Volunteers collaboratively analyzing aerial and satellite imagery to assist in search and rescue efforts.

Volunteers collaboratively analyzing aerial and satellite imagery to assist in search and rescue efforts.

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Privacy Statement

[DRAFT VERSION 12/28/2007] respects the privacy of all individuals who use this website and are committed to protecting the personal information collected about you.

This policy sets out the way in which data about living individuals, which we receive from you, may be processed by us via this website. Please note, however, that this privacy policy will not apply to any foreign or third party websites which are linked to by as we do not control the activities on those sites. We recommend that you check the privacy statements of each linked site which you visit.

Except as otherwise set out in this privacy policy, we will not disclose any information which can be traced to you, without your permission unless we are legally entitled or required to do so, or if we believe that such action is necessary to protect and/or defend our rights, property or personal safety and those of our members.

Information collected

We collect the following data from you:

  • information which you voluntarily disclose to us by email or other means.
  • information about your computer including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type.
  • when you log in, what imagery you have requested, what pages you visit, and any reports or evaluations you file.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • to ensure that content from our web site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer
  • to administer and otherwise perform our obligations in relation to any agreement which you may have with us
  • to provide you with information and services that you have requested from us and otherwise to respond to queries which you may submit
  • to let you know, where you consent, of special offers which we feel may be of interest to you
  • to fulfill our obligations to search teams who commission us to assist them with their search efforts
  • to notify you about changes to our web site.

Email addresses:

Email addresses provided to will not be provided to third parties unless a member decides to make their email address publicly available via their profile options. The only email will send will be directly related to this website and search missions we undertake. Members can unsubscribe from our mailing lists by replying to one of our mailings with "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the subject line. Email addresses will not be used for commercial purposes.

One exception to this email policy is that if a member submits a report that is deemed to be a promising enough of a lead, that it is passed on to the relevant search team, the member's email address may be provided to the search team if they request it.

Reported Object Information

Reports and evaluations that are filed as part of a search effort are visible to our report evaluators, senior evaluators and the appropriate search team.  The personal information that is provided with these reports is limited the reporting member's "screen name" and the information that is part of the individual report or evaluation.  On a case by case basis, in some instances a member's email address and real name may be provided to the appropriate search team in relation to a report or evaluation that was filed if the search team needs to contact the member directly for any reason.


We strive to ensure that all data we collect is protected against unauthorized access. This includes the encryption of passwords, limiting physical access to the server running this website and limiting administrative access to the server.

Updating Privacy Statement

As is necessary this privacy statement may be updated. Any changes will be posted here

Contact Information is sponsored and hosted by Kenneth Barbalace (J.K. Barbalace, inc.), 112 Mechanic ST #2, Westbrook ME 04092. Questions or concerns about this website or this privacy statement should sent via the "Contact Us" link below or call Ken at 207-797-8202 during normal hours Eastern Time (GMT -5:00).