Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

 

LAST UPDATED: May 18, 2022

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 2, 2018

1. INTRODUCTION

Wortise is a mobile app monetization company that runs a marketing platform solution which provides advertising and monetization services/products to marketers and publishers.

2. SCOPE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY

2.1 APPLICABILITY

This Privacy Policy explains how Wortise collects, uses and shares information from individuals that interact with its services, offerings or platforms comprising its Marketing Platform (“Marketing Platform Services”) and its website, respectively. (“Wortise” means Bee Holding SAS, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies). Wortise is the controller of the processed personal information, unless otherwise stated.

2.2 NON-APPLICABILITY

Wortise may offer independent mobile applications, web content services and software features to consumers through smart devices which may be preloaded on the devices, downloadable, hosted on the web or made available through other digital media (“Consumer Offerings”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to the data collection or processing practices of each of the foregoing services, respectively. If you are a consumer of any such Consumer Offering, the applicable privacy policy should be available to you through such services. Please, refer to the respective privacy policies of each Consumer Offering for a description of its data collection and data use practices.

To the extent that the foregoing Consumer Offerings promote any interest-based advertising using the Marketing Platform Services, the terms of this policy shall apply to the data processing practices for such Marketing Platform Services.

Marketing Platform Services and Consumer Offerings are collectively referred to as “Services”.

3. Wortise MARKETING PLATFORM SERVICES

Wortise undertakes to serve ads on the digital properties of third party site/app publishers and app developers on behalf of its demand side advertising partners through various channels of advertising solutions including exchanges, networks, off-networks, etc. Wortise may also serve ads on Consumer Offerings. Wortise also engages in campaign planning, measurement (e.g. whether an advertisement has been viewed, its timestamp, etc.) and attribution of advertisements, whether by itself or through third party measurement partners.

Wortise provides Marketing Platform Services, including optimization of advertising campaigns, data analytics/enrichment, segment creation, user acquisition or re-engagement through various digital advertising channels. Wortise receives data into its Marketing Platform from various sources, including end user information collected by our systems, applications/offerings, partners, data/cookie vendors or customers (“Sources”), which may include third party apps, sites and services that you use. Please, refer to the privacy policies of the apps, sites, and services you use to understand how those apps, sites and services collect, use, and share data from your interactions with them. Wortise is not responsible for how those third-party apps, sites and services collect and use data.

4. WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

When you view an advertisement distributed through Wortise on a site, app or other digital media, we may collect information on your device and your interaction with the advertisement. This information enables us to serve advertisements to you, improve our Services including the recognition of your device when you use other sites and applications that have partnered with us. Wortise may also collect information about you when you choose to interact with our surveys or opinion-based applications. The information we may collect includes:

•    (a) Device identifiers. Device identifiers are alphanumeric strings that are unique to your device. These include:

  • Google Advertising ID (GAID), or Android ID for Android devices
  • Identifier for Advertising on OTT and CTV platform
  • Cookie IDs

•    (b) Location information, including:

  • Geo-location or precise location of your device if you have given the app or site permission to collect your location information
  • Location information we infer based on data collected through a WiFi identifier that your device is connected to, in accordance with applicable law and provided location access is permitted
  • Location information we infer from your device’s IP address, with an accuracy level that shall not be more precise than city-level, unless you have given the app or site permission to collect your location information

•    (c) Network information, including:

  • Mobile carrier
  • Network provider or ISP
  • Network type (e.g., WiFi or cellular)
  • IP address
  • IDs of WiFi access points to which your device is connected
  • Date and time of connection

•    (d) Information about apps or sites and our Software Development Kit (SDK), including:

  • App or site name or version
  • App identifier
  • SDK version
  • API key identifier

•    Other information about/on your device, including:

  • Device type (e.g., make and model)
  • Device startup time and update time
  • Device name
  • Screen size
  • Memory and hard drive capacity
  • Operating system and version (e.g., iOS 14, Android, Windows, Blackberry)
  • Mobile browser used (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Firefox)
  • Language settings (including country code) and time zone
  • App usage

•    Advertisement information. We collect information about the ad presented on your device, including:

  • The content type of the ad (the advertiser and category, e.g. games, finance, entertainment, news)
  • The ad type (e.g. whether the ad is a text, image, video or another format)
  • Where the ad is being served (e.g. the site, digital media or app on which the ad appears)
  • Whether you viewed, clicked or otherwise interacted with the ad

•    Other marketing information:

In the context of our Marketing Platform Services, our customers, partners or vendors may also disclose to us certain personal or non-personal information they have separately collected about you during your interaction with their apps, sites or services so that we can effectively provide our Services. This may in the context of websites, including mobile websites, cookies, other technologies, or other aggregated characteristics or other identifiers related to your device to understand your interaction with such site and to serve certain types of ads relevant to your interests.

These parties serve you cookies in accordance with their own specific privacy/cookie policies and subject to their own applicable legal requirements. We do not use the information they provide to us for any purpose other than as permitted by such third parties or for providing or improving our Services.

We do not collect any sensitive data such as racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, genetic data, biometric data, or data concerning health. We may show targeted advertisements to fitness enthusiasts.

5. HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We use the information that we collect about your device to do the following:

•    Display advertisements on your device, which may include interest-based advertising customized to your interests, preferences, locations

•    For bidding to serve advertisements and to determine which ads are most effective

•    Analyze and provide our demand partners or advertisers with reports on the effectiveness of advertisements and campaigns, even across different types of devices based on our determination of devices related to the same person. We, or third parties with whom we provide this service, may use cross-device data to provide interest-based advertising services and to deliver tailored ads to users across multiple mobile devices including over the top applications and smart televisions

•    Avoid showing you the same ads too many times

•    Build custom audience segments to enable our customers and partners to better target their advertisements and offers

•    Improve our Services and assist our customers and partners in improving their products and services

•    Detect, deter and prevent fraud, fraudulent traffic, or protect and secure our systems

•    We may process your survey responses and share the response data with the brands that are our customers/marketers

6. WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH?

Wortise may share the information we collect or receive about you as described in this Policy as follows:

•    Publishers and Supply Partners. We may share your information with publishers (the app) to help them understand how users interact with their apps, sites and advertisements on their apps and sites

•    Demand Partners and Advertisers. We may share your information with demand partners, brands and advertisers who use our Marketing Platform, to allow them to understand the performance of their campaigns and to help them better target their campaigns, products or offerings

•    Marketing Partners. We may share your information with data partners who help us better understand your preferences by providing data enrichment, analytics and identification services, as well as measurement companies who help us with attribution and tracking of advertisements distributed through us (“Marketing Partners”)

•    Service Providers. We may share personal information we collect about you with our third-party service providers. The categories of service providers to whom we entrust personal information include: IT and related services; fraud detection, information and services; payment processors; customer service providers; and vendors who support the provision of the Services

•    Disclosures to Protect Us or Others. We may access, preserve, and disclose to external parties any information we store associated with you if we, in good faith, believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement or national security requests and legal processes, such as a court order or subpoena; protect your, our or others’ rights, property, or safety; enforce our policies or contracts; collect amounts owed to us; or assist with an investigation or prosecution of suspected or actual illegal activity

•    Disclosures in the Event of Merger, Sale or Other Asset Transfers. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, purchase or sale of assets, or transition of service to another provider, then your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction, as permitted by law and/or contract

7. HOW DO WE KEEP PERSONAL INFORMATION SECURE?

Wortise takes reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect the information it collects about you in compliance with its legal and privacy requirements and contractual obligations. We also seek appropriate contractual protection from our partners regarding their collection, use or treatment of user data. Unfortunately, no system is 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we do not accept liability for unauthorized disclosure.

By using our Services or providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of our Services. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on our Services, by mail or by sending an email to you.

8. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?

Wortise retains information collected in the context of our Marketing Platform for a period of up to three (3) months, unless otherwise required by law or applicable contract.

Wortise may retain the information it obtains about you as per the instructions of its customers or partners who provide such information or as required to fulfil our contractual obligations. In case any information is provided by you in participation of a survey or opinion-based application by Wortise, we will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for.

After the applicable retention period, Wortise will only retain and may only use your data: (i) in an aggregated or anonymized format; (ii) to comply with its legal obligations; and (iii) to resolve disputes and enforce agreements. Please, note that the use cases stated in this provision will apply as an exception to your data subject or consumer rights related requests.

9. OPTING OUT OF INTEREST-BASED ADS

Opting out of interest-based advertising: If you prefer not to receive interest-based advertising from Wortise, you can opt out at any time by going to the Wortise Opt Out page and submitting your device ID or any other listed identifier. If you opt out of interest-based advertising, you will still receive “generic” ads from Wortise. To opt out of our cross-device ad targeting, you must opt out on every device browser and device using the appropriate opt-out methods.

On your device, visit Operating System (OS) Privacy Settings. Select Limit Ad Tracking (for iOS/tvOS devices), Opt-out of Interest-Based Ads (for Android devices), Limit Ad Tracking (for Roku devices), or similar settings offered by your OS. Please, go through your device manufacturer’s privacy policy for more information.

10. PRIVACY RIGHTS

Wortise provides consumers with data subject or consumer rights as and when and to the extent required under such applicable laws.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): If you are an EEA data subject, kindly refer to our EEA Privacy Policy https://www.Wortise.com/privacy-policy-for-eea/ to see your data subject rights under GDPR.

California: The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) gives California residents the right to know what categories of personal information Wortise has collected about them and whether Wortise disclosed that personal information for a business purpose (e.g., to a service provider) in the preceding 12 months. The categories of sources from which we collect personal information and our business and commercial purposes for using personal information are set forth in “4. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?” and “5. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?” above, respectively. The categories of third parties with whom we may share your information are listed in “6. WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH?” above.

California residents have the right to opt out of the “sale” of their personal information. Under the CCPA, “sale” is defined broadly and it includes the transfer of personal information by a business to a third party for valuable consideration (even if there is no exchange of money). Wortise may be deemed to be “selling” personal information. The categories of personal information we have “sold” and the categories of third parties we have “sold” personal information to in the preceding twelve months are listed in “6. WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH?” above.

Residents of the State of California in the United States have the following additional privacy rights:

•    You have a right to exercise certain consumer rights such as to request to know/disclose/access/delete your data, collected in the last 12 months, by writing to us at privacy@wortise.com.

•    You have the right to opt out of the sale of your data by clicking on the following link: Do not sell my data.

Non-Discrimination. California residents have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of their rights conferred by the CCPA.

Authorized Agent. Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child. To designate an authorized agent, please, contact us as set forth in “17. CONTACT US” below and provide written authorization signed by you and your designated agent.

Verification. To protect your privacy, we will take the following steps to verify your identity before fulfilling your request. When you make a request, we will ask you to provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify that you are the person about whom we have collected personal information or an authorized representative, which may include information about your device.

Nevada. If you are a resident of Nevada, you have the right to opt out of the sale of certain Personal Information to third parties who intend to license or sell that Personal Information. You can exercise this right by writing to us at privacy@wortise.com with the subject line “Nevada Do Not Sell Request” and providing us with your name and the email address associated with your account.

The privacy laws of your country may grant you the following additional privacy rights relating to your personal information: right to access, request correction, request deletion/anonymization/blocking, restrict/object to processing, withdraw your consent, request data portability, be informed about third parties with whom your data has been shared, and request review of decisions taken exclusively based on automated processing. To exercise these rights, please, write to us at privacy@wortise.com.

11. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

Wortise may share your information with clients, customers, partners, affiliates and other third parties described above who are based in countries outside of your country of residence (for example, if you are an EEA resident, we may share your information with our non-EEA clients or affiliates), subject to any contractual or legal requirements. You agree that all information processed by us may be transferred, processed, and stored anywhere in the world.

While some countries may not have data protection laws that are equivalent to those of the country in which you reside, we will take reasonable measures to protect your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

12. LEAD GENERATION CAMPAIGNS

Wortise may offer form-based advertising solutions to marketers that include the collection of voluntary information from you as part of an advertisement that contains a questionnaire. Such information may consist of personal data, non-personal information or data, or both. All the information that you voluntarily provide in response to such form or questionnaire is typically forwarded directly to the relevant marketer’s servers or their landing page and in such cases will be governed by such marketer’s privacy policies in place at the time of transfer.

In the event any personal data is directly processed by Wortise, you acknowledge that Wortise may be required to store such information for the period during which it continues to manage the applicable lead-generation campaign for its marketer on whose behalf the information is collected. This information may be temporarily stored by Wortise solely for running such form-based campaigns and will be used only for the purpose of optimizing such campaigns, subject to applicable legal privacy and contractual requirements. Wortise has implemented internal safeguards to protect the temporary storage of this information and takes reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect such information. Wortise has mechanisms to delete or anonymize any personal data after said campaign is concluded or within a period of thirty (30) days. Pursuant to the conclusion of the applicable campaign, Wortise may retain and use your Information only to the extent necessary for it to create reports for its client, comply with its legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce agreements and no other purpose. Any non-personal information or data submitted by you may be used for improving our Services.

If you have any questions about Wortise lead generation campaigns, please, contact us at: privacy@wortise.com. Wortise will refer any enquiries or complaints to the relevant marketer responsible for the processing of data provided as part of lead generation campaigns.

13. COOKIES

We use cookies and beacons to help us collect some of the information we have described above. This may be done when you interact with us or our third-party partners who enable Wortise to collect data related to your interaction with their apps or sites for the purpose of serving relevant Ads to you and/or improving our services. We may also use cookies on our and our advertiser’s websites to provide website functionality and advertising to you respectively, and to prevent you from having to provide the information you have already given us on subsequent visits to our site.

14. PRIVACY OF CHILDREN

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16 through the Advertising Services and the Site.

15. OTHER WEBSITES

Our website and the ads we serve may contain links to other websites. You should be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites, as those may have different privacy policies and terms of use, and they are not associated with us. You acknowledge that we cannot control these links and we shall not be responsible for any use of such websites.

16. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time. The amended Privacy Policy will be displayed on our site. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by means of a notice on this site prior to the change becoming effective. Please, check our Privacy Policy regularly to ensure you have read the latest version.

16. CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please, contact us at privacy@wortise.com.