When you download the Portes app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, Portes does not require or record any personal information from you or your devices:
Furthermore, Apple does not allow any developer, including us, to record any identifier that uniquely identifies a device...
When you buy a Portes™ card, the entire process is anonymous. Our retail partners do not record the identity of card/voucher buyers.
Entering the code found on the voucher/card triggers a verification process with our servers, ensuring the code is valid. Once that's done successfully, your Portes status is activated. We don't collect any personal information in that process: no IP address, no unique device Identifier. Nothing. Your device receives a set of Tokens (DIIDs) which will be used to provide proof-of-state (essentially, "what you are" e.g. an adult, a student, a "____". These tokens have randomly generated identifiers and expiration dates. So we can't know who has what DIID.
Every time you are asked for a proof-of-state, the Portes app will randomly select one of the DIIDs. Neither the site nor the Portes app can know who is using this DIID, and so cannot target or track user behaviour. Every time you use the Portes app, we do not record your usage history, where you went, what you did. We do not track you. Period.
The Portes app will only tell you when it was last used.
The Sites you visit who use our technology have the tools to validate that the DIIDs used were in fact valid and signed by Portes. This is used as proof that they have performed appropriate proof-of-state verifications, from actual devices. Nothing more.
Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us, which is why we do everything possible not to record, track or share anything that can relate back to you.
The following statement explains OCL’s policy regarding the personal data you may disclose to us when subscribing to our newsletter. Our aim is to respect your privacy and comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
OCL is the Data Controller for any personal data you give to us. Our full details are:
When subscribing to our newsletter, we only ask for your email address. This is used to send you our newsletter, occasional updates on our service and to keep you informed of what’s happening at OCL.
You can unsubscribe at any time. Please send an email to email@example.com or simply put "Unsubscribe" in the header of any e mail you receive from us.
We will keep your information until you unsubscribe.
OCL will not sell, assign, disclose or rent your personal data to any other external organisation or individual.
We are committed to ensuring that your personal data is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place appropriate technical, physical and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you.
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You are in complete control. You can object or withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data at any time. Subject to some legal exceptions, you have the right to:
To learn more about these rights please visit the ICO website. Please address any such requests to the OCL Data Protection Officer through the contacts page. If you are dissatisfied with our response you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office:
We do not transfer or process data outside the European Economic Area unless we have your specific consent or where the nature of the processing requires it (for example, because you have chosen to use an email or other communications service which routes data outside the EEA).