Privacy Policy

            Last updated: August 10, 2019
             

            Introduction


            This "AutoMate - Car Dashboard" branded mobile application and any services provided through this application (collectively, "AutoMate") is provided to you by BitSpice, (referred to as "we", "us" or "our"). Our Privacy Policy applies when you use AutoMate and should be read together with the Terms of Use. By using AutoMate, you are consenting to our processing of your information in ways set out in this Privacy Policy.

            Changes to Policy


            AutoMate reserves the right to change or modify this policy (or any guideline of AutoMate) at any time and in its sole discretion, as outlined in the “Changes to Terms” section of the Terms of Service.
             

            Data We Collect


            When you use the AutoMate App, BitSpice or its trusted partners may collect data from your mobile device, including information which may directly or indirectly identify you. Your information may be kept in an identifiable format, or in an aggregate format which means that you cannot reasonably be identified from it. The information we collect about you (collectively and individually, the "Information") includes:

            If AutoMate offers you the option to register, we will collect the Information you provide to us in the registration form. This may include identification data such as your name, email address or other account or registration data.
            We will collect Information about you when you interact with us such as when you report a problem, contact or communicate with us.
            The App may access your calendar, contacts, or maps applications, and data without asking for your permission
            We may also access information from other applications and the operating system by accessing notifications on your device, such as missed call notifications, messaging notifications, and notifications from other applications.
            Geolocation data, which is any Information which indicates the geographical position of your device and which may include the time the location was recorded, and may include precise (e.g., GPS-level) location data. AutoMate may collect this data when the App is not open or actively in use (This may help us or third parties to customize information, content, or offers to you, for instance.) AutoMate and/or your mobile device may provide options for you to control the use and/or sharing of precise device location data.
             

            How We Use the Information We Collect


            We may use the Information (elements of which we may use alone or in combination with each other data/Information) we collect to:

            Deliver AutoMate to you and ensure their optimal functionality and operation;
            Provide you with customer support;
            Perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services, or content;
            Communicate with you by e-mail, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices (including through in-application advertising) about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us, our parent or subsidiary companies or other third parties;
            Develop and display content and advertising (and work with third parties who do so) tailored to your interests and/or location and to measure its effectiveness. For instance, we, or these third parties may serve music-related ads or offers to users who have installed music-related apps. Similarly, users who frequently visit music-related venues may likewise receive ads or offers to install music-related apps;
            Enforce our terms, conditions and policies and to communicate with you;
            Manage and improve the AutoMate. For this purpose, we may use and combine your Information which we collect across different AutoMate app installs used by you;
            When we collect your precise geolocation data (which may be via the device's cellular, Wi-Fi, Global Positioning System (GPS) networks and/or Bluetooth information), we do so to provide you with our location-related products and services, for example to provide you with forecast and weather alerts for your location, and also to facilitate, measure, or otherwise support advertising by third parties (through our apps or third parties' apps) that may be related to your location over time.
            Here is some more information on how we use Voice Messages, Calls, and Texts:

            We use Calls, Texts and Voice Messages to send them or make them available to the intended recipient(s);
            We do not store Calls and we do not store Texts except any address information within a Text;
            We may allow recipients to store Voice Messages;
             

            Cross-App Advertising and Other Interest-Based Advertising Technologies


            As described in other sections of this Privacy Policy, we sometimes work with third parties to deliver ads, content or offers. Sometimes we or these third parties do so through a mobile "SDK." The SDK is a bit of computer code that app developers can include in their apps to enable ads to be shown, data to be collected, and related services to be implemented. We may use this and similar technology to deliver certain advertising through mobile applications and browsers based on data associated with your mobile device, and we may work with third parties who likewise embed their SDKs into AutoMate, for third party advertising. If you'd like to opt-out from having ads tailored to you in this way on your mobile device, please follow the instructions below.

            If you wish to opt out of interest-based cross-application tracking through your mobile device, you can do so through your device "settings", as follows (but please note that the below is for informational purposes only and Google, or other device platforms may change the manner in which their "opt out" settings work at any time): Please note that if you opt out through these settings, you will continue to receive advertising after you opt-out, but it may not be tailored to your interests. For instance, that advertising may be based on your real-time or "contextual" application usage or general location inferred from IP address.
             

            Opting Out on Android Devices


            If you have an Android device and would like to opt out of mobile interest-based or "cross-app" advertising, you may do this as follows:

            Open the Google Settings app on your device
            Select Ads
            Opt out of interest-based ads
            We may sometimes work with partners to help us or help them correlate content or ads provided to users across devices or browsers. For instance, a brand may wish to use the Information that we collect (or data that its own partners collect) to send offers to its customers across both mobile applications and browsers. We thus also provide the links below to the NAI "Consumer Opt-out," DAA opt-out, and Google opt-out that are only applicable to participating third parties, which does not include IAC. You may also block certain App Identifiers by changing the settings of your device. However, we do not currently recognize or respond to browser-initiated Do Not Track signals, as the Internet industry has not reached a consensus as to Do Not Track standards, implementations and solutions.


            Sharing Your Information


            We may share your Information as follows:

            We may share your Information with our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting AutoMate functionality, and supporting marketing promotions (e.g., contests and sweepstakes) surveys and other features offered through AutoMate. These service providers may have limited access to your Information, which is needed to perform their functions.
            We may also allow third-parties, including our authorized service providers, parent and subsidiary companies, affiliates, advertising companies and ad networks, to display advertisements in AutoMate for the purpose of advertising and direct marketing. These companies may use technologies to collect data about users, including non-precise and/or precise location data, to help them tailor relevant ads and content and analyze and measure ads' effectiveness or, more generally, brand and mobile audiences. These companies may collect this data through SDKs or from users who view or interact with their advertisements.

            Other Situations. We may disclose your Information (i) to respond in good faith to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; (ii) in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; (iii) to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; (iv) to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; (v) to enforce AutoMate terms and conditions or other agreements or policies; and (vi) in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale or transfer, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy. In addition, we may share aggregated Information we collect, under any of the above circumstances, with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis or other legitimate business purposes. Please note that such aggregated Information will not include any Information which allows third parties to identity you.
            The following are among the list of authorized service providers for AutoMate. Your Information is subject to the privacy policies of these providers as well.

            OpenSignal collects data on mobile network coverage and performance. We use the crowdsourced data collected from users’ devices to publish reports and metrics on mobile network experience. You can see the reports we publish here: http://opensignal.com/reports.

            OpenSignal is the independent global standard for measuring real-world mobile network experience. We believe measuring how the network performs directly through users’ eyes is key to building better wireless networks. To read more about the data we collect and our privacy policy please follow the link: https://opensignal.com/privacypolicy-for-crowdsourcedata


            X-Mode Social, Inc. may collect and pass to third parties precise geolocation information linked to your mobile device or advertising identifiers and may do when you use the app or when the app runs in the background on your device.  That information may be used by third parties to customize ads in this app or in other apps. The information may also be used for market or other research regarding aggregated traffic patterns. X-Mode automatically collects usage information that does not identify an individual user (“Usage Data”). For example, when you download and use the Services on a mobile device, X-Mode may automatically collect information such as your device type, operating system version and type, certain device settings, device time zone, device carrier, current IP address, and platform-specific advertising identifiers. X-Mode uses this information to enhance the services we offer, provide targeted advertising, and to help us understand how people use the Services. Aggregated device data, including location and usage data, is also measured for the purposes of targeted advertising and market research by X-Mode Social, Inc. We may share information with select partners [third parties] who are listed at the end of this privacy policy.

            Cookies, Identifiers and Data Analysis


            We may collect certain device data and electronic identifiers such as the mobile device identifier provided by your mobile device operating system, your mobile operating system details and the name of your mobile carrier. For example, "Android Ad IDs" if you have an Android device, may be collected. Other identifiers collected may include IP addresses, Android ID for Android platform, make and model of the device, (together with the IDFAs, the "App Identifiers").

            When you use the AutoMate App(s), we may use the App Identifiers to facilitate access to the AutoMate, help us recognize you across different AutoMate, to enable you to use the AutoMate, to personalize your experience, to increase security, measure the use and effectiveness of our AutoMate and serve advertising. You can block certain App Identifiers by changing the settings of your device.

            We also collect information about how and when you use the AutoMate App. This includes the amount of times you used the AutoMate App, which parts of it you viewed and other technical data such as country settings and timestamps.
             

            Firebase


            AutoMate uses the Google Analytics tool Firebase in order to carry out analysis on Information which is gathered by AutoMate. App Identifiers and other Information which AutoMate gather are provided to Google in order to enable them to carry out data analysis. Any Information (including App Identifiers) which are provided to Google will become subject to Google's privacy policy which is located here: www.google.com/privacy.html.

            For further information on how Google's Firebase analytics tool uses data, please see the site "How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps", (located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/).

            Website Cookies


            Separately to AutoMate, the www.bitspice.net website itself uses cookies. Certain information about you, (including personal information), may be collected through the use of cookies when you visit and interact with our website. Some of these cookies are essential for the BitSpice website to operate and ensure that we provide the services you requested. By using our services you agree to the use of certain non-essential cookies unless you set your browser to reject them.

            A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer's hard drive or browser. We use cookies and the information contained therein for a number of purposes including but not limited to:

            tracking the duration of visits and content accessed; and
            storing frequently used user information to personalise your online experience and ease the log-in process.
            You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Websites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our Site. Further information on cookies and how websites use them can be obtained at www.cookiecentral.com
             

            How We Protect Your Information


            The security and confidentiality of your Information is very important to us, so we take security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your information from unauthorized access and disclosure. Please know that, despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.

            Information Relating to Children


            AutoMate is not directed to children under the age of 13. If we become aware that Information has been collected from a person under the age of 13, we will delete this Information and terminate the person's account as quickly as possible. If you believe that we may have Information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at support@bitspice.net and we will promptly delete that Information.
             

            Where We Store Your Information


            The Information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of your country and the European Economic Area ("EEA") and, in particular, the US, which may have different or less protective privacy laws than those in your country. The Information may also be processed by any service providers appointed by us who operate outside the EEA and their staff, and/or our own staff based outside of the EEA. By submitting or permitting us to collect your Information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing outside of the EEA. Information transferred will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

            How Long We Store Your Information


            We will keep your Information for as long as is necessary to provide you with AutoMate and for us to comply with our obligations under this Privacy Policy and at law. We may retain data after you cease using the AutoMate, for instance, for operational, auditing, content or ad measurement purposes, or to analyze and improve the way we provide our services.
             

            Data Deletion


            Uninstallation and removal methods vary depending on your device. To uninstall and remove the AutoMate, please use the application manager provided with your device or consult your device manual or online instructions provided by the device provider for reference.

            Access to and Choices Regarding Your Information


            You may have the right to access Information held about you or require it to be modified (if inaccurate) or deleted. Your right of access can be exercised by contacting us using the details set out below. Any access request may be subject to a fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the Information we hold about you.

            Trusted Partners

            1. X-Mode Social, Inc.

            2. Advan Research Company

            3. AdSquare

            4. AirSage

            5. Adobe

            6. Adform

            7. Amazon

            8. Amobee

            9. AppNexus Inc.

            10. AreaMetrics

            11. Arrivalist

            12. AT&T

            13. AWS

            14. Beaconinside

            15. BDEX LLC

            16. Bloomberg L.P. 

            17. Carbon Reach

            18. Cisco Systems, Inc. (Meraki LLC)

            19. Complementics

            20. Conversant Europe Ltd.

            21. Descartes Labs, Inc.

            22. Drawbridge, Inc.

            23. DataStream Group

            24. Exterion

            25. Equifax

            26. Facebook

            27. Factual

            28. FourSquare

            29. Freckle IoT Ltd.

            30. Generali

            31. GEOBLINK SL

            32. GeoUniq

            33. Google 

            34. Gravy Analytics

            35. GroundTruth

            36. Gyana

            37. HERE Technologies

            38. Hyas

            39. Hyp3r

            40. Infinia Mobile

            41. Intersection

            42. InMobi

            43. JLL

            44. Jorte

            45. Kantar Media

            46. Location Sciences

            47. Locarta GmbH

            48. Locomizer

            49. Liveramp

            50. LoopMe

            51. MediaMath

            52. MiQ

            53. MyTraffic

            54. Native Touch

            55. Nodle International

            56. On Device Research

            57. OnSpot Data

            58. OpenX Software Ltd. and its affiliates

            59. O’Reilly Automotive Stores

            60. Oracle

            61. Pelmorex

            62. Peroni

            63. Pitney Bowes

            64. Placed

            65. Place Dashboard

            66. PlaceIQ

            67. Placense

            68. Popertee

            69. PubMatic, Inc.

            70. PushSpring

            71. Radiant Solutions

            72. S4M

            73. Sierra Nevada Corporation

            74. Sito Mobile

            75. Skyhook Wireless

            76. Statiq

            77. Systems and Technology Research

            78. Talon Outdoor

            79. Tamoco

            80. Teemo

            81. Telefonica

            82. Thasos

            83. Tiendo

            84. The Singlespot

            85. The Trade Desk, Inc and affiliated companies

            86. The Rubicon Project, Limited

            87. UberMedia

            88. Upsie

            89. Vectaury

            90. Vertical Scope

            91. Vistar Media

            92. Wireless Registry dba SignalFrame

            93. Xandr

            94. xAd, Inc. dba GroundTruth

            95. Zeotap

            How to Contact Us


            If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our Information-handling practices, or wish to review, amend or delete any Information we are storing, please contact us by email as follows:

            BitSpice Support

            Updated: 25 Oct 2019 08:45 AM
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