Last updated: May 2023
Catappult is a software developed by Aptoide S.A. (“Aptoide”), a company with ID 509987184 and principal place of business at Rua Soeiro Pereira Gomes, Lote 1, 3D, 1649-031 Lisboa, Portugal which allows the distribution of products in the Aptoide App Store and other Apps distribution channels.
Aptoide respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you use Catapult Services (Catappult website, Catappult Software and Catappult Blog), regardless of where you visit it from, and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.
Aptoide, S.A., a Portuguese company, with the identification number ID 509987184 and principal place of business at Rua Soeiro Pereira Gomes, Lote 1, 3D, 1649-031 Lisboa, Portugal is the controller and responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as Aptoide, “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).
This privacy notice aims to give you information on how Aptoide collects and processes your personal data through your use of Catappult Services, including any data you may provide through our websites or the use of the software.
Please also read Catappult Terms and Conditions ("Terms") and the Distribution Agreement entered into with you (the “Agreement”), which describe the terms under which you use Catappult.
We have appointed a data privacy manager who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the data privacy manager using the details set out below.
Full name of legal entity: Aptoide, S.A.
Name or title of data privacy manager: Data Privacy Manager
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Portuguese Data Protection Commission (CNPD), the Portuguese supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.cnpd.pt). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach CNPD so please contact us in the first instance.
Catappult may include links to third-party websites, App Stores, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control those third-party websites and we are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave Catappult, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website or app you use.
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE PERSONAL DATA A where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to provide you the services or to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are, where appropriate.
Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please Contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.
|Purpose/Activity||Type of data||Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest|
|To register you as a new user.||Provision of services to you.|
To process payments provided for in the Agreement, including:
To manage our relationship with you which will include:
|To ask your opinion about our websites and products.|
|To speed up the procedure for integration of your Apps in Catappult by collecting data about such Apps made available at other App Stores|
|To administer and protect our business and our website and apps (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data).|
|To use data analytics to improve our website, apps, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences.||Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy).|
CHANGE OF PURPOSE
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please Contact us. If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so. Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
We may share your personal data with data processors to allow us to provide you with our services. We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our processors to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
The categories of third parties having access to your personal data are the following:
Some of our data processors are external third parties which are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA which may not be regarded as providing the same level of protection as the jurisdiction you are based in.
Safeguards for international transfers of personal data: In cases where we need to transfer personal data outside the EEA, we will ensure that the following adequate safeguards, as required by applicable data protection laws, are implemented to ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it:
Please Contact Us if you want to obtain a copy of the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA or if you want further information on them.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data. We may also anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
If you want further information about details of retention periods for different aspects of your personal data, please contact us.
Under data protection laws in relation to your personal data you are entitled to exercise the following rights:
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please Contact us.
NO FEE USUALLY REQUIRED
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
WHAT WE MAY NEED FROM YOU
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
TIME LIMIT TO RESPOND
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.