Peeree Privacy Policy
Last update on May 2, 2020.

Your privacy is important in Peeree - yes, for real.

This site uses the definitions from Legal.

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Data Collection and Use

The Peeree app server collects the following data (the Peeree User Information):

  • UUID: A Universal Unique Identifier used as your Peeree identity, or short, Peer ID. Part of your Peeree Identity.
  • Public Key: A cryptographic value used to authenticate you. Part of your Peeree Identity.
  • Pinned UUIDs: The Peer ID's of other people you pinned.

The data is transmitted over a secure internet connection (TLS 1.2 or better). You may delete this information at any time from within the app.

Based on this data, Peeree servers store a network of connected people. Peeree servers do not store any data resolvable to a real-world person, in relation to this network. That is, we cannot connect a Peeree identity to a personal, real-world identity.

The Peeree iOS app itself collects in addition to the app server's data (User Information plus private key):

  • Name: A name under which you appear to other people.
  • Birthday: An optional date. If it is set, the difference in years between this date and the current date is transmitted as 'age'.
  • Gender: Either male, female or queer.
  • Portrait picture: An optional image, intended to give others a hint to let them recognize you.
  • Private Key: The counterpart to your public key, used to encrypt and sign data.

Your UUID, public and private key are randomly generated once you agree to our Terms of Use and press the 'Get Started' button at the end of the app's introduction or 'Create Identity' from within the 'Me' view. Your UUID and public key is then transmitted to our server. All other User Information has to be provided by you. We do not require, nor encourage you to provide any true and valid information.

The User Information is never transmitted to our servers (except for objectionable content checks), but may be read by other devices via Bluetooth Low Energy. As this data is considered to be public, it is not encrypted. However, it is digitally signed with your private key, which the app verifies. You may modify this information at any time. Note however, that these changes may not be immediately visible to others.

All data not explicitly defined as optional is mandatory. Refusing to provide your Peeree Identity prevents Peeree from recognizing you and thus providing you with its services. Refusing to provide a Name will make you appear to others as 'New Peereer', refusing to provide a Gender will let you appear as 'queer'.

Data Collection in case of Objectionable Content Inspection

Users are permitted to report other users content as objectionable. This currently only involves the portrait picture.

In order to be able to inspect contents, they must necessarily be sent to us. This means that your portrait photo will be sent to us in case of a report by another user. After the content check, the portraits are deleted from our servers.

As with all other data shared with us, we do not distribute the data transferred to us in this way.

Remarks

We do not validate your information, and we do not do it with other Peeree users either. Peeree does not guarantee you that the Peeree user appearing in the app is the person you think he or she is, in particular, the person you see in the portrait picture.

We remove content with nudity or sexual actions on principle, to mitigate non-conjointly disclosure.

Automatic Data Collection

When you access our website or REST API, your device automatically transmits certain data for technical reasons. The following data is stored separately from any other data you may transmit to us:

  • Date and time of access
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • URL of the website visited prior to ours
  • Amount of sent data
  • Requesting domain
  • Notification of successful data retrieval
  • Search term when using a web browser

This data is stored for purely technical reasons and are never associated with any particular individual.


Cookies and Other Technologies

Peeree's websites, online services, interactive applications, email messages never use "cookies", pixel tags and web beacons.

Disclosure to Third Parties

Peeree makes no information saved on its servers available to external companies, institution or governments, except for being forced by local law. Furthermore, information we store cannot be used to identify you.

Exceptions to Third Party Disclosure

It may be necessary − by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence − for Peeree to disclose any data collected about you. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of international security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.

We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.