints with California Department of Consumer Affairs, 400 R Street, STE 1080, Sacramento, CA 95814; or by phone at 916-445-1254 or 800-952-5210; or by email to [email protected]

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