Effective date: November 18th 2014
Smart Sense, an App Annie company, is a publisher of high quality utility apps. Our team is based in the US, Europe and Asia. We develop apps that make your life easier free of charge.
Unlike others, we don't charge subscription fees, we don't have any in-app purchases and we don't clutter our apps with advertising.
Instead, we study the app economy and provide anonymized market research to the app ecosystem. We study patterns such as app usage to monitor which apps are becoming successful and which markets are growing. Providing these services allows us to keep our apps free.
We hope you enjoy using Smart Sense apps. Thank you for your support.
We use the information we receive to provide, support, analyze, develop and improve our Services, as well as products and/or services offered by our Affiliates. This may include (but is not limited to):
We will not rent or sell your information in personally identifiable form without your permission. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may share your information with third parties (including Affiliates) as described in this section:
Aggregated/Anonymized Information. We may provide, sell or distribute to third parties any information that does not include personally identifiable information, or for which we have taken reasonable steps to remove personally identifiable information.
Affiliated Businesses. Businesses or third parties that are legally part of the same group of companies that Smart Sense is part of (“Affiliates”), such as App Annie, may provide to us, or receive from us, personally identifiable information, which will be used to operate, improve and develop our Services, as well as their own products and services. Affiliates that receive personally identifiable information from us will treat such information in accordance with the restrictions outlined in this section.
Business Transfers. We may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the assets transferred. If we (or our assets) are acquired, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, your information may be transferred to, or acquired by, a third party.
Protection of Smart Sense and Others. We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information we believe is necessary to: comply with applicable laws, court orders or legal requests; address illegal activity; or protect the rights, property, safety or security of Smart Sense, our employees, our users, our Affiliates, or other third-parties.
We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us. For example, certain information (such as email address) may be required to register with us or to take advantage of some of our features.
We may communicate with you if you’ve provided us the means to do so. For example, if you’ve given us your email address, we may send you emails about your use of the Services. If you do not want to receive communications from us, please indicate your preference by emailing us at email@example.com.
Please be aware that in order to provide our Services (e.g., VPN Defender, Smart Sense website), we need to collect certain information, such as:
We may reject removal requests that are unduly burdensome or repetitive or that cannot be honored in light of legal obligations, ongoing disputes, or where retention is necessary to enforce our agreements or protect our or another party’s rights, property, safety, or security. Please note that we may maintain aggregated and/or anonymized information (or information for which we have taken reasonable steps to remove personally identifiable information) indefinitely.
You may be able to change the preferences on your browser or device to prevent or limit your device’s acceptance of cookies and similar technologies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of our features.
While we endeavor to protect against destruction, loss, misuse, and unintentional disclosure of the information in our possession, we cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure and other factors may compromise the security of the information we hold and we are not responsible for the consequences of such breach.
We may store and process your information through third-party or Affiliate hosting services in the United States, the European Economic Area, Asia and other jurisdictions. This means that we may transfer your information to a jurisdiction with different data protection laws than your home jurisdiction. By using the Services, you consent to such transfer for the purposes described herein.
If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any personal information to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.