FATAL ENCOUNTERS

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A step toward creating an impartial, comprehensive, and searchable national database of people killed during interactions with law enforcement.


  • Fatal Encounters App


ABOUT THE FATAL ENCOUNTERS APP
FatalEncounters.org is the first and largest database of people killed during interactions with law enforcement. Our app is intended to increase awareness and transparency of interactions between law enforcement and the public, and to make interactions safer for law enforcement and the public it serves.

The Fatal Encounters app allows users to do four things:

• In the event a user is stopped while driving or detained in a public place, the user simply starts the app and places the telephone in an unobstructed place, like a shirt pocket or on the dashboard. Remember, if placing in a jeans pocket or purse, the microphone is on the “bottom” of the phone, and the microphone should remain uncovered. Audio recordings are automatically sent to our cloud servers with GPS coordinates. In the event the phone is confiscated or data deleted, there will be a record of the interaction, which can be obtained by the app owner.

• In the event a user is witnessing an event where they suspect officer brutality, launch the video recorder, the results of which can be uploaded to our cloud servers. The user will have the opportunity to add a text description.

• If a user is near an incident but not near enough for photo or video to be practical, upload a text description of the event, and your GPS coordinates will be included.

• Finally, the app enables connection to a mobile version of the FatalEncounters.org database, the world’s largest database of officer-involved deaths.


 

FATAL ENCOUNTERS APP PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy governs your use of the software application Fatal Encounters (“Application”) for mobile devices that was created by Fatal Encounters Dot Org. The Application is designed to allow users to record and upload to the cloud incidents with law enforcement.

What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?
User Provided Information
The Application obtains the information you provide when you download and register the Application. Registration with us is optional. However, please keep in mind that you may not be able to use some of the features offered by the Application unless you register with us.

When you register with us and use the Application, you generally provide (a) your name, email address, age, user name, password and other registration information; (b) transaction-related information, such as when you make purchases, respond to any offers, or download or use applications from us; (c) information you provide us when you contact us for help; (d) credit card information for purchase and use of the Application, and; (e) information you enter into our system when using the Application, such as contact information and project management information.
We may also use the information you provided us to contact your from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and marketing promotions.

Automatically Collected Information

In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the Application.

Does the Application collect precise real time location information of the device?
When you visit the mobile application, we may use GPS technology (or other similar technology) to determine your current location in order to determine the city you are located within and display a location map with relevant advertisements. We will not share your current location with other users or partners.
If you do not want us to use your location for the purposes set forth above, you should turn off the location services for the mobile application located in your account settings or in your mobile phone settings and/or within the mobile application.

Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?
Yes. We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement.
We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information

• as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
• when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
• with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.
• if Fatal Encounters Dot Org is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information.

What are my opt-out rights?
You can stop all collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network. You can also request to opt-out via email, at admin@fatalencounters.org.

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information
We will retain User Provided data for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter. We will retain Automatically Collected information for up to 24 months and thereafter may store it in aggregate. If you’d like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at admin@fatalencounters.org and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly.

Children
We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at admin@fatalencounters.org. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.

Security
We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

Changes
This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here and informing you via email or text message. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes. You can check the history of this policy by clicking here (THIS LINK WILL BECOME ACTIVE WHEN THE FIRST CHANGES ARE MADE TO THE PRIVACY POLICY).

Your Consent
By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. “Processing,” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the United States. If you reside outside the United States your information will be transferred, processed and stored there under United States privacy standards.

Contact us
If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at admin@fatalencounters.org.