EXPLOREKINGSCANYON.COM PRIVACY POLICY

When you use our services, you’re trusting us with your information. We understand this is a big responsibility and work hard to protect your information and put you in control.

This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what information we collect, why we collect it, and how you can update, manage, export, and delete your information.

We build a range of services that help people daily to explore and interact with the Kings Canyon Region in new ways. Our services include:

  • apps and sites, like BearMountainLocal.com, ExploreKingsCanyon.com, and Locally Made Shops
  • software that are integrated into third-party apps and sites, like ads and embedded Google Maps

You can use our services in a variety of ways to manage your privacy. For example, you can sign up for an ExploreKingsCanyon.com Account if you want to create and manage content like listings, ads, or see more relevant search results. And you can use many services when you’re signed out or without creating an account at all, like searching for listings or accessing our Bear Mountain Local directory. 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We want you to understand the types of information we collect as you use our services

We collect information to provide better services to all our users — from figuring out basic stuff like which language you speak, to more complex things like what you are looking to find, or which blog posts you might like. The information we collect, and how that information is used, depends on how you use our services and how you manage your privacy controls.

When you’re not signed in to an Account, we store the information we collect with unique identifiers tied to the browser, application, or device you’re using. This helps us do things like maintain your preferences across browsing sessions.

When you’re signed in, we also collect information that we store with your Account, which we treat as personal information.

Things you create or provide to us

 

When you create an Account, you provide us with personal information that includes your name and a password. You can also choose to add a phone number or payment information to your account. Even if you aren’t signed in to an Account, you might choose to provide us with information — like an email address to receive updates about our services.

We also collect the content you create, upload, or receive from others when using our services. This includes things like messages you write and receive, photos and videos you save, listing details you create, and comments you make on reviews.

Your apps, browsers & devices

 

We collect information about the apps, browsers, and devices you use to access our services, which helps us provide features like responsive user interfaces to fit your viewing screen.

The information we collect includes unique identifiers, browser type and settings, device type and settings, operating system, mobile network information including carrier name and phone number, and application version number. We also collect information about the interaction of your apps, browsers, and devices with our services, including IP address, crash reports, system activity, and the date, time, and referrer URL of your request.

We collect this information when an Explore Kings Canyon service on your device contacts our servers — for example, when you submit a search. 

Your activity

 

We collect information about your activity in our services, which we use to do things like recommend a product from our stores that you might like. The activity information we collect may include:

  • Terms you search for
  • Videos you watch
  • Views and interactions with content and ads
  • Voice and audio information when you use audio features
  • Purchase activity
  • People with whom you communicate or share content
  • Activity on third-party sites and apps that use our services

If you use our services to make and receive calls or send and receive messages, we may collect telephony log information like your phone number, calling-party number, receiving-party number, forwarding numbers, time and date of calls and messages, duration of calls, routing information, and types of calls.

You can request that we close your account and purge your personal data by contacting us.

 

Your location information

 

We collect information about your location when you use our services, which helps us offer features like Google Maps for your weekend getaway or start times for events near you.

Your location can be determined with varying degrees of accuracy by:

  • GPS
  • IP address
  • Sensor data from your device
  • Information about things near your device, such as Wi-Fi access points, cell towers, and Bluetooth-enabled devices

The types of location data we collect depend in part on your device and account settings.


In some circumstances, Explore Kings Canyon also collects information about you from publicly accessible sources. For example, if your business appears in search engines, editors may cite that article and display it to other people if they search for your business. We may also collect information about you from trusted partners, including marketing partners who provide us with information about potential customers of our business services, and security partners who provide us with information to protect against abuse. We also receive information from advertisers to provide advertising and research services on their behalf.

We use various technologies to collect and store information, including cookies, pixel tags, local storage, such as browser web storage or application data caches, databases, and server logs.

WHY EXPLORE KINGS CANYON COLLECTS DATA

We use data to build better services

We use the information we collect from all our services for the following purposes:

Provide our services

 

We use your information to deliver our services, like processing the terms you search for in order to return results or helping you share content by suggesting recipients from your contacts.

Maintain & improve our services

 

We also use your information to ensure our services are working as intended, such as tracking outages or troubleshooting issues that you report to us. And we use your information to make improvements to our services — for example, understanding which search terms are most frequently used helps us to tailor a better user experience.

Develop new services

 

We use the information we collect in existing services to help us develop new ones. 

Provide personalized services, including content and ads

 

We use the information we collect to customize our services for you, including providing recommendations, personalized content, and customized search results. 

Depending on your settings, we may also show you personalized ads based on your interests. For example, if you search for “mountain bikes,” you may see an ad for sports equipment when you’re browsing our site because we show ads served by Google. You can control what information we use to show you ads by visiting your ad settings on Google.

  • We don’t show you personalized ads based on sensitive categories, such as race, religion, sexual orientation, or health.
  • We don’t share information that personally identifies you with advertisers, such as your name or email, unless you ask us to. For example, if you see an ad for a nearby flower shop and select the “tap to call” button, we’ll connect your call and may share your phone number with the flower shop.

Measure performance

 

We use data for analytics and measurement to understand how our services are used. For example, we use Google Analytics to analyze data about your visits to our sites to do things like optimize product design. And we also use data about the Google Ads you interact with to help advertisers understand the performance of their ad campaigns. We use a variety of tools to do this, including Google Analytics. When you visit sites that use Google Analytics, Google and a Google Analytics customer may link information about your activity from that site with activity from other sites that use these ad services.

Communicate with you

 

We use information we collect, like your email address, to interact with you directly. For example, we may send you a notification if your invoice is due. Or we may let you know about upcoming changes or improvements to our services. And if you contact us, we’ll keep a record of your request in order to help solve any issues you might be facing.

Protect Explore Kings Canyon, our users, and the public

 

We use information to help improve the safety and reliability of our services. This includes detecting, preventing, and responding to fraud, abuse, security risks, and technical issues that could harm Explore Kings Canyon, our users, or the public.

We use different technologies to process your information for these purposes. We use automated systems that analyze your content to provide you with things like customized search results, personalized ads, or other features tailored to how you use our services. And we analyze your content to help us detect abuse such as spam, malware, and illegal content. 

We may combine the information we collect among our services and across your devices for the purposes described above. For example, if you watch videos of hiking  from our YouTube channel, you might see an ad for guitar lessons on a site that uses our ad products. Depending on your account settings, your activity on our site and apps may be associated with your personal information in order to improve Google’s services and the ads delivered by Google.

We’ll ask for your consent before using your information for a purpose that isn’t covered in this Privacy Policy.

YOUR PRIVACY CONTROLS

You have choices regarding the information we collect and how it’s used

This section describes key controls for managing your privacy across our services. 

 

Managing, reviewing, and updating your information

When you’re signed in, you can always review and update information by visiting the services you use. For example, Property Listings and Shop Products allow you to edit, refine and remove your information.

We also built a place for you to review and control information saved in your Explore Kings Canyon Account.

Your personal information

Manage your contact information, such as your name, email, and phone number.

Login to your account and visit your account profile.

 

Exporting, removing & deleting your information

You can export a copy of content in your Google Account if you want to back it up or use it with a service outside of Google.

 

Export your data

Login to your user profile. At the bottom of the screen, you will have the option to export a PDF of your data.

You can also request to remove content  based on applicable law.

To delete your information, you can:

  • Delete your content by deleting the data you wish to remove from your account.
  • Delete your entire Google Account by sending us a request using our contact form.
 

SHARING YOUR INFORMATION

When you share your information

Our services let you share information with other people, and you have control over how you share. For example, you can share videos on a listing publicly. Remember, when you share information publicly, your content may become accessible through search engines.

When you’re signed in and interact with our services, like leaving comments or posting a review, your name and photo appear next to your activity.

When Google shares your information

We do not share your personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Explore Kings Canyon except in the following cases:

With your consent

We’ll share personal information outside of Google when we have your consent. For example, if you use us to make a reservation through a booking service, we’ll share your name or phone number with the vacation rental. We’ll ask for your explicit consent to share any sensitive personal information.

For external processing

We provide personal information to our affiliates and other trusted businesses or persons to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures. For example, we use service providers to help us with payments processing.

For legal reasons

We will share personal information outside of Explore Kings Canyon if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • Meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request. 
  • Enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
  • Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues.
  • Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Explore Kings Canyon, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.

We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners — like publishers, advertisers, developers, or rights holders. For example, we share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services. We also allow specific partners to collect information from your browser or device for advertising and measurement purposes using their own cookies or similar technologies.

If Explore Kings Canyon is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, we’ll continue to ensure the confidentiality of your personal information and give affected users notice before personal information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

KEEPING YOUR INFORMATION SECURE

We build security into our services to protect your information

Our products are built with strong security features that continuously protect your information. The insights we gain from maintaining our services help us detect and automatically block security threats from ever reaching you. And if we do detect something risky that we think you should know about, we’ll notify you and help guide you through steps to stay better protected.

We work hard to protect you and our services from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information we hold, including:

  • We use encryption to keep your data private while in transit
  • We offer a range of security features, like Facebook and Google Sign In to help you protect your account
  • We review our information collection, storage, and processing practices, including physical security measures, to prevent unauthorized access to our systems
  • We restrict access to personal information to employees, contractors, and agents who need that information in order to process it. Anyone with this access is subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.

RETAINING YOUR INFORMATION

We retain the data we collect for different periods of time depending on what it is, how we use it, and how you configure your settings:

  • Some data you can delete whenever you like, such as the content you create or upload. 
  • Other data is deleted or anonymized automatically after a set period of time, such as advertising data in server logs.
  • We keep some data until you delete your Account, such as information about how often you use our services.
  • And some data we retain for longer periods of time when necessary for legitimate business or legal purposes, such as security, fraud and abuse prevention, or financial record-keeping.

When you delete data, we follow a deletion process to make sure that your data is safely and completely removed from our servers or retained only in anonymized form. We try to ensure that our services protect information from accidental or malicious deletion. Because of this, there may be delays between when you delete something and when copies are deleted from our active and backup systems.

 

California requirements

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires specific disclosures for California residents.

This Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we handle your information:

  • We explain the categories of information we collect and the sources of that information in Information Explore Kings Canyon Collects.
  • We explain how we us information in Why We Collects data.
  • We explain when we may share information in Sharing your information. Explore Kings Canyon does not sell your personal information.

The CCPA also provides the right to request information about how Explore Kings Canyon collects, uses, and discloses your personal information. And it gives you the right to access your information and request that we delete that information. Finally, the CCPA provides the right to not be discriminated against for exercising your privacy rights.

We describe the choices you have to manage your privacy and data across Google’s services in Your privacy controls. You can exercise your rights by using these controls, which allow you to access, review, update and delete your information, as well as export and download a copy of it. When you use them, we’ll validate your request by verifying that you’re signed in to your Account. If you have questions or requests related to your rights under the CCPA, you (or your authorized agent) can also contact us.

The CCPA requires a description of data practices using specific categories. This table uses these categories to organize the information in this Privacy Policy.

When this policy applies

This Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by Google LLC and its affiliates, including Square, Mailchimp, and services offered on third-party sites, such as advertising services. This Privacy Policy doesn’t apply to services that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy doesn’t apply to:

  • The information practices of other companies and organizations that advertise our services
  • Services offered by other companies or individuals, including products or sites that may include our services, be displayed to you in search results, or be linked from our services
 

Changes to this policy

We change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We always indicate the date the last changes were published. If changes are significant, we’ll provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Privacy Policy changes).

This page was updated on January 9, 2021