My Travel Tracker built the My Travel Tracker app as a Freemium app or optional Premium. This SERVICE is provided by My Travel Tracker at no cost and is intended for use as is.
This page is used to inform visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service.
Information Collection and Use
The app does use third party services that may collect information used to identify you.
In case you have selected a public profile on the app we might use your content to promote you on our Instagram and/or Facebook official page.
We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in a case of an error in the app we collect data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.
How do we process your personal data?
Creating an account
You can create an account to track your trips and follow others. When you register for an account we ask you to provide some basic information about yourself, such as:
You can also use your Facebook or Apple account to register. If you do so, we may gain access to public profile information such as your name, e-mail address and Apple or Facebook ID.
We process this data as it is necessary to deliver My Travel Tracker to you (legal basis: the performance of the agreement).
Using My Travel Tracker with an account
As a registered user, you can start using My Travel Tracker. It is up to you how you use it. You can automatically track your route and add photos and videos. Or you can manually enter the places you have been. You can share your trips with everyone, or just your friends or keep it entirely to yourself. And if you regret sharing certain information, you can delete it. Don’t want to track your travels? Feel free to use My Travel Tracker just to keep in touch with friends and family on the road. You are in control. We will explain this in detail below.
Depending on how you use My Travel Tracker, we process the following data:
Your personal info, such as your name, hometown, biography text and e-mail address
Your added content, such as trips, steps, reviews, photos, videos, venues, likes, comments, tips and more
Whom you follow and who follows you
Technical information to make My Travel Tracker work well, such as your IP-address, device type, browser type, screen size and preferred language
We process this data as it is necessary for the performance of the agreement.
You can delete all of your added content whenever you like. When you do, it will no longer be visible to others and be deleted from our servers. You can also delete your entire account. When you do, we will delete all of your data 90 days after, so please download your data beforehand.
With My Travel Tracker you can log your trips and the places that you visited. To make this possible we process your location data. For each individual trip you can choose if you want to enter locations manually or in the future track your route automatically.
Manual - if you prefer not to automatically track your route, you can manually add content and all the places you have been. You can add photos and videos and tip the places you liked best. You will still have a diary of your travels, however your route will not be tracked in full detail and you will miss some functionalities that require continuous location access. The legal basis is the performance of the agreement with you.
Automatic (under development) - for a better experience, you can have us track your route automatically. When you do, you will be able to see and share every step on the way. When we know your location we can also send you recommendations for places to see and things to do near you. People that you have granted access to your trip (see “Sharing your travels”) may be able to see your live location. We will only track your route with your consent.
You can also grant us access to your location for other purposes than tracking your route. With your (specific and separate) consent, we will collect your location when you open the app or occasionally in the background, to suggest adding a trip when it looks like you’re travelling. If you have given such consent, we only store your last known location and we never store your full location history (route).
If you don’t want to share your location anymore you can withdraw your consent, and deny us access through your device settings.
Sharing your travels
My Travel Tracker is a community. We allow you to not only keep track of your travels for yourself, but to share them with whomever you like.
You can change the sharing settings for a specific trip at any time. For every individual trip, you can choose with whom you want to share your experience:
Only me - This trip, including all details like your current location, is only visible for you
My followers - Only people that follow you and people that you’ve shared your secret link with, are able to see the details of your trip. People can only follow you after you have accepted them as followers. You can change this in your account settings, to allow anyone to follow you without accepting them.
Public - Inspire fellow travelers. Everyone can see your trip and details. Content shared with everyone can be used in our travel guides. Content is shared with everyone when you set the privacy level of a trip to public or when you choose to set an individual tip (such as a restaurant review) to public. For instance, a photo taken by you in Hyde Park can be used in our guide about London if you have set the privacy level of that trip to public. Your first name and bio photo will also be visible with the Hyde Park photo.
The legal basis is the performance of the agreement with you.
Think carefully about which data you share and who you share it with. By default your trip is only visible to your followers. Please be aware that when you set your trip to public, anyone may be able to see your live location. Share responsibly!
Improving, securing and optimizing My Travel Tracker
My Travel Tracker is constantly in development. We need certain data to optimize your experience and to improve the services. This concerns, for example, the following data:
How you interact with the app or website, such as search terms, pageviews and messages
Device information, such as hardware model, OS version, unique ID, browser type, language and WiFi information
Location data (on city level)
Information collected by cookies and similar technologies
The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest to improve the App, by analyzing how the App is used, what problems are encountered and what improvements are necessary. We will limit this processing as much as possible, for instance by pseudonymising the data.
If you follow us on social media or communicate with us or about us on social media, we may have access to a part of your public profile data. We may use some of your posted posts in My Travel Tracker on our socials if you have a public profile.
We do this in order to increase our social media activity, respond to queries, and analyze customer satisfaction. The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest to improve our services.
You can subscribe to our mailings. For this, we need your name and email address. The legal basis for this is your consent. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ button in each email. If you are no longer subscribed, we will remove your name and email address from our mailing list.
You may also receive mails which are necessary for the performance of the agreement with you, such as a confirmation of your account creation, password reset request or changes to our legal documentation.
You can contact our support department for any issues related to our services. When you do, we process your account details and the contents of your issue, in order to answer your request, on the basis of the performance of the contract with you.
We sometimes make use of contracting partners, such as IT providers. We may need to process some personal data of our contacts with such partners. We do this for the performance of the contract with these partners.
Protection of rights
Lastly, we may need to process your data to protect our rights or the rights of third parties and to enforce our Terms of Service or policies, for instance to protect our intellectual property rights when they are violated. We may also share your data as part of a business sale, merger, investment, change in control or transfer of My Travel Tracker. The legal basis for this are our legitimate business interests.
How do we share your personal data?
We have never sold your personal data to third parties for commercial purposes, and we have no intentions to do so in the future. We only share your personal data when necessary for offering our services, as described here.
We provide personal data to third parties who process personal data on our behalf. We enter into a processing agreement with our processors in which we legally bind our processors to process your personal data in accordance with the GDPR. We share data, for instance, with:
Hosting service providers to store our user data
Printing partners and delivery services, to print and deliver travel books
Companies which help us analyze usage of the App and Website
In addition, we may be required by law to provide your information to a third party
Other parties may also be involved in the performance of the agreement with you as an independent or joint controller. We will inform you about it when this is the case.
Your personal data will only be stored or processed outside the European Union (and the EEA) by us or by third parties if this is in accordance with the applicable regulations for the transfer of personal data to countries outside the European Union. This means that we will only transfer your personal data to countries outside the European Union if the European Commission has decided that the third country in question ensures an adequate level of protection, or if other appropriate safeguards are put in place, such as the use of unchanged standard data protection clauses that have been approved by the European Commission.
5. How do we secure your data?
My Travel Tracker takes the protection of personal data seriously and takes appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized alteration.
What rights do you have?
As we explained above, most information you can already change in your account. You can see, edit, or delete individual trips by going to the settings of that trip. You can also email us for a copy of all your data or delete your account through your account settings. Also, when you have given us consent for certain processing activities, you can withdraw this consent at any time.
You have the right to access, correction or erasure of your data. You can also ask us to restrict the processing or transfer your personal data and you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.
To exercise these rights, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also submit a complaint to the Personal Data Authority.
Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device's internal memory.
This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the app may use third party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information and improve their services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.
We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:
To facilitate our Service;
To provide the Service on our behalf;
To perform Service-related services; or
To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
We want to inform users of this Service that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
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These Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.
This policy is effective as of 2020-01-09