Privacy Policy

Welcome to the REYETS mobile application (“App”), which is designed to allow you to make and share recordings of civil and human rights related encounters. The App also helps you connect with organizations, news, legal, and other community resources with the intent to assist you in protecting your rights. Users may receive an alert when a nearby user is recording a police stop. Recordings are stored on the users' mobile device and may be backed up to the users' cloud service. Optionally users may submit and share recordings within the apps Community features. We will use submissions to increase public awareness of and monitor civil rights violations.


REYETS is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy summarizes the information this App collects, how we use it, and the limited circumstances in which we may disclose it.  By using this App, you acknowledge and agree to this privacy policy. If you do not agree to this privacy policy, please do not use the App.

 

What information do we collect?
We do not access, collect or retain any information, including cookies, device IDs, or activity information about your use of other applications, other than what is specifically set forth here.

Registration Information. We collect personal information, including name, address, email address and phone number, that you provide in the Settings section of the App. Providing this information is optional, without it we can’t contact you about any reports or videos you submit.

 

Recorded Reports.  

When you use the video, audio or photos reporting feature in the App, we collect that video, audio, and its associated data if you opt-in to share the data with REYETS.

 

Written Reports. 

We collect data from the reports that you generate after creating a Report.


Geo-Location Information. 

We may collect your physical location to use in data analysis of rights violations.

Information about your device and connection. Your IP address may be included in the transmission of information to REYETS, but we do not retain your IP address after processing that transmission.

 

How do we transmit and store your information?

Your information will be transmitted only via secure connection (SSL).

 

Where your information is stored

Your information will be stored on servers maintained by the REYETS or by third parties that agree not to use or disclose your information only to provide service to us or to comply with legal process.

 

How long we keep your information

Your information will be stored on servers maintained by the REYETS or by third parties that agree not to use or disclose your information only to provide service to us or to comply with legal process.

 

How do we use your information?

 

Registration Information

We will use the Registration Information to track and respond to your Reports, including to contact you about your Reports and Rights.

 

Written Reports

Neither the App nor any of the materials in it are solicitations or offers by the REYETS to represent you. We cannot promise you that the information you provide will lead to any specific action on the part of REYETS.

 

We also may use the information you give us in Written Reports for one of the following purposes, without your Registration Information or any other information we believe may identify you, to further the purposes of the App, including as legislative testimony, in support of litigation, in communications with a city, state or federal agency; or to tell your story to the public, including through the media.

 

Recordings

Recordings are intended to contain documentary evidence rather than to communicate a request for legal assistance. Do not share Recordings anything you intend to be kept confidential. We do not treat shared Recordings as confidential or protected by attorney-client privilege. 

 

As described below, we may share or disclose part or all of the recordings you share with us to any person or organization, or directly to the general public, if we believe such a disclosure would further the App’s purpose and the REYETS mission of protecting rights and civil liberties.

 

Geo-Location Information

We will use your Geo-location Information to track and respond to Written and Video Reports. If you opt into the App's BROADCAST features, we will alert other users nearby when you submit a Report and will provide them with your Geo-Location information at the time you submit the report. We will not provide them with any other information, including your Registration Information, or any information from your Report or Recordings.  We will also send you a notification if a nearby user has submitted a Recording using the App.

 

How do we share your information?

We require that any REYETS entity that receives any information comply with this Privacy Policy and the terms of this App’s End User License Agreement.

 

With service providers

We share information with third parties that are necessary to helping us host, maintain, support or otherwise assist us with this App. We only use service providers that agree not to use or disclose your information only to provide service to us or to comply with legal process.

With other users of the App

 

If you opt-in to the App's Brodacast feature, when you share a Recording we may disclose your Geo-Location Information, but not your Registration Information or any other information we think could identify you (such as your name, postal or email address, phone number), to others who have downloaded this App.

 

With the broader public without identifying information

We may disclose your shared Recordings or information from your shared Reports (including the location of an incident you reported), but not your Registration Information or any other information that we think might identify you, to anyone where we believe such a disclosure would further the App’s purpose and the REYETS mission of protecting rights and civil liberties, including, but not limited to:

  • News organizations and other members of the media;

  • Courts, legislators, law enforcement agencies and other government officials;

  • Partner organizations working to protect civil rights, civil liberties, or human rights; or

  • Directly to the public through our website or other materials.

 

In response to legal process

We may share information, including Registration Information, Geo-Location Information, or Written Reports if compelled by law, regulation, or valid legal process. We will go to court to fight any demand that we do not believe is legitimate. We are REYETS, and we take your right to keep information private from the government very seriously.

If we are required to disclose your information in response to a legal demand and we have information that enables us to contact you, we will do our best to provide you advance notice and offer you a copy of the legal request, unless we are prohibited from doing so by a valid court order. We will fight to ensure you have a right to know if the government demands your information from us.

 

In an emergency

We may disclose your information in certain emergency circumstances, including where we believe doing so is necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm to a person.

 

We don’t sell your data

We never sell your information to any person, company or another third party.

 

Additional Information

 

Not Directed at Children Under 13

The App is not directed at children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update our privacy policies and practices at any time. When we do, we will provide an update to the App with prominent notice of the new privacy policy, and will also post a notice at www.reyets.com with a link to the updated document. All Information collected after we have updated our privacy policies and practices will be governed by the policies and practices described in the updated document.

 

What this Policy Doesn’t Apply To

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any email communications to or from you, to your use of our website(s), to your use of any other mobile applications, or to any information you provide or that we receive from any source other than this App.  Please see our General Privacy Policy and the privacy disclosures for any such information.

 

 

Last update January 2, 2018