Lythouse app (“Lythouse”, “we“, “our“, or “us“) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
Lythouse operates a service that allows you to speak to and share your location with other users in your friendship group, which we make available through our app.
- HOW WE COLLECT AND USE INFORMATION
We collect the following types of information about you:
Registration and Profile Information. When you create an account, we may collect your personal information such as your name, mobile phone number and a photo, if you chose to have a photo associated with your account. If you want to add a friend to your account, we collect the friend’s name, and mobile phone number.
Data collected through use of the Service. After you set up your account, we may ask for other profile and demographic information, such as personal emergency instructions and information, and nickname. You may also customize your map by labeling locations, such as “work” and “home,” to make it easy to spot your favorite Places and to provide alerts when family members leave and arrive.
Geolocation. We collect your location information through your device IP address, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS coordinates (e.g., latitude/longitude) available through your mobile device. We may also gather information about your location using other technologies and sensors which may provide us with information about nearby devices, WiFi access points and networks, and nearby cell towers. We collect and maintain location data to provide you the features and functionality of the Service. We do not share your location data with any 3rd party service. If you want to opt-out of the collection of your location data, please adjust your settings in your mobile device to limit the app’s access to your location data. Please note that the app’s intended functionality will not work if the location permission is not given
We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service and to communicate directly with you, such as to send you alerts on the movements of your Family members, crime alerts in your neighborhood, etc.
Report Incident : Users reporting incidents are requested to abide by the rule of law laid by the respective country. Please note that the incidents will not be posted directly on the app. Our expert team will first verify the incidents against our internal evaluation criteria and then post the same. Users found reporting incidents related to pornogprahy, child trafficking or any other incidents that violate the laws of India laid by the IPC will be banned. In certain cases, we reserve the right to approach the state law authorities for further investigation. Users are requested to take adequate precaution while they are reporting an incident against violence, fire, road accidents or any such incidents that may cause personal harm or injury.
Social Media. When you interact with our site through various social media, such as when you Like us on Facebook or post a comment to our Facebook page, we may receive information from the social network such as your profile information, profile picture, gender, user name, user ID associated with your social media account, age range, language, country, friends list, and any other information you permit the social network to share with third parties. The data we receive is dependent upon your privacy settings with the social network. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to Lythouse’s website or Service.
We may collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools such as Google Analytics, Amplitude to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service and to understand more about the demographics of our users. You can learn more about Google’s practices at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners
We use this information to (i) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Service; (ii) provide custom, personalized content and information, including targeted content and advertising; (iii) track your location and movements; (iv) identify and contact you across multiple devices; (v) provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Service and our marketing campaigns; (vi) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, users, traffic, and demographic patterns; (vii) diagnose or fix technology problems reported by our Users or engineers that are associated with certain IP addresses or User IDs; and (viii) detect or prevent fraud or other harmful activities; (xi) automatically update our mobile application on your system and related devices; and (x) otherwise plan for and enhance our Service.
If you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will allow you to: (i) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject cookies. Please note that doing so may negatively impact your experience using the Service, as some features and services on our Service may not work properly. Depending on your mobile device and operating system, you may not be able to delete or block all cookies. These browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on non-cookie technologies. You may also set your email options to prevent the automatic downloading of images that may contain technologies that would allow us to know whether you have accessed your email and performed certain functions with it. Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our Users, we are not able to respond to Do Not Track signals from your browser at this time.
We and our third party partners may also use information collected through tracking technologies for advertising purposes. Please see “Third Party Tracking and Online Advertising” below to learn more.
- SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION
Personal Information: We do not share your personal information with third parties outside the company. In case of emergency, we may share your data with emergency responders. Any information or content that you voluntarily post to the website or to our Facebook page will automatically be available to the public. We may publicly post your reviews and comments online on our website or mobile app, or link your reviews to third party websites.
Other instances in which we may share your information: We may also share your information for business purposes, as follows:
- We may at any time buy or sell/divest the company, or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses. Personal information such as customer names and email addresses, and other user information related to the Service will likely be one of the items transferred in these types of transactions. We may also share, transfer or assign such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions or similar transactions or proceedings.
- HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
Lythouse cares about the security of your information and uses commercially reasonable physical, administrative, and technological safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information we collect and that we share with our service providers. However, no security system is impenetrable and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%. In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
- YOUR CHOICES ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION
You may, of course, decline to submit any personal information through the Service, in which case Lythouse may not be able to provide its Services to you.
Modifying Your Account Information and Settings: You may modify your account information, update or amend your personal information, at any time by logging in to your account. If you have any questions about reviewing or modifying your account information, you can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notifications & SMS: You can control the notifications by managing the app settings through your mobile device. SMS notifications are extremely limited and cannot be controlled.
Third Party Location Sharing: We collect location data to provide the Lythouse Services, and may share your personal information, including location data, with other Lythouse users in your friend circle or other Circle you belong to
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