Last modified: May 25, 2018
We collect information to provide better services to all of our users – from figuring out basic stuff like which language you speak, to more complex things like which ads you’ll find most useful.
We collect information in the following ways:
We collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number).
When you use our services or view content provided by Edison Lee, we automatically collect and store certain information in server logs.
When you use Edison Lee services, we may collect and process information about your actual location. We use various technologies to determine location, including IP address, GPS, and other sensors that may, for example, provide Edison Lee with information on nearby devices, Wi-Fi access points and cell towers.
Certain services include a unique application number. This number and information about your installation (for example, the operating system type and application version number) may be sent to Edison Lee when you install or uninstall that service or when that service periodically contacts our servers, such as for automatic updates.
We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
We and our partners use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit a Edison Lee service, and this may include using cookies or similar technologies to identify your browser or device.
We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect Edison Lee and our users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content – like giving you more relevant search results and ads.
When you contact Edison Lee, we keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
We use information collected from cookies and other technologies, like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services. For example, by saving your language preferences, we’ll be able to have our services appear in the language you prefer. When showing you tailored ads, we will not associate an identifier from cookies or similar technologies with sensitive categories, such as those based on race, religion, sexual orientation or health.
Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection.
We may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other Edison Lee services – for example to make it easier to share things with people you know. Depending on your settings, your activity on other sites and apps may be associated with your personal information in order to improve Edison Lee’s services and the ads delivered by Edison Lee.
Edison Lee processes personal information on our servers in many countries around the world. We may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.
Many of our services let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines. Our services provide you with different options on sharing and removing your content.
Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup systems).
Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.
We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Edison Lee unless one of the following circumstances applies:
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Edison Lee when we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Edison Lee if we have a goodfaith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.
We work hard to protect Edison Lee and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In particular: