Seek Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") of the California Academy of Sciences' Seek by iNaturalist iOS App. As discussed below, iNaturalist.org ("iNaturalist," "We," "Us" or "Our") does not seek or collect Personally Identifiable Information (as defined below) from users ("You," "or "User") of the Seek by iNaturalist iOS App (the "App").

Children

The Seek App takes many special precautions to protect User privacy to ensure safe use by children 12 years of age or younger. The App does not require a user account or other log in; An obscured location is transmitted by the App to identify species near the User in order to protect the precise location of the User; Images are stored on the device, are only transmitted for the sole purpose of identifying the species photographed, and are deleted from servers shortly after processing by the identification algorithm;

Badges awarded within the App are stored solely within the App on the User’s device; No information about other Users of the App is made publicly available, except in aggregate form to report on usage patterns and trends for the App.

App Users

iNaturalist.org collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. iNaturalist.org's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how iNaturalist.org's visitors use its Website and Apps. From time to time, iNaturalist.org may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its Website and Apps. Personally-Identifying Information Seek by iNaturalist does NOT request "Personal Information" from Users. We do not request or collect Your first/middle initial or name, last name, e-mail address, street address, mailing address, town or city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, credit card information, or any other information that would allow someone to identify You or contact You. Seek by iNaturalist uses IP addresses for the purposes of communication between the client and Seek by iNaturalist server and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below. iNaturalist.org does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And You can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that doing so may prevent You from engaging in certain Website and App-related activities. iNaturalist.org discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its programmers, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on iNaturalist.org's behalf or to provide services available at iNaturalist.org's Website and Apps, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of Your home country; by using iNaturalist.org's Website or Apps, You consent to the transfer of such information to them. iNaturalist.org will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, iNaturalist.org discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when iNaturalist.org believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of iNaturalist.org, third parties, or the public at large. Unless authorized by You through Your opt-in, or as provided above, We will make your Personal Information available to non-affiliated third parties only in the following circumstances: If We are compelled to do so by a governmental agency, court or other entity (e.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process); If We believe Your actions violate a law, regulation, this Privacy Policy or any applicable Website and App(s) terms of use, or if You threaten the rights, property or safety of Us, Our Website, Our Apps, any other users or third party; If, in Our sole discretion, We believe disclosure is necessary to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, to protect Our assets, to defend Our interests or comply with Our legal and regulatory obligations; or If there is a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, transfer of control, joint venture or other business combination involving iNaturalist or the Academy.

Unaffiliated Third Parties

Unless authorized by You through Your opt-in, or as provided above, We will make your Personal Information available to non-affiliated third parties only in the following circumstances:

If We are compelled to do so by a governmental agency, court or other entity (e.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process); If We believe Your actions violate a law, regulation, this Privacy Policy or any applicable Website and App terms of use, or if You threaten the rights, property or safety of Us, Our Website, Our Apps, any other users or third party; If, in Our sole discretion, We believe disclosure is necessary to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, to protect Our assets, to defend Our interests or comply with Our legal and regulatory obligations; or If there is a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, transfer of control, joint venture or other business combination involving iNaturalist or the Academy.

Cookies

The App does not use cookies.

Links and Third Parties

The App does not contain external links. There are no third parties involved except for requests logged on iNaturalist which do not contain personally identifiable information.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, iNaturalist.org may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in iNaturalist.org's sole discretion. We will post an updated and revised version of this Privacy Policy on the iNaturalist Website when any material changes have been made, and users of the App are encouraged to check this Privacy Policy often so You are aware of the most current terms and conditions that apply to You. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute Your acceptance of such change.

Your California Privacy Rights

Residents of the State of California, under the California Civil Code, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California, a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed Personal Information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. Except with respect to the limited exceptions described above, we do not share your Personal Information with any third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices, you must send a request to the following address with a preference on how our response to your request should be sent (email or postal mail). Send an email to the Privacy Administrator at privacy@calacademy.org or contact us via postal mail at:


California Academy of Sciences - Privacy Administrator 
55 Music Concourse Drive Golden Gate Park 
San Francisco, CA 94118


Attn: Your California Privacy Rights All requests sent via postal mail must be labeled "Your California Privacy Rights" on the envelope or post card and clearly stated on the actual request. For all requests, please include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. (Your street address is optional if you wish to receive a response to your request via email. Please include your zip code for our own recordkeeping.) We will not accept requests via the telephone or by facsimile. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, notices that are illegible or do not have complete information.

All Users If any user of Our Website, Apps, or any Subscriber has any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Administrator at privacy@calacademy.org or:


California Academy of Sciences - Privacy Administrator 
55 Music Concourse Drive Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118 This Privacy Policy was last modified on March 1, 2018.

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Revised on March 06, 2018 03:41 by loarie loarie