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Blackout Technologies Limited (“Blackout” “we” or “us”) provides a mobile application (the “Platform”). Blackout is a company registered at 6th Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8RT with company number 10437246. For the purposes of data protection law, Blackout is a data processor and operates only on your instructions.

Privacy Policy

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us in relation to the Blackout Platform only. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it in relation to the Blackout Platform. For how we deal with your personal data in other contexts, please contact us at [] . By using the Blackout Platform, you are accepting the practices described in this policy.

The types of personal data we use

We may collect and use the following information about you:

  • Information you give us. You may give us information about you by using the Platform or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. The information you give us may include your name, address, email address, telephone number and office location.
  • Information we collect about you. We automatically collect certain data from you, including your IP address or other unique device identifiers, mobile carrier, time zone setting, operating system and platform and information regarding your use of the Platform.
  • Location data. We collect information about your location based on (i) derivations made from the IP address from which you connect, (ii) cell ID data based on links between your device and specific base stations; and (iii) (by accepting on your mobile operating system) the Global Positioning System of your device when the Platform is running in the foreground or background (together, “Location Data”). We may use this Location Data so that the Platform can function properly.
  • Information from third parties. We may receive information about you from our customers if you use our Platform. We may also receive information from third parties (such as advertising networks and analytics providers) [and from other sources, including business directories and other commercially or publicly available sources.]

Sensitive Personal Data and Device Permissions

The nature of the Platform means that we need to be able to process sensitive data. The Platform may request certain permissions that allow it to access your data as described below.

Please note that the revoking of such permissions might impact the proper functioning of the Platform.

  • Location permission. Used for accessing your device location. The Platform may collect, use, and share user location Data in order to determine whether you are in a restricted zone. This includes using the precise GPS location of the device gathered through its location services as well as geo-fencing. No location data is stored and the Platform will not track your location in real-time.
  • App Usage permission. Used to access installed apps on your device for the Platform's basic functionality, including blocking and usage statistics. This data is used solely in order to provide the functionality of the app and no app data is stored.
  • VPN permission. Used for tracking and preventing notifications in a restricted zone as part of the Platform's functionality. No app data is stored.
  • Overlay permission. Used for tracking and preventing access to certain installed apps on your device for the Platform's basic functionality. No app data is stored.

By granting any of the permissions listed, you agree that the respective Personal Data may be processed (i.e., accessed to, modified or removed) by the Platform.

How we use your personal data

We will only use your personal data when data protection law allows us to. We will use your information in the following ways:

  • As it is in our legitimate interests to ensure the proper functioning of our organisation, our staff's productivity and the security of our organisation's confidential information, we may use your information to:
    • disable certain features (including the camera and certain applications) of your personal device within certain prescribed areas during the course of your employment;
    • notify you about changes to the Platform's service;
    • allow Blackout to provide you with user support;
    • enforce our and Blackout's terms, conditions and policies; and
    • communicate with you.

How we share your personal data

We may share your personal data with selected third parties in or outside your country, including our suppliers and subcontractors who help us run the Platform.

We may share your information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, in each case in or outside your country, for the purposes set out above (“how we use your personal data”).

We may share your information with law enforcement agencies, public authorities or other organisations if legally required to do so, or if we have a good faith belief that such use is reasonably necessary to:

  • comply with legal obligation, process or request;
  • enforce our terms of service and other agreements, policies, and standards, including investigation of any potential violation thereof;
  • detect, prevent or otherwise address security, fraud or technical issues; or
  • protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users, a third party or the public as required or permitted by law (including exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction). We may also disclose your information to third parties:
  • in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets; or
  • if we sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses, or sell some or all of our assets. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets.

Where we store your personal data

The information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of your country and the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside your country or the EEA who work for us, for one of our suppliers or one of our business partners. By submitting your information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this policy.

Please contact us at: [] . if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of your country or the EEA.

The security of your personal data

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way and will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted through the Platform; any transmission is at your own risk.

Data retention

We will retain your information as follows and as required under any applicable laws: After you have terminated your use of the Blackout Platform, we may store your information in an aggregated and anonymised format. In the event that you do not use the Platform for a period of 5 years then we will treat your account as expired and your personal data may be deleted.

Your Legal rights

  • Data rights. In certain circumstances, you have the right to access a copy of the personal data we hold about you, to rectify any personal data held about you that is inaccurate, to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format, and to request the deletion of personal data held about you. You can exercise your rights by contacting us at [].
  • Consent. You also have the right to withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent. If you wish to withdraw consent, please contact us at [].
  • Complaints. In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how we process your personal data, please contact us in the first instance at [] and we will endeavour to deal with your request as soon as possible. This is without prejudice to your right to launch a claim with your data protection authority. You also have the right to make a complaint at any time to your local authority. In the United Kingdom, this is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO's website can be found at: [].


Any changes we may make to this policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this policy. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the updated Privacy Policy here and notify our users.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this policy are welcomed and should be addressed to [].