Mindshaker is a company that provides informatic services, including the development of applications (apps) that use the Instagram API.
We respect your right for privacy, which is why all personal data will be processed in accordance with European laws. For your convenience all details will be explained below, which, for a better understanding, consist of:
We request access to the personal data included in your Instagram account, as well as access to photos uploaded by you. However, this information can only be gathered after your approval of our policy. We will not use this information for any means other than publishing on our platform and/or statistical purposes.
All data provided to us is processed in order to improve our services. We also remind you that none of this information will be shared with any affiliated companies nor third party services.
For statistical reasons we may, however, collect anonymous data regarding the use of our platforms, as well as basic technological information about your device and internet connection.
1. Basic Terminology of Data Protection
Personal data is any information relating to an identified/identifiable individual. Examples of personal data include your name, address, phone number and e-mail, as well as other types of information associated with identifiable information, such as the accounts on your mobile devices. Personal information processing means any operation carried out with the use of personal data, such as its collection, organization, storage, distribution or disposal.
2. Regarding the personal data we collect
Surf Map Portugal Would Like to Access Your Location:
By collecting your location data we are able to improve your user experience. Location data allows Surf Map Portugal to give relevant recommendations based on local partner data and up-to-date information about Portugal's best waves.
3. Data we collect on Instagram
We receive diverse personal data provided both by you and the Instagram app.
a) User e-mail and access token
When you authorize Instagram to provide us with certain informations, you also provide us these informations, which we will store in our database. We do not store the password for your Instagram account.
b) Instagram photos
We use the Instagram API to fetch data (provided by Instagram and you) on photos from an individual user or hashtags. We only use basic information such as photo links, tags and captions. We do not store images or videos from Instagram, as we only have access to its URL's. Images on display in our platform come directly from Instagram.
4. Data Retained by Instagram
5. How do we use data?
We use personal data to provide you with a service, to develop and improve our services at Mindshaker, to comprehend market trends, to anticipate future behaviour and to prevent abuse. Details are as follows:
a) Market trend analysis
We analyze data to understand current market trends and to improve and customize our platform. Such analysis may be done directly by us.
b) Improve our platform
We use data to improve our services, for instance by trying to make our platform as user-friendly as possible. We may also, for example, register all steps taken by the user (pageviews, clicks, etc), related to our platform, to understand if there are certain elements that may be perceived as confusing by our users. The analysis is usually performed through the use of data at an anonymous and/or aggregated level, and it may be necessary to use certain identifiable information to provide technical support and to understand how each individual uses our services.
c) Preventing Abuse
We use data to restrict any form of abuse of our services, such as fraudulent activities, cyber attacks, spamming and unauthorized logins, among other actions which are prohibited by European law.
6. How we may use your data
If there is suspicion of any illegal activity in connection with our services, the data may be disclosed to the public authorities subject to a judicial or administrative decision.
IP addresses and other anonymous data may be shared with third party acknowledgment devices to prevent unauthorized logins and fraudulent behavior. We may use, for instance, data that is stored (for instance: on our server, operated by a third party) or use a third party to make a payment. Such data processors are subject to specific data processing agreements as well as national and European regulation, which protects the confidentiality, integrity and use of this data.
7. Retention of personal data
Personal data will only be stored for as long as it is strictly necessary to the purposes of the services we provide. You may, at any time, request the deletion of this data from our platform, using our contact page. The information will be deleted after a quarantine period, unless the information is required for statistical purposes, to provide a service that you may still want to pursue/acquire or if the law requires that data to be kept for a specific period of time.
8. Quarantine period when cancelling the service agreement
If you choose to cancel our services, the data will be set for quarantine for 90 days. After that period all personal data will be deleted or anonymised. This data will be securely archived and encrypted. It will only be made available to legal entities in response to legal requests, if under the applicable law we are required to do so.
After the aforementioned retention period has ceased, all personal identifiable data is removed from all our records. However, we reserve the right to use this same information for statistical purposes, in compliance with the personal data protection law.
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