Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Introduction

When you use SmartRents, you are trusting us with your information. We understand this is a big responsibility, we respect your privacy and we are committed to keeping that trust. We have developed privacy policy to help you understand our privacy practices.

This Privacy Policy sets out the manner in which we collect, use, disclose and manage personal information. Please take the time to read our Privacy Policy below. By accessing our website or mobile application (“Site”) and by using our services, you are also accepting the terms of our Privacy Policy.

This policy applies to all users of SmartRents services anywhere in the world and we may modify this Privacy Policy at any time. You should review this Privacy Policy periodically so that you are updated on any changes.

This Privacy Policy explains:

  • What information we collect
  • How we use that information
  • How we may share that information
  • How we protect your information
  • How to contact us with questions about this Privacy Policy
1. What Information We Collect

SmartRents must receive or collect some information to operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services, including when you install, access, or use our Services. The types of information we receive and collect depend on how you use our Services.

Information You Provide

  • Your Account Information: You provide your mobile phone number and basic information (including a profile name) to create a SmartRents account. You provide us, all in accordance with applicable laws, the phone numbers in your mobile address book on a regular basis, including those of both the users of our Services and your other contacts. You may provide us an email address. You may also add other information to your account, such as a profile picture and about information.
  • Your Messages: We do not retain your messages in the ordinary course of providing our Services to you. Once your messages (including your chats, photos, videos, voice messages, files, and share location information) are delivered, they are deleted from our servers. Your messages are stored on your own device. If a message cannot be delivered immediately (for example, if you are offline), we may keep it on our servers for up to 30 days as we try to deliver it. If a message is still undelivered after 30 days, we delete it. To improve performance and deliver media messages more efficiently, such as when many people are sharing a popular photo or video, we may retain that content on our servers for a longer period of time. We also offer end-to-end encryption for our Services, which is on by default. End-to-end encryption means that your messages are encrypted to protect against us and third parties from reading them.
  • Your Connections: To help you organize how you communicate with others, we may help you identify your contacts who also use SmartRents, and you can create, join, or get added to groups and broadcast lists, and such groups and lists get associated with your account information. You give your groups a name. You may choose to provide a group profile picture or description.
  • Customer Support: You may provide us with information related to your use of our Services, including copies of your messages, and how to contact you so we can provide you customer support. For example, you may send us an email with information relating to our app performance or other issues.

Automatically Collected Information

  • Your Contact Information: We collect your contact information automatically when you use our Services. We collect your phone number to register you for the chat services within the app, which allows you to communicate with different stakeholders within the app.
  • Usage And Log Information: We collect information about your activity on our Services, like service-related, diagnostic, and performance information. This includes information about your activity (including how you use our Services, your Services settings, how you interact with others using our Services, and the time, frequency, and duration of your activities and interactions), log files, and diagnostic, crash, website, and performance logs and reports. This also includes information about when you registered to use our Services, the features you use like our messaging, calling, Status, or groups features, profile photo, about information, whether you are online, when you last used our Services (your "last seen"), and when you last updated your about information.
  • Device And Connection Information: We collect device and connection-specific information when you install, access, or use our Services. This includes information like hardware model, operating system information, battery level, signal strength, app version, browser information, and mobile network, connection information including phone number, mobile operator or ISP, language and time zone, and IP, device operations information, and identifiers like device identifiers.
  • Location Information: We collect device location information if you use our location features, like when you choose to share your location with your contacts, view locations nearby or those others have shared with you, and the like, and for diagnostics and troubleshooting purposes such as if you are having trouble with our app's location features. We use various technologies to determine location, including IP, GPS, Bluetooth signals, and information about nearby Wi-Fi access points, beacons, and cell towers.
  • Cookies: We use cookies to operate and provide our Services, including to provide our Services that are web-based, improve your experiences, understand how our Services are being used, and customize our Services. For example, we use cookies to provide SmartRents for web app and other web-based services. We may also use cookies to understand which of our FAQs are most popular and to show you relevant content related to our Services. Additionally, we may use cookies to remember your choices, like your language preferences, to provide a safer experience, and otherwise to customize our Services for you.

Third-Party Information

  • Information Others Provide About You. We receive information about you from other users and businesses. For example, when other users or businesses you know use our Services, they may provide your phone number, name, and other information (like information from their mobile address book or in the case of businesses, additional information about you such as unique identifiers), just as you may provide theirs, or they may send you a message, send messages to groups to which you belong, or call you. We require each of these users and businesses to have lawful rights to collect, use, and share your information before providing any information to us.
  • Businesses On SmartRents: Businesses you interact with using SmartRents provide us information about their interactions with you. A business on SmartRents may also use another company to assist it in storing, reading, and responding to your messages on behalf of and in support of that business. Please note that when businesses use third-party services, their own terms and privacy policies will govern your use of those services and their use of your information on those services.
  • Third-Party Service Providers: We work with third-party service providers to help us operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services. For example, we work with companies to distribute our apps, provide our infrastructure, delivery, and other systems, supply location, map, and places information, process payments, help us understand how people use our Services, market our Services, help you connect with businesses using our Services, conduct surveys and research for us, and help with customer service. These companies may provide us information about you in certain circumstances; for example, app stores may provide us reports to help us diagnose and fix service issues.
  • Third-Party Services: We allow you to use our Services in connection with third-party services. If you use our Services with such third-party services, we may receive information about you from them; for example, if you use the SmartRents share button on a news service to share a news article with your SmartRents contacts, groups, or broadcast lists on our Services, or if you choose to access our Services through a mobile carrier's or device provider's promotion of our Services. Please note that when you use third-party services, their own terms and privacy policies will govern those services.

2. How We Use That Information

We use the information we have (subject to choices you make) to operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services. Here's how:

  • Our Services: We use the information we have to operate and provide our Services, including providing customer support, and improving, fixing, and customizing our Services. We understand how people use our Services and analyze and use the information we have to evaluate and improve our Services, research, develop, and test new services and features, and conduct troubleshooting activities. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.
  • Safety And Security: We verify accounts and activity, and promote safety and security on and off our Services, such as by investigating suspicious activity or violations of our Terms, and to ensure our Services are being used legally.
  • Communications About Our Services: We use the information we have to communicate with you about our Services and features and let you know about our terms and policies and other important updates. We may provide you marketing for our Services.
  • No Third-Party Banner Ads: We still do not allow third-party banner ads on SmartRents. We have no intention to introduce them, but if we ever do, we will update this policy.
  • Commercial Messaging: We will allow you and third parties, like businesses, to communicate with each other using SmartRents, such as through order, transaction, and appointment information, delivery and shipping notifications, product and service updates, and marketing. For example, you may receive flight status information for upcoming travel, a receipt for something you purchased, or a notification when a delivery will be made. Messages you may receive containing marketing could include an offer for something that might interest you. We do not want you to have a spammy experience; as with all of your messages, you can manage these communications, and we will honor the choices you make.
  • Measurement, Analytics, And Other Business Services: We help businesses who use SmartRents measure the effectiveness and distribution of their services and messages, and understand how people interact with them on our Services.

3. How We may Share That Information

You share your information as you use and communicate through our Services, and we share your information to help us operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services.

  • Send Your Information To Those You Choose To Communicate With: You share your information (including messages) as you use and communicate through our Services.
  • Account Information: Your phone number, profile information, about information, last seen information, and receipts may be available to anyone who uses our Services, although you can configure your Services settings to manage certain information available to other users and businesses with whom you communicate.
  • Your Contacts And Others: Users and businesses with whom you communicate may store or reshare your information (including your phone number or messages) with others on and off our Services. You can use your Services settings and the block feature in our Services to manage the users of our Services with whom you communicate and certain information you share.
  • Businesses On SmartRents: We help businesses who use SmartRents measure the effectiveness and distribution of their services and messages, and understand how people interact with them on our Services.
  • Third-Party Service Providers: We work with third-party service providers to help us operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services. When we share information with third-party service providers in this capacity, we require them to use your information on our behalf in accordance with our instructions and terms.
  • Third-Party Services: When you use third-party services that are integrated with our Services, they may receive information about what you share with them. For example, if you use a data backup service integrated with our Services (like iCloud or Google Drive), they will receive information you share with them. If you interact with a third-party service linked through our Services, you may be providing information directly to such third party. Please note that when you use third-party services, their own terms and privacy policies will govern your use of those services.

4. How We Protect Your Information

We strive to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information we collect. All information we collect is protected by reasonable technical means and reasonable security procedures in order to prevent unauthorized access or use of data. Our affiliates, trusted partners and third-party service providers have committed to manage the information in accordance with our requirements for security and privacy.

5. How To Contact Us With Questions About This Privacy Policy

Questions about this Privacy Policy can submitted to us via our Contact page.

 

Change To This Privacy Policy

If we change this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page and update the Privacy Policy modification date below. If we materially change this Privacy Policy in a way that affects how we use or disclose your Personal Information, we will notify you by prominently posting a notice of such changes before making them and by stating the effective date of the changes.

 

Last Modified: January 13, 2019

Effective Date: January 13, 2019