Privacy Policy

  1. In General

    The concept of the Runtastic network is based in part on the publication of details regarding individual users to other users by making such details accessible via the Runtastic sports portal.

    1. The collection, administration and use of personal details by Runtastic complies with applicable data protection laws by ensuring that each user is able to decide herself, which personal details shall be made accessible to other users.
    2. Special notice regarding the „Live Tracking“-feature: The Runtastic platform includes a "Live Tracking"-feature, which, if activated by a user in her own discretion, enables third parties to see the route and data of such user's sports activity on the online sports portal www.runtastic.com. The activation of the "Live Tracking"-feature is voluntary. Unless disabled in the settings by the user, the user will be queried prior to each session whether she wants to activate the feature for such session. By activating the feature, the user accepts the responsibility for such activation at her own risk and peril. If the user does not want to give third parties access to her training route and data, then the "Live Tracking"-feature should not be activated. The user's privacy settings can be configured accordingly, via Profiles-Setting-Privacy.
  2. Categories of personally identifiable information collected by Runtastic

    Runtastic collects information from users upon registration on its website and in connection with the use of any of Runtastic's applications. The personally identifiable information collected by Runtastic falls in the following categories:

    • First and last name;
    • Home or other physical address, including street name and name of city or town;
    • Email address;
    • Miscellaneous workout data, such as length and type of workouts, pulse rates, etc.

    Personally identifiable information shall be saved and used in particular in order to offer new applications to the user, to improve such applications and conform them to the users' needs.

  3. Privacy Settings

    Every user can change the privacy settings applicable to her account. In this way, the user can

    • decide, to a certain extent, which personally identifiable information is collected with respect to such user (see below, Item 3.1); and
    • define who can see personally identifiable information that is collected (see below, Item 3.2).
    1. Each user can decide, via Profiles-Setting-Privacy, whether workout data, such as length and type of workouts, pulse rates, etc., is transmitted to Runtastic (i) by default, after every completed activity or (ii) only if approved by the user after a specific workout has been completed.
    2. With respect to the following details, each user can decide, via Profiles-Setting-Privacy, who can see such information: 1. News feed 2. Profile data 3. Sports activity 4. Sports statistics 5. Maps to sport-sessions 6. Tracks 7. Events 8. Photos. The different settings that are available are as follows:
      • All: Everyone will be able to see this, regardless of whether they have an account or not.
      • All logged in users: All logged in Runtastic users will be able to see this.
      • Friends of Friends: Only your friends, as well as their friends will be able to see this.
      • Friends: Only your friends will be able to see this.
      • None: Nobody will be able to see this.
  4. Use and sharing of personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information with third parties

    By registering, the user explicitly agrees that Runtastic shall have the right to use all automatically collected personally identifiable information, in accordance with the privacy settings of such user, for purposes of the Runtastic applications. Runtastic does not pass on personally identifiable information (see Item 2, above) to third parties, except as required by law or with the explicit consent of the user. Runtastic implements all reasonable measures to prevent the unauthorized access by third parties to saved details.

    The user explicitly consents to the use of non-personally identifiable information by advertising networks included in the mobile applications for the purpose of displaying banner ads (e.g., AdMobs).

  5. Privacy Policy for Usage of Facebook-Plugins (Like-Button, Comments)

    The Runtastic pages integrate plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Users can recognize Facebook-plugins by the Facebook-Logo or the addition "Facebook Social Plugin" or the "Like-Button" ("Like") on our pages. You can find an overview of Facebook-plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

    When users visitin the Runtastic pages, the plugin establishes a connection between a user's browser/smartphone and the Facebook-server. Thereby Facebook gains information on the fact that a user with a certin IP-address has visited a Runtastic page. If a user interacts with the plugins, e. g. by clicking on the Facebook "Like-Button" or entering a comment, while being logged in to such user's Facebook-Account, a user links the contents of the Runtastic pages to her Facebook-profile. Thereby Facebook can correlate a user's visit of the Runtastic page with such user's account. Runtastic as the provider of the Runtastic pages does not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its usage by Facebook. Users can find more information on that issue in the privacy policy of Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

    If users do not want to have Facebook correlate their visits on our site with your Facebook-account, uses must log out from their Facebook-account.

  6. Cookies

    Several areas of the Runtastic website use 'cookies' - small text files that are placed on the user's computer and stored by the browser. They are used by Runtastic to provide a more user-friendly, effective and secure service. Cookies also enable Runtastic to identify a user's browser and offer services to such user. Cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information.

  7. Google Analytics

    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses 'cookies', text files that are saved on your computer and allow your use of the website to be analyzed. The information about your visit collected by the cookie (including your IP address) is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. If this website has activated IP anonymisation, Google first abbreviates your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. Google will use the information collected on behalf of the website operator to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about your activities within this site, and to provide further services for the website operator related to use of the website and Internet use. Google will under no circumstances associate the IP address transmitted by your browser within the operations of Google Analytics with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by entering the corresponding settings in your browser software. However, please note that in this case you may not be able to use the complete range of functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) generated by the cookies from being recorded by Google and Google's processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

  8. Changes to Privacy Policy

    If Runtastic decides to change its privacy policy, it will post those changes on this page. This policy was last modified on 29 Nov, 2012.

  9. Your consent

    By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy. Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at http://www.runtastic.com/en/terms.

Last updated: 29 Nov, 2012

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