Youhere.org - General Privacy
Youhere consists of two parts, the website used to administer attendance needs, and the app used for "checking-in" on location. Here's how privacy works with each.
- The Youhere app is not a person-tracker.
- The app does not stay active on a phone 'tracking' its location.
- The app only does anything when its "Check me in" button is tapped by the person using the app.
- The only function of the app is to confirm presence of a person at a location you specify (classroom, practice field, etc.).
- When a person first runs the app, it'll ask for their name, which is used to uniquely tie them to their phone.
- Worried about privacy? Consider having your participants use pseudonyms for maximum online anonyminity.
- Still worried? Use a beacon and pseudonyms. (Beacon means no one knows where you are, and pseudonyms means no one knows who you are.)
- We never ask for any contact information of your participants. (No email addresses, no phone numbers, no signups, no passwords, no acccounts, nothing.)
- If a person taps "Check me in" when outside of your geofence, their location is ignored.
- The app is free, and does not contain any ads, spyware, or "in-app" purchases.
- All communication with Youhere.org is encrypted with https. This is the same technology that protects your credit card when you buy something online.
- When a person enrolls in your class, their name is sent to your account at Youhere.org, in order to compile your attendance roster.
- Names of your participants are only viewable by you, when you look at your attendance roster. They are never publicly posted.
- When a student checks in, if they are found to be in your geofence, a 'here' (and the time and date) is logged with their name in your roster.
- We store one cookie when you use Youhere.org, so we know that you are logged in properly.
Youhere: From us to you
- Knowing someone's whereabouts is sensitive information. We understand this.
- It is possible to offer users a reputable app that does only what it says. This is what we're doing.
- Youhere (the app and site) were written by a teacher for teachers, to cut down on the hassle of taking attendance, and to encourage students to attend class.
- You should give Youhere a try. Imagine taking care of attendance by (for example) meeting your group and saying 'check-in please.'
Real-time privacy update (effective )
- Number of times we've contacted our users' students:
- Number of times we've sold data about our users' classes:
- Number of student emails we have:
- As far as we know, the number of classes we are sure are even using their students' real names:
- Number of student locations we know of at this instant:
- Number of times we've tried to identify a student:
- Number of privacy complaints we've had:
- Number of students whose location we can find, if they don't check-in to class: