Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Last Updated: Friday June 28, 2019
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (“WHOI,” “we,” “us,” “our”) is providing the iFlood service (described below) to you through the website located at www.iFlood.org (the “Site”) or through its mobile applications and related services (collectively, such services, including any new features and applications, and the Site, collectively the “Services” or “Application”).
We collect information that alone or in combination with other information in our possession could be used to identify you (“Personal Data”) as follows:
Personal Data You Provide: We collect Personal Data when you submit a photograph, answer a survey question, provide comments within a designated area for comment submission, enter information into the Services, or give access to the Services, or manually input your location or give Services access to your mobile device. The Personal Data collected during these interactions may vary based on what you choose to share with us, but it will generally include location, photographs you submit, and information you enter into the comment box when submitting flood information.
Personal Data We Receive Automatically From Your Use of the Service: When you visit, use and interact with the Service, we may receive certain information about your visit, use or interactions. For example, we may monitor the number of people that visit the Service, peak hours of visits, which page(s) are visited, the domains our visitors come from (e.g., google.com, yahoo.com, etc.), and which browsers people use to access the Service (e.g., Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc.), broad geographical information, and navigation pattern. In particular, the following information is created and automatically logged in our systems:
Your Choices. If you use the Service via our Site, on most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive a notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. Please see the links below for guidance on how to modify your web browser’s settings on the most popular browsers:
Please note that if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may be unable to access certain parts of the Site and you may not be able to benefit from the full functionality of the Site.
If you access the Site on your mobile device, you may not be able to control tracking technologies through the settings.
We may use Personal Data for the following purposes:
In certain circumstances we may share your Personal Data with third parties without further notice to you, unless required by the law, as set forth below:
Please contact us if you need to change or correct your Personal Data.
Our Service is not directed to children who are under the age of 13. WHOI does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Data to WHOI through the Service please contact us and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.
You use the Service at your own risk. We implement commercially reasonable technical, administrative, and organizational measures to protect Personal Data both online and offline from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from us may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via the Service or e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to WHOI via the Internet. In addition, we are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Service, or third party websites.
In certain circumstances providing Personal Data is optional. However, if you choose not to provide Personal Data that is needed to use some features of our Services, you may be unable to use those features. You can also contact us to ask us to update or correct your Personal Data.