Privacy


Lighthouse16 operates a website and several apps. It is Lighthouse16’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites and apps.

Your privacy is important to us. We have few fundamental principles:

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

Usage Analytics

All our apps use Apple Analytics to collect information about the way you use them by default. This data is always anonymised before it is sent to Apple Analytics, and cannot be used to personally identify you. We look only for broad patterns in the aggregated usage data, such as whether or not a particular feature is frequently used, or whether users in general prefer one setting over another. This helps us make informed decisions about the future development of our apps. To be clear we cannot track an individual user’s behaviour. We also cannot receive information from your device’s displays, cameras, or microphones. You can opt-out learn here how.

Crash Logs

If one of our apps crashes while you are using it, data about the crash will be collected and sent to Apple Analytics to help identify the cause of the crash so that we can try to fix it in a future update. These “crash logs” contain information about the state of the app, operating system, and device at the time of the crash. Nothing in the crash log can be used to personally identify you, and crash logs do not contain any of your private data. You can opt-out learn here how.

Website Visitors

When you interact with our servers using a web browser, or indirectly by network requests sent on your behalf by our apps, some metadata about the request may be logged by me. This metadata may include your IP address, the name of the resource requested, and the name and version number of the software making the request.

We generally do not look at these logs unless a server appears to be being maliciously used or attacked in some way. We may look at the information in aggregate to see statistics such as how many times our apps have been downloaded, or from what sources network traffic is arriving.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Lighthouse16’s website and/or apps choose to interact with Lighthouse16 in ways that require Lighthouse16 to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Lighthouse16 gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

In each case, Lighthouse16 collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Lighthouse16. Lighthouse16 does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Lighthouse16 discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations:

Lighthouse16 discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Lighthouse16 believes that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Lighthouse16.

Lighthouse16 takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Services used

In addition to the websites/apps we provide directly. We also use third party service providers (collectively referred to as “Third Party Services”) who operate their own Privacy Policies. The Third Party Services we use we deem important to our effective operation.

So you can find out more about the services we use, and in turn those you may use whilst using and interacting with we websites/apps. We have compiled a list for your reference.

Third Party Services

Data Storage

Application Data

All application data (that is the data you create and add to our apps) is only stored locally on your devices and, if enabled, on iCloud. We have no way to access application data and therefore cannot read, recover or share data for or on behalf of any person or organisation.

Data we collect

Information about you may be transferred to, or accessed by, entities located around the world as described in this Policy. Some of these entities may be located in countries that do not provide an equivalent level of protection as your home country. By using our websites/apps, and providing us information about you, you consent to the international transfer of information about you to the above parties.

Data Protection

We take reasonable measures to protect any personal information we may hold about you in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.

Sensitive information sent between your browser and our website, and your device and Third Party Services, is transferred in encrypted form using Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”). When transmitting sensitive information, you should always make sure that your browser can validate the SSL certificate.

For information on how your device encrypts and secures application data please see https://www.apple.com/business/docs/iOS_Security_Guide.pdf.

For information on how data is protected on iCloud, please see https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT202303.

Data Choices, Access and Correction

Data Choices

Email — All communication by email is user initiated. You as the user chooses what kind of data you share with me.

Application Data — If you no longer want to use one of our apps and would like to delete all associated Application Data then delete the application from your device and any application data stored in iCloud. As we do not have access to your application data, we cannot do this for you.

Data Access and Correction

If you believe we are storing information that you would like access to or information corrected, please contact me.

Children

Our websites/apps are not for use by children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child under 13, we will delete such information.

Business Transfers

If Lighthouse16, or substantially all of its assets, we are acquired, or in the unlikely event that Lighthouse16 goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Lighthouse16 may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Lighthouse16 may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Lighthouse16’s sole discretion. Lighthouse16 encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. All changes are publicly logged in this repository on github.com/lighthouse16/privacy/.

Questions?

Please contact me if you have any questions about our data collection or privacy policies. We will be more than happy to discuss them with you.

Last update: 2019-01-20