Last Revised: 17 July, 2017
We may change this Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the Policy and, in some cases (such as for material changes), we will provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our websites' homepages or sending you a notification) and/or obtain your consent or the consent of a parent or legal guardian. We encourage you to review the Policy whenever you access the Service to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.
Privacy Practices for Children Under 13
What Information Do We Collect?
We collect information you directly provide to us, such as when you send us an email, fill out a form, provide or request information, or otherwise submit information to or through the Service. Such information may include personal information such as your name, email, and telephone number. Please see the "Audio Capture" section below for information on how audio is captured when you use the Service.
When the Service is being used, some information is also automatically collected. For example, we may automatically collect certain information such as device model and name, operating system and version, the browser type, mobile network information, preferred language, time zone, and activity on the Service. We may also automatically collect certain logistical information in server logs, including information about how various features of our service are used and information about the number, frequency and length of each session. We treat this information as personal information under this Policy if we use it to identify a user over time or across online services. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only and it is not treated as personal information under this Policy.
On our web site, we may also automatically collect certain information through the use of "cookies." Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive at the request of a website. Among other things, cookies help us improve our Service and the experience of our users. If we link cookies to any personally identifying information, we will treat this information as personal information. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser manufacturer to learn about these functions. However, if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect certain features of the Service. We may use Web beacons or similar technology in connection with the Service. Web beacons are small, invisible graphic images that may be used in the Service or in emails relating to the Service to collect certain information and monitor user activity on the Service, such as to count visits, understand usage and effectiveness and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.
The Service involves characters that interact with you and your children, and when users interact with MyBuddy.ai, we may capture audio recordings of such interactions. We use these recordings for limited purposes, such as to provide the Service and for research and development to improve our Service. Please see "How Do We Use the Personal Information We Collect?" for more information on how this information is used by MyBuddy.ai and "What Information Do We Share With Third Parties?" for information on how this information may be shared with third parties.
How Do We Use the Personal Information We Collect?
We use personal information collected through our Service for the purposes described in this Policy or as specifically described in the Service. For example, we may use personal information we collect:
- to provide and maintain the Service and to process and complete any transactions in connection therewith;
- respond to your communications and requests, provide customer service, request feedback, and otherwise contact you about your use of the Service;
- to monitor and analyze usage and trends and demographic information, and to personalize and improve the Service, our technology and our users' experiences;
- to provide you with news and information about our events, activities, offers, promotions, products, and services we think will be of interest to you (with your consent where prior consent is required by applicable law);
- to send you confirmations, updates, notifications, product announcements, security alerts, and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, the Service;
- to notify you about important changes to our Service and our terms and policies;
- to develop, test or improve speech recognition technology and artificial intelligence algorithms and for other research and development or data analysis purposes; and
- for any other purpose for which the information was collected, as identified at the time of collection.
We use the audio recordings that are captured when you use the Service (the "Recordings") only for limited purposes. We may use, process, transcribe, convert and review the Recordings in order to provide, maintain, test, and analyze the functioning of the Service, to develop, test or improve speech recognition technology and artificial intelligence algorithms, and for other research and development purposes. We do not use the content of the Recordings to contact children or for advertising purposes.
We may store and process personal information in the United States and other countries.
What Information Do We Share With Third Parties?
We will not share the personal information we collect through the Service with third parties, except as described in this Policy. For example, we may share personal information as follows:
- with vendors, consultants, and other service providers ("Service Providers") who need access to such information to carry out their work for us, such as vendors who assist us in providing the Service, in developing, testing and improving speech recognition technology and artificial intelligence algorithms or in conducting research and development;
- when you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you in connection with the Service that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information;
- in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition, or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the business assets of MyBuddy.ai.
We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not identify you. For example, we may share aggregate information about users' activities on our Service that do not contain any personal information with parties we partner with, such as Mattel.
We may share Recordings with Service Providers who assist us in providing the Service, developing, testing and improving speech recognition technology and artificial intelligence algorithms, or otherwise conducting research and development. For example, for our Services that use the Apple Speech Framework API to provide voice recognition services, Recordings and other performance data associated with the speech functionality will be sent to Apple, as our Service Provider. We may also share transcripts and feature extracted data that are created from Recordings, but which no longer contain a child's real voice, with Service Providers or other third parties for their use in providing the Service and in developing, testing and improving speech recognition technology and artificial intelligence algorithms and for research and development purposes. These Service Providers are not authorized to use the Recordings or their content to contact or advertise to users of the Service.
Analytics and Advertising Services
We may use third parties to provide analytics services. We may use, and allow these third parties to use, cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Services, including pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked, conversion information and other end user traffic data. This information may be used by MyBuddy.ai and others to, among other things, analyze data, maintain and analyze the functioning of the Service (including to determine the popularity of certain content and better understand the use of the Service). This information will not be used for any behavioral advertising.
What Steps Do We Take To Protect Your Information Online?
We take reasonable measures to protect personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission that can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.
Questions or Concerns?
If you have any questions about this Policy or any concerns about your privacy, please email us at email@example.com
or contact us at:
AI Buddy, Inc.
21515 Hawthorne Blvd Ste 450
Torrance, California 90503, United States
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AI Buddy, Inc.
21515 Hawthorne Blvd Ste 450
Torrance, California 90503, United States
What personal information do we collect from children?
The Service involves characters that interact with you and your children, and Recordings of children under 13 may be automatically captured when children interact with the Service depending upon the particular application being used. In addition, as we do not control what children say when interacting with MyBuddy.ai, it is possible for children to provide additional personal information in connection with such interactions, which may be captured in Recordings. In such event, it is our policy to delete such information where we become aware of it and we contractually require our Service Providers to do the same.
How do we use personal information collected from children?
We may use, store, process, convert, transcribe and review Recordings in order to provide, maintain, and analyze the functioning of the Service, to develop, test or improve speech recognition technology and artificial intelligence algorithms, and for other research and development and data analysis purposes. We do not use the Recordings or their content, including any personal information that may be captured therein, to contact children or to advertise to them.
Disclosure practices regarding personal information obtained from children
We may share Recordings and other personal information with Service Providers who assist us in providing, testing, and maintaining the Service, developing, testing and improving speech recognition technology and artificial intelligence algorithms, or conducting research and development or who otherwise provide support for the internal operations of the Service. Such Service Providers are not authorized to use any personal information they receive from us for their own purposes (i.e. for purposes not related to providing, maintaining, testing, developing or improving the services and technology being provided to MyBuddy.ai). We may, however, share transcripts and feature extracted data that are created from the Recordings, but which no longer contain a child's real voice, with Service Providers or other third parties, which they may use for their own research and development purposes, including developing, testing and improving speech recognition technology and artificial intelligence algorithms not related to the services or technology being provided to MyBuddy.ai. In no event will these Service Providers or other third parties be authorized to use any Recordings, feature extracted data, transcripts or any content contained therein to contact or advertise to children.