Pesticide Labels, Now!™ Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

Thank you for using our app (¡Etiquetas bilingües, ahora!™/Pesticide Labels, Now!™). This privacy policy is effective as of June 1st 2020.

PNASH (Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center), in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, is fully committed to protecting your privacy. Our privacy policy is important and we encourage you to read it.

This Privacy Policy addresses how we collect, use and share information through our app. This Privacy Policy does not apply to websites (including our own) that are linked from our app. This Privacy Policy describes the choices you have with respect to our access and collection of information from our app. Subject to applicable law, by using the app, you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, and consent to the data collection and use described below.

How and Why We Collect Data and Other Information

  1. User provided information: You may choose to provide data, some of which may be personal (name, phone number, email, etc.), when you provide feedback, ask for assistance, complete a survey, send us an email, etc.
     
  2. Automatically collected information. We collect the following types of information automatically:
  • Information about your device. This includes the operating system and its capabilities to improve your user experience (for instance, setting a readable font size)  
     
  • Information about how you use the app. This helps us to understand and analyze how you use our app, diagnose problems, and design future enhancements to the app.
     
  • Location information. We collect this information for scientific research purposes, and to make future improvements in the app. We may collect geographic location information via Global Positioning System (GPS) information, cell network data, and other location-based methods provided by your mobile device. We typically retrieve latitude and longitude coordinates, and a date and time stamp. Coordinate precision varies greatly. You can turn off our app location data collection through your device settings, or by uninstalling our app.

Data Collection and Storage Technology

Cookies, Web Beacons, etc. We do NOT use cookies, web beacons or similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service (mobile app). Our app does provide links to external websites. Should you choose to open those links, you are subject to the terms and conditions, including the privacy policy of those websites which may include tracking cookies, web beacons, etc. Those links will open in the default internet browser on your device.

  1. Local Storage. We use local storage on your device, to store user preferences and other settings, as well as information on how you use the app (for instance, your user language, frequently opened pesticide labels, and the types of searches you perform). You can delete the local storage for the app, or uninstall the app to remove the data collected by the app.
     
  2. Cloud Storage. We use cloud storage to collect anonymous data (does not directly identify you, and cannot be linked to you) and on app usage (searches performed, labels viewed, etc.). This data is used to improve the app, prioritize features for enhancement, and for scientific research.

How We Use and Share Your Data

We collect information from the app in a format that does not identify you or other users, and we use or share this information in a number of ways:

  1. Aggregated data used for internal purposes. We may analyze the data collected to create aggregate/statistical data which we may use to improve our app, prioritize features for enhancement, etc. This is not personal information, and cannot be used to identify you or other users.
     
  2. Aggregated data provided to our funders, industry partners and collaborators. We may analyze the data collected to create aggregate/statistical data which we may share with our funders, industry partners, and collaborators. This is not personal information, and cannot be used to identify you or other users.  
     
  3. Aggregated data used in scientific research and published in reports and papers. We may analyze the data collected to create aggregate/statistical data which may be used in scientific research studies and reports and publications from those studies. This is not personal information, and cannot be used to identify you or other users.

Other Limitations on Privacy

  1. Links to Websites. Our app contains links to webpages at various websites maintained by other companies, institutions, or us. These websites are not governed by our privacy policy, and we assume no responsibility for their information collection and sharing practices (for instance cookies, web beacons, disclosure of personally identifiable data).
     
  2. Legal requirements. We may disclose your anonymous data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
      •   To comply with a legal obligation
      •   To protect and defend the rights or property of Pesticide Labels, Now!™
      •   To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
      •   To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
      •   To protect against legal liability
     
  3. European GDPR. As a European citizen, under GDPR, you have certain individual rights. You can learn more about these guides in the GDPR Guide.
     
  4. Retention Period. We only collect anonymous data from the app which cannot be linked to you. We retain this data for a minimum of six years or longer as necessary for internal purposes and conduct of scientific research. We may retain the information indefinitely. If you have provided other information by other channels, such as customer support inquiries (email address, name, phone number, etc.) that information will be stored securely for one year or less, then expunged from our records.
     
  5. Data Rights. As we do not retain data from the app that can be linked to you, we have no way to identify which portion of our anonymized data came from you. Data related to your interaction with the app (such as language preference, font size, etc.) is used solely within the app and can be changed by you at any time. You can delete this data by uninstalling the app or deleting its stored data (as your device operating system allows). If you have provided other information by other channels, such as customer support inquiries, you may contact us (etiquetas-ahora@uw.edu, (800) 330-0827 (in English), or (509) 728-2018 (en español) to have that information deleted from our records. If you feel our handling/processing of your data is non-compliant with applicable data protection laws, you may contact us at etiquetas-ahora@uw.edu, (800) 330-0827 (in English), or (509) 728-2018 (en español) or file a complaint with the relevant data protection authority.
  6. Children’s Privacy. Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children"). As such, we do not collect personally identifiable information from any user including anyone under the age of 18.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page in the app.

We will let you know via a prominent notice on our app, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted here.

How to Contact Us

If you have a question about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at etiquetas-ahora@uw.edu, (800) 330-0827 (in English), or (509) 728-1918 (en español).