What security is provided by TheDivingGuide.com?
What information is received about visitors to TheDivingGuide.com?
When someone registers on TheDivingGuide.com, the following information may be obtained: email address, name, mailing address, phone number, personal demographic information, etc. Additionally, in certain portions of the site, such as the Dive Log, Gear Locker and Show My TheDivingGuide.com Certifications Online, visitors may voluntarily decide to provide additional information such as dive, dive training and equipment preferences, dive details, etc. or post questions and make other inquiries, as relevant to each such function or opportunity within the site. Certain portions of the site will allow visitors to upload photographic and video images.
Other information received about visitors to TheDivingGuide.com, and how it is used:
- TheDivingGuide.com receives data about visitors whenever they interact with the site, such as when they look at the various sections or features of the site; review a dive destination or equipment description; send a question to “Ask an Expert”; click on an ad; and so on.
- TheDivingGuide.com receives data from computers, mobile phones or other devices visitors use to access the site. This may include such information as IP address, location, the type of browser used, time of the visit and the pages visited. Some functions, such as Dive Shop Locator, may also obtain GPS location to determine the nearest TheDivingGuide.com Dive Center.
- When a visitor posts photos or videos on the site, TheDivingGuide.com may receive additional related data (or metadata), such as the time, date, and place the photo or video was taken.
TheDivingGuide.com compiles data and creates collections of aggregate data from the information gathered from and about visitors to assist TheDivingGuide.com and TheDivingGuide.com and their advertising and promotional partners in tailoring content and communications to individual interests. For example, compilations of the equipment planning and preferences indicated by postings to the Gear Locker may be provided to manufacturers offering the types of equipment listed in individual
TheDivingGuide.com does not share individual visitor information with advertisers. After an ad runs, TheDivingGuide.com may provide advertisers with reports on how their ads performed; for example, reports telling advertisers how many users saw or clicked on their ads. Some advertisers may place cookies on a visitor’s computer.
Disclosure by Law or for Safety
TheDivingGuide.com may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request, to protect the safety of any person, or to protect TheDivingGuide.com’s rights or property.
Closing Personal Accounts
Registered users may close their accounts at any time. Once the account is closed, the personal information within it is no longer accessible. However, the data will continue to be included within compilations of anonymous information, in which no individual information is identifiable.