PRIVACY POLICY AND USER GENERATED CONTENT POLICY

This policy governs your use of the software application Bull Horns Panic Button Application for mobile devices that was created by App Developer Studio. The Application allows you to instantly alert your community, security company or the police to come and help you at your exact location. You can also add and receive local crime and suspicious activity reports.  

What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?

User Provided Information 

The Application obtains the information you provide when you download and register the Application. Registration with us is optional. However, please keep in mind that you may not be able to use some of the features offered by the Application unless you register with us.

When you register with us and use the Application, you generally provide (a) your name, email address, phone number, home country, photo, emergency phone numbers, your home location and other registration information; (b) location-based information, for example when you activate the panic button or the follow me button, and; (c) information you provide us with regards to crimes or suspicious activities.

This information is required to provide the features and services offered by the Application. For example to provide your location to your emergency contacts or use your photo to identify you in an emergency. Your home location is required to target Application notifications for crime or suspicious activity alerts to only those that occur near to you and you can opt not to receive these.

Your information can be updated and edited at any time through the Settings / Your Profile section of the Application.

We may also use the information you provided us to contact you from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and marketing promotions.

Automatically Collected Information 

 In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, and information about the way you use the Application. 

Does the Application collect precise real time location information of the device?

This Application does collect precise information about the location of your mobile device when it is open, but this is only shared with us when you activate the panic button or the follow me button. This is required to allow emergency services and contacts to get help to you.

Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?

We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement.

We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:

What are my opt-out rights?

You can stop use of your information for marketing purposes by the Application easily by opting out of marketing communications, such as emails. You should only ever have to opt out once to stop receiving all communications. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network. You can also request to opt-out via email, at info@appdeveloperstudio.co.za.

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

We will retain User Provided data for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter. We will retain Automatically Collected information for up to 24 months and thereafter may store it in aggregate. If youŐd like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at info@appdeveloperstudio.co.za and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly.

Children

We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at info@appdeveloperstudio.co.za. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.

Security

We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, 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 Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

User Generated Content Guidelines and Restrictions

Your permission to use the Application is conditioned upon the following Use Restrictions and Conduct Restrictions: You agree that you will not under any circumstances:

Posting and Conduct Restrictions

When you create your own personalized account, you may be able to provide (ŇUser ContentÓ).  You are solely responsible for the User Content that you post, upload, link to or otherwise make available via the Application.  You agree that we are only acting as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of your User Content.  We reserve the right to remove any User Content from the Service at our discretion.

The following rules pertain to User Content. By transmitting and submitting any User Content while using the Service, you agree as follows:

You understand and agree that any liability, loss or damage that occurs as a result of the use of any User Content that you make available or access through your use of the Application is solely your responsibility.  The Company is not responsible for any public display or misuse of your User Content.  The Company does not, and cannot, pre-screen or monitor all User Content.  However, at our discretion, we, or technology we employ, may monitor and/or record your interactions with the Application.

Online Content Disclaimer

Opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content made available through the Application, but not directly by the ourselves, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied upon.  Such authors are solely responsible for such content.  We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information on the Application and neither do we adopt nor endorse, nor are we responsible for, the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made by parties other than ourselves.  We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any User Content that you or any other user or third party posts or sends over the Application. Under no circumstances will we be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from anyoneŐs reliance on information or other content posted on the Application, or transmitted to users.

Though we strive to enforce these Terms of Use, you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate or objectionable.  We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor the materials posted in the public areas of the service or to limit or deny a userŐs access to the Application or take other appropriate action if a user violates these Terms of Use or engages in any activity that violates the rights of any person or entity or which we deem unlawful, offensive, abusive, harmful or malicious.  We have the right to remove any such material that in our sole opinion violates, or is alleged to violate, the law or this agreement or which might be offensive, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of users or others.  Unauthorized use may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution under Federal, State and local law.  If you become aware of misuse of our Service, please contact us at info@appdeveloperstudio.co.za.

Changes

This Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Policy by posting the new Policy here. You are advised to consult this Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes. You can check the history of this policy by clicking here.

Your Consent

By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Policy now and as amended by us. "Processing,Ó means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in The Repulic of South Africa.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at info@appdeveloperstudio.co.za.