Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

By accessing, participating and using the hackAIR platform through the web interface or mobile platform, you accept that you have read and understood the below terms and agree that you will comply with Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy as well as respective EU and participating countries’ regulations and directives. You must be 16 or older in order to create an account and participate in the hackAIR platform. If you are under 18 years old, you must claim that you have parental consent to use the platform.

The hackAIR platform is developed and deployed as part of the “Collective awareness platform for outdoor air pollution” (hackAIR) project which has received funding from European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 688363 and coordinated by DRAXIS Environmental S.A., Greece. The platform is operated by DRAXIS Environmental S.A., who owns the server. hackAIR is an open platform that enables citizens to access, collect and improve air quality information in Europe, with the ultimate goal to raise collective awareness about air pollution and promote a change towards environmentally friendly behaviour. It combines official air quality data with a number of community-driven sources, including easy-to-build open hardware sensor modules that transmit regular measurements of particulate matter concentrations, air quality information derived from mobile phone photos of the sky and from webcams, and a low-tech measurement setup from Commercial-off-the-Shelf components.

You shall be aware that the air quality information provided by hackAIR is only estimates of the air pollutant concentrations. These estimates are not precise measurements, cannot replace official data, and are intended for personal use and informational purposes only.

You are fully responsible for the use, care, and maintenance of the hackAIR monitoring devices. hackAIR shall not be liable for any harm that the devices may cause and any defects that the devices may have.

Using the hackAIR platform and publishing any personal information relies on your consent. You can remove your account and all your personal information from the platform at any time. You also agree that you will be consistent with the purpose of the platform and will not participate in, publish or create any improper content or content containing threats, violence, abusive statements including racial, sexual, offensive, provocative or discriminatory and information invading an individual’s privacy. DRAXIS Environmental S.A. reserves the rights to disable user accounts and remove measurements and/or photos, as well any content that does not meet the above rules.

You may receive emails from the hackAIR platform and you can always unsubscribe from future emails.

Participation in the hackAIR platform does not create any right or benefit against DRAXIS Environmental S.A. and its departments.

Copyright

All contents of the hackAIR platform are Copyright 2017-2018 by DRAXIS and its partners. All rights reserved.

Privacy policy

hackAIR is committed to protect your privacy and give you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the hackAIR web and mobile platform and governs data collection and usage. By using the hackAIR platform, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of personal information

hackAIR collects personally identifiable information, such as your email, name, and surname. It also collects information which is not unique to you, such as your gender, year of birth, location, and interests. There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by hackAIR. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, and the time of the day you access the hackAIR app. This information is used by hackAIR for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service and to provide general statistics regarding use of the hackAIR platform.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information through hackAIR public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

Use of your personal information

hackAIR collects and uses your personal information to operate the hackAIR platform and deliver the services you have requested. It may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion on current services or on potential new ones that may be offered. hackAIR may share anonymized data with trusted partners for research purposes or to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information and will sign an agreement with hackAIR to maintain the confidentiality of the provided information.

hackAIR does not ask and therefore does not disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion or political affiliations.

Use of cookies

The hackAIR platform use “cookies” to personalize your online experience. “A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on your computer by the user’s web browser. When you request another page from the server, your browser sends the cookie back to the server.” One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you might not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the hackAIR platform.

Security of your personal information

hackAIR secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. hackAIR secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment.

Changes to this policy

hackAIR will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback. hackAIR will inform you on any changes and encourages you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how hackAIR is protecting your information.