Privacy Policy


At Mapsy, accessible from https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mapsy-friends-and-followers/id1537260718 and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chitchat.mapsy, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by Mapsy and how we use it.


If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us. 


You choose to give us certain information when using our services. This includes:

In addition to the information you provide us directly, we receive information about you from others, including:

Other Users- Other users may provide information about you as they use our services. For instance, we may collect information about you from other users if they contact us about you.

Social Media- You may be able to use your social media login (such as Instagram Login) to create and log into your Mapsy account. This saves you from having to remember yet another user name and password and allows you to share some information from your social media account with us.

When you use our services, we collect information about which features you’ve used, how you’ve used them and the devices you use to access our services. See below for more details:

Usage Information- We collect information about your activity on our services, for instance how you use them (e.g., date and time you logged in, features you’ve been using, searches, clicks and pages which have been shown to you, referring webpage address, advertising that you click on) and how you interact with other users (e.g., users you connect and interact with, time and date of your exchanges, number of messages you send and receive).

-Device information We collect information from and about the device(s) you use to access our services, including:

-Other information with your consent If you give us permission, we can collect your precise geolocation (latitude and longitude) through various means, depending on the service and device you’re using, including GPS, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connections. The collection of your geolocation may occur in the background even when you aren’t using the services if the permission you gave us expressly permits such collection. If you decline permission for us to collect your geolocation, we will not collect it. Similarly, if you consent, we may collect your photos and videos (for instance, if you want to publish a photo, video or streaming on the services).

The main reason we use your information is to deliver and improve our services. Additionally, we use your info to help keep you safe and to provide you with advertising that may be of interest to you. Read on for a more detailed explanation of the various reasons we use your information, together with practical examples.

To administer your account and provide our services to you

To help you connect with other users

To ensure a consistent experience across your devices

To improve our services and develop new ones

To prevent, detect and fight fraud or other illegal or unauthorized activities

To ensure legal compliance

To process your information as described above, we rely on the following legal bases:

How We Share Information

Since our goal is to help you make meaningful connections, the main sharing of users’ information is, of course, with other users. We also share some users’ information with service providers and partners who assist us in operating the services, with other Match Group companies and, in some cases, legal authorities. Read on for more details about how your information is shared with others.

Your Rights

Residents of California

If you are a California resident, you can request a notice disclosing the categories of personal information about you that we have shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. 

How Long We Retain Your Information

We keep your personal information only as long as we need it for legitimate business purposes (as laid out in Section 5) and as permitted by applicable law. To protect the safety and security of our users on and off our services, we implement a safety retention window of three months following account deletion. During this period, account information will be retained although the account will of course not be visible on the services anymore.

In practice, we delete or anonymize your information upon deletion of your account (following the safety retention window) or after two years of continuous inactivity, unless:

  1. we must keep it to comply with applicable law 
  2. we must keep it to evidence our compliance with applicable law 
  3. there is an outstanding issue, claim or dispute requiring us to keep the relevant information until it is resolved; or
  4. the information must be kept for our legitimate business interests, such as fraud prevention and enhancing users' safety and security. For example, information may need to be kept to prevent a user who was banned for unsafe behavior or security incidents from opening a new account.

Keep in mind that even though our systems are designed to carry out data deletion processes according to the above guidelines, we cannot promise that all data will be deleted within a specific timeframe due to technical constraints.

By agreeing to Mapsy’s Terms and Services, you are consenting to let other users view your profile and its contents. You are allowing other users to see where you have checked in, when you have checked in, your profile and its social medias, and any other data you have imputed into the app. You are agreeing that Mapsy and ChitChat Inc. is not responsible for actions that take place in real life or in your various social medias, even if initiated within the app. You are consenting to the risks that come with making your location known and social medias accessible. Mapsy and ChitChat Inc. does not take any responsibility for illegal activity that happens outside of the application. You are agreeing to use the app at your own risk, and you are recognizing that Mapsy and ChitChat Inc. will not be held legally accountable for the results of your interactions with other users. With that being said, Mapsy will not allow anyone on the app that takes part in illegal activity on the application itself. By using Mapsy, you are agreeing for other Mapsy users to access any of the content that you make public on your profile.

Children's Privacy

Our services are restricted to users who are 13 years of age or older. We do not permit users under the age of 13 on our platform and we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If you suspect that a user is under the age of 13, please use the reporting mechanism available through the service.

 

 



Mapsy follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.


Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on Mapsy, which are sent directly to users' browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.


Note that Mapsy has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.


Mapsy's Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options. 


Children's Information


Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.


Mapsy does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our application, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.


This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Mapsy. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


By using our application, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its Terms and Conditions.