Route Scout collects location data to record your hike even when the app is closed or not in use.
In order to continuously record with the screen off or and while using any other app(camera, phone, texting, FB, etc), you must grant background location permission.
Recorded activity never leaves your device unless initiated by you.
Registration is optional through HikeArizona.com
Registration requires a username, a valid e-mail address and a password, which is stored in a private database.
The registered user e-mail address and password are never shared nor sold.
There is no third party tracking or access for ads, analytics, or marketing.
All data transfers are HTTPS, the communication protocol is encrypted using Transport Layer Security.