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Privacy policy

Dec 1, 2018

This Privacy Policy applies to the MicroBees cloud Platform, which includes any website or online application that refers or links to this Privacy Policy and the following MicroBees websites: www.microbees.com, developers.microbees.com, dev.microbees.com, my.microbees.com, myBees apps for Anrdoid and iOs devices (collectively, the “Hive”).

Information we collect

We collect various types of information in connection with the Platform, including:

  • Information you provide directly to us when you register to use a Website or obtain a Platform service;
  • Information we collect about your use of the Platform;
    Information that you upload from hardware devices and applications you develop to the Platform.
  • We may also seek your consent to collection of information not described in the Privacy Policy.

Use and Sharing of Information

We use the information we collect to, among other things:

  • Provide the services you request;
  • Understand the way you use the services so that we can improve your experience and maintain security;
  • Send you Service related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail;
  • Send you other informational messages, such as newsletters or changes to features of the Service;
  • Provide information that may be of interest to you, such as special offers (we do not use your information for marketing purposes unless you have consented to such use);
  • We also use the information we collect in ways described to you at the point of collection, or otherwise with your consent.

Except as described in this Privacy Policy, we will not share your information with third parties. However, we may share your information with:

Service providers – companies that provide services for or on behalf of Microbees;
Law enforcement – when we are required to do so or to protect Microbees and our users.

How To Contact Us

You can email us at the following address: info@microbees.com

Hive Privacy Policy

Microbees Technology Ltd know how important privacy is to our customers, and we strive to be clear about how we collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your information. This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) provides an overview of our information practices. The Privacy Policy applies to (i) the Hive, a cloud platform and mobile apps operated by MicroBees that will enable mobile devices and cloud connected hardware, (ii) the following Microbees websites: www.microbees.com (“Offical site”), developer.microbees.com and dev.microbees.com(the “Developer Portal”), hive.microbees.com (the “User Portal”) any device, website or online application that links to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Hive”).

Please note that this Privacy Policy applies regardless of whether you use a computer, mobile phone, tablet, TV, or other device to access the Hive. It is important that you read the Privacy Policy carefully because anytime you use the Hive, you consent to the practices we describe in the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the practices described in the Privacy Policy, you should not use the Hive.

It also is important that you check back often for updates to the Privacy Policy. By accessing or using the Platform after we have placed such a notice, you consent to the new practice(s) identified in the update. The most current version of the Privacy Policy will always be available on developers.microbees.com/documentation and/or www.microbees.com/privacy.

What This Privacy Policy Covers

This Privacy Policy covers how MicroBees treats personally identifiable information that it collects and receives through the Hive. “Personal Information” means information about you that is personally identifiable (e.g., your name, address, email address or phone number, your sensors data) and not otherwise publicly available.

What Information Do We Collect About You?

We do not collect Personal Information about you through the Hive without your knowledge or action. We use Personal Information that we collect to (i) provide the Hive services you request and (ii) understand the way you use the Hive services so that we can improve your experience. Your information is collected and used in the following ways through the Hive.

The Hive. MicroBees operates the Hive, which offers web forms and an interface that allows cloud-based services to store and exchange data from diverse devices such as, but not limited to, the BEES (embedded devices). The Hive exposes application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable developers to store or read data from devices, services and mobile applications. The Personal Information collected through the APIs and hosted on the Hive’s cloud servers may include, but is not limited to, name and other demographic information of the user and sensors data. The Personal Information collected through the Hive is used to offer the Hive’s services, including embedded hardware devices (the BEES).

Websites. MicroBees offers various products and services on websites associated with the Hive, including the Official site, User Portal and the Developer Portal. Personal Information is collected through the registration forms of the Hive websites, and may include, but is not limited to, name, phone number, fax number, email address and, if applicable, credit card information. The Personal Information collected through the Hive websites is used to offer the particular products and services available through the Hive.

Information About Your Use of the Platform. In addition to the information you provide, we may collect information about your use of the Hive, such as the applications and devices you use, the websites you visit, and how you interact with content offered through a Hive service.

Other Information We Collect. We also may collect other information about you, your device(s), or your use of the Hive in ways that we describe to you at the point of collection or otherwise with your consent.

To Whom Do We Disclose Your Information?

Except as described below and in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose your Personal Information to any third parties without your consent.

Disclosures to Certain Third Parties. We may disclose your Personal Information to our subcontractors or agents that we contract with to assist us in providing the Hive; provided that any such subcontractors or agents shall agree in writing to comply with the privacy and security standards described in this Privacy Policy.

Disclosures Under Special Circumstances. There may be instances when we disclose your Personal Information to other parties:

  • to comply with the law or respond to compulsory legal process (such as a search warrant or court order);
  • to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Hive; or
    to protect the rights, property or safety of MicroBees, or any of our respective affiliates, business partners, or customers.
  • Other Parties in Connection With Corporate Transactions. We may disclose your information to a third party as part of a merger or transfer, or in the event of a bankruptcy.

Other Parties With Your Consent or At Your Direction. In addition to the disclosures described in this Privacy Policy, we may share information about you with third parties when you consent to or request such sharing.

Automatically Collected Information And Anonymous Information

Aggregated Data. MicroBees collects aggregate queries for internal reporting and also counts, tracks, and aggregates the visitor’s activity into MicroBees’s analysis of general traffic-flow through the Hive. To these ends, MicroBees may merge information about you into aggregated group data. In some cases, MicroBees will remove personal identifiers from Personal Information and maintain it in aggregate form that may later be combined with other information to generate anonymous, aggregated statistical information. Such anonymous, group data may be shared on an aggregated basis with MicroBees’s affiliates, business partners, service providers and/or vendors; if it does so, MicroBees will not disclose your individual identity.

Web Server Logs and IP Addresses. An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number that automatically identifies the computer/machine you have used to access the Internet. The IP address enables our server to send you the web pages that you want to visit, and it may disclose the server owned by your Internet Service Provider. MicroBees may use IP addresses to conduct website analyses and performance reviews and to administer the Hive.

Cookies, Beacons and Similar Technologies. We, as well as certain third parties that provide content, advertising, or other functionality on our services, may use cookies, beacons, and other technologies in certain areas of our services.

Cookies. Cookies are small files that store information on your computer, mobile phone or other device. They enable the entity that put the cookie on your device to recognize you across different websites, services, devices, and/or browsing sessions. Cookies serve many useful purposes. For example:

Cookies can remember your sign-in credentials so you don’t have to enter those credentials each time you log on to a service.
Cookies help us and third parties understand which parts of our services are the most popular because they help us to see which pages and features visitors are accessing and how much time they are spending on the pages. By studying this kind of information, we are better able to adapt the services and provide you with a better experience.
Cookies help us provide you with relevant content by collecting information about your use of the Hive and other websites and apps.
When you use a web browser to access a website, you can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is sent. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. The operating system of your device may contain additional controls for cookies.

Please note, however, that some services may be designed to work using cookies and that disabling cookies may affect your ability to use those services, or certain parts of them.

Other Local Storage. We, along with certain third parties, may use other kinds of local storage technologies, such as Local Shared Objects (also referred to as “Flash cookies”) and HTML5 local storage, in connection with our services. These technologies are similar to the cookies discussed above in that they are stored on your device and can be used to store certain information about your activities and preferences. However, these technologies may make use of different parts of your device from standard cookies, and so you might not be able to control them using standard browser tools and settings.

By accessing and using the Platform, you consent to the storage of cookies, other local storage technologies, beacons and other information on your devices. You also consent to the access of such cookies, local storage technologies, beacons and information by us.

Security

MicroBees understands that storing data in a secure manner is essential. MicroBees stores Personal Information and other data using reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards to secure data against foreseeable risks, such as unauthorized use, access, disclosure, destruction or modification. Although we make good faith efforts to store the information we collect in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee complete security. Further, while we work to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this information.

Links To Other Websites

Our Hive services may link to third-party websites and services that are outside our control. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by such websites or other services. You should exercise caution, and review the privacy statements applicable to the third-party websites and services you use. We also make available to you certain products or services (e.g., apps available through the Hive) developed by third parties. MicroBees is not responsible for these third-party products or services.