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OpenCPN operates opencpn.org. It is opencpn.org's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, opencpn.org. 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. opencpn.org's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how OpenCPN.org’s visitors use its website. From time to time, OpenCPN.org may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Opencpn.org also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on opencpn.org. Opencpn.org only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter's IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the website where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to opencpn.org choose to interact with opencpn.org in ways that require opencpn.org to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that opencpn.org gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who login to opencpn.org to provide a username and email address. In each case, opencpn.org collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with opencpn.org. Opencpn.org 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 Opencpn.org may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, opencpn.org may use an anti-spam service to help identify spam. Opencpn.org may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Opencpn.org does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Opencpn.org discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on opencpn.org’s behalf or to provide services available at opencpn.org’s website. Some of those contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using opencpn.org’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Opencpn.org will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, opencpn.org discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when opencpn.org believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of opencpn.org, third parties or the public at large. Opencpn.org 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. Opencpn.org uses cookies to help opencpn.org identify and track visitors, their usage of opencpn.org website, and their website access preferences. Opencpn.org visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using opencpn.org website, with the drawback that certain features of opencpn.org’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, opencpn.org may change its Privacy Policy from time to time at opencpn.org’s sole discretion. Opencpn.org 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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