Last modified: December 6th, 2017
Swishh is a truly fast contact exchange mobile app, which allows people to seamlessly swap their social profiles and contact info.
To use Swishh, simply point your mobile device towards another Swishh user’s device and tap on either:
That’s it! You’ve just Swishhed, it’s as simple as that.
From the contact page you can also discover and connect with people you’ve crossed paths with.
There are the 3 ways Swishh collects your information:
When you use Swishh, we gather information on your app usage and information you decide to share with others. For instance, if you share your Profile information with John at this social gathering in San Francisco, we will keep track of these data exchanges. Here’s a detailed description of the information we collect when you use Swishh.
Usage information: We gather information about the way you use our mobile app.
Which type of profiles and what information you share with other users, including dates, times and geolocation parameters when you are using the app.
Content information: We gather information about the data you provide us with, e.g. if a Swishh recipient has checked out your information and whether they click on various profiles and info you shared with them.
Device information: We gather data specific to the device on which you operate Swishh such as the phone model, operating system version, unique application identifiers, unique device identifiers, browser type, language, wireless network and mobile network information.
Device Address Book: There are two ways Swishh and your personal address book can interact for an optimized service:
Camera & Photo Library: Because you need to upload your profile picture, we will request access to your camera and photos, with your consent. It will be easier for the recipients to remember you if they have access to your chosen profile picture!
Location information: When you use Swishh, with your consent, we will collect information about your precise location to give you & your recipient a reminder of where you met and in what context. This feature is very useful after meeting a multitude of people at various events and locations.
Additionally, with your consent, we will collect and process your device location in order to identify the geographical areas where you crossed paths with other users that activated the Nearby Users feature. The Swishh app may access your position, approximately or more precisely depending on which technology is being used.
Your exact position or your trip history isn’t available to other users. Swishh will only share the past location of a user when two users were within close proximity to one another at a given point in time. You can opt out of the location tracking at any time, and deactivate it on your device, directly from the Settings page on the Swishh app, or from your smartphone built-in Settings. By doing that, your Nearby Users list will deactivate and other users will not be able to see you in their own Nearby Users list.
Information Collected by Cookies & other Technologies:
Log Information: We also gather log information when you're on our website. That information includes:
Phone number information:
To verify your phone number, we use an external service called Firebase: when you use this feature, your number will be sent and stored by Google to improve their spam and abuse prevention across Google services, including but not limited to Firebase.
Keep in mind that using this feature also involve receiving a SMS on your phone, and standard rates may apply.
We will gather information from other Swishh users who may provide us with additional information about you. E.g. if John gives us access to his address book when syncing his information to his device, we may combine the information he has about you with the data we already possess.
How do we use the information we gather? Let's cut to the chase, quite simply we strive to provide you with the best contact exchange mobile app you've ever had your hands on, together with a strict protection of your personal data. There's more to it:
We may share your information in the following verticals:
With other Swishh users:
With third parties, for legal reasons only. We may share information about you if we reasonably believe that disclosing the information is needed to:
So our users maintain full control over their information, we provide the following options:
You have the right to access and update all the information you link to our app. There are of course limitations to these updates which may limit your range of actions, such as endangering the privacy of others, if technical efforts to respond to your request are burdensome or unlawful. You may revoke your information from someone you swishhed by blocking them from your app contact list.
If you change your mind about authorizing us to collect information from certain sources that you’ve given us access to, such as your phone book or location services, you can simply revoke your consent by changing the settings on your device. Of course, this may take away some core functionalities of our app. Ex: Geolocation, phone book synchronization etc.
Although we hope you stay a Swishh community member, you may delete your profile and all associated data in our database for any reason at any time by simply requesting it in the Settings page.
Our services are not intended for anyone under the age of 12. We will not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 12 years of age.
If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.
Although we welcome Swishh users from all over the world, keep in mind that no matter where you live or where you happen to use our services, your information may be shared within our company. This means that we may collect your personal information from, transfer it to, and store and process it in the United States and other countries besides your country of residence.