Your Privacy while participating in optional SDK improvement
What is HERE’s involvement?
What information do we collect?
The SDK data collection may collect the following information about your device, and your use of HERE services on the application making use of such HERE services. Additional details regarding the SDK data collection may be provided as part of a notice embedded within the application.
Positioning and location information
If the application you are using makes use of HERE-provided traffic or positioning services, including Wi-Fi or other network-based positioning methods, the SDK data collection involves collection of any or all of the following with HERE: Location Data, speed, direction and timestamp; number of satellites used in positioning; parameters of nearby mobile network towers; parameters of nearby Wi-Fi routers and/or Bluetooth® beacons. With your consent, this information is sent to us on regular basis, after which it is deleted from your device. This information may also be coupled with a short-lived, at a maximum 15 minutes, session identifier, which doesn’t relate to you, your device or the application you’re using. We do not use this data to identify you personally.
If the application you are using makes use of HERE-provided image recognition services, the SDK data collection involves collection of details regarding instances where observed road features, such as speed limit signs, do not match the information shown on the map. With your consent, this information is sent to us when you use the Service online, after which it is deleted from your device. This information does not identify you personally, and we only retain anonymous information about the observed road features.
How we use the information we have collected?
Improvement of products and services
We use the collected information to improve and enrich our SDKs, maps and location services. The collected information helps us focus our improvement efforts to things that are most relevant to our consumers and to avoid error situations in the future. For these purposes, we may combine information collected by the SDK data collection with other data we may have. Even when combined with other information, we do not use this data to identify you personally or even attempt to discover your identity.
How do we collect the information?
The SDK data collection uses software that is integrated to the applications and services in the device to collect and send information to HERE. Information sent consists of only a few kilobytes per instance.
What are our information sharing practices?
We do not share the information collected by the SDK data collection with independent third parties, unless otherwise explained in our privacy policies. However, information collected related to a particular third party feature may be shared with the provider of that application or feature in aggregated non-identifiable form.
What safeguards are in place?
The information stored inside the device by the SDK data collection is protected against unauthorized access and use. The SDK data collection uses secured protocols to send the information from the device to our servers. When the information is sent, it is deleted at the same time from the device storage. If you opt-out from the SDK data collection, the SDK data collection no longer collects information. However, any unsent information that was collected before you opted out will be sent together with your opt-out instruction.
What is our legal basis for processing your Personal Data?
Participation to the SDK data collection is voluntary and based on your consent. You may revoke your consent by changing your settings at any time in your application menu or settings. Doing so will bar us from further processing of your personal data based on your consent, but will not impact the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before it was withdrawn.
For information about how to revoke your consent or report issues, see “Your choices” below.
How long do we retain Personal Data?
We endeavor to only collect personal data that are necessary for the purposes for which they are collected, and to retain such data for no longer than is necessary for such purposes. Where collected, the records of your activity within the application are typically maintained only for a short period before being anonymized. You may contact the HERE Privacy Office at email@example.com to obtain additional information about retention of your personal data.
Your participation in the SDK data collection is voluntary. You may choose to turn the SDK data collection on and off at any time from the settings of the device, application or service. You may find this option under the application’s menu. If you have consented once to the HERE SDK data collection but cannot find the means to opt-out, please let us know of such circumstance by contacting us a firstname.lastname@example.org and state which application you have been using so that we can investigate.
What are your rights?
Who is the controller of your Personal Data?
HERE Global B.V. of Kennedyplein 222 -226, 5611 ZT Eindhoven, Netherlands is the controller of your personal data.
You may contact HERE or our Data Protection Officer, Henri Kujala, through the following contact details:
HERE Global B.V
5611 ZT Eindhoven