Effective from: January 1th 2019
Heroes Nearby is a trading name of GIRITECH Ltd. We know you care about your personal data and we want you to trust that Giritech Ltd does too. We are committed to protecting your personal data. This policy explains how we do that. It sets out what we do with your personal data, how it is used, shared, and protected, and your choices regarding your privacy.
GIRITECH Ltd. collects and uses your personal data (regardless of whether you use the application as a user or user/hero) in order to provide you with our services. This data is collected when you use our mobile applications, websites, online products and services (collectively, the “Services”) and interact and communicate with us.
This policy applies to users and partners of the Heroes Nearby Project’s services anywhere in the world, including the Heroes Nearby app and website.
Heroes Nearby provides services to users throughout the world. The data controller for the information you provide, or that is collected by, the Heroes Nearby app or website is:
8-9 Marino Mart, Fairview, Clontarf
Dublin, D03 EF60, Ireland
Company Number 630982
The personal information you provide to us when you create or modify your account, contact customer support, or otherwise communicate with us includes combinations of the following: name, email, phone number, country, city, login name and password, profile picture, payment method and other personal information you choose to provide (eg. gender, age, medical data).
When you use our Services, we collect information about you in the following categories:
Most mobile platforms (iOS, Android, etc.) have defined types of device data that apps cannot access without your consent. These platforms have different permission systems for obtaining your consent. The iOS platform will alert you the first time the Heroes Nearby app wants permission to access certain types of data and will prompt you to consent (or not) to that request. Android devices will notify you of the permissions that the Heroes Nearby app seeks before you first use the app, and your use of the app serves as your consent.
We may receive information from other sources and combine it with information we collect through our Services. For example: If you choose to link, create, or login to your Heroes Nearby account with a social media service (e.g., Facebook) we may receive information about you or your connections from that site or app.
Heroes Nearby collects and uses information:
Under no circumstances does GIRITECH Ltd sell or share your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.
We may use the information we collect about you to:
We may share the information we collect about you as described in this policy as follows:
We may share your information:
We may share your information:
The Services may be integrated with social sharing features (for example the SOS call can be shared on Facebook, Twitter or other social networks) and with other tools which let you share actions taken on our Services with other apps, sites, or media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the social sharing service. Please refer to the privacy policies of those social sharing services for more information about how they handle the data you provide to or share through them.
You may change your account information at any time by logging into your online or in-app account. If you wish to cancel your account, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that in some cases we may retain certain information about you as required by law, or for legitimate business purposes to the extent permitted by law. For instance, if you have a standing credit or debt on your account, or if we believe you have committed fraud or violated our Terms, we may seek to resolve the issue before deleting your information.
GIRITECH Ltd. will comply with requests regarding access, correction, and/or deletion of the personal data it stores in accordance with the applicable law.
We request permission for our app’s collection of the precise location of your device through the permission system on your mobile operating system. If you initially permit the collection of this information, you can later disable it by changing the location settings on your mobile device. However, this will limit your ability to use certain important features of our Services. For example, the Heroes and other recipients of your SOS call will not be able to find you.
We may also seek permission for our app’s collection and syncing of contact information from your device through the permission system on your mobile operating system. If you initially permit the collection of this information, iOS users can later disable it by changing the contacts settings on your mobile device. The Android platform does not provide such a setting.
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your browser or device by websites, apps, online media, and advertisements. There are different types of cookies. Cookies served by the entity that operates the domain you are visiting are called “first-party cookies.” So cookies served by X Ltd. while you are on heroes-nearby.net are first-party cookies. Cookies served by companies that are not operating the domain you’re visiting are called “third-party cookies.” So, we may allow Google to set a cookie on your browser while you visit heroes-nearby.net, and that would be a third party cookie. Cookies may also endure for different periods of time. “Session Cookies” only last only as long as your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are “persistent cookies” meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. For example, they may recognize your device when you re-open your browser and browse the internet again.
We call this a Cookie Statement, but the statement addresses cookies and other identification technologies we may use or permit on our Services. “Pixel tags” (also called beacons or pixels) are small blocks of code installed on (or called by) a webpage, app, or advertisement which can retrieve certain information about your device and browser, including for example: device type, operating system, browser type and version, website visited, time of visit, referring website, IP address, and other similar information, including the small text file (the cookie) that uniquely identifies the device. Pixels provide the means by which third parties can set and read browser cookies from a domain that they do not themselves operate and collect information about visitors to that domain, typically with the permission of the domain owner. “Local storage” refers generally to other places on a browser or device where information can be stored by websites, ads, or third parties (such as HTML5 local storage and browser cache). “Software Development Kits” (also called SDKs) function like pixels and cookies, but operate in the mobile app context where pixels and cookies cannot always function. The primary app developer can install pieces of code (the SDK) from partners in the app, and thereby allow the partner to collect certain information about user interaction with the app and information about the user device and network information.
You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies. However, they are an important part of how our Services work, so you should be aware that if you choose to refuse or remove cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of the Services.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. To do so, please follow the instructions provided by your browser which are usually located within the “Help” or “Preferences” menu. Some third parties also provide the ability to refuse their cookies directly by clicking on an opt-out link, and we have indicated where this is possible in the table above.
Removing or rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third-party flash cookies which may be used by us or our partners in connection with our Services. To delete or disable flash cookies please visit this site for more information. For further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
The law places strong obligations on entities in the protection of personal data. You have a number of rights, detailed below, with respect to Heroes Nearby’s handling of your personal data. To exercise these rights, please contact us at email@example.com
We may occasionally update this policy. If you use our services after an update, you consent to the updated policy. If we make significant changes, we will notify you of the changes through the Heroes Nearby app or through others means, such as email.
We encourage you to periodically review this policy for the latest information on our privacy practices.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.