Privacy Policy

This privacy policy governs your use of the software application “HereWas” for mobile devices. HereWas is an app that tells the stories of Manhattan's past where the events actually occurred. No registration or fee is required for you to download and use HereWas.

No Advertising, No Marketing

HereWas does not share or sell any information about you (the downloader/user); it does not share or sell information about how you use HereWas, and it does not share or sell information about your location to anyone. We have no advertisers. You will never see any advertising on HereWas or receive any messages from advertisers (other than HereWas). 
Location access is not required to use the app. However, if you do enable location access and you are in Manhattan, you can touch the circular location button on the upper left of your map screen and see your location displayed on the Manhattan map. This is useful to determine your location relative to the arrows on the map. The app does not collect or share your location information. We do not collect information about you to build any sort of database. The sole exception: we use the information that you provide to us ONLY in order to provide you with the proper user experience. If you contact us (for example, if you email us), we will use your sender information to reply to you. But we will never share your email information with anyone. We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve HereWas.