Privacy Policy


Gobi is an app (“App” or “Gobi App”) that allows the users to join and create their own stories, both public and private. Content in the App is associated with named groups of users (“group”, “story”) where participating users may share Content. Once you have joined a group, you can share pictures and videos containing stickers, text, image thumbnails, and similar (“Content” or “User Generated Content”) with the groups you participate in.

The Gobi App is owned by Gobitech AS (“Gobitech”, “we”, “us”), a Norwegian company located in Oslo, Norway, with organization number 915 752 381. You can contact Gobitech by sending an e-mail to

This privacy policy describes how Gobitech collect your information whenever you use our Services, what information is collected, how it is used and with whom the information is shared. “Services” includes all the ways you may interact with us; through our mobile applications, websites, or any other interaction. The information that Gobitech collects, uses and shares includes, among others, your registration information, metadata, location data, and data about your device. Your information is saved and processed in the United States of America and Germany, as further explained below. We will only keep your information as long as this is necessary in accordance with this policy. Gobi App users and other third parties do not have access to personal information that can be used to contact you without your approval. This Privacy Policy sets out the terms and conditions for treatment and use of the personal information provided by you or collected from you to Gobitech when you use our services. By downloading or using the Gobi App, you are accepting the terms and practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Collection and Use of Your Information and Data

When you use the Services, there will be certain information and data (collectively called “Data”) that you will send to us, or that we will collect from you. In certain situations, such collection is necessary to ensure the best user experience of our Services, and in other cases it is to aid in the development and improvement of the Services. This section will set out important details regarding the collection and use of your Data.

Data that we collect and why

Registration – During registration of an account on the App, we collect your username and either (a) your e-mail address and password, or (b) your Facebook details.
In order to verify your identity or sign into the App and other Services, your Facebook details, or a username and password is required. We may collect and store your email-address from your Facebook profile if you grant the App permission during Facebook registration.
Once registered, the username you enter during registration will serve as your username across several of our Services. Your username may be displayed in any of our Services to other users or administrators in the groups you take part of. Your username may be displayed in conjunction with your Content. Your e-mail can be used to recover a forgotten password, and as a method for Gobitech to contact you. See the clause on “Communications between you and Gobitech” for more information.

General Use – We may collect and aggregate identifying information regarding your use of our Service, including, session times, your behavior in and interaction with our Services, and data sent and received. In addition, we may also collect information about the device on which you are using these Services, including the type of device, the operating system you are running, certain settings on your device, unique device identifiers, and Gobi App crash data. We collect this information in order to provide the best possible user experience, and improve the Gobi App and our Services.

Personal Data – We collect data when you connect a Facebook account to your Gobi App account. This data includes a unique identifier for your Facebook account, which is required for authentication.

Location Data – When location sharing is enabled on your device, we collect your location data. This is collected so that we can personalize suggestions and behaviors in the Services, based on where users are located. Gobitech may also use the location data for marketing and analytical purposes. This information may be shared with external parties, such as commercial customers of Gobitech, for the marketing and analytical purpose.

Metadata – We collect timestamps for when certain events occur, including, but not limited to, when a group is created, when Content (as defined below) is posted, and when an account is. This information is collected for analytical purposes.

Images and videos and similar – We collect the videos, drawings, interactive stickers, text, images or similar user generated content (“User Generated Content” or “Content”) that you send through the Gobi App, or any other Service we provide. This is in order to make our Services function as it should, and this data is only kept for as long as required. For further information, please see the clause on “Data Deletion” below.

Third party collection – We may allow other entities to use cookies and similar tracking services on the Gobi App or our Services.

  • We may use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. It shares information to some extent together with other information collected by Google about our users with Gobitech, including gender, age and interests, in an aggregated, non-personally identifiable way. This is collected so that we can know our audience and users better. This information may be shared with external parties for the same purpose. Google Analytics is owned and operated by Google Inc.
  • We may use Firebase Analytics. It may collect data about you, including by use of identifiers for mobile devices (including Android Advertising ID and Advertising Identifier for iOS), cookies and similar technologies. Firebase Analytics is owned and operated by Google Inc. Firebase uses subprocessors as set out in this link for analyzing this data: For more information on how Google generally uses your data, read “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” at
  • We may use Crashlytics. It may automatically collect certain information that does not personally identify users who access or use the App. This information includes, but is not limited to, device state information, unique device identifiers, device hardware and OS information, information relating to how an application functions, and the physical location of a device at the time of a crash. Crashlytics is owned and operated by Google Inc. The information may be shared with third party service providers, including, but not limited to, Crashlytics. Crashlytics may use aggregate and anonymous information to: improve Crashlytics, create analysis of trends or behaviors, and other similar uses. To read Crashlytics’ privacy policy, click this link:
  • We may use Answers. It may collect the name and app store identifier of such Answers Kit Application, the bundle identifier and build version of that application, unique mobile device identifiers (e.g. IDFA (iOS), Advertising ID (Android), and Android ID (Android)) and the associated interest based advertising opt out preference as applicable, full IP addresses, timestamps, device model name, device operating system name and version number, the language and country settings of the device (iOS), the number of CPU cores on the device (iOS), whether a device is jailbroken (iOS) or rooted (Android), custom application events defined by Developer and the associated attributes, application events predefined by Google (e.g. Install, Purchase, Add to Cart, Start Checkout, Content View, Search, Share, Rated Content, Sign Up, Log In, Invite, Level Start, and Level End) and the associated attributes, app lifecycle events (iOS), and app activity events (Android).
    Answers is owned and operated by Google Inc. Google may collect and use said data to improve their products and services and for analytics purposes.
    Third parties such as Google may disclose aggregated data. More information:
    – iOS (,
    – Android (
  • We may use the Facebook authentication. We use the Facebook SDK to integrate Facebook with the Gobi App, and allow you to log in to our Services with your Facebook account. Facebook may collect data regarding your use of the App, along with other data that Facebook already collects through your account. Facebook is owned and operated by Facebook Inc. For more information about Facebook’s general data policy, please click this link:

General information regarding your Data

Data – All types of data that you upload may be removed by us without warning. Your data is not publicly available, unless you upload it to one of the groups you participate in. Once you upload it to one of the groups, all the members of the group will be able to see whatever data you upload. By sharing Content, you accept that this Content may be featured on external websites or applications as well.

Service Providers – The Services are run through servers and different operating systems, and cloud storage is provided by Amazon Web Services Inc. The cloud storage is proved and information is stored in the United States of America and Germany.

Compliance – Where required by law enforcement officials conducting investigations, subpoenas, court orders, or otherwise required by law, we may provide any of the Data listed above in response.

How we process your data

Data processor and data controller

With regards to your Data, Gobitech is the data controller. Gobitech may at any time have agreements with data processors in other parts of the world, including in America, Asia or Europe, who will process your data in accordance with applicable data privacy law.

By downloading and using the Gobi App you consent that your data may be transferred, stored, processed and used in the United States of America and other countries where Google and Facebook or any third party service providers acting on their behalf, are operating. You also confirm that you are aware that the privacy and data protection laws in some of these countries may vary from the laws in the country where you live.

Storage and use of your Data

Gobitech may not use your Data for any purposes other than those stated in this Privacy Policy. We will only store your Data for as long as necessary in order to fulfill these purposes.

Securing your Data

Our database is protected from unauthorized access using passwords and IP-address whitelisting.
Images and videos and related data is stored without encryption. Gobitech and Amazon perform backups of the database.

Communications between you and Gobitech

Push Notifications – The Gobi App uses push notifications to allow you to stay updated on the groups that you follow. Push notifications can be deactivated on most devices through the preferences or settings on the device. You can also choose within the App if you want to receive notifications or not.

E-mail – We may send you e-mails regarding your account, the Gobi App and Service updates, surveys regarding the Gobi App and Service, and changes to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Data Deletion

Images and videos will be removed from our servers once expired, except for situations where we are legally required to keep it. We do not control what users do with the data received, and you confirm that you are aware it is possible to take screenshots or use other image-capturing technologies to reproduce and store content externally, and without consent. Gobitech therefore advise that you do not send Content that you do not want someone to save. We are not responsible for the User Generated Content uploaded to our Services or the actions of our users. If you, however, see Content that violates any of our terms, you can contact us at, and we will use reasonable efforts to remove that information from our records.

If you want to delete your account you can contact us at We will then delete your account data, including, username, email, password, Facebook data, device notification tokens, device information. Images and videos you have posted will become unavailable for viewing in the groups they were posted.

Groups you created may not be deleted, and ownership of your groups may be transferred to another user, or the groups may have no owner.

Note that your account data may still be present in database backups, until those backups are deleted.

With regards to other Data, we will only retain these on our or our third party servers for as long as they are required to fulfill the purposes set out above.

Correcting and Receiving information about your Data

If you see that any information about you in the App is incorrect or missing, please use the App itself to change this information, or if this is not possible, or you are unable to do so, please contact us at

Subject to any laws requiring confidentiality, you have a right to receive general information about how Gobitech uses your personal data. If you wish to receive such information, please contact us at To exert your “right to erasure” (EU GDPR, Article 17) or “right to data protability” (EU GDPR, Article 20), you can use our Service at

Data Protection Officer

Our Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) (as defined in EU GDPR) contact information is:

You can reach our DPO using email if you have any questions regarding GDPR.


We do not knowingly collect or store personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 years. Anyone that provides personally identifiable information through the Website or Gobi App affirms that they are over 13 years of age. If you become aware of users under the age of 13 we advise that you contact us, and we will use reasonable efforts to remove that information from our records.

Notices and Updates

Gobitech reserves the right to change or modify the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use at any time without prior notice. Your continued use of the App will constitute your acceptance of any revised agreements. We recommend that you periodically check these agreements for changes. If you choose to use our services, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. If you have any concern about privacy at Gobitech, please contact us at, and we will try to resolve it.

Choice of Law and Jurisdiction

The laws of Norway shall govern the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy. Should you have a dispute with Gobitech AS, you will first contact us by sending an e-mail to Any disputes arising under these Terms of Use shall be sought settled amicably. Unless an amicable solution can be obtained, the dispute shall be subject to ordinary court proceedings.

Last updated: 11.6.2018