EarthCam's policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our users. EarthCam takes your privacy concerns seriously and firmly supports protecting your privacy online. EarthCam will never deliberately reveal private information about our users to any third party without first receiving that user's consent. EarthCam will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. Please read through this policy statement to understand our practices regarding privacy and learn how we use the information collected from you. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.
There are instances where EarthCam asks for personal information, such as name and email address, to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to EarthCam. We do this when you submit a camera site to EarthCam, sign up for EarthCam's free newsletter, sign up for EarthCam's services, and send postcards or whenever you enter an EarthCam sweepstakes or other EarthCam promotions. The user's contact information is used to contact the user when necessary and to advise them about new services, products and/or software upgrades. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. If EarthCam intends to disclose personal information in some restricted situation, this is specifically explained to you when we collect the information in the rules of sweepstakes or other promotions.
EarthCam also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.
Unique identifiers are collected for use as account numbers in our record system. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data to tailor the user's experience at our site and in displaying the content according to their preferences.
EarthCam shares information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. We refer to our users as an entirety, not as individuals. For example, we will compare EarthCam's audience of females vs. males with the use of variables such as x and y.
Links Outside EarthCam
This site makes chat rooms journals and web logs, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the user.
This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service:
1. At the bottom of all EarthCam newsletters and advisory notices regarding new services, products and/or software upgrades, a user can elect to unsubscribe.
2. Send an e-mail to [email protected], re: Unsubscribe.
Reporting a Violation
EarthCam provides users with the ability to report a violation they find on EarthCam by filling out and submitting the EarthCam Contact Us Form.
Users who have submitted their camera for inclusion in the EarthCam database can change and/or modify the information they have previously provided to EarthCam by sending an email documenting the necessary changes they wish to make. The new information will be updated within 72 hours.
Users with a My EarthCam account can change and/or modify the information they have previously provided by logging in to their account and editing their information on the Account Management page. User can simply make all their changes they want and then click the Submit button located on the bottom of the page. The new information is updated instantaneously.
Third Party Advertising
EarthCam member accounts are secured by member-created passwords. EarthCam takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information.
Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time.
Sharing and Disclosure of Information
Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, EarthCam will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by EarthCam, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the EarthCam Terms of Service or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service. EarthCam reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of EarthCam or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest.
Contacting the Website
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can send an email or write to us:
84 Kennedy St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Please check this page periodically, for we reserve the right to make changes to this policy at our discretion at any time.