How we collect your information and our lawful bases for processing
The information we may collect via the Apps depends on the content and materials you use, and includes:
We collect and store all personal information related to use of the Apps, which you give us either upon sign-up or through continued use of the Apps and such information is processed to carry out a task in the public interest in monitoring effluent quality and registering pollution incidents to meet regulatory requirements:
- Data related to information to authenticate the Apps you are using, in the form user company username
- Details related to the ongoing use of the Apps in the form of transactions stored in databases, for the purpose of monitoring, reporting, and auditing these transactions.
Access to your device’s camera function and uploading media
Information we automatically collect when you access the Apps, such as the actions you take that are integral to the Apps, actions taken when creating entries, editing entries and uploading media to the Apps. As such, we will request access to your device camera so we can upload photographs to Pollution Register and to your mobile device’s storage to save images uploaded. EQMobile uploads effluent quality readings to our servers hosting the EQ storage database. We rely your consent to use your mobile device in this way.
Access to your device’s network connection status
EQMobile accesses your mobile device’s network connection status to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is available to enable submission of information to our storage database. We rely your consent to use your mobile device in this way.
Access to GPS information
Pollution Register tracks location-based information from your mobile device so it can be used to positively identify an incident location through mapping technologies. We rely your consent to use your mobile device in this way.