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Privacy policy changes and problem reporting?

Postby skbun » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:34 pm

(From the 11/5 general map editor feedback thread...)

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
davipt wrote:So waze please tell me the nickname of the reporter!!!

This is being looked into by management. Right now, the TOS/Privacy Policy doesn't allow it. It may be as easy as modifying that, but we're not sure.

Did anyone notice that the privacy policy HAS been updated this month, to go into effect on December 20? I did a quick scan for differences, and found these changes of possible relevance...what I'm curious about, of course, is what these changes might do to allow us to contact users about their problem reports, somehow.

Personal information that you share

CHANGED The Services are based on users' locations and submissions, including user submissions made directly to the Service or user submissions made to third party services (such as social networks) which interact with the Service upon such users' choice, all of which may include personal information. You may upload and share content, such as traffic reports, with other users of the Services. The content that you submit is neither private nor confidential and you should not have any expectation of privacy with respect to it.

CHANGED In any event (but except as detailed below with respect to information shared from your social network accounts according to your privacy settings for such social network accounts), your email address will not be visible to others through any reports or user posts that you share or upload.

ADDED We, at Waze, take great measures to provide you with the best experience you can have while using the Service; However, Waze has no control over the conduct of any user, and disclaims all liability in this regard. Users are advised to carefully and thoroughly consider whether or not to make public or available any information and carefully examine all necessary details related to any communication with other users prior to any engagement or communication being made.

ADDED Participating in any user's activities as a result, directly or indirectly, from using Waze, is entirely at your own risk. Waze is not a party to any agreement entered into between the users in any circumstances.  The user has the sole and ultimate responsibility regarding compliance with all laws, regulation or any other duty. We do not accept any liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense that you may suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with your participation in any activity or event initiated, held or conducted by a user or a third party nor in connection to any agreement between the users or third parties, including any activity or event related in any way, directly or indirectly, the Services or the use thereof.

(ENTIRE SECTION CHANGED) Integration with social networks

Controlling your personal information

CHANGED You may anonymize your profile by turning anonymous. In this case your user's name and most of the details you provided will not be shown. Some details that are not personally identifiable, such as your state, will still remain visible to Waze users. Please note that if you chose to integrate the Service with social networks, the ability to be anonymous may resets in each Application activation.

CHANGED Please note that Waze allows you to provide through the Service an identifiable route to a non-Waze user that You have elected.  When sharing route information with a non-Waze user you will not be able to anonymize or hide your location and route information as well as some of your other personal details.

Advertising campaigns

ADDED The Service includes an internal messaging system which provides you the ability to send and receive messages to and from other users, and to receive messages from us and from the third party companies with advertisers we work with. You hereby agree that we, and or such third party advertisers whom we allowed to conduct advertising campaigns on the Services, may use your contact details for the purpose of informing you regarding products or services, which may interest you and to send to you advertisements and other marketing material, transmitted to your internal messaging account. You further consent that we may send such information to the e-mail address you have provided. The foregoing consent constitutes consent to transmission of advertisements, according to any applicable law. This consent applies on every massage sent via the Service whether by Waze. .

ADDED Please note however that other Waze -users are not allowed to use your contact details or our internal messaging account for commercial advertising purposes. If you have encountered any user generated advertising material, please inform us through the channels listed on the "About" menu in the Software or through the "Contact Us" page on the Site (web address: Waze does not accept any liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense that you may suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with any user's advertising material.

ADDED You may withdraw your consent via written notice to Waze or on the same manner as the advertising was transmitted to you. It is clarified that we are not responsible for the content of said advertisements and the products delivered or services rendered thereby by third parties and you irrevocably and unconditionally agree that shall not be held responsible or liable in connection thereof.

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Re: Privacy policy changes and problem reporting?

Postby Machete808 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:28 pm

This is, at least, an omen that the ability to communicate, especially about URs, will be coming sometime after Dec. 20. Hope there will be some chat window in the editor that will send an email, and that it can be enabled quickly. It might lead to less user frustration and better guidance on how to make the map, and navigation, better.

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Privacy policy changes and problem reporting?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:35 pm

Nice find and appears to be good progress towards getting username in map issue reports as well as 2-way communcation.
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