Last revised June 5, 2014
By accessing the GROWLr service you acknowledge that you have read, understand,
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android, or other mobile device, we must collect your
Device Identification Code or “DIC”. The DIC is a special type of identifier
used in software applications in order to provide a unique reference number for
applications like those used by your mobile device. Your DIC is not shared with
You understand that when you use GROWLr, certain information you post or provide
on GROWLr may be shared with other users, including without limitation your
profile, comments, photographs and locations. In addition, you understand that
use of GROWLr may include the disclosure and display of your location/distance
data to other users. The information that you enter into your profile may be used for searches. Please note
that the information that is provided to GROWLr about your
distance will be used within your profile and can be viewed and searched by
other GROWLr users. Sophisticated users of GROWLr may be able to determine your location.
We do not share any of your personal information with any third parties other than our advertising display partners such as Admob, Inc. With these third parties we may share the following pieces of information: 1) your DIC, 2) your Advertising Identifier 3) your location, 4) your gender, 5) your age. Further, information gathered when an ad request is made is not shared by those third party partners with specific advertisers. Some of our ad partners may target ads based on user behavior.
We will not otherwise disclose any personal information without your consent,
except: in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process; to establish
or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims; if we believe it is
necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities.
Cookies, Web Beacons, Persistent Device Identifiers, Advertising Identifiers, Do Not Track and Other Technologies
- Cookies. Cookies are small bits of information that are transferred to and stored in separate files within your computer’s browser. You can instruct your browser to stop accepting cookies. But if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use all portions or all functionality of the Service.
- Persistent cookies remain on the visitor’s computer after the browser has been closed.
- Session cookies exist only during a visitor’s online session and disappear from the visitor’s computer when they close the browser software.
- Web Beacons. Web beacons are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a Web page or in an email message for the purpose of transferring data. You can disable the ability of Web beacons to capture information by blocking cookies.
- Persistent Device Identifiers. Persistent device identifiers are unique strings that are associated with the mobile device that you use to connect to the Service. Persistent device identifiers may be modified or disabled by sophisticated users.
- Advertising Identifiers. Advertising identifiers are unique strings associated with your mobile device provided by the operating system. Advertising identifiers may be modified or disabled by users in the operating system settings. Please see Do Not Track below for more information about how to configure these settings.
Third parties may collect personally identifiable information about an individual user's online activities over time and across different websites when a user uses the Service.
Below are links to resources for opting out of different types of online tracking and targeting.
Ads appearing on the Service may be delivered to users by our advertising partners, who may set cookies, persistent device identifiers and advertising identifiers. These cookies, persistent device identifiers and advertising identifiers allow the ad server to recognize your computer or mobile device each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer or mobile device. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. For information about how to opt out of receiving behavioral advertisements from our advertising partners, please visit http://networkadvertising.org/choices/#completed.
Do Not Track
At this time, we do not respond to "do not track" signals sent from Web browsers.
Apple iOS and Google Android devices provide the ability for users to enable a "do not track" setting that disables your advertising identifier. If the “do not track” setting is disabled, we may record when a user installs the App, and whether or not this action was the result of a tap on an ad outside of the App. We may also run targeted advertising on third party applications via our advertising display partners. For users who have enabled the "do not track" setting in iOS or Android, this data will not be collected.
Please note that the “do not track” setting may not be available on all operating systems or versions of the App.
We may update these instructions periodically as new information becomes available from Apple, Google, and other Operating System manufacturers.