Climb With Your Feet built this website and the Cosmopolites Android mobile app as advertising supported. The ad consent dialogs, your personal ad consent settings on your phone, and your privacy settings with Google, however, allow you the user, choices regarding personalization of ads and cookies. Additionally, Google restricts ads that are served to teens to be non-personalized and from filtered categories. The iOS version of Cosmopolites and the Serendipity mobile apps are no longer maintained.
This page is used to inform visitors regarding policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if you decide to use these apps or website services.
The mobile app and website use third party services that may collect information used to identify you. To see options offered by Google for you to control the information collected see Google Services Privacy & Terms and configuration.
Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device's internal memory.
This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the app may use third party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information and improve their services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.
When you accept of reject the personalization of ads/cookies, your choices are retained in HTML5 storage in your browser. When you are using the event listings or search pages on this website, the events are cached temporarily in your browser's HTML5 storage to improve your session.
We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. No method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
These Services do not address anyone under the age of advertising consent (13 in the US, 16 in UK, etc). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. The Cosmopolites mobile app rating is "Teen". The Google advertising policy regarding teens can be found here.
Temporary logs are generated by the website for the possibility of maintenance and are not identified with a user nor collected by Climb With Your Feet for long term use.
Third party services are used by this website and they may collect information as stated above. Those services are Google Maps, Google Places, Google AdSense, and Google Analytics. See Google Policies.
Cosmopolities mobile app has a social messaging location account that you the user can create to share location based messages. The content are not used for any other purpose. All material is encrypted while in transit and in storage on the backing data server. Those locations and messages are not used for other purposes nor shared with others other than your personal selected message recipients. You have the option to delete those messages, locations, or the account at any time. When the account is deleted, the stored messages with locations, and the group memberships are deleted also. The location and messages are never created without your consent.
Temporary logs are generated on the backing web server for the possibility of maintenance and are not identified with a user nor collected by Climb With Your Feet for long term use. Note that any use of location in android apps follows after you the user respond to a consent dialog that Cosmopolites will present to you.
Third Party service providers used by Cosmopolites are Google Mobile Ads (GMA) SDK for ads, the User Messaging Platform (UMP) SDK for ad consent, Seat Geek for event listings, Google Maps SDK for Maps and Places, and Google YouTube Data API v3 for video search.
The Android UMP API uses your coarse geographic location to check for geographic privacy laws such as CCPA and GDPR. Both Android UMP and Ad APIs, if given consent by your advertising settings on your device or registered by you with Google or by consent to a dialog in Cosmopolites, use an AD Id to provide personalization. The ad personalization is not enabled by default in Cosmopolites, but you the user can opt-in to that. If personalization is allowed, the device location might be used by GMA. The Ad Id is 0 if you've opted out of personalization. GMA and UMP are third party service providers that collect data such as the Ad Id. Note that Google advertising policies for teens are from filtered categories and are not personalized.
Regarding YouTube, consent to YouTube Terms of Service is requested before the YouTube mobile or web application is presented to watch the video. The approval lasts for the duration of the Cosmopolites mobile app session (where a session is the time while the app is running, between a start and close). The approval can be changed on the Cosmopolites information page which can be found as the "i" icon at the far right of the bottom tabbar. If the approval is revoked, the YouTube consent query is shown again when a YouTube video is next selected in Cosmopolites.
With regards to Cosmopolites access to the mobile phone 'Email' and 'Text Messaging' applications, these are invoked by you the user to send invitations to others or email to the application's support address. Cosmopolites does not retain the phone numbers nor email addresses nor use them in any way except to form the messages properly, which you the user then review before you send in your chosen mail or text application.
Note that the iOS application is no longer maintained. It used City Grid services whose privacy and terms were/are here.
Data sources are credited on the individual software pages and data rights can be found there within. Images not created by or for Climb With Your Feet are licensed from Getty Images or IStockPhoto with the exceptions of logos from Google, Apple, City Grid, and SeatGeek.