Privacy policy

For, Honeygain, CareBuzz applications

Privacy policy includes important information on how we collect, use, and store information about you.

The version last reviewed and applicable as of 11 September 2023.

  1. Why should I read this Privacy Policy?

This Privacy Policy (hereinafter ‘Policy’) describes how UAB “Honeygain” (company code 306103177, registered in Lithuania) (hereafter referred to as “Honeygain”, ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our) collects, uses, discloses, and stores personal information on the end-users of the Honeygain applications, Honeygain website visitors, users of CareBuzz application, and what statutory rights do you have under applicable data protection laws. We may amend this Policy unilaterally from time to time. Any such amendments will be effective immediately upon publication. Please visit our website regularly for the latest version of this Policy.

In case of any considerable changes to this Policy, Honeygain will take measures to notify its users in advance by email (if possible), a pop-up message on the website, applications, or other means that we will deem most fitting in a particular case.

If you have any questions regarding our Policy or the way we collect and process your data, do not hesitate to contact our support team using this link here.

  • Why does Honeygain collect, and how do they use my information?

Honeygain website, application. Honeygain provides rewards in exchange for small amounts of your network connection and device’s resources. For such an arrangement to work, we require access to a limited amount of your personal data. All the data described below is collected directly from you.

CareBuzz application. Through the CareBuzz application, individual/ entity/ or non-profit organization, that utilizes CareBuzz to publish a fundraiser, may receive donations from users, that may donate amounts of money they may earn within a specific period by sharing their internet traffic with CareBuzz (hereinafter all together – CareBuzz users), and this amount of money is automatically allocated to the user‘s chosen individual/ entity/ or non-profit organization. For such an arrangement to work, we process a small amount of CareBuzz users’ personal data. In this regard, all the data is collected directly from you as a CareBuzz user.  

  • When you are the end user of the Honeygain application, we have access through the application to the following categories of your personal data:

2.1.1. Registration data: user email address and encrypted password.

2.1.2. Information related to payouts to users: name, surname, email address, amount (sum) of payout, date of user’s payout request, date of disbursement of payout, transaction history – record of transactions and earnings associated with each user (to ensure accurate payout calculations and to address any potential discrepancies or disputes).

2.1.3. Device information: IP address, operating system version, device model, last-seen timestamp, and location (city and country). 

2.1.4. Network information: this specifies whether your Wi-Fi is on or off.

2.1.5. We collect some aggregated statistics related to the use of our application to analyze and improve our services. This information may include crash and error reports, and application usage analytics provided by Google and Facebook Analytics.

  • When you visit Honeygain website, we collect the following categories of your personal data:

2.2.1. Data we collect from you through our website automatically: IP address, location, type of browser, device, and the operating system you use. In collecting your information through our website, we make use of cookies and other similar technologies. If you wish to read more about the cookies we use, their purpose, and duration, please see a detailed cookie table in Section 8 of this Policy.

2.2.2. Data we collect when you contact us via email or a dedicated contact form: e-mail address, subject of your inquiry, date of your inquiry, the content of your inquiry, attachments to your inquiry, your name and (or) surname provided in your inquiry, reply to your inquiry, the information provided by you, attachments to the inquiry (if any), other data associated with the communication.

In such a case, we will use your personal data to manage your inquiry and adequately address any issue or question you may have.

  • When you are the user of the CareBuzz application we collect the following categories of your personal data: 

2.3.1. Registration data: user email address and encrypted password.    

2.3.2. Device and network information:  IP address, operating system version, device model, last-seen timestamp, and location (city and country); network information specifies whether your Wi-Fi is on or off.  

2.3.3. Onboarding/Entry questionnaire information (applicable when you are the individual/ unit or non-profit organization receiving the donations): name, surname, telephone number, email address, your company’s name, address, and other company-related data.

  • Honeygain process data that is mentioned in Sections 2.1., 2.2., 2.3. for the following purposes:

2.4.1. To provide our platform services offered to you: to register you on the platform; to provide you with our platform services that you request; to ensure that you are granted with donations (when applicable); to send you messages necessary for the provision of our services; to improve your experience when using the platform; to enable you to redeem your earnings via the platform; to administer your referrals; to provide an overview of your transactions on the platform (transaction history).

2.4.3.To improve our platform and ensure its security: to track your website usage for security purposes; to investigate potential cases of fraudulent activity; to keep records of your account after its deletion to protect the security of the platform; to carry out basic verification (email verification); to issue and enforce warnings; to guarantee the security of the platform, the protection of the data we hold, and the detection of cyber-attacks and other threats to the integrity of the platform; to secure data and data transmission; to offer our services free of technical errors and to be able to recognize and resolve any errors; to analyze and evaluate usage of our platform and range measurement.

2.4.4. To carry out marketing activities: to send you marketing emails.

2.4.5. To exercise legal rights and fulfill legal obligations: to comply with applicable tax obligations; to process your requests for access to data; to resolve disputes; to enforce our Terms of Use; and to enforce, exercise, and uphold our rights.

  • What is Honeygain’s legal basis for collecting my information?

3.4.1. Performance of the contract between you and Honeygain: when we process end-users’ information of the applications specified in Section 2.1., 2.3.; when we disclose the user‘s location, IP data to our partners, and/or clients in order to enable them to access and collect data from public internet resources (e. g., various websites) (such data sharing is necessary for the performance of the contract between you and Honeygain).

3.4.2. Legitimate interest of Honeygain: when we process the platform usage and statistical data based on our legitimate interest to improve the functionality and usability of our application; when we process the information on your interactions with our website, your device, and the browser based on our legitimate interest to ensure the thorough functioning of our website; when we administrate your inquiries based on our legitimate interests, namely – the proper administration of our business and communications with users; when (if that is applicable) we exercise legal rights and fulfill legal obligations based on our legitimate interest to defend Honeygain’s interests and rights in legal processes or legal obligation to which Honeygain is a party; when we process your data to send you marketing materials based on our legitimate interest to market our product, services.  

3.4.3. Your consent: when we process your data to send you marketing materials.

  • How long does Honeygain store information about me?

If the data is no longer required for a purpose pursued by us and there are no legal obligations to retain it (e.g., tax retention periods to which we are subject), we delete personal data. We only store personal data to the extent that it is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, particularly statutory retention periods, and for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

3. Who does Honeygain share my data with? 

We share your data with data recipients, both within and outside the European Economic Area (EEA), in cases where necessary for the above-described purposes and allowed in accordance with applicable laws.

4. What statutory rights do I have regarding my data?

Subject to conditions, limitations, and exceptions established by statutory data protection provisions, you have the rights listed below.

You retain the rights to access, edit, and delete information that we hold on you. In most cases, this can be done by you by simply logging in or updating Honeygain settings. If you like to exercise your rights described above or have any other concerns relating to your data processing, please contact our support team using this link here.

5. Does Honeygain engage in automated individual decision-making, including profiling?

We do not make decisions based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which would produce legal effects concerning you. However, for security purposes, we use algorithms to decide whether there are any abnormalities in our user base. In case the algorithms show such abnormalities, the related activities are submitted for a human review and may result in suspension or (in the most extreme cases) termination of our services.

6. Does Honeygain process data about minors?

We do not intend to collect any personal information of children under the age of 14 or any other age which would require authorization or consent of a holder of parental responsibility for collecting or processing the personal data of such child. In the case of us accidentally collecting the personal information of children, we undertake to delete or otherwise dispose of such information as soon as possible after we become aware of having received it.

If you are a holder of parental responsibility for a child that has provided us with their personal information without your consent or supervision, please contact us so we can take the actions required to stop collecting and processing your child’s personal data and erase the data that we may have already collected.

7. Does Honeygain’s website (and application through web view mode) use cookies or similar tracking technologies?

We use cookies to collect information from the device you use to access our services.

Cookies are small text files containing an identifier that is sent by a web server to your web browser and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Our website places the following cookies on your device.

8. How can I manage cookies?

When you visit our website, we ask for your consent for the use of non-essential cookies. However, essential cookies are enabled by default because they are a prerequisite for our website to function.

We respect your preferences concerning cookies, and you can easily manage and disable cookies on our website. You can configure your browser to decline some or all cookies or to ask for your permission before accepting them. Please note that by deleting cookies or disabling future cookies, you may be unable to access certain areas or features of our website. You can control the use of functionality cookies, targeting cookies, or advertising cookies by adjusting your browser settings. To find out how to manage cookies in your browser, please visit one of the links below:

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