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Vivo Privacy Policy

Last updated: September 06, 2019

Welcome!  Vivo Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. (“Vivo,” “we” or “us”), having the principle place of business at #283, BBK Road, Wusha, Chang'an, Dongguan, Guangdong, China, developed this Vivo Privacy Policy (hereinafter referred as “Privacy Policy”) for your reference so that you will be able to understand how we process your personal data when you interact with vivo.com, vivoglobal.com, or other websites of Vivo, or when you use or visit products, services, applications, functions, or other digital properties of Vivo (e.g., VivoCloud, V-Appstore, Vivo’s User Experience Improvement Plan) and any other locations where this Privacy Policy may be posted (collectively, the “Services”). Please read our privacy practices carefully and Contact Us if you have any questions.


Contents & Summary


A table summarizing the contents of this Privacy Policy appears below, followed by the policy in full. Should there be any discrepancy between the table and the full Privacy Policy, the language of the full Privacy Policy shall prevail.

 


FULL PRIVACY POLICY

1.     Terms and Definitions

Data controller     means the legal entity (alone or jointly with others) determining the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Vivo is the data controller, if not otherwise determined by law.

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("data subject"). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person; You (user or visitor of the Services) are the data subject.

International transfer means transmission of personal data to the territory of a foreign state, public authority of a foreign state, foreign individual or foreign legal entity.

2.     Legal Grounds to Processing of Personal Data

Vivo will process your personal data only where there are legal grounds to do so. Those grounds include the following:

(a)      Consent: You have provided your consent to the processing of your personal data.

(b)      Legal situations: The processing of your personal data is required or authorized by applicable laws, or relates to suspected unlawful activity, serious misconduct, legal proceedings or law enforcement.

(c)      Reasonable expectations: The processing of your personal data is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests. We believe that our processing of your personal data is within our legitimate interests and within your reasonable expectations in a number of situations, including but not limited to:

·         To help us understand our customers better and provide improved, more relevant services to them;

·         To ensure that our Services run smoothly;

·         To help us keep our systems secure and prevent unauthorized access or cyber-attacks;

·         To anonymize personal data (e.g. for research and statistical purposes) .

3.     Information We Collect

(a)      Registration and account information:  You may use our Services without telling us who you are or revealing any personal data about yourself. If you choose to register for an account (Vivo Account or other account available at Vivo) with us, we require you to create a username and password. You will be asked to give us your personal data during the registration and such personal data is not anonymous to us.  When you register an account or otherwise engage with our Services, you may provide personal data such as name, age, gender, physical address, email address, phone number, education, work, and other relevant information. We may request you to provide identity information, such as ID number or passport number, for verification purpose if so required or authorized by applicable laws. If you need to purchase products or services through your account, information related to payment will be required, e.g. payment method, bank account, etc.  When you need to activate or extend the warranty period or use other value added services, you may use the E-warranty card function and may be asked to provide your name, contact information, gender, age, and date of birth. When you need to call a third party service, we may also collect your identity information, including mobile phone number / micro signal / Alipay account / Weibo account / Vivo Account and other relevant information.

(b)      Information to respond to your requests: You may give us your personal data and financial and payment information so we can respond to your questions and requests (in relation to registration and your account, or otherwise).

(c)      Online survey and online marketing: The information you provide through our online surveys or via our online marketing activities will be collected by Vivo, such as information collected during new product releases, product promotions, and other marketing activities. The information collected includes personal data and other information such as video and sound, financial payment information (expiration date of bank card, etc.), personal financial information (bank account, etc.), behavioral habits and social activities information (lifestyle, preferences, etc.), educational and employment information (title, salary, diplomas, qualifications, etc.)

(d)      Purchasing of products and services and customer service:  We may collect information from you during your purchasing of products and services online, such as ordering, shipping, return/change, refund, reviewing and invoicing information in relation to products and services provided online. We may also collect information from you in the course of providing customer service to you in relation to the products and services provided online. The information collected includes personal data and other information such as video and sound, telecommunication information (contact information, etc.), financial payment information (expiration date of bank card, etc.), personal financial information (bank account, etc.), behavioral habits and social activities information (lifestyle, preference, immigration, visa, etc.), educational and employment information (title, salary, diplomas, qualifications, etc.)

(e)      Jovi service platform: The information we collect through the Jovi service platform includes personal information, telecommunication information (contact information, text, etc.), financial payment information (transaction account, transaction log, expiration date of bank card, etc.), communication security information(race, etc.), personal financial information (bank account, investment, etc.), behavioral habits and social activities information (life style, preference, etc.), educational and employment information ( title, salary, diploma, qualification, etc.)

(f)      Big data and AI: We may collect information through big data and AI applications including personal information, telecommunication information (contact information, text, etc.), financial payment information (transaction account, transaction log, expiration date of bank card, etc.), communication security information(race, etc.), personal financial information (bank account, investment, etc.), behavioral habits and social activities information (life style, preference, etc.), educational and employment information ( title, salary, diploma, qualification, etc.), video and sound information (photo, audio, video, etc.)

(g)      Information from other sources:  The information we collect may be combined with information from outside records (e.g., demographic information, navigation information, additional contact information) that we have acquired in accordance with the law, from sources such as publicly available information, social media and the parties with which we share personal data (see Section 7). Vivo will process your personal data in this way only where there are legal grounds to do so.

(h)    Mobile information and device data information:We may collect additional information from you if you access our Services through a mobile device, e.g., country or region code of your device, IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity), eMMC ID (embedded multimedia card), UFS ID (universal flash storage), SIM and IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity), or other unique identifier of the device, device module, version of or other information about your device’s operating system, CPU information, storage condition, configuration and parameter of screen, IP address, MAC address, mobile carrier, postal code, language and other settings, location or GPS/geo-location, applications information, and other information that may relate to the mobile device you use.

(i)        Technical usage informationWhen you visit or use our Services, we collect usage information sent to us by your computer, mobile, or other access device that tells us the number of visitors to the Services and when and how you are using the Services (“usage information”), such as the time and duration of your use of the Services and logs that may refer to you use of or the error in your use of the Services.  We use tracking technologies (including e.g. unique device identifiers, referrer URL and location from your devices) when you use certain applications or features. To learn more about how we use tracking technologies and cookies, see Section 11 of this Privacy Policy.

(j)        Other Information: When you use some of the Services and such Services may require specific use of your information, we will specify such information in separate terms, agreements, or privacy policies and will collect, process, use, or transfer such information according thereto and get your consent where appropriate.

We do not generally ask you for sensitive personal data, i.e. personal data that reveal racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, criminal records, or trade union or professional association membership, genetic data and biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, and data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation. However, you may voluntarily provide sensitive personal data in the use of our services (e.g. by including it in SMS messages you send). If we need to collect or process sensitive personal data (such as facial feature, fingerprint feature, voice recording, heart rate, step count, etc.) in other circumstances, we will do so with your consent or where we are otherwise required or permitted by law.

4.     Purposes of Processing of Personal Data

Vivo will process your personal data to fulfill the following purposes:

(a)      Operate our Services:  We process collected personal data to (i) provide, maintain, improve, protect, and develop all of our services, products, content, and advertisements; (ii) send notices to you of our software updates, updated policies or other information that we believe may be important to you; (iii) analyze and develop data and information on the use of our services and products to provide better services and products; (iv) interact with you about your device, services, or any of your questions and requests; (v) administer promotional activities, such as sweepstakes, contests, or other similar events; (vi) conduct after-sales and customer support activities; (vii) improve our loss prevention and anti-fraud programs; (viii) prevent further loss and implement anti-fraud programs.

(b)      Analyze and aggregate non-personal usage information:  We use aggregate and anonymized usage information about our users, technical usage data and non-personal data to analyze the Services and user behavior and prepare aggregated reports to, for example, provide better products and services to our customers. 

(c)      Understand how you use our products:  We may use information to understand how you use our products/services. For example, we may collect your search queries to improve accuracy and relevancy of results provided by our services.

(d)      Marketing: We may provide electronic marketing communications to you about (i) products and services we (or permitted third parties) feel may interest you; (ii) information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already used or enquired about; (iii) upcoming events, promotions and new products/services or other opportunities as well as those of selected third parties; and (iv) information regarding any applicable loyalty programs (including points earned and free, bonus and promotional points).

We will only send you marketing, advertising, or promotional materials where you have previously provided explicit opt-in consent to receipt of such communications. We will ensure that each electronic marketing communication contains a link allowing you to unsubscribe from such communications.

(e)      Customer research: We may use information (including your personal information) to research and determine your customer preferences.

(f)       Sales and customer service: We may use information (including your personal information) for ordering, shipping, return/change, refund, reviewing and invoicing purposes in relation to products and services provided online.

(g)      Account management: We may use information (including your personal information) to register and close your account, maintain and update our records, and similar activities in connection with our Services.

We may not be able to do these things without your personal data. For example, we may not be able to communicate with you and deal with your enquiries.

5.     Ways of Processing of Personal Data    

We will carry out the following operations on your personal data with the use of both automatic and non-automatic means of processing: collection, recording, systematization, accumulation, storage, alteration (update, modification), retrieval, use, transfer (provision, access), depersonalization, blocking, and deletion (destruction) of personal data.

Such processing includes ‘profiling’ that consists of any form of automated processing of personal data evaluating the personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects of the data subject’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests, reliability or behavior, location or movements.

We are required to ensure such processing is subject to suitable safeguards, including reasonable steps to ensure personal data is accurate, complete, up-to-date and relevant, and your rights to access and correct personal data about you.

6.     Retention Terms    

   We process your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purpose of its processing. The specific period depends on the different needs of certain service, please reference the privacy terms of specific service. We will terminate processing of your personal data if you cancel your account and withdraw your consent, unless we are entitled (or obliged) to continue processing your personal data on other legal grounds.

   When it is no longer necessary to retain your personal data, we will delete the personal data that we hold about you from our systems, unless the personal data is required to be stored for longer periods (e.g. for archiving purposes in the public interest, or for scientific or historical research purposes). While we will endeavor to permanently erase your personal data once it reaches the end of its retention period, some of your personal data may still exist within our systems, for example if it is waiting to be overwritten. For our purposes, such data has been put beyond use, meaning that, while it still exists in the electronic ether, our employees will not have any access to it or use it again.

7.     How Vivo Shares Your Personal Data

Personal data may be shared with:

(a)      Vivo Affiliated Entities.  We may share the personal data we collect about you with the Vivo group companies and their and our affiliates and subsidiaries.  Vivo affiliated entities may process personal data on the same bases as described in this Privacy Policy.

(b)      Authorized Partners.  We will not generally disclose your personal data to third parties.

(c)      Legal and law enforcement. We are required to disclose your personal data by local judicial or governmental authorities, agencies or as mandated under applicable laws.

(d)      Change of control – New Owners.  In the event of any actual or prospective merger, restructuring or bankruptcy, Vivo may also provide your personal data to related third parties without further consent from you.

When sharing your personal data with Vivo Affiliated Entities, Authorized Partners and New Owners, we require that they securely store the personal data we provide to them and all such entities are contractually bound by us to keep the personal data confidential.

8.     Your Rights

Being a data subject, you have other rights with respect to your personal data in accordance with the GDPR. You can access your personal data, require its rectification, blocking, or deletion by sending your request to privacy@vivoglobal.com as set out in Contact Us Section of this Privacy Policy. We shall at no time however be responsible/ liable for the authenticity/ veracity of the information you provide. Please note that we may keep a record of your communications to help us resolve any issues which you raise.

You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:

A.   Right to object

This right enables you to object to us processing your personal data where we do so for one of the following reasons:

·         because it is in our legitimate interests to do so;

·         to enable us to perform a task in the public interest or exercise official authority;

·         to send you direct marketing materials; or;

·         for scientific, historical, research, or statistical purposes.

B.   Right to withdraw consent

Where we have obtained your consent to process your personal data for certain activities (for example, for marketing), you may withdraw this consent at any time and we will cease to use your personal data for that purpose unless we consider that there is an alternative legal basis to justify our continued processing of your personal data for that purpose, in which case we will inform you of this basis.

You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data any time with effectiveness for the future. To do this, please send your withdrawal request to privacy@vivoglobal.com. Your personal data will be deleted within a reasonable time period after receipt of your withdrawal. We draw your attention to the fact that we may continue processing your personal data if we are entitled (or obliged) to continue processing your personal data on other legal grounds.

C.   Data subject access requests

You may ask us for a copy of the information we hold about you at any time, and request us to modify, update or delete such information. Additionally, you have the right to access the following information:

·         the purposes of the processing of your personal data;

·         the categories of personal data concerned;

·         the recipients or categories of recipient of the personal data;

·         the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or the criteria used to determine that period;

·         the existence of the right to request from us rectification or erasure of personal data, restriction of processing of personal data concerning you, or to object to such processing;

·         the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;

·         where the personal data are not collected from you, any available information as to their source;

·         the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling;

·         if personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 of GDPR relating to the transfer.

If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this unless permitted by law. If you request further copies of this information from us, we may charge you a reasonable administrative cost.  Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request we will always tell you the reasons for doing so.

D.   Right to erasure

You have the right to request that we "erase" your personal data in certain circumstances. Normally, this right exists where:

·         It is no longer necessary for us to process your personal data;

·         You have withdrawn your consent to us using your personal data, and there is no other valid reason for us to continue;

·         The personal data has been processed unlawfully;

·         It is necessary for the personal data to be erased in order for us to comply with our obligations under law; or

·         You object to the processing and we are unable to demonstrate overriding legitimate grounds for our continued processing.

We would only be entitled to refuse to comply with your request for erasure in limited circumstances and we will always tell you our reason for doing so. When complying with a valid request for the erasure of personal data we will take all reasonably practicable steps to delete the relevant personal data.

E.   Right to restrict processing

You have the right to request that we restrict our processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, for example if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data that we hold about you or you object to our processing of your personal data for our legitimate interests. If we have shared your personal data with third parties, we will notify them about the restricted processing unless this is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. We will, of course, notify you before lifting any restriction on processing your personal data.

F.   Right to rectification

You have the right to request that we rectify any inaccurate or incomplete personal data that we hold about you. If we have shared this personal data with third parties, we will notify them about the rectification unless this is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You may also request details of the third parties that we have disclosed the inaccurate or incomplete personal data to. Where we think that it is reasonable for us not to comply with your request, we will explain our reasons for this decision.

G.   Right of data portability

You have the right to transfer your personal data between service providers, provided that: 1) the personal data is processed by automated means; 2) the personal data has been provided to us by data subjects; and 3) the basis for processing is consent, or that the data are being processed to fulfil a contract or steps preparatory to a contract. In effect, this means that you are able to transfer the details we hold about you to another third party. To allow you to do so, we will provide you with your personal data in a commonly used machine-readable format so that you can transfer the personal data. Alternatively, we may directly transfer the personal data for you.

H.   Right to complain

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.

9.     Cookies

Please refer to our separate Cookies policy for information about how we use certain technologies to enhance your online experience and customize our service to you.

10.     Third Party Links

Our Services may contain links to other third party websites, products and services, or use or offer products or services from third parties. Information collected by third parties is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these third party sites.

11.     Security

Vivo takes security measures to protect your information, including but not limited to technical and physical measures. However, please note that although we have implemented these measures, there is no security measure that can guarantee the absolute safety and security of your information.  If you believe that your login credentials have been compromised, please contact us at once.

When you use some Vivo products, services, or applications, the personal data  you share is visible to other users and in some cases search engines and the public and can be read, collected, used and retained by those other parties. You are responsible for the personal data you choose to share or submit in these instances. It is your responsibility to make sure that your personal data is accurate.

Below are some examples of data security measures we undertake:

(a)      Ensuring the security of the premises where the information systems used to process personal data are located. Such security shall prevent any uncontrolled access to such premises by persons having no rights to access such premises.

(b)      Using technical means to protect the information including but not limited to encryption and anonymization techniques.

(c)      Approving the list of persons who are authorized to access the information systems where the personal data are processed.

(d)      Appointing a data protection officer.

(e)       Identifying threats to the security of personal data while they are being processed in our information systems.

(f)      Assessing the effectiveness of measures taken to ensure the security of personal data.

(g)      Detecting instances of unauthorized access to personal data and taking appropriate measures to mitigate the effects of such unauthorized access.

(h)        Taking all practicable measures to restore personal data which have been modified or destroyed as a result of unauthorized access.

(i)        Monitoring measures taken to ensure the security of personal data and the level of protection of personal data information systems.

(j)      Establishing rules for access to personal data being processed in our information systems and recording all processing actions performed on personal data contained in our information systems.

   Please note that we hold personal information electronically and in hard copy form, both at our own premises and with the assistance of our service providers.    

12.     Minor’s Privacy

The Services are not intended for minors as defined by applicable laws.  We do not knowingly collect personal data via our Services from minors. We will only use or disclose minor information if (a) legally permissible; (b) the parent or other legal representative of the minor has provided consent; or (c) there are other legal grounds as per applicable data protection laws.  If we accidentally collect a child's personal data without verified prior consent from the child's parents, we will attempt to delete the data as soon as possible. If you believe a minor has provided personal data to us without parental/legal guardian consent, please Contact Us

13.     International Transfer

   As we operate internationally, your personal data may be processed in different countries or regions around the world where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in the EU.

   We want to make sure that your personal data is stored and transferred in a way which is secure. Where we transfer your personal data outside the EU and where the country or territory in question does not maintain adequate data protection standards, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. For example, this could be:        

·         By way of a data transfer agreement with a third party, incorporating standard contractual clauses to ensure that the third party protects your personal data; or

·         Where it is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between ourselves and you, or between ourselves and a third party and the transfer is in your interests for the purposes of that contract (for example, if we need to transfer your data to a benefits provider based outside the EU); or

·         Where you have consented to the data transfer.

   The countries to which we may make international transfers of personal data include China, Hong Kong, and Singapore, amongst others.

14.     Notification Regarding Updates.

From time to time, we may update this Privacy Policy. In the event of any material changes to our Privacy Policy, you will be notified via e-mail or other available approaches.

15.         Contact Us

If you have any questions about the way we handle your personal data which have not been answered in this Privacy Policy, you may email us at privacy@vivoglobal.com.