Welcome to Howdies, where we are dedicated to safeguarding your privacy. This Privacy Policy elucidates the intricacies of how we collect, use, and disclose your personal information, underlining our commitment to transparency and the protection of your data.

1. Information Collection

1.1 We collect various information that you willingly provide, such as your name, email address, and any additional details when you create an account or reach out to us for support.

1.2 Additionally, we may gather information related to your interaction with our app, including but not limited to your device type, IP address, and usage patterns.

1.3 Please note that certain optional information, such as your full name, birthdate, and country of residence, can be provided by you within the app for a more personalized experience. This information is not required during initial registration but can be updated at your discretion.

2. Utilization of Your Information

2.1 Your provided information is utilized to furnish you with our services, communicate account-related updates, and enhance the overall functionality of our app and services.

2.2 Furthermore, we may employ your information for research and analysis purposes, aiming to improve our services and tailor them to your needs.

3. Information Sharing

3.1 We may collaborate with third-party service providers to facilitate the operation of our app and deliver our services. Your information may be shared with these providers strictly for these purposes.

3.2 In certain circumstances, we may disclose your information to law enforcement or government agencies as mandated by applicable laws and regulations.

4. Security Measures

4.1 We implement comprehensive measures to safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

4.2 Our commitment to your privacy includes the use of industry-standard security technologies and stringent procedures to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your information.

5. Your Choices

5.1 You retain control over your personal information and can access or update it through your account settings.

5.2 Additionally, you have the option to delete your account at any time. It's important to note that certain information may be retained as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.

6. Data Retention

6.1 We retain your personal information for the duration necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

6.2 Even if you delete your account, we may retain certain information as necessary for legal obligations, resolving disputes, enforcing agreements, and preventing abuse.

7. Updates to Our Privacy Policy

7.1 Our Privacy Policy may undergo periodic updates to reflect changes in our practices and the evolving legal landscape. We will notify you of material changes through the app or other means.

7.2 Your continued use of Howdies following updates to the Privacy Policy constitutes acceptance of the revised terms.

8. Contact Us

8.1 If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy or the handling of your personal information, please contact us at support@howdies.app.

Thank you for entrusting us with your privacy. We are committed to providing you with a secure and enjoyable experience on Howdies.