PRIVACY STATEMENT

EFFECTIVE DATE: MARCH , 2017

The RADAR Project (“The RADAR Project”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) is the owner of the site theradarproject.org and the The RADAR Project eb Application (the “Web App” or “app”; the Web Site and Web Application, collectively, the “Services”) and has developed this Privacy Statement to provide important information regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information we receive from users of our Services. The RADAR Project provides this Privacy Statement to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using the Services.

We use your personal information only for providing and improving the Services. By using the Services, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

This Privacy Statement is incorporated into and subject to the Terms of Use. Each time that you access or use the Services you signify that you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use and this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement, you must discontinue using the Services.

We reserve the right to update and revise this Privacy Statement at any time.  The most recent version of the Privacy Statement will always be posted on the Services, with the “Effective Date” posted at the top of the Privacy Statement. If any changes to the Privacy Statement are materially different from those stated in our Privacy Statement at the time we collected such information, we will post a notice on our home page that the Privacy Statement has been modified and provide a link to the revised Privacy Statement. Following such updates or revisions to this Privacy Statement, your use of the Services constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to the terms of this Privacy Statement.

I. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PROVIDE US WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO BROWSE THE SITE OR THE WEB APP.  WE ONLY COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WHEN YOU VOLUNTARILY PROVIDE IT TO US.  YOU ARE NEVER UNDER ANY OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.  However, you may not be able to use certain features of our Services without providing your Personal Information. When you do provide us with your Personal Information you are authorizing us to use that information in compliance with the terms of this Privacy Statement.

We may ask for and collect the following kinds of information when you use the Services:

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE DIRECTLY TO US

For certain activities, such as when you register or contact us directly, we may ask you to provide some, or all, of the following types of information:

INFORMATION WE COLLECT AUTOMATICALLY

We may collect certain information automatically when you use our Services, such as your Internet protocol (IP) address and other device identifiers that are automatically assigned to your computer or device when you access the Internet, browser type, operating system, Internet service provider, pages that you visit before and after using the Services, the date and time of your visit, information about the links you click and pages you view within the Services, and other standard server log information.

We may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to automatically collect this information. Cookies are small bits of information that are stored by your computer’s web browser. Web beacons are very small images or small pieces of data embedded in images, that can recognize cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, a description of the page where the web beacon is placed, and similar information from your computer or device. By using the Services, you consent to our use of cookies and similar technologies.  Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you may be able to disable or refuse the acceptance of cookies by adjusting the settings in your web browser.

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM THIRD PARTIES

We may obtain information publicly available about you from third parties such as Instagram, Google, Facebook and Twitter.  Information that you share publicly, such as your name, your experience using our Services, photos, content, and contact information may be collected and used by The RADAR Project.

II. USE OF INFORMATION

We only use payment information, such as credit card numbers, expiration date, and security codes, as necessary to complete a particular transaction, or as otherwise required by law.

We may use the non-payment information we collect to: encourage dialog regarding sexual and domestic violence through sharing user stories and any commentary on the story; signing users up for email newsletters and updates; providing information and data collected to researchers of sexual and domestic violence to better understand trends and patterns of violence; to improve and better understand our Services; to customize and edit content submitted through the Services; to provide resources to users who share stories and commentary; to market our Services, products and events to you; and for any purpose that we may discuss directly with a user at the time that the information is collected or thereafter.

III. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

The RADAR Project is committed to maintaining the Services and your information as accurately, safely, and effectively as possible.  We may disclose your information to the public if you submit content regarding sexual and domestic violence in a public forum.  We may share your information to third parties for research purposes.  We may disclose your information to a third party if we reasonably are obligated to do so by law (discussed below).  We may disclose your information with your consent for any other purpose as discussed with you at the time.

If you access third-party services, such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, through the Services, to login to the Services, or to share information about your experience on the Services with others, these third-party services may be able to collect information about you, and they may notify your connections on the third-party services about your use of the Service, in accordance with their own privacy policies.

If you choose to engage in public activities on the Services, you should be aware that any information you disclose can be read, collected, or used by other users. You should use caution in disclosing personal information.  The RADAR Project is not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these public areas.

IV. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES, PRACTICES, AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Your California Privacy Rights. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 entitles California customers to request information concerning whether a business has disclosed Personal Information to any third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We will not sell or share your Personal Information to others for them to use for their marketing purposes without your consent. California users who wish to request further information about our compliance with these requirements, or have questions or concerns about our privacy practices and policies may contact us at theradarproject@gmail.com.

International Users. The Services are hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the Services from outside the United States, by providing your information to the Services, you are consenting to the transfer of your information to the United States for processing and maintenance in accordance with this Privacy Statement and our Terms of Use. You are also consenting to the application of United States law, specifically the law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in all matters concerning the Services.

Applicable Law. If you choose to use the Services, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Statement and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages and governing law. By visiting the Services, you agree that the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard to its conflict of law principles, govern this Privacy Statement and any dispute of any sort that might arise.

Business Transfers. We may share your information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of a website, the sale of the web app, a merger, consolidation, asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.

Public Forums.  The RADAR Project may provide bulletin boards, registries, blogs, or content on social media where users can post information or content for public viewing. Any Personal Information or content you choose to submit may be read, used, or collected by others, including The RADAR Project.  Such information is not subject to this Privacy Statement rather to the Terms of Use of the Services.  The RADAR Project is not responsible for the Personal Information or content you choose to submit in these forums.  Such content and information may be made broadly available to the public across our various platforms.

Correcting Your Information.  Users may update or change their personal information by editing or deleting a pin, or by sending us an email at theradarproject@gmail.com. If you request that your information be changed or deleted, we may still maintain your pre-existing personal information for purposes of record keeping or to comply with our retention policy below.

Individual Data.  The RADAR Project will not review, share, distribute or reference individual data without consent, except as provided in this Privacy Statement, in the Terms of Use, or as may be required by law.  Individual records may be reviewed for the purpose of removing identifying information, resolving a problem, support issues, or for suspected violations of the Terms of Use policy, or as may be required by law.  THE RADAR PROJECT CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND ANONYMOUS INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SUBPOEANED FOR A CRIMINAL OR CIVIL ACTION; THE RADAR PROJECT MAY SHARE THIS INFORMATION.  

THE RADAR PROJECT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISCLOSE BOTH PERSONAL AND ANYONYMOUS INFORMATION WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT OR NOTICE TO YOU IF WE REASONABLY BELIEVE THAT WE ARE ETHICALLY OR LEGALLY REQUIRED TO REPORT DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE SAFETY OF A USER.

THE RADAR PROJECT MAY OR MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED A “MANDATED REPORTER” BUT WE WILL ACT AS SUCH.  WE MAY DISCLOSE INFORMATION REGARDING ANY REASONABLE CONCERNS REGARDING THE SAFETY OF A CHILD TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT OR NOTICE.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Statement, The RADAR Project reserves the right to disclose both your Personal Information and Anonymous Information without your consent and without providing notice to you if we reasonably believe that we are required by law, judicial order, or legal process.  We may also disclose your Personal and Anonymous Information without your consent or notice if we reasonably believe that it is necessary to protect, establish, or exercise our rights, or defend against legal claims, or if it is necessary to protect other customers or visitors, or our employees, property, or business.

No Collection of Information from Children. The Services are not intended for children under the age of 13, nor do we knowingly collect or retain information in connection with the Services from children under the age of 13.   By using the Services you affirm that you are eighteen (18) years or older, or that you are between the ages of (13) and seventeen (17) and possess legal parental or guardian consent to use the Services and provide information through the Website, Web App and social media; and that you have authority to agree to this Privacy Statement and are competent and capable of understanding and complying with this Privacy Statement.  The RADAR Project does not and will not knowingly permit submission of Personal Information by anyone under thirteen (13) years of age through the Website, Web App, or social media.  The RADAR Project will not knowingly contact children under the age of thirteen (13) for marketing purposes.  

If you believe your child’s information has been collected without your consent or that of their legal guardian please email theradarproject@gmail.com and that information will be reviewed and immediately removed if it is a violation of our policy.

Security. We use reasonable measures to help protect information from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. The RADAR Project uses commercially-reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial security measures to assist in protecting the personal information that is under our control.  You should understand that no data storage system or transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be one hundred percent secure.      

Retention and Storage.  We may retain personal information and anonymous information in our databases in accordance with any existing document retention policies and applicable laws.  We may retain information to carry out the mission and objectives of The RADAR Project, but only as long as is necessary, in our discretion, to comply with any applicable law, rule, regulation, or guideline; to prevent fraud; to protect ourselves against liability; and to allow us to pursue available remedies and limit any damages we may sustain.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact The RADAR Project.

Links.  This Privacy Statement only applies to the Services of The RADAR Project.  Links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us are not the responsibility of The RADAR Project.  We are not responsible for reviewing the privacy practices of linked sites.  The owners and operators of linked sites are responsible for their privacy practices and content.  We recommend that you review the privacy policies of linked sites to determine what information about you may be collected and used when you use a linked site.

Severability.  If any part of this Privacy Statement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of the Privacy Statement shall continue in full force and effect.  

Contacting Us. If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, or the practices of the Services, please contact us at The RADAR Project, P.O. Box 2271, Laguna Hills, CA  92594 or theradarproject@gmail.com.