Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the policy of Polygonal Space ("Polygonal Space", "this website," "we", "our" or "us") regarding personally-identifying data and non- personally-identifying data of the users of this website ("the users").

This Privacy Policy describes what data we collect, how we collect it, why we collect the data, and how the data you provide to us is controlled.

What data is collected

Why we collect it

There are three types of data that we collect in this website.

  • 1. Information submitted by users
  • 2. Information automatically collected in this website
  • 3. Cookies

1. Data submitted by user

This website may collect data submitted by users as described below.

  • Data for signup such as email address when a user create a new user account.
  • Information on user’s interaction with this website such as which articles the user bookmarked.
  • Feedbacks and inquiries sent from the users including contact information such as names and email addresses.
  • Among the data described above, names and email addresses may be categorized as personally identifiable data.

    The amount and type of data that this website gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

    For example, if a user would like to use the bookmarking feature provided in this website, the user is required to sign up. In a sign-up process, a user is required to provide email address. However, signfup is not mandatory if a user just would like to search for NASA image items in this website.

    Additionally, to improve user experience, we offer single a sign-on solution for account login (Google login). With Google login functionality enabled, you can log in this website by using your Google account. Google may receive data from the service when you elect to use Google login

2. Information automatically collected in this website

The data automatically collected by this website" refers to information of the sort that our server collects automatically when a user makes request to the server, such as the browser type, language preference, referring website, the date and time of each user's request, and IP address. Generally, a person is not identified solely by the information.

The data described above is used by this website in order to enhance quality of our service for users .

For example, this website collects language preference set in a browser when a user visits our website for the first time, and then sets the default language for the user.

In addition, this website uses the dat descrived above in order to protect this website and the users from attackers in the internet.

For example, this website may record an email address, an IP address, and the date and time of each request when a user makes requests to update data in our server in regard with relatively confidential data such as updating passwords, and when this website allows a user to use a part of features of this website without signup, such as guest login.

3. Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a device (computer, smartphone, etc.) of a user so that a browser of the user provides the data to a server each time the user returns. The cookies that our server installs to a vistor's browser includes information on the user such as account information and language preference of the user.

Most of the features in this website function based on cookies. For example, our server retrieves user's data from the database based on the information sent from the user's browser. Specifically, our server recognizes a user based on information stored in cookies of the user so that our server can access data of the user in the database, such as bookmarked items.

Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their devices should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using this website, with the drawback that certain features of this website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

With whom data is shared

The data collected by this website will be properly managed, and shall not be disclosed to others except for the following cases:

  • if the user consents to the transfer of such data
  • in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request
  • if we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of us, third parties or the public at large
  • if you select to use Google signin

How you can control

the data we collect

This website collects information (email addresses, IP addresses, etc.) from users only so far as necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the user's interaction with our website. The purpose includes to enahance the quality of our service, such as to imporove user authentication process, and to protect this website and the users from any cyber attacks.

Those who have signed up for user accounts can delete their accounts at anytime. Specifically, registed users can proceed to delete their accounts in "mypage" section when they are logged in. When they completes the process of deletion, data included in their accounts will be deleted from our database.

Google Analytics

We use a tool called "Google Analytics” to collect data about use of this website. Google Analytics collects data such as how often users visit this website, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other websites they used prior to coming to this website. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this website.

Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this website, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics installs cookies on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this website, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google.

Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this website is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this website by disabling cookies on your browser.

Children and our service

You must be old enough to consent for the processing of your personal data in your country.

If you are under the age of 13, you cannot create an account in this website without a parent or guardian to consent for you on your behalf.

How you may contact us

If you have inquiries or concerns with regards to this privacy policy, please contact us.

Privacy Policy Changes

We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time, and in our sole discretion. We encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.

In the case that any changes are applied to the Privacy Policy, the latest version of the policy will be displayed in this page.

Your continued use of this website after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Effective as of 10-25-2021