Privacy Statement

It hasn’t been the best of years when it comes to privacy and the integrity of user data and we realize that many of you feel hesitant to hand over your information. At Pingster, we believe that transparency builds trust and trust is necessary for enjoyment. You have a right to know what data we collect from you and how we use it, and you should have meaningful control over both. In keeping with the spirit of transparency and trust we are outlining our privacy policy in the plainest of terms.

At this time, Pingster’s gathering of personal user information is minimal and will be used solely for internal metric data for business investment and fundraising only. Your data will not be sold, marketing, or otherwise abused as it may have been by other channels. In accepting Pingster’s terms and conditions you are agreeing to our privacy conditions which will include your email being included in our email list. Emails from Pingster will contain information on new features on the app. You can unsubscribe to our emails at anytime. We believe in a human’s right to privacy and will do our best to not only protect yours but keep you informed of relevant changes to our policy.

What We Are

Pingster is public photo-sharing and video sharing mobile web app. Media, (images and videos), uploaded to Pingster are public and will automatically be geo-tagged at the location where the media was taken. Media uploads on Pingster are immediately viewable and searchable by people all across the globe.

In the days of heightened privacy awareness, Pingster does not record nor share your personal location but rather only displays nearby geo-tagged media to your cell phone. Pingster® stores media, (images and videos), with it’s GPS location in the Pingster cloud® and never a Pingster user' s location. After you take the picture and walk away you are no longer associated with that GPS location.

In plain terms, if you have an media (images or videos) that were taken in what you consider a sensitive location such as your home and if you don’t want people to know where you live, then don’t share this type of media on Pingster. Pingster uses Google Maps to automatically calculate the approximate location of all uploaded media. Just be aware of this especially if your Pingster username uses your real or full name. We advise you to consider this prior to uploading any media.

You Keep Control

Users still maintain the ultimate control of their information. Pingsters will be able to add and delete images and videos from their user profile, as well as, decide what personal data they want displayed. You have the option of not filling in personal data when signing up and deactivating your Pingster account at any time. This means that you have the final say about whether and how we process your personal data.

When you create a Pingster account we do require some personal information such as your email address, phone number, and birth date to make your account secure.

Private Profiles

Pingster offers a private profile option for it’s users. This private profile means you are disabling all social communication features in the app and comments on any of your uploaded media. Users will still be able to like and favorite and report any violations from the media in your profile. This feature is designed for users that are not interested in participating in Pingster’s social media experience, but still want to share a visual expereince by leaving their geo-tagged media imprints around the world.

Personalized Experience

In addition to the information you share with us, we may use the content you read, like, or favorite, and other information to determine what topics you’re interested in to deliver you more relevant content in the future. This information is not sold. It is not shared. It is used only to enhance your Pingster experience.

If you have questions about this policy, how we collect or process your personal data, or anything else related to our privacy practices, we want to hear from you. You can contact us at any time.