World Around Me App – Privacy Policy

WT Infotech provides this Privacy Policy to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using the worlaroundmeapp.com Site and the World Around Me app. If you do not agree to our practices, please do not use the World Around Me Site, and World Around Me App.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the World Around Me App Terms of Service. Your use of the World Around Me App Site, World Around Me App Software and the World Around Me App Service and any personal information you provide on the World Around Me App Site or World Around Me App Service remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.


Data Controller and Owner

WT Infotech Ltd, The Gordon Manley Building, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University UK, LA1 4YQ

privacy@worldaroundmeapp.com.

This privacy policy governs your use of the software application “World Around Me” (“Application”) for mobile devices that was created by WT Infotech. The Application is a travel app that helps you find places of interest near you.

What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?

User Provided Information

This app is aimed at people over 13. This app collects information from you so we can give you the service you wanted and Improve the app over time

We may also use the information you provided us to contact your from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and marketing promotions.

Automatically Collected Information

In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile operating system, and information about the way you use the Application.  World Around Me includes measuring tools. We want to learn how you use the app so we can improve it in future updates. The data is anonymised and aggregated and is used to measure your use of this app and other functions.

Does the Application collect precise real time location information of the device?

When you visit the mobile application, we may use GPS technology (or other similar technology) to determine your current location in order to determine the city you are located within in order to serve you with relevant results and display relevant advertisements. The location data maybe be shared with trusted third parties in order to provide relevant advertisements. Your device allows control whether this app accesses your location or not. Visit your device settings screen/s for more information

Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?

Yes. We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:

  •        as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
  •        when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
  •        with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.
  •        if WT Infotech is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information.

This app includes adverts.

We provide our partners with some information about the way you use our app so they can advertise products and services that are more likely to be relevant to you.

Ad networks are companies that manage the advertising process on this and many other apps. For that reason, they may know information about you based on the way you use all the apps where they provide advertising services. They compile this information to paint a picture of which types of adverts you are likely to be interested in.

You can find out more about how they use your personal information here:

  1.     AdSense
  2.    AdMob

Social Networking

World Around Me is not a social network itself, but it does connect to the following networks:

  1.      Facebook View privacy policy
  2.      Google + View privacy policy

World Around Me connects to social networks so you can Sign-in to the app.

REGISTRATION AND AUTHENTICATION

By registering or authenticating, Users allow this Application to identify them and give them access to dedicated services.Depending on what is described below, third parties may provide registration and authentication services.In this case, this Application will be able to access some Data, stored by these third party services, for registration or identification purposes.

DIRECT REGISTRATION (THIS APPLICATION)

The User registers by filling out the registration form and providing the Personal Data directly to this Application. Personal Data collected: Name, Gender and Email.

Mode and place of processing the Data

Methods of processing

The Data Controller processes the Data of Users in a proper manner and shall take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.

The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Data Controller, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of the site (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Data Controller at any time.

Place

The Data is processed at the Data Controller’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. For further information, please contact the Data Controller.

Retention time

The Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by the User, or stated by the purposes outlined in this document, and the User can always request that the Data Controller suspend or remove the data. The Data Controller will retain User Provided data for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter. The following precautions to make sure it cannot be accessed or altered – Data is encrypted in transit using  Industry standard Internal security protocols.

If you’d like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at privacy@worldaroundmeapp.com and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly. World Around Me does not allow you to access, amend and/or delete your data.

System Logs and Maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, this Application and any third party services may collect files that record interaction with this Application (System Logs) or use for this purpose other Personal Data (such as IP Address).

What are my opt-out rights?

You can stop all collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.

Children

We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at privacy@worldaroundmeapp.com. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.

Security

We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to  provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

Changes

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here and informing you via email. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes. This privacy policy operates in conjunction with your acceptance of the Term and Conditions of this app as mentioned here.

Your Consent

By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. “Processing,” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information.

Information not contained in this policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from us at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.

Definitions and legal references

USER PROVIDED DATA (OR DATA)

Any information regarding a natural person, a legal person, an institution or an association, which is, or can be, identified, even indirectly, by reference to any other information, including a personal identification number.

USAGE DATA

Information collected automatically from this Application (or third party services employed in this Application ), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User’s IT environment.

USER

The individual using this Application, which must coincide with or be authorized by the Data Subject, to whom the Personal Data refer.

DATA SUBJECT

The legal or natural person to whom the Personal Data refers to.

DATA PROCESSOR

The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization authorized by the Data Controller to process the Personal Data in compliance with this privacy policy.

DATA CONTROLLER (OR APPLICATION OWNER, OR OWNER)

The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization with the right, also jointly with another Data Controller, to make decisions regarding the purposes, and the methods of processing of Personal Data and the means used, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Application. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Application.

THIS APPLICATION

The hardware or software tool by which the User Personal Data is collected.

COOKIE

Small piece of data stored in the User’s device.

Legal information

Notice to European Users: this privacy statement has been prepared in fulfillment of the obligations under Art. 10 of EC Directive n. 95/46/EC, and under the provisions of Directive 2002/58/EC, as revised by Directive 2009/136/EC, on the subject of Cookies.

This privacy policy relates solely to this Application.

Latest update: March 8, 2015

WAM TeamPrivacy