Effective: September 1, 2016 Updated: May 25, 2018
Roadmap.com uses information we collect and has a legitimate interest to analyze how Roadmap.com is discovered and used, diagnose service or technical problems, maintain security, personalize content, remember information to help you efficiently access your account, monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns, and track user Content and users as necessary to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable laws.
You provide us information about yourself, such as your name and e-mail address if you register for a member account with Roadmap.com. Your name and other information you choose to add to your profile will be available for public viewing on Roadmap.com. We may use your email address to send you Roadmap.com -related notices (including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail). We may also use your contact information to send you marketing email messages. If you do not want to receive such messages, you may opt out by following the instructions in the message. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses.
You also provide us information in content you post to Roadmap.com (the “Content”). Your questions, answers, comments, and other contributions on Roadmap.com, and metadata about them (such as when you posted them), are publicly viewable on Roadmap.com, along with your name. This information may be searched by search engines and be republished elsewhere on the Web in accordance with our Terms of Service.
When you use Roadmap.com, we use persistent and session cookies (for information on cookies, please see below) and other tracking technologies such as log files, clear GIFs, and Flash technologies to: (a) store your username and password; (b) analyze the usage of Roadmap.com; (c) customize Roadmap.com to your preferences. We also may include clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to determine whether the message has been opened. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather additional information through other methods.
We use these automated technologies to collect and analyze certain types of information, including: (a) information related to the devices or browsers you use to access or interact with Roadmap.com, such as: IP addresses, geo-location information, unique device identifiers and other information about your mobile phone or other mobile device(s), browser types, browser language, and unique numbers or codes in cookies; and (b) information related to the ways in which you interact with Roadmap.com, such as: referring and exit pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used Roadmap.com, and other similar information. We may also capture other data, such as search criteria and results.
Roadmap.com discloses a subset of this automatically collected information publicly. Specifically, you agree to Roadmap.com’s disclosure of information related to the ways in which you interact with Roadmap.com, such as: landing pages, pages viewed, comments added, and the order of those pages (including questions and answers viewed), the date and time you used Roadmap.com, and other similar information on Roadmap.com to other Roadmap.com users, along with your name and profile picture.
A cookie is a small text file stored by a website in a user’s web browser (e.g. Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox) that helps us in many ways to make your visit to our website more enjoyable and meaningful to you. Among other things, cookies avoid you having to log in every time you come back to our website. They also allow us to tailor a website or advertisement to better match your interests and preferences.
A session cookie is stored only in your computer’s working memory (RAM) and only lasts for your browsing session. When you close all your browser’s windows, or when you shut down your computer, the session cookie disappears forever.
A persistent cookie remains on your computer after you close your browser so that it can be used by your browser on subsequent visits to Roadmap.com. Persistent cookies stay on your computer until either they expire or are overwritten with newer cookies, or you manually remove them. Most browsers can be configured not to accept cookies, however, this may prevent you from having access to some site functions or features.
While specific names of the cookies and similar technologies that we use may change from time to time as we improve and update our services, they generally fall into the below categories of use:
Authentication and security cookies. We use these cookies to enable you to remain logged into Roadmap.com, and verify that it is you as you use Roadmap.com. This helps keep your account safe and secure from unauthorized use, and helps combat spam and other abuse which violates our policies.
Analytics and research cookies. We use these cookies to better understand how people use Roadmap.com. For example, how often particular features are used, or which content leads towards user activity. We obtain consent for placement of analytics and research cookies in jurisdictions that require it. To revoke your consent, you should delete the cookies.
Product features and setting cookies. We use these cookies to enable the functionality of some features within the Roadmap.com product, in particular to personalize the experience towards you. We also use these cookies to store certain of your preferences and settings.
Advertising cookies. We use these cookies to help deliver relevant ads to you and measure the performance of ads. We obtain consent for placement of advertising cookies in jurisdictions that require it. To revoke your consent, you should delete the cookies.
Flash Cookies. We may, in certain situations, use Adobe Flash Player to deliver special content, such as video clips or animation. To improve your user experience, Local Shared Objects (commonly known as "Flash cookies") are employed to provide functions such as remembering your settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device, but they are managed through an interface different from the one provided by your web browser. This means it is not possible to manage Flash cookies at the browser level, in the same way you would manage cookies. Instead, you can access your Flash management tools from Adobe's website directly. The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies see adobe.com/security/flashplayer for further information. Please be aware that if you disable or reject Flash cookies, you may not be able to access certain features, such as video content or services that require you to sign in.
For additional information on how to block cookies, please refer to the privacy or security settings of your browser.
Roadmap.com may share your information with third party service providers for the purpose of providing Roadmap.com to you, such as email service providers, and providers of technical infrastructure (such as servers or databases co-located with hosting providers), engineering, or other support.
As we develop this website, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer, email, and visitor information are generally among the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer or assign such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or dissolution.
We may share or disclose your information with your consent, such as if you choose to sign on to Roadmap.com through a third-party service. We cannot control third parties’ use of your information. We may disclose your information if we are required to do so by law, or if we believe in good faith that it is reasonably necessary to (i) respond to claims asserted against us or to comply with legal process (for example, subpoenas or warrants), (ii) enforce or administer our agreements with users, such as the Terms of Service; (iii) for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, customer support, product development and de-bugging purposes, or (iv) protect the rights, property or safety of Roadmap.com, its users, or members of the public.
Roadmap.com uses a variety of physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your information, based on the sensitivity of the information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Roadmap.com or guarantee that your information on Roadmap.com may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
You may, of course, decline to submit information through Roadmap.com, in which case Roadmap.com may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your account information and email preferences at any time by logging in to your account. You may also delete your account if you choose to.
California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the types of personal information disclosed to those parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please submit your request in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org