We take the private nature of your personal information very seriously. We care about your privacy and we are committed to making Gauss a brand you can love and trust. This document will try to describe with full transparency how we use personally identifiable information (or “personal information”) and other information we collect.
If you have any questions or concerns about privacy, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]
About the information we collect from you
Using our service, we may collect personal information and other information from you.
When you use our service, we also receive and store non-identifiable information. This passively collected information cannot be used to identify you personally. We may store this kind of information or include it in databases owned and operated by us, our affiliates, service providers or agents. We may also compile
and analyze this information with together with other information such as to conduct research and compile statistics to generally improve the service. We may share this aggregated and non-identifiable informations with our affiliates, agents and business partners but it is important to stress that this is information that cannot be used to identify you specifically. We may also disclose aggregated information to better describe our service to current and future business partners and any other third party for any other lawful purpose.
On the topic of location information
Gauss is all about discovering more about the people around you and we use your location information from different sources like cell tower triangulation, the GPS on your device and social check-ins. Only with your explicit consent and on a case to case basis will we share your profile with other people nearby using our service. Further more, your profile will only be shared and displayed on a mutual agreement between you and another Gauss user. It is important to note that we will never share or post your explicit location to anyone anywhere.
What we do with your information
We use your personal information to provide the core functionality of Gauss like displaying your profile to other Gauss users nearby on your consent. We also use it to improve the service and to monitor your use of it. When communicating with you, we’re also using your personal information and for any other purpose the information was provided.
What we share with third parties
What you control
You can use Gauss without providing any personal information. If you chose not to, you may still be able to use certain parts of the service. To be able to e.g. share your profile you need to log in with e.g. your Facebook account.
The exclusions to this policy
Children under 13
We do not knowingly collect personal information on children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal information through the service. If you believe a child under the age of 13 is using the service, please contact us at [email protected] and we will delete the private information.
About third party logins
Please observe that the manner in which those social networks use, store and post are governed by their policies and that we have no liability or responsibility for their privacy policies and other actions.
You may have the option of posting your Gauss activities to other social networking service like Facebook or Twitter. You acknowledge that if you consent to using this feature, your friends, followers and subscribers on any social networking services you have enabled will be able to see such activity. Gauss will however ask for your explicit consent before posting anything.
What we do to protect your privacy
Gauss takes reasonable steps to protect the personal information that you provide using the service from misuse, loss and unauthorized access, disclosure or destruction. As no means of electronic transmission is ever fully secure or error free, please be advised to take the necessary precautions when deciding what kind of information to send us in this form.
About changes to this policy
Last updated July 3, 2012