BioNote of Sweden AB
BioNote of Sweden AB (“BioNote”)
is a company incorporated under the laws of Sweden with Swedish company
registration no. 559033-1459. BioNote operates the mobile application BioNote
(the “App”) as well as the website www.bionote.xyz (the “Website”).
BioNote is committed to protect the privacy of the registered users (the “User”)
informs the User and visitors of the Website of the Policy regarding BioNote’s collection,
use, disclosure and protection of the User’s personally identifiable
Please read this Policy carefully
before using the App and when visiting the Website.
BioNote will not ask for Personal Data unless it
is required for fulfilling its obligations following from BioNote’s terms and
conditions (the “Terms”), this Policy or applicable law.
BioNote will not share Personal Data in any other
way than what is described in this Policy unless required to do so by law or
other applicable mandatory regulation.
By accessing the App or registering for a user
account, the User confirms that he or she has understood and that he or she
agrees to the terms of this Policy. The usage of the App constitutes a consent
to this Policy and the terms herein.
In this Policy, Personal Data refers to all
information through which the User directly or indirectly can be identified.
Personal Data includes, but is not limited to, names, geographical location,
e-mail address and any other data through which the User can be identified.
collection and usage of personal data
Upon using the App for the first time, the User
will be asked to provide certain information, such as his or her name, a chosen
user name, gender, e-mail address and residential country. If the User login to
the App by using its Facebook or Google account, Facebook or Google will
automatically share and generate Personal Data about the User. Please review
the Personal Data they share with BioNote.
BioNote collects and uses Personal Data with the
purpose to deliver, maintain and develop the App. Personal Data is required to
make the functions of the App work, e.g. in order to connect Users with each
other. Personal Data is also needed for BioNote to be able to keep in touch
with its Users. This includes, for example, sending Users e-mails informing
about new features, solicit feedback about the App or keep the User up to date
regarding the App or this Policy. The User can always unsubscribe from such
The collected Personal Data will, with this
purpose, be used to:
connect the User with other users and scientists,
sightings and contribute to the creation of biodiverse trail maps,
contribute to research,
make the experience of the App more personal,
facilitate a good communication between the User and BioNote, or between
the User and other users,
improve the App,
aggregated and non-personally identifiable information, and
comply with legal obligations of BioNote.
disclosure of personal data to third parties
Personal Data will as a starting point be visible to
the User and BioNote only. Other users of the App will be able to see some of
the User’s Personal Data, such as user name and profile picture. The App
has a feature through which the User can log different sightings on a specific
geographical position. Hence, knowledge about the User’s stated geographical
location at a certain time will be collected by BioNote and will be visible to
both other users of the App as well as operators at BioNote.
BioNote undertakes not to sell, rent or trade Personal
Data to third parties.
BioNote may however disclose Personal Data to:
BioNote’s affiliated companies, business partners and agents, for the
purpose of providing the App and contacting the User in relation to the App or
for other purposes for which BioNote are using the Users’ Personal Data in
accordance with this Policy;
regulatory authorities or legal advisors in connection with alleged
offenses or suspected breaches of this Policy;
when it is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with legal or regulatory
requirements, (ii) enforce or apply the Terms or this Policy, or (iii) to
protect the rights, property or safety of BioNote, Bionote’s customers or
third parties assisting BioNote with providing the App or analyzing how
the App is used. This right is limited to the purposes specified in this
Policy. In such cases, BioNote remains responsible for any such third party’s
processing of the Personal Data. Such third parties have access to Personal
Data only to perform these tasks on BioNote’s behalf and are obligated not to
disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
If BioNote or substantially all of its assets,
including the App, would be acquired, or in the unlikely event that BioNote
would go out of business or enter into bankruptcy, user information including Personal
Data is one of the assets that most likely would be transferred or acquired by
a third party. Please note that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer
of BioNote may continue to use the Personal Data as set forth in this Policy.
App. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers which are stored on the visitor’s device’s
to enable better functioning of the Website and the App and to collect
statistics on the use of the Website and the App. BioNote also use session
cookies to memorize choices visitors or Users have made during a session.
The User and the visitor can command his or her
App. Not allowing cookies may also cause malfunction and deterioration of the Website.
The user’s rights
The User has, once a year and free of charge,
the right to access the Personal Data regarding him or her that BioNote as a
controller process. In order to exercise this right, the User shall send
BioNote a signed letter to BioNote’s registered address, found below. The User
is further entitled to demand that BioNote ceases to process Personal Data
regarding the User. Please note that if BioNote receive such demand, the User
will no longer be able to use the App. Regardless of such demand, BioNote will
not be able to delete Personal Data that BioNote is under legal obligation to
keep. Under such circumstances, the User will be notified about this.
At the User’s request, BioNote shall correct any
of the Personal Data regarding the User that is found to be inaccurate,
incomplete or misleading.
BioNote will process Personal Data in accordance
with this Policy for as long as the User is a registered user of the App or to
the extent necessary after deregistration. The User is, of course, free to
unregister at any time.
aggregated data (non-personally identifiable)
BioNote may share and disclose aggregated
information that has been compiled from Personal Data through the App. Such
information may for example include statistics related to the use of the App or
Such aggregated information cannot be used to
identify any individual and is therefore not considered Personal Data and therefore
not covered by this Policy.
BioNote strives to handle Personal Data with
utmost care and security. Please note, however, that no method of transmission
over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is entirely sure. BioNote
strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect the User’s Personal Data
and to make sure it is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.
However, BioNote can never guarantee its absolute security.
changes to this policy
BioNote has a right to change this Policy at any
time and without previous notice. To make sure that the User has been notified
about the changes, BioNote will notify the User about any major changes through
the App or by e-mail. The continued use of the App after any change in this
Policy, constitutes the User’s acceptance of such change.
To make contact with BioNote the User can
preferably send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The User may also send a
letter, addressed to BioNote of Sweden AB, Carl Skottbergsgata 22 B, 413 19