Gobi is an app ("App" or "Gobi App") that allows the users to join and create their own stories, both public and private. Once you have joined or created a story, you can share pictures and videos containing stickers, text, image thumbnails, and similar ("Content" or "User Generated Content") with the stories you participate in.
Collection and Use of Your Information and Data
When you use the Services, there will be certain information and data (collectively called "Data") that you will send to us, or that we will collect from you. In certain situations, such collection is necessary to ensure the best user experience of our Services, and in other cases it is to aid in the development and improvement of the Services. This section will set out important details regarding the collection and use of your Data.
Data that we collect and why
Registration – During registration of an account on the App, we collect your username and either (a) your e-mail address and password, or (b) your Facebook details.
In order to verify your identity or sign into the App, your Facebook details, or entering a username and password is required. We may collect your email-address from your Facebook profile if you grant the App permission during Facebook registration.
Once registered, the username you enter during registration will serve as your username across several of our Services, and may be displayed to other users in the stories you participate in. Your e-mail can be used to recover a forgotten password, and as a method for Gobitech to contact you. See the clause on “Communications between you and Gobitech” for more information.
General Use – We may collect and aggregate identifying information regarding your use of our Service, including, session times, your behaviour in and interaction with our Services, and data sent and received. In addition, we may also collect information about the device on which you are using these Services, including the type of device, the operating system you are running, certain settings on your device, unique device identifiers, and Gobi App crash data. We collect this information in order to provide the best possible user experience, and improve the Gobi App and our Services.
Personal Data – We collect data when you connect a Facebook account to your Gobi App account. This data includes a unique identifier for your Facebook account, which is required for authentication.
Location Data – When location sharing is enabled on your device, we collect your location data. This is collected so that we can personalize suggestions and behaviours in the Services, based on where users are located. Gobitech may also use the location data for marketing and analytical purposes. This information may be shared with external parties, such as commercial customers of Gobitech, for the marketing and analytical purpose.
Metadata – We collect timestamps for when certain events occur, including, but not limited to, when a story is created, when Content (as defined below) is posted, and when an account is created. This information is collected for analytical purposes.
Images and videos and similar – We collect the videos, drawings, interactive stickers, text, images or similar user generated content ("User Generated Content" or "Content") that you send through the Gobi App, or any other Service we provide. This is in order to make our Services function as it should, and this data is only kept for as long as required. For further information, please see the clause on "Data Deletion" below.
Compliance – We may give personal or account data in response to requests from law enforcement officials conducting investigations, subpoenas, a court order, or if we are otherwise required to lay open such information by law.
Marketing – We may share non-personal data with third parties such as advertising partners. This data does not personally identify you or any other user.
Statistical Information – We may gather and aggregate non-identifying information regarding your use of our Service, including, username, UID and data sent and received. In addition, we may also collect information about the device you’re using the App on, including what type of device it is, what operating system you’re using, device settings, unique device identifiers, and crash data. Your data may be transferred, stored, processed and used in the United States and other countries where Twitter, Google, Facebook and Crashlytics operate. The local data-protection and privacy laws in these countries may offer fewer protections than those in your country of residence or from any country where you use or access the services. We collect this information in order to improve Gobi and our services.
• We may use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. To process information about users of Gobitech, including gender, age and interests, in an aggregated, non-personally identifiable way. This is collected so that we can know our audience and users better. This information may be shared with external parties for the same purpose. Google Analytics is owned and operated by Google Inc.
• We may use Firebase Analytics. It may collect data about you, including by use of identifiers for mobile devices (including Android Advertising ID and Advertising Identifier for iOS), cookies and similar technologies. Firebase Analytics is owned and operated by Google Inc. There is an option for you to disable Firebase Analytics within the app - for more information regarding this please see our FAQ section. Firebase uses subprocessors as set out in this link for analysing this data - https://firebase.google.com/terms/subprocessors. For more information on how Google generally uses your data, read “How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps” at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
• We may use Answers. It may collect the name and app store identifier of such Answers Kit Application, the bundle identifier and build version of that application, unique mobile device identifiers (e.g. IDFA (iOS), Advertising ID (Android), and Android ID (Android)) and the associated interest based advertising opt out preference as applicable, full IP addresses, timestamps, device model name, device operating system name and version number, the language and country settings of the device (iOS), the number of CPU cores on the device (iOS), whether a device is jailbroken (iOS) or rooted (Android), custom application events defined by Developer and the associated attributes, application events predefined by Google (e.g. Install, Purchase, Add to Cart, Start Checkout, Content View, Search, Share, Rated Content, Sign Up, Log In, Invite, Level Start, and Level End) and the associated attributes, app lifecycle events (iOS), and app activity events (Android).
Answers is owned and operated by Google Inc. Google may collect and use said data to improve their products and services and for analytics purposes.
Third parties such as Google may disclose aggregated data. For information on how you can opt out of interest based advertising, please see our FAQ section.
• We may use the Facebook authentication. We use the Facebook to integrate Facebook with the Gobi App, and allow you to log in to our Services with your Facebook account. Facebook may collect data regarding your use of the App, along with other data that Facebook already collects through your account. Facebook is owned and operated by Facebook Inc. For more information about Facebook's general data policy, please click this link: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
General information regarding your Data
Data – All types of data that you upload may be removed by us without warning. Your data is not publicly available, unless you upload it to one of the groups you participate in. Once you upload it to one of the groups, all the members of the group will be able to see whatever data you upload. By sharing Content, you accept that this Content may be featured on external websites or applications as well.
Service Providers – The Services are run through servers and different operating systems, and cloud storage is provided by Amazon Web Services Inc. The cloud storage services are provided from and information is stored in the United States of America and Germany.
Compliance – Where required by law enforcement officials conducting investigations, subpoenas, court orders, or otherwise required by law, we may provide any of the Data listed above in response.
How we process your data
Data processor and data controller
With regards to your Data, Gobitech is the data controller. Gobitech may at any time have agreements with data processors in other parts of the world, including USA, Asia or Europe, who will process your data in accordance with applicable data privacy law.
By downloading and using the Gobi App you consent that your data may be transferred, stored, processed and used in the United States of America and other countries where Google and Facebook or any third party service providers acting on their behalf, are operating. You also confirm that you are aware that the privacy and data protection laws in some of these countries may vary from the laws in the country where you live.
Storage and use of your Data
Securing your Data
Our database is protected from unauthorized access using passwords and IP-address whitelisting.
Images and videos and related data is stored without encryption.
Gobitech and Amazon perform backups of the database.
Communications between you and Gobitech
Push Notifications – The Gobi App uses push notifications to allow you to stay updated on the groups that you follow. Push notifications can be deactivated on most devices through the preferences or settings on the device. You can also choose within the App if you want to receive notifications or not.
Images and videos will be removed from our servers once expired, except for situations where we are legally required to keep it. We do not control what users do with the data received, and you confirm that you are aware it is possible to take screenshots or use other image-capturing technologies to reproduce and store content externally, and without consent. Gobitech therefore advise that you do not send Content that you do not want someone to save. We are not responsible for the User Generated Content uploaded to our Services or the actions of our users. If you, however, see Content that violates any of our terms, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will use reasonable efforts to remove that information from our records.
If you want to delete your account you can contact us at email@example.com. We will then delete your account data, including, username, email, password, Facebook data, device notification tokens, device information. Images and videos you have posted will become unavailable for viewing in the stories they were posted.
Stories you created may not be deleted, and ownership of your stories may be transferred to another user, or the stories may remain without an owner.
Note that your account data may still be present in database backups, until those backups are deleted. If it is of extreme importance to you, backups can be purged of your data. Specify this when requesting to delete your account, as it takes considerable effort from Gobitech to do so.
With regards to other Data, we will only retain these on our or our third party servers for as long as they are required to fulfil the purposes set out above.
Correcting and Receiving information about your Data
If you see that any information about you in the App is incorrect or missing, please use the App itself to change this information, or if this is not possible, or you are unable to do so, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject to any laws requiring confidentiality, you have a right to receive general information about how Gobitech uses your personal data. If you wish to receive such information, please contact us at email@example.com.
We do not knowingly collect or store personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 years. Anyone that provides personally identifiable information through the Website or Gobi App affirms that they are over 13 years of age. If you become aware of users under the age of 13 we advise that you contact us, and we will use reasonable efforts to remove that information from our records.
Notices and Updates
Choice of Law and Jurisdiction