Privacy

Rudel lets you share your location anonymously with a group of peers. This text explains what data is collected and how it is used by the app. By using and accessing the app, you agree to the terms of this policy.

About Rudel

Rudel (also referred to as "the app") is a mobile application created by iosphere GmbH ("us" or "we"), who also operates the supporting Rudel.io website ("Rudel.io" or "our server").

Data collection

Your current location is automatically sent to the server only while the app is running and if you are part of a Rudel. The server only stores your last location. In order to tell your location apart from other locations it is associated with a unique anonymous identifier.

You can also select a pseudonym, a geometric shape, and a color that will be saved and sent along with your location.

The app does not collect any personal identifiable information. We will ask neither for your email address nor for your phone number.

As soon as you leave a Rudel, all information stored on the server will be deleted within 48 hours.

Your data will never be commercialized, monetized, or otherwise exploited. In particular, that means we will never use your data for purposes of advertising, nor will we, for example, sell your data to insurance or other firms.

Shared data

The locations of all members of a Rudel are made public. Anyone who knows the three word name of a Rudel can view the location of all members without entering a password.

Basic usage statistics

We would like your help to improve the quality and performance of Rudel. The app can automatically collect diagnostic and usage information and send it to us for analysis.

You can choose to turn off diagnostics altogether. To do so, open Rudel's settings, choose Privacy, and disable the Share basic usage data option. If the setting is disabled, no information is collected or sent.

If you limit ad tracking in the system settings (Privacy > Advertising), Rudel's Share basic usage data setting will be disabled by default.

Diagnostic and usage information may include details about hardware and operating system specifications, performance statistics, and data about how the app is used. Only general information is collected, such as which screens are viewed, and the duration of recordings. Your recordings, locations, and other personal information are never sent as part of the diagnostics. None of the collected information identifies you personally.

We use third party services to aggregate, analyze, and better understand the data (such as Google Analytics).

The Rudel.io website uses cookies and Google Analytics to improve the website and better understand usage patterns.

Privacy policy updates

We reserve the right to update or modify this privacy policy. This might become necessary, e.g., when we make changes to our services. Please review this policy periodically, especially before using the app and joining a Rudel.

The privacy policy was last changed at the date indicated at the end of this page. Any changes made to this policy will become effective when we publish the revised policy here. Your continued use of our app shall indicate your acceptance of such revisions.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding this app, our services, or this privacy policy, please contact us: support@rudel.io.

Last updated: 30th May 2016