LAST UPDATED DECEMBER 2019
EFFECTIVE FROM JANUARY 2020
This Policy describes (i) the types of information we may collect or that you may provide when you install, download, subscribe to, access, and/or use the features of the Application including when any advertisement or survey is displayed by the Application and/or as part of your interaction with such advertisement; (ii) how we use that information, and the purposes for which we collect it; and (iii) how we disclose such information to third-parties.
Your device’s carrier/ provider or device manufacturer may also collect, process, store your information and we urge you to refer their privacy policies for more detail(s).. Please note that such carrier/device manufacturers may levy charges towards internet usage during download/installation of the Application for which you will be solely responsible.
BaconReader helps you enjoy all of the best content and features of popular social news site Reddit. Through the Application, you can access news and entertainment content, post links, pictures and comments, and upvote and downvote from your Android or iOS phone, smart device or tablet.
User Provided Information – The Application obtains the information you provide when you download/install/launch and/or use/interact with the Application. We may ask that you provide:
(a) transaction-related information, such as when you make purchases, respond to any offers, or download or other applications from or through the Application;
(b) information you provide us when you contact us for help or support; and
(c) other information regarding your interaction with Application or advertising displayed on the same.
We may use the information you provided us to contact you from time to time to provide you with important information, updates and required notices.
Application Collected Information - In addition, the Application may in its operation collect certain information, such as:
(a) Information about your device, including:
(b) Unique identifiers. Unique identifiers are alphanumeric strings that are unique to your device. These include:
(c) Location information, where permitted, including:
(d) Network information, including
(e) Advertisement information. We collect information about the ad presented on your device, including:
Some of these data sets may be considered to be personal information or personal data, in which case, we ensure compliance with applicable privacy laws (in force) in our collection, processing or use of the same, to the extent applicable in such jurisdictions including certain data subject rights that you may enjoy under such applicable laws. We do not collect sensitive information such as biometric data, sexual preference, physical or mental health information, political opinions, religious beliefs, credit card and other banking related information, etc. Personal information does not include aggregate, de-identified or anonymous information.
The personal information we collect helps us to improve our services, conduct attribution, fraud detection and to deliver a better personalized experience which may include interest-based advertising customized to individuals’ interests, preferences and locations and to perform analysis aimed at improving your user experience. We may use the information to:
(a) Provide you with the Application features and its contents and suggestions;
(b) Provide advertisements, surveys and/or promotional content that may be of interest to you or to run advertising campaigns;
(c) Notify you of notices or when any relevant Application updates or upgrades that are available and requires notification; and
(d) Conduct analytics such as estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
We may disclose aggregated or de-identified personal information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual or device, without restriction.
We adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) self-regulatory principles (see http://www.aboutads.info/principles/). We work with online advertising companies to provide you with relevant and useful advertising. Some of the ads you receive are customized based on predictions about your interests generated from your visits over time and across different applications and websites. For example, we may attempt to match your browsing activity on your mobile device with your browsing activity on your laptop. To do this our technology partners may share data, such as your browsing patterns, geo-location and device identifiers, and will match the information of the browser and devices that appear to be used by the same person.
We reserve the right to use and disclose the collected data in a de-identified, anonymized and/or aggregated manner for the business purposes of our partners. We do not pass any information such as your name, phone number or email address to other ad networks or advertisers.
We may work with attribution partners and analytics companies to help us understand how the Application is being used, such as the frequency and duration of usage. We also work with advertisers and third-party advertising companies, advertisers, ad networks, ad servers that collect information about how you interact with advertising and content provided in the Application, which helps us keep the cost of the Application free. Advertisers and advertising companies use some of the information collected by the Application, including the advertising identifier assigned to your mobile device to serve advertisements that are targeted to your interests in the Application.. To learn how to opt out of the use of information collected from this Application including third party use, for targeted advertising purposes, please see the “What are my privacy rights?” below. If you have allowed us to collect information about your location by enabling the location option of your device, we may share it with our ad network partners in order to tailor the ads we display. We typically do not show advertising in the paid "Pro" version of this Application.
Our customers, partners or vendors (including without limitation advertising companies, advertisers, ad networks, device manufacturers or carriers or telecom partners issuing smart devices, other application developers, data enrichment partners etc.) may disclose to us certain personal or non-personal information they have separately collected about you so that we can effectively provide our services. They do this in accordance with their own specific privacy policies and subject to their own applicable legal requirements.
There are multiple options for users of this Application:
a. Opt-out of all information collection by uninstalling the Application– You can stop all collection of information by the Application by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network. The default flow is as follows: Settings > Apps > Application > Uninstall.
In the event you have uninstalled the application and want us to stop using your personal information, please submit a thorough description at email@example.com, and we will respond to your request in a reasonable period of time. We only retain information as described in our Retention Policy (see Section 10) below. Please follow this guideline in your email:
Subject - “Opt-out”
Body: (Include your google_adid/ google_aid/ google advertising id, along with optional:android id, MEID) “in relation to BaconReader Application.”
You can find your Google Ad Id by navigating your phone: Settings > Google > Ads > (Your advertising ID).
Subject - “Opt-out”
Body: (Include your BaconReader Vendor ID) “in relation to BaconReader Application.”
You can find your BaconReader Vendor ID by tapping the BaconReader menu and selecting Help & Support  > Device Identifier. The Vendor ID is displayed on this screen.
b. Opt-out of Interest based advertising: You may stop or restrict the placement of technologies on your device or remove them by adjusting your preferences as your browser or device permits. To opt out of the use of information collected by our advertising partners across different applications to serve ads that are targeted to your interests, please follow the steps below:
The Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) offers a separate choice tool for the collection of cross-app data on a mobile device for interest-based advertising and other applicable uses. To exercise choice for companies participating in this choice tool, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app (see http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices). To learn more about interest-based advertising based on web browsing activity and to opt out of advertising based on your web browsing activities by companies that participate in the DAA, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/. You can learn more about targeted advertising and consumer choice and privacy at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp, http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/, https://youradchoices.ca/choices/, and www.aboutads.info/choices/. Please note you must separately opt out in each browser and on each device. Advertisements on third party websites that contain the AdChoices link may have been directed to you based on information collected by advertising partners over time and across websites. These advertisements provide a mechanism to opt out of the advertising partners’ use of this information for interest-based advertising purposes.
d. Additional rights for users based out of State of California (in the United States) effective the later of (i) January 2020 or (ii) the date on which California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) comes in effect:
We do not track users with cross-device identifiers, please keep in mind that every time you change your device, reset your identifier or reinstall the app please submit a new DSR request.
The Application assumes no responsibility for any third-party landing pages you access or your direct interaction with any third-party advertisers even if you engage with any specific advertisement or survey campaign displayed through the Application; we recommend that you review the privacy policies of such third parties that you elect to interact with.
The Application is meant for general audience and is not targeted towards children. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect the information we collect about you in compliance with its legal and privacy requirements and contractual obligations. We also seek appropriate contractual protection from our partners and service providers regarding their collection, use or treatment of user data. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.
Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. Please note that we do not respond to or honour DNT signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.