Privacy Policy

Updated: October 2019

Shovelmate LLC provides digital products and services including our website and apps (“Services”). This page is used to inform visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information for anyone deciding to use our Services.

If you choose to use our Services, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the Services. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

The processing of personal data shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Information Collection and Use
We store personal data if the subject provides this data voluntary (e.g. by using a contact or feedback form) and only as this is permitted to us on the basis of a consent given by the subject or in accordance with the applicable legal provisions. The information received will be retained by us and used as described in this privacy policy. Certain apps within our Services use third party services, specifically ad providers outlined below, that may collect information used to identify you.

Whenever you use our Services, in certain cases such as an error we may collect data and information (through third party services) as log data. This data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, OS version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Services, the current time and date, and other debugging statistics.

Cookies
Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device’s internal memory.

Our Services do not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the app may use third party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information to improve their services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse these cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.

Ad Providers
Some of our Services may utilize advertisements from the following providers: AdColony, AdMob, AppLovin, ironSource, and Vungle. These third party advertising networks may place or recognize a unique cookie or utilize similar technology for identifiable information on a general level. To learn about opt-out possibilities regarding analytics and targeted advertising, please visit their respective privacy policy:

AdColony: https://www.adcolony.com/privacy-policy
Opt-out (iOS devices): go to Settings > Privacy > Advertising > enable Limit Ad Tracking. Please note that if you use more than one device, you need to opt-out separately in each device.

AdMob: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites
Opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com

AppLovin: https://www.applovin.com/privacy
Opt-out: http://preferences-mgr.truste.com

ironSource: https://ironsource.mobi/privacypolicy.html
Opt-out (iOS devices): go to Settings > Privacy > Advertising > enable Limit Ad Tracking. Please note that if you use more than one device, you need to opt-out separately in each device.

Vungle: https://vungle.com/privacy
Opt-out: https://vungle.com/opt-out

Security
We have taken numerous measures to ensure the security of any Personal Information provided via our Services, in addition to limiting the types of data collected in the first place to be very minimal. However, no method of transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to have absolute security due to its inherent nature.

Legal Basis of Processing
If we obtain consent for the processing of a subject’s personal data, that consent is the legal basis for the processing operations as stated in Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the execution of a contract to which the subject is party, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. b GDPR. If the processing of a subject’s personal data is necessary for the fulfillment of our legal obligations (e.g. for the retention of data), the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR.

The processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the subject or those of another natural person. In those rare cases we are authorized to process the subject’s personal data based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR.

Finally, we may process personal data for the purposes of safeguarding our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of third parties based on Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of our company and shareholders.

Deletion of Personal Data
The period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. The data is deleted regularly after expiration of that period unless it is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of the contract. Personal data will be deleted as soon as the purpose for which it was collected and processed ceases to apply. Beyond that it will only be stored as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.

Rights of Subject
As a subject, you have the right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR) and right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).

Furthermore, the subject has the right to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time. The legality of processing the personal data before withdrawal remains unaffected.

The subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of his or her personal data based on Art. 6(1) lit. e GDPR (data processing in the public interest) or Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) on grounds relating to his or her particular situation. In this case, we can only process the subject’s personal data if we can prove compelling legitimate reasons that override the interests, rights and freedoms of the subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Each subject shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR), if he or she believes that the processing of his or her personal data violates legal requirements.

Our proper and current contact information can be found below if necessary to address any declarations or claims.

Links to Other Sites
Our Services may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. 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 Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able take necessary action.

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

Contact Us
If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at info@shovelmate.net.