SOBOS Privacy Policy

Introduction

This Privacy Policy explains what information the SOBOS mobile app (“SOBOS”) collects and how this information is shared.

Information Collected by SOBOS

SOBOS collects the following information. Information for a specific user is stored locally on the mobile device running SOBOS (“SOBOS Local Database”), while information from all SOBOS users is stored in an online database (“SOBOS Online Database”).

  • A unique ID (“User ID”) and a new SOBOS Local Database are created when SOBOS is first executed. The User ID is a random sequence of numbers and letters, and is not tied to any personally identifiable information. Uninstalling SOBOS will remove the SOBOS Local Database. Reinstalling SOBOS will create a new User ID and a new SOBOS Local Database. The User ID is stored in the SOBOS Local Database and the SOBOS Online Database.
  • A unique Messaging ID is created by SOBOS. The Messaging ID allows the receipt of push notifications. The Messaging ID is a random sequence of numbers and letters, and is not tied to any personally identifiable information. The Messaging ID is stored in the SOBOS Local Database and the SOBOS Online Database.
  • Data from each completed survey is stored in Qualtrics, an online survey tool, and in the SOBOS online database. The User ID is included with this survey data. No personally identifiable information is collected by this survey.
  • Data from each recorded trip is stored in the SOBOS Local Database on the device recording the trip and in the SOBOS Online Database. The information stored is: the Trip ID (a unique ID made up of a random sequence of numbers and letters that identifies the trip), the User ID of the user recording the trip, the date and time when the trip was started (“Start Date”), and the date and time when the trip was ended (“End Date”).
  • Data from each reading taken during a recorded trip is stored in the SOBOS Local Database on the device recording the trip and in the SOBOS Online Database. The information stored is: a unique ID (“Reading ID”) made up of a random sequence of numbers and letters that identifies the current reading, the Trip ID of the related trip, the User ID of the user recording the trip, the Latitude and Longitude of the reading, the date and time of the reading, the speed at the time the reading was taken, the bearing at the time the reading was taken, and the altitude at the time the reading was taken.
  • Data for each user is stored in the SOBOS Local Database of the user and the SOBOS Online Database. The information stored is: the User ID, the Messaging ID, the Trip ID of the current trip (“Current Trip ID”), and the date and time SOBOS was last used (“Last Active Date”).
  • No location data is recorded except for the location data saved with each reading. This data is only stored when a trip has been explicitly started by the user.

Information Shared by SOBOS

The data collected by SOBOS is focused on improving boating safety, and is publicly available. Publicly available data includes the following:

  • The User ID and Last Active Date for each User
  • The Trip ID, User ID, Start Date, and End Date for each Trip
  • The Reading ID, Trip ID, User ID, latitude, longitude, date, time, speed, bearing, and altitude for each Reading
  • The responses to each survey question, including the User ID

Additionally, SOBOS administrators can view the Messaging ID and can use this to send notifications to SOBOS. No personally identifying information is stored, so no personally identifying information is shared.