CityU Walk Privacy Policy

This privacy statement ("Privacy Policy") explains how information is collected and utilized by CityU Walk and the CityU Apps Lab. ("CAL", "CityU Walk" or "we", "us", "our") its subsidiaries and affiliated companies. This Privacy Policy applies to the CityU Walk Android App (the "App"), and CAL’s other online services (the "Site"). If you have any concerns about privacy on the App or the Site, please send an email to and we will try to address it. We do respect the confidentiality of and endeavor to keep safe any and all personal data collected.

Information Collection and Use

For a better experience, while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to email address. The information that we request will be retained by us and used as described in this privacy policy.
The app does use third party services that may collect information used to identify you.
Link to privacy policy of third party service providers used by the app

What Personal Information Does CityU Walk Collect?

Personal Information That You Provide Through the Services
We mainly collect non-identifiable provide such information such as, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Your gender;
  2. Your year of birth;
  3. Your role in university;
  4. Your department;
  5. Your residential hall;
  6. Your height;
  7. Your weight
These information will be further used in calculation, for instance, the calories burned through a number of steps. CityU Walk summarizes the step counts, calories burned, CO2 emissions reduced, etc by everyone in the City University of Hong Kong and thus spread the benefits of regular exercise.

How Does CityU Walk Integrate Apple Health in iOS Version?

We handle all iOS Health app and HealthKit data in accordance with Apple’s development guidelines. To view Apple’s HealthKit developer guidelines, go to If you turn on Apple Health, we will collect and display your actual step count. This will only occur if you give us expressed permission in Apple Health.

How Does CityU Walk Integrate Google Fit in Android Version?

We will collect and display your step count from Google Fit. Step count will be stored in app and uploaded to server. This will only occur if you give us expressed permission.

How Does CityU Walk Use the Personal Information and Other Information?

We will use the Personal Information you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. We mainly use your Personal Information to make the calculation and statistics. These information will be open to public and shown in the Site and maybe used other events, for instance, news reporting and competition inside City University of Hong Kong. We may also use the non-identifiable information collected to help us to improve the content and functionality of the App and the Site.

How does CityU Walk Disclose Your Personal Information and Other Information?

There are certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, such as, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Knowledge sharing by CAL: CAL will provide educational service to our members. We may use the App and the Site as a case study.
  2. Legal Requirements: We may also disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend our rights or property, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Services or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.

How Secure Is the Personal Information That You Provide to CityU Walk?

CityU Walk takes reasonable steps to protect your personal information provided in an effort to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, no Internet is ever fully secure or error free. Therefore we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that CityU Walk receives.

What Information Can You Access and Change?

We strive to keep your Personal Information accurately recorded. Through the App, we provide you with access to update your profile and revise Personal Information previously submitted

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. This policy is effective as of 2021-09-20

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