At YourBCABus, we take your privacy seriously. We strive to collect as little data as possible to run YourBCABus, we do not share your information with any third party, and we use advanced security measures to safeguard the data we do collect.
As part of running an app backed by a web server, we do log the HTTP requests your device makes to YourBCABus. This information includes:
We only use this information to monitor server health and do not ever attempt to sell this information or associate it with you. Unfortunately, there is no way to opt out, since collection of this data is nearly universal among apps.
We also collect which buses you star through Firebase Cloud Messaging; this is so that we can keep track of which buses to send notifications for. To opt out, tap Don't Enable when asked to set up bus arrival notifications. If you have already enabled them, tap Settings on the YourBCABus, and make sure Bus Arrival Notifications are switched off.
We may also collect the stops you suggest to us through the Custom Stops feature. This collection only happens if you consent by tapping Submit stop. We will use this anonymized data to expand our stop database to cover more buses.
Regarding location data: Location data (used for "Get Off" alerts) is never stored on-device, let alone sent to our servers. Upon arrival at your stop, we may send a request to our server to confirm whether to push a "Get Off" alert, but your personal data will not be in this request.