Date of last revision: May 22, 2018
PowerOutage.report ("us", "we", or "our") operates the https://poweroutage.report/ website (the "Service").
PowerOutage.report is the Data Controller of your personal data provided to, or collected by or for, or processed in connection with, our Service. You can contact us by email.
We collect several different types of information to provide and improve our Service and its features.
If you post a comment, we collect, store and publish the date of the comment, user's name, comment, and other information you choose to provide. If you leave a report, we collect, store and publish the date of the report, report, and other information you choose to provide.
In addition, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to you is also logged. This storage of the IP address takes place for security reasons, and in case the data subject violates the rights of third parties, or posts illegal content through a given comment or report. The storage of these personal data is, therefore, in the own interest of the data controller, so that he can exculpate in the event of an infringement.
If you communicate with us by email or any other form, we collect information about your communication and any information you choose to provide.
We collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"), including the pages that you visit and links or buttons you click on our Service, posting a comment or leaving report, performing a search, the time, date, frequency and duration of your visits to the Service and other diagnostic data.
We automatically collect log information when you use the Service. That information includes, among other things: details about how you’ve used the Service (including links to third party sites or services), Internet Protocol (IP) address, access times, your browser type and operating system, device information, device event information (e.g., crashes, browser type), and the page you’ve viewed or engaged with before or after using the Service.
We use Session Cookies to operate our Service and Security Cookies for security purposes. We also use other cookies and cookies from the third parties:
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. To find out how to see what cookies have been set and how to reject and delete cookies, please visit https://www.aboutcookies.org.
PowerOutage.report uses the collected data for various purposes:
PowerOutage.report may process your Personal Data because:
PowerOutage.report 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.
All data, including Personal Data, may be transferred and maintained outside of your country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
We collect, store, and use data, including Personal Data, in the United States. However, from time to time, it may be necessary for us to transfer data, including Personal Data, to Lithuania.
PowerOutage.report may disclose your Personal Data for the following reasons:
The security of your data is important to us, but no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We do not support Do Not Track ("DNT"). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. PowerOutage.report aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
If you wish to access, update or delete information we hold about you please contact us by email. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You also 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 use certain reputable third parties, some of whom may be located outside of the European Economic Area, to provide us with certain specialized services related to the Platform. These third parties may have access to certain information about you, but only where this is necessary in order for those third parties to provide their services to us.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google, Inc. (“Google”) that tracks and reports website traffic. This data is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States and may be shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick Cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings in here.
You can find more information about how Google manages data in its ads products in here.
Our Service may include or offer third party products or services, contain links to other sites that are not operated by us and have separate and independent privacy policies.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children"). Children under the age of 18 should not use our Service at any time, unless applicable laws allow using such service.
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If You are aware that Children has provided or we have collected Personal Data from someone under the age of 18 and applicable laws do not allow such collection, please alert us and the information will be removed from our systems as soon as is reasonably possible.
If we become aware that we have inadvertently collected Personal Data from children under the age of 18 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.