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Privacy Policy

Applied Recognition Privacy Statement

Last Update: June 2016
Your privacy is important to us. This privacy statement explains what personal data we collect from you and how we use it. Applied Recognition is committed to protecting your privacy, while providing you with leading edge face recognition applications, services and technologies.

What & Why

We collect and use the following information to provide, improve and protect our Products and Services:
Account. We collect and associate with your account, information like your name and email address. We may use the data to communicate with you, for example, informing you about your account, security updates and product information.

Services

When you use our Services – like Ver-ID Authentication – we do not store, process or transmit your data. Authentication data is stored within your device and not on our Servers. Data from our phototagging products, including FotoBounce, is stored on your devices.

Usage

We collect information from and about the devices you use to access the Services. This includes things like IP addresses, the type of browser and device you use, and identifiers associated with your devices.

Cookies and other technologies

We use technologies like cookies to provide, improve, protect and promote our Services. For example, cookies help us with things like remembering your username for your next visit, understanding how you are interacting with our Services, and improving them based on that information. You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but this may limit your ability to use the Services.

App Stores

For our photo tagging mobile apps, we may link your download of our app from an app store to your app usage activity via Google Analytics (for example) to improve and enhance our products. The data is captured anonymously. This allows us to make decisions related to what features of our app are being used and should be enhanced and what features we can turn off. We don’t track any app store data from our Ver-ID app other than the aggregate download numbers that the app stores share with us.

Demographic data

We may use services like Google Analytics which employ tracking cookies monitor our website traffic to determine certain demographic and interest data from our visitors. This data is collected anonymously and is used to tailor the information, content and features of our website and products to our audience. You can opt out of this data collection via various methods – just search the web using the terms “Google Analytics Opt-out.”
Sharing We may share information as discussed below, but we won’t sell it to advertisers or other third-parties.

Others working for Applied Recognition

Applied Recognition uses certain trusted third parties to help us provide, improve, protect, and promote our Services. These third parties will access your information only to perform tasks on our behalf and in compliance with this Privacy Policy. No personal data is shared with third parties.
Other users. Our  photo tagging Services display information like your name and email address to other users in places like your user profile and sharing notifications. Certain features let you make additional information available to other users.

Law & Order

We may disclose your information to third parties if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with the law; (b) protect any person from death or serious bodily injury; (c) prevent fraud or abuse of Applied Recognition or our users; or (d) protect Applied Recognition’s property rights.

Stewardship of your data is critical to us and a responsibility that we embrace. We believe that our users’ data should receive the same legal protections regardless of whether it’s stored on our services or on their devices. We’ll abide by the following Government Request Principles when receiving, scrutinizing and responding to government requests for our users’ data:

  • Be transparent
  • Fight blanket requests
  • Protect all users
  • Provide trusted services

How

Retention. We’ll retain information you store on our Services for as long as we need it to provide you the Services. If you delete your account, we’ll also delete this information. But please note: (1) there might be some latency in deleting this information from our servers and back-up storage; and (2) we may retain this information if necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce our agreements.

Where

Around the world. To provide you with the photo tagging Services, we may store, process and transmit information in locations around the world – including those outside your country. Information may also be stored locally on the devices you use to access the Services.

Safe Harbor. Applied Recognition complies with the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Safe Harbor (“Safe Harbor”) frameworks and principles. You can learn more about Safe Harbor by visiting http://export.gov/safeharbor.

Changes

If we are involved in a reorganization, merger, acquisition or sale of our assets, your information may be transferred as part of that deal. We will notify you (for example, via a message to the email address associated with your account) of any such deal and outline your choices in that event.

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time, and will post the most current version on our website. If a revision meaningfully reduces your rights, we will notify you.

Contact

If you have questions about this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mail at info@appliedrec.com.