Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to Degree Symbol.

At Degree Symbol we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • In our product, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.

It is Degree Symbol’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Degree Symbol collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Degree Symbol’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Degree Symbol’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Degree Symbol may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. Degree Symbol also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Degree Symbol does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below. Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information Certain visitors to Degree Symbol’ websites choose to interact with Degree Symbol in ways that require Degree Symbol to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Degree Symbol gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we may ask visitors who sign up for an username and an optional email address. Degree Symbol collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Degree Symbol. Degree Symbol does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Degree Symbol may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Degree Symbol may monitor the most popular maps and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Degree Symbol does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information Degree Symbol discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Degree Symbol’ behalf or to provide services available at Degree Symbol’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Degree Symbol’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Degree Symbol will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Degree Symbol discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Degree Symbol believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Degree Symbol, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Degree Symbol website and have supplied your email address, Degree Symbol may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Degree Symbol and our products, and we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send Degree Symbol a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help Degree Symbol clarify or respond to your request or to help Degree Symbol support other users. Degree Symbol takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Degree Symbol uses cookies to help Degree Symbol identify and track visitors, their usage of Degree Symbol website, and their website access preferences. Degree Symbol visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Degree Symbol’ websites, with the drawback that certain features of Degree Symbol’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Degree Symbol may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Degree Symbol’ sole discretion. Degree Symbol encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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