PCA App
Privacy Notice

PCA App Privacy Notice

   
This Privacy Notice was last changed on 24/6/2015

Philips Lighting B.V ("Philips") believes strongly in protecting the privacy of the personal data you share with us. Please read this Privacy Notice carefully as it informs you how Philips uses and protects your personal data and about the choices you have about how your personal data is used. This is a statement about Philips's privacy practices, not a contract or agreement.

Type of Information We Collect and How We Use It

 

The App collects or uses personal data in connection with your installing or usage of the App. The App uses your personal data for the following purposes:

1. For delivering the functionalities and services of the App itself.

What does this purpose entail?
When you use the App, we process data to deliver the functionalities of the App including, but not limited to, the control of the lighting and/or of the temperature at your current location.

 

Which personal data do we process for this purpose?
When you use the App, we will collect your location data provided by the location services offered on the phone platform to control the lighting and/or temperature at your current location. If you do not consent to the tracking of your location, certain functionality within the App may be limited. You can turn-off the location tracking functionality through the settings of your device, also temporarily.

 

When you use the App, we will ask you to access to sensors or features on the phone, such as:

- Camera
- GPS receiver

When you use the App, we will collect session and usage data as well as log data. Session and usage data is information about your use of the App. It includes connection and service-related data such as information relating to:
connection request
server communication and data sharing
network measurements
quality of service
- actions in the App initiated by the user
- error conditions

 

We will combine this information with date, time and location of the App. Log data includes your unique User Device number (UUID) and the dates and times of your use of the App.


2. For generating statistical data to help us improve the content, optimize the functionality and usability of the App by logging the information described above and to solve possible issues.
 

What does this purpose entail?
We collect and analyze usage statistics to help us improve the App functionalities and resolve possible issues, by using logging of the data elements described above.

Which personal data do we process for this purpose?
For this purpose we process session and usage data as well as log data. Session and usage data is information about your use of the App. It includes connection and service-related data such as information relating to the connection request, server communication and data sharing, network measurements, quality of service, actions in the App initiated by the user, error conditions, all combined with date, time and location of the App. Log data includes your unique User Device number (UUID) and/or the dates and times of your use of the App.

How We Share Information with others


Philips makes use of trusted service providers, business partners and others, consistent with applicable law who act on behalf of Philips, in order to provide the necessary hardware, operating system and file system and/or related technology required to run the App or the services provided. If Philips allows a third party to transfer Your Data outside of your geographic region, we will take steps to protect your privacy rights through the use of contractual arrangements or other means, which will provide a comparable level of protection while the information is being processed by our trusted third party partners.

Philips will disclose personal data only under this policy and/or when required by law.

Philips sometimes sells a business or a part of a business to another company. Such a transfer of ownership could include the transfer of your personal data directly related to that business, to the purchasing company.

Your choices and rights


We want to know you better so we can serve you better while at the same time, we respect your choices about how we use your personal data.

Your personal data may be transferred from your home country to other Philips companies, in different locations around the world. These countries may not have similar data protection laws. In the event that your data is transferred outside of your country or jurisdiction, it might be treated according to the laws in those jurisdictions.

You may at any time request access to your personal data, request correction or objecting to the processing of your personal data, and object to any processing of your personal data on your personal App account setting or by emailing us at privacy@philips.com.

We will respond to your access and/or correction request within 4 weeks.

Security of Your Personal Data


We recognize and take seriously our responsibility to protect the personal data you entrust to Philips from loss, misuse or unauthorized access. Philips uses a variety of security technologies and organizational procedures to help protect your personal data. For example, we implement access controls, use firewalls; secure servers and we encrypt certain types of data, such as financial information, and other sensitive data.

Special information for parents


While the App is generally not targeted at children under the age of 13 (or equivalent minimum age in the relevant jurisdiction), it is Philips policy to comply with the law when it requires that a parent's or guardian's permission is secured before knowingly collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under the age of 13 (or equivalent minimum age in the relevant jurisdiction).

 

We strongly recommend that parents take an active role in supervising the online activity of their children. If you believe we have collected personal information of a person who is under the age of 13 (or equivalent minimum age in the relevant jurisdiction), please contact us at privacy@philips.com.

Changes to this Privacy Notice


The services that Philips provides are always evolving and the form and nature of the services that Philips provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you. For this reason, we reserve the right to change or add to this Privacy Notice from time to time.

The new Privacy Notice will be effective upon posting, if you do not agree to the revised notice, you should alter your preferences, or consider stop using the App. By continuing to access or make use of our services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Notice.

Contact Us


Please contact us if you have any questions, complaints or suggestions about this Privacy Notice or your experience with the App, at: privacy@philips.com.