Privacy Policy

This privacy policy will explain how Lost in the City uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website and app (the "Service").

What data do we collect?

We collect the following data:

  • Email address
  • Geolocation
  • Payment method details
  • Anonymous usage statistics

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide us with most of the data we collect. We collect and process data when you:

  • Register on our Service
  • Participate in a challenge through our Service
  • Purchase a premium subscription

We do not collect any geolocation data when you are not participating in a challenge. We do not collect any payment information unless you choose to purchase the premium monthly subscription.

How will we use your data?

We collect personally identifying information such as your email address to provide you access to your account in the case that you forget your login details.

We use your geolocation data during a challenge attempt to track your progress and detect when you have completed the challenge, as well as minimising cheating by tracking your average speed.

Payment processing information will be collected on our behalf by Payhere Payments Ltd. and stored by Stripe, Inc. to enable us to collect monthly payments for the premium subscription. Read Payhere Payments Ltd.'s privacy policy here, and Stripe, Inc.'s privacy policy here.

We collect anonymous statistics on average scores, speeds, usage of hints, and other metrics in order to help us improve the Service. These details are completely anonymous and cannot be linked back to each user. We do not use any cookies for tracking.

How do we store your data?

We securely stores your data on our server hosted by Hostinger International Ltd. in the United Kingdom.

Access to your personal information, such as your email address, is restricted to even the moderators of Lost in the City. With the exception of the one person that has direct access to the database for development purposes, any other moderator is unable to see your email address.

Sensitive details such as passwords are securely hashed before being stored - we do not store them in plain text.

Payment details are stored by Stripe, Inc. on their servers - we do not store a copy and do not have any access to them. Please see their privacy policy for more details on how they store your information.

Marketing and communication

None of your personal information is used for marketing. There is a newsletter that you may opt into via our website, however we will never opt you in automatically without your consent. We will not send any non critical mail without you permission, and you may opt out of any marketing emails at any point by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of an email.

Critical mail includes email verification, password reset confirmation, responses to support emails, and status updates about your challenge attempts (e.g. a trip being marked as invalid).

The app may occasionally use your city (that you choose in the app settings) to localise the advertising, but no personal information such as your username, email address, or geolocation will ever be tracked or used for the purpose of personalising advertisements.

What are your data protection rights?

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request us for copies of your personal data. We may restrict how often you are able to do this based on demand and staff availability.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request us to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: data@lostinthecity.xyz.

Cookies

Our Service does not use any cookies for core functionality or for any tracking. Instead we use your browser's local storage functionality to keep you logged in and for the Service's other core functions.

Local storage

Our app uses your browser's local storage functionality to store to keep you logged in and store data necessary for the app to function. We do not use any of this information to track you on our Service or other websites.

You can delete data stored in local storage through your browser, however this will log you out of our app. If you block the use of local storage our app will cease to function. Our website does not use local storage or other similar technologies so willl continue to function.

Privacy policies of other websites

Our Service may contain links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 8th of May, 2020.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us by sending an email to data@lostinthecity.xyz.

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