Privacy Policy (SmartFood App)

**Effective Date: 01.12.2023**

1. Introduction

Welcome to the SmartFood App. This Privacy Policy informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information when you use our App. 

Our App is dedicated to motivating sustainable food consumption patterns and integrating citizens' behavior into the socio-technological framework of food production and consumption. We aim to assess the impact of social nudging and food-related interventions for improving social cohesion and sustainable community-building.


2. Information Collection and Use

For research purposes, we require you to provide certain personally identifiable information. This may include, but is not limited to your email. The information collected will be used to contact or identify you and to support our core objective of promoting sustainable food consumption. 

In addition to the above, we collect statistics regarding your interaction with Firebase cloud messaging within the App. This includes the timing of message receipt and your responses to these messages. This data helps us understand the effectiveness of our social nudging interventions and contributes to our research in sustainable community-building.


3. Log Data 

We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in a case of an error in the app we collect data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.


4. Children's Privacy

Our App does not specifically target children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will take steps to remove such information from our servers.


5. Service Providers 

We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our App, provide the App on our behalf, and assist us in analyzing how our App is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Information solely to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


6. Security

We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information and strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect it. However, no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


7. Links to Other Sites 

Our App may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites as we have no control over their content or privacy practices.


8. Changes to This Privacy Policy 

Our Privacy Policy may be updated periodically. We advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.


9. Contact Us 

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.