Privacy Policy

Last Revised: 17 July, 2017

This privacy policy ("Policy") explains how personal information is collected, used, and disclosed by AI Buddy, Inc., a Delaware corporation, dba MyBuddy.ai ("MyBuddy.ai" "we," or "us") in connection with your use of the applications, web sites, and online services of MyBuddy.ai which link to this Policy (collectively the "Service") so you can make an informed decision about using the Service or allowing others to use the Service. By using any Service, you consent to MyBuddy.ai's collection, use and/or disclosure of your personal information as described in this Policy. By allowing other people to use the Service via your account, you are confirming that you have the right to consent on their behalf to MyBuddy.ai's collection, use and disclosure of their personal information as described below.

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

The Service is intended for families and users of all ages. This may include children under 13, and we recognize the need to provide additional privacy protections for such children who use the Service. Therefore, with respect to children under 13, our privacy practices are set forth below in our Children's Privacy Policy section. This Children's Privacy Policy will control over any conflicting provisions in our general Privacy Policy.



What Information Do We Collect?



Active Collection

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.



Passive Collection

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.



Audio Capture

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;
  • when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to (a) comply with any law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders; or (b) protect the rights, property, or safety of MyBuddy.ai, our users, our employees, copyright owners, third parties or the public, to enforce or apply this Policy, our Terms of Use, or our other policies or agreements; and
  • 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.



International Users

MyBuddy.ai is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Service or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries. If information is shared in accordance with this privacy policy, it may be disclosed to overseas recipients located in or outside of the European Economic Area, including countries that do not have laws that protect personal information in the same manner as countries within the European Economic Area.



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 buddy@mybuddy.ai or contact us at:

AI Buddy, Inc.

21515 Hawthorne Blvd Ste 450

Torrance, California 90503, United States

Tel. +14158320528



Children's Privacy Policy

This Children's Privacy Policy applies to children's use of any applications, web sites, and online services of MyBuddy.ai which link to this Children's Privacy Policy (collectively the "Service"). The Service is intended for families and users of all ages. Use of the Service may involve the collection of audio recordings containing the voices of children under 13 (collectively the "Recordings"), which Recordings constitute personal information under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"). This Children's Privacy Policy will control over any conflicting provisions in our general Privacy Policy as set forth above. All references to "children" or "child" in this Children's Privacy Policy shall mean children under 13 years of age, and all references to the term "parent" shall include legal guardians.



Who should you contact with questions or concerns about our Children's Privacy Policy or privacy issues regarding children?

The operator of this service is AI Buddy, Inc., If you have questions, comments or concerns about privacy issues or our Children's Privacy Policy, please send us an e-mail at buddy@mybuddy.ai or contact us at:

AI Buddy, Inc.

21515 Hawthorne Blvd Ste 450

Torrance, California 90503, United States

Tel. +14158320528



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.