Privacy & Cookie Policy

On the Go Map (, the "website") collects some personal data and stores identifiers on your device (like cookies) to provide the service, monitor performance and usage of the website, and for displaying advertisements. Please read below for more details and refer to the Terms of Service, which this Privacy & Cookie Policy is a part of.

Data We Collect

Website Logs and Cookies

Whenever you use the website, we use a modified version of Matomo we host in Digital Ocean to collect information about your visit including browser and device type, operating system, unique device identifiers stored in cookies, and details of how you use the website such as routes created, and timestamps of requests.

We analyze this information to monitor usage, fix bugs and performance issues, and to maintain and improve the website. We have legitimate interest in these activities, and this data collection is necessary to provide the service.

To the best of our ability none of the information we store in these logs is personally-identifying, for example we anonymized your IP address before storing it. The logs we collect using Matomo are always enabled.

Advertising Cookies

We use Google Adsense to display advertisements. Through Adsense, third party vendors and networks including Google use cookies to serve ads based on the content of this site and your visits to this and other sites.

Users in the European Economic Area (EEA) will only receive non-personalized advertisements. These ads still use cookies, but not for personalization. Users in other regions may opt-out of personalized advertising by visiting Google's Ad Settings. You may also opt-out of some third-party vendors and ad networks' use of cookies and personalized advertising at

You may disable ads altogether using the toggle button in the header of this section. We store this preference in a cookie, so you must enable cookies for this to take effect.

Data You Provide

Location Data

When you click the button to locate yourself on the map, you provide your current location to the website. We only use that information to display your location on the map. We do not log or store this information or use it for any other purpose.

To disable this functionality, you can block geolocation permission for this website in your browser.

We will prompt you before requesting location data.

Google Drive

You may choose to grant On The Go Map access to your Google Account so that you can open routes created using an earlier version of On The Go Map from your Google Drive. We use that permission only to open routes created with this application. We do not use or access any personal data associated with your Google account.

When you use this functionality, Google sets cookies on your device. See Google's Privacy Policy for details of how they use and process your information.

You may revoke access to the Google Drive app at any time at


You may provide certain personal information such as email address when you fill out the feedback form or send us an email. We use this information only to communicate with you about the feedback you give.

When you send a message to any email address, it goes through Mailgun which stores and processes your email according to Mailgun's Privacy Policy.

Please email if you want your feedback removed from our systems.

Routes You Share

When you share or embed a route, the URL that you share contains the route and can be publicly viewed by anyone with the link. Third party services that the website uses also have access to the route since they may log the URL of the page that they are loaded on.

You may choose to shorten the URL for a route that you created. This stores your route and returns a short URL that redirects to your route when someone visits it. By default, these short routes are stored forever but you can contact to remove any previously-shortened URL.

Routes shortened before May 2020 used which stores those shortened routes forever and collects statistics about people who click-through to your route. See's Privacy Policy for full details.

How We Protect Your Data

We use industry standard techniques to protect against unauthorized access of data about you that we transfer and store, including personal information and routes created. To the best of our ability all resources requested when you use the site use https and we encrypt all logs when we store them in Amazon S3.

How We Share Your Data

We use hosting providers including Cloudflare, Amazon Web Services, Hetzner and Digital Ocean to bring the site to you. All traffic to the website including personal information may go through these hosting providers. See their privacy policies and data processing agreements for details about how they process your information.

We use Stadia Maps to host map data and Esri to host map data and provide search results. See Stadia Maps' Privacy Policy or Esri's Privacy Policy for details on how they use and process your information.

Beyond to these known parties, we may also need to:

By agreeing to this policy, you agree to our sharing of your data with these parties.

Your Rights

If you wish to request, change, or delete any of your information or if you believe we hold any information about you in violation of this policy, please email us at

Data Transfer

On The Go Map is based in the United States. Personal information that we collect may be transferred or stored by services we use inside or outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland, including in the United States. By agreeing to this policy, you agree to such transfers.

Changes to this Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy. Use of information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make major changes in the way we collect or use information, we will make a reasonable effort to notify you such as a pop-up or notification when you use the website. Continuing to use the website after we post the change indicates you have read and agree to the new policy.

Contact Us

For any questions about this Privacy Policy, please email us at

Last modified: April 4, 2024.