Our Privacy Statement
Information we gather
The following information is gathered from our registered users:
i. IP address (Computers used to submit information)
ii. Your Name (Optional - use first only only if preferred)
ii. A Unique Username
v. Where you come from, by way of coarse map coordinates.
vi. Where you work (Optional), by way of coarse map coordinates.
vii. Mobile Number & Email Address. Landline Telephone is optional.
vii. Your Local Authority
How we use the information we gather
We use the information to allow you to manage your unique account. We require your contact details to correctly send you notifications, and we require a unique username for you to create an account. Your password is used to access your MapAlerter.com account. To send you correct localized alerts and notifications we require coordinate information about your location - this can be accurate to your town/city and not necessarily to your exact home location. Mapping a point on the map is optional for your place of work (if you wish to receive notifications about your place of work). In the case of poor behaviour on our site (eg, attempted insults of your local authority) we may use your IP Address to identify any potential threats or insulting behaviour.
The people that are given access to this information
MapAlerter.com is the only organisation who has access to your user details. We will solely use your user details for the purposes of identifying if you should receive a text/email notification and, subsequently, we will use your contact details to correctly deliver the notification and/or alert. Your Local Authority will never be able to access user details stored in the MapAlerter.com user database while they are active MapAlerter.com members. A local authority can simply log in and generate a notification, but not identify the recipients - MapAlerter.com will identify the recipients based on their coordinate location and send alerts accordingly. MapAlerter.com reserves the right to make available a localized database of MapAlerter.com's users for any Council who departs the service. See our terms and conditions for further details.
The security measures we have in place to protect your personal information
The MapAlerter.com database is not available at any time to external sources. The reason MapAlerter.com does not require exact user name, address and location information is to prevent any damage done in the highly unlikely event of a theft of our user database. Our user details are designed to be vague and uninformative making it difficult for anyone to know about our users.
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