If you choose to use our App, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The personal information that we collect is used for providing and improving the App and overall user experience. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this policy.
The App helps users find local breweries, bars/pubs, home brew shops, and retailers of craft beer as well as local events and deals. We hope you enjoy it! If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com .
1. They Types of Information we Collect
Information collected through the use of the App
In Short: While using our App, we may require you to provide us with certain personal information, including but not limited to Zip Code and/or device Geo-Location services. Additionally, we may collect information on feature use and App settings. This information is collected to provide a better user experience as well as location-based services.
More specifically, the information we collect through the use of the App is:
Geo-Location information: We may request access or permission to track location-based information from your mobile device while you are using the App, this enable the use of location-based services such as the map function. If you want to change App access or permissions, you may do so in your device’s settings, however certain App features may not work as expected. We will not share your current location with other users or partners. Additionally, we request users input at least one (1) zip-code to provide more relevant location-based information, such as local events; the zip-code can be changed in the App settings menu.
Features & other App setting information: We may collect information regarding App specific settings or features such as filters, saves, clicks, favorites or other user actions.
Push notification information: We may offer and request to send you push notifications regarding the App. If you wish to opt-out from receiving these types of communications, you may turn them off in your device’s settings.
Information Automatically Collected
In Short: The App does not request or store personally identifiable information such as name, age, home address, e-mail, username or password. Device characteristics, installation and analytical information may be collected for security, data management, performance monitoring, analytics and reporting purposes; much of this is collected using third-party services.
Automatic Registration: Upon downloading and installation the App automatically registers with our system to obtain a unique identifier. This identifier is used for security, data management, analytics and reporting purposes.
Third Party Services: The App does use third-party services that may collect personal information automatically. The third-party services implemented in the App may change from time to time. They include, but are not limited to, Google Play Services, Google Analytics SDK, Google Analytics for Firebase, Google APIs (such as Google Maps), and iOS App Analytics. Some of these third-party services implement identifiers for mobile devices, such as the Android Advertising ID, Advertising Identifier for iOS, or similar persistent identifiers.
Automatic Information Collected: When using the App, we may collect certain information automatically. This information does not reveal your specific identity but may include device and usage information, such as the type of mobile device, your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, mobile operating system, information about the way you use the App, referring URLs, device name, country, information along with how and when you use our App and other technical information. This information is used for security, data management, performance monitoring, analytics, crash analytics and reporting purposes.
2. How we use the Information we Collect
In Short: We process your information to 1) provide you with relevant location-based information, 2) to for broader security, data management, performance monitoring, analytics, crash analytics and reporting purposes, and 3) track aggregated location & advertising metrics.
More specifically we use the information we collect to:
Deliver targeted advertising to you: We use your information, such as zip-code, to filter and display content and advertising (e.x. Brewery event Ads and retail craft beer deal Ads). This make the information in the App more relevant and useful.
Monitor and manage App performance: In aggregate we collect and review broad security, data management, performance, campaign analytics, general analytics, crash analytics and related information. This enables us to monitor app installs/uninstalls, crashes, device characteristics and other reported information in aggregate. Ultimately, it helps us monitor general use and quality of the App so we can update and improve it overtime.
Location & advertising metrics: In aggregate we collect and review broad location-based metrics, such as the number of users who select a specific zip-code. Additionally, we collect and review advertising metrics such as how many views or clicks an Ad gets (e.x. Brewery event Ads or retail craft beer deal Ads). This information helps us understand the App and Ad performance in a specific geographic area.
3. What Information do we Share
In Short: We only share location & advertising metrics to businesses using our separate advertising service. Additionally, we may use general statistics for general marketing purposes.
Through our web-based advertising portal used by commercial businesses (e.x. breweries, pub, grocery/retail store) to create location-based Ads which are displayed in the App, we share aggregate location and advertising metrics. This helps business customers better understand App and Ad performance in a specific geographic area. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, how many App users select a specific zip-code or how many users viewed or clicked on a specific Ad. All information is aggregated and no individual personal information is shared.
We may use broad aggregated metrics, such as the number of downloads, or percentage split between device OS type (i.e. Android vs. iOS) for general marketing or information purposes. All information is aggregated and no individual personal information is shared.
4. Collection opt-out Rights and Data Retention Timeline
You can stop all collection of information by the App easily by uninstalling the App. You may use the standard uninstall processes as is available as part of your mobile device operating system. We will retain collected data for as long as you use the App and for a reasonable time thereafter.
5. Data Collection from Minors
We do not use the App to knowingly solicit data from or market to children or minors under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has downloaded the App, we request uninstalling the App immediately.
We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of any data we collect. 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 App. Although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.
7. Changes to This Policy
Terms and Conditions
By downloading or using the App, these terms will automatically apply to you – you should make sure therefore that you read them carefully before using the App. You are not allowed to copy, or modify, any part of the App, or our trademarks in any way. You are not allowed to attempt to extract the source code of the App, translate the App into other languages, or make derivative versions. The App itself, and all the trade marks, copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights related to it belong to Growing Bitter LLC.
Growing Bitter LLC is committed to ensuring that the App is as useful, compliant and efficient. We reserve the right to make changes to the App or to charge for its services, at any time and for any reason. We will never charge you for the App or its services without making it very clear to you exactly what you’re paying for and without prior notification and approval.
The Growing Bitter App stores and processes personal information that you have provided to us.
With respect to Growing Bitter LLC’s responsibility for your use of the app, when you’re using the app, it’s important to know that while we endeavor to ensure that it is updated and correct at all times, we do rely on third-party services (e.x. Google Maps) to provide information to us so that we can make it available to you. Growing Bitter LLC accepts no liability for any loss, direct or indirect, you experience as a result of relying on the functionality of the app, data displayed in the App, or third-party services.
At some point we may update the app. The app is currently available on Android & iOS – the requirements for both systems (and for any additional systems we decide to make it available to) may change, and you may need to download the updates if you want to keep using the app. Growing Bitter LLC does not promise that it will always update the app so that it is relevant to you and/or works with the Android & iOS version that you have installed on your device. We may also wish to stop providing the app, and may terminate use of it at any time without giving notice of termination.
Changes to This Terms and Conditions
We may update our Terms and Conditions from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.
If you have any questions or suggestions about our Terms and Conditions, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .