Petkit Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy will take effect on Jul 01, 2018. We have revamped the Privacy Policy front and back so that from this date onwards, this Privacy Policy will be able to provide details about how we manage the personal information you disclose when using Petkit products and services.
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with our privacy policy, and let us know if you have any questions.

Our promise

This Privacy Policy describes how Petkit Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "Petkit " , "we" or "us") collect, use, disclose, process, andprotect the information you provide to us through the Petkit app when using our products or services. If we ask you to provide certain information in order to verify your identity when using Petkit products or services, we will use this information in strict accordance with this Privacy Policy and/or our User Terms and Conditions.
This Privacy Policy was developed with full consideration of your needs taken into account. It is important that you fully understand our personal data collection and usage practicesas well as full confidence that ultimately, you have control of any personal information provided to Petkit.
In this Privacy Policy, "personal information" means information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify an individual, either from that information alone or from that information combined with other information Petkit has access about that individual. Such personal information may include but not limit to the information you provide to us or upload, and , device information.
By using Petkit products and services or other acting permitted by the applicable laws, you are deemed to have read, acknowledged and accepted all the provisions stated here in this Privacy Policy, including any changes we make from time to time. In order to comply with applicable laws, e.g. General Data Protection Re-gulation in Europe Union, we will specifically seek prior explicit consent to the particular processing (e.g. auto-mated individual decisionmaking) of special categories of personal data. Furthermore, we are committed to protecting the privacy, confidentiality and security of your personal information by complying with applicable laws, and we are equally committed to ensuring that all our employees and agents uphold these obligations.
Ultimately, what we want is the best for all our users. If you have any questions about the data processing practices summarized in this Privacy Policy, please contact service@petkit.com so that we can best see to your needs.We will be happy to address them directly.

What information is collected, and how we use it Types of information collected?

Types of information collected

In order to provide our services to you we will ask you for personal information that is necessary for us to successfully provide those services. If you do not provide us with this personal information, we may not be able to provide our products or services to you.
We will only collect the information that is necessary for its specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes. We may collect the following types of information (which may or may not be personal information):
1.Information you provide to us or upload: Petkit account information (e.g. your security related information, name, birthday, gender), or data you may sync with the device you use to access the Petkit portal, information used to create your account or related to your account setup on the Petkit portal, devices you add or information that you send, and feedback.
2.Information related to the handheld device terminal or your SIM card :we may collect information related to the operation of the Petkit handheld device terminal.For example,SDK/API/JS code version, browser, Internet service provider, IP address, platform, timestamp, application identifier, application version, application distribution channel, independent deice identifier, iOS ad identifier (IDFA), Android ad master identifier, network card (MAC) address, and international mobile device identification code (IMEI) The equipment model, the terminal manufacturer, the terminal device operating system version, the session start / stop time, the location of the language, the time zone and the network state (WiFi and so on).
3.Location information (only for specific services/functionalities): various types of information on your location. For example, region, country code, city code, mobile network code,mobile country code, cell identity, district name, longitude and latitude information, time zone settings, language settings.
4.Log information : information related to your use of certain functions, apps and websites. For example, cookies and other anonymous identifier technologies, IP address, network request information, temporary messaging history, standard system logs, and crash information.
5.Other information : environmental characteristics value (ECV) (i.e. value generated from Petkit Account ID, phone device ID, connected Wi-Fi ID and location value).
6.Account credentials : information related to your account credentials. For example, password, associated mailbox.etc.

How this personal information can be used

Personal information is collected for providing services and / or products to you, and legal compliance on our part under applicable laws. You hereby consent that we may process and disclose personal information to our affiliated companies (which are in the communications, social media, technology and cloud businesses), Third Party Service Providers (defined below) for the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy.

We may use personal information for the following purposes:

1.Providing, processing, maintaining, improving, and developing our goods and/or services to you, and services provided through your device or by Petkit.
2.Communication with you about your device, service, or any general queries, such as updates, device firmware/software updates, customer support, related information, and notices)
3.Conducting marketing related activities, such as providing marketing and promotional materials and updates. For more information on marketing and promotional activities, please refer to the Direct Marketing section below.
4.Analyzing and developing statistical on use of our products and services to better improve our products and services.
5.Storing and maintaining about you for our business operations or legal obligations.
6.Providing local services without communicating with our servers.

Here are more details on how we use your information (which may include personal information):

1.Setting up your Petkit Account.:Personal information collected when creating a Petkit Account or through our mobile devices is used for creating the personal Petkit Account and profile page for the user.
2.Providing location-based services.:When using Petkit and accessing Petkit devices, we may use information about your location to determine the time zone of the device. This will ensure that the device accurately displays the correct time and login service area. It will also optimize user experience by providing services such as advance activation of the corresponding device at a time set by the user. You can turn off this feature at any time by going to device settings or by discontinuing your use of this application.
3.Accessing devices:The authenticity of devices that are operated through the app must be verified. We therefore need to confirm the legal identity of the device by consulting the factory MAC and DID information. In addition, in order to connect the device to the network, it will need to be configured through the app. During configuration, you must enter the corresponding Wi-Fi name and password. This information will only be used to connect the device to the network. The Wi-Fi and password data you enter will be encrypted and stored locally on your device; it will not be uploaded to the server. In addition, you can access the device and delete this information at any time. We also need to analyze the device's IP and network signal in order to determine the optimal network connection method. This will ensure the stability of the device network.
4.Display of device status:This allows you to view the status of the device remotely that you can check at any time whether or not the device is running.
5.Setting up automated tasks:The event information reported by your device (this information comes from the device you have added. The specific information that can be set depends on the scope of your privacy authorization for the device. Every added device will provide the Privacy Policy terms for the provider of that device, which you may then choose to agree with) can be used to create your own, personalized automated tasks.
6.Providing push services:Account numbers and IMEI Numbers will also be used for the Petkit push service, which sends device notifications to the user.
7.Verification of user identity:Petkit uses EVC to verify user identities and ensure that hackers or other unverified persons are unable to log in.
8.Collecting user feedback:The feedback you choose to provide is extremely valuable, as it helps us improve the services provided by Petkit. In order to track your feedback, Petkit may use the personal information you provide to contact you and to keep records.
9.Sending notifications:We may occasionally use your personal information to send important notifications, for example, notifications about the status of device malfunctions; your customized device push notifications (which depend on what additional equipment you have purchased); and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.

With whom we share your information?

We do not sell any personal information to third parties.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties (as defined below) in order to provide products or services that you have requested.we also share personal data with vendors or agents working on our behalf for the purposes described in this privacy policy. For example, companies we've hired to provide data analytical services may need collect and access to personal data to provide those functions. In such cases, these companies must abide by our data privacy and security requirements.
In any of the various situations described at the end of the section, you can rest assured that Petkit will only share the personal information in accordance with your consent. Your consent to Petkit will engage sub-processors for the processing of your personal information. Please understand that if, in any of the situations described below, Petkit shares your information with a third-party service provider, Petkit will contractually specify that the third party is subject to practices and obligations to comply with applicable local data protection laws. Petkit will contractually ensure compliance by any Third Party Service Providers with the privacy standards that apply to them in your home jurisdiction.

Sharing with our group and third-party service provider

In order to operate successfully and provide you with the full functionality of our products and services, We may disclose your personal information to other Petkit affiliated companies(these may include communications, social media, technology, or cloud services) or our third-party service providers (our mailing centers, delivery services providers, telecommunications companies, data centers, data storage facilities, customer service providers, advertising and promotional service providers, and agents representing Petkit) affiliated companies and/or other third parties. Such third-party service providers may process your personal information on Petkit's behalf or for one or more of the purposes listed above.. When using certain mobile applications on our devices, we may share your IP address with third parties in order to provide you with some of the services you requested. If you would no longer wish to allow us to share this information, please contact us by sending an email to service@petkit.com.

Information not requiring consent

We may share anonymized information in aggregate form with third parties (such as advertisers on our website) for commercial purposes. We may share trends in common usage of our services, for example, the number of customers in a particular group who purchase certain products or engage in certain transactions.
For the avoidance of doubt, Petkit may collect, use, or disclose your personal information without your consent if it is and only to the extent it is allowed explicitly under local data protection laws (to, for example, comply with a subpoena). We may also disclose your information without your consent if we believe in good faith that it must be disclosed in order to protect our rights, your safety, or the safety of others; investigate fraud; or respond to government requests.

Security commitment

Petkit's security measures

1.We are committed to keeping your personal information secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, or other similar risks, we havewe have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information We collect from you during your use of the Petkit app. We will take all appropriate measures to protect your personal information.For example, When you send information to our home server from your Petkit device or receive information through the same channel, we make sure that it is encrypted using a number of protocols including Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
2.All of your personal information is stored on secure servers and protected in controlled facilities. We classify your data based on importance and sensitivity, and we guarantee that your personal information is always protected by the highest level of security. We also guarantee that employees and third-party service providers who provide products and services to you by accessing this information will be held under strict contractual confidentiality obligationsand may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet such obligations. Similarly, we have special access control measures for cloud-based data storage. In summary, we regularly review our information collection, storage, and processing practices, including physical security measures taken in order to prevent any unauthorized access and use.
We will take all feasible steps to protect your personal information. However, you should be aware that the use of the Internet is not always secure, and therefore we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information when it is transmitted in both directions over the Internet.
3.We will take all practicable steps to protect your personal information. You should, however, be aware that the use of the Internet is not entirely secure, and for this reason. Because of this, we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information which is transferred from you or to you via the Internet.
We will take upon the personal data breach, notifying the breach to relevant supervisory authority or under some circumstances, notifying the personal data breach to the data subjects by complying with applicable laws, including your local data protection legislation.

What you can do

1.You can play your part in safeguarding your personal information by not disclosing your login password or account information to anybody unless such person is duly authorized by you. When you log into Petkit as a Petkit account user, no matter when, and especially if you are using another person's computer or a public Internet portal, you should always log out at the end of the session.
2.Petkit cannot be held responsible for lapses in security caused by third party accesses to your personal information as a result of your failure to keep your personal information private . Notwithstanding the foregoing, you must immediately notify us if any online users access your account without permission or if any other security breaches occur.
Your assistance will help us better protect your personal information.

Retention policy

We retain information we collect about you as long as it is still needed for the purposes we obtained it or as long as it is needed to comply with applicable legal requirements or permissions. We shall cease to retain personal information, or remove the means by which the personal information can be associated with particular individuals, as soon as it is reasonable to assume that the purpose for which that personal information was collected is no longer being served by retention of the personal information. If further processing is for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes according to the applicable laws, the data can be further retained by Petkit even if the further processing is incompatible with original purposes.

Accessing other features on your device

Our application may need to access certain features on your device, for example, Wi-Fi network status. This information is necessary for these applications to be able to run on your device and for you to be able to interact with them. You can close the application on your device at any time, or you can contact us at service@petkit.com to revoke your consent.

Your Right

1.Turn on or turn off the user experience planning and location access features;
2.Log into or log out of your Petkit account;
3.Access , update, correct, erase or restrict processing;If you previously agreed to let us use your personal information for the purposes described above, you can change your decision at any time by writing us a letter or sending an email to service@petkit.com.Access , update, correct, erase or restrict processing your persona information
4.If you are a Europe Union user under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):
you have the right to obtain from us the erasure of your personal information. We shall consider the grounds regarding your erasure request and take reasonable steps, including technical measures, if the grounds apply to GDPR.
you have the right to obtain from us the restriction of processing your personal information. We shall consider the grounds regarding your restriction request. If the grounds apply to GDPR, we shall only process your personal information under applicable circumstances in GDPR and inform you before the restriction of processing is lifted.
you have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.
a structured, commonly used format and transmit the information to another data controller.
Petkit Account can be accessed or changed by using your device to log into your account.
5.Withdrawal of consent:You can submit a request by sending an email to service@petkit.com, in which you can request to withdraw your consent for us to collect, use and/or disclose any of your personal information that we hold or control. We will process your submission within a reasonable amount time, after which, we will abide by your request and no longer collect, use, and/or disclose your personal information.Please recognize that your withdrawal of consent may result in some legal consequences. Depending on the extent of your withdrawal of consent for us to process your personal information, it may mean that you will not be able to enjoy Petkit comproducts or services.
6.Transfer of personal information outside of your jurisdiction:To the extent that we need to transfer personal information outside your jurisdiction, whether it is transferred to our affiliates (these may include communications, social media, technology, or cloud services) or to third-party service providers,we shall do so in accordance with the applicable laws. In particular, in order to ensure that all such transfers comply with applicable local data protection law, we will implement appropriate security safeguards. You will have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards taken by petkit for this transfer of your personal information. For example, if you choose to use other third-party services available for this product or service (such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, etc.), those third parties may be able to read information about you, information about you may also be transferred to a third-party server outside of your jurisdiction, and you agree to this kind of transfer.Petkit is a China-headquartered company operating globally.As such, complying with applicable laws, We may also transfer your personal data to our third party service providers, who may be located in a country or area outside the area of the European Economic Area (EEA).Whenever Petkit shares personal data originating in the EEA with a third party which may or may not be a Petkit entity outside the EEA, we will do so on the basis of EU standard contractual clauses or any other safeguards provided for in the GDPR. For example, if you choose to use other third-party services available for this product or service (such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, etc.), those third parties may be able to read information about you, information about you may also be transferred to a third-party server outside of your jurisdiction, and you agree to this kind of transfer.

Miscellaneous

Privacy Policy updates

We periodically review our Privacy Policy, and we may update it to reflect changes in our information practices. If we make a substantial change to this Privacy Policy, We will notify you by email (using the email address specified in your account), by releasing a notice in the Petkit app, or by contacting you via your mobile device. This will allow you to understand what information we collect and how we use it. These kinds of changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective starting on the date specified in the notice or on the website. We recommend that you visit this page regularly for the latest information on our privacy practices. Your continued use of products and of website, cell phone and/or any other device-based services will be deemed as your acceptance of the updated Privacy Policy. If we collect additional personal information from you, or if We wish to use or reveal your personal information for a new purpose, We will once again seek your consent.

Do I have to agree to all terms and conditions of third parties?

Our Privacy Policy does not apply to products and services provided by third parties. Petkit Products and services may include third party products and services, as well as links to third-party websites. When you use these products or services, they may also collect your information. Because of this, we strongly urge you to spend time reading the privacy policies of these third parties, just as you have read ours. We do not take any responsibility for the way in which third parties use the personal information they collect from you, nor do we have any control over how they use it. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to other websites whose links can be accessed through our services.

Social media (features) and gadgets

Our app contains some social media features, like "share" buttons. These features may record your IP address and the pages that you have browsed on our site. They may also set cookies that enable functionality and operation. Any interaction that you have with these features is subject to the individual company's Privacy Policy.

Contact us

If you have any questions or feedback regarding this Privacy Policy, or if you have any questions regarding Petkit's collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information, please contact us at service@petkit.com.

Thank you for taking the time to familiarize yourself with our Privacy Policy!

What's new to you?

We have made several major edits throughout the Privacy Policy as following:
By complying with GDPR and providing better data privacy protection, we updated the relevant content about users' rights under GDPR, and how we process the personal information for Europe Union users. We also described our data privacy management method additionally.