PurpleAir Privacy Policy

(Last Updated June 1, 2017)

In order for PurpleAir to provide services and specifically the PurpleAir services outlined in the Terms of Service including but not limited to the websites, www.purpleair.org; map.purpleair.org; www.purpleair.com; map.purpleair.com and family of websites and or blogs owned by PurpleAir, we may store, collect, and process various forms of information. This site in its entirety is owned by Adrionics, LLC doing business as “PurpleAir.” PurpleAir ("PurpleAir," "we" or "us") provides an online service. The terms "you" and "user" means all individuals and entities that access the Service.

This Privacy Policy describes how we use Personal Information (defined below) that we collect from you as part of you using our service. This Privacy Policy also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your Personal and how you can access and update this information, and what information you provide that we will retain even if you decide to delete the App or stop using the Service. Our Privacy Policy is not a contract, and it does not create any legal rights or obligations.

You should also read our Terms of Service, available at www.purpleair.com/terms which contains important information about the scope and nature of the Service, and the rules that apply to your use of our Service. All capitalized terms used in this Privacy Policy that are not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meaning given to them in the Terms of Service for PurpleAir.

Your use of the Service indicates that you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information and other information as described in this Privacy Policy and the PurpleAir Terms. If you do not consent to the use of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy or do not agree to the Terms of Service, do not use the Service.

Types of Information We Collect

A. Personal Information. In order to access and utilize the PurpleAir services, one is required to become a registered user. As part of the registration process, one is required to provide the following: (1) name; (2) email address; (3) user name; (5) password; (6) phone number; and (7) log in credentials from third party providers including Google. All registration information provided to us must comply with the PurpleAir Terms of Use Agreement.

As part of the user experience, you may also exchange information with us that would be part of the personal information we collect. Examples include but are not limited to the following: (1) information provided when you download or use applications from us; (2) information you enter into our system and post as part of using our services (e.g. photos, videos, comments, voice recordings and other multimedia communication materials); (3) information you provide to us when contacting us for help; (4) profile information you provide for your personal user profile (e.g. age, first and last name, picture, image or likeness, phone number, etc.); and (5) data accumulated via our air sensors.

1. Specific Use of Personal Information. The information we collect allows us to provide you with a relevant user experience as well as a mechanism to keep you informed on PurpleAir’s latest product announcements, software updates, and promotional information. If you so desire, you can remove yourself from our mailing list by opting out by updating your profile preferences. In order to receive the benefits of the Services offered, your email address is shared with our third party providers and you shall comply with their sensor registration requirements. However, you may opt out of uploading data to our third-party providers by updating your sensor preferences.

Other uses of personal information may be for validating a user account, fraud prevention, or other data safety precautions PurpleAir may elect to implement. Additionally, we may use personal information for our internal purposes such as data analysis, auditing, and research to improve our services to you.

B. Non-Personal Information. PurpleAir collects information that in and of itself does not permit direct association with any specific person. In the case of non-personal information PurpleAir has the right to collect, transfer, use, and disclose this information for any purpose. Examples of non-personal information and its intended use:

1. Device related information. We may collect information such as the user device identifier (IDFA), type of mobile device, IP address of your mobile device, mobile operating system, and type of mobile Internet browsers. The device identifier itself may deliver the information to us directly or we may obtain this information via a third party partner and/or affiliate. We use the information for the express purpose of better understanding customer behavior and improving our products and services.

2. User activity with our services. We may collect and store details on how you interact with our services. This may help us improve our service offerings and to provide a better user experience.

3. Metadata. Metadata is unique technical data that is generally associated with User Content. Metadata allows one to make their User Content more searchable when interacting with our Service. An example of metadata would be a hashtag or some form of geotag that would allow others to more readily find your submitted content and/or its given location.

  1. Location Based Information. Use of the PurpleAir services, permits us to collect precise information about the location of your particular device. Location may include but is not limited to background location information between Users. We may use your location information to provide requested location services and to allow tagging of files. You may opt out by changing your geo-location settings consistent with your device protocol. 

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

"Cookies" are small data files that are sent to your web browser when you access a website, and the files stored on your device's hard drive. We use "session" cookies to keep you logged in while you use the Site, to track your preferences and to track trends and monitor usage and web traffic information on the Site. These are erased when you close your browser. We use "persistent" cookies to relate your use of our Service to other information about you and store information about your preferences to make your user experience consistent and customized. For example, we may create a persistent cookie that includes some basic information about you, like your favorite website locations and whether customer support responded to your inquiry. These cookies stay on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire and associate your information with your account even if you are logged out.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your settings on the browser settings to refuse cookies or prompt you before accepting cookies. You can also use your browser settings or other tools to delete cookies you already have. However, if you disable or refuse cookies, then certain features of the Site may be inaccessible or not function properly.

Our cookies do not, by themselves, contain Personal Information, and we do not combine the general information collected through cookies with other Personal Information to tell us who you are. As noted, however, we do use cookies to identify that your web browser has accessed aspects of the Service and may associate that information with your account if you have one.

Certain features of the Site may use local shared objects (or "flash cookies"). Flash cookies are small files similar to browser cookies that collect and store information about your preferences and where you browse and what you look at on the Site. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser or device settings that are used for browser cookies. You may adjust your Adobe Flash Player settings to prevent flash cookies from being placed on your hard drive.

This Privacy Policy covers our use of cookies only and does not cover the use of cookies by third parties. We do not control when or how third parties place cookies on your computer. For example, third party websites to which a link points may set cookies on your computer.

We may use "clear GIFs" (aka "web beacons" or "pixel tags") or similar technologies, on our Service or in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a part of our Service or received a message. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a website or in an email or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote website on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual's viewing or receipt of a website or message.

We do not automatically collect Personal Information, but we may tie Personal Information with the automatically collected information using the above tools or information collected from other sources.

We may also log information using digital images called web beacons on our Site or in our emails. We may use web beacons to manage cookies, count visits, and to learn what marketing works and what does not. We may also use web beacons to tell if you open or act on our emails.

We also use third party analytics services to collect usage data from our Site in order to help us understand how users are interacting with our Site. Third party analytic services are used to track general location information, and events that occur without our Site, such as how often you use our Site. This information, including your IP address, is transmitted and stored by 3rd parties as determined by us.

IP Address Information and Other Information Collected Automatically

We automatically receive and record log file information from your web browser when you interact with the Site, including your IP address and cookie information. Generally, the Site automatically collects usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to the Site. We may use this data in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure, but not in a manner that would identify you personally. This type of aggregate data enables us and third parties authorized by us to figure out how often individuals use parts of the Service so that we can analyze and improve them.

Third-Party Sites and Services

PurpleAir products, services, and Site may contain links to third-party services (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google etc.), products, and websites. Information collected by third parties is governed by their privacy policies and practices. We encourage you to read and learn about their specific privacy practices. 

Disclosures to Third Parties

From time-to-time, PurpleAir may make certain personal information available to product and service partners. Specific ways PurpleAir shares with third parties are described below:

A. Third-Party Service Providers. PurpleAir may elect to outsource some of its technical and customer support, tracking and reporting functions, quality assurance testing, and other services that it may deem necessary. In these specific instances, we may share information about or from you in order for them to provide their services. 

B. Business Affiliates and Transfers. PurpleAir may share information from or about you with its subsidiaries, joint ventures, or companies under common control, in which case we will require them to adhere to this Privacy Policy. In the event PurpleAir, Inc. is acquired in total or by a substantial amount of its assets, we will make best efforts to ensure that the purchaser will assume the rights and obligations of this Privacy Policy. However, PurpleAir cannot make any guarantees or promises with respect to a purchaser adopting the current rights and obligations of this Privacy Policy.

C. Investigations. As described in the PurpleAir Terms and Conditions of Use, PurpleAir reserves the right to provide and/or disclose necessary information for investigatory matters. Examples include but are not limited to: 1) compliance with law enforcement or the necessary legal process; 2) behavior and/or use violative of the Terms and Conditions of Use, and 3) instances whereby it is necessary to protect our rights and obligations.

Storage of Your Information

The information you provide PurpleAir may be collected through our services and processed in the United States or any other country in which PurpleAir, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and/or service providers maintain facilities.

As a result, PurpleAir its subsidiaries, affiliates, and/or service providers may transfer information we collect about you, including personal information, across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. For example, you may reside in another country or region with differing data protection and privacy laws than the United States. Consequently, when you register to use the Service you acknowledge and consent to PurpleAir transmitting your information to the United States or to any country in which PurpleAir and/or its subsidiaries, affiliates, and/or service providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

In turn, PurpleAir uses commercially reasonable standards, measures and/or protocol to keep the information collected through the Service secure and as a result we take cautionary steps to verify your identify before granting you Service access. Moreover, PurpleAir cannot ensure the security of any information submitted or transmitted by you to PurpleAir nor can we guarantee that said information may not be disclosed, destroyed, and/or altered.

Protection of Personal Information

PurpleAir preserves the security of your personal information with the utmost caution. As such, we follow the generally accepted industry standards to protect all user information submitted to us. Although we implement accepted industry standards, we cannot guarantee absolute security with respect to your personal information. Given the fact that no one method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device is 100% secure, we urge you to take the utmost care when transmitting personal information. 

When you use some of the features of the PurpleAir services, the personal information and content you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to share or submit in these instances. Please take care when using these features.

Data Retention

PurpleAir will retain your personal information for the time period necessary to fulfill the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Policy. 

Access to Personal Information

In order to ensure that your personal information is current and accurate, please log in to your account using PurpleAir app and go to user profile. 

Children

PurpleAir is aware of the importance of protecting the privacy and safety of children who may use our services. In that regard, we do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. In the event a child’s parent and/or legal guardian becomes aware that their child has provided us with information without their consent, please contact us immediately at Privacy@PurpleAir.com. Once notified, we will delete the information as soon as reasonably possible. 

Privacy Concerns

In the event you believe there to be a conflict and/or concern with the terms of this Privacy Policy, you may contact us directly at:

ATTN: Privacy Officer

Adrionics Llc / PurpleAir.com
Registered Agent 9525256
United States Corporation Agents, Inc.
300 Delaware Avenue
Suite 210-A
Wilmington, DE 19801
Privacy@PurpleAir.com

Privacy Policy Modifications

PurpleAir reserves the exclusive right to change, modify, or alter the terms of this Privacy Policy. The most current version of this policy will govern our use of your information. Continued access and use of the PurpleAir services after changes to our Privacy Policy occur indicate that you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Consent

Your continued access and use of the PurpleAir services, subject to the Terms of Use and Conditions, signifies your unequivocal consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy.