We care strongly about your privacy.
Natural Atlas Inc. (“Natural Atlas”) operates naturalatlas.com. It is Natural Atlas’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Natural Atlas collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Natural Atlas’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Natural Atlas’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Natural Atlas may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Natural Atlas also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. Natural Atlas only discloses logged in user IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Natural Atlas’s websites choose to interact with Natural Atlas in ways that require Natural Atlas to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Natural Atlas gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at NaturalAtlas.com to provide a username and email address. Natural Atlas collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Natural Atlas. Natural Atlas does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Natural Atlas may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Natural Atlas may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Natural Atlas does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Natural Atlas discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Natural Atlas’s behalf or to provide services available at Natural Atlas’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Natural Atlas’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Natural Atlas will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Natural Atlas discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Natural Atlas believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Natural Atlas, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Natural Atlas website and have supplied your email address, Natural Atlas may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Natural Atlas and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Natural Atlas takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Natural Atlas, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Natural Atlas goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Natural Atlas may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
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