Data and TheGpsBlog.com
TheGpsBlog.com maintains and uses the following data
GPS track data (including latitude, longitude, time and sometimes elevation) for activities undertaken by the application developer, the application developer's wife and the application developer's dog (hereinafter known as Scooby Hound). Occasionally, other people accompany us on those activities.
Data item Processing Processing purpose Latitude / longitude Stored To be able to display a track (polyline) of latitude / longitude points on maps and charts Time Stored To be able to display where an activity tool place and how fast tje user was travelling Elevation Stored To be able to show elevation gain during cycling and dog walking activities
Requesting data deletion The application developer is (in GDPR terms) both the "data controller" and "data processor". If the application developer's wife wants any GPS track removed she should talk to her husband. If Scooby Hound wants any GPS track removed, he should provide proof to the application developer's wife (with references) that he can be considered a "data subject" (in GDPR terms). On provision of such proof, the application developer's wife will contact the "data controller" to ensure the offending track(s) are removed.
Slightly more seriously, if any other person accompanying the application developer, the applications developer's wife or application developer's dog on an activity logged as a GPS track in TheGpsBlog.com has any privacy concerns, please contact the data controller and we'll agree whether the activity needs to be made private (there are several levels of privacy within TheGpsBlog.com) or deleted entirely.
Photos taken during activities logged as GPS tracks on TheGpsBlog.com
Data item Processing Processing purpose Photos Generation and storage of multiple image sizes To be able to display photos taken during and activity
Requesting data deletion Photos that clearly show someone's face and/or identity tend to be marked as "private" on TheGpsBlog.com. However, this is not a hard and fast rule.
Therefore, if anyone has a concern about the privacy of anyone shown in any photo on TheGpsBlog.com, please contact the data controller and we'll agree whether the photo needs to be made private (there are several levels of privacy within TheGpsBlog.com) or deleted entirely.
Logon details when logging on to TheGpsBlog.com via Google, Facebook or Twitter.
Friends of the application developer, the application developer's wife or the application developer's dog are invited to log on to TheGpsBlog.com - after which the "data processor" may add permissions to their account such that activities and photos marked with privacy levels might be viewed. There is nothing to stop anyone else logging on to the application but unless and until the "data processor" adds permissions to that logon's account, then logging on gets a user no additional access.
When you log on to TheGpsBlog.com, the application stores the following information (mostly provided by the Authorisation Server i.e. Google, Facebook or Twitter):
Data item Processing Processing purpose First name Stored To be able display a friendly greeting when logging on (and to confirm your identity) Last name Stored To be able display a friendly greeting when logging on (and to confirm your identity) Email address Stored To support communication to users if any change to TheGPsBlog.com will affect their usage of it The "provider key" on the authorisation server Stored To enable successful completion of logon processing Authorisation server used Stored To show the user whether they have logged on via Google, Facebook or Twitter URL to user's avatar (if any) Stored To be able display an avatar when logging on (and to confirm your identity) Previous and last logon dates Stored So the user can see the last logon date/time from their account (to have confidence no-one else has used their account) User's access level Set by the administrator and stored So that a user who has been given elevated access rights can do more on TheGpsBlog.com Logon count Calculated and stored So that an adminstrator can see how many active users there are
Requesting data deletion If you no longer want TheGpsBlog.com to store the above data for you, please contact the data controller and we'll delete your data.
If you want a copy of the above data that TheGpsBlog.com holds for you, please send a subject access request to the data controller.
Cookies and TheGpsBlog.com
- A cookie named "authenticator" maintains a logon token for the user during their current logon session. This is a functional cookie - logged in access to the application won't work without it
- A cookie named "gpsblog_sel_activity" maintains any choice the user has made in terms of which type of activities to view on the home page. This lasts for one day. This is a functional cookie - application won't work as expected without it
- The current version of TheGpsBlog.com makes no use of any user tracking / tracking cookies - if you find any, please let me know!
APIs and TheGpsBlog.com
TheGpsBlog.com makes use of several publicly available APIs. These include:
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