Francesco Finazzi built the Earthquake Network app as an Ad Supported app and the Earthquake Network Pro app as a Commercial app. This SERVICE is provided by Francesco Finazzi at no cost and is intended for use as is.
This page is used to inform visitors regarding my policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use my Service.
Information Collection and Use
Both the Earthquake Network app and the Earthquake Network Pro app send data to the same server.
For the real time detection of earthquakes, the apps periodically send the smartphone coordinates to the app server. This happens every around half a hour and when the smartphone detects an acceleration possibly related to an earthquake.
When you use the app to report an earthquake you felt, the smartphone coordinates are sent to the server.
Location data collected by the apps may be used for scientific publications and research activities also not directly related to earthquakes. Location data are not transferred to third parties.
You may choose to alert a list of trusted contacts by e-mail when an earthquake is detected in real time. The e-mail will include the smartphone coordinates at the moment of the earthquake for search and rescue operations. Your e-mail address and the e-mail addresses of your trusted contacts are saved on the app and never sent to the app server. The e-mail will be sent through your GMail account and the text of the e-mail is never sent to the app server.
You may choose to take part to the chatrooms of the app by creating a personal profile. The profile is linked to either your Google account or your Facebook account. Data about your Google or Facebook account are never collected and sent to the app server. The personal profile is public and all the information are visible to the other users. Chat messages sent on the public chatrooms are sent to the app server and stored for a maximum of 48 hours. Private maessages to other users are delivered to the recipient without being saved on the app server.
The apps do use third party services that may collect information used to identify you.
I want to inform you that whenever you use my Service, in a case of an error in the apps I collect data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing my Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.
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.
This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the apps may use third party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information and 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 our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.
I may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:
- To facilitate our Service;
- To provide the Service on our behalf;
- To perform Service-related services; or
- To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
I want to inform users of this Service that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
I value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and I cannot guarantee its absolute security.
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These Services do not address anyone under the age of 15. I do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 15. In the case I discover that a child under 15 has provided me with personal information, I 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 me so that I will be able to do necessary actions.