Privacy Policy

Our services are provided by companies in the Crowderia Sweden AB or any of the other companies in the Crowderia Group held by Navichain AB, a company registered in Sweden.

We are committed to protecting your privacy.  All personal information collected by us is kept in the strictest confidence. We will not share, or sell any personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law. 

Information We Collect and Why

Crowderia collect some information to operate, understand, support, and market our services for you.   The information we collect will depend on how you use our services and will be collected when you install, login or use our services.

Information You Provide

Your Account – To create an account in any of our services you provide certain information like mobile phone number, email address and name. You also provide us with similar information like names and phone numbers from your own contacts, both those already using our services and your other contacts, so our services can find any contacts you can call and message for free, and notify you of any new contacts joining our services .

You may also choose to supply your name, address and email address and a profile picture.

Payments – If you make payment to access paid services, we will ask for and retain certain information.  This is so we can process your payment, process refunds, and meet our obligations to provide itemised billing and invoices:

Credit/Debit card:   Your card details will be collected by our third party payment provider.  All card information is transmitted directly between your device and our payment provider using SSL secure encryption.  In addition, we will collect the billing name and address of your card, and email address, to help decide if you are required to pay EU VAT, and to provide you with an invoice.

PayPal:  Your payment will be processed directly by PayPal.  Your PayPal login and payment acceptance is transmitted directly between your device and PayPal using SSL secure encryption.  We will receive from PayPal confirmation of your payment, your PayPal registered name, address and email address from PayPal, which we use to help decide if you are required to pay EU VAT, and to provide you with an invoice.  We may also require you to verify your PayPal email address before we accept your payment.

Apple iTunes:  Your payment is made direct with Apple iTunes over an encrypted connection.  We receive an electronic receipt from your device on a successful payment that identifies your payment via unique tokens, and includes no personal data.

Customer Support – If you contact our customer support you will provide us with information related to your use of our Services, including details from your account with us and email address to help assist and communicate with you.

Information We Automatically Collect

SMS and Chat Messages – We store your free chat messages you send and receive on our servers, so that if you reinstall an app or change device , the app will pick up your chat messages again.  You can delete chat messages within our apps, and they will be deleted from our systems.

We store your SMS messages to phone numbers on our servers, so that if you reinstall an app or change device, the app will pick up your messages again.  You can delete SMS messages within the app, and the message content will be deleted from our systems.  We will retain the time, originating phone number, recipient phone number, and number of SMS parts to provide billing and comply with regulations.

Service Usage Data – We collect service-related diagnostics and logs about your activity on our services, that includes app connection log files and crash reports, and website logs.  This information is only held for a short time period for diagnosing issues.

We also retain time and IP connection information on when you first registered with our service, and when you last connected.

Cookies – We use cookies to improve your experience with us when visiting our website, by remembering options such as a login session token and your preferred language.  These cookies contain no personally identifiable information.

Like most websites, we also use Google Analytics to track user interaction.  We use this data to determine the number of people using our website, to better understand how they find and use our web pages, and to see their journey through our website.  Google Analytics records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, and your internet connection IP address. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Your web browser allows you to delete cookies and disable them in the future.  Should you delete or disable cookies, you may find that some of our services are unavailable to you.

Third-Party Information

Third-Party Service Providers – We partner with European and US third-party service providers to help us deliver, understand, support, and market our services.  For example, we work with companies to terminate and receive calls and SMS, provide virtual phone numbers, process payments, distribute our apps, provide our infrastructure, help us understand how our services are used, and communicate with you.  We provide these third-party services only with the information absolutely necessary to deliver the part of the service they provide for us.

Third-Parties – All personal information collected by us is kept in the strictest confidence. We will not share, or sell any personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law.

External Links – Some of our website pages may contain external links to other websites. We cannot be held responsible for content or privacy policy of those sites.

How We Use Information

Crowderia uses the information we collect to operate, understand, support, and market our services.

Our Services – We use the information we collect to operate our services, provide reporting for financial accounting and taxation liabilities, analyse how our services are used, fix and improve our services, and provide customer support.

Communications from Crowderia – We may use either in-app messaging or email (if provided) to advise you of our services, and inform you of updates to our policies and terms.

If you have opted-in, we may also provide you marketing for our services. You can change your marketing preferences in our apps and in our website, under the account settings.

Your Messaging – When you message, you share certain details with the recipient(s).  With chat and SMS messaging you will also share the content of your message with the recipient(s).

Third-Party Service Providers – We partner with European GDPR and EU-US Privacy Shield compliant third-party service providers to help us deliver, understand, support, and market our services.

Security –  We may monitor accounts and usage for suspicious activity to provide security and safety on our service, and to prevent abuse, fraud, illegal usage, and breaches of our terms and conditions.

Transfer – If Crowderia are subject to a buyout or merger, we reserve the right to transfer our responsibilities and rights under this privacy policy to the new owners.

How Long We Keep Information

We store your information until it is not needed to provide you a service, or until all your accounts are deleted.  When information is deleted will depend on the type of information, why it has been collected and used, and any legal or operational retention requirements.

Data Security

We take all aspects of information security seriously.  We store the minimum of data necessary to provide our services to you, while complying with our legal obligations.  We apply access controls throughout all our systems, and use only trusted third party providers.  To protect customer privacy, access to information by employees is restricted.

Should we have a data breach or be made aware of such at one of our third party providers, we will notify this to the ICO within the prescribed timescales of the GDPR.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 24th May 2018.  When we update this policy we will notify you if we have the information to do so.

GDPR for European Region Users

From May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply to all data we hold about our customers.

Your Rights

Customers and subscribers have clear rights under GDPR:

  • The right to be informed about the personal data that is being held and processed
  • The right of access to personal data via a Subject Access Request
  • The right to rectification of personal data if inaccurate, incomplete, or out of date
  • The right to erasure of data where there is no lawful reason for its continued
     processing
  • The right to restrict processing of data where information is inaccurate or there is an objection to the lawfulness of the processing
  • The right to portability of personal data to reuse elsewhere
  • The right to object
     if no legitimate reason exists for the processing of data
  • The right to check or challenge automated decision making and profiling

Please refer to the GDPR regulation for full details of these items and the conditions under which it may be appropriate to contact us or make an access request.

Our Basis for Processing Information

We collect, use, and share the information detailed above to:

  • To provide our services under our Terms and Conditions.
  • With your consent, which you can withdraw at any time.
  • For our own legitimate interests, which is to provide a reliable, safe and secure, legal,  telecoms service to our users and partners, unless those interests are overruled by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms for data protection.
  • To comply with our legal obligations;
  • To protect yours or others vital interests

Updating and Deleting Your Information

We store your information until it is not needed to provide you a service, or until all your accounts are deleted.  When the information is deleted will depend on the type of information, why it has been collected and used, and any legal or operational retention requirements.

You can delete SMS content and chat messages within our apps. The account management panels also provides you a view of the personal information we store, and the ability to update some of this information.

If you have any questions regarding your personal information, or would like to exercise any of your rights under GDPR, such as accessing, updating or deleting your data, then please contact us at support@crowderia.com

Contact Information

For European Region Users

For general enquires, or to have your data updated or deleted, please contact our customer support team by email at support@crowderia.com

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, or concerns over our handling of your data, then please contact Crowderia’s Data Protection Officer by email at dpo@crowderia.com, or in writing to:

 The DPO
 Crowderia Sweden AB
 Fågelbacksvägen 3,
 756 52 Uppsala, Sweden

You also have right to lodge a complaint with Crowderia’s lead supervisory authority, Sweden’s Information Commissioners Office (https://www.datainspektionen.se), or your local supervisory authority.

Crowderia Sweden AB is registered with the Information Commissioners Office as a data controller.

Users Outside of the European Region

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, or concerns over our handling of your data, then please contact Crowderia’s Data Protection Officer by email at dpo@crowderia.com, or in writing to:

 The DPO
 Crowderia Sweden AB
 Fågelbacksvägen 3,
 756 52 Uppsala, Sweden

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