Google AdMob and Google Adsense

Google AdMob and Google Adsense are used to serve advertisements on Find Lot Size (iOS, Android, and web), Map Measurement Tool (iOS), and Portland Incident Map (Android).

No Google AdMob or Google Adsense ads currently in: Wildfire Info (iOS/macOS & Android), Earthquake Monitor (iOS), California Traffic (iOS & Android), and Satellite Weather (Android).

Personalized vs. non-personalized ads within the context of Google Admob and Google Adsense

Read about the difference here: Personalized and non-personalized ads

David Gross uses personalized ads via Google AbMob and Google Adsense, except in the EEA (European Economic Area) and UK (also know as GDPR General Data Protection Regulation countries), and California, where David Gross uses non-personalized ads. In California, data processing is set to restricted on the Google Adsense and Google Admob side.

How are ads personalized in David Gross' apps and websites?

Google Admob and Google Adsense personalize ads based on factors such as:

Additional ad technology vendors are allowed on David Gross' Apps, but do not override the non-personalized settings for the EEA and UK (GDPR countries), or California. These include technologies like third-party cookies and tracking pixels.

How do non-personalized ads work in David Gross' apps and websites?

Non-personalized ads are ads that are not based on a user's past behavior, and not based on demographic targeting or user list targeting. In this case, cookies and mobile ad identifiers are not used for ad targeting. Instead, these ads are targeted using contextual information, such as:

In the case of non-personalized ads, cookies or mobile ad identifiers are, however, used to combat fraud and abuse, for aggregated ad reporting, and for ad frequency capping.

Precise location data policy for Google AdMob and Google Adsense

All of David Gross' apps are configured to never send the user's precise location to Google Admob or Google Adsense, although your coarse location may be inferred by Google Admob or Google Adsense based on your map viewing, IP address, or current app search queries.

Do ads or ad technology still initialize if I purchase an ad-free or so-called "Premium" subscription?

No, in general, ads will not initialize and most Admob requests will be eliminated, except for "app measurement" requests. These app measurement requests are not supposed to be third-party in nature, rather they report directly back to Google. David Gross continually works toward eliminating app measurement and associated technologies if possible in his apps and websites, but due to possible intertangling in the AdMob and Adsense API (Application Programming Interface), it may not be feasible or guaranteed to have a perfectly clean app experience devoid of trackers if you purchase an ad-free or so-called "Premium" subscription.

Google and Third Party Cookies, Web Beacons, Tracking Pixels, and Advertising Identifiers

In the case of personalized ads, Google and third parties may place and read cookies or tracking pixels on David Gross' users' browsers or use web beacons and advertising identifiers to collect information as a result of ad serving.

Use of Device Location Data within David Gross Apps

David Gross does not send or store your location data off to the server-side unless necessary (i.e. for setting up earthquake alerts, your coarse or precise location must be known and stored server-side, but not with a personal identifier, rather a notification token that cannot be linked to your identity). In those specific cases, an in-app pop-up will describe the express purpose and degree of the location sharing.

David Gross does not use your device location data for anything other than the specific app service.

David Gross does not share the location data you sent to his servers or stored at his servers with any third parties.

Customer Support Requests

Any data generated through the email-based customer support system in David Gross' apps or websites can be stored indefinitely by David Gross for the sole purpose of improving product quality. User-generated customer support requests are not shared with any third-party in any manner.

EU User Consent

David Gross only shows non-personalized ads to users in the EEA and UK (GDPR countries).

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

David Gross signals Google to restrict data processing and only show non-personalized ads to eligible users in California.

Ad Shown due to Failure of In-App Purchase Receipt

David Gross cannot be held liable for any ad shown spuriously when purchasing a Premium Subscription for Ad-Free. This can happen extremely rarely due to a device error.

Transport Security

David Gross uses HTTPS throughout his apps, websites, and services except for insecure ad content mentioned below.

Insecure Ad Content

David Gross allows arbitrary loads over plaintext HTTP for ad-related media and web content in his apps and wesbites with ads.

Google's Use of Data

Please refer to this link: How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services

Data Collection

Like most Web servers on the Internet, David Gross' servers collect and store within Web access logs all of the information that your Web browser sends when it requests a Web page, including:

Data Sharing

David Gross' servers do not share any of the data collected within Web access logs or any other interaction with any third party. These interactions that are not shared include, but are not limited to:

Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA)

David Gross only allows users age 13+ to use his services.

User-Submitted Content

David Gross does not claim ownership of any content you post, upload, or submit to his apps. However, by doing so, you are granting him a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to copy, distribute, transmit, reproduce, publicly display (if applicable for the service), edit, translate, and/or publish (if applicable) such content. Such content may only be used for the express purpose provided by the app, website, or service.

Last Updated: 11 April 2022