Last Updated: July 8, 2016
Collection and Use of Information
Information Collected or Received from You
Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our Services, to administer your use of the Services (including your Account, if you are an Account holder), and to enable you to enjoy and easily navigate our Services.
Account Information. If you create an Account, we’ll collect certain information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, email address, and phone number (“Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII”). If you create an Account, we may also collect your date of birth and other information that is not considered PII because it cannot be used by itself to identify you.
Connecting to Your Things. Using our Services, you can connect to and use third party services, websites, devices, resources and/or application. When you do this, we’ll be able to access and collect certain PII that your privacy settings for your account with your third party services, devices and/or application provider permit us to access. We never see or store your login credentials for your accounts with your third party services, websites, devices and/or application providers.
Information Sent by Your Mobile Device. We collect certain information that your mobile device sends when you use our Services, like your unique device identifier, advertising identifiers, user settings, as well as mobile network information and information about your use of our Services. If you use access the App via an iOS device and store your username and password for your Account in iCloud Keychain, we will authenticate you by accessing your username and password for your Account in iCloud Keychain.
Location Information. When you use our App, we may collect and store information about your location by converting your IP address into a rough geo-location or by accessing your mobile device’s GPS coordinates or coarse location if you enable location services on your device. We may use location information to improve and personalize our Services for you. If you do not want us to collect location information, you may disable that feature on your mobile device.
Information Collected Using Cookies and other Web Technologies. Like many website owners and operators, we use automated data collection tools such as Cookies and Web Beacons to collect certain information.
“Web Beacons” (also known as Web bugs, pixel tags or clear GIFs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may be included on our Services for several purposes, including to deliver or communicate with Cookies, to track and measure the performance of our Services, to monitor how many visitors view our Services, and to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising. Unlike Cookies, which are stored on the user’s hard drive, Web Beacons are typically embedded invisibly on web pages (or in an e-mail).
Information Related to Performance & Use of the Services. We monitor, and collect data about, the performance of our Services and how users (including you), including both Account holders and non-Account holders (either, a “User”) interact with and use our Services and the third party services, devices, websites, resources and/or applications accessible through our Services. Our servers automatically record this information, which we refer to as “Technical & Usage Data.” Technical & Usage Data may include information such as a User’s device hardware model, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, App version, operating system and version, the services that a User was visiting before accessing our Services, the areas or features of our Services which a User viewed and the time spent on those areas or features, search terms, the links on our Services that a User clicked on and other statistics. We use Technical & Usage Data to administer the Services and to develop new products and services and we analyze (and may engage third parties to analyze) Technical & Usage Data to improve, customize and enhance our products and Services by expanding their features and functionality and tailoring them to our Users’ needs and preferences. We may use a person’s IP address to generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how our Services are used.
Information that We Share with Third Parties
Information Shared with Your Services, Device and/or Application Providers. If through the functionality of the Services, you connect to your third party services, device and/or application providers, we will share such of your PII with your third party services, device and/or application providers as is necessary for us to complete your request.
Information Shared with Our Services Providers. We may engage third-party services providers to work with us to administer and provide the Services. These third-party services providers have access to your PII only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf and are expressly obligated not to disclose or use your PII for any other purpose.
Aggregated Information. We may share aggregated information and non-identifying information (including Technical & Usage Data) with third parties for industry research and analysis, demographic profiling, marketing and other similar purposes or as part of a separate product or service offering.
Information You May Decide to Share. If you decide to publish your “flows” (two or more of your things that are connected together), your flows may be visible to others. In addition, to the extent you decide to connect with friends and family, we may invite them on your behalf to use the Services by email. To the extent your friends and/or family members elect to register to use the Services and agree to participate in your flows, we may notify you as they interact with your flows (e.g., you may receive a notification when your spouse leaves home). You may change these settings at any time.
Information Disclosed in Connection with Business Transactions. Information that we collect from our users, including PII, is considered to be a business asset. Thus, if we are acquired by a third party as a result of a transaction such as a merger, acquisition or asset sale or if our assets are acquired by a third party in the event we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, some or all of our assets, including your PII, may be disclosed or transferred to a third party acquirer in connection with the transaction.
Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others. We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate: (i) to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas); (ii) to protect our property, rights and safety and the property, rights and safety of a third party or the public in general; and (iii) to stop any activity that we consider illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
We offer you choices regarding the collection, use and sharing of your PII and we’ll respect the choices you make. Please note that if you decide not to provide us with the PII that we request, you may not be able to access all of the features of the Services.
Modifying Your Information. You can access and modify the PII associated with your Account via the Account Settings section of your Account. If you want us to delete your PII and your Account, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. We’ll take steps to delete your information as soon we can, but some information may remain in archived/backup copies for our records or as otherwise required by law.
Responding to Do Not Track Signals
Our Site does not have the capability to respond to “Do Not Track” signals received from various web browsers.
The Security of Your Information
We take reasonable administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to protect the information that we collect from or about you (including your PII) from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When you enter sensitive information on our forms, we encrypt this data using SSL or other technologies. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information.
Links to Other Sites
Your PII may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you’re located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and choose to provide your PII to us, your PII may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the EEA. In particular it may be transferred to and stored in the United States. We ensure that protections are in place to ensure that your PII is held and processed in line with legal requirements.
Our Policy Toward Children
Our Services are not directed to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect PII from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected PII of a child under 13 we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.
Your California Privacy Rights
California residents may request and obtain from us, once a year, free of charge, a list of third parties, if any, to which we disclosed their PII for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year and the categories of PII shared with those third parties. If you are a California resident and wish to obtain that information, please submit your request by sending us an email at email@example.com with “California Privacy Rights” in the subject line or by writing to us at