Home Control AS (“Home Control” or “We” or “Us“) offers an Internet of Things (“IoT”) platform allowing you to control your IoT devices, either locally or through the internet, hereafter referred to as the “Service”.
The Home Control IoT platform consists of three main components;
a. The gateway communicating with your IoT devices
b. The app controlling the gateway
c. The cloud solution relaying data from your app to your gateway when you are away from your local network, and storing anonymous usage data.
We take you security and privacy serious. Home Controls policy is to make it as difficult as possible to abuse your personal data. We do this amongst others through the following means:
- An authorisation system that does not require personal information in order to function. In order to enable extra functionality (like push notifications), the users may provide some personal information.
- We strive not to store any of your personal data (including, but not limited to, name, phone number, home address and email) or data that could be used to identify our users in our cloud solution. This ensures that it is not possible for Home Control to sell or abuse your personal information or to lose it in case of a break in.
- Any transfer of personal information is encrypted, end to end, through the cloud solution. Such information may only be decrypted by the sender or the recipient, making it impossible for our cloud or anyone else to obtain the information.
Since some functionality is not possible to provide without storing personal information in the cloud. E.g. to provide an SMS push notification on your phone when your gateway is offline, we need to obtain and store your phone number. All such functionality is enabled only with your prior consent.
1 When Home Control processes personal data and for what purposes
Home Control uses a pre shared generated encryption called public key cryptography. This means that you may use the Service without registering an account and supplying Home Control with personal information such as name, contact information etc.
However, even though the use of the Service does not require an account, Home Control may in some circumstances, as described above, collect information that may identify you. The purposes of collection of such information are in particular:
i) to fulfil our agreement with you, i.e. to enable you to use the Service;
ii) to improve our services, the content of the App and other relevant platforms, including collection and processing of personal data to provide you with statistics, administration and marketing of the Service;
iii) to respond to your questions or inquiries;
iv) to send you push notices through the Service, in the app, or through email or SMS notices that you have signed up for;
v) to notify you of new and other services from Home Control;
viii) to comply with all applicable rules and regulations; and
2 What kind of information we collect
The types of personal information Home Control may collect is name, physical address, email address, phone number and other contact information. Home Control may also collect your IP address and other information about your unit for administration purposes.
3 Legal basis
Processing your personal data requires your consent or other legal basis. Consent to processing may be given upon request from Home Control and/or by your voluntarily submittal of the information to Home Control.
You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us or by changing your settings in the Service.
Certain use of the Service may be dependent on Home Control’s processing of personal information, upon your consent, and that a withdrawal of consent may make it impossible for Home Control to provide the Service, partly or completely.
Home Control only retains your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose(s) as mentioned above.
4 Third Party Services – Disclosure of personal data
5 Protection of your personal data
Home Control takes the privacy rights of its users seriously and has taken reasonable steps to protect the user’s privacy, including physical, technical and organisational measures, to prevent loss, alterations, theft and unauthorized access to information.
7 Your rights
You have the right to request access to your personal data stored by Home Control in relation to the Service. You may ask Home Control to delete your personal data. However, this may result in partial or complete malfunction of the Service.
8 Contact us
You can contact the Home Control team at Home Control AS, Per Kroghs vei 4a, N-1065 Oslo, Norway, telephone +47 649 44 442, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 27 May 2018