Last Updated: October 30, 2023
Our Privacy Principles
- You control how much of your information you share with us. To sync your email inbox or calendar with our app, we ask for your permission to grant us access to your data.
- We will delete your data if you ask us to. We store the data we query from the content you upload to our servers, but we will delete this information upon your request.
- We do not train our algorithms with the content you provide, or share your content with other Dot users. We only use the data you upload to provide our services back to you.
- We do not advertise or market to you using the content you upload. We monetize our services by offering subscriptions to our users, not by selling your information.
Personal Information We Collect
Information you provide through the app
- Contact details, including your ﬁrst and last name and email address.
- Account information, such as your account credentials and other information used to administer your account, include the services you have purchased or may be interested in.
- Content you upload, such the images, videos, audio clips, text, and ﬁles you choose to upload. Dot will search through the content you upload to identify the information that is most important to you.
- Geolocation information, that you provide for us to share real-time recommendations based on your location with you.
- Payment information needed to complete your purchase of an app subscription (including name, payment card information, billing information). Payment information is processed by Stripe, our third-party payment processor, and we do not store payment card numbers.
- Usage information, such as data about how you use the app and interact with us, including metadata associated with any content you upload to the app or otherwise submit to us.
- Communications that we exchange with you, including when you contact us with questions, feedback, or otherwise.
- Marketing information, such as your preferences for receiving communications about our services and publications, and details about how you engage with our communications.
Third party sources. We may combine personal information we receive from you with personal information we obtain from other sources, such as:
- Social media platforms. If you access our services through a social networking site or a third-party login service, we may collect information about you from that third party that you have made available via your privacy settings.
Automatic data collection
How We Use Personal Information
We use personal information for the following purposes:
To provide our services. We use personal information to operate, maintain, and provide you with our services. Except where consent is required, we use personal information to perform our contractual obligations under our terms of service. Where we seek your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time.
To communicate about our services. It is in our legitimate business interests to use personal information to respond to your requests, provide customer support, and communicate with you about our services, including by sending announcements, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages.
To improve, monitor, personalize, and protect our services. It is in our legitimate business interests to improve and keep our services safe for our users, which includes:
- understanding your needs and interests, and personalizing your experience with the services and our communications;
- troubleshooting, testing and research and to keep the services secure; and
- investigating and protecting against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized or illegal activity.
For research and development. We may use personal information for research and development purposes in our legitimate business interests, including to analyze and improve the services and our business. As part of these activities, we may create or use aggregated, de-identiﬁed or other anonymized data from personal information we collect. We make personal information into anonymized data by removing information that makes the data personally identiﬁable to you. We may use this anonymized data and share it with third parties for our lawful business purposes, including to analyze and improve the services and promote our business.
For direct marketing. We may send you direct marketing communications as permitted by law, including by email. You may opt-out of our marketing communications as described in the Opt out of direct marketing communications section below. Except where consent is required, we undertake such marketing on the basis of our legitimate business interests. Where we seek your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time.
For compliance and protection. We may use personal information to comply with legal obligations, and to defend us against legal claims or disputes, including to:
- protect our, your or others’ rights, privacy, safety or property (including by making and defending legal claims);
- audit our internal processes for compliance with legal and contractual requirements and internal policies;
- enforce the terms and conditions that govern the services;
- prevent, identify, investigate and deter fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity, including cyberattacks and identity theft; and
- comply with applicable laws, lawful requests and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities.
How We Disclose Personal Information
We do not sell personal information. We may disclose personal information to:
Service providers, that provide services on our behalf or help us operate our services or our business (such as hosting, communications, data and cyber security, billing and payment processing, fraud and bias detection, investigation and prevention, web and mobile analytics, and email and communication distribution and monitoring).
Third-party AI providers, such as OpenAI, that we use to help support our AI-powered assistant. We require these providers to use your information only for the purpose of facilitating our AI-powered tool, and we do not allow these providers to train their AI models using your personal information.
Professional advisors, such as lawyers, auditors, bankers and insurers, where necessary in the course of the professional services that they render to us.
Law enforcement, government authorities, and private parties, as we believe in good faith to be necessary or appropriate, for the compliance and protection purposes described above.
Acquirers and other relevant participants in business transactions (or negotiations for such transactions) involving a corporate divestiture, merger, consolidation, acquisition, reorganization, sale or other disposition of all or any portion of the business or assets of, or equity interests in, Foobarbaz, Inc. or our afﬁliates (including, in connection with a bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
Privacy Rights and Choices
Opt out of direct marketing communications. You may opt out of marketing-related communications by following the opt-out or unsubscribe instructions contained in the marketing communication we send you. You may continue to receive service-related and other non-marketing communications.
Opt out of location tracking. You may allow or disallow Dot to collect geolocation data by enabling or disabling location services on your device.
Opt out of push notiﬁcations. If you opt in to receive push notiﬁcations within the app, we may send push notiﬁcations or alerts to your mobile device from time to time. You can deactivate push notiﬁcations and alerts at any time by changing your device settings, changing the push notiﬁcation settings within the application, or deleting the app.
Privacy rights requests. We also offer you choices that affect how we handle the personal information that we control. Depending on your location and the nature of your interactions with our services, you may request the following in relation to personal information:
- Access to a copy of the personal information that we have collected about you. Where applicable, we will provide the information in a portable, machine-readable, readily usable format.
- Correction of personal information that is inaccurate or out of date.
- Deletion of personal information that we no longer need to provide the services or for other lawful purposes.
- Additional rights, such as to object to and request that we restrict our use of personal information.
- Appeal our denial of your privacy request by contacting us as set out below.
To make a request, please email us or write to us as provided in the How to Contact Us section below. We may ask for speciﬁc information from you to help us conﬁrm your identity. Depending on where you reside, you may be entitled to empower an “authorized agent” to submit requests on your behalf. We will require authorized agents to conﬁrm their identity and authority, in accordance with applicable laws. You are entitled to exercise the rights described above free from discrimination.
Limits on your privacy rights and choices. In some instances, your choices may be limited, such as where fulﬁlling your request would impair the rights of others, our ability to provide a service you have requested, or our ability to comply with our legal obligations and enforce our legal rights. If you are not satisﬁed with how we address your request, you may submit a complaint by contacting us as provided in the How to Contact Us section below. Depending on where you reside, such as if you reside in the European Economic Area or United Kingdom, you may have the right to complain to a data protection regulator where you live or work, or where you feel a violation has occurred.
International Data Transfers
You provide personal information directly to us in the United States. We may also transfer personal information to our afﬁliates and service providers in the United States and other jurisdictions. Please note that such jurisdictions may not provide the same protections as the data protection laws in your home country.
When we engage in cross-border data transfers, we will ensure that relevant safeguards are in place to afford adequate protection for personal information and we will comply with applicable data protection laws, in particular by relying on an EU Commission or UK government adequacy decision or on contractual protections for the transfer of personal information. For more information about how we transfer personal information internationally, please contact us as set out in the How to Contact Us section below.
Retention of Personal Information
Where required under applicable laws, we retain personal information only for as long as is necessary to fulﬁll the purposes for which it was collected and processed, in accordance with our retention policies, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulatory obligations or until you withdraw your consent (where applicable).
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of personal information, the purposes for which we use personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
Other Sites and Services
We employ a number of technical, organizational and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information we collect. However, no security measures are failsafe and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.
Our services are not intended for use by children under 16 years of age. If we learn that we have collected personal information through our services from a child under 16 without the consent of the child’s parent or guardian as required by law, we will delete it.
How to Contact Us
Contact us. If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, our privacy practices, or if you would like to exercise your rights with respect to your personal information, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at:
251 Little Falls Drive
Wilmington, DE 19808