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Privacy Policy

 Privacy Policy

The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the “LAT LIT VIETA” mobile application (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. We are committed to the protection of personal data, in accordance with the REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).

The Service owner and controller is the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development having its registered address at Peldu street 25, Riga, LV-1494, Latvia. The Service maintainer/processor is Phycon Ltd. having its registered address at Kristapa street16C – 10, Riga, LV-1046, Latvia.

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you. All data is encrypted and securely transmitted through SSL. Service also includes automatic data processing. Data is stored for at least three years.

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • First and last name or nickname;
  • Email address;
  • Public Facebook profile information;
  • Location and information about visited places;
  • Uploads.

The Service requires access to pictures, camera and geospatial data, where the user can approve access through the application. When uploading images, the user is responsible for any copyrights / personal data shown in the image. By uploading a photo, the user disclaims the copyright in the photos published in Service.

Usage Data

When you access the Service with a mobile device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Service uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service;
  • To notify you about changes to our Service;
  • To analyzing user activity by location, time, search history, visited places;
  • To provide support for users;
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
  • To monitor the usage of the Service;
  • The application includes Fabric and Firebase (tools for analytics and technical troubleshooting), and these services have access to anonymized usage data;
  • To check and verify user profile information;
  • To use uploaded pictures for marketing on social media, to set them as a tourist places profile picture.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Latvia and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Germany and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Service will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Service may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation;
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Service;
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service;
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public;
  • To protect against legal liability.

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

You have the right to access, modify, update, or delete your personal information from your account, as well as receive information and make claims and objections in accordance with the provisions of applicable law. Service user may file a complaint with the Latvian Data State Inspectorate (info@dvi.gov.lv).

To exercise your rights, please contact us using the contact details below. Information may be required to be erased (by sending an email to janis.vanags@varam.gov.lv and requesting deletion of information by specifying certain data to be deleted). It should be noted that rating and images cannot be erased at objects, and even if the user is deleted, the ratings and images will remain in the Service, but anonymously.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email: janis.vanags@varam.gov.lv.

Last updated: 04.06.2020 20:32