Privacy Statement

This privacy policy governs your use of the software application HiveTool Mobile (“Application”) for mobile devices that was created by HiveTool Mobile. The Application is designed to facilitate record keeping and analysis of recorded data for all levels of Beekeeper.

What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?

User Provided Information

The data provided by the user facilitates beehive record keeping and review to the benefit of the user.

The data provided by the user may be used for research analysis. For example, to determine trends in regional beehive health by HiveTool Mobile or a 3rd party. Personally identifiable information will not be shared to any 3rd party without user consent. In that spirit, the resolution of a location is never more specific than a ZIP Code.

Automatically Collected Information

The Application leverages your device's account to differentiate you amongst other users in the HiveTool Mobile ecosystem. For example on Android platforms this may be a Google Account. HiveTool Mobile does not share account information with 3rd parties, and only uses account information for purposes of identity within the HiveTool Mobile ecosystem.

The application gathers device specific information solely to facilitate HiveTool Mobile support identifying and resolving problems with the Application. Examples of data collected are device specifications such as model, operating system version, etc. Device information is for use only within HiveTool Mobile's ecosystem. It is not shared with any 3rd party.

Although available due to network software dependencies, the Application does not use GPS or any sort of automatic location sensing. We're interested in furthering bee wellness, not where you go to do your thing.

The Application uses a single 3rd party service, Google Maps, to normalize a user supplied apiary location. For example, if a user enters the ZIP Code 30114 as an apiary location, the application attempts to use the Google Maps service to normalize the ZIP Code to "Canton GA, USA 30114". Generally a ZIP Code will resolve to its corresponding county/parish seat and country.

Does the Application collect precise real time location information of the device?

No.

Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?

Only aggregated, anonymized data is transmitted to an external service to help us improve the Application and our service. We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others;
  • with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf and who do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them;
  • if HiveTool Mobile is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information.

What are my opt-out rights?

You can stop all collection of information by the Application easily 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.

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

We will retain User Provided data for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter. We will retain information for up to 24 months and thereafter may store it in aggregate. If you’d like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at privacy@hivetoolmobile.com and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that all of the User Provided Data is required in order for the Application to function properly.

Children

We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. 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 privacy@hivetoolmobile.com. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time, however, it is the responsibility of the concerned party to cancel any recurring Subscription.

Security

We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. 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.

Changes

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here and informing you via email or text message. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes.

Your Consent

By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. "Processing,” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the United States. If you reside outside the United States your information will be transferred, processed and stored there under United States privacy standards.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at privacy@hivetoolmobile.com.