Privacy Policy & GDPR

Services Description: BobUp (“the Service”) is a platform designed to enable users worldwide to share recommendations for travel destinations, restaurants, hotels, and experiences with their circle of friends. By utilizing the Service, users can enrich their travel experiences through trusted peer recommendations.

Personal Information We May Collect: Here’s a description of the categories of information we collect when you interact with our App, and examples of how we use the specific types of information. We may collect:

  • Account data: This includes your first and last name, email address, phone number, profile picture, username, and any other information you choose to include in your profile.
  • Contacts information: If you authorize us to collect information about your contacts, we will store hash values derived from the telephone numbers in your contact list. This allows us to help you connect with people you know and invite friends to join BobUp. You may opt-in to share phone numbers from your address manually.
  • Interests, usage, and connections: This includes information about how you use the App, such as the content you share, features you use, interactions with other users, and the frequency and duration of your use.
  • Communications: We collect information from communications exchanged with users when they contact us with questions or feedback, including feedback about interacting with other users and complaints.
  • Information from social media companies: If you interact with our pages on social media services or connect your social media accounts, we may collect limited information to authenticate your identity and access, depending on your privacy settings with each company.
  • Cookies: We use cookies to remember information about you and analyze user behavior to improve our service and track the efficiency of our advertising campaigns.

How We Use Personal Information: We use personal information for the following purposes:

  • Provide our services: This includes inviting you to our app, operating the Service and our business, maintaining, improving, and developing the app and its features, creating and maintaining your account, facilitating network connections, recommending tips and users to follow, and notifying you when one of your contacts has joined the app.
  • Direct marketing: We may send you direct marketing communications, including notifications of feature releases and special events, as permitted by law. You may periodically receive service emails.
  • Research and development: We use de-identified information to analyze the effectiveness of the Service, improve and add features, and analyze user behavior.
  • Support and maintenance: We use third-party analytics services to troubleshoot errors, perform data analysis, and develop new features.
  • Compliance and protection: We use personal information to protect our, your, or others’ rights, privacy, safety, or property, enforce the Terms of Service, audit our processes, prevent fraud, and comply with legal obligations.

Personal Information We May Collect Relating to Non-Users: Users may upload their contact lists to BobUp to help connect them with existing users and those who join later. We do not share this information with others.

How We Share Personal Information: We do not sell personal information. In the ordinary course of business, we may share personal information with:

  • Service providers: Companies and individuals that provide services on our behalf or help us operate the Service or our business.
  • Professional advisors: Advisors, such as lawyers and auditors, where necessary for the professional services they render to us.
  • Authorities and others: Law enforcement, government authorities, and private parties as necessary to protect rights, privacy, safety, property, enforce Terms of Service, and prevent fraudulent or illegal activity.

How You Share Information on BobUp: When you establish an account, certain profile information is shared with the BobUp community. This includes your profile picture, bio, name, username, social media account handles, list of users you follow and who follow you, join date, and the friend who invited you. If you connect your social media accounts, we inform those companies that you authorized access to your profile information and connections. The information provided may depend on your privacy settings with them.

Your Choices:

  • Update, correct, or delete: You can request to update, correct, or delete your information, subject to verification.
  • Opt out of marketing communications: You may opt out of marketing-related emails by following the instructions contained in the communications.
  • Opt out of push notifications: You can deactivate push notifications and alerts at any time by changing your device settings or within Settings of the Service.

Other Sites and the Service: The Service may contain links to third-party websites and online services. We do not control these sites and are not responsible for their actions.

Security Personal Information: We are committed to ensuring the security and confidentiality of your personal data. All personal information collected through the BobUp app is processed securely and in accordance with applicable data protection laws. We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect personal data against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. These measures include encryption, access controls, regular security assessments, and staff training on data protection best practices. We also limit access to personal data to authorized personnel who need to know this information for the purposes outlined in our Privacy Policy. Furthermore, we regularly review our data processing practices to ensure compliance with legal requirements and industry standards. Despite our efforts to maintain the security of your personal data, it’s important to note that no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. By using the Service, you acknowledge and accept the inherent security risks associated with the transmission and storage of personal data.