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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
We use data to build better services
We use the information we collect from all our services for the following purposes:
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.
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.
We use the information we collect in existing services to help us develop new ones.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Manage your contact information, such as your name, email, and phone number.
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:
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.
We do not share your personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Explore Kings Canyon except in the following cases:
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.
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:
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.
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 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:
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.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires specific disclosures for California residents.
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.
This page was updated on January 9, 2021