1.1.Amphiro’ goal is to market products and services that promote a sustainable use of water and energy among consumers. Our energy-autarkic products measure water and heat energy consumption, provide empowering real-time feedback information and – depending on the product version – make the information available on your smartphone and online. This allows you to use as much water as you want, motivates a sustainable energy use, and engages you, your friends, and the amphiro community to conserve precious resources. With the data we collect, we want to serve our customers, improve our products and promote their market uptake, offer new services, and to better understand how feedback and gamification makes our services even more powerful.
2. Categories of Personally Identifiable Information Collected by Amphiro
2.1. Amphiro collects a number of personally identifiable information in order to offer the requested products and services to its customers. The information can be categorized as follows:
Personal details: Given name and family name, address including street name and number, city, zip code, country, email address; date of birth and gender, password, login and user account information;
Consumption data: Volume of used water, flow rates, temperature, energy consumption, frequency and time of water extraction, efficiency rating of heating system and shower head;
Configuration settings: Device and app settings including marketing and cookie settings;
Payment information: Payment data and credit card information;
Communications with us: Posts about Amphiro and your messages to us;
Surveys: Voluntary information to improve our products and services and to support research.
We use additional personally identifiable information to enable specific features in our applications. For some smartphone operating systems, for example, our app has to ask you to provide current location information in order to support Bluetooth pairing with our devices, or we ask you to log in to a social network if you want to share information there. When interacting with our applications, additional information is collected automatically by our technical platforms and shared with Amphiro. This information includes:
Identifiers of your devices, network addresses and memory information;
Cookies, IP addresses, referral headers, information to identify your bowser type and version and operating system, web tags and web beacons.
3. Privacy Settings
3.1. User of our applications can influence how and what data is used:
If you want to share only as little as possible information (especially no detailed consumption data) with us, you can renounce using our app; the core functions of our devices – providing real-time feedback on energy and water use – are available without the need to register or to share any consumption data;
Sharing personally identifiable information in social networks of course needs you consent. You can instruct your browser not to accept cookies.
4. Use and sharing of Personally Identifiable and Non-Personally Identifiable Information
4.1. We use personally identifiable information in line with your privacy settings in order to
offer the functionality offered by our websites, apps, and services;
inform you about our products, services, events, and other marketing actions;
improve and maintain our products and service offering;
protect our rights, intellectual property or the rights and intellectual of third parties;
enable general analytics tasks.
4.2. Amphiro does not share your personally identifiable information with other parties unless
it is required by law;
you give explicit consent (e.g., to share your data with friends in a social network);
it is necessary for purchasing, paying, and delivering our products and services and for warranty issues (e.g., when paying via a credit card service provider);
third parties working for Amphiro require the data to provide their services to us (e.g., to send emails); whenever possible, name and address information are not shared with third parties.
4.3. Non-personally identifiable information can be used and stored by Amphiro to improve our products and services and can also be shared with third parties (e.g., e.g. for research and development purposes).
5. Data Protection and Administration of Personally Identifiable Information
5.1 Amphiro takes a variety of security measures to prevent unauthorized access to data. However, we hereby clearly state that there is no such thing as absolute data security. We of course take suitable measure to make data theft and data manipulation unlikely. Encryption and security: We use a variety of security measures, including encryption and authentication tools, to protect your personally identifiable information. We also limit the access to your data internally to those individuals who need access for legitimate reasons. International data transfer: Personally identifiable information is stored in Switzerland and the European Union. See section on Google Analytics, Facebook Plugins, and Google+ for exceptions.
7. Use of Google Analytics on our Website
8. Use of Facebook Plugins
9. Use of Twitter Plugins (e.g., the “Twitter”-button)
10. Use of Google+ Plugins (e.g., the “+1”-Button)
10.1. We use social plug-ins from of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The plug-ins can be recognized the text „1+“ on a button. An overview on the plug-ins by Google and information how to recognize them can be found under: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins. If you open a website that contains such a plug in, you browser establishes a connection to the servers of Google. The content of the plugin is sent directly to your browser by Google and integrated in the website. This way, Goolge is notified that your browser visited the website, even if you have no Goolge+ account or are not logged in to Google+. This information, including your IP, is directly communicated to Google’s servers located in the USA and stored there. If you interact with the “1+”-button, this is also communicated to Goolge. Clicking on the “1+”-button will be associated to your account and made public on your account. The goal and the extend of this data collection and the subsequent usage, your rights in this matter and the configuration settings to protect your privacy are published by Google under: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html. If you do not want that Google associates the information to your account, you need to log out from Google+. You can also prevent Google+ from loading with an add-on to your browser, for example using the script blocker „NoScript“ (http://noscript.net/).
11. Newsletters and Reminders
11.1. In case you have given your explicit consent (e.g., by selecting a respective checkbox or by pressing a respective button), we will use your email address to send you reminders to rate our product. In case you have given your explicit consent, we may also use your email address to remind you to use your device, to inform you about product or service offers or events, efficiency campaigns, or studies, and send you information on amphiro-related topics. You can always revoke your consent by sending us an email to the address specified in the contact information on our website or by altering the respective settings in the app.
12. Contact Information and Right to Access and Verification
12.1 You have the right to receive information free of charge on the personally identifiable information stored by us as well as the right to have the information corrected or erased from our systems. In case of question regarding data collection, processing, and use of our personally identifiable information, in case of questions regarding data correction, storage, and erasure from our systems, and in case of revoking your consent to the use of data for certain services, you can contact us by sending us an email to the address specified in the contact information on our website.
13. Content by Third Parties
14.1. Applicable law as well as business practices can change over time. If we decide to update this policy, we publish the changes on this site. Therefore, we recommend visiting this site regularly to look for changes. This version was last modified on June 13 2016.
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