Effective Date: 15 June 2023
Your privacy is very important to us. Before we get to the details, check out our Privacy Label to see a summary of our privacy practices. Click on the links to learn and read the full policy below.
The following chart details these activities:
|Do we sell your personal information for monetary value?||No|
|Do we share or sell aggregate information?||Yes|
|Do we share your data with third party API partners?||Yes, with your consent|
|Do we use sensitive categories of data, like health information?||Yes, with your consent|
|Do we use your contact if you allow us access?||No|
|Do we delete your data when you request account deletion?||Yes|
|Do we retain your data for as long as we need it unless you request deletion?||Yes|
|Can you control who sees your activity and content?||Yes|
|Can you control who sees your location-based activity?||Yes|
|Are you activity and profile privacy controls set to "Everyone" by default?||Yes|
|Can you download and delete your data?||Yes|
|Do all members worldwide have the same suite of tools and controls?||Yes|
|Do we track your device location to provide Gaggle to you?||Yes|
|Do we track your device location while you are not using the app?||No|
|Do we track your browsing activities on other sites?||No|
|Do we listen to you on your device microphone?||No|
|Do we send you marketing communications with opt out?||Yes|
|Do we send you push notifications with opt out?||Yes|
Gaggle is a product of Viszen (Pty) Ltd.
Gaggle is headquartered in Centurion, South Africa, and our Services are provided to you by Viszen (Pty) Ltd. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), Viszen (Pty) Ltd is the controller of your personal data for the purposes of EEA data protection law.
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Gaggle collects information about you, including information that directly or indirectly identifies you, if you or your other members choose to share it with Gaggle. We receive information in a few different ways, including when you track, complete or upload flights (hereafter called activities) using the Services. Gaggle also collects information about how you use the Services. There are also several opportunities for you to share information about yourself, your friends, and your activities with Gaggle. For example:
We collect basic account information such as your name, email address, username and password that helps secure and provide you with access to our Services.
Profile, activity and use information is collected about you when you choose to upload a picture, activity (including date, time and geo-location information as well as your speed, altitude, and other sensor information) or post, join a challenge, add your equipment usage, view others’ activities, or otherwise use the Services.
We use your contact information so we can respond to your support requests and comments.
We collect and process location information when you sign up for and use the Services. We do not track your device location while you are not using Gaggle, but in order to provide Gaggle's core Services, it is necessary for us to track your device location while you use Gaggle. If you would like to stop the device location tracking, you may do so at any time by adjusting your device settings.
We gather information from the photos, posts, comments, likes, ratings, reviews, messages, and other content you share on the Services, including when you participate in partner events or create routes.
Gaggle collects information from devices and apps you connect to Gaggle. For example, you may connect your Garmin watch or Variometer to Gaggle and information from these devices and apps will be passed along to Gaggle.
Gaggle may collect or infer health information. Certain health information may be inferred from sources such as heart rate or other measurements. Before you can upload health information to Gaggle, you must give your explicit consent to the processing of that health information by Gaggle. You can withdraw your consent to Gaggle processing your health information at any time.
When you make a payment on Gaggle, you may provide payment information such as your payment card or other payment details. We use Payment Card Industry compliant third-party payment services and we do not store your credit card information.
Gaggle allows you to sign up and log in to the Services using accounts you create with third-party products and services, such as Facebook, Google, or Apple (collectively, “Third-Party Accounts”). If you access the Services with Third-Party Accounts we will collect information that you have agreed to make available such as your name, email address, profile information and preferences. This information is collected by the Third-Party Account provider and is provided to Gaggle under their privacy policies. You can generally control the information that we receive from these sources using the privacy controls in your Third-Party Account.
The Services use log files. The information stored in those files includes IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer, protect and secure the Services, track member movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses may be linked to session IDs, athlete IDs and device identifiers.
We may collect information from you through third parties, such as when we collect your feedback through surveys.
We may also collect information about you from other members such as when they give you likes, view your activities, comment on your activities.
Gaggle uses the information we collect and receive as described below.
We use the information we collect and receive to provide the Services, including providing you with the ability to:
Subject to your privacy controls, your information, including parts of your profile, username, photos, members you follow and who follow you, groups you belong to, your activities, the devices you use, and lieks and comments you give and receive will be shared on Gaggle so that you may be able to participate in the Services, for example to show your place on a leaderboard. Certain information (e.g., your name, and some profile information) is also available to non-members on the web. Your precise location information, such as where you fly, may also be shared on Gaggle or to non-members, in accordance with your privacy controls.
We use the information we collect about you, your followers, and your activities to customise your experience. For example, we may suggest flying sites, routes, challenges, or groups that may interest you, pilots that you may want to follow, or new features that you may want to try. If we know that you like to fly paramotor, we may tell you about new paramotor activities or show you sponsored content related to paramotoring. If we see that you fly in a certain area, we may suggest a fly-in in that area.
We use the information we collect to protect members, enforce our Terms of Service and Community Standards, and promote safety. For example, we find and remove content that violates our terms, such as hate speech or spam, as well as suspend or terminate accounts that share such content.
We also use the information we collect to analyse, develop and improve the Services. To do this, Gaggle may use third-party analytics providers to gain insights into how our Services are used and to help us improve the Services.
We use the information we collect to provide support in response to your requests and comments.
We may also use the information we collect to market and promote the Services, activities and events on Gaggle, and other commercial products or services. This includes marketing and push communications, where you have not opted out of receiving such messages and notifications.
We use the information we collect to process your subscription.
We do not sell your personal information. Gaggle may aggregate the information you and others make available in connection with the Services and post it publicly or share it with third parties. Examples of the type of information we may aggregate include information about equipment, usage, routes, popular flying sites, and performance. Gaggle may use, sell, license, and share this aggregated information with third parties for research, business or other purposes such as to improve flying in some areas by working with associations and clubs or to help our partners understand more about pilots, including the people who use their products and services. Gaggle also uses aggregated data to generate global insights of pilot activity across the world.
In addition to sharing aggregated data about our members as described above, we also share personal information in accordance with your preferences, as needed to run our business and provide the Services, and where required for legal purposes, as set forth below.
We may share your information with third parties who provide services to Gaggle such as supporting, improving, promoting and securing the Services, processing payments, or fulfilling orders. These service providers only have access to the information necessary to perform these limited functions on our behalf and are required to protect and secure your information. We may also engage service providers to collect information about your use of the Services over time on our behalf, so that we or they may promote Gaggle or display information that may be relevant to your interests on the Services or other websites or services.
When you join the Gaggle community, your profile and your activities are set to be viewable by everyone by default. Your name and other profile information is viewable by other Gaggle members and the public and, subject to your privacy controls, additional information and content you share may also be viewable. For example, your photos, routes, and public groups may be accessed by other Gaggle members and non-members or viewable on publicly accessible Gaggle pages or in search engine results. We provide a variety of tools to control the sharing of your information and encourage our members to adjust their controls to align with their desired experience.
As a social network, we share your information with other Gaggle members and the public in accordance with your privacy controls. You can change the visibility of the activities you upload to Gaggle. Also, you can tell us about important locations, such as private flying sites, by enabling privacy mode in the settings for each flying site. We will make private any activity that starts or ends in your sites privacy zone. You can also choose to share your live location while you fly with other members, which can be controlled in the same manner as activities. You can also share your activities with your contacts via text, email, or on social media applications like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. If you link your Gaggle account to other social networks and share your activities, they will be viewable on such third-party platforms, including your location information. You should use caution when sharing information via third parties and you should carefully review the privacy practices of such third parties.
We enable you to share your information and content with third party apps, plugins, or websites that integrate with the Services, as well as with third parties who work with Gaggle to offer an integrated feature, such as a challenge sponsor or tracking watch. You can choose to share your profile data and activity data (including private activities). Information collected by these third parties is subject to their terms and policies. Gaggle is not responsible for the terms or policies of third parties.
We may preserve and share your information with third parties, including law enforcement, public or governmental agencies, or private litigants, within or outside your country of residence, if we determine that such disclosure is allowed by the law or reasonably necessary to comply with the law, including to respond to court orders, warrants, subpoenas, or other legal or regulatory process. We may also retain, preserve or disclose your information if we determine that this is reasonably necessary or appropriate to prevent any person from death or serious bodily injury, to address issues of national security or other issues of public importance, to prevent or detect violations of our Terms of Service or fraud or abuse of Gaggle or its members, or to protect our operations or our property or other legal rights, including by disclosure to our legal counsel and other consultants and third parties in connection with actual or potential litigation.
We may share your information with third parties when we forward Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notifications, which will be forwarded as submitted to us without any deletions.
We take several measures to safeguard the collection, transmission and storage of the data we collect. We employ reasonable protections for your information that are appropriate to its sensitivity. The Services use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of personal information and credit card numbers. Gaggle engages providers that are industry leaders in online security, including Services verification, to strengthen the security of our Services. The Services are registered with site identification authorities so that your browser can confirm Gaggle's identity before any personal information is sent. In addition, Gaggle’s secure servers protect this information using advanced firewall technology.
Gaggle offers several features and settings to help you manage your privacy and share your activities. Most privacy controls are located in your account settings, but some are specific to individual activities, pilots, routes, flying sites, or groups. Gaggle provides you the option to make your activities private.
You may correct, amend or update profile or account information at any time by adjusting that information in your account settings. If you need further assistance correcting inaccurate information, please contact Gaggle at [email protected]
You can delete your account or download your data using our self-service tools. You can download some data like your flight recordings and flights. To request that your account is deleted, you can initiate the process from your account settings page.
After you make a deletion request, we permanently and irreversibly delete your personal data from our systems, excluding backups. Once deleted, your data, including your account, activities and place on leaderboards cannot be reinstated. Following your deletion of your account, it may take up to 90 days to delete your personal information and system logs from our systems. Additionally, we may retain information where deletion requests are made to comply with the law and take other actions permitted by law.
Note that content you have shared with others, such as photos or shared routes, or that others have copied may also remain visible after you have deleted your account or deleted specific information from your own profile. Your public profile may be displayed in search engine results until the search engine refreshes its cache.
Gaggle also provides you the option to remove individual activities you have posted without deleting your account. Once removed, the activities may remain on Gaggle's systems until you delete your account.
We provide the same suite of privacy tools and controls to all of our members worldwide. Particular rights may be available to you if you reside in certain locations, such as the EEA, Brazil or California.
If you are habitually located in the EEA, you have the right to access, rectify, download or erase your information, as well as the right to restrict and object to certain processing of your information. Gaggle’s lead supervisory authority in the EEA is the Data Protection Commission of Ireland.
The Services are operated from South Africa, with data being stored and process in Germany. If you are located outside of Germany and choose to use the Services or provide information to us, you acknowledge and understand that your information will be transferred, processed and stored in Germany, as it is necessary to provide the Services and perform the Terms of Service. South African privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction.
Information connected to you that is no longer necessary and relevant to provide our Services may be de-identified or aggregated with other non-personal data to provide insights which are commercially valuable to Gaggle, such as statistics of the use of the Services. For example, we may retain publicly available flights or routes and other depersonalised geolocation information to continue to improve the Services. This information will be de-associated with your name and other identifiers.
Gaggle maintains certain websites that can be accessed outside of https://flygaggle.com, such as https://wiki.flygaggle.com (the “Other Sites”). The Other Sites maintain the look and feel of the Services, but are hosted by outside service providers with their own terms and privacy policies. If you interact with the Other Sites, your information may be stored, processed, or shared outside of the Services. If you interact with the Other Sites, you acknowledge that you may be subject to the terms and conditions and policies applicable to such Other Site. Please be aware that any personal information you submit to the Other Sites may be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums indefinitely, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Gaggle is not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit via the Other Sites.
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