Privacy Policy

Effective Date: June 16, 2023

This Privacy Policy describes how LocaCion ("we," "our," or "us") collects, uses, and shares information when you use our location-based chat application ("LocaCion" or the "App"). Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our practices regarding your information and how we will treat it.

1. Information We Collect:

1.1 Information You Provide: When you use LocaCion, we may collect and store the following information you provide directly to us:

- Your username and profile information.

- Messages and content you send through LocaCion.

- Your location information when you enable location services within the App.

1.2 Location Information: LocaCion is a location-based chat application that requires access to your location. We collect and store your precise location information when you enable location services on your device and use LocaCion. We only retain your location information for a maximum of 20 minutes.

1.3 Technical Information: We may collect technical information about your device and usage of LocaCion, including:

- Log information (e.g., IP address, access dates and times, and App features accessed or used).

2. Use of Information:

2.1 Provision of Services: We use the information we collect to provide, maintain, and improve LocaCion, including:

- Enabling location-based chat functionality.

- Delivering and personalizing content and features.

- Responding to your inquiries and providing support.

- Understanding and analyzing usage patterns and preferences.

2.2 Security and Encryption: All message texts sent through LocaCion are end-to-end encrypted to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of your communications. Your private key is only on your device and retrieved with your user id. If you should change your device, reinstall the application, or create a new account, you will not be able to read your previous messages. We implement appropriate security measures to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

3. Sharing of Information:

3.1 Service Providers: We may engage third-party service providers to perform functions and provide services to us, such as hosting and maintenance services, and customer support. These service providers may have access to your information for the sole purpose of performing their services but are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. The primary third party is Supabase.

3.2 Compliance with Laws and Legal Requests: We may disclose your information to comply with applicable laws, regulations, legal processes, or governmental requests. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you before disclosing your information, unless prohibited by law or court order.

4. Your Choices:

4.1 Location Information: You have the option to enable or disable location services through your device settings. However, disabling location services may impact the functionality and features available in LocaCion.

4.2 Push Notifications: You can manage your preferences for receiving push notifications from LocaCion through your device settings.

5. Children's Privacy LocaCion is not intended for use by individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children.

6. Changes to this Privacy Policy: We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the updated Privacy Policy on the LocaCion website or through other reasonable means. Your continued use of LocaCion after the effective date of the updated Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of the changes.

7. Contact Us: If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at using the feedback form found in our website /feedback.

By using LocaCion, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and agree to the collection, use, and sharing of your information as described herein.

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