Effective as of March 24, 2022
Using the Service
Using UtahAir App is completely voluntary, and a user may choose to install and uninstall UtahAir App at any time. UtahAir App will not collect, track, or store users’ location, GPS information, or personal information.
How the Service Works
UtahAir App displays air quality information from the UDAQ’s air quality monitor nearest to an individual user’s location. The location information for the user’s device (latitude and longitude in the form of the URL) is sent from the device to the state’s server. This server is maintained and managed by the Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS), a department within the State of Utah. The server then matches this location data to the location of the nearest air quality monitor and communicates this information back to the user’s device, which displays the nearest monitor’s air quality data to the user. Location information data received from the user’s device is transactional. It is not kept, logged, or collected by the state’s server.
The state’s server logs the IP addresses of the users, but this data is also transitory on the server and is transferred to the central logging server where the logs are subsequently removed. This IP addresses logging is required by the DTS Information Security Policy (DTS Policy 5000-0002) available at https://dts.utah.gov/policies/information-security-policy.
Using the nearest air monitor location feature in the UtahAir App is also voluntary. When an individual user installs UtahAir App on their device, an individual may choose to disable the GPS device location either through UtahAir App or through the device itself by turning the device location option off. If the location option is disabled, the UtahAir App will default to a preset location, which is the “Salt Lake County - Rose Park” monitoring station and will display data for this location. A user could also manually find the air quality monitor nearest to the user’s location under “Favorites” and view air quality data for that location.
Log Data Handling
When a user experiences errors while using UtahAir App, “Log Data” is sent to Google or Apple (depending on the device) and can then be shared with the NCAST (the Service developer). This Log Data may include information such as the device Internet Protocol (IP) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing the Service, the time and date of the Service use, and other statics related to the error. The use of this data is covered under Google or Apple privacy policies. NCAST has access to this data but does not store, collect, track, or sell this data.
Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to a user’s browser from the websites that a user visits and are stored on a user’s device's internal memory. Normally, the user is notified by a website when a cookie is being sent to the user’s device and has the option to either accept or refuse these cookies.