USER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE BETA-VERSION OF THE #HYLO MOBILE APPLICATION
PARTIES TO THE CONTRACT
Thank you for using the #Hylo mobile application. These user terms and conditions (‘Terms’) set forth the legally binding terms and conditions which are applicable to your use of, and access to the #Hylo mobile application (‘App’) produced by the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (‘FGI’) acting under
the National Land Survey of Finland.
The Terms constitute an agreement between you (‘User’) and the FGI and define the rights and responsibilities that you have and therefore we ask you to familiarize yourself with them carefully.
The FGI is a governmental institute with the Business ID 0245954-4.
The contact details of FGI are Geodeetinrinne 2, 02430 Masala Finland, hylo at mygeotrust dot org. By using the App, you agree with these Terms.
The FGI reserves the right to adjust the terms. In this case FGI will inform you of any changes within the App. By continuing to use the App after such notification, you agree with the change of Terms.
This agreement will stay in force until terminated by either the FGI or the User. You may terminate these Terms by sending an email notice to FGI.
The App serves as a bulleting board for a certain area. In the App anyone can find and share things of interest. The User can use the App to add and store information about places and other interests (such as #sport, #baking). The User can publish geonotes, which form a notification and that includes the User name, a topic and content, the time of creation of the notification, the location of the geonote (the User chooses it from a map) and possibly a photography added by the User. The User can also mark geonotes as interesting and comment on geonotes.
THE USER ACCOUNT AND NEEDED INFORMATION
In order to use the App, you need to register and maintain a personal user account (‘Account’). To register an account, you will need to assign some personal data to the FGI. The necessary data are a user name, your e-mail address and a notification stating that you are 16 years old or over, or that you have parental consent to use the App. You agree to maintain correct and up-to-date information in your Account. You are responsible for all action taken with your account and you agree to maintain the security of your user name and password. With your e-mail address, you can reset your password or delete your Account.
The App requires processing of location data. In order to use the App, the User needs to install and approve the MyGeoTrust location application. All processing and retention of location data happened in the MyGeoTrust application, in which the data is processed in accordance with a chosen privacy level.
If you ask the maintenance to erase your user name from the App, all created geonotes will be deleted from the service. All anonymous location data collected on the MyGeoTrust server will stay in the server, but the data will not be possible to track back to your person.
SHARING DATA WITH THIRD PARTIES
Geonotes and their comments are publicly visible to all users of the #Hylo App. The Geonotes show the user name of the creator, and that way also the location of the User is public. Location data that is connected to a user name and that have been stored on the server, will not be handed over to any third parties. GeoTrust may hand over anonymized and aggregated data to third parties for demographic profiling or other similar use, such as what has been of most interest among users in a certain area lately. Anonymous data, in this case, refers to location data from which you cannot recognize any specific person or location data that does not identify a User. The information stored on a User’s profile is only visible to the User himself.
USER QUALIFICATIONS AND USE
The User must be 16 years of age or over. If the User is under 16 years, he or she must provide parental consent in order to use the App. The Account cannot be assigned or transferred to another person. The User agrees to use the App only in accordance with these Terms and with applicable law. The User agrees not to use the App in a way that could cause harm or damage to a third party.
NETWORK CONNECTION AND DEVICES
In order to use the App, you will need an applicable device and a working network connection. The User answers solely for all possible costs for the use of the App, including costs for a network connection or for technical equipment. The User is responsible for all necessary equipment and for the use of the App and its updates. The FGI does not guarantee that the App works on any specific device.
The User answers for the legality of all contents he or she provides to the service. The user is responsible for all Intellectual property rights to the content he or she provides in accordance to the regulations prescribed by the law. The FGI is not responsible for content created by the users or for any possible damage caused by it. The administrator reserves the right to erase User content from the App.
The intellectual property rights belong to the holders of the rights to the content. The User assigns FGI the right to use the uploaded content that is necessary in order to maintain the functioning of the App.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The App is provided as and to the extent it is available.
Except when applicable legislation provides otherwise, the FGI is not responsible for any direct or indirect damage which may be caused by the use the App or the inability to use the same. The FGI is not responsible for any possible damage caused to the User’s devices by the use of the App.
The FGI is not responsible for any violations of intellectual property rights or other rights caused by User’s of the App or any third parties. Contact us at hylo at mygeotrust dot org if you suspect a violation of intellectual property rights.
The laws of Finland, without regard to conflicts of laws rules and principles thereof, shall govern these Terms.
Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms, shall be settled by the District Court in Helsinki, unless otherwise provided by imperative law.
In case you have any questions with regard to these Terms, please contact us at hylo at mygeotrust dot org.
The FGI is a governmental institute with the Business ID 0245954-4.
The contact details of FGI are Geodeetinrinne 2, 02430 Masala Finland, hylo at mygeotrust dot org.
WHAT INFORMATION IS BEING COLLECTED AND WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA
In order to use the Apps, you need to register and maintain a personal user account (‘Account’). To register an account, you will need to assign some personal data to the FGI. The necessary data are your first name and family name and your e-mail address. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your user name and password.
The information is collected in order to identify the Users and so that they can be provided with content that interests them. The data can also be used anonymized to describe the properties of a certain geographical area.
HOW IS DATA COLLECTED
All communication is encrypted. The Apps may collect user location data and signal strengths of WLAN stations (‘Data’) and store Data on a server. The User decides which Data is stored and who can get access to the Data.
The Data will be processed in accordance with a privacy mode chosen b the User. The privacy modes are:
‘Stealth’: Nothing will be saved.
‘Anonymous Contributor’: The Data is saved on to a server. Tiedot talletetaan palvelimelle. Identification information is not saved.
‘Personalized Contributor’: The Data and identification information are saved on the server. Other Users cannot see the Data. The MyGeoTrust operator and third parties can see the Data, but only in an anonymized form.
‘Public Contributor’: Like a ‘Personalized Contributor’, but the Data is also shared with other Users.
The FGI can collect and process your location data in order to provide service based on your location. The location data will only be processed and stored for the time that is necessary to provide the location-based service.
ASSIGNING AND TRANSFERING OF PERSONAL DATA
Data stored in the server that is combined with the user name, will not be shared with third parties. The FGI may however share anonymous and aggregated information with third parties for demographic profiling and for other similar purposes. Anonymised data shall be understood in this context as location data, which cannot identify anyone or that are not intended to identify a person.
Information stored in the User’s profile is displayed only to the User. Some App features can however connect you to other users. For example, in the #HyLo App’s Geonotes the author’s user name appears, so in this case the positioning information is also public. Location data that is stored on the server and that is combined with the user name will not be released to any third parties.
STORING AND ACCURACY OF DATA
The FGI cannot check the accuracy of personal data on its own initiative. If you for some reason notice that data about you is outdated or incorrect, you have the right to demand a correction of such information. In such case, please contact us at hylo at mygeotrust dot org.
The FGI maintains appropriate security measures to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of all personal data in its possession.
CHILDREN’S RIGHT TO PRIVACY
The User must be 16 years of age or over. A User that is under 16 years of age will need to provide FGI with a parental consent in order to use the Apps.