Privacy Policy of Whats Around Me

Whats Around Me collects some Personal Data from its Users.

Data Controller and Owner

Flying CodeLtd - 37 Warren Street - London - United Kingdom
Owner contact email:

Types of Data collected

Among the types of Personal Data that Whats Around Me collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies, Usage data, geographic position and email address.
Complete details on each type of Personal Data collected are provided in the dedicated sections of this privacy policy or by specific explanation texts displayed prior to the Data collection.
The Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using Whats Around Me .
All Data requested by Whats Around Me is mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for Whats Around Me to provide its services. In cases where Whats Around Me specifically states that some Data is not mandatory, Users are free not to communicate this Data without any consequences on the availability or the functioning of the service.
Users who are uncertain about which Personal Data is mandatory are welcome to contact the Owner.
Any use of Cookies – or of other tracking tools – by Whats Around Me or by the owners of third party services used by Whats Around Me serves the purpose of providing the service required by the User, in addition to any other purposes described in the present document and in the Cookie Policy, if available.
Users are responsible for any third party Personal Data obtained, published or shared through Whats Around Me and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide the Data to the Owner.

Mode and place of processing the Data

Methods of processing

The Data Controller processes the Data of Users in a proper manner and shall take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.
The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Data Controller, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of the site (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Data Controller at any time.


The Data is processed at the Data Controller's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. For further information, please contact the Data Controller.

Retention time

The Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by the User, or stated by the purposes outlined in this document, and the User can always request that the Data Controller suspend or remove the data.

The use of the collected Data

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its services, as well as for the following purposes: Analytics, Advertising, Location-based interactions and Remarketing and behavioral targeting.
The Personal Data used for each purpose is outlined in the specific sections of this document.

Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data

Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:
  • Advertising

    This type of services allows User Data to be utilized for advertising communication purposes displayed in the form of banners and other advertisements on Whats Around Me, possibly based on User interests.
    This does not mean that all Personal Data are used for this purpose. Information and conditions of use are shown below.
    Some of the services listed below may use Cookies to identify Users or they may use the behavioral retargeting technique, i.e. displaying ads tailored to the User’s interests and behavior, including those detected outside Whats Around Me . For more information, please check the privacy policies of the relevant services.

    AdMob (AdMob Google Inc.)

    AdMob is an advertising service provided by AdMob Google Inc.
    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.
    Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

  • Analytics

    The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.


    Crashlytics, a business division of Google Inc., (herein referred to as “Crashlytics”) offers a suite of services to provide mobile application developers with information about the functioning of publicly released and beta versions of their mobile applications. The following Crashlytics Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) governs the Crashlytics crash reporting and beta testing solution and as well as our other websites (collectively, the “Services”). Effective November 20, 2015, this Privacy Policy does not cover or Crashlytics’s “Answers” service, which is a software development kit and associated services focused on analysis and computation of the behavior and usage of mobile applications, including app analytics, event tracking, and conversion tracking. If you are an End User of a mobile application that uses Answers, then please consult the Answers Privacy Policy. If you are a Developer that uses Answers, then please consult the Answers Agreement, which is the contract between you and Crashlytics that governs the information collected by Answers effective November 20, 2015. This Privacy Policy describes how Crashlytics collects, uses, and shares information about application developers that are customers of Crashlytics and use the Services (“Developers”) and the end users of the mobile applications (“End Users”) that use the Services. The policy also explains how Crashlytics collects and uses information when individuals visit as well as our other websites. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy in order to learn more about how we safeguard your privacy. 
  • Location-based interactions

    Geolocation (Whats Around Me)

    Whats Around Me may collect, use, and share User location Data in order to provide location-based services.
    Most browsers and devices provide tools to opt out from this feature by default. If explicit authorization has been provided, the User’s location data may be tracked by Whats Around Me .
    Personal Data collected: geographic position.

Further information about Personal Data

  • The Service is not directed to children under the age of 13

    Users declare themselves to be adult according to their applicable legislation. Minors may use Whats Around Me only with the assistance of a parent or guardian. Under no circumstance persons under the age of 13 may use Whats Around Me .

Additional information about Data collection and processing

Legal action

The User's Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Data Controller, in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of Whats Around Me or the related services.
The User declares to be aware that the Data Controller may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

Additional information about User's Personal Data

In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, Whats Around Me may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.

System logs and maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, Whats Around Me and any third party services may collect files that record interaction with Whats Around Me (System logs) or use for this purpose other Personal Data (such as IP Address).

Information not contained in this policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Data Controller at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.

The rights of Users

Users have the right, at any time, to know whether their Personal Data has been stored and can consult the Data Controller to learn about their contents and origin, to verify their accuracy or to ask for them to be supplemented, cancelled, updated or corrected, or for their transformation into anonymous format or to block any data held in violation of the law, as well as to oppose their treatment for any and all legitimate reasons. Requests should be sent to the Data Controller at the contact information set out above.
Whats Around Me does not support “Do Not Track” requests.
To determine whether any of the third party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

The Data Controller reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. If a User objects to any of the changes to the Policy, the User must cease using Whats Around Me and can request that the Data Controller remove the Personal Data. Unless stated otherwise, the then-current privacy policy applies to all Personal Data the Data Controller has about Users.

Information about this privacy policy

The Data Controller is responsible for this privacy policy, prepared starting from the modules provided by Iubenda and hosted on Iubenda's servers.

Definitions and legal references

Personal Data (or Data)

Any information regarding a natural person, a legal person, an institution or an association, which is, or can be, identified, even indirectly, by reference to any other information, including a personal identification number.

Usage Data

Information collected automatically from Whats Around Me (or third party services employed in Whats Around Me ), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use Whats Around Me , the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User's IT environment.


The individual using Whats Around Me , which must coincide with or be authorized by the Data Subject, to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Subject

The legal or natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)

The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization authorized by the Data Controller to process the Personal Data in compliance with this privacy policy.

Data Controller (or Owner)

The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization with the right, also jointly with another Data Controller, to make decisions regarding the purposes, and the methods of processing of Personal Data and the means used, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of Whats Around Me . The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of Whats Around Me .


The hardware or software tool by which the Personal Data of the User is collected.


Small piece of data stored in the User's device.

Legal information

Notice to European Users: this privacy statement has been prepared in fulfillment of the obligations under Art. 10 of EC Directive n. 95/46/EC, and under the provisions of Directive 2002/58/EC, as revised by Directive 2009/136/EC, on the subject of Cookies.
This privacy policy relates solely to Whats Around Me .