Terms of Use

Last update: 16/04/2014

1. Scope

LuxTraffic is a collaborative traffic information Application that anonymously collects and stores relevant location information. LuxTraffic uses that information to provide you and other users with a traffic information service. The LuxTraffic team may further use your location information for statistical and research purposes, which are non-commercial.

The LuxTraffic team may also use your location information to create aggregated anonymous data and to use such data to properly operate the services, to improve the quality of the services, to enhance your experience, to create new services and features, including customized services, to change or cancel existing content or service.

The LuxTraffic team will make efforts to permanently remove or obscure your identity from your location information that is used for aggregated purposes. For that purpose we do not require any kind of user registration that could be used to identify personal information.

2. Definitions

Personal information:

(a) "Personal information" shall mean any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.

(b) "Anonymous information" shall mean any information that is not associated with or strictly linked to your Personal Information; at any time, Anonymous Information does not permit the identification of individual persons (human being).

(c) "Location information" shall mean any information related to the geographic location of the mobile device on which the application has been installed. This includes, longitude and latitude coordinates, acceleration, velocity, altitude, device orientation and time.

3. Why do we collect your information?

The personal information we gather from you helps us learn about the traffic conditions on the road network. We use this information to provide you with traffic information services, to develop new tools and services, to better tailor the features, performance and support of our services, and to offer you additional information and opportunities.

We collect personal information that you submit to us voluntarily through our website and your use of our services. We may collect anonymous information passively or actively. The types of personal information and anonymous information we collect are location information collected from your mobile device on which the application has been installed in order to provide you with the services requested.

4. For what purposes do we use your information?

The information is collected for the following reasons:

1) As LuxTraffic is a collaborative traffic information system, the individually collected data is used to identify in real time the traffic conditions on a given portion of the road network and thus provides a useful service to the participating users.

2) The information may further be used for statistical and research purposes.

5. How long do we store your information?

The stored dataset will be kept until the information is not longer needed by the project.

6. Disclosure of information

In addition to the LuxTraffic team, the individuals, or classes of individuals, who are permitted to use or receive the dataset for the purpose of research include:

1) The NETLab research group part of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg

2) Members of the Network Research Lab (NRL) of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) who participate in the LuxTraffic Project.

To the extent that the classes of persons are not part of the LuxTraffic workforce who are directly involved in the research project, the LuxTraffic team shall enter into a data agreement with other classes of persons before the release of the dataset.

7. Opting out

At all times you may uninstall the Application, by using the Application's uninstall option, or by using the programs removal feature of your mobile operating system. Following the uninstallation process, LuxTraffic will not be able to collect any further location-based information from you, or provide you with traffic information services.

8. Modification of these terms

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision, and if we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, we will post a notice on this page. If you object to any such changes, you must cease using our website and our services where personal information is collected. Continued use of our Websites and our products and services following notice of any such changes will indicate your acknowledgement of the changes and agreement to be bound by the new terms and conditions.

9. Age restriction

The services are not intended for use by persons under the age of 14. If you are under 14 years old, you may not download or use the Application, you may not use any feature of the website and you may not provide us with any of your personal details. LuxTraffic will not knowingly collect any personal information of persons under 14 years old.