Privacy Policy

Uttar Pradesh Voluntary Health Association (UPVHA) and its entire team respect and protect the privacy of individuals accessing information and using the services provided through them. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website and app users; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy applies to the NoSmoke – Help Reduce Smoking Mobile app and UPVHA website. It outlines the types of personal information we collect, how we use it, and the steps we take to ensure its protection. This policy has been updated to include the new permissions and features associated with our Android app.

Disclaimer: This app is not affiliated with or authorized by any government entity. It is an independent initiative by Uttar Pradesh Voluntary Health Association (UPVHA) to facilitate public reporting of tobacco-related incidents.

2. Permissions Required for Android App

Use of Camera: The app requires access to your device’s camera in order to take and upload incident photographs via camera or via File Manager/Photo Gallery. Camera access is used strictly for the intended functionality and is not used for any other purpose.

Files and Media Access: To enhance your experience, our app accesses files and media on your device. This permission is necessary for Photo Gallery access and app cache and local data storage in order for the app to function properly and is handled with utmost privacy.

Location Access: The app requires access to your location to pick the proper address and incident location instantly. This helps us categorize data more diligently and helps you enter less data manually. Location data is used to improve app functionality and is not shared with third parties without your consent under any circumstances.

3. Data Collection and Use

Collecting User Information: We may collect personal information such as your name, email address, age, gender, etc., when you voluntarily provide it on our website or app. We also collect location data for the purpose of incident reporting.

Use of Collected Information: The collected information is used for improving our services, providing customer support, enhancing your user experience, and processing incident reports submitted through the app.

Data Sharing and Security: We do not share or sell any personal or sensitive data with third parties. The data collected is stored securely on our servers and is used solely for the purpose of processing incident reports and taking necessary actions.

4. Security

We implement robust security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. These include encryption and secure data storage practices.

5. User Choices and Rights

Opt-Out Option: Users have the option to opt out of certain uses of their data. For more information on this, please contact us.

Individual Rights: You have the right to access, rectify, or erase your personal data. Please contact us to exercise these rights.

6. Legal and Compliance

Transfer of Personal Information: We may transfer personal information to other internal departments only as necessary for the purposes described in this policy, under privacy safeguards.

Legal Bases for Processing: We process personal data on legal bases such as consent, contractual necessity, and as required by law.

Business Transfers or Bankruptcy: In the event of a merger, acquisition, or bankruptcy, personal information may be part of the transferred assets.

7. Changes to the Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically. We will notify you of any significant changes to our policy.

8. How to Contact Us

For any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at:

Address: 5/459, Viram Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, PIN 226010
Phone: 0522-7965109

9. Acknowledgment and Consent

By using the NoSmoke – Help Reduce Smoking Mobile app and/or UPVHA website, you acknowledge that you have read this Privacy Policy and consent to the practices described herein.