This page covers how we collect, use, disclose, and store your information when you visit our website (fluxloop.com) and when using applications based on our technology.
Being a Norwegian company fluxLoop processes your data in compliance with applicable Norwegian laws on data protection, information security and consumer protection.
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fluxLoop has developed and owns the Pinch™ technology. Pinch enables our customers to gain end-customer insight and offer value added services based on sensors and mobile applications, and enabling real-time registration of the physical location of the users of the application.
fluxLoop will only license the Pinch™ technology to customers who commit to comply with applicable data protection laws and the terms and conditions accepted by the user. As an end-user of applications, utilising Pinch™ technology, you will be in control of your own data. All processing of personal data administered by Pinch™ is based either on your informed consent or you are offered an opportunity to opt out.
fluxLoop operates as a data processor for our customers using Pinch™. That is for the processing of personal data, for providing you with relevant information in the app or through other channels (see more below).
Note that fluxLoop is not liable for the processing of your personal data carried out by the owner of an application using Pinch™.
When you install an application using Pinch™, the app owner will collect information that can be related to you as an individual (personal data).
The following categories of information may be collected:
When you use an app that utilises our technology, fluxLoop will register the mobile device's location. Registration of location will only take place when you have:
1. Accepted location based services in the mobile device’s operating system (only iOS).
2. Given your consent in the application to registration of localisation even when the application is not active.
The application may request your consent to have access to information/functions on your mobile device, e.g. location and/or notifications. If you have consented to this, fluxLoop will - on behalf of the app owner - collect data about your device and internet connection, e.g. about your operative system, device manufacturer and network ID.
If you have several applications which use Pinch™ on your phone, fluxLoop may compile personal data collected from all those apps to make information and services even more relevant to you. The Pinch™ technology provides an opt out opportunity with respect to such compilation.
Note that fluxLoop will not share the compiled data sets with anyone.
The purpose of the processing of personal data is partly decided by the owner of the application using Pinch™.
Generally the purpose decided by the application owner will be to provide you with relevant information, services and advertisement.
Location based technologies provides several possibilities, e.g.:
1. When you enter a shop the staff is notified and may offer you personalised service, as well as offers tailored to your needs and preferences.
2. You may be provided with information and offers tailored to the specific location, either through the mobile device or through local digital screens.
fluxLoop does not gather data sets on such as IDFA or AdID. Hence fluxLoop does not offer services related to retargeting of app users or similar marketing features.
Anonymous data sets (statistics) may be used towards market players who want to gain insight on customer behaviour, for example the number of visitors to a specific sales outlet. These data sets are completely anonymous (exists only on an aggregated level).
Processing of personal data administered by Pinch™ for the purpose of providing you with relevant information in the app (ref. A above) is based on your informed and explicit consent. You may at any time withdraw your consent in the app using Pinch™.
1. At any time, you -as an end user - have the right to opt-out of the use of personal data for this purpose.
2. fluxLoop removes all information which can directly identify you as a person. This renders the data sets anonymous. Anyone who would want to try to re-identify the person behind the data would have to put a considerable effort into this.
3. The information is stored in a secure cloud environment, which is only accessible to fluxLoop employees.
4. Applicable data protection laws do not cover processing of anonymous data (ref. C. above). Accordingly no legal basis is required for this purpose.
You have the right to request access to your personal data held by any app using Pinch™ technology, as well as exercising other rights, such as the right to data portability. Access requests or other rights requests regarding personal data held by apps, must be directed to the relevant application owner. Accordingly, access to de-identified data held by fluxLoop is not possible, unless you provide us with additional information enabling your identification.
Your personal data will be retained as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose of the processing of the personal data on behalf of the app owner. Normally this is six months. Unless there is a mandatory statutory requirement to store the data for a longer period, the data will then be deleted.
You have the right to request that your personal data are deleted or rectified at any time. Deletion of data can be carried out by choosing "Delete all data related to my profile" in the application settings. This functionality is provided by Pinch™.
fluxLoop uses several security technologies to protect personal data against unauthorised access, inter alia, by storing personal data on servers with limited access in security-monitored locations, and by use of a third-party service for the purpose of effective de-identification of data sets. Transfer of personal data over the Internet is always protected by use of encryption.
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We appreciate your feedback and will do our best to answer your questions and adapt the services to the expectations of users. If you disagree with the way fluxLoop treat your personal data you may file a complaint with the Norwegian Data Inspectorate.