GpsGate built the GpsGate Tracker app as a free app. This SERVICE is provided by GpsGate at no cost and is intended for use as is. It is intended only for use with GpsGate Server. This page is used to inform visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service.
Information Collection and Use
The app does use third-party services that may collect information used to identify you.
[Google Play Services](https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/)
Read phone status and identity
This permission is used to determine the IMEI number and/or the phone number of the device so that it can connect to your GpsGate Server once registered without any further configuration.
Precise location (GPS and network-based)
This permission allows us to use the GPS hardware and Wifi location service to try to keep tracking your device with the high precision demanded by our partners whether the device is on the top of a mountain or inside a building.
Physical activity recognition
This permission allows us to save your device battery power by switching the use of GPS on and off depending on whether or not the device is moving. If the device is stationary, we don’t need to ask for the location as it will not have moved since the last recorded update.
This permission allows GPS tracking when the app is closed or not in use. This allows usage of other phone features or having the phone locked whilst still providing the GpsGate server with uninterrupted position data for reliable tracking. To give the app this permission on later versions of Android, you need to choose the “Allow all the time” option in Settings.
Modify or delete the contents of your SD card
This permission is currently used to record error logs to the SD card if needed. If you are using the app normally it will log errors and crashes so that we can fix problems quickly. The delete permission is used so that logs can be tidied up and will not waste storage space unnecessarily on your device.
Read the contents of your SD card
This permission is used to read log files from the SD card so that the app can quickly email them to support when we are investigating an issue. This feature is only available when you are investigating an open issue with guidance from GpsGate support.
Full network access
This permission is used to be able to open a connection with your GpsGate Server and communicate tracking and signal data like any other tracking device.
View network connections
This permission is only used to determine whether or not you have a wifi or mobile data connection open from your device. We use this knowledge to save battery by not trying to reconnect to your GpsGate server while the device has no Wifi/mobile data access or is in airplane mode.
Run at startup
This permission is used once after a device is booted or restarted. If your device has run the GpsGate Tracker app before, it will check to see if you left the device tracking or uploading when it was shut down and restore the app accordingly.
We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in a case of an error in the app we collect data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.
Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device’s internal memory.
This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the app may use third party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information and improve their services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.
We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:* To facilitate our Service;
* To provide the Service on our behalf;
* To perform Service-related services; or
* To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
We want to inform users of this Service that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
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These Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.
This policy is effective as of 2021-04-16.