Disaster Alert Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 1 Mar 2024

Pacific Disaster Center (“we,” “us,” or “our”) is dedicated to safeguarding the privacy of our users. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and protect your information when you use our Android application, Disaster Alert (the “App”).

By using the App, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the practices described in this policy, please do not use the App.

Information Collected

We collect different types of information from or through the Service. The legal bases for our processing of Personal Information are primarily that the processing is necessary for providing the Service and that the processing is carried out in our legitimate interests, which are further explained in the “Use of Information” section. We may also process Personal Information upon your consent, asking for it as appropriate.

User-Provided Information:

When you use the Service, you may provide and we may collect certain information that personally identifies you or could be used to personally identify you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes (but is not limited to) the following categories of information: first name, last name, email address, username, password. Personal Information also includes other information, such as preferences, when any such information is linked to information that identifies a specific individual.

Location Information:

The App may collect and store your device’s location information, including real-time geographic location data. This information is collected in the background to provide you with location-based services and enhance the overall user experience.

Automatically Collected Information:

When you use the Service, we may automatically record certain information from your device by using various types of technology, including cookies, “clear gifs” or “web beacons.” This automatically-collected information may include IP address or other device address or ID, web browser and/or device type.

How We Use Your Information

We use the information that we collect in a variety of ways in providing the Service and operating our business, including:

  • to operate, maintain, enhance and provide all features of the Service, to provide the services and information that you request, to respond to comments and questions and to provide support to users of the Service;
  • to understand and analyze the usage trends and preferences of our users, to improve the Service, and to develop new products, services, feature, and functionality;
  • to send you communications subject to applicable laws; or
  • to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, where applicable.

Location Information:

  • We use your location information solely for the purpose of providing you with location-based services within the App.
  • The App does not distribute or share your location data with third-party service providers, advertisers, or any external entities.

Disclosure of Information:

We do not share your location information with third-party service providers, advertisers, or any external entities. Your location data is processed and stored securely within the App, and we do not transfer, sell, or disclose it to any other parties.

Security Measures:

We take reasonable precautions to protect the information we collect from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of the information you entrust to us. The following security measures are implemented to safeguard your data:

Data Encryption:

All data transmitted between your device and our servers is encrypted using industry-standard protocols. This includes the use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) to secure the communication channel and protect your information from interception.

Secure Server Storage:

Your data is stored on secure servers with access controls and authentication mechanisms to ensure that only authorized personnel can access and manage the stored information.

Access Controls:

Access to your data is restricted to a limited number of authorized individuals who require access for legitimate purposes. These individuals are subject to confidentiality obligations, and their access is regularly reviewed and audited.

Authentication and Authorization:

Users, including our own personnel, are required to authenticate themselves using strong, unique credentials. Access permissions are granted based on job responsibilities, and access rights are strictly controlled.

Regular Security Audits:

We conduct regular security audits and assessments of our systems to identify and address potential vulnerabilities. These audits include penetration testing and code reviews to ensure the robustness of our security measures.

Incident Response Plan:

In the event of a security incident, we have established an incident response plan to promptly and effectively address the situation. This includes notifying affected parties and taking corrective actions to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Your Choices:

You can manage your location preferences in the App settings. You may also choose to disable location services on your device, but this may limit certain features of the App that rely on location data.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the updated policy within the App.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@pdc.org. By using the App, you agree to the TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE outlined in this Privacy Policy.