Local Minds AB
LAST MODIFIED: August, 2022
1. Importance of your privacy
2. Who we are
Local Minds provides a digital platform, operating as a website located at www.localminds.se and a mobile Application via which residents can join their housing community group. The ambition of Local Minds as an intermediate digital service is primarily to help increase resident engagement within housing communities.
3. Age-limits and consequences
Children are not eligible to use our Services and we ask that individuals under the age of sixteen do not submit any personal information to us or use the Services. Although visitors of all ages may navigate through the Websites and Applications, we do not knowingly collect or request personal information from those under the age of sixteen without parental consent. If, following a notification from a parent, guardian or discovery by other means, a child under sixteen has been improperly registered on our site by using false information, we will cancel the child’s account and delete the child’s personal information from our records.
4. The personal information we collect
There are several areas on the Website and/or within the Application where you may be asked to enter both personal and non-personal information. For more detailed information on the personal information we collect, please see the sections below.
4.1. Registration data
To use certain Local Minds Services and/or to access the Application and the Website, you’ll need to provide certain personal information which may include, without limitation, your name, password, phone number and email address. If a user connects to the Services and/or the Application using credentials from a third party application (e.g. Facebook), the user will provide us with authentication information such as encrypted access credentials. We may also collect other information available on or through the user’s third party application account, including, for example, name, profile picture and email address.
4.2. Technical information we collect
When you use Local Minds Services and/or access the Application and the Website, we automatically collect certain technical information.
(a) Usage data In order for Local Minds to ensure that we are providing the best possible consumer experience on the Website and within the Application, we collect and track certain user and customer information, such as IP address, general geographic location as indicated by the IP address, browser and/or mobile platform type, the webpages viewed on our websites, whether someone interacts with content available on our websites and how. In addition, when you use the Application Local Minds automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser or mobile platform, including information regarding your mobile or browser device, IP address and location. Local Minds also automatically collects and uses additional information from users and customers such as Application and/or Website open date and time, idle time, and clicks and/or swipes within the Application and/or Website (together with time and order).
(b) Device information We may collect device-specific information, such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, language settings and mobile network information.
(c) Cookies When you visit the Website, our Web server may send a cookie to your computer. This cookie stores a limited amount of information about your site visit and tracks aggregate information on how our site is being used, including session counts, navigation patterns, pages visited, etc. By using cookies we may collect information about the type of device you use to access our websites, the operating system and version, your IP address, your general geographic location as indicated by your IP address, your browser type, the webpages you view on our websites and whether you interact with content available on our websites and how. If you choose to set your web browser to not accept cookies, Local Minds can’t guarantee that the Website will work as intended.
(d) Weblogs Local Minds may also utilize web logs to track aggregate information about how our site and/or the Application is being used. Web logs track anonymous user information, including the number of visitors to the Website, operating systems, IP address (if publicly available), and browser type. Unlike cookies, web logs are maintained only on Local Minds servers and do not store or place anything on the user’s computer.
(e) Advertisement identification numbers If you come to the Local Minds Website or Application from an online advertisement, an anonymous identification number may be passed to the Website or Application. This information cannot be used to gather any personally identifiable information about you. It will only allow us to track the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, marketing and banner advertisement campaigns.
4.3. Other Information we get from your use of the Services
We may collect information about the Services that you use and how you use them. This information includes the following.
(a) Payment data If you make a purchase through the Service, your credit or debit card information (such as card type) and other financial data that we need to process your payment may be collected and stored by us and/or the payment processors with which we work. In addition, the payment processors generally provide us with some limited information related to you, such as a unique token that enables you to make additional purchases using the information they’ve stored, and your card’s type, expiration date, and certain digits of your card number.
(b) Information from surveys You may have the option of completing an online survey at the Website or within the Application from time to time. Participation in surveys is completely voluntary and it is your choice whether or not you wish to disclose your personal information to us in connection with any such survey.
(c) Information from the “Contact Us” section of the Website or Application. You may contact Local Minds through the “Contact Us” feature for support issues or general inquiries. Participation in this area is completely voluntary and it is your choice whether or not you wish to disclose your personal information to us. Local Minds may also collect information posted by users on social media sites for users that have opted to connect to or otherwise link Local Minds with social media accounts including Facebook and Twitter. (d) Information collected other sections of the Website or Application. Local Minds may, from time to time, make various resources available to you at the Website or within the Application. At times we may collect personal information in connection with providing such services.
4.4. Supplementary User Data
In order to improve the experience of our Services and to ensure that the Application meets the various needs and expectations of our users, we collect the following Supplementary User Data. You can opt out of sharing Supplementary User Data by logging in to your Application and following the steps listed in section 10.3 (Altering the information you submit) below.
(a) Personal information. When signing up for the Service you may choose to provide us with certain information regarding your personal information, such as personal skills which will give you access to more enhanced functionality of the Services, including but not limited to customized notifications, recommendations and features.
(b) Location information. When you use the Service or access the Application, we may collect and process information about your actual location (by using, for example, GPS or Bluetooth). We may also use various technologies to determine location, some of which may be made available through third party licensors. Providing us with your location information will give you access to more enhanced functionality of the Services, including but not limited to personalized content, recommendations and features.
(c) Push Notifications. When signing up for the Service you may choose to allow us so send you push notifications for different events in the Application and/or the Website. When you allow us to send you push notifications we store a unique token associated with your device.
5. Our legal grounds for handling personal information
There are different legal grounds that we rely on to use your personal information as stated hereunder.
5.1. Performance of a contract
The use of your personal information described herein may be necessary to perform the agreement you have with us. For example, to give you access to the Application, the Website and the Services, to register and maintain your account, to enable payment services, to help with support issues and to make sure that your Application performs as intended or to respond to your requests.
5.2. Legitimate interests
We may use your personal information for our legitimate interests. For example, we rely on our legitimate interest to analyse and improve the Services and the content on our Website and the Application, to send you notifications about software updates or information about our Services or to use your personal information for administrative, fraud detection or legal purposes.
6. How we use personal information
Local Minds uses the data we collect to provide you with the Application, the Website and the Services, which includes using data to improve and personalize your experience. We also use the data to communicate with you, for example, informing you about your account, new services, security and other types of updates.
6.1. Providing the Application and the Services
We use data to provide, operate, support and improve the Application, the Website and the Services to ensure that interactions between users and within communities are as smooth, transparent and honest as possible. Such data use also includes the handling of payment information for the purpose of being able to provide you with the Services. This processing is necessary for the performance of the agreement we have with you. Supplementary User Data may also be used to give users access to customized, personalized, or localized content, recommendations, features, and advertising through the Application and the Services.
6.2. Support services
We use data to respond to customer enquiries, diagnose Application/Service problems and provide other customer care and support services. This processing is necessary for the performance of the agreement we have with you, as well as to serve our legitimate interest.
6.3. Service Improvement
We continually use data for research purposes and to develop and improve our Services, including maintaining and improving the performance of the Application and the Services, developing and adding new features or capabilities. This processing is necessary to serve our legitimate interest.
6.4. Business Operations
We use data to develop aggregate analysis and business intelligence that enable us to operate, protect, make informed decisions, and report on the performance of our business. This processing is necessary to serve our legitimate interest.
6.5. Security, Safety and Dispute Handling
We use data to protect the security and safety of our users, customers, and the Application, to detect and prevent fraud, to resolve disputes and enforce our agreements. This processing is necessary to serve our legitimate interest. In addition, Local Minds may disclose account or other personal information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with Local Minds rights or property, other Website or Application users or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. This processing is necessary to serve our legitimate interest.
6.6. Communication, Marketing and Advertising
We use the data we collect to deliver and personalise our communications with you. For example, we may contact you by email or other means of electronic communication (including through the Application) to inform you about new features or services, security or software updates or invite you to take part in a survey. This processing is necessary to serve our legitimate interest.
We may also share certain aggregated data with other third parties for general marketing and demographic purposes; however, this data, when shared on an aggregated basis, does not include any of your personal information.
7. How we share personal information
In addition, Local Minds may disclose or otherwise use non-personal information gathered on the Website or within the Application to third parties on an aggregated basis.
8. International data transfers
Local Minds transfers, processes and stores information about its users and customers on servers located in a number of countries. Information collected within the European Union and European Economic Area (“EEA”), for example, might be transferred to and processed by third parties located in a country outside of the EU/EEA. We take great care in protecting your personal information and have put in place adequate mechanisms to protect it when it is transferred outside of the EU/EEA . For instance, by using the Standard Contractual Clauses as approved by the European Commission.
9. Security and retention of personal information
While no system is completely secure, Local Minds takes precautionary measures to help prevent personal information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorised access. Local Minds will retain your personal information for as long as we deem it necessary to enable you to use the Website, the Application, to provide the Services to you, to comply with applicable laws (including those regarding document retention), resolve disputes with any parties and otherwise as necessary to allow us to conduct our business. If you have a question about Local Minds security systems and specific retention period for certain types of personal information we process about you, please send an email to email@example.com
10. Your choices and how to alter the information you submit
10.1. Deleting your information
For purposes of clarity, you are entitled to terminate your Local Minds account at any time, at what point all information connected to your account will either be deleted or anonymised. However, binding legal requirements may require that we store certain information for various periods of time. In order to comply with these regulations, we may be unable to delete information from our databases.
10.2. Altering Information
You can always alter the information you have submitted when creating your Account by going to “Settings” and “Profile” in the Application Local Minds may alter, modify or delete any information you submit to the Website or through the Application if we believe, in our sole discretion, it is necessary or desirable to do so.
10.3. Opting out of sharing of Supplementary User Data
You can always opt out of Supplementary User Data collection by logging in to the Application and follow the steps listed inside the App and/or Web Application to out of the Supplementary User Data you want to.
10.4. Altering your Communication, Marketing and Advertising Preferences
You can opt out of receiving direct marketing communications from Local Minds by following the instructions included in every email sent to you via the “Unsubscribe” tab. You can also opt out of email subscriptions or in-app messaging by updating your profile settings in the Application or on the Website or by contacting Local Minds. We respect your choice, and we will stop sending you promotional emails once you unsubscribe. Please note, regardless of your communication settings, we will continue to communicate with you regarding changes to terms and conditions, policy updates, service interruptions, data breaches or other significant information about our Services.
11. Your rights in relation to your personal information
We want you to be in control of how your personal information is used by us. Subject to local law, you can do this in the following ways: you can ask us for a copy of the personal information we hold about you by sending us a signed request you can inform us of any changes to your personal information, or if you want us to correct any of the personal information we hold about you; in certain situations, you can ask us to erase, block or restrict the personal information we hold about you, or object to particular ways in which we are using your personal information; and in certain situations, you can also ask us to send the personal information you have given us to a third party. Where we are using your personal information on the basis of your consent, you are entitled to withdraw that consent at any time. Moreover, where we process your personal information based on legitimate interest or the public interest, you have the right to object at any time to that use of your personal information. We rely on you to ensure that your personal information is complete, accurate and up to date. Please do inform us of any changes to or inaccuracies in your personal information by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your request as soon as possible but certainly within 30 days. Local Minds is committed to handle any request, complaint or concern that you may have about our use of your personal information in a fair and transparent way. If, however, you believe that we have not been able to assist with your complaint or concern, you may have the right to file a complaint with the data protection authority in your country (if one exists in your country) or supervisory authority.
12.2. Business Transfer
We may, in the future, sell or otherwise transfer some or all of our assets or equity to a third party. Your personally identifiable information and other information we obtain from you via the Website or the Application may be disclosed to any potential or actual third party purchasers of such assets or equity and may be among the assets transferred.
13. How to contact us