MapQuest services include apps and websites available to consumers, as well as software services such as software development kits (SDKs) and application programing interfaces (APIs) that are used by other apps and sites. MapQuest services provide capabilities such as turn-by-turn directions; direct booking with ride sharing services, local transit, restaurants and hotels (where available); the ability to compare nearby gas station prices, on-demand roadside assistance, up-to-the-minute traffic information and other location services.
Information we collect
To provide some of its services, MapQuest requires information about the precise location of your device. With your consent, we collect or infer your precise location using cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS location information we obtain from your device.
Information, including location, may be collected from your device even when you are not using the app.
How information is used and shared
Information we collect is used to deliver, maintain and support MapQuest services; enhance application and website features; provide social network interactions; and customize and personalize your experiences including the content and advertisements you see.
Information may be shared in a form that does not identify you personally with third parties who use it for purposes such as traffic reporting.
MapQuest information may be shared within the Verizon family of companies, including AOL. We may combine data collected through your use of MapQuest services with data from other Verizon affiliates, including AOL, and with data we obtain from third parties to decide which ads to serve you in MapQuest experiences, in other AOL or Verizon services and sites, or in non-Verizon sites and services across the devices you use. With your permission, information MapQuest collects may also be shared with third parties for interest-based advertising purposes or for other independent use.
You can control whether MapQuest services may collect precise location information about your device using the location settings available on your device. For more information, please review your device settings.
You can opt-out of permitting the MapQuest app to share your information with third parties via MapQuest’s in-app settings page by adjusting your “share additional info” control.
In accordance with industry self-regulatory principles, we require that companies disclose when they deliver interest-based ads on MapQuest or collect information through MapQuest for these purposes. You may visit Digital Advertising Alliance's Consumer Choices to learn more or to limit the collection of information by parties who participate in the industry’s opt-out page.