MapAlerter Privacy Statement

Our Privacy Policy

The following information is gathered from our registered users:
i. IP address (Computers used to submit information)
ii. Your Name (Optional - use first only only if preferred)
ii. A Unique Username
vi. Password
v. Where you come from, by way of coarse map coordinates.
vi. Where you work (Optional), by way of coarse map coordinates.
vii. Mobile Number & Email Address.

How we use the information we gather

We use the information to allow you to manage your unique account. We require your contact details to correctly send you notifications, and we require a unique username for you to create an account. Your password is used to access your account. To send you correct localized alerts and notifications we require coordinate information about your location - this can be accurate to your town/city and not necessarily to your exact home location. Mapping a point on the map is optional for your place of work (if you wish to receive notifications about your place of work). In the case of poor behaviour on our site (eg, attempted insults of your local authority) we may use your IP Address to identify any potential threats or insulting behaviour.

The people that are given access to this information

MapAlerter (Pin Point Alerts Ltd) is the sole owner of the MapAlerter user database. We will solely use your user details for the purposes of identifying if you should receive a text/email/app notification and, subsequently, we will use your contact details to correctly deliver the notification and/or alert. Your Local Authority will never be able to access user details stored in the user database while they are active members. A local authority can simply log in and generate a notification, but not identify the recipients - will identify the recipients based on their coordinate location and send alerts accordingly. reserves the right to make available a localized database of's users for any Council who departs the service. Trusted 3rd party app/web developers may access our database from time to time for testing and development purposes using protocols and methods approved by Pin Point Alerts Ltd. 

The security measures we have in place to protect your personal information

The database is not available at any time to external sources without prior consent from Pin Point Alerts Ltd (eg, trusted 3rd party web/app developers). The reason does not require exact user name, address and location information is to prevent any damage done in the highly unlikely event of a theft of our user database. Our user details are designed to be vague and uninformative making it difficult for anyone to know about our users.

Our use of cookies

Our website makes use of cookies which are small digital files that are stored in your web browser that enable us to track your return visits to our website. The purpose of cookies on is to speed up the load time for web pages on subsequent visits to the website.

Your browser settings may allow you to block these cookies, but we recommend you have them enabled to help us personalise your experience of our website.