WiFi Map – Privacy Policy

May 23, 2018

WiFi Map LLC (“WiFi Map” or “we”) collects information about you
when you install and use our mobile application (“App”) and through
other interactions and communications you have with us. This privacy
policy (“Policy”) applies to persons anywhere in the world who use
our App or otherwise interact or communicate with us (each such
person, a “User” or “you”). If at any time you disagree with this
Policy, you must refrain from installing our App, or, if you have
already installed our App, refrain from using it and delete it. By
installing or using our App you consent to our collection and use of
information in accordance with this Policy.

The primary function of our App is crowdsourcing from our Users
information about WiFi hotspots and making that information
available to our Users to help them find and access hotspots.

Accordingly, we collect the geographical locations of hotspots,
along with the names and addresses of the venues in which they are
located. For each hotspot, we collect its router IP (remote IP)
address, BSSID, SSID, password protection status and, as applicable,
password. By uploading the password for a hotspot through our App,
you represent and warrant to us that you are the owner of the
hotspot, or have been authorized by the owner of the hotspot to
upload the password through our App. If you are not the owner of a
hotspot, and have not been authorized by the owner of that hotspot
to upload the password through our App, you must not upload the
password for that hotspot. We also collect information about WiFi
signal strength, horizontal and vertical accuracy, speed test
information, captive portal mode and the times at which your mobile
device is connected to a particular hotspot.

The hotspot data that we collect is made available to our other
Users through our Apps.

We also collect information about Users and their mobile devices and
networks. When you install our App, and as you use our App, we
collect (a) your email address, (b) your Google, Facebook, VK or
other social networking profile, to the extent available, (c) your
age range, (d) your country, language and time zone, (e) the make,
model, operating system, resolution, device ID, advertisement ID
and, if applicable, MAC address of your mobile device, (f) the name
of your mobile carrier and speed test information about the
performance of your mobile network and (g) the other applications
installed on your mobile device. While our App is installed on your
mobile device, whether or not you are using our App, we regularly
track your precise geographical location. As you use our App, we
collect your search queries, including cities and venues that you
search for.

All User payments for the pay version of our App are handled through
the portal established by the publisher of the operating system for
the User’s mobile device (iOS App Store, Google Play, etc.) and we
do not receive, process or store Users’ credit card information or
other User payment information.

Most mobile platforms (iOS, Android, etc.) have defined certain
types of device data that apps cannot access without your consent,
and have various permission systems for obtaining your consent. The
iOS platform will alert you the first time our App wants permission
to access certain types of data and will let you consent (or not
consent) to that request. Android devices will notify you of the
permissions that our App seeks before you first use the App, and by
using the App you consent to those permissions.

We may use the information we collect to:

  • provide, maintain and improve our services, develop new features
    and send product updates and administrative messages;
  • perform internal operations, including troubleshooting, data
    analysis, testing and research; and
  • send you, or recommend, advertisements and other communications
    we think will be of interest to you and otherwise personalize
    our services.

To opt out of our use of the personal information that we collect
about you for advertising purposes, please contact us at
support@wifimap.io with a request that we not use your personal
information for advertising purposes, and we will honor that

We do not knowingly collect or store personally identifiable
information from anyone under the age of 13 unless or except as
aware that we have received personally identifiable information from
someone under 13, we will use reasonable efforts to remove that
information from our records.

We may transfer the information we collect to, and process and store
it in, the United States and other countries, some of which may have
less protective data protection laws than the region in which you
reside. We also may transfer information to vendors, consultants,
marketing partners and other service providers who need access to
that information to perform services on our behalf. By installing or
using the App, you consent to those transfers of information to
other countries and to service providers.

We may share the information we collect, including WiFi hotspot
information and user information and including personally
identifiable information, with third parties under licensing or
other arrangements. Those third parties may use that information for
research and commercial purposes, including advertising and mobile
network and hotspot performance testing. Without limiting the
generality of this paragraph, additional information about our
sharing of information with certain third-party partners are set out

We also may share the information we collect:

  • with our affiliates for development, data processing, storage
    and logistics purposes;
  • in response to a request for information by a competent
    authority if we believe that disclosure is in accordance with,
    or required by, any applicable law, regulation or legal process;
  • with law enforcement officials, governmental authorities or
    other third parties if we believe your actions are inconsistent
    with our terms of use or policies, or to protect the rights,
    property or safety of WiFi Map or others;
  • in connection with, or during the negotiations of, any merger,
    sale of assets, consolidation, restructuring, financing or
    acquisition of all or a portion of our business;
  • if we otherwise notify you and you consent to the sharing; and
  • in an aggregated or anonymized form that cannot reasonably be
    used to identify you.


When You Use Our VPN Service

We only keep the following data associated with your account:

  • Total amount of bytes transferred in a 30 day period.
  • Timestamp of your last activity on our VPN network.

This data is used to enforce free tier limitations, prevent abuse and weed out inactive accounts.
The following data is NOT stored:

  • Source IP
  • Sites you visited
  • Historical record of VPN sessions
When You Are Actively Connected to a Server

For the duration of your connection the following is stored in server’s memory. This data is immediately discarded when you disconnect:

  • OpenVPN/IKEv2 username
  • Time of connection
  • Amount of data transferred

The following data is stored in a central location:

  • Number of parallel connections at any given time to prevent rampant abuse and account sharing.
  • A counter is incremented that stores total number of bytes downloaded/uploaded in a 30 day period.

Anything that is not mentioned above is not stored.

Our bespoke system eliminates the need to store data entirely. This data resides only in server’s memory while you’re connected, and is immediately discarded by the VPN server when you disconnect. Since it doesn’t get logged into a permanent database, there is nothing to delete.

When You Sign Up

We only require a username and password when you sign up to our service. Email can be provided if you wish to be able to recover your password in case you forget it, as well as receive periodic service updates.

User Data Requests

Since we store the bare minimum for a customer to actually use our service, any request for user data would yield nothing of value. As we do not store any historical logs on who used which IP address, and since IPs are shared by dozens/hundreds of people at any given moment, so we cannot tie any activity to a specific account.

We may change this Policy from time to time by posting an updated
version of this Policy on our website or through our App. Your
continued use of our App after any such update will constitute your
consent to the changes. We encourage you to periodically review this
Policy for the latest information on our privacy practices.