Privacy Policy

Effective Sep 30, 2009

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and every page on the site.

The information we collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the mappery website. On some pages, you can search for maps, add maps and associated metadata to the website, add comments, and add tags. Your name (or nickname) may optionally be provided by you and will be displayed only if you submit it to mappery. When you sign up for mappery, you must provide a username and password. The username that you select is made visible on the mappery site. Your email address and password will never be shared with external parties. Any information you choose to provide on your personal map page will be visible to everyone. Please don't put self-identifying information in your map room profile that you do not want the general public to see. When logged in to mappery, all comments and maps you add will be shown in your map room. Your level of contributions to the site will be reflected in a publicly visible ranking.

The way we use information

We never use or share any personally identifiable information provided to us online.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name or email address) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by our advertising partner Google in particular, click here.

Advertising cookies

This site has contracted with Travel Ad Network and its third party ad-serving technology provider Atlas, a Microsoft Corporation Subsidiary, to monitor certain pages of our website for the purpose of reporting website statistics, advertisement 'click-throughs', advertisement impressions, and/or other activities on our website. Where authorized by us, Travel Ad Network may use cookies, web beacons, and/or other monitoring technologies to compile anonymous statistics about our website visitors. No personally identifiable information is collected by or transferred to any party other than the Advertiser. For more information about how the information is collected and used by Travel Ad Network, please see Travel Ad Network's privacy policy here.

Cookies are important devices for both serving more relevant ads to users and measuring advertising effectiveness. You may opt out of accepting cookies at any time by clicking these links:

To opt out of, go here.

To opt out of Atlas (Microsoft Advertising), go here.

Our commitment to data security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our commitment to children's privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

How to contact us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at