We don’t collect information unless we think it will make a better product for you.
Afield Trails apps are not social apps, so we do not ask for or collect information like names or addresses. We do track common things to help us understand what’s going on with the apps. As a location app, Afield tracks your location, but we only what we need to make the app better. We do not resell your data and do not let third parties use it.
We take precautions to communicate and store all data securely; however, you should remember that no system is 100% safe.
What we record automatically
When you use our mobile apps, Afield Trails will automatically collect information about how you use the app and information about the device. This includes the device type and capabilities, a unique identifier for your device, content accessed, timing information, crash reports, and an approximate location within the park for each event. Search queries that are entered into the app are logged.
This data helps us understand how the apps are being used and how to continue to improve. We also use this to discover problems users are facing and otherwise maintain the apps. The data is shared with third parties only for help analyzing and visualizing the data on our behalf.
Our webpage uses Google Analytics to analyze visitors’ activity on the webpage. See the Google Analytics section below.
The location permission is used to the app can be aware of your location using GPS and other sensors. Location information is extremely important to the app because we try to give you content that is most relevant for where you are! In particular, we use location for:
- Determining your location, direction, and speed along trails in the trail system covered by the app.
- Determining if you are nearby or within the area covered by the app.
The app does not communicate your location to any internet service. Whether you are nearby, in, or far from the area covered by the app is included with app usage information.
Your location is monitored in the background so that you do not need to manually start recording your location, and we can provide functionality by knowing the route you have traveled within the region covered by the app. We ask for the RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED permission to make sure the background monitoring continues working after rebooting the device.
The INTERNET and ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE permissions are used for reporting the information described in ‘What we record automatically’ and for periodically updating content and functionality of the app.
Last update: May 21, 2018 Updates for iOS, adding search terms as logged data, and third party section.