We are INST Digital SRL. Our website address is inst-digital.com.
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The cookies we set
Forms related cookies. When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
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However, if you are still looking for more information, you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:
By using contact form on www.inst-digital.com
DATA COLLECTIONS AND USES
A. The data we collect
We collect personal data:
provided by users to the application, such as during account creation
created during use of our services, such as location, app usage, and device data
from other sources, such as other users or account owners, business partners, vendors, insurance and financial solution providers, and governmental authorities
1. Data provided by users.
User profile: We collect data when users create or update their accounts. This may include their name, email, phone number, login name and password, address, profile picture, payment or banking information (including related payment verification information), and other government identification documents (which may indicate document numbers as well as birth date, gender, and photo). This also includes gender and/or occupation (when required for certain services or programs.We may use the photos submitted by users to verify their identities, such as through facial verification technologies.
Demographic data: we may collect demographic data about users, including through user surveys. In some countries, we may also receive demographic data about users from third parties.We may also infer demographic data from other data sources collected from users.
2. Data created during use of our services.
Location data (when permitted by user): We collect user’s precise or approximate location data, for users to be visible a on map to other users. The application is using a third-party map tool (MapBox). Data location is collected when the app is running in the foreground (app open and on-screen) or background (app open but not on-screen) of their mobile device, based on permission options. By permitting to be visible on the map to other users while using the service, the user by extent allows sharing data with other users (location, profile data such as names, photos, interests).
We collect such data from users’ mobile devices if they enable us to do so. (See “Choice and transparency” below for information on how users can enable location data collection). The application collects such until the user switch to the private mode (to be invisible on the map to other users)and any time the app is running in the foreground (app open and on-screen) of their mobile device.
3. Data from other sources.
Users participating in our referral programs. For example, when a user refers to another person, we receive the referred person’s personal data from that user.
B. Choice and transparency
The application enables users to access and/or control data that the company collects, including through:
in-app ratings pages
The company also enables users to request access to or copies of their data, changes or updates to their accounts, or deletion of their accounts, or that the company restricts its processing of user personal data.
1. Privacy settings
The Settings > Privacy menu in the app allows users to set or update their preferences regarding location data collection and sharing, emergency data sharing, and notifications.
Location data collection
Users can enable/disable the company to collect location data from their mobile devices through their device settings, which can be accessed via the Settings > Privacy > Location menu.
Share Live Location
Users can enable/disable the company to share their real-time location data from their mobile devices to other users that can be accessed via the Settings > Privacy > Location menu.
2. Device permissions
Most mobile device platforms (iOS, Android, etc.) have defined certain types of device data that apps cannot access without the device owner’s permission, and these platforms have different methods for how that permission can be obtained. Please check the available settings on your device or check with your provider.
3. In-app ratings pages (feature)
After every meeting with another user in a recommended venue (restaurants/bar), userscan rate the venue on a scale from 1 to 5. An average of those ratings is associated with a user’s account and is displayed to other users about the venue.
4. Marketing choices
Users may opt out of certain marketing communications (including ads) and use of their data for marketing in the following ways:
Ad settings: These settings enable users to choose whether their data is shared with the company’s advertising partners to deliver personalized ads, and/or to measure the effectiveness of such ads.
Marketing emails and messages: To opt out of receiving marketing emails from the company, or for instructions on how to set your preferences regarding whether to receive marketing SMS or push notifications from the app. Users may also opt out of receiving emails and other messages from the app by following the unsubscribe instructions in those messages. We may still send users who have opted out non-promotional communications, such as corporate communications or information about their account.
Cookies and related technologies: For information on how to opt out of personalized ads using cookies and related technologies, please see our Cookie Notice.
Cookies and Related Technologies Overview
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your browser or device by websites, apps, online media, and advertisements that are used to remember your browser or device during and across website visits. We also utilise other technologies that may identify you or the devices you use. For example, ‘pixel tags’ (also called beacons) are small blocks of code installed on (or called by) a webpage, app, or advertisement which can retrieve certain information about your device and browser, including, for example: device type, operating system, browser type and version, website visited, time of visit, referring website, IP address, advertising identifiers, and other similar information, including the small text file (the cookie) that uniquely identifies the device. Pixels provide howthird parties can set and read browser cookies from a domain that they do not themselves operate and collect information about visitors to that domain, typically with the permission of the domain owner. ‘Local storage’ refers generally to other places on a browser or device where information can be stored by websites, ads, or third parties (such as HTML5 local storage and browser cache). ‘Software Development Kits’ (also called SDKs) function like pixels and cookies but operate in the mobile app context where pixels and cookies cannot always function. The primary app developer can install pieces of code (the SDK) from partners in the app, and thereby allow the partner to collect certain information about user interaction with the app and information about the user device and network information.
Advertising Synchronisation & Relevancy
In order to facilitate the most relevant ads possible, the company works with various service providers who assist us in delivering similar ads to end users across devices and platforms. For example, we work with social media advertising services to provide you with relevant ads based on your app activity through their media channels. We may also use service providers to provide you with a similar ad on a mobile website or mobile application as with a traditional website ad. See below for more information on your choices to limit these types of advertising.
You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies. However, they are an important part of how our Services work, so you should be aware that if you choose to refuse or remove cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of the Services.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. To do so, please follow the instructions provided by your browser which are usually located within the ‘Help’ or ‘Preferences’ menu. Some third parties also provide the ability to refuse their cookies directly by clicking on an opt-out link.
For mobile users, you have controls in your device Operating System that enables you to choose whether to allow cookies or share your advertising ID with companies like us or our advertising service providers. For information on controlling your mobile choices, you can visit Network Advertising Initiative.
To help control or block certain ads in mobile applications, you may choose to download and utilise the DAA mobile app.
Types and Purposes of Cookies
The following table sets out the different categories of cookies that our Services may use and why we may use them. The lists of third-party cookie providers are intended merely as illustrative and should not be viewed as a comprehensive list.
Types of Cookie
Who Serves (for example)
These cookies (including local storage and similar technologies) are essential to enable your use of the site or services, such as assisting with your account login, so we can show you the appropriate experience and features, such as your account information, location, and to edit your account settings. They may also provide authentication, site security and help localise the language based on the geography of your visit.
Site features and Services
Google Optimizely Qualtrics
These cookies and pixels are used to deliver relevant ads, track email marketing or ad campaign performance and efficiency. For example, we and our ad partners may rely on information gleaned through these cookies to serve you ads that may be interesting to you on other websites. Similarly, our partners may use a cookie, attribution service or another similar technology to determine whether we’ve served an ad and how it performed or provide us with information about how you interact with them.