Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes your rights to privacy. We have worked hard to make it easy to read, as we actually want you to read it. However, if you have any questions or concerns or would simply like to better understand how we do things at Hivemapper please do not hesitate to contact

What it means to use Hivemapper

Hivemapper Inc. ("Hivemapper", "we", "us" or "our") takes your privacy seriously. This policy regarding our privacy practices (the "Privacy Policy") describes how we treat the information we collect when you visit and use or Hivemapper mobile applications (the "Service") and/or the other websites, products, applications, mobile applications, services, and/or Content provided by Hivemapper Inc. (all of those collectively the "Services"). When you use the Services, you also consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy; please read it carefully.

What we collect and how we use it

Your Hivemapper account information

You can keep yourself fairly anonymous on our Services. When you use our Services and create an account, we'll ask you for your email address and username (“Account Information”). While your username is public, your email is not shared with anybody unless you explicitly grant us permission.


When you upload videos and their associated metadata (e.g., flight logs, GPS information, etc.) (“Videos”), that information is by default public and associated to your username. Should you wish to use the Hivemapper capabilities without making your videos public, please contact our team for information on our private cloud based or on-premises offerings.

Map Data

When you upload videos we derive 3D map data (“Map Data”) from them. This 3D map data includes the precise heights of objects like buildings.

Information related to your web browser

We automatically receive and record information from your web browser when you interact with Hivemapper, such as your browser type and version, what sort of device you are using, your operating system and version, your language preference, the website or service that referred you to the Services, the date and time of each request you make to the Services, your screen display information, and information from any cookies we have placed on your web browser for login and analytics purposes. We also sometimes detect whether you are using certain web browser extensions and store that information in a manner associated with your Account. We use web browser-related information to enhance and improve the Services.

Securing your information

We take reasonable steps to secure your identification information against unauthorized access, change, or deletion. However, no security or encryption method can be guaranteed to protect information from hackers or human error. Information we collect may be stored or processed on computers located in any country where we do business.

User privacy

Within some videos certain people and/or car license plates may provide a way to uniquely identify somebody. If you believe that your face and/or car license plate can be seen in a video or map on Hivemapper please contact us at with a URL of the specific video and face and/or car license plate number. We will work to resolve the issue.

With whom is your information shared

We may share your Videos and Map Data with partners or corporate customers who license our data, but this data will be shared in aggregate and will not identify any user information.

Outside of the Services, your Account Information is never shared with anyone unless...

  • We have your permission to share that information.

  • We have given you prior notice that the information will be shared publicly, and with whom (such as in this Privacy Policy);

  • We are required by law to provide that information in response to a specific legal or criminal investigation;

  • That information is aggregate information or other information that does not identify you; or

  • If we, or most of our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.

Keeping track of privacy policy changes

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected.

We will store the Hivemapper Privacy Policy on GitHub, so you will be able to compare different versions and see what terms have changed.