Updated on 12/1/2018
Children: Our Services are not directed to children and children are not eligible to use our Services. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. We do not collect or maintain Personal Information from people we know are under 13 years of age, and no part of our Services is designed to attract people under 13 years of age. If we later learn that a user is under 13 years of age, we will take steps to remove that user's Personal Information from our databases and to prevent the user from utilizing the Services.
How We Collect Information
In general, the Information we gather enables us to provide the Services to you and helps us to learn more about the use of Services. We collect the Information that you submit to us voluntarily at registration and in the course of your use of Services. Your Information includes Personal Information, Your Content, and Your Data.
“Personal Information” means information that potentially allows someone to identify or contact you, specifically it includes Account Information and My Circle in devicebook.
To use certain features of the Services, we require you to create an “Account” by providing information, such as email address and a password. You may also voluntarily submit additional information as part of your Account which we request, such as cell phone number and time zone.
Your Personal Information will also include people with whom you share DApp(s) and SoftDevice(s) with, and your circle of friends within the Services. When you communicate with us by sending us an email, we will collect and store any information that is contained in your communications with us. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but this may limit the features of the Services you are able to use.
How We Use Your Personal Information
Your Personal Information is private and remains private (except if you visit or use our Services via a third-party website or application, we may feed Your Account Information back to that third-party). We use Your Account Information to authenticate you as a user of our Services, secure your usage of the Services, and provide proper operations of the Services with respect to your Account. We also use Your Personal Information to:
Administer your Account and provide you with Services;
Monitor your usage of the Services in order to maintain, operate, and/or enhance the Services;
Market to you our products and services (and those of third parties) that we believe may interest you;
Tailor the content and features of the Services to you;
Respond to your requests, resolve disputes and/or troubleshoot problems, including identifying the cause of any crashes or bugs;
Maintain the security and confidentiality of data;
Improve the quality of the Services; and
Communicate with you about the Services.
We will communicate with you primarily in the form of emails or in-Account messaging. You can manage the frequency and/or opt out of receiving email communications by changing your settings within the Services and/or clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each email. Please note that even if you unsubscribe or opt-out, we may still send you Services-related communications (e.g., emails related to your account).
“Content”means information, text, software, music, sounds, photographs, video, messages, reviews, comments, vetting content, voting content, user requests, feedback, location, and all other data or communications or materials accessible through the Services.
“Your Content” means information, or Content that you (as a user) contribute, submit, or transmit to, through, or in connection with the Services. For example, (A) In “My Profile”, in addition to your name (or nickname), we also request that you voluntarily submit additional profile information such as biography, tagline, description, images, and photos, which is information available to other users of the Services; (B) SoftDevices which you make and/or publish using the Services; (C) DApps which you make and/or publish; (D) Non-DApp programs which you make available to devicebook users, and (E) your reviews, feedback, votes, questions and answers, and requests or responses to other users.
How We Use Your Content
Except with respect to unpublished SoftDevices and DApps, Your Content is designed to be published and shared with other Users of the Services and will be managed according to the devicebook Terms of Service. Your name (or nickname) and voluntary profile information is attached to all Your Content.
We have the right to collect Your Content to provide the Services, and to aggregate Your Content with Content of other Users.
To provide you our Services (which may be hosted by a third party service provider), we collect information from you, including but not limited to your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for your use of our Services.
Device Data. We may collect information about the device you use to access our Services (e.g., laptop, tablet, smartphone), including the hardware model, operating system and version, MAC address, unique device identifier, phone number, location information, and mobile network information. Further, if you tell us where you are (e.g., by allowing your mobile device to send us your location), we may store and use that information in order to enhance your experience with the Services. If you want to deactivate this feature, you can disable on your mobile device the ability of our Services to receive location-based information.
On your behalf, whenever a device is linked (for control, networking, and manipulation) via the corresponding “SoftDevice”, to create an instance of the SoftDevice, and is named to devicebook by its owner (the applicable user) (“Linked Device”), the data relating to that Linked Device is available to the owner of such Linked Device, and such owner may set permissions to allow other users to access and/or manipulate that data. We may also need to collect the Device name, unique id, and manufacturing information, as necessary to provide the Services.
The software network-bridge module (in the devicebook App), which acts as a software router, may send its address or security information to the Linked Device(s) required by some protocol such as, but not limited to, uPnP to store and use for necessary operations on your behalf.
Additionally, we may collect information relating to the pathway controller (e.g., Z-Wave, Insteon, Philip Hue Hub), configuration data (name, controller ID, port for connection), and signal strength data, in order to monitor the operation of a Linked Device.
DApp Data. Once a user executes a DeviceScript program (“DApp”), we may collect data associated with the running DApp in order to monitor and ensure the operation of the DApp on the user’s behalf.
Your Device Storage. On the device(s) which you use to run devicebook App, we may cache certain information to the device’s local storage to improve the cold-startup time. We may also cache the last bug and crash log on the device’s local storages. This log will be upload to devicebook Cloud (which is hosted by a third-party service provider) to analyze.
How We Use Your Data
Your Data is private and remains private. Your Data is used to ensure operations on your behalf, and to maintain proper Services.
We have the right to collect Your Data to provide the Services, and to aggregate Your Data with Data of other Users, in order to create insight and help improve the Services. We may also use Your Data to create Anonymous Information records by excluding information that makes the information personally identifiable to you.
Activity and Usage Data. We may collect the activity and usage data for the continuous operation and/or enhancement of the Services, and/or fraud detection from the following sources: (a) account activities, DApp activities, device activities, devicebook mobile application activities, and activities of review, questions and answer, vetting, voting, and user requests. Additionally, we may collect devicebook mobile App bug and crash reports, devicebook cloud debug logs, and user IP addresses, in order to troubleshoot various issues with the Services, including those reported directly to us by you.
How We Use Anonymous Information
Generally, we use Anonymous Information in statistical analysis to help us analyze patterns in the use of our Services and help identify problems related to the Services, such as bugs and crashes. We may also use your Anonymous Information to improve our internal operations, notify visitors of updates to our Website and Services, and software and customize the content and layout of the Website and/or Services.
How We Disclose Information
We disclose certain Personal Information:
To third parties to whom you ask us to send Personal Information;
To operators of third-party websites or applications if access our Services through those websites or applications;
If we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) resolve disputes, investigate problems, or enforce our Terms of Service; (b) comply with relevant laws or to respond to requests from law enforcement or other government officials relating to investigations or alleged illegal activity, in which case we can (and you authorize us to) disclose Personal Information without subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (c) protect and defend our rights or property or the rights and property of you or third parties.
BECAUSE WE DO NOT CONTROL THE PRIVACY PRACTICES OF THESE THIRD PARTY COMPANIES, YOU SHOULD READ AND UNDERSTAND THEIR PRIVACY POLICIES.
NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS – YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS (AS PROVIDED BY CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1798.83
If we share Personal Information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes, then you have the right to receive information about the categories of entities to which we have disclosed such information and the names and addresses of those entities. To submit your written request, please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and put the following words in the subject line of the email: "California Privacy Request." Within 30 days after receipt of your request, we will send you a list of the categories of Personal Information that we disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses such third parties, if any. Please note that the California "Shine the Light" law does not cover all categories of information that may be collected and disclosed or shared, and our policy relates only to information covered by the law. Please note that we are required to respond to one request per California user each year and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this e-mail address.
We reserve the right to disclose Anonymous Information publicly without restriction.
Controlling Your Information
Information Disclosed to Third Parties
The Services may contain content or links to other websites or applications that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over, do not review and are not responsible for the privacy policies of or content displayed on such other websites. When you click on such a link, you will leave our Services and access such third party’s website or services. During this process, another entity may collect Personal Information or Anonymous Information from you.