Terms and Conditions

 

Pick Aqua is an informative educational app about water. It is a convenient tool for water lovers, professionals, as well as for beginners who are just starting to get to know about the diverse world of water. Everyone here can get information and explanations on the different types of water, the composition, the impact on our health, manufacturers and their products, etc. We have also collected the basic information found on the label of each product and have given manufacturers the opportunity to add to it by revealing the specifics of their product.

Pick Aqua is the world's leading app about water. It has been developed in close cooperation with the Water Sommelier Union, Germany.

Pick Aqua's mission is to increase awareness about water, pay attention to the importance and diversity of water. The user can learn how to evaluate water according to different criteria and better understand the vast world of water. Deeper knowledge of different types of water makes it easier to find "your own" water, in order to maintain health and a lively spirit. We want to pay attention to the importance of having clean water for each of us, so that everyone can use it more from day to day.

 

iPerformance (Information Performance)

iPerformance (Information Performance) is the manufacturer's openness index. Please note that this is not related to water quality! It is merely a numerical indicator from which to judge how much information the manufacturer would like to share about their products on the Pick Aqua app. It is the coefficient of a quotient of the amount of information submitted, expressed in figures. The higher the number, the more information we can get about each type of water, such as additional analyses that are not indicated on the product label, medical research, photos and videos from the water extraction site etc., and other valuable information.

The catalogue

Here you can find basic information about all of the water products on the Pick Aqua app, which is visible on the label of each product, as well as additional information that the manufacturer wishes to communicate to the user. The catalogue is for informative purposes only, and the information contained therein may sometimes differ from the labelling of the product in cases where the composition of the water has changed and/or the manufacturer has not yet given notification of the changes.

Comparison

In this section, you can compare different types of water.  Comparison criteria are developed on the basis of information provided by the manufacturer. For example, you can compare the water by various chemical elements indicated by the manufacturer on the label of the bottle or by provided additional information.

Search

User can search for water according to their own selected criteria, interests and priorities.

Water Top

The Water Top is formed exclusively from the individual parameters of the water. For example, the Top most mineralised water, Top lightly mineralised water, Top most viewed or Top most commented water, etc.

 

 

Barcode Scanner

 

This section is used for quick search of specific water using a barcode on the bottle. In order for this feature to work properly, we need to access your smartphone's camera at the moment when the bottle is being scanned. The camera only scans the barcode on the bottle and identifies it with a certain brand of water by comparing the scanned barcode in our database. No photo or video content is being collected.

Main menu

Here you can find both educational and entertaining information about the water products.

Positioning

We have grouped the water products according to their potential effect and mineral composition. The manufacturer provides us with written justification as to why their water should be in a particular group. If water has the proper composition and properties, Pick Aqua evaluates and places this product in a specific group or in several groups. For example, only water containing less than 20 mg/l sodium (Na) and meeting other criteria for this water group may be present in the group of water for infants. Another example, if the water contains more than 50mg/l Magnesium it is considered as water that contains Magnesium. Knowing that Magnesium is involved in many processes of health, we do recommend such water for specific goals where Magnesium could play a role. These are not health claims, these are solely informative recommendations in what we believe that the water might bring us.

The recommendations in this section are for your information only and cannot be considered as medical aid or health claims. Before using any water/ medicinal mineral water, it is advisable to consult with your doctor, as you would before using any drugs. If you perform any physical and/or health improvement activities or significant changes in your diet, including the choice of water, it is solely your responsibility and risk.  

It is advisable for you to get appropriate consultation about the health claims of certain foodstuffs, including water, by recognised authorities. Talk to a qualified doctor, nutritionist, or health expert about health claims or nutrition and ask your doctor if you are worried about your health or nutrition or if you plan to change your diet, including the choice of water.

If the water on the Pick Aqua app is located in one of the positioning groups, it is because this water contains minerals that could possibly improve or balance some of the body's functions.  

Long-term clinical trials have not been conducted for most of the water products, so water-use recommendations should only be considered as a manufacturer's recommendation, not a medical statement.  For the water products that have been clinically studied, manufacturers will write about it on their homepage.

All information on the Pick Aqua app has been prepared solely by the manufacturer. It has been presented by the manufacturer on their Pick Aqua profile and they are responsible for the accuracy of the information provided.

Pick Aqua does not warrant that the product composition and nutritional recommendations on this app are correct. We do not perform actual water analysis, we only use the information provided by the manufacturer. All responsibility for the accuracy of the information and compliance with the law is assumed by the manufacturer when providing us with the documentation - analysis, justification articles and research.

 

Water Analyser

 

The user enters mineral composition from the label into the Water Analyser. After that analyzing the mineral composition of water, PickAqua displays the possible use varieties according to the information that was provided by the end-user into the Water Analyser.

  If water has a mineral in a specific amount Pick Aqua evaluates and places this product in a specific group or several groups of positioning. For example, if the water contains more than 50mg/l Magnesium it is considered as water that contains Magnesium. Knowing that Magnesium is involved in many processes of health, we do recommend such water for specific goals where Magnesium could play a role. These are not health claims. Pick Aqua does not warrant that the product use recommendations on this app in general and in the water analyzer are correct. It has only a gamification role that explains the end-user that different mineral compositions might have different nutritional effects. We do not perform actual water analysis, the user uses only the information provided on the label. All responsibility for the accuracy of the information on the label and compliance with the law is assumed by the manufacturer.

The recommendations in this section are for your information only and cannot be considered as medical aid or health claims. Before using any water/ medicinal mineral water, it is advisable to consult with your doctor, as you would before using any drugs. If you perform any physical and/or health improvement activities or significant changes in your diet, including the choice of water, it is solely your responsibility and risk.

It is advisable for you to get appropriate consultation about the health claims of certain foodstuffs, including water, by recognized authorities. Talk to a qualified doctor, nutritionist, or health expert about health claims or nutrition and ask your doctor if you are worried about your health or nutrition or if you plan to change your diet, including the choice of water.

If the water on the Pick Aqua app is located in one of the positioning groups, it is because this water contains minerals that could possibly improve or balance some of the body's functions.

Water-use recommendations should NOT be considered as a medical statement. For the water products that have been clinically studied, manufacturers will write about it on their homepage.

Water Calculator

It is recommended for an adult person to drink 1,5-2 liters per day in general. The water calculator recommends the approximate recommended amount of water daily intake calculated by 33ml per 1kg of a person's weight and depending on the activities and weather conditions it may variate. Daily water intake goal from the calculator should only be considered as a recommendation and not absolutely required. A person should always consult with a doctor about the necessary water intake amount, as for different persons the amount of water intake can be very different.
The daily mineral amount that is shown in percents is calculated from the average daily recommendation, and it does not mean that a person should consume only water to reach this recommended daily mineral intake.  On the contrary, it is possible for one to damage one's health if drinking for a long period of time only highly mineralized water in large amounts daily.     Therefore it is very important always to read the recommendations what the water producer has displayed on their PickAqua page. 

Content and Graduation

Pick Aqua content is primarily formed on the basis of European Union and German norms and the categorisation of water categories Water standards may vary in different countries; therefore, the classification of water is judged by the rules of one central state, where the water culture is the most advanced, and recommendations from the Water Sommelier Academy, Germany.

Gradations not regulated by national legislation, such as: Purity - is based on the total amount of nitrates in bottle waters. The gradation is made based on the minimum, average and maximum values which are calculated from the available information on the bottle or provided by the manufacturer.

Gradation is performed by dividing the water products into groups by the amount of nitrates. The smaller the amount of nitrates in the water, the cleaner it is. For example, if 10% of the total bottled water nitrate amount is less than 1 mg/l, such water products are placed in the group with the highest purity rating. According to the above, water products containing 1-4 mg/l nitrates are considered as very good clean water compared to the maximum requirements for drinking water. In EU norms for drinking water, the maximum amount of nitrates (NO3) is set to NO3 < 50 mg/l, and the maximum amount of nitrates in children's water NO3 < 10 mg/l is taken as the average maximum.

A similar principle is used for other groups. The content of Pick Aqua is only informative, and these standards can vary dramatically in different countries, especially outside the EU. Each person evaluates what kind of water norms and gradations to navigate.

Other terms

Pick Aqua app may contain third-party ads and references.

Pick Aqua may remove water from the catalog without the consent of the manufacturer if Pick Aqua finds that the information provided by the manufacturer is incorrect and/or misleading to the consumer.

The data appearing on Pick Aqua and what is actually written on the label of the bottle may only differ if the manufacturer has provided fresh water analyses indicating a change in certain ingredients in the water that may be significantly different from the existing information that is written on the bottle. For example, if the control analysis for water certification was carried out 3 years ago and these results are indicated on the bottle according to the Ministry of Health's certificate, but the water producer has provided fresh analyses, then Pick Aqua will post the latest data, which is received from a nationally certified laboratory provided by the manufacturer. Such changes to the data may only be made in relation to substances that are not hazardous to human health.

The terms and conditions of use of Pick Aqua may be modified, supplemented or corrected, and will take effect from the moment they are published on the Pick Aqua app.

As a web, App and our service user, you do not have the right to share your access codes of your profile for third parties.

I agree that available basic information such as brand name, photo, water mineral composition, place of origin, category, carbonation, average price and other information which can be found on the bottle in exceptional cases may be published on the App without payment. By registering the water, I agree that Pick Aqua can publish the information found on the product label.

 

Pick Aqua user rights and obligations

A Pick Aqua user may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, send, distribute any information related to the content of Pick Aqua, including its software and code, without the written permission of the developer.

A Pick Aqua user may use the information for non-commercial purposes in accordance with the copyright law without the permission of the developer, indicating the reference to the Pick Aqua app and placing its logo. In the event of a failure to comply with the above rules or the responsibilities of Pick Aqua users, it is considered that Pick Aqua's copyright has been violated and, depending on the nature or consequences of the offense, the offender is referred to the statutory administrative or criminal liability.

Registered users can comment and express their subjective opinions about products. Pick Aqua is not responsible for the content of the comments made by users and their consequences. Pick Aqua reserves the right to delete offensive, false or provocative comments.

 

Profiling

Pick Aqua Services are based on a profound knowledge of best practice with regard to health. Pick Aqua cooperates with nutritionists, personal trainers, Water experts to stay on top of the latest research and science. In addition, Pick Aqua analyzes the usage of the Services, in order to provide you as a user with the most relevant features of the Services as possible with regard to your personal goals. In analyzing the usage of the Services, Pick Aqua will process certain data for so-called profiling. Profiling means the processing of your and other users’ personal data to analyze or predict aspects of your use of the Services, behavior and, location in reaching your health goal. The data processed will be user habits where we will track actions taken by you such as when you move between screens, press buttons and take actions on the Services. The purposes of the profiling is to monitor how engaged users are in different features of our Services, find out ways to make the Service more effective (fit for purpose) and vary the features or content to better match your individual usage patterns and preferences.

The profiling of your data can also be used as the basis for marketing towards other new potential customers on other platforms than the Pick Aqua Services, such as other social media platforms. Please note that this so called look-a-like-process of recruiting new customers does not mean that you will receive any marketing. Nor does it mean that any other third parties will gain access to your data for any other purpose than for Pick Aqua to reach new customers, i.e. third party providers (for example social media) will only process your data on behalf of Pick Aqua as processors, see further under transfer of data below.

Pick Aqua processing of your personal data for profiling purposes as described above, does not require any consent as a legal ground to be processed. If this should be the case, i.e. if, under relevant personal data regulation, consent is required for the use as described above, you hereby give your consent to Pick Aqua using your personal data as defined above for profiling, for the purpose of improving the Services and for providing customer support.

 

Customer relationship as a legal ground

It should be noted that marketing sent by Pick Aqua to you on the basis of a customer relationship as a legal ground for processing personal data, does not require a consent. Such data will be processed and used in compliance with relevant personal data regulation.

The Processors responsible for processing these data:

Service provider – Pick Aqua.

 

Personal data controller

Responsible for the processing of your personal data is:

Company name: Water Embassy SIA

Registration Nr: LV 40103323593

Address:Lacplesa 87a, Riga, Latvia, LV1011

E-mail: hello@pickaqua.com


 

Copyright

Intellectual property

All rights in and to the Services, including any trademarks, service marks, trade names and copyrighted content (collectively “Intellectual Property”) presented within the Service are the property of Pick Aqua and/or third parties. You agree not to use Intellectual Property for any other purposes except for your use of the Service unless required otherwise by applicable mandatory law. By downloading this application you agree to all terms of use.

 

On the Pick Aqua App and pickaqua.com website, published content (materials) is protected in accordance with the German Copyright Law. It is strictly forbidden to copy, reproduce, republish, distribute, translate, or otherwise engage in any material published by Pick Aqua without the written permission of Pick Aqua. If written permission from Pick Aqua has been received, the reference to Pick Aqua must be indicated.

 

Enjoy the app! We are confident that this app will help you to get to know about the diversity of the water and how to use it effectively. Stay hydrated! And remember - Life is spirit in water!