We take data privacy seriously.  There are no hidden agendas for what we do with your information. We will not resell the information you provide or use it for any marketing purpose other than to periodically provide you updates on new products or services offered by GeoDataWorks. Once your data is marked as “sensitive”, we isolate that data set from others and configure an authentication mechanism so that only you, GeoDataWorks and the map engine we utilize would have access to that information.  Any private maps shared would require a password, private URL or on demand only access.

GDW Live App

The GeoDataWorks Live mobile app is designed to act as a client, sending continuously updated location information to a back end real-time database and viewable at https://live.geodata.works.  You are prompted to opt into events using a prominent ‘Start Sharing Location’ button in the application.  Once you press ‘Stop Sharing Location’, your location activity is no longer being updated online. 

There are both Public and Private map options.  In either scenario, the end user can create a non-identifiable display name that will act as their label on the map.  No other personal information will be displayed. 

Passwords and email addresses are used as part of the authentication process.   The information is retained until the end user initiates deletion of the associated account, after which data is removed from live and backup systems within 180 days.

Data is encrypted in transit and at rest as part of the GDW Live App service. Email addresses are required for account registration and future authentication. Associated passwords are hashed (look it up, it’s a thing) in storage.

Disclosures for national security or law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your Personal Information in response to valid requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.


We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any Personal Information about yourself to us. If you believe that a child under the age of 18 may have provided us Personal Information, please contact us at info@geodata.works.