CRAYFIS Privacy Policy

This privacy policy governs your use of the software application CRAYFIS ("Application") for mobile devices that was created by the CRAYFIS Collaboration. The Application uses the mobile device as a node in a distributed cosmic ray telescope.

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 your name, email address, user name, password. We may also use the information you provided us to contact your from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and upgrade notices.

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, your device location and cosmic ray candidate information.

Camera Usage

The Application uses your device camera to search for cosmic rays. To ensure the privacy of the user, camera frames which are not overwhelmingly dark are not saved by the device and are never uploaded to our servers. In addition, in each camera frame, only the relevant pixels are stored, so that complete images are never recorded nor uploaded.

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

When you visit the mobile application, we may use GPS technology (or other similar technology) to determine your current location. Location information is critical for use of your phone as an element of the cosmic ray telescope. We will not share your precise location with other users or partners.

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

No. 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 all collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. 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.

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 you would like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at crayfisapp@gmail.com 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 crayfisapp@gmail.com. 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.

Changes

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here and informing you via email or text message. You are advised to consult this Privacy 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 Privacy Policy now and as amended by us.

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 crayfisapp@gmail.com