The privacy of our visitors to www.lightpollutionmap.info is important to us.
At www.lightpollutionmap.info, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit www.lightpollutionmap.info, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Google Analytics service
We use Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. As of 2019. Google Analytics is the most widely used web analytics service on the web.
To see what information is gathered by Google Analytics see here
User location data
We use HTML5 geolocation API to get users location only for the purpose of positioning the map to users' location. Prior to gathering location data, a user consent is shown via browser API, which must be accepted in order for Geolocation to function. If there is no consent then this functionality is not working. The data from Geolocation API is stored on users computer only for the duration of browsing this website.
3rd party advertising cookies
We also use advertisements on www.lightpollutionmap.info to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
The ads served may be targeted based on your previous browsing history (for example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements).
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
Any data you enter into the SQM submit form is subject to verification and may be deleted. All data you enter will be publicly visible on www.lightpollutionmap.info website including location.