Privacy Policy

Who We Are

We are an independent academic research project started right here in Keaʻau, Hawaii called the “Mobile Data Atlas of Hawaii”. Our website address is:

Our research project uses free and open source applications and mobile data provided by SafeGraph through a non-commercial data license agreement to develop a series of information projects on the decline and recovery of local businesses in the State of Hawaii. Our research objective is to survey local Hawaiian business owners, business advocates, local government decision makers, and affected or interested parties to determine what mobile data information products they themselves would find most useful in helping local Hawaiian businesses continue to adapt in wake of the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Survey Responses

We plan to use survey responses to identify what kinds of mobile data information products are more likely to be used by their intended audiences, as well as what information products people across the State of Hawaii would like to see developed in the future.

We ask survey responders to identify what category they fall into, e.g., local Hawaiian business owners versus business advocates. Survey responders are encouraged, but not required, to provide their name and e-mail. Respondents who provide information consent to having this website store submitted information. Survey respondents who choose not to provide a name and e-mail remain anonymous. We do not ask for personal information and do not share submitted information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.

We used WPForms to improve compliance with laws requiring explicit consent before collecting or storing user data, or allowing the user to request access to or deletion of that data such as the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). WPForms includes built-in features including GDPR compliant data retention best practices and a data entry management system to quickly find, export, or delete user data upon request.


Comments on this website are turned off. However, in general, when visitors leave comments on this site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you provide a survey response or leave a comment, the response or comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up responses or comments automatically instead of holding them, for example, in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments or survey responses, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Survey responses and any visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact the principal investigator: higeomancer at

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