Irrespective of the country you live in, you authorize us to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate. In some of these countries, the privacy and data protection laws and rules regarding when government authorities may access data may vary from those in the country where you live.
Information collection and use
Basic account information
If you choose to register for a Trailpost account, you must provide us with some personal information, such as your name, a desired username, a password, and possibly an email address or phone number. Throughout our Services your name and username will be shown publicly. Some features of our Services do not require you to create a Trailpost account.
You may use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to customize your account or enable certain account features. If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages to that number from us. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services, to market to you, to help prevent spam, fraud, or abuse, and to help others find your account, including through third-party services and client applications.
You may choose to provide us with additional information to help improve and personalize your experience across our Services. For example, you may choose to provide us information about where you go camping or which products you take hiking. We may later use this information to make suggestions about future locations or products that may be of interest to you.
Other public information
Trailpost is primarily designed to help you share information with the world. Most of the information you provide us through the Services is information you are asking us to make public. You may provide us with profile information to make public on our Services, such as your biography, your location information, websites you contribute to, your date of birth, or photographs of yourself. Additionally, your public information includes any information you publish such as articles, videos, and photos along with meta information associated with them such as posting dates and locations. Trailpost disseminates such information publicly, instantly, and broadly to a wide range of consumers such as users, customers, and services such as search engines, developers, and other publishers that integrate Trailpost Services into their own offerings, and organizations such as market research firms that analyze the information for trends and insights. When you share information or content like photos, videos, and links via the Services, you should think carefully about what you are making public. We may use this information to make inferences, like what topics you are interested in, what products you buy, and where you enjoy going. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide through the Services public for as long as you do not delete it.
Messaging and non-public communications
We may provide certain features that allow you to communicate more privately. For example you may use messaging features to communicate directly with other Trailpost users. When you privately communicate with others through our Services, such as by sending and receiving such messages, we will store and process your communications and information related to them. Please note that if you interact with public content shared via private messaging, those interactions may become public. While such features and non-public communications are intended to be private, remember that recipients may copy, store, and re-share the contents of such communications.
We may receive information about your location. For example, you may choose to upload a GPS breadcrumb in order to share a trip with your friends or allow a device to send us your precise GPS location in order to utilize location-dependent features of the Services. We may use and store your location information to provide the features of our Services and to improve and customize the services.
We may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including our email notifications, third-party services, and client applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, to provide more relevant advertising, and to be able to share statistics related to link clicks.
Using our Services
We may tailor our Services for you based on your visits to third-party websites and applications and integrate our Services. When these third parties first load our widgets we receive Log Data that includes the webpage or application you visited and a cookie that identifies your browser.
You may provide payment information, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address (collectively, “Payment Information”), along with your shipping address, to complete a commerce transaction through our Services. To facilitate future purchases, we may store your Payment Information (excluding CVV code) and shipping address. We consider your Payment Information and your shipping address private and do not make such information public. To facilitate order fulfillment, we collect and store information created by your purchases made through our Services (“Transaction Data”). Transaction Data may include the products you purchased, and the date, time, and amount of the transaction.
Third-parties and affiliates
We may receive information about you from third parties, such as other Trailpost users, partners (including ad partners), or affiliated products and companies. For example, other users may share or disclose information about you, such as when they share a photo of you, write a hiking trip report that you were a party to, or mention you in an article. Our ad partners may share information with us such as a browser cookie, mobile device ID, or a common account identifier such as an email address, as well as demographic or interest data and content viewed or actions taken on a website or app. Our partners may enable us to collect similar information directly from their website or app by integrating our technology.
Information sharing and disclosure
Trailpost does not disclose your private personal information except in the limited circumstances described as follows.
User consent or direction
We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party to access your account or when you direct us to share your feedback with a partner.
Law and harm
Business transfers and affiliates
Public or non-personal information
We may share or disclose your public, aggregated, or otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information, published articles, photos, or videos, the people you connect with on our Services, or your public interactions with other users’ Content.
Accessing and changing your personal information
If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools to access, correct, delete, and modify the personal information you have provided to us and associated with your account. In the case that you are unable to access, correct, delete, or modify a piece of personal information, you may contact us through our help center for assistance.
Please keep in mind that search engines and other third parties may continue to retain copies of your public information, like your user profile information and public posts, even after you have modified or deleted the information from our Services.
Changes to this policy
Effective: November 8th, 2016