Friday, March 6, 2009

Firepin's Approach to total Privacy

With almost 3 Million Geo locations stored in the firepin database we take privacy very serious. 

One obvious concern with Firepin trip tracking is that police or government organisations could use the data to track the user down or to see where they have been.

We have thought about that problem hard and long  right from the start and we came up with a great approach to keep protect users privacy. 

Firepin keeps no personal data. 

There is no way that we or anyone else could link back to the the user based on the data that is stored in the firepin database. 

Firepin's approach to ensure total privacy:
  1. We don't keep a login or email
  2. We don't store any personal data - there is no need to
  3. Our "No Sign-Up Approach" means we don't store any user logins
Power to the user:
  1. The Firepin app gives you access to all your recorded track.
  2. Firepin must be installed on the device to authenticate on the website
  3. Only the phone user can login to Firepin to see their maps or trips
  4. Even if another person would get access to a users firepin account they would not be able to find out the user's identity
  5. If Firepin gets uninstalled the link between your maps/tracks and yourself gets broken and there is no trace back possible.
  6. The user decides how much they want to make their tracks public on their blog or website
We don't collect user data we collect geo data.