Policies

Sons of Smokey Mobile LLC respects your privacy. Sons of Smokey Mobile LLC and its affiliates (“Sons of Smokey” or the “Company”) offers mapping, GPS navigation and community based services to users of www.sonsofsmokey.com (the “Website”) and/or users of Sons of Smokey's mobile applications (the “Application”) (collectively referred to as the “Services”).

 

This Privacy Policy describes:

 

  • The  information that Sons of Smokey collects from users;

  • How that information is used by Sons of Smokey; and

  • The rights and options available to users.

 

 

This Privacy Policy is incorporated as part of the Sons of Smokey Terms of Use (the “Terms of Use” or the “Terms”).

 

Your use of the Services is subject to the Terms of Use, Copyright Policy and this Privacy Policy and indicates your consent to them.

 

The Services are not intended for use by persons under the age of 13. If you are under 13, you may not download or use the Application.

 

In this Privacy Policy, the term “personal information” means any information collected by us or provided by you that, with reasonable efforts, may be used to identify you, which may include first and last name, home address, email address and, in certain circumstances, your location and route information.

 

  

Contact Sons of Smokey / Abuse reports

If you believe that your privacy has been compromised by any person, in the course of using the Services, then please contact Sons of Smokey at: info@Sons of Smokey.com.

 

Information that is being collected

Sons of Smokey may allow you to use the Services whether or not you choose to set up a username for yourself. If you choose to use the Services without setting up a username you may do so by skipping the username setup stage of the application installation process. Sons of Smokey will still link all of your information with your account and a unique identifier generated by Sons of Smokey in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Note that in order to access certain features of the Services (for example as map editing, ranking, moods) you will need to set up a username.

The categories of information collected by Sons of Smokey will include all or just some of the following, depending on how you choose to use the Services.

Once you installed the Application on your device, Sons of Smokey will collect:

 

  • Detailed location and route information, for example in the form of GPS signals and other information sent by your mobile device on which the Application is installed and activated. Sons of Smokey uses this location and route information to create a detailed location history of all of the journeys you have made while using the Application; and

  • Information about your use of the Services and the device on which the Application is installed, as explained in the section “Meta-data that we collect”, below; If you choose to use the Services in a manner detailed below, Sons of Smokey may also collect:

  • Information that you choose to share with Sons of Smokey, including a username you have chosen, reports associated with your username, “home” or “work”, other “favorites”, destinations you may travel to, chat messages, search queries, calendar information, files you have uploaded to the service, including voice and audio files, if applicable. In addition, if you choose to opt in to the “find friends” feature Sons of Smokey will collect your phone number. Your phone number will be used to verify your account and as part of the “find friends” feature to help find and create a list of other Sons of Smokey users who you may know and with whom you may wish to connect. 

  • Information required when setting up a username you have chosen, such as your name and gender. Bear in mind that false, incorrect, or out-dated information may impair Sons of Smokey's ability to provide you with the Services and to contact you when necessary. Sons of Smokey will explicitly indicate the fields for mandatory completion. If you do not enter the requisite data in these fields, you may not be able to set up a username.

 

 

Please note that when you install the Application on your mobile device, you will be required to set up an Sons of Smokey account associated with your email account (the “Account”). After you set up an Sons of Smokey username and password in the Application:

 

  • Sons of Smokey will link all of your information with your Account and that username. This includes information received from all mobile devices running the Application on which you have chosen to sign in using your username and password;

  • With the exception described in the bullet below, your Account and information associated with your Account will be visible only to Sons of Smokey; and

  • When using the Application, your approximate location and other information you may choose to contribute will be visible to other users associated with that username.

 

 

Uses of information

Sons of Smokey may use information collected from or provided by you for the following purposes:

 

  • To provide you with the Services. 

  • To operate the Services and to improve and customize your experience with the Services. 

  • To provide you with support and handle requests and complaints.

  • To send you updates, notices, announcements, and additional information related to the Services.

  • To provide advertising services, in accordance with the section titled ‘Advertising Campaigns’ under this Privacy Policy. For example, Sons of Smokey may use your current location while using the app information to display advertisements for businesses in your close vicinity.

  • Subject to your prior indication of consent, we may also use the email address that you provide when setting up a username to send you marketing material. At any time you may choose not to receive such material by: (i) changing the email preferences in your Account accessed via the Website; or (ii) clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the e-mail messages that we may send to you. In any case, Sons of Smokey will not knowingly share your personal information with any advertisers, without your explicit consent and as allowed for under this Privacy Policy.

  • To create aggregated and/ or anonymous data (where such data does not enable the identification of a specific user). See “How does Sons of Smokey use aggregated information”, below.

  • To conduct surveys and questionnaires.

  • To share your submissions with other users of the Services.

  • To enforce the Terms of Use.

  • To contact you when Sons of Smokey believes it to be necessary.

  • To comply with any applicable law and assist law enforcement agencies under any applicable law, when Sons of Smokey has a good faith belief that Sons of Smokey's cooperation with the law enforcement agencies is legally mandated or meets the applicable legal standards and procedures.

  • To prevent fraud, misappropriation, infringements, identity theft and other illegal activities and misuse of the Services.

  • To handle breakdowns and malfunctions.

  • To take any action in any case of dispute, or legal proceeding of any kind between you and the Service, or between you and other users or third parties with respect to, or in relation with the Service.

  •  For purposes provided under this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

  • Please note that the username you choose will be used to identify you when you use the Services. You may also provide additional information that will be used to personalize the Services and enhance your experience with the Services. 

 

Further information may be collected when Sons of Smokey exchanges communications with you, for example, if you submit a request, contact Sons of Smokey's support team, or report a violation to the abuse team.

 

Personal information that you share

The Services are based on a community of users publicly sharing information with Sons of Smokey and with other members of that community.

In particular, users choose to share personal information such as name, age, gender, picture, their location information, reports and other files. 

 

The content that you share to all users is neither private nor confidential and you should not have any expectation of privacy with respect to it. Information you upload will be posted along with other personal information. Therefore, you must exercise caution and common sense when submitting information. At the very least you should demonstrate the same degree of caution as when publishing personal information by means other than the Internet and cellular services.

 

You can decide whether or not to upload content to the Services. However any content that you submit for posting, may be viewed by all users of the Services and by Sons of Smokey.

 

In any event (but except as detailed below with respect to information shared from your social network accounts according to your privacy settings for such social network accounts), your email address will not be visible to others through any reports or user posts that you share or upload.

 

We, at Sons of Smokey, take great measures to provide you with the best experience you can have while using the Service. However, Sons of Smokey has no control over the conduct of any user and disclaims all liability in this regard. Users are advised to carefully and thoroughly consider whether or not to make public or available any information and carefully examine all necessary details related to any communication with other users prior to any engagement or communication being made.

 

Participating in any user’s activities as a result, directly or indirectly, from using Sons of Smokey, is entirely at your own risk. Sons of Smokey is not a party to any agreement entered into between the users in any circumstances. The user has the sole and ultimate responsibility regarding compliance with all laws, regulation or any other duty. We do not accept any liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense that you may suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with your participation in any activity or event initiated, held or conducted by a user or a third party nor in connection to any agreement between the users or third parties, including any activity or event related in any way, directly or indirectly, the Services or the use thereof.

 

Meta-data that we collect

Sons of Smokey collects information about the use of the Services and information from the device you have Sons of Smokey installed on. For example, Sons of Smokey may record the frequency and scope of your use of the Services, the duration of your sessions, device name, operation system type, operating system version, battery usage, the web pages that you visit via the Application, information that you viewed, content that you use or create, advertisements that you view or click on, your communications with other users and third parties, the Internet protocol (IP) address and the name of the domain that serve you to access the Services, and the geographic location of the device that you are using to log-in and use Sons of Smokey on.

 

Accessing the Services

In order to access the Services, you will need to set up a username.

Sons of Smokey may also establish and require from time to time additional or different means of identification and authentication for logging in and accessing the Services or for accessing certain features or designated sections of the Services.

 

Your log-in details are your responsibility. You are fully accountable for any use or misuse of your Account and personal details as a result of conveying your details to someone else. You must maintain your log-in details in absolute confidentiality and avoid disclosing them to others. Make sure that you change your password frequently and at least once every six months.

 

Sharing information with others

Sons of Smokey does not sell, rent or lease your personal information to third parties.

Sons of Smokey will not share your personal information with others, without your consent, except for the following purposes and to the extent necessary in Sons of Smokey's good-faith discretion:

 

  • As necessary for the operation of the Services. For example, providing actual location data relating to the total time spent driving on Sons of Smokey roads associated with your username and your location;

  • If Sons of Smokey reasonably believes that you have breached the Terms of Use, or abused your rights to use the Services, or performed any act or omission that Sons of Smokey reasonably believes to be violating any applicable law, rules, or regulations. Sons of Smokey may share your information in these cases, with law enforcement agencies and other competent authorities and with any third party as may be required to handle any result of your wrongdoing;

  • If Sons of Smokey is required, or reasonably believes that it is required by law to share or disclose your information;

  • In any case of dispute, or legal proceeding of any kind between you and Sons of Smokey, or between you and other users with respect to, or in relation with the Services;

  • In any case where Sons of Smokey reasonably believes that sharing information is necessary to prevent imminent physical damage or damage to property;

  • If Sons of Smokey organizes the operation of the Services within a different framework, or through another legal structure or entity, or if Sons of Smokey is acquired by, or merged into or with another entity, or if Sons of Smokey enters bankruptcy, provided however, that those entities agree to be bound by the provisions of this Privacy Policy, with respective changes taken into consideration;

  • For facilitating the Service and to store your data on servers located in the U.S.A and the European Union.

  • To collect, hold and manage your personal information through cloud based or hosting services or a third party or a party affiliated or connected to Sons of Smokey, as reasonable for business purposes, which may be located in countries outside of your jurisdiction, including but not limited to the United States of America.

  • Sons of Smokey may also share personal information with companies or organizations connected or affiliated with Sons of Smokey, such as subsidiaries, sister-companies and parent companies. Personal information may also be shared with Sons of Smokey's other partners and service providers to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with this policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

 

 

Controlling your personal information

If you would like us to delete your Account, your username (if you have set one up) and your personal information, please use the “Delete Account” function we offer available under the Settings menu in the Application and on the Website.

 

On receiving such a request, Sons of Smokey will use reasonable efforts to delete such information, however please note we may not delete information immediately from our back-up systems.

If you choose to set up a username, you can view your route history via the “Edit the Map”/ “Drives” function on the Sons of Smokey website.

 

Your location and route history is associated with your Account and (if you have chosen to set one up) your username or (if you have chosen not to set up a username) the unique identifier generated by Sons of Smokey.

 

This information is held by Sons of Smokey associated with your Account and username/ unique identifier for such limited period of time as is necessary in order for Sons of Smokey to be able to use the information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. At the end of this period of time, Sons of Smokey will then anonymize or delete your location and route information.

 

If you find that the information associated with your Account is not accurate, complete or updated, then you must make all necessary changes to correct it. Please keep in mind that false, incorrect, or outdated information may prevent you from setting up a username and impair the ability to provide you with Services.

 

How does Sons of Smokey use aggregated information?

Sons of Smokey may use anonymous, statistical or aggregated information (including anonymous location information), in a form that does not enable the identification of a specific user, to properly operate the Services, to improve the quality of the Services, to enhance your experience, to create new services and features, including customized services, to change or cancel existing content or service, and for further internal, commercial and statistical purposes (including advertising).

 

Sons of Smokey may also use anonymous, statistical or aggregated information collected on the Services, in a form that does not enable the identification of a specific user, by posting, disseminating, transmitting or otherwise communicating or making available such information to users of the Services, to the Services’ providers, partners and any other third party. For example, GPS information that we receive from your mobile device may be provided to map editors in an aggregated and/ or anonymous form to help improve the map and solve map problems, traffic data may be provided to cities, and ads analysis may be provided to advertisers.

 

Cookies

Sons of Smokey may use cookies on the Services. Cookies are packets of information sent by the Website’s servers to your web browser and then sent back by the browser each time it accesses the Website’s servers.

 

Sons of Smokey may use cookies for various purposes, such as to save you the need to re-enter your username and password each time you log-in, to facilitate the use of the Website, to collect statistical information, to verify information, and to customize the Website to your personal preferences and for information security purposes.

 

Some of the cookies may expire when the session ends and you exit your browser. Other cookies are saved on your computer’s hard drive. If you wish to block the Website’s cookies, then please use the help button in your browser and follow the necessary instructions. However, bear in mind that disabling cookies may complicate or even prevent your use of the Website, or certain features thereof.

 

Advertising Campaigns

Sons of Smokey may permit, solicit or contract certain other companies to conduct advertising campaigns on the Services.

The information and advertisements that you see when accessing the Services may be targeted on the basis of:

 

  • Geographic or contextual information which we collect from you, including information      described in this Privacy Policy;

  • Information received from third party partners.

 

When you visit a third party website from the Application, such third party may use cookies on your computer. The third party’s use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies and not to this Privacy Policy. If you wish to study the privacy policies of those third parties you should visit their services, or contact them directly.

 

The Service includes an internal messaging system which provides you the ability to send and receive messages to and from other users, and to receive marketing messages from us. You hereby agree that we may use the internal messaging system for the purpose of informing you regarding products or services, which may interest you.

 

Please note however that other Sons of Smokey users are not allowed to use your contact details or our internal messaging account for commercial advertising purposes. If you have encountered any user generated advertising material, please inform us through the channels listed on the “About” menu in the Software or through the “Contact Us” page on the Site (https://sonsofsmokey.com/contact-us). Sons of Smokey does not accept any liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense that you may suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with any user’s advertising material.

 

It is clarified that we are not responsible for the content of said advertisements and the products delivered or services rendered thereby by third parties and you irrevocably and unconditionally agree that we shall not be held responsible or liable in connection thereof.

 

Information Security

Sons of Smokey considers information security to be a top priority. Sons of Smokey implements systems, applications and procedures to secure your personal information, to minimize the risks of theft, damage, loss of information, or unauthorized access or use of information.However, these measures are unable to provide absolute assurance. Therefore, although Sons of Smokey takes great efforts to protect your personal information, Sons of Smokey cannot guarantee and you cannot reasonably expect that Sons of Smokey's databases will be immune from any wrongdoings, malfunctions, unlawful interceptions or access, or other kinds of abuse and misuse.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Sons of Smokey may from time to time change the terms of this Privacy Policy. Substantial changes will take effect 30 days after Sons of Smokey has posted a:

 

  • System  message to users notifying them of changes to the Privacy Policy; and

  • Notification on the Website’s homepage or any other relevant web pages, explaining the      changes to the Privacy Policy alongside a comparison of the “old” and      “new” versions of the Privacy Policy.

 

 

Other changes will take effect 7 days after their initial posting on the Website. However, if Sons of Smokey amends this Privacy Policy to comply with legal requirements, the amendments will become effective immediately upon their initial posting, or as required.

 

You agree to be bound by any of the changes made in the terms of this Privacy Policy. Continuing to use the Services will indicate your acceptance of the amended terms. If you do not agree with any of the amended terms, you must avoid any further use of the Services.