Privacy Policy

This policy is meant to help you understand what data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it. Our goals include selling software, sharing scientific data, and sharing other knowledge.  

Applicability of the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies only to the information we collect on the Sites, Software , and Services.

Any questions regarding this policy and our practices should be set by email to

Who are we?

Thomas L. Moore is a developer and scientist based in Missouri, USA.  In this policy, “Thomas L. Moore,” ‘we,” “us,” or “our” refers to Thomas L. Moore.

This policy refers to Thomas L. Moore websites (“Sites”) including,,,,, and applications (“Apps”) for iOS, macOS and other platforms, including Ancient Earth: Breakup of Pangea, Ancient Earth: Assembly of Pangea, Future Earth, and the Devonian Lithological Database (aka DLD).  

Information We Collect

We avoid collecting Personal Information, and we do not make money by mining personal data.  In cases where we do collect data, we make it anonymous and aggregated whenever possible. 

We collect 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. Our purpose in collecting non-personally-identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our websites or our users engage with our applications. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of our website.

If you contact us, we will keep your information, including your email address and any Personal Information you choose to share, as needed.  However, these data are only kept for reference and to contact you to follow up with your question or comment. Your data will not be sold or shared.

Data Retention

We store the information we collect about you for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we originally collected it. We may retain certain information for legitimate business purposes or as required by law.

Web Analytics via Google Analytics

We may also use third-party solutions to conduct web analytics, such as Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., which uses cookies to help analyze how users use this website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this Site (such as your IP address, the URL visited, the date and time the page was viewed) will be transmitted and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to monitor your use of this Site, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required by law, or where such third parties process information on Google’s behalf. For more information about Google’s privacy policy in respect of Google Analytics, please refer to You may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting

App Analytics

At present, we do not collect any analytics data from our apps.  On iOS and macOS platforms, you can opt in to share data with us.  The data you provide are related to app stability, i.e. crash reports.  These data are provided to us by Apple Computer, Inc. without any personal information attached.


Our apps store some of your data in Apple’s iCloud service, such as storing application state and data files, to enable some sync features between all devices signed into your Apple ID.

Social Sharing

Our websites and apps may offer social sharing features to share links and images. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.


To enrich and perfect your online experience, We use "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.

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. We use cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of websites and apps and their website access preferences. Our visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our websites, with the drawback that certain features of websites and apps may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

By continuing to navigate our website or app without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to our use of cookies.

Links To External Sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

Aggregated Statistics

We may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to our website and apps. We may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose your personally-identifying information.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Affiliate Disclosure

This site uses affiliate links and does earn a commission from certain links. This does not affect your purchases or the price you may pay.

International Transfers of Information

Information may be processed, stored, and used outside of the country in which you are located. Data privacy laws vary across jurisdictions, and different laws may be applicable to your data depending on where it is processed, stored, or used.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance 

We are in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. Therefore, we will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance 

We never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

Residents of the European Economic Area

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), you have certain rights and protections under the law regarding the processing of your personal data.

Legal Basis For Processing

If you are a resident of the EEA, when we process your personal data we will only do so in the following situations:

• We need to use your personal data to perform our responsibilities under our contract with you (e.g., providing the services you have requested).

• We have a legitimate interest in processing your personal data. For example, we may process your personal data to send you marketing communications, to communicate with you about changes to our Services, and to secure and improve our Services.

• We find such processing is necessary to comply with our legal obligations.

• We have your consent to do so. When your consent is the legal basis for our processing, you may withdraw such consent at any time.

Data Subject Requests

If you are in the EEA, you have the right to access personal data we hold about you and to ask that your personal data be corrected, erased, or transferred. You may also have the right to object to, or request that we restrict, certain processing. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, you may contact us as indicated below. If you have created an account to access and use our Services, you may also update certain personal data by logging into your account.

Questions or Complaints

If you are in the EEA and have a concern about how we process personal data that we are not able to resolve, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data privacy authority where you reside. For contact details of your local Data Protection Authority, please see:

Your Consent

By using our site or apps, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to this policy 

Although most changes are likely to be minor, we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time, and at our sole discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Publication History

First Published: 15 September 2019