This document was last updated on Aug 22nd, 2019.
1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
LocalConditions.com is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with our website. By accessing LocalConditions.com you acknowledge and fully understand our Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy Statement.
2. DEFINITIONS OF DATA COLLECTION AND USE
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to: Email address, Name, Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City, Cookies and Usage Data.
We may use your Personal Data to contact you with information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.
We collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies: session cookies (we use these cookies to operate our Service) and preference or "persistent" cookies (unless you are a paid member, we DO NOT use these cookies to remember your preferences and various settings; however, as a free or paid user of our website and/or app, any integrated third-party service providers we use to support our service may do so.).
Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed.
Data Processors (or Service Providers)
Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller.
We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
Data Subject (or User)
Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.
Related or Unrelated services and offerings with links from this website, including vendor sites, advertisers, suppliers, content providers, etc... have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Online merchants and others who participate in LocalConditions.com services are encouraged to practice in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy. However, since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.
4. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
LocalConditions.com collects certain information from and about its users three ways: directly from our Web Server logs, the user and cookies.
a. Web Server Logs.
When you visit our Website, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:
- Your Internet protocol (IP) address.
- The kind of browser or device you use.
- Number of links you click within the site.
- State or country from which you accessed the site.
- Date and time of your visit.
- Name of your Internet service provider.
- Web page you linked to our site from.
- Pages you viewed on the site.
In any case, if you want to manage, deactivate or authorize the cookies, you can use the below links to learn how. Please consult your Device's manual if your browser is not listed here:Internet Explorer/Edge
c. Personal Information Users
Visitors to our website can leave reports for a weather and/or traffic market. When you do so, we will request some personal information such as name, email, address, and other relevant information. You may also be asked to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, such data may be warranted in order to provide online technical support and troubleshooting. We do not disclose or sell personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:
- To fulfill your service requests for use of the website (Service Providers).
- To protect ourselves from liability
- To respond to legal process or comply with law, or
- In connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the company.
We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
6. USE OF "WEB BEACONS" OR "GIF FILES"
LocalConditions.com Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons - sometimes also called single-pixel gifs - that allow LocalConditions.com to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver cobranded services. LocalConditions.com may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
7. WEBSITE ANALYTICS AND SOCIAL SHARING
We use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the your activity of our Service.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
ShareThis is a social-media sharing and analytics service that offers a widget to website publishers for the purpose of allowing social-bookmarking and visitor counting. It streamlines the ability for visitors to share web pages and content across a vast array of other third-party social media websites and services.
For more information on the privacy practices of ShareThis and how to opt-out, please visit their Privacy & Data Practices web page: https://sharethis.com/privacy/
Advertisers on LocalConditions.com are using their own methods of tracking impressions and visits by implementing cookies or web beacons to determine the effectiveness of their own advertising campaigns. Generally, those tracking cookies are to offer Ads that are specific to a visitor's web surfing and purchasing trends.
These methods may be used by these service providers to place a persistent cookie on your computer. This allows the service provider to recognize your computer each time you visit certain pages or emails and compile anonymous information in relation to those page views, which in turn enables us and our service providers to learn which advertisements bring you to our website and/or how you leave the site.
We may use third-party Service Providers to show static or interactive topographical maps to you in order to help support and maintain our Service.
10. YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California's "Shine the Light" law (Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code) permits California residents to submit a request once per year, at no charge, from for-profit businesses that collects personal data on its California users, to obtain information about any of your personal information (such as name, phone number, address, email, date of birth, race, gender, height, etc…) that may have been disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes, in the preceding calendar year; and thus receive a response within 30 business days (or more in certain cases) of the request.
However, please keep in mind that a) by default, we do not sell or share personal information we may have collected about our users with any third-party; and b)we are exempt from this law due to the fact that we are a small business with less than 20 employees.
11. YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER THE "CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT (CCPA)"
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a 2018 bill that enhances privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of California.
However, please keep in mind that a) by default, we do not sell personal information we may have collected about our users with any third-party; and b) we are exempt from this law due the fact that we do not satisfy any one of the three (3) requirements the law specifies a business be held accountable.
Information about Opting-out can be found here.
12. YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. LocalConditions.com aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us using the method provided in Section 14.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
- The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
- The right of rectification: You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
- The right to object: You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
- The right of restriction: You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
- The right to data portability: You have the right to be provided with a copy of your Personal Data in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
- The right to withdraw consent: You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where LocalConditions.com relied on your consent to process your personal information.
- Please note that we will ask you to verify your identity before responding to requests.
- You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
- We need analyze statical data to improve the service.
- You have given us permission to do so
- The processing is in our legitimate interests and it's not overridden by your rights
- For payment processing purposes
- To comply with the law
14. CHILDREN'S PRIVACY and COPPA
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") expressly addresses and has been enacted to protect the privacy of children under the age of 13 year by requesting parental consent for the collection or use of any personal information of the users.
Our Service, although is meant for General Audiences and ads are set to be "Family Friendly", is not purposefully directed at minors, meaning under 18 years of age.
We do not want, or knowingly, or purposefully seek to collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data (i.e. name, age, email, address, phone number, gender) without consent, please contact us immediately so that we may take action to locate this information and delete it. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children (under 18 years) without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
There are three areas of our website that collect personal data, and each area discourages information being submitted by minors : 1) Contact form 2) Our Membership form to sign up for a paid account. 3) On any traffic page (at the bottom) where we allow users to submit their own reports (e.g. Los Angeles Traffic)
15. CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
LocalConditions.com has the discretion to occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "updated" date at the top of this Privacy page. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.
16. CONTACTING US
If you have questions regarding our Privacy Statement, its implementation, failure to adhere to this Privacy Statement and/or our general practices, please contact us using this form. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly respond and address any problem or question.