Privacy 101
What we think about when we think about privacy.
The hexology app deals with location and social information, and we know an important concern for anyone using location-based and social services is privacy. We want everyone to feel comfortable that their trust has been well placed, which is why we've written this description of our privacy ethos - the guiding principles that inform how we develop our Services and the decisions we make. Our full Privacy Policy is available here and our Privacy FAQs are available here.

The hexology app is meant to help you engage in the world around you, and we try to make responsible choices, communicate them clearly, and give you privacy options where we think you'll want them. To make it easier for you to understand how your information is shared on our Services, we've put together Privacy FAQs that describe our default privacy settings and how they can be adjusted.

Determining Location
Some of the Services in the hexology app deal deal with location, so in order to work, the Services need to know your location. Whenever you open and use/interact with the hexology app on your mobile device, we use the location information from your mobile device or browser (e.g., latitude and longitude) to tailor the Services to your current location (i.e., we'll show you a list of nearby locations). This information is NOT shared with others. Also, the Services use your mobile device’s ‘background location’ to provide the Services, near you. If you have ‘background location’ turned on, the hexology app will, from time to time, tell us about your device’s location even if you are not directly interacting with the application. We use various technologies to determine location, such as location services of the applicable operating system or browser and sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide information on nearby Wi-Fi- access points and cell towers.

Your Location
Your real-time location is not shared on the hexology app. If you publish content, or otherwise interact with content at a location, users may infer that you have been to that location. Some content you create is time stamped and we would like to make you aware that other users could use that information to infer when you were at a place even though it can be posted when you are not at the place.

Your Home Address as a Location
If you or your friends add your home as a new location in the Services database and that information is published on the Services (for example, via a user publishing content to that home location), that information may be available to others third parties without our control. To request removal of a location from the Services database (including your home address) please email us at

Your Content
One of the benefits of the Services is that it allows you to connect with other users that have shared content around you. Since we realise that some people may not want their content to be viewed by others, you can make your content private by enabling the Make this hex private in the settings page.

Sharing to Third Party Services (i.e., Twitter)
Ours Services give you the option of logging into the hexology app using your Twitter account. We will not share your login credentials.

Information Sharing: Publicly Available Information and Apps
When you use the Services, certain information is public, such as your public user profile information, public photos, lists that you create and save, and may be shared with or disclosed to third parties. We may also share or disclose aggregated and/or anonymous data, such as de-identified location data (that does not identify an individual user), to third parties, for analytical or other purposes.

Your Privacy is Important
We understand how important privacy is to you. From the beginning we've been working hard to build a range of robust privacy controls into the Services experience to give users control over the amount of information they share about their location.

For further information on Hexology’s approach to these issues, please see our Privacy Policy and our Privacy FAQs.