Techie Computers

Effective Date: August 15, 2018. Last revised on August 15, 2018.

1. General

At Techie Computers we recognize that privacy is important.

Techie Computers ("we", "our" or "us") have created this Policy to explain our privacy practices.

This Privacy Policy ("Policy") applies to your use of our Mobile applications on all platforms (the "Application" or "Applications"), features, softwares, the related services we provide ("Services") and our Site (hereafter collectively called as "our Services").

Please read this Policy carefully to understand what information about you is collected, used and disclosed with respect to our Services.

By using, installing, or accessing any of our Service(s), you consent to the privacy practices described in this Policy.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter this Policy at any time. You can find the most recent version of this Policy at http://www.techiecomputers.com/policies/privacy.html , with the date of last modification noted above. Such modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof on the Site. Therefore, we encourage you to check the date of this Policy whenever you access or use our Services to check if this Policy has been updated. You must review this Policy on a regular basis to keep yourself apprised of any changes. Your continued use of any of our Service(s) following the posting of any modifications to this Policy will constitute your acceptance of the revised Policy. Should you have any questions regarding this Policy, please contact us at the contact information listed at the end of this Policy. Please note that none of our employees or agents have the authority to vary any of our Policies.

This Policy only covers our collection, use and disclosure of your information through our Services. It does not cover any collection, use or disclosure by third parties through any applications, Web sites, products or services that we do not control or own, such as social networking plugins (like facebook, twitter, etc.), or any third party features or services made available via any of our Service(s). We shall not be liable for the collection, use and disclosure of your information by any third parties. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you share your information. We cannot, and do not, control the information you share with other Users using our Services (including via Forums) or how such other Users will use or share such information. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of our security measures. All trademarks, trade names, and logos of third parties featured on our Services belong to their respective owners.

2. Information we collect (Personal)

'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII), as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. We don't collect or share 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII).

In the European context, some personal information is collected using cookies and other similar technologies.

3. Other Information We Collect (Non-Personal)

We collect Non-Personal Information. "Non-Personal Information" is information that does not identify you or any other individual, and includes Session and Usage Data, Log Data, most data collected using cookies and other similar technologies, Aggregate Information among others.

Such Information will be treated as being non confidential and non-proprietary, and we and/or third-parties assume no obligation to protect confidential or proprietary information from disclosure and will be free to reproduce, transmit, transfer, store, use, process, share, and distribute the Information to others without restriction.

We and/or third-parties may use or disclose Non-Personal Information for any purpose, including but not limited to measure traffic patterns; for own internal purposes; to understand demographics, customer interest, and other trends among users; to provide, improve and modify Services; for content delivery, (interest-based) advertising and analytical purposes; and for promotion and marketing purposes. We do not combine Non-Personal Information with Personally Identifiable Information.

This provision and such information shall survive even after you stop using our Services or after termination of any agreements, terms, etc. between you and us.

4. Use of "cookies" and other similar technologies

4.1. How and why

We, like many companies, use cookies, various identifiers and other tracking technologies on our Service(s), including HTTP cookies, HTML5 and Flash local storage, web beacons/GIFs, embedded scripts and e-tags/cache browsers etc. (All together referred to as trackers henceforth.)

We use both persistent (which remain until you delete them) and session (temporary, like those which remain only until you close your browser) trackers.

On some platforms, along with other trackers we also use identifiers for mobile devices (including Android Advertising ID and Advertising Identifier for iOS), or other first-party and third-party identifiers together.

We also use first-party and third-party trackers. First party trackers are used and controlled by us. Third-party trackers are controlled by third-parties and used mostly for the purpose of advertising and analytics.

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use different kinds of trackers together to:

  • To enhance your experience, for example, by remembering your log-in status and viewing preferences from a previous use of our Service(s), to use when you later return to our Service(s).
  • Collect and Compile data about our Service(s) traffic and interactions in order to offer better service experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
  • Assess the performance of our Service(s), including as part of our analytic practices to improve the content offered through our Service(s).
  • Collect and Compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, ad tracking and other ad service functions as they relate to our Service(s).
  • Deliver content, including ads, relevant to your interests on our Service(s) and third-party sites based on how you interact with our advertisements or content.
  • Tell us information, for example, whether you have visited our Service(s) before or if you are a new visitor and to help us identify the features in which you may have the greatest interest.
  • It may be used to prevent fraudulent activity and improve security.

Opting out: You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You can do this through your browser settings. Since every browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. Please note that if you choose to decline cookies, you may lose some of the functionality associated with our Service(s).

Please note that not all of our Service(s) use all of the trackers or all third party services as described in this document.

By using our Service(s) you agree to the use of cookies and other trackers as described in this document.

4.2. Google and Firebase services

Google

We use Google services in our Services. By using our Service(s) you agree to the policy of Google as mentioned here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

Firebase

Firebase Services are provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Any data collected will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers globally. By using our Service(s) you agree to the policy of Firebase as mentioned here: https://firebase.google.com/support/privacy

We currently use the following firebase services or features:

  • Google Analytics for Firebase
  • Firebase Crash Reporting
  • Firebase Remote Config
  • Firebase Dynamic Links
  • Firebase Hosting

Google Analytics for Firebase helps us understand our users and how they use our apps including information about interactions with the user's mobile applications. Google Analytics for Firebase uses the data to provide analytics and attribution information. The precise information collected can vary by the device and environment. For more information see: https://support.google.com/firebase/answer/6318039. It uses identifiers for advertising on mobile applications (for example, Android Advertising ID and Advertising Identifier for iOS), and we will collect the AAID and AIiOS to understand our users, but users who wish to opt-out of the AAID and AIiOS advertisement tracking and tracking by Google Analytics for Firebase can do so through device advertising settings for mobile apps (See opt out under Ads section).

Firebase Crash Reporting: For Crash Reporting, we collect information necessary to diagnose and resolve problems with mobile applications. It uses Instance IDs to measure number of users impacted by a crash.

Firebase Remote Config uses Instance IDs to select configuration values to return to end-user devices.

Firebase Dynamic Links uses device specs on iOS to open newly-installed apps to a specific page or context. Dynamic Links only stores device specs temporarily, to provide the service.

Firebase Hosting uses IP addresses of incoming requests to detect abuse and provide us with detailed analysis of usage data. Hosting retains IP data for a few months.

4.3. Use for Ads

Ads enables us to provide our Services for free or at low rates.

The advertising networks and/or content providers that deliver ads on our Service(s) may use cookies, various identifiers, trackers, pixels and/or other tracking technology to uniquely distinguish your web browser or device and keep track of information relating to serving ads on your web browser, or mobile app such as the type of ads shown and the pages on which the ads appear. Some of these companies may combine information they collect from our Service(s) with other information they have independently collected relating to your online activities across their network of websites. Mostly such collection of data based on your prior visits to our website or other websites, enables them and their partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to our sites and/or other sites on the Internet (also known as interest-based advertising). These companies collect and use this information under their own privacy policies.

MoPub, a division of Twitter, Inc. and Twitter International Company, provides advertising technology services that allows us to show ads. We use their services to serve you ads. By using our Service(s) you agree to the policy of MoPub as mentioned here: https://www.mopub.com/legal/privacy/. MoPub also integrates technology from its partners Integral Ad Science, Inc. (“IAS”) and Moat, Inc. (“Moat”) in order to support viewability measurement and other proprietary reporting that IAS and Moat provide to their advertiser and publisher clients. By using our Service(s) you agree to the policies of IAS as mentioned here: https://integralads.com/privacy-policy/ and that of Moat as mentioned here: https://moat.com/privacy. At times we or our partners may collect, store, share, process, analyze or disclose IP Addresses, various identifiers, trackers, log data etc. of the users of our Service(s) for various purposes when we or our partners believe that any kind of click fraud, invalid activity, or any other activity which can cause or has the potential to cause any kind of harm to us, our partners or anybody else is going on.

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website. We also use Admob for serving ads on mobile applications. We use Google Analytics’ 3rd-party audience data such as age, gender and interests for better understanding the behavior of our users and work with companies that collect information about your online activities to provide advertising targeted to suit your interests and preferences. For example, you may see certain ads on this website or other websites because we contract with Google and other similar companies to target our ads based on information we or they have collected, including information that was collected through automated means (such as cookies and web beacons). These companies also use automated technologies to collect information when you click on our ads, which helps track and manage the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.

We have implemented the following:

  • Remarketing with Google AdSense
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform Integration

Google Analytics Advertising Features we have implemented:

  • Remarketing with Google Analytics
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
  • Integrated services that require Google Analytics to collect data via advertising cookies and identifiers

Remarketing: In addition to foregoing we may employ 3rd party remarketing services. Remarketing is a way for us to reconnect with users, based upon their past interactions with our website. Third-party marketing vendors may be hired by us to perform remarketing services. As a result, third-party vendors, including Google, may show our ads on sites on the Internet. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to our website.

Opt out

Note that opting out will not stop or reduce the amount of ads you recieve.

For a web browser:

To opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

To Turn off ads personalization for the ads you see on 100+ online ad networks, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

We are not responsible for the effectiveness of any such opt-out options. California residents may be entitled to know the effects of opt-out options under California Business & Professions Code Section 22575(b)(7). The effect of an opt-out, if successful, will be to stop targeted advertising, but it will still allow the collection of usage data for certain purposes (e.g., research, analytics and internal operation purposes for Services).

To see the Google Analytics' currently available opt-outs for the web, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

To opt out of personalized ads in mobile apps:
Android
  1. Open the Google settings app on your device (called Google Settings or Settings, depending on your device)
  2. Scroll down and tap Google
  3. Tap Ads
  4. Switch on Opt out of interest-based ads or Opt out of Ads Personalization
iOS

Devices with iOS use Apple’s Advertising Identifier.

From your iOS home screen:

iOS 6 : Go to Settings -> General -> About -> Advertising

iOS 7+: Go to Settings -> Privacy -> Advertising

Windows Mobile Device

Go to Settings -> Privacy -> Advertising ID

4.4. Analytics

Analytics helps us understand the use of our Service(s) by visitors. We use services provided by third parties including Google for analyzing how users use and interact with our Service(s). Some information collected may be based on user clicks and activities (actions) on our Service(s). Such information may be collected and used by third parties for various purposes like advertising based on users' interest or measuring the effectiveness of ads. We currently use the following analytics tools:

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Because Google Analytics require cookies to function, users who wish to avoid tracking by Google Analytics while on our site may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on the browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Answers

Answers is a mobile app analytics service. By using our Service(s) you agree to the policy of Fabric as mentioned here: https://fabric.io/dpst.pdf and here: https://docs.fabric.io/android/fabric/data-privacy.html. Answers provides us analytics information based on segmented device data. IP addresses are used to provide geolocation information to us. Answers retains Installation UUID data for 90 days and IP addresses are retained temporarily.

Google Analytics for Firebase

See details under Firebase section.

4.5. Other Tools and Services

Crash Reporting

For Crash Reporting, we collect information necessary to diagnose and resolve problems with mobile applications.

We currently use the following crash reporting tools:

Crashlytics provides us crash data associated with specific instances of the app. It collects crash traces and Installation UUID and they are retained for 90 days.

Firebase Crash Reporting: See details under Firebase section.

Integration and Sharing

We merge the information individually obtained from third party tools and services to help us correlate data and we also further share the data with the providers of those third party tools and services.

5. Third-party content and sites

In general, our Service(s) access third party information (such as your Facebook account information) through application interfaces. We may provide links to third-party Web sites, applications, products or services, such as Facebook, as a service to our Users. Our Service(s) may also carry advertisements from other companies. When you click on links of third parties in our Service(s), you may leave our Services.

Occasionally thumbnails and user profiles (including your primary photo) from these Web sites, applications, products or services will be imported onto our Service(s), as is the case if you post a comment that is linked to your Facebook profile. Clicking on such a thumbnail or profile link will take you away from our website to a third-party site (for example, Facebook).

We may also offer links to join us on Facebook, Twitter, or other third-party sites. Some of these third party Web sites, applications, products or services may be co-branded with our name/logo or our affiliated entity's name/logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by us.

This Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy practices of Web sites, applications, products or services operated by third parties, whether they are linked to or otherwise accessible from our Service(s). The inclusion of a link or accessibility of third party Web sites, applications, products or services by us should not be construed as an endorsement, approval, or guarantee of them or the content they offer.

By connecting from our Service(s) to any third-party Web sites, applications, products or services, you agree that we are not responsible for any loss or damage you may suffer as a result of your dealings with the third party, or your use of or reliance on any of that party's content.

6. Assignment, Change Of Control, and Transfer

We may assign, transfer, sublicense or delegate any of our rights and obligations hereunder without consent. If we sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our assets, including the information identified in this privacy policy, in connection with a merger, acquisition, restructuring, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise, all of our rights and obligations under our Privacy Policy are freely assignable by us, and we may transfer your information to any of our affiliates, successor entities, or new owner.

7. Global Operations

You agree to our information practices, including the collection, transmission, transfer, storage, usage, processing, and sharing of your information as described in this Privacy Policy, as well as the transmission, transfer, storage, usage, processing, and sharing of your information to countries globally where we have or use facilities, service providers, or partners, regardless of where you use our Service(s). You acknowledge that the laws, regulations, and standards of the country in which your information is transmitted, transferred, stored, used, processed or shared may be different from those of your own country.

8. Miscellaneous

8.1. Children Protection

Our Service(s) are not directed to children under the age of 13 years old.

8.2. Behavioral tracking

It's important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.

8.3. Do Not Track (DNT)

We don't directly track users, but instead rely on third party tools and services. Accepting DNT signals would have no effect to any tracking services and therefore we do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.

8.4. Law and Protection

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy, we and/or third-parties may collect, use, share, preserve or disclose information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal process, or government request; to protect the rights, property, or safety of any person; to detect, prevent, investigate or address fraud, any illegal activity, security, or technical issues; to enforce our and any other applicable terms and policies, including for investigations of any potential violation(s); or to protect our rights or property.

9. Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy or our privacy practices, or to report any violations of the Policy or abuse of our Services, you may email us at:

legal@techiecomputers.com


Techie Computers

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