Our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how ScalableMaps uses and protects any information that you give ScalableMaps when you use this website. ScalableMaps is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. ScalableMaps may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from December 2014.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and email address (if you contacted us through our Contact form)

When a map purchase (or product order) occurs, we have to collect the following information due to the new European Union VAT laws that came into effect on January 1st, 2015:

  • your billing address (received from PayPal)
  • your IP address
  • VAT registration number and name of your company (for companies registered within the European Union)
  • other information about product orders.

What we DO NOT collect

We do not have access to nor do we store your credit card information. The payment is done on PayPal website and we only receive a notification from PayPal when the payment has been completed.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Compliance with the tax laws of the European Union.
  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

What we do NOT do and never will

  • Give (or sell) your contact information to 3rd parties.
  • Send you unsolicited email (spam).

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

This website uses tracking software to monitor it's visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

When you visit ScalableMaps site for the first time, you can choose to accept or decline cookies. You can later change this setting by clicking on this link.