Last updated: May 23th, 2019
Here's a quick overview:
TravelSpend is an expense tracking application. Expenses you add in TravelSpend are not public. Friends who are included on a trip in TravelSpend can view, edit, create and delete expenses in that trip. You choose who you share your trips with.
You can create a TravelSpend account or use the app as an anonymous user. When you create an account we ask for your email address. We need this information to create an account so that we can contact you about your account and so you can access your account from anywhere.
For all TravelSpend users we collect some other information, such as the type of device they use and country information based on their ip address. We may also collect information about the expenses they add, or the trips and expense categories they create. We use this information to help improve our service.
You have control over the type of information you provide and how we use it. We don’t share your registration or personal information for marketing purposes. We will never share your information with other parties for use other than what’s laid out in this policy without your consent. If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com.
TravelSpend or its partners or service providers may maintain operations in the United States or any other country, and therefore your personal information may be processed outside the country where you are located. By using and providing information to us, you agree and consent to the transfer, storage, and processing of your information in other countries, including for example outside the European Economic Area. Countries that we transfer your information to may not have data protection laws similar to those of where you are located.
DATA WE COLLECT When you use TravelSpend, we may collect the following information about you:
Information you provide to us:
HOW WE USE DATA WE WILL NOT PROVIDE ANY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO ANY THIRD PARTY EXCEPT AS OUTLINED IN THIS POLICY OR WITH YOUR CONSENT.
We use your information for the following purposes:
To Provide the TravelSpend Service
TravelSpend is designed to help people keep track of travel expenses with friends. We process your information to provide, support, and secure our service (both automatically and manually). For example, we may use your information in some of the following ways:
HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION We will not, without your permission, sell, publish, or share your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes. We help you track and manage travel expenses with your friends by sharing your information in the following ways:
To Provide the TravelSpend Service
TravelSpend is designed to help you track and share travel expenses with your friends. If you invite a friend to one of your trips on TravelSpend we share your email address with them so they can identify you and understand with whom they are sharing their expenses.
With third parties, affiliates, subsidiaries, and service providers:
We use the following third party providers:
Amplitude, Inc., ("Amplitude") - Amplitude helps us analyze the behavior of our users in order to improve our services. - We track app usage data with Amplitude. For example we send tracking events with information about trip names, expense descriptions and amounts, notes, in addition to any other information that you attach or share while using TravelSpend - We don’t share your email address with Amplitude. However, we send a unique user identifier and a device identifier to Amplitude - Furthermore Amplitude collects country information based on your ip address.
Google Firebase - We use Google Firebase for crash logging (Firebase Crashlytics), analytics (Firebase Analytics), authentication (Firebase Auth), in-app notifications and remote configuration. - On sign up your email address is stored and processed by Google Firebase for authentication purposes.
RevenueCat - In-app purchases are processed by RevenueCat. We do not provide any information to them other than the minimum required to process your in-app purchase. They do not provide that data to anyone else. The only personal information RevenueCat collects is the app user id which is generated randomly by Firebase. RevenueCat’s policy can be found here.
If our company or our assets are acquired by another company, or in the event of a merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization, or liquidation, we may transfer, sell, or assign to third parties, information concerning your relationship with us, including, without limitation, personal information that you provide and other information concerning your relationship with us. Such third parties will assume responsibility for the personal information collected by us in connection with our business operations or through our Sites and such third parties will assume the rights and obligations regarding such information as described in this Privacy Statement and according to applicable regulations.
We do not share personal information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to accomplish TravelSpend’s functionality. We may share anonymous, aggregate statistics with outside parties, such as how many people add expenses in the TravelSpend app or how much users spend on average per day in a certain country or category.
SECURITY How we protect the information we collect
We implement a variety of security measures to help keep your information secure. For instance, all communication with the app’s server uses HTTPS. Passwords are hashed and not stored in clear text.
We will contact you regarding any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored personal information to you via email.
Online Tracking and Interest-Based Advertising
You also have choices to limit some tracking mechanisms that collect information when you use our Services. You can learn about your options to opt-out of mobile app tracking by certain advertising networks through your device settings. For more information about how to change these settings see: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/
Please note that opting-out of advertising networks services does not mean that you will not receive advertising while using TravelSpend. It will, however, exclude you from interest-based advertising conducted through participating networks, as provided by their policies and choice mechanisms.
CHOICE AND ACCESS; DELETING YOUR ACCOUNT; DATA RETENTION Choice and Access to your personal information:
You may access, review, and update the personal information you have submitted to us at any time. If you need help updating or correcting your information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Users can export expense data from their trips from within the TravelSpend app. We’re happy to help provide exports from your account. You can request exports by contacting us at email@example.com.
Your choices regarding the data we Collect and Process
In many instances, you have choices about the information you provide and limiting how we use your information. These choices, and any related consequences, are described in detail below:
Deleting your account:
You may choose to close your account at any time. You can request that we close it for you by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to remove your personal information from our services so long as we do not have any legal reason or obligation to retain the record. It may take up to 90 days for your information to be cleared from our servers.
In accordance with and as permitted by applicable law and regulations, we will retain your information as long as necessary to serve you, to maintain your account for as long as your account is active, or as otherwise needed to operate our business. We may also retain personal information to comply with law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, enforce our Terms and Conditions, and as permitted by applicable law.
When you change or delete personal information, or close your account, expenses involving you (either that you have shared or that have been shared with you) and your name may remain visible to people with whom they have been shared as part of their records (just as deleting an email account does not unsend emails that have already been sent).
CHANGES Changes to this Privacy Statement
We may update this Privacy Statement periodically. Changes are effective immediately upon posting. The date last revised appears at the top of this Statement.
CONTACT US Got Questions?
If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement, our security practices, or our information handling practices please contact us in writing: