GCBUDDY PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy governs your use of the software application Geocaching Buddy (“Application”) for mobile devices that was created by BtStSoft. The Application is used by geocachers to calculate new waypoints based on clues found in a multicache or mystery cache. 

What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?

User Provided Information 

The Application uses the Groundspeak Live API to download caches from geocaching.com. Registration with them is optional. However, please keep in mind that you may not be able to download geocaching.com caches unless you register with them.

The application only stores an access token received from geocaching.com using the OAuth protocol. This means we do not know your password on geocaching.com and you can always revoke access by this app using the tools provided at geocaching.com.

Automatically Collected Information 

The Application may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system and the type of mobile Internet browsers you use. 

We do not monitor the usage of the application.

Does the Application collect precise real time location information of the device?

When you visit the mobile application, we use GPS technology to accurately determine your current location. We will not share your current location with other users or partners.

Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?

When searching around your current location using a geocaching server like opencaching.de or geocaching.com, your location is transmitted as part of the search API.

What are my opt-out rights?

You can stop all collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

We will retain the geocaching.com access token on the device.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at privacy@gcbuddy.com.