Privacy Policy

GroundWatch respects your privacy. GroundWatch offers mapping, GPS navigation and community based services to users of www.groundwatch.io  (the " Website ") and/or users of GroundWatch’s mobile application (the " Application ") (collectively referred to as the “ Services ").

Your use of the Services is subject this Privacy Policy and indicates your consent to them. The Services are not intended for use by persons under the age of 13.  If you are under 13, you may not download or use the Application. In this Privacy Policy, the term "personal information" means any information collected by us or provided by you that, with reasonable efforts, may be used to identify you, which may include first and last name, home address, email address and, in certain circumstances, your location and route information.

Contact GroundWatch / Abuse reports

If you believe that your privacy has been compromised by any person, in the course of using the Services, then please contact GroundWatch at [email protected] You may send GroundWatch other requests, responses, questions and complaints by email at [email protected]

Information that is being collected

Whenever you use the Services, GroundWatch will collect:-

Uses of Information

GroundWatch may use information collected from or provided by you for the following purposes:

For example, GroundWatch may:-

Further information may be collected when GroundWatch exchanges communications with you, for example, if you submit a request, contact GroundWatch's support team, or report a violation to the abuse team.

Personal information that you share

The Services are based on a community of users publicly sharing information with GroundWatch and with other members of that community.  

In particular, users choose to share personal information such as location information and reports of incidents observed.  This information may be shared either directly to the Service and to all users, such as in the case of incident reports.

The content that you share to all users is neither private nor confidential and you should not have any expectation of privacy with respect to it. Information you upload will be posted to GroundWatch.

You can decide whether or not to report incidents to the Services. However any content that you submit for posting, may be viewed by all users of the Services and by GroundWatch.

We, at GroundWatch, take great measures to provide you with the best experience you can have while using the Service. However, GroundWatch has no control over the conduct of any user and disclaims all liability in this regard. Users are advised to carefully and thoroughly consider whether or not to make public or available any information and carefully examine all necessary details related to any communication with other users prior to any engagement or communication being made.

Participating in any user's activities as a result, directly or indirectly, from using GroundWatch, is entirely at your own risk. GroundWatch is not a party to any agreement entered into between the users in any circumstances. The user has the sole and ultimate responsibility regarding compliance with all laws, regulation or any other duty. We do not accept any liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense that you may suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with your participation in any activity or event initiated, held or conducted by a user or a third party nor in connection to any agreement between the users or third parties, including any activity or event related in any way, directly or indirectly, the Services or the use thereof.

Meta-data that we collect

GroundWatch collects information about the use of the Services and information from the device you have GroundWatch installed on.  For example, GroundWatch may record the frequency and scope of your use of the Services, the duration of your sessions, device name, operation system type, operating system version, battery usage, the web pages that you visit via the Application, incidents that you report, the Internet protocol (IP) address and the name of the domain that serve you to access the Services, and the geographic location of the device that you are using to log-in and use GroundWatch on.

Sharing information with others

GroundWatch does not sell, rent or lease your personal information to third parties.

GroundWatch will not share your personal information with others, without your consent, except for the following purposes and to the extent necessary in GroundWatch's good-faith discretion:

Your personal information is held by GroundWatch for such limited period of time as is necessary in order for GroundWatch to be able to use the information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. At the end of this period of time, GroundWatch will then delete your location and incident information.

How does GroundWatch use aggregated information?

GroundWatch may use anonymous, statistical or aggregated information (including anonymous location information), in a form that does not enable the identification of a specific user, to properly operate the Services, to improve the quality of the Services, to enhance your experience, to create new services and features, including customized services, to change or cancel existing content or service, and for further internal, commercial and statistical purposes.

GroundWatch may also use anonymous, statistical or aggregated information collected on the Services, in a form that does not enable the identification of a specific user, by posting, disseminating, transmitting or otherwise communicating or making available such information to users of the Services and to the Services' providers.  For example, GPS information that we receive from your mobile device may be provided to third parties in an aggregated and/ or anonymous form to help improve the function of the Services.

Information Security

GroundWatch considers information security to be a top priority. GroundWatch implements systems, applications and procedures to secure your personal information, to minimize the risks of theft, damage, loss of information, or unauthorized access or use of information. However, these measures are unable to provide absolute assurance. Therefore, although GroundWatch takes great efforts to protect your personal information, GroundWatch cannot guarantee and you cannot reasonably expect that GroundWatch's databases will be immune from any wrongdoings, malfunctions, unlawful interceptions or access, or other kinds of abuse and misuse.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

GroundWatch may from time to time change the terms of this Privacy Policy. Substantial changes will take effect 30 days after GroundWatch has posted a:

Other changes will take effect 7 days after their initial posting on the Website. However, if GroundWatch amends this Privacy Policy to comply with legal requirements, the amendments will become effective immediately upon their initial posting, or as required.

You agree to be bound by any of the changes made in the terms of this Privacy Policy. Continuing to use the Services will indicate your acceptance of the amended terms. If you do not agree with any of the amended terms, you must avoid any further use of the Services.