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Privacy Policy of Workaware

WorkAware Privacy Policy

Welcome to WorkAware! We provide our Services to users in various regions, including the European Region and the UK. Our Privacy Policy outlines the terms under which we offer our services to you.

If you live in the European Region, our services are provided under this Privacy Policy.

For those in the UK, WorkAware LLC is the provider of our services under this Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Definitions and legal references

Personal Data (or Data)

Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.


Usage Data

Information collected automatically through this Application (or third-party services employed in this Application), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User’s IT environment.


User

The individual using this Application who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.


Data Subject

The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.


Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body that processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, as described in this privacy policy.


Data Controller (or Owner)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Application. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Application.


This Application

The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.


Service

The service provided by this Application as described in the relative terms and on this site/application.


European Union (or EU)

Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.


Cookies

Small sets of data are stored in the User’s device.


Legal information

This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).

This privacy policy relates solely to this Application, if not stated otherwise within this document. 

Legal Info

If you reside outside the European Region or the UK, WorkAware LLC (“WorkAware,” “our,” “we,” or “us”) is the provider of our Services under this Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to explain our data practices and how we use the information to provide our Services. It covers topics such as the information we collect and how it affects you, as well as the measures we take to protect your privacy. Rest assured, we build our Services in a way that ensures delivered messages are not stored by us. Additionally, you have control over who you communicate with on our platform.

Applicability of Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy applies to all of our Services unless stated otherwise. We highly recommend reading our Terms of Service (“Terms”), which provide further details on how you can use our Services and the terms of our agreement.


Information We Collect

To provide, improve, and support our Services, we may collect certain information from you. The type of information we collect depends on how you use our Services. Some information is necessary for us to deliver our Services to you. For example, providing your mobile phone number is required to create an account.

We also offer optional features that may require us to collect additional information. You will be informed of any collection as needed. If you choose not to provide the necessary information for a feature, you will not be able to use that feature.


Information You Provide

To create a WorkAware account, you must provide your mobile phone number and basic information. Additional information, such as a profile picture and an “about” section, can also be added to customize your account.

Your messages are not stored on our servers. They are stored on your device and deleted from our servers once delivered. However, there are certain circumstances where we may temporarily store your messages, such as undelivered messages or media forwarding.

We value your privacy and are committed to ensuring a secure and seamless experience on WorkAware.


Additional information about Data Collection and Processing

Legal action

The User’s Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Owner in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this Application or the related Services.

The User declares to be aware that the Owner may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

Additional information about User’s Personal Data

In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, this Application may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular Services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.


System logs and maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, this Application and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with this Application (System logs) and use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.


Information not contained in this policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Owner at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.


How “Do Not Track” requests are handled

This Application does not support “Do Not Track” requests.
To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.


Key Updates

At WorkAware, we prioritize your privacy. Our updated Privacy Policy  reflect our commitment to protecting your data. Here are some key updates you’ll find in our updated policies:

  • Additional information on how we handle your data, including recent product features and functionalities, data processing for safety and security, and links to user security, and integrity, and added more direct links to user settings, Support and Downloads, and how you can manage your information.
  • Improved communication with businesses, ensuring a seamless experience between WorkAware and its users.
  • Easier connections through our partnership with other programs, offering integrated experiences across multiple apps and products.

 

Information You Provide

  • Your Account Information. You must provide your mobile phone number and basic information (including a profile name of your choice) to create a WorkAware account. If you don’t provide us with this information, you will not be able to create an account to use our Services. You can add other information to your account, such as a profile picture and “about” information.
  • Your Messages. We do not retain your messages in the ordinary course of providing our Services to you. Instead, your messages are stored on your device and not typically stored on our servers. Once your messages are delivered, they are deleted from our servers. The following scenarios describe circumstances where we may store your messages in the course of delivering them:
    • Undelivered Messages. If a message cannot be delivered immediately (for example, if the recipient is offline), we keep it in encrypted form on our servers for up to 30 days as we try to deliver it. If a message is still undelivered after 30 days, we delete it.
    • Media Forwarding. When a user forwards media within a message, we store that media temporarily in encrypted form on our servers to aid in more efficient delivery of additional forwards.

      We offer end-to-end encryption for our Services. End-to-end encryption means that your messages are encrypted to protect against us and third parties from reading them. Learn more about end-to-end encryption and how businesses communicate with you on WorkAware.

  • Your Connections. You can use the contact upload feature and provide us, if permitted by applicable laws, with the phone numbers in your address book on a regular basis, including those of users of our Services and your other contacts. If any of your contacts aren’t yet using our Services, we’ll manage this information for you in a way that ensures those contacts cannot be identified by us. Learn more about our contact upload feature here. You can create, join, or get added to groups and broadcast lists, and such groups and lists get associated with your account information. You give your groups a name. You can provide a group profile picture or description.
  • Status Information. You may provide us with your status if you choose to include one on your account. Learn how to use status on Android, iPhone, or KaiOS.
  • Customer Support and Other Communications. When you contact us for customer support or otherwise communicate with us, you may provide us with information related to your use of our Services, including copies of your messages, any other information you deem helpful, and how to contact you (e.g., an email address). For example, you may send us an email with information relating to app performance or other issues.


Automatically Collected Information

  • Usage And Log Information. We collect information about your activity on our Services, like service-related, diagnostic, and performance information. This includes information about your activity (including how you use our Services, your Services settings, how you interact with others using our Services (including when you interact with a business), and the time, frequency, and duration of your activities and interactions), log files, and diagnostic, crash, website, and performance logs and reports. This also includes information about when you registered to use our Services; the features you use like our messaging, calling, Status, groups (including group name, group picture, group description), payments or business features; profile photo, “about” information; whether you are online when you last used our Services (your “last seen”); and when you last updated your “about” information.
  • Device And Connection Information. We collect device and connection-specific information when you install, access, or use our Services. This includes information such as hardware model, operating system information, battery level, signal strength, app version, browser information, mobile network, connection information (including phone number, mobile operator or ISP), language and time zone, IP address, device operations information, and identifiers (including identifiers associated with the same device or account).
  • Location Information. We collect and use precise location information from your device with your permission when you choose to use location-related features, like when you decide to share your location with your contacts or view locations nearby or locations others have shared with you. There are certain settings relating to location-related information which you can find in your device settings or the in-app settings, such as location sharing. Even if you do not use our location-related features, we use IP addresses and other information like phone number area codes to estimate your general location (e.g., city and country). We also use your location information for diagnostics and troubleshooting purposes.
  • Cookies. We use cookies to operate and provide our Services, including to provide our web-based Services, improve your experiences, understand how our Services are being used, and customize them. For example, we use cookies to provide our Services for web and desktop and other web-based services. We may also use cookies to understand which of our Help Center articles are most popular and to show you relevant content related to our Services. Additionally, we may use cookies to remember your choices, like your language preferences, to provide a safer experience, and otherwise to customize our Services for you. Learn more about how we use cookies to provide you with our Services.


Third-Party Information

  • Information Others Provide About You. We receive information about you from other users. For example, when other users you know use our Services, they may provide your phone number, name, and other information (like information from their mobile address book) just as you may provide theirs. They may also send you messages, send messages to groups to which you belong, or call you. We require each of these users to have lawful rights to collect, use, and share your information before providing any information to us.
    You should keep in mind that in general any user can capture screenshots of your chats or messages or make recordings of your calls with them and send them to WorkAware or anyone else, or post them on another platform.
  • User Reports. Just as you can report other users, other users or third parties may also choose to report to us your interactions and your messages with them or others on our Services; for example, to report possible violations of our Terms or policies. When a report is made, we collect information on both the reporting user and the reported user. To find out more about what happens when a user report is made, please see Support and Downloads Features.
  • Businesses On WorkAware. Businesses you interact with using our Services may provide us with information about their interactions with you. We require each of these businesses to act in accordance with applicable law when providing any information to us.
    When you message a business on WorkAware, keep in mind that the content you share may be visible to several people in that business. In addition, some businesses might be working with third-party service providers to help manage their communications with their customers. For example, a business may give such third-party service provider access to its communications to send, store, read, manage, or otherwise process them for the business. To understand how a business processes your information, including how it might share your information with third parties, you should review that business’ privacy policy or contact the business directly.
  • Third-Party Service Providers. We work with third-party service providers to help us operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services. For example, we work with them to distribute our apps; provide our technical and physical infrastructure, delivery, and other systems; provide engineering support, cybersecurity support, and operational support; supply location, map, and places information; help us understand how people use our Services; market our Services; help you connect with businesses using our Services; conduct surveys and research for us; ensure safety, security, and integrity; and help with customer service. These companies may provide us with information about you in certain circumstances; for example, app stores may provide us with reports to help us diagnose and fix service issues.

 

How We Use Information

We use the information we have (subject to choices you make and applicable law) to operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services. Here’s how:

  • Our Services. We use the information we have to operate and provide our Services, including providing customer support; completing purchases or transactions; improving, fixing, and customizing our Services; and connecting our Services that you may use. We also use information we have to understand how people use our Services; evaluate and improve our Services; research, develop, and test new services and features; and conduct troubleshooting activities. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.
  • Safety, Security, And Integrity. Safety, security, and integrity are an integral part of our Services. We use information we have to verify accounts and activity; combat harmful conduct; protect users against bad experiences and spam; and promote safety, security, and integrity on and off our Services, such as by investigating suspicious activity or violations of our Terms and policies, and to ensure our Services are being used legally.
  • Communications About Our Services. We use the information we have to communicate with you about our Services and let you know about our terms, policies, and other important updates. We may provide you with marketing for our Services.
  • No Third-Party Banner Ads. We still do not allow third-party banner ads on our Services. We have no intention to introduce them, but if we ever do, we will update this Privacy Policy.
  • Business Interactions. We enable you and third parties, like businesses, to communicate and interact with each other using our Services. Businesses may send you transaction, appointment, and shipping notifications; product and service updates; and marketing. For example, you may receive flight status information for upcoming travel, a receipt for something you purchased, or a notification when a delivery will be made. Messages you receive from a business could include an offer for something that might interest you. We do not want you to have a spammy experience; as with all of your messages, you can manage these communications, and we will honor the choices you make.


Information You and We Share

You share your information as you use and communicate through our Services, and we share your information to help us operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services.

  • Send Your Information To Those With Whom You Choose To Communicate. You share your information (including messages) as you use and communicate through our Services.
  • Information Associated With Your Account. Your phone number, profile name and photo, “about” information, last seen information, and message receipts are available to anyone who uses our Services, although you can configure your Services settings to manage certain information available to other users, including businesses, with whom you communicate.
  • Your Contacts And Others. Users, including businesses, with whom you communicate can store or reshare your information (including your phone number or messages) with others on and off our Services. You can use your Services settings and the “block” feature in our Services to manage who you communicate with on our Services and certain information you share.
  • Businesses On WorkAware. We offer specific services to businesses such as providing them with metrics regarding their use of our Services.
  • Third-Party Service Providers. We work with third-party service providers to help us operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services. We work with these companies to support our Services, such as providing technical infrastructure, delivery, and other systems; marketing our Services; conducting surveys and research for us; protecting the safety, security, and integrity of users and others; and assisting with customer service. When we share information with third-party service providers in this capacity, we require them to use your information on our behalf in accordance with our instructions and terms.
  • Third-Party Services. When you or others use third-party services that are integrated with our Services, those third-party services may receive information about what you or others share with them. For example, if you use a data backup service integrated with our Services (like iCloud or Google Drive), they will receive information you share with them, such as your WorkAware messages. If you interact with a third-party service linked through our Services, such as when you use the in-app player to play content from a third-party platform, information about you, like your IP address and the fact that you are a WorkAware user, may be provided to such third party. Please note that when you use third-party services, their own terms and privacy policies will govern your use of those services and products.


Assignment, Change of Control, And Transfer

In the event that we are involved in a merger, acquisition, restructuring, bankruptcy, or sale of all or some of our assets, we will share your information with the successor entities or new owners in connection with the transaction in accordance with applicable data protection laws.


Managing and Retaining Your Information

You can access or port your information using our in-app Request Account Info feature (available by tapping your profile photo to go to your settings > Account). For iPhone users, you can learn how to access, manage, and delete your information through our iPhone Help Center articles. For Android users, you can learn how to access, manage, and delete your information through our Android Help Center articles.

We store information for as long as necessary for the purposes identified in this Privacy Policy, including to provide our Services or for other legitimate purposes, such as complying with legal obligations, enforcing and preventing violations of our Terms, or protecting or defending our rights, property, and users. The storage periods are determined on a case-by-case basis that depends on factors like the nature of the information, why it is collected and processed, relevant legal or operational retention needs, and legal obligations.

If you would like to further manage, change, limit, or delete your information, you can do that through the following tools:

  • Services Settings. You can change your Services settings to manage certain information available to other users. You can manage your contacts, groups, and broadcast lists, or use our “block” feature to manage the users with whom you communicate.
  • Changing Your Mobile Phone Number, Profile Name And Picture, And “About” Information. If you change your mobile phone number, you must update it using our in-app change number feature and transfer your account to your new mobile phone number. You can also change your profile name, profile picture, and “about” information at any time.
  • Deleting Your WorkAware Account. You can delete your WorkAware account at any time (including if you want to revoke your consent to our use of your information pursuant to applicable law) using our in-app delete my account feature. When you delete your WorkAware account, your undelivered messages are deleted from our servers as well as any of your other information we no longer need to operate and provide our Services. Deleting your account will, for example, delete your account info and profile photo, delete you from all WorkAware groups, and delete your WorkAware message history. Be mindful that if you only delete WorkAware from your device without using our in-app delete my account feature, your information will be stored with us for a longer period. Please remember that when you delete your account, it does not affect your information related to the groups you created or the information other users have relating to you, such as their copy of the messages you sent them.

You can learn more here about our data deletion and retention practices and about how to delete your account.


Law, Our Rights, And Protection

We access, preserve, and share your information described in the “Information We Collect” section of this Privacy Policy above if we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to:

(a) respond pursuant to applicable law or regulations, legal process, or government requests;

(b) enforce any other applicable terms and policies, including for investigations of potential violations;

(c) detect, investigate, prevent, or address fraud and other illegal activity or security, and technical issues; or

(d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our users, WorkAware, including to prevent death or imminent bodily harm.


Our Global Operations

WorkAware shares information globally, both internally and externally with our partners and service providers, and with those with whom you communicate around the world, in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Your information may, for example, be transferred or transmitted to, or stored and processed in, the United States; countries; affiliates and partners, or our service providers are located; or any other country or territory globally where our Services are provided outside of where you live for the purposes as described in this Privacy Policy. Please keep in mind that the countries or territories to which your information is transferred may have different privacy laws and protections than what you have in your home country or territory.

 

Updates To Our Policy

The Owner reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time by notifying its Users on this page and possibly within this Application. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. Should the changes affect processing activities performed based on the User’s consent, the Owner shall collect new consent from the User, where required.


Contact Us

If you have questions or issues about our Privacy Policy, please contact us.

WorkAware LLC

Privacy Policy

United States: 312-761-5423

Canada: 647-249-1622

info@www.workaware.com

55 E. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1005 Chicago, IL 60604

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