Last Updated January 12, 2023
Gas is a mobile app to compliment your friends. Users answer polls about their friends. When you select a friend in a poll, they will receive a notification that a friend has voted on them. Because Gas is designed for teenagers, we care deeply about safety and user privacy. We try to limit the data we collect to what is necessary to use the app and connect with friends.
Below, we outline what data we collect, how we use and share it, and your rights.
When you sign up for an account on Gas, you are asked to enter your phone number, name, school, grade level, gender, username, age, and profile photo. This data is used to identify you to other Gas users and makes it easy for your friends to find your account on the service. If you provide your school, you will be listed in the classmate section of the app and your classmates will be able to request to be friends with you.
When signing up for an account on Gas, you have the option to give Gas access to your address book to find friends on Gas. We will use your Contacts in order to identify other Users that you may know or that your Contacts may know and to provide you and other Users with suggestions with whom to connect, such as friends-of-friends. We may also present your Contacts as options in polls if you do not have at least 12 friends on the app. Choosing Contacts in polls does not send them an invitation to join Gas. We will never send text messages to your Contacts without your explicit permission.
You can invite friends to join Gas by sending them a text message with a link to install the app. The invitation may include your school name and the names of your friends on Gas. We do not automatically send messages to your friends on your behalf. Instead, you have to send the message yourself. This means you're always in control of what messages get sent to your friends. When sending an invitation, you are also sending a friend request. We do this so they can immediately accept your friend request after signing up.
Before creating an account on Gas, you have the option to give Gas access to your approximate location data. We will use your approximate location to suggest nearby schools to join and to determine if Gas is available in your area.
Your approximate location data is not stored or linked to your identity and we do not track your location after your account is created.
When you use the app, we automatically collect certain information about your device (such as the type of device, operating system, IP address, and unique identifiers) and how you interact with the app (such as the actions you take and how long you use the app). We use this information to improve the app, create new features, and keep our systems secure.
We do not sell, rent, license, or lease your data to third parties, nor do we share it with third parties for cross-context behavioral advertising. However, we may disclose it to the following third parties:
You can use Gas to answer polls about your friends. When answering a poll, we send your response to your friend via the App and it includes your grade, gender, and the other poll options, which could include friends or Contacts. Your friend may reveal your name if they subscribe to additional services.
We keep your data until we don’t need it for the purposes described in this policy and we have no legal obligation to keep it.
We provide all users with the following rights:
You can exercise these rights by tapping Get Help in the app, texting us at (947) 888-5253, or emailing us at email@example.com and providing the username and phone number associated with your account in your message. We will not treat you differently if you exercise any of these rights, but we may need additional information to verify your identity. An agent can also make these requests on your behalf, but we may still ask you to verify your identity and that you have authorized the agent to act on your behalf. Depending on your location, you may have the right to appeal our decision regarding a request related to the above rights, in which case, you may do so by contacting us using the above contact information.
Your browser settings may allow you to transmit a “do not track” signal, “opt-out preference” signal, or other mechanism for exercising your choice regarding the collection of your data when you visit various websites and online services. Our website and app are not designed to respond to such signals, and we do not use or disclose your data in any way that would legally require us to recognize opt-out preference signals.
This section applies to California residents only. In the preceding 12 months, we collected and disclosed for a business purpose the following categories of personal information:
|categories||categories of recipients
|Identifiers, such as name and IP address||Service Providers|
|Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute, such as name and telephone number||Service Providers|
|Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as gender||Service Providers|
|Commercial information, such as records of products or services purchased||Service Providers|
|Internet or other similar network activity, such as information regarding your interaction with the app||Service Providers|
|Geolocation data, such as approximate location||Service Providers|
|Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information, such as profile photos||Service Providers|
The specific business or commercial purposes for which we collect your personal information and the categories of sources from which we collect your personal information are described in the section above, Data Collection And Use. When determining the length of time to retain your personal information, we consider various criteria, including whether we need the information to continue to provide you the app, resolve a dispute, enforce our contractual agreements, prevent harm, promote safety, security and integrity, or protect ourselves, including our rights.
Children under 13 are prohibited from using Gas. We do not seek or knowingly collect any data from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected data from children without proper consent, we will delete that data. If you believe we have collected data from a user under 13, or if you are a parent or guardian of a user under 13 who has provided us data, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with information about the account to request that it be deleted.
We may need to update this policy to account for changes in our business and applicable laws. If we change this policy, we will post the new version here. If the changes are significant we will notify you through the app.
Please email us at email@example.com with any questions.