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YellowDot App Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice was last changed on September 2015


Philips Lighting B.V. ("Philips" and “we”) strongly believes 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 in connection with the YellowDot App (the “App”). This is a statement about Philips’s privacy practices, not a contract or agreement.


Type of Personal Data We Collect and How We Use It


The App collects or uses personal data in connection with your installation 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

What does this purpose entail?

When you use the App, we process and to give you the opportunity to use the service we want to provide you.


Which personal data do we process for this purpose?

For this purpose, we process your:

  • geo-location data and we use to identify your device;
  • camera to capture images of the light which transmit the data on which we determine the location.


When you use the App, we will ask you to access to sensors or features on the phone, such as camera and location services.


2. For identifying your device


What does this purpose entail?

When you use the App, we associate to your device a random identifier, in order to understand which device is using the app.


Which personal data do we process for this purpose?

For this purpose, we create a random identifier which is stored in the permanent memory of your device. We will not link this data to you.


How We Share Information with others


Philips could makes use of trusted third-parties, who act on behalf of Philips in order to provide services required to run the App or the services provided.


If Philips allows a third party to transfer your personal 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 parties.


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. If local law requires, we will ask for prior consent to transfer your personal data outside of your geographic region.


You may at any time amend your personal data, change your preferences or opt-out of our marketing services contacting us at


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 by emailing us at or by surfing to our contact page.


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


Local specific information

Your California Privacy Rights


California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please send an e-mail to


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.


We will notify you of any significant changes to this Privacy Notice by sending you an email or push notification via the App. We encourage you to check back often to review the latest version.


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 us 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 at or surf to our contact page.