Privacy policy of
Hunter Companion Apps

This privacy policy applies to all data collected or provided by the user while using our app.

Who is responsible for the data processing for this app?

Hunter & Companion GmbH
Zielstattstr. 19
81379 Munich

Further information can be found in ourlegal notice

What data do we collect?

When you use our “Hunting Companion” app, we process different personal data. A detailed presentation of the respective data and an explanation of how we process such data can be found here:

Why did I receive an email invitation for the Hunting Companion app?

Users of the Hunting Companion app can invite other interested parties to use our app or add already active users to a group to share their experiences with you.If you are not yet using the Hunting Companion app, one of our users has invited you to do so. The user has passed on your email addresses to us so that we were able to send you an invitation. You can find out from whom we received this information in the corresponding email. No further data shall be provided to us about you or shall been collected by us.The data processing is based on our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (1) f GDPR for the expansion of our user base and the distribution of our app.The email was sent by our service provider Mailchimp (via Mandrill API), a brand of Rocket Science Group. Your personal data were processed in the United States. The uniform level of data protection is ensured by the certification of the Rocket Science Group in accordance with the Privacy Shield Agreement. In addition, as a service provider, Mailchimp is obliged to provide instructions-based data processing in accordance with the GDPR pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR.Your email address shall also be stored with us. Storage takes place on the servers of our service providers Heroku / AWS within the EU / EEA. We collect email addresses in order to determine whether active app users can be generated from the sent emails. This data processing also takes place in accordance with our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (1) f GDPR. This is the result of evaluating various advertising and marketing campaigns in order to determine whether they are successful.You have several options to object to further data processing. You can unsubscribe by clicking on the appropriate link in the email or by entering your email address hereAlternatively, you can send us an email with an unsubscription request to the following email address: info@hunterco.de.We shall take note of your email address to ensure that you shall no longer receive any more invitation emails.Otherwise, your email address shall be stored for a maximum period of 90 days and shall be subsequently deleted.If you are already using the Hunting Companions App, another user invited you into a group and you have received a corresponding message. Your email address has been provided to us by the inviting user to send you this invitation. Data processing is based on the free service contract between you as the user and HC pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (1) b GDPR as it is an inherent part of the App to provide the user the opportunity to share his experience and knowledge with others. Of course, you can also use the app independently and object to a new invitation through an invitation email. We shall blacklist your email address to ensure that you shall not receive a new email notification. Once you have objected to receiving additional email notifications for invitations to a group, no further notifications shall be sent to your email address.

Blacklist

If you object to receiving invitation emails or other information regarding the app, we shall no longer send you emails. To ensure this, we have a so-called blacklist. This ensures that no emails are sent to the respective addresses. This data processing is carried out in our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (1) f GDPR in order to comply with the data protection requirements under the GDPR and to be able to comply with the wishes of data subjects.The data collected by us are stored on the servers of the provider Mailchimp. Storage shall take place as long as there is a legitimate interest in not sending you any more emails. Such storage shall end should you decide to use the app or get deleted from the list to start receiving emails again.In principle, you can object to this data processing. To do so, please contact info@hunterco.de The uniform level of data protection is ensured by the certification of Rocket Science Group, the parent company of our service provider Mailchimp, in accordance with the Privacy Shield Agreement. In addition, as a service provider, Mailchimp is obliged to provide instructions-based data processing in accordance with the GDPR pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR.

Sending an invitation

Each user can invite a different user to a group within the app. If you send an invitation, the recipient shall be notified by email informing them who sent the invitation. The first and last name you specify shall be processed. This data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (1) c GDPR as HC is obliged to name the original source of the personal data (email address).If the user does not possess login credentials to the Hunting Companion App, the recipient shall be invited to use the Hunting Companion App.When you send an invitation, the corresponding email with your name shall be stored with the invitee’s email provider. HC cannot influence this data processing.The data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) b GDPR as it is an inherent part of our service to provide users the opportunity to contact other users and to invite them into groups. The invitations you make can be tracked for a period of 60 days and shall subsequently be deleted.Your personal data shall be processed by the service provider Mailchimp (via Mandrill API), a brand of the Rocket Science Group, which is responsible for sending the emails. They processes your information in the USA. The uniform level of data protection is ensured by certification pursuant to the Privacy Shield Agreement. Furthermore, the service provider is required to provide instructions-bound data processing according to Art. 28 GDPR.

Permissions of the app

To use the app along with all its features, the following permissions must be granted to gain appropriate accesses:
Location                  
Approximate location (network-based),
Precise location (GPS and network-based)
Pictures / Media / Files                  
Reading rights for content
Camera                  
The ability to take pictures and videos
WiFi Connection Information                  
Search for WiFi connections
Other
Basically, various data can be collected and processed on the basis of these permissions. A detailed description of the data processing can be found in the following explanations:                
Internet data reception, Inspection access to the network connections, Full access rights to the network, Modification permissions to the App, Right to prevent the device from entering sleep mode, Google play license control.

Data processing on the basis of the permissions

Pictures
The app requires permission to access your already created pictures so that you can integrate them into your hunting diary and share them with others.Personal data shall only be collected with your consent by uploading the individual pictures to the app. Personal data collection in this respect results on the one hand from the information shown on the pictures and the metadata of the pictures on the other hand. The legal basis for data collection is based on Art. 6 (1) (1) a GDPR. You can delete the data collected here at any time. This does not affect the legality of the data processing carried out up to that point in time. Please keep in mind that other users with whom you share your pictures cannot make copies of these pictures and we do not technically allow the pictures to be shared. However, it cannot be ruled out that other reproductions can take place. (screenshots).The pictures uploaded in this regard are stored on the servers of our service providers AWS or Heroku. All data is stored exclusively within the EU/EEA. The service providers are bound to process data in accordance with instructions pursuant to Art.28 GDPR in accordance with the corresponding contracts.The collected data is generally stored as long as you use the app or until you request the deletion of the corresponding data or you delete the pictures independently.
Location identification
With the help of the app, you can determine your whereabouts as part of the active location identification and have it displayed on a map in order to share it along with a post. For this purpose, the app requires the appropriate permission to access it. As soon as you have your location identified using the app, this data shall be stored.The data collection in this regard takes place exclusively with your consent to the data processing pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (1) a GDPR. You can enable and disable the data collection at any time. This does not affect the legality of the data storage carried out up to that point in time. To delete location information, you can delete the posts associated with your location or send us a notice at info@hunterco.deThe collected data is stored on the servers of our service providers AWS and Heroku. All data is stored exclusively within the EU/EEA. The service providers are bound to the corresponding contracts pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR.The collected data is generally stored as long as you use the app or you request the deletion of the corresponding data.
Camera
The app requires access to the camera. Recordings are only made when you activate the camera function of the app. The related data processing takes place with your consent and therefore on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (1) a GDPR.
WiFi Connection Information
Personal data is not collected or processed in this regard.
Receiving of internet data
In order to be able to use the app to its fullest extent, various content from the Internet is loaded when an Internet connection is present. This does not result in data being transferred to third parties.No processing of personal data results from such further permissions.

App registration for use

If you decide to use the app, you shall have to create an account. You shall be asked to provide the following information about yourself:
– Name, first name,
– Email address.

The personal data required in this regard are mandatory, without which we cannot provide you access to the app. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) (1) b GDPR in connection with the free use agreement between you and HC.Optionally, you can add a profile picture to your profile. This is not required for the use of the app. Since the collection of data is voluntary, it is based on Art. 6 (1) (1) a GDPR You can remove your picture from your profile at any time.The data collected in this regard is stored on the servers of the providers AWS / Heroku within the EU/EEA. It shall not be passed on to third parties. According to Art. 28 GDPR, our service providers are obliged to process data in accordance with instructions.

Launching the app / using the app

Once the app is launched, the following personal information is collected and stored:– Time of opening the app,
– Operating system used and its version,
– Country, region,
– Mobile device used.The above data shall be provided by us on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (1) f GDPR and therefore in our legitimate interest. This is due to the improvement of our service as well as the app. The logged data should help the user simplify the handling of the app and make the user experience of the app even more effective.The data is collected via the Google Firebase application integrated in the app. The data collected is stored in the Google Cloud (BigQuery) . The storage takes place within the EU/EEA. Google is a data processor pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR.The data collected are stored in a personalized manner and can be assigned to the respective data subject.The data collected are stored in a personalized manner and can be assigned to the respective data subject. You can object to the collection of data at any time for the future. You can use your profile settings to configure the appropriate settings under the tab: “legal”. You can also object to the collection of data from the outset.The data collected shall be stored for a period of 24 months and shall be subsequently deleted.Further personal data in the form of the following information shall be collected by the integrated application of the provider Facebook together with a randomly generated user ID and transmitted to it:– Registration of a new account,
– Launch of the appThe data collected in this regard, regardless of whether you have an account on Facebook, shall be transmitted to Facebook and stored outside the EU/EEA. We have no influence on the further data processing conducted by Facebook. You can inquire about Facebook’s privacy policy here: https://www.facebook.com/help/238318146535333We process the data collected in this regard on the basis of our legitimate interest. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) (1) f GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the control of various promotions that are linked to Facebook. The data collected in this regard shall only be used for evaluation purposes and shall be anonymized/deleted after a period of 24 months. This data shall not be transmitted to third parties. The collection of data can in principle be objected to.

Data transfer in the event of an error message

If your app crashes due to an unexpected error, you shall be asked, after rebooting, if you wish to send an anonymous bug report to the developers. The transfer of data is voluntary. No data regarding the crash shall be sent to the developers without your consent.

Data transfer to advertising providers

User-specific advertising is not used within the app.

Data transfer to other users

In principle, no personal data shall be passed on to other users by us. The app can be used for independent use without informing other users. You are free to share your experiences in groups with other users and to share content. You decide what information you want to share with the other group members. The data processing is thus based on Art. 6 (1) (1) a GDPR. If you leave a group, your posts shall not be deleted

Deletion of personal data

In addition to the system-specific deletion of your data described above, deletion of your data can be done by actively deleting your account.Furthermore, your account can be deactivated and then deleted if you no longer use it for a longer period of time and we can no longer expect you to use it again.

Help Center

If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints, you can of course contact our help center. You can contact us through our contact form https://hunterco.de/feedback , or send us an e-mail to the following address: info@hunterco.de. In order to answer your request, we require your email address. This shall be collected by us as soon as you send us a request. The data collection is based on our legitimate interest by type. 6 (1) (1) f GDPR. Our interest is to guarantee the satisfaction of our users and to be able to respond to respective suggestions and ideas. In principle, you have the option to object to data processing.We may determine or name all other personal data that is transmitted to us in the text of the email as we have no influence on this. We would like to point out that the transfer of data is voluntary and should not be conducted with unnecessary information. The option of physical communication by mail is of course available. The legal basis for data collection lies in the voluntary nature pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (1) a GDPR. The consent to the processing of the data collected in this regard may be revoked at any time without the legality of the previous data processing being affected.The communications received in this context are processed exclusively by the employees of HC. Data shall not be transferred to third parties or to a third country.After answering the enquiries, they shall be stored for a period of 90 days and then deleted as experience has shown that we can assume that no further queries shall be made after this period.

Does an obligation to provide the data exist?

In principle, there is no legal obligation to provide the data collected in this regard.The personal data shall be processed on the basis of the existing contract for the provision of services in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) b GDPR. The use of the app is not possible without the collection of the above-mentioned registration data.The other personal data shall be processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) f GDPR. There is no legal or contractual obligation to provide this data. You can object to the collection of this data at any time without bearing any disadvantages.

Automated decision-making including profiling

It is true that data we collect in this regard shall be used to generate a personal and customized service for you. However, this is not an automated decision-making process pursuant to Art. 22 GDPR as this does not have any legal effect on you. However, we would like to inform you about this in the most transparent way possible.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?

When processing your personal data, the GDPR grants you certain rights as a user:Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR):You have the right to request confirmation as to whether personal data relating to you are being processed; if this is the case, you have the right to access this personal data and the information specified in Art. 15 DSGVO.Right to rectification and erasure (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR):You have the right to request without delay the correction of inaccurate personal data concerning you and, if applicable, the completion of incomplete personal data.You have the right to demand that personal data concerning you be deleted immediately if one of the reasons listed in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. if the data is no longer required for the purposes pursued.Right to the restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR):You have the right to demand the restriction of the processing if one of the conditions listed in Art. 18 GDPR is met, e.g. if you have lodged an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR or for the duration of any examination whether our legitimate interests outweigh your interests as a data subject.Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR):In certain cases, which are listed in detail in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer of this data to a third party.Right of objection (Art. 21 GDPR):If data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (1) f GDPR (data processing to safeguard legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. We shall then no longer process the personal data unless there are demonstrably compelling grounds for processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.Right of objection to a supervisory authorityPursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to object to a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of the data concerning you violates data protection regulations. In particular, the right of appeal may be exercised with a supervisory authority in the Member State of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

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Hunter & Companion GmbH
Zielstattstr. 19
81379 Munich
‍Germany

E-Mail: info@hunterco.de

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