Privacy Policy

Last Updated: September 1, 2023

WYD offers a way to share what you’re doing with your friends and family. You have a status and can update it as often as you’d like. You can share statuses with your friends and  geotag your status to places on WYD’s map.

Location data

If you choose to allow location tracking when you sign up to geotag your status to a place on the map, you will share your location with us and with other users when the app is open or in the background, depending on your preferences. You can choose to opt out of this sharing, but the functionality of the app will be limited if you do so. Below, we provide more information about the location data we collect and how you can opt out if you no longer wish to share your location data with us.

Our privacy principles

When you use WYD, you’re trusting us with your information. We understand it’s a tremendous responsibility and work hard to protect your information and put you in control. We wrote this Privacy Policy to help you understand what personal information we collect via our website and mobile app, how we use it and disclose it, how long we retain it, and what choices you have about it.

  • WYD users control how much information they share. You control how much information you share with other users on the app, and you can turn off your location if you do not want to be visible on WYD’s map.
  • WYD honors users’ privacy rights. We will delete and provide you with access to your personal information if you ask us to, including when you close your account.
  • WYD does not sell users’ personal information. We are not in the business of selling users’ personal information. We may advertise nearby products and services you may be interested in, but we will not share any personal information with third-parties to use for their own purposes.
  • We store the personal information we collect for as short a duration as possible. Where possible, we lower the resolution of historical location data, and store only de-identified or aggregate data that is not tied to you.

Personal information we collect

Personal information you provide to us:

  • Account information, that you provide when you download the app and sign up to use it, such as your name, phone number, and the social media accounts you sync with your WYD account.
  • Profile information, such as your username, hometown, profile picture and profile background.
  • User contacts, that you may choose to share with us to help us let you know when your contacts have joined the app and easily let you create chats with them. Please note that this also means that if other users have you in their contact book, we will let them know when you have joined the app.
  • Messages that you exchange with other users through the app via direct message or communications in a group or community. We may review the contents of these messages if a user reports, or we otherwise detect, a potential trust and safety violation or potentially illegal or illicit activity.
  • Geolocation information, that you provide for us to share your location with other app users and to allow us to display advertisements from businesses located around you.
  • Feedback or correspondence, such as information you provide when you contact us with questions, feedback, product reviews, or otherwise correspond with us online.
  • Usage information, such as information about how you use the app and interact with us, including information associated with any content you upload to the app or otherwise submit to us, and information you provide when you use any interactive features of the app.
  • Marketing information, such as your preferences for receiving communications about our activities and publications, and details about how you engage with our communications.

Information we obtain from third parties:

  • Third-party login information. When you link, connect, or login to the Services with a third party service (e.g. Google or Apple), you direct the service to send us information such as your registration, friends list, and profile information as controlled by that service or as authorized by you via your privacy settings at that service.

Automatic data collection. We and our service providers may automatically log information about you, your device, and your interaction over time with our app, our communications and other online services, such as:

  • Device data, such as your device’s operating system type and version, manufacturer and model, screen resolution, RAM and disk size, CPU usage, device type (e.g., phone, tablet), IP address, unique identifiers (including identifiers used for advertising purposes), language settings, mobile device carrier, and radio/network information (e.g., WiFi, LTE, 4G).
  • Online activity data, such as pages or screens you viewed, how long you spent on a page or screen, browsing history, navigation paths between pages or screens, information about your activity on a page or screen, access times, and duration of access, and whether you have opened our marketing emails or clicked links within them.

We use the following tools for automatic data collection:

  • Local storage technologies, like HTML5, that provide cookie-equivalent functionality but can store larger amounts of data, including on your device outside of your browser in connection with specific applications.
  • Web beacons, also known as pixel tags or clear GIFs, which are used to demonstrate that a webpage or email was accessed or opened, or that certain content was viewed or clicked.

How we use personal information

We use personal information for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Providing and supporting the app. We use personal information to operate, maintain, and provide you with the app. In particular we will use personal information to perform our contractual obligation under our terms of use towards you, such as to:
    • Allow you to create an account and use the app.
    • Respond to your requests, provide customer support, contact you in case of any issue with your account, and send you announcements, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages.

  • Improve, monitor, personalize, and protect our app and communications. It is in our legitimate business interests to improve and keep our app safe for our users, which includes:
    • Troubleshooting, testing and research and to keep the app secure.
    • Investigating and protecting against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized or illegal activity.
    • Providing customized services, advertisements related to our and other companies’ services, and communications that may be relevant or of interest to you.

  • Direct marketing. Where applicable, if you choose to subscribe to our marketing, we process personal information based on your consent, which you may withdraw at any time.

  • To enforce our agreements, to comply with legal obligations and to defend us against legal claims or disputes. We may use your personal information in our legitimate business interests to enforce and comply with our terms and policies, to ensure the integrity of our app and to defend ourselves against legal claims or disputes. Some processing may also be necessary to comply with a legal obligation, for example to keep records of transactions, or as requested by any judicial process or governmental agency.

  • Research and development. As part of these activities, we may create aggregated, de-identified or other anonymous data from personal information we collect. We may use this anonymous data and share it with third parties for our lawful business purposes, including to analyze and improve the app, and promote our business.

How we share personal information

Service providers. We may share your personal information with third party companies and individuals that provide services on our behalf or help us operate the app (such as customer support, content moderation, hosting, analytics, email delivery, marketing, identity verification, fraud detection, payment processing, and database management).

For compliance, fraud prevention and safety. We may share your personal information for the compliance, fraud prevention and safety purposes described above.

Business transfers. We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our business or assets, including your personal information, in connection with a business transaction (or potential business transaction) such as a corporate divestiture, merger, consolidation, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy or dissolution. In such a case, we will make reasonable efforts to require the recipient to honor this Privacy Policy.

How you share personal information

Other app users. By using the app, you share information with other users. For example, you may choose to direct message other app users located near you, or post messages in a community or group. You may choose to share more of your information directly with other app users as you build a relationship with them over time.

Your privacy rights and choices

Unsubscribe from direct marketing communications. You may opt out of marketing-related communications by following the opt out or unsubscribe instructions contained in the marketing communication we send you.

Opt-out of push notifications. If you opt in to receive push notifications within the app, we may send push notifications or alerts to your mobile device from time to time. You can deactivate push notifications and alerts at any time by changing your device settings, changing the push notification settings within the application, or deleting the application.

Opt-out of location tracking. You may allow or disallow WYD to collect geolocation data by enabling or disabling location services on your device. You can also choose to create a “closed space” radius on the map where the app will not show your location publicly within 1000 feet. If you decline to grant WYD access to your location data, we will not be able to provide certain services, capabilities, or features to you.

Stop updating your contact list. If you chose to sync your contacts, you can always stop updating your contact list later by disabling contact sync in your account settings page.

Personal information requests. We also offer you choices that affect how we handle the personal information that we control. You may request the following in relation to your personal information:

  • Information about how we have collected and used your personal information. We have made this information available to you without having to request it by including it in this Privacy Policy.
  • Access to a copy of the personal information that we have collected about you. Where applicable, we will provide the information in a portable, machine-readable, readily usable format.
  • Correction of personal information that is inaccurate or out of date.
  • Deletion of your account and your personal information that we no longer need to provide our services to you or for other lawful purposes.
  • Additional rights, such as to object to and request that we restrict our use of your personal information, and where applicable, you may withdraw your consent.

To make a request, please email us or write to us as provided in the “Contact us” section below. We may ask for specific information from you to help us confirm your identity. California residents can empower an “authorized agent” to submit requests on their behalf. We will require authorized agents to confirm their identity and authority, in accordance with applicable laws. You are entitled to exercise the rights described above free from discrimination.

Limits on your choices. In some instances, your choices may be limited, such as where fulfilling your request would impair the rights of others, our ability to provide a service you have requested, or our ability to comply with our legal obligations and enforce our legal rights. If you are not satisfied with how we address your request, you may submit a complaint by contacting us as provided in the “Contact us” section below.

Do Not Track. Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit.  We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit

Children’s privacy

Our app is not intended for use by children under 16 years of age. If we learn that we have collected personal information through the app from a child under 16 without the consent of the child’s parent or guardian as required by law, we will delete it. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with personal information, please contact us as set out in the “Contact us” section below.

International data transfers

Since we are based in the United States, you will provide your data directly to us in the United States, and  we may transfer your personal information to our service providers in the United States and other jurisdictions. Please rest assured that where we share your personal information with any other parties, we ensure that any safeguards required under your local law (e.g. contracts or assessments which include special data transfer protections) are in place for such transfers. You can contact us as set out in the “Contact us” section below to find out more about these safeguards.

Retention of personal information

We retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected and processed, in accordance with our retention policies, and in accordance with applicable laws or until you withdraw your consent (where applicable).

To determine the appropriate retention period for your personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we use your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

Security practices

We use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures designed to protect against unauthorized access, misuse, loss, disclosure, alteration and destruction of personal information. Unfortunately, data transmission over the Internet cannot be guaranteed as completely secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of personal information.

Other sites, mobile applications and services

Our app may contain links to other websites, mobile applications, and other online services operated by third parties. These links are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third party. In addition, our content may be included on web pages or in mobile applications or online services that are not associated with us.

We do not control third-party websites, mobile applications or online services, and we are not responsible for their actions. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding the collection, use and sharing of your personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of the other websites and mobile applications and online services you use.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by updating the date of this Privacy Policy and posting it on the app.

Contact us

WYD is responsible for the processing of your personal information (as a data controller, where provided under applicable law). If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, our privacy practices, or if you would like to exercise your rights with respect to your personal information, please contact us by email at [email protected]  or write to us at:

Wyd Inc.
823 Congress Ave Ste 150
Austin, TX 78768