Openwaterpedia:Privacy policy

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Privacy Policy

We take your privacy seriously and want you to feel safe and secure when using our site. This privacy policy outlines how we collect, use, and protect your personal information.

Information we collect

We collect personal information such as your name, email address, and IP address when you register for an account on our site. This information is used to create and manage your account, and to communicate with you about site updates and other relevant information.

We also collect non-personal information such as your browser type, operating system, and the pages you visit on our site. This information is used to improve our site and provide a better user experience.

How we use your information

We use your personal information to create and manage your account, and to communicate with you about site updates and other relevant information. We do not sell or share your personal information with third parties.

We may use non-personal information to analyze site usage, improve our site, and provide a better user experience. We may also share non-personal information with third parties for these purposes.

How we protect your information

We take appropriate measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. These measures include using secure server technology and encryption protocols.

Your rights

You have the right to access, update, or delete your personal information at any time. You can do this by logging in to your account on our site and updating your profile settings. You can also contact us directly to request changes to your personal information.

Changes to this policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. If we make significant changes to the policy, we will notify you by email or by posting a notice on our site.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact us at info@openwaterpedia.com.

Cookies

Our site uses cookies to improve your user experience and to personalize content and ads. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you visit our site. They allow us to recognize your browser and to remember your preferences and other information.

We use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which remain on your device until they expire or you delete them. We also use third-party cookies, which are set by third-party services that we use, such as Google Analytics.

You can control the use of cookies by adjusting your browser settings. However, please note that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of our site and may prevent you from accessing certain features.

We do not use cookies to collect personal information or to share information with third parties. However, we may use cookies to display personalized ads based on your interests and browsing history.

By using our site, you consent to the use of cookies as described in this privacy policy.

Disclaimer

The information provided on this site is for general informational purposes only. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability of the information contained on this site. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this site.

Through this site, you are able to link to other websites which are not under our control. We have no control over the nature, content, and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the site up and running smoothly. However, we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the site being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Copyright Notice

All text content on this site is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.

You are free to copy, distribute, and/or modify the content on this site, as long as you:

  • Give appropriate credit to the original author(s)
  • Include a copy of the GFDL license with any copy or derivative work
  • License any derivative work under the same license terms as the original work

Please note that some content on this site may be copyrighted by third parties and used with permission. In such cases, the copyright notice will be clearly indicated.

If you believe that your copyrighted work has been used on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us at info@openwaterpedia.com.

Image Use Notice

Please note that all images on this site that were uploaded prior to March 26, 2023, have not been checked for copyright infringement. We cannot guarantee that these images are free to use, and therefore we do not authorize their use without permission.

If you would like to use any of the images on this site that were uploaded prior to March 26, 2023, please contact us at info@openwaterpedia.com to request permission. We will make every effort to obtain permission from the appropriate parties.

For images uploaded after March 26, 2023, we make every effort to ensure that they are either in the public domain or are licensed under Creative Commons or other free-use licenses. Please refer to the individual image pages for more information on the image's licensing status.

How We Handle Data Breaches

In the event of a data breach, we will take appropriate steps to contain and mitigate the breach, and notify any affected users as required by applicable laws and regulations. We will also work to identify the cause of the breach and take measures to prevent future breaches. We take the security of our users' data very seriously and will do everything within our power to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure of personal information. If you suspect that your personal information has been compromised, please contact us immediately at info@openwaterpedia.com.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other applicable data protection laws, you have certain rights regarding your personal information. These rights include the right to access, rectify, or delete your personal information, the right to restrict or object to certain processing of your personal information, and the right to data portability.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, or if you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy or the way we handle your personal information, please contact us at info@openwaterpedia.com. We will respond to your request as soon as possible and will take appropriate steps to verify your identity before granting access or making any changes. Please note that we may not be able to fulfill your request if we are legally required to keep certain personal information, or if the request would compromise the privacy or rights of others.