Watz is headquartered in San Francisco and our Services are provided to you by Watz, Inc. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), Watz, Inc. is the controller of your personal data for the purposes of EEA data protection law.
Information Watz Collects
Watz collects information about you, including information that directly or indirectly identifies you, if you or your other members choose to share it with Watz. We receive information in a few different ways, including when you upload activities using the Services. Watz also collects information about how you use the Services. For example:
Account, Profile, Activity, and Use Information
We collect basic account information such as your name, email address, username and password that helps secure and provide you with access to our Services.
Profile, activity and use information is collected about you when you choose to upload a picture, health and activity (including date, time and geo-location information as well as your speed, heart rate, pace and perceived exertion).
We use your contact information so we can respond to your support requests and comments.
We do not track your device location while you are not using Watz, but in order to provide Watz’s core Services, it is necessary for us to track your device location while you use Watz. If you would like to stop the device location tracking, you may do so at any time by adjusting your device settings.
Connected Devices and Apps
Watz collects information from devices and apps you connect to Watz. For example, you may connect your Garmin watch or Flywheel account to Watz and information from these devices and apps will be passed along to Watz.
Watz may collect or infer health information. Certain health information may be inferred from sources such as heart rate or other measurements, including power, cadence, and weight or other indicators. Before you can upload health information to Watz, you must give your explicit consent to the processing of that health information by Watz. You can withdraw your consent to Watz processing your health information at any time.
Watz allows you to sign up and log in to the Services using accounts you create with third-party products and services, such as Facebook, Google, or Apple (collectively, “Third-Party Accounts”). If you access the Services with Third-Party Accounts we will collect information that you have agreed to make available such as your name, email address, profile information and preferences. This information is collected by the Third-Party Account provider and is provided to Watz under their privacy policies. You can generally control the information that we receive from these sources using the privacy controls in your Third-Party Account.
Technical Information and Log Files
We collect information from your browser, computer, or mobile device, which provide us with technical information when you access or use the Services. This technical information includes device and network information, cookies, log files and analytics information.
The Services use log files. The information stored in those files includes IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer, protect and secure the Services, track member movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses may be linked to session IDs, athlete IDs and device identifiers.
We may collect information from you through third parties, such as when we collect your feedback through surveys.
How Watz Uses Information
Watz uses the information we collect and receive to operate the Services and to customize them for you. For example, with your consent we use your heart rate information to provide you with interesting and useful performance analysis. Subject to your privacy controls, your information, including parts of your profile, username will be shared on Watz so that you may be able to participate in the Services.
We also use the information we collect to analyze, develop and improve the Services. To do this, Watz may use third-party analytics providers to gain insights into how our Services are used and to help us improve the Services.
We do not sell your personal information. Watz may aggregate the information you and others make available in connection with the Services and post it publicly or share it with third parties. Examples of the type of information we may aggregate include information about equipment, usage, demographics and performance. Watz may use, sell, license, and share this aggregated information with third parties for research, business or other purposes such as to improve walking, running or riding to help our partners understand more about athletes, including the people who use their products and services.
How Information is Shared
In addition to sharing aggregated data about our members as described above, we also share personal information in accordance with your preferences, as needed to run our business and provide the Services, and where required for legal purposes, as set forth below.
We may share your information with third parties who provide services to Watz such as supporting, improving, promoting and securing the Services, processing payments, or fulfilling orders. These service providers only have access to the information necessary to perform these limited functions on our behalf and are required to protect and secure your information. We may also engage service providers to collect information about your use of the Services over time on our behalf so that we or they may promote Watz or display information that may be relevant to your interests on the Services or other websites or services.
Third Party Business via API or Other Integrations
We enable you to share your information and content with third party apps, plugins, or websites that integrate with the Services, as well as with third parties who work with Watz to offer an integrated feature, such as a challenge sponsor or tracking watch. You can choose to share your profile data and activity data (including private activities). If you click on the link for a sponsored integration, you will leave our platform and the sponsor may be able to identify that you visited their platform from Watz. Information collected by these third parties is subject to their terms and policies. Watz is not responsible for the terms or policies of third parties.
Affiliates and Acquirors of our Business or Assets
We may preserve and share your information with third parties, including law enforcement, public or governmental agencies, or private litigants, within or outside your country of residence, if we determine that such disclosure is allowed by the law or reasonably necessary to comply with the law, including to respond to court orders, warrants, subpoenas, or other legal or regulatory process. We may also retain, preserve or disclose your information if we determine that this is reasonably necessary or appropriate to prevent any person from death or serious bodily injury, to address issues of national security or other issues of public importance, to prevent or detect violations of fraud or abuse of Watz or its members, or to protect our operations or our property or other legal rights, including by disclosure to our legal counsel and other consultants and third parties in connection with actual or potential litigation.
We may share your information with third parties when we forward Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notifications, which will be forwarded as submitted to us without any deletions.
How We Protect Information
We take several measures to safeguard the collection, transmission and storage of the data we collect. We employ reasonable protections for your information that are appropriate to its sensitivity. The Services use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of personal information and credit card numbers. Watz engages providers that are industry leaders in online security, including Services verification, to strengthen the security of our Services. The Services are registered with site identification authorities so that your browser can confirm Watz’s identity before any personal information is sent. In addition, Watz’s secure servers protect this information using advanced firewall technology.
Managing Your Settings
Watz offers several features and settings to help you manage your privacy and share your activities. Most privacy controls are located in your privacy controls page, but some are specific to individual activities or athletes.
Adjust Notification and Email Preferences
Updating Account Information
You may correct, amend or update profile or account information at any time by adjusting that information in your account settings. If you need further assistance correcting inaccurate information, please contact Watz at . Watz will generally respond to your request within 10-14 business days.
Deleting Information and Accounts and Downloading Your Data
You can delete your account or download your data by emailing .
After you make a deletion request, we permanently and irreversibly delete your personal data from our systems, including backups. Once deleted, your data, including your account and activities cannot be reinstated. Following your deletion of your account, it may take up to 90 days to delete your personal information and system logs from our systems. Additionally, we may retain information where deletion requests are made to comply with the law and take other actions permitted by law.
Watz also provides you the option to remove individual activities you have posted from view on the Services without deleting your account. The activities will typically remain on Watz’s systems.
Your Rights and Our Legal Bases
We provide the same suite of privacy tools and controls to all of our members worldwide.
Your Legal Rights in the EEA
If you are habitually located in the EEA, you have the right to access, rectify, download or erase your information, as well as the right to restrict and object to certain processing of your information.
Our Legal Bases
as necessary to provide the Services and fulfill our obligations. For example, we cannot provide the Services unless we collect and use your location information;
where you have consented to the processing;
where necessary to comply with a legal obligation, a court order, or to exercise and defend legal claims;
to protect your vital interests, or those of others, such as in the case of emergencies; and
where necessary for the purposes of Watz’s or a third party’s legitimate interests, such as our interests in protecting our members, our partners’ interests in collaborating with our members, and our commercial interests in ensuring the sustainability of the Services.
The Services are operated from the United States. If you are located outside of the United States and choose to use the Services or provide information to us, you acknowledge and understand that your information will be transferred, processed and stored in the United States, as it is necessary to provide the Services. United States privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction.
Retention of Information
Information connected to you that is no longer necessary and relevant to provide our Services may be de-identified or aggregated with other non-personal data to provide insights which are commercially valuable to Watz, such as statistics of the use of the Services.
Other Watz Sites
Watz maintains certain websites that can be accessed outside of https://watzpower.com (the “Other Sites”). The Other Sites maintain the look and feel of the Services, but are hosted by outside service providers with their own terms and privacy policies. If you interact with the Other Sites, your information may be stored, processed, or shared outside of the Services. If you interact with the Other Sites, you acknowledge that you may be subject to the terms and conditions and policies applicable to such Other Site. Please be aware that any personal information you submit to the Other Sites may be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums indefinitely, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Watz is not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit via the Other Sites.
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