Last updated: March 9, 2018

NoiseGate operates the NoiseGate iOS App and the https://noise-gate.herokuapp.com/ website ("Service"). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information when you use our Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

You privacy is of upmost important to NoiseGate, which is why we aspire the be as transparent as possible about out policies and practices related to data use. We will keep this information up to date and will point out all significant points also within the NoiseGate iOS App, to make our users as aware of this as possible

Personal Information

We might use your personal information for providing and improving the Service. By using the service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible at https://noise-gate.herokuapp.com/terms-of-service.html.

Noise Measurements in the NoiseGate iOS App

The NoiseGate iOS app requires access to your phone's microphone and location information to work properly. The app records 10 seconds of audio, using your device's microphone. Noise analysis is done locally on the device and no audio file is stored on NoiseGate servers at any time. Only analysis' results are transmitted to Noise Gate servers and they do not contain any personal information. However, for every noise recording the location is stored to make the data available on the NoiseGate map for other users to explore. By using NoiseGate you agree to provide location information to share noise measurements with other users. No personal information is saved in this process, the noise level is saved with an anonymised identifier only.

Use of Noise Measurement Data & Participation in Noise Pollution Research

The NoiseGate iOS app collects the results of noise measurement analysis in a central database to make them available to all users within the Explore section of the app. It allows all users to discover noise levels around the world on different levels of abstractions and utilises a custom heat map to illustrate noise distribution and noise measurement density. Also it allows users to see individual noise measurement on the map with additional details such as when the measurement was recorded and whether it was during the day or at night. More filters might be added at NoiseGate iOS app's discretion in the future. Additionally the noise measurement data might be used to create a better understanding of noise pollution around the globe. This might include sharing the noise measurement data with other 3rd parties for research purposed or in form of licensing the use of the data.

Information Collection And Use

While using our service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your postal address, other information ("Personal Information"), in case you need individual support from us. The regular usage of the app requires no personal information from you. All data collected is anonymised before sending it to NoiseGate servers.

Log Data

We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Website ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. While u are using the app, we might collect data such as iOS version and other performance data that does not contain any personal information.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from our web site and stored on your computer's hard drive. We use "cookies" to collect information only when you use our website. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service. The NoiseGate iOS app is not using cookies.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals 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. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links To Other Sites

Our service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 ("Children"). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we discover that a Children under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.