Last updated: April 18, 2019
What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected
PTAGIS users that register for an account on our website and individuals that sign up to receive the PTAGIS newsletter voluntarily provide us with contact information, such as name, e-mail address, and phone number. PTAGIS data contributors may be required to provide additional information which will be associated with their data.
We also collect some information automatically, such as when you registered for an account, the last time you logged in, information about the device and operating system used to access our website, your IP address, the website you came from, and the pages and features you use on our website.
Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information
If you create a PTAGIS account, you are able to use tools on our website to modify your personal information or completely delete your account. You may opt out of all email communications at any time, unless you are a data contributor, in which case you will continue to receive email related to your data that is stored in PTAGIS.
PTAGIS uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer www.ptagis.org, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.
Our website uses "cookie" messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you've done and told us before. The "cookie" is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you're particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of the website, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.
How Your Information May Be Used
We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; to provide services for your use of PTAGIS data, etc. We also use your information to track visits to our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users' needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.
Information related to data contributors and their organizations will be made available to data users as described in the PTAGIS Data Policy.
Our website includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the www.ptagis.org domain, and PTAGIS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.