Our Mission

Data protection & sustainability

Data protection

Avoiding data collection was the challenge that we wanted to solve!

Even though this misuse of our information is widespread throughout the internet and free apps, we felt there must be a way to keep our information safe and in our control.
This led to the development of Scout, the hardware solution enabling searches in your immediate surroundings without the need of an infrastructure.
We decided to begin with online dating as our first privacy challenge. Scouts device helps support the natural way of meeting, while maintaining your privacy.

Combined with our wiiink software, which controls the inputs on the Scout device, matches occur without the need of a server connection.

Consider the Scout as your “wiiinkman” (pun intended), accompanying you wherever you go!
Discovering various potentials for the Scout’s data protection is very exciting for us and we are busy developing other applications for the Scout, making it a sustainable investment.

our mission to protect your data

The wiiink app and Scout devices were designed specifically with data protection in mind. Scouts are micro servers in themselves! It’s like having your very own intranet and avoiding the internet with all its privacy and security risks. Your wiiink app subscription requires minimal information for our billing records. This private information is not stored on or connected to your Scout device. The search information used to find your match, stays on your Scout, is private and not traded with us or others. Options:

Privacy functions

Your privacy options:
  • If you wish, you can share limited information to meet up with others by posting the location where you plan to be.
  • Premium subscriptions with identity and/or background checks (coming soon: 2nd quarter 2020!)

Did you know?

Studies find…
  • 70% of apps can find contacts and accounts on the user’s mobile device.
  • 60% have access to the camera and phone status.
  • 30% have access to the microphone to record calls and audio.
  • 10% are allowed to read, send and receive user’s SMS messages

Sustainability

Environmental Benefits

In an effort to reduce unnecessary environmental waste, Scout deliveries do not automatically include charging cables and reset clips within the packaging. We will gladly supply these products if requested, but feel that most of us have an excess of charging cables and a standard paperclip at home anyway.

Save Energy

Scouts save energy by eliminating the use of huge search engines and wasteful servers around the world, just to find a match that is in your close proximity.

Sustainable

As part of our effort to encourage sustainability, Scouts are not limited to the original purchaser and can be given to a friend when you no longer having a use for it.

Battery Life

The need for data protection is certainly not limited to online dating and therefore more applications are being developed for the scout: e.g. wiiink friends; wiiink to link and others which have not yet been named.

Re-Usable

The need for data protection is certainly not limited to online dating and therefore more applications are being developed for the scout: e.g. wiiink friends; wiiink to link and others which have not yet been named.