YouMap Privacy Policy

Last modified: August 21, 2018


YouMap, Inc. ("Company" or "We") respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes:

  • The types of information we may collect or that you may provide when you purchase, download, install, register with, access or use the YouMap App (the "App").
  • Our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.
  • This policy applies only to information we collect in this App and in e-mail, text and other electronic communications sent through or in connection with this App.

    This policy DOES NOT apply to information that:

  • We collect offline or on any other Company apps or websites, including websites you may access through this App.
  • You provide to or is collected by any third party.
  • Our websites and apps and these third parties may have their own privacy policies, which we encourage you to read before providing information on or through them.

    Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, do not download, register with or use this App. By downloading, registering with or using this App, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this App after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

    Children under the Age of 13

    The App is not intended for children under 13 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at

    Information We Collect and How We Collect It

    We collect information from and about users of the App:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us
  • Automatically when you use the App
  • Information You Provide to Us

    When you download, register with or use this App, we may ask you provide information:

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, or ANY OTHER INFORMATION THE APP COLLECTS THAT IS DEFINED AS PERSONAL OR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION UNDER AN APPLICABLE LAW and any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline ("personal information").
  • That is about you but individually does not identify you, such as gender, birthdate, or interests.
  • This information includes:
  • Your email address, required as part of the App signup process, to identify you and send you transactional notifications, such as password reset emails
  • Your current location, optionally by using a standard iOS permissions prompt, in order for the App to automatically update your position on maps you may view, and to automatically default the location of posts and comments you may create within the App
  • Your name, optionally in the App profile settings, to allow you to provide more information about yourself to other users of the App
  • A photo of your choice to use as a profile avatar, optionally in the App profile settings, which other App users will be able to see
  • Content you submit, including posts and comments and including saved drafts, maps that you create within the App including map name and description, and your reports and other communications with moderators and with us. Your content may include text, links, images, gifs, and videos
  • Follow/Unfollow connections you make with other App users and with maps within the App
  • Upvote/Downvotes you make on posts, comments, users, and maps within the App
  • Information that you provide by filling in forms in the App. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the App, subscribing to our service, posting material and requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a contest or promotion sponsored by us, and when you report a problem with the App.
  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers), if you contact us.
  • Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.
  • If you use Facebook or Twitter to sign up for our services, we will collect information provided to us by these social media websites limited to email address, name, and profile photos for use in constructing your user profile automatically.
  • Information that third parties (such as venue proprietors) provide to us when you use our services, including information about the purchases you make.
  • If you use our services for purchases or financial transactions, we collect information about the purchase or transaction. This includes your payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information, and other account and authentication information, as well as billing, shipping and contact details.
  • Information from and about the devices you use to access our services, including attributes such as the operating system, hardware version, device settings, file and software names, types, battery and signal strength, device identifiers, device locations, specific geographic locations (such as GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi signals), connection information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, browser type, language, time zone, mobile phone number and IP address.
  • Details of transactions you carry out through the App and of the fulfillment of your orders. You may be required to provide financial information before placing an order through the App.
  • You may provide information to be published or displayed ("Posted") on public areas of websites you access through the App (collectively, "User Contributions"). Your User Contributions are Posted and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although you may set certain privacy settings for such information by logging into your account profile, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of third parties with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

    Automatic Information Collection And Tracking

    When you download, access and use the App, it may use technology to automatically collect:

  • Usage Details, to help us monitor traffic and improve our App. When you access and use the App, we may automatically collect certain details of your access to and use of the App, including login and access times, traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on or through the App.
  • Device Information, to help us secure and improve the App. We may collect information about your mobile device and Internet connection, including the device's unique device identifier, IP address, operating system, browser type, mobile network information and the device's telephone number.
  • Stored Information and Files, in order to aid the user in publishing content and performing other actions within the App, and to help us improve the App. The App may access metadata and other information associated with other files stored on your device. This may include, for example, photographs, audio and video clips, personal contacts and address book information.
  • Location Information, in order to aid the user in publishing content and performing other actions within the App, and to help us improve the App. This App optionally collects real-time information about the location of your device. Providing real-time location posting is one of the primary goals of this App, and users assume responsibility of utilizing the App’s geo-tagging features.
  • Information from 3rd Party Integrations, in order to authenticate you with connected 3rd party platforms. We collect access tokens from any platforms that you connect the App with, including facebook and Twitter, to facilitate sharing of content that you initiate.
  • The automatically collected information that is gathered, is used only to help the Company better improve its systems in order to provide a better experience to its customers. If you do not want us to collect this information do not download the App, or delete it from your device.

    Information Collection And Tracking Technologies

    The technologies we use for automatic information collection may include:

  • Cookies (or mobile cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on your smartphone. It may be possible to refuse to accept mobile cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your smartphone. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our App.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of the App mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages and for other related app statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain app content and verifying system and server integrity).
  • Third-party Information Collection

    When you use the App or its content, certain third parties may use automatic information collection technologies to collect information about you or your device. These third parties may include:

  • Advertisers, ad networks and ad servers
  • Analytics companies
  • Your mobile device manufacturer
  • Your mobile service provider
  • We do not share Personal Information with third parties; however third parties may use tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use this app. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites, apps and other online services websites. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

    We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies or how they may be used. We encourage you to review the privacy policies or statements of these third party advertising companies to learn more about their collection procedures. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by third party advertisers, please visit and

    We may provide the text you submit in searches within the App, along with location information, to the MapBox API, in order to provide location based search results. If you would like more information about Mapbox’s privacy and security policies, please visit and

    How We Use Your Information

    We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information, to:

  • Provide you with the App and its contents, and any other information, products or services that you request from us.
  • Fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
  • Give you notices about your account/subscription, including expiration and renewal notices.
  • Carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
  • Notify you when App updates are available, and of changes to any products or services we offer or provide though it.
  • When we have location information, we use it to tailor our Services for you and others, such as helping you answer questions you may pose in a post or when clustering posts during an event (i.e. a political rally, a concert, retail sale, etc).
  • We conduct research and development, test the features and functionalities we are developing, and analyze the information we have to evaluate and improve our services.
  • We use your information to build a user database.
  • We use your information to communicate with you about our services (including by sending you marketing material) and let you know about our policies and terms.
  • We use your information to respond to you when you contact us.
  • We use the information to improve our marketing and advertising systems.
  • We use the information we have to help verify accounts and activity, and to promote safety and security, such as by investigating suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies.
  • We use cookies and similar technologies to provide and support our services.
  • The usage information we collect helps us to improve our App and to deliver a better and more personalized experience by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns
  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our App according to your individual interests
  • Speed up your searches
  • Recognize you when you use the App
  • We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third parties' goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please provide us notice at

    We may use the information we collect to display advertisements to our advertisers' target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.

    Disclosure of Your Information

    We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual or device, without restriction.

  • In addition, we may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide:
  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • To contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business.
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about our App users is among the assets transferred.
  • To third parties to market their products or services to you if you have not opted out of these disclosures. We contractually require these third parties to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • With your consent.
  • To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • To enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company, our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
  • Your Choices about Our Collection, Use and Disclosure of Your Information We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. This section describes mechanisms we provide for you to control certain uses and disclosures of over your information.

  • Tracking Technologies. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies or block the use of other tracking technologies, some parts of the App may then be inaccessible or not function properly.
  • Location Information. You can choose whether or not to allow the App to collect and use real-time information about your device's location through the device's privacy settings. If you block the use of location information, some parts of the App may then be inaccessible or not function properly.
  • Promotion by the Company. If you do not want us to use your e-mail address and other contact information to promote our own or third parties' products or services, you can opt-out by providing us notice at
  • Targeted Advertising by the Company. If you do not want us to use information that we collect or that you provide to us to deliver advertisements according to our advertisers' target-audience preferences, you can opt-out by you can opt-out by providing us notice at
  • Disclosure of Your Information for Third-Party Advertising and Marketing. If you do not want us to share your personal information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties for advertising and marketing purposes, you can opt-out by providing us notice at
  • We do not control third parties' collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI") on the NAI's website.

    Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Information

    You can review and change your personal information by logging into the App and visiting your account profile page.

    You may also send us an e-mail at to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

    If you delete your User Contributions from the App, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other App users. Proper access and use of information provided on the App, including User Contributions, is governed by our terms of use which can be accessed by emailing

    Controlling Mobile Notifications

    With your consent, we may send promotional and non-promotional push notifications or alerts to your mobile device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your mobile device.

    Your California Privacy Rights

    California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of our App that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to

    Data Retention Policy

    All information that you submitted to the App and all information that is automatically collected by the App will be retained indefinitely, unless a request is submitted to delete this data.

    Posts created by users can be deleted by using controls within the app, however we will still indefinitely retain the post data including any text, media, and upvote/downvote information associated with the post.

    Maps and Comments submitted by users cannot be deleted by using any controls within the App.

    The App currently does not provide any controls for a user to delete their Profile.

    For requests to delete any information retained by the App that is associated with your User profile(s), including Profile information, Posts, Comments, Upvotes, Downvotes you have created, along with any media that may have been included, any Follow/Unfollow connections you have made with Maps and other Users within the App, or any automatically collected information, or to review the services you have linked to your account and revoke access to individual services, please reach out to

    Note: We do not provide a way to delete Maps that have been created within the App, but can disassociate your identity from any Map you may have created or contributed to.

    We may also retain certain information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes after requests to delete your account.

    Data Security

    We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls. Any payment transactions or personally identifiable information will be encrypted using SSL technology.

    The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our App, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

    Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet and mobile platforms is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted through our App. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures we provide.

    Changes to Our Privacy Policy

    We may update our privacy policy from time to time. If we make material changes to how we treat our users' personal information, we will post the new privacy policy on this page with a notice that the privacy policy has been updated.

    The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable e-mail address for you and for periodically visiting this privacy policy to check for any changes.

    Notice To Users In The European Union

    If you’re a user in the European Union, you should know that we are the controller of your personal information. Here is some additional information we would like to bring to your attention:

    Bases for using your information: Your country only allows us to use your personal information when certain conditions apply. These conditions are called “legal bases” and we typically rely on one of four:

  • Contract: ‌We might use your information because you’ve entered into an agreement with us.
  • Legitimate interest: ‌We might use your information because we have—or a third party has—a legitimate interest in doing so. For example, we need to use your information to provide and improve our services, including protecting your account, delivering your news, providing customer support, and helping you find content we think you’ll like. An important point to understand about legitimate interest is that our interests don’t outweigh your right to privacy, so we only rely on legitimate interest when we think the way we are using your data doesn’t significantly impact your privacy or would be expected by you, or there is a compelling reason to do so.
  • Consent: In some cases we’ll ask for consent to use your information for specific purposes. If we do, we’ll make sure you can revoke your consent in our services or through your device permissions. Even if we’re not relying on consent to use your information, we may ask you for permission to access data like contacts and location.
  • Legal obligation: ‌We may be required to use your personal information to comply with the law
  • Your Rights In Regards to Your Personal Information

  • You have the right to object to our use of your information. If you don’t agree with us processing certain types of your personal information, you can contact us to make such request.
  • You have the right to in some circumstances, including if the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a certain period of time, to request a restriction on processing means in which we will be entitled to continue to store that data, but cannot process it any further.
  • You have a right, in some circumstances, to receive your personal data that you provide to us in a structure commonly used and in a machine-readable format.
  • We may collect your personal information from, transfer it to, and store and process it in the United States and other countries outside of where you live. Whenever we share information of EU users outside the EU we make sure an adequate transfer mechanism is in place, including data processing agreements based on the EU/EEA Standard Contractual Clauses.

    When we receive formal written complaints, we respond by contacting the person who made the complaint. We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of your data that we cannot resolve with you directly.

    By using our Services, you consent to us transferring information about you to these countries.

    Contact Information

    To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at via email at: