PublicStuff has a focus on both privacy and security. We recognize that the information being held by PublicStuff is sensitive and it is treated as such. With user privacy and security in mind we created the following principles for PublicStuff.
The primary method of collecting personal information is through forms and the registration process. PublicStuff requires a large amount of personal information during the registration process in order to ensure the users information is accurate and allowing PublicStuff to verify the information when necessary. By default, this information is not displayed, however users above the age of 18 can elect to make some of their personal information public.
Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the PublicStuff web site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave PublicStuff. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, as well as the name of your ISP. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the PublicStuff service. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is never shared with third-parties without your permission or except when required by law.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
We may also disclose your personal and other information you provide, to another third party as part of a reorganization or a sale of the assets of a PublicStuff corporation division or company and only after taking steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected. Any third party to which we transfer or sell PublicStuff's assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.
In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on PublicStuff is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and our web site. To protect any data you store on our servers we also regularly audit our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information.
Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact us.