1. Access and Acceptance

1.1 Purpose of the Privacy Policy

Welcome to Marla Metronome & Polyrhythm. We are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy and the security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy is designed to inform you about the types of information we collect, how we use and share that information, and the measures we take to safeguard it when you use our application. We also describe your rights and options regarding your personal data and explain how you can contact us with inquiries or concerns.

1.2 Access and Acceptance

By accessing or using Marla Metronome & Polyrhythm, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy and consent to the collection, use, and processing of your information as described herein. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use our application. We may update this Policy periodically, and your continued use of Marla Metronome & Polyrhythm after such changes signifies your acceptance of the updated Policy.

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us, and we are committed to being transparent about our practices. This Policy applies to all users across the world and is intended to comply with the legal requirements of the jurisdictions in which we operate. Should there be any conflict between the terms in this Privacy Policy and applicable data protection laws, the latter will prevail.

2. Information Collection

2.1 Types of Information Collected

Personal Information: We may collect personal information such as your name, email address, and other relevant details when you register for a Marla Pro account or contact our support team.

Usage Data: Information regarding your use of Marla Metronome & Polyrhythm, including the rhythms created, features used, and preferences set, is collected to enhance your user experience.

Device and Technical Data: We collect data about the device you use to access our application, including the device model, operating system, and unique identifiers. This helps us optimize the app's performance and troubleshoot issues.

Data from Third-party Services: When integrating with services like Google Firebase and Meta Ads SDK, additional data may be collected, including analytics and performance data, to improve app functionality and provide personalized content.

2.2 Methods of Information Collection

Direct Submission: Information you provide directly, such as during account creation, support requests, or feedback submissions.

Automated Collection: Data collected automatically as you use the app, including usage and device data, to improve functionality and user experience.

Third-party Services: Information obtained via third-party services like Firebase Analytics, Crashlytics, and Meta Ads SDK, used for analytics, troubleshooting, and personalized content delivery.

2.3 Data Collection by Firebase Analytics and Crashlytics

Usage Analytics: Firebase Analytics helps us understand how users interact with Marla Metronome & Polyrhythm, providing insights into app usage patterns and behavior.

Crash Reports: Firebase Crashlytics collects data on app performance issues, helping us identify and resolve technical problems to improve app stability and user experience.

2.4 Data Collection by Meta Ads SDK

Ad Interactions: Meta Ads SDK collects data on user interactions with ads, enabling personalized ad content and helping us understand the effectiveness of our ad campaigns.

User Engagement: Insights into user engagement with ads, including clicks, views, and conversions, to optimize ad content and placement.

3. Use of Information

3.1 Purposes and Usage

Enhancing User Experience: We utilize the collected information to personalize and enhance your experience, ensuring the application’s features and functionalities align with your preferences and needs.

Technical Support and Development: Information helps us in identifying and resolving technical issues, improving app performance, and developing new features to meet users’ evolving requirements.

Communication: Your contact details are used to communicate updates, offers, and important notifications, as well as to respond to your inquiries and feedback.

Analytics and Insights: Collected data enables us to analyze usage patterns, user preferences, and trends, which aids in making informed decisions for future updates and improvements.

3.2 Data Analytics and App Improvement

Google Firebase: Through Firebase Analytics, we gain insights into user behavior and app performance, allowing us to optimize functionalities and enhance user engagement.

User Feedback: We analyze feedback to understand users’ opinions and suggestions, directing our efforts towards areas that require enhancement or innovation.

3.3 Integration with Firebase and Meta Services

Customized Content: Integration with Firebase and Meta services allows us to provide personalized content and ads, enhancing the relevancy and quality of the user experience.

Performance Monitoring: Utilizing tools from these services, we monitor app performance, identify issues, and implement necessary improvements to ensure seamless operation.

Security: Information collected aids in enhancing security protocols, ensuring user data is protected against unauthorized access and breaches.

3.4 Consent and Control

User Choices: Users have control over their data and can manage preferences regarding the collection and use of information through app settings and account management options.

Opt-Out Options: Provisions are available for users to opt-out of certain data collection and usage practices, ensuring they have autonomy over their information.

4. Information Sharing and Disclosure

4.1 Sharing with Third Parties

Service Providers: We may share information with third-party service providers, including Google Firebase and Meta, to facilitate services they provide to us, such as analytics, ad serving, and app performance monitoring.

Partners and Affiliates: Certain features and integrations may require sharing information with our partners and affiliates to enhance the app's functionality and user experience.

Consent-Based Sharing: At times, with your explicit consent, we may share specific data with third parties for additional services or features.

4.2 Legal and Safety Reasons

Compliance with Laws: We may disclose information to comply with legal obligations, enforce our user agreements, and protect the rights, safety, and property of Marla Metronome & Polyrhythm, our users, or the public.

Legal Requests: In the event of a legal request, like a court order or subpoena, we may access, preserve, and share your information as necessary and appropriate.

Emergency Situations: In emergency or hazardous situations, where safety and security are a concern, information may be shared to prevent harm or danger.

4.3 Data Sharing with Google and Meta

Google Firebase: Data shared with Google Firebase is primarily for analytics, app optimization, and enhancing the overall user experience, in compliance with Google’s privacy policies.

Meta Ads SDK: Information shared with Meta is used to tailor and optimize the advertisements you see, ensuring relevancy and enhancing user engagement with ads.

4.4 User Consent and Control

Sharing Preferences: Users have control over their data sharing preferences and can opt out from specific or all third-party sharing, where applicable.

Privacy Settings: The app provides settings and options for users to manage and limit the sharing of their information based on comfort and consent.

5. Data Retention

5.1 Retention Period

Storage Duration: We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. The duration for which the data is stored depends on the nature of the information and the purposes of processing.

Account Information: Data associated with your Marla Pro account, including personal and usage data, is retained as long as your account remains active and for a reasonable period afterward in case you decide to re-activate the services.

5.2 Data Deletion

User Request: Users can request the deletion of their personal information at any time, and we will process such requests in accordance with applicable legal obligations.

Automatic Deletion: Certain data types, especially logs and other temporary data, are automatically deleted from our systems after a predetermined period, ensuring no unnecessary retention of information.

5.3 Data Retention by Firebase and Meta

Firebase Data Storage: Information collected and processed by Google Firebase is retained according to Google’s data retention policies, ensuring data privacy and security.

Meta Ads SDK Data Retention: Data shared with Meta is stored and retained according to Meta’s data retention policies and practices, focusing on user privacy and data security.

5.4 Review and Update of Retention Policies

Periodic Assessment: We periodically review and update our data retention policies to ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, and operational requirements.

User Notification: Any significant changes to our data retention policies will be communicated to users through notifications or updates to this Privacy Policy.

6. User Rights and Control

6.1 Access and Modification

Access to Information: Users have the right to access their personal information stored within our application. We provide tools and settings to view, correct, or modify your information at any time.

Updating Information: We encourage users to keep their information up to date. Users can edit and update their personal data via the application’s settings or by contacting our support team.

6.2 Deletion and Opt-Out

Deletion Requests: Users can request the deletion of their account and associated data. Upon receiving such a request, we will process and confirm the deletion, subject to legal and contractual obligations.

Opt-Out Options: Users can opt out of certain data collection and usage, such as analytics and personalized advertising, through app settings or by reaching out to our support team.

6.3 Data Portability

Exporting Data: We facilitate data portability. Users can request an export of their data in a machine-readable format for transfer to other services or for personal records.

Access to Analytics: Users have the option to understand the analytics derived from their data and the implications of data processing on their user experience.

6.4 Consent Management

Withdrawal of Consent: Users can withdraw consent for data processing at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Privacy Preferences: We offer tools to manage privacy preferences, including consents for data processing, sharing, and third-party integrations.

6.5 Data Protection Rights

Exercise of Rights: Users can exercise their data protection rights, including access, rectification, deletion, and objection, in accordance with applicable legal provisions.

Support and Assistance: Our support team is available to assist users in exercising their rights and addressing any concerns or inquiries related to data privacy and protection.

7. Children’s Privacy

7.1 Protection of Minors

Age Restrictions: Marla Metronome & Polyrhythm is designed to be accessible and beneficial to a wide range of users, including children under the age of 13. However, children’s privacy and security are paramount, and we take extra precautions to protect them.

Parental Oversight: We encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities. Children under the age of 13 should use Marla Metronome & Polyrhythm under adult supervision.

7.2 Parental Consent and Control

Account Creation: Parents or guardians are advised to create and manage accounts for children under the age of 13, ensuring their online safety and appropriate content exposure.

Consent Requirement: When children under the age of 13 use our services, it is assumed their parent or legal guardian has provided consent and oversees their use of the application.

Safety Measures: We have implemented safety measures to restrict certain functionalities and ensure that children’s interaction with the app is secure and appropriate.

7.3 Educational and Musical Development

Learning Tool: Marla Metronome & Polyrhythm can serve as an invaluable tool for children’s musical and rhythmic education, fostering an engaging and interactive learning environment.

Teacher and Parent Collaboration: We advocate for the collaboration between music teachers and parents to utilize Marla Metronome & Polyrhythm effectively as a learning aid for children, ensuring it enriches their educational experience while safeguarding their online presence.

7.4 Data Privacy

Limited Data Collection: We minimize the collection of children’s data and implement stringent privacy safeguards to ensure that children’s information is protected.

Parental Access: Parents and guardians have the right to review, modify, or request the deletion of their children’s personal information stored within our application.

8. Security Measures

8.1 Technologies and Protocols

Security Protocols: Our application is built with advanced security protocols that protect against unauthorized access, data breaches, and cyber threats.

Regular Audits: We conduct regular security audits and assessments to identify vulnerabilities and implement timely updates and enhancements to strengthen security measures.

8.2 Breach Response

Incident Response Plan: We have a comprehensive incident response plan to address potential security breaches, ensuring prompt actions to mitigate impacts and notify affected users.

Notification Procedures: In the event of a data breach, we adhere to legal requirements for notifying affected users and regulatory authorities, providing details of the breach and our remediation measures.

User Account Security: We provide tools and options for users to enhance the security of their accounts, including strong passwords, two-factor authentication, and security alerts.

8.3 Data Security with Third-Party Services

Google Firebase Security: Data stored and processed through Google Firebase is secured with Google’s robust security infrastructure and protocols, ensuring data privacy and protection.

Meta Ads SDK Security: Data interactions with Meta Ads SDK are secured through Meta’s stringent data security and privacy measures.

8.4 User Responsibilities

Security Awareness: Users are encouraged to be vigilant and adopt best practices for online security, including using strong passwords and keeping their devices and applications updated.

Reporting Security Issues: We value the collaboration of our user community in reporting potential security issues or vulnerabilities and commit to addressing reported concerns promptly and effectively.

9. International Data Transfers

9.1 Cross-Border Transfers

Global Operations: Marla Metronome & Polyrhythm operates globally, and user data may be processed and stored in different countries where we or our third-party service providers, including Google Firebase and Meta, have facilities.

Data Transfer Protocols: We employ strict protocols and mechanisms to ensure that data transferred across borders is protected with the same level of security as it would be under local jurisdiction.

Legal Compliance: All international data transfers are conducted in compliance with applicable data protection laws and regulations, ensuring users’ privacy rights remain protected.

9.2 Compliance with International Laws

EU Data Protection: For users in the European Union, we adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements for data transfer, processing, and storage.

Other Jurisdictions: We also comply with other regional and country-specific data protection laws, ensuring that all users, regardless of their location, enjoy comprehensive data privacy protections.

9.3 User Consent

Informed Consent: By using Marla Metronome & Polyrhythm, users consent to the transfer of their information to countries outside their own, including to countries that may have different data protection rules than their own.

Withdrawal of Consent: Users have the right to withdraw their consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

9.4 Safeguards and Measures

Data Protection Measures: We implement safeguards like Standard Contractual Clauses and adhere to legal frameworks that ensure the security and privacy of data during international transfers.

User Rights: We commit to uphold users’ rights and provide mechanisms for users to exercise their data protection rights regardless of where their data is processed or stored.

10. Third-Party Services and Integrations

10.1 Google Firebase

Analytics: We use Google Firebase for enhanced analytics that aid in optimizing the app, understanding user behavior, and improving the overall user experience.

Data Security: Firebase adheres to robust security protocols to ensure data privacy and protection, aligning with our commitment to safeguarding user information.

User Consent: Information is shared with Firebase based on user consent, and users have options to manage and restrict data sharing preferences.

10.2 Meta Ads SDK

Personalized Ads: Meta Ads SDK enables the delivery of personalized ads to users, enhancing the relevancy and engagement of ad content.

Data Privacy: Data shared with Meta is protected under their comprehensive privacy policies and security measures, ensuring user data is handled with utmost care.

Opt-Out Options: Users can opt out from personalized ads and data sharing with Meta, giving them control over their information and ad preferences.

10.3 User Consent and Opt-Out

Informed Choices: Users are informed about third-party integrations and have the choice to consent to data sharing, ensuring transparency and control.

Data Management: We provide tools and settings allowing users to manage their data preferences, including opting out from specific third-party data sharing and processing.

10.4 Review and Oversight

Third-Party Policies: We regularly review the privacy policies and practices of third-party services to ensure they align with our standards and legal requirements for data privacy and security.

Data Integrity: We work closely with third-party services to ensure the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of user data shared and processed through their platforms.

11. Cookies and Similar Technologies

11.1 Usage and Preferences

Implementation: Marla Metronome & Polyrhythm and our third-party partners, such as Google Firebase and Meta Ads SDK, may use cookies and similar technologies to collect and store information to enhance the user experience and improve app performance.

User Experience Enhancement: Cookies help in remembering users’ preferences, understanding their behavior within the app, and optimizing the user experience accordingly.

11.2 User Control and Settings

Consent: Users are informed about the use of cookies and similar technologies and have the option to consent or decline. The app’s functionality might vary based on the consent provided.

Management: Users can manage, disable, or restrict cookies and similar technologies through the app settings or device settings, giving them control over data collection and processing.

11.3 Purpose and Types

Functional Cookies: These are essential for the basic functionalities of the app, such as user authentication and preference storage.

Analytical Cookies: Used for collecting data on app usage, user behavior, and performance analytics, aiding in app improvement and optimization.

Advertising Cookies: Employed by us and third-party partners to deliver personalized ads and content based on users’ interests and behaviors.

11.4 Security

Data Protection: All data collected through cookies and similar technologies is protected with robust security measures, ensuring user privacy and data security.

Third-party Cookies: We ensure that third-party partners adhere to strict data privacy and security standards to safeguard user information collected through cookies.

12. Updates

12.1 Revision and Modification

Policy Review: We routinely review and update our Privacy Policy to ensure it aligns with current practices, technologies, and applicable legal requirements to adequately safeguard user information.

Modifications: Changes, updates, or modifications to this Privacy Policy will be made to reflect new features, third-party integrations, data practices, or to address emerging privacy concerns and regulations.

12.2 User Notifications

Announcement: Any significant changes to this Privacy Policy will be communicated to users via in-app notifications, email alerts, or updates on our website, ensuring users are informed and aware.

Effective Date: Updates become effective as of the "Last Updated" date mentioned in the revised policy. Continued use of Marla Metronome & Polyrhythm after such updates signifies user acceptance of the revised terms.

12.3 User Engagement

Encouragement to Review: We encourage users to regularly review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about our data privacy practices and the measures we take to protect user information.

Feedback: Users are welcomed to provide feedback on our Privacy Policy and suggest improvements to enhance transparency, comprehension, and user confidence.

13. Contact Us

13.1 Reach Out with Questions or Concerns

Open Communication: We are committed to transparency and open communication. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback regarding this Privacy Policy or our data handling practices, please feel free to contact us.

13.2 Contact Information

Email Support: Reach out to us via email at user@marla.pro. Our dedicated support team is available to address your inquiries, provide clarifications, and assist with any issues related to your privacy and data security.

13.3 Timely Response

Prompt Assistance: We strive to respond to all queries and concerns in a timely manner. Your privacy is our priority, and we are dedicated to providing clear, accurate, and comprehensive responses to ensure your peace of mind.

13.4 Feedback Welcomed

Continuous Improvement: Your feedback is invaluable in helping us enhance our privacy practices. We welcome your suggestions and are committed to continuous improvement to ensure the utmost protection of your privacy.