Privacy Policy

Last Modified: Feburary 22, 2018

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Scan2D is a fast way to access any information that comes with a QR (Quick Response) code and it is also a fun way to share your experiences, reviews and feedbacks with your friends and the world around you.

When you use our services, you are inevitable to share some information with us. We understand that may affect your privacy. So we want to be upfront about the information we collect, how we use it, whom we share it with, and the choices we give you to control, access, and update your information.

That’s why we’ve written this privacy policy. And it’s why we’ve tried to write it in a way that’s blissfully free of the legalese that often clouds these documents. Of course, if you still have questions about anything in our privacy policy, please let us know.

Information We Collect

There are two basic ways we collect information: Information you choose to give us and information we get automatically when you use our services.

Information You Choose to Give Us

When you interact with our services, we collect the information that you choose to share with us. For example, most of our services require you to set up a basic Scan2D account, so we need to collect a few important details about you: basically for now your email, a password.

Information We Get Automatically When You Use Our Services

When you use our services, we collect information about which of those services you’ve used and how you’ve used them. We might know, for example, that you scanned a QR code and opened the web site associated with it. We might also know when you have re-visited the QR code or web site and the feedback you have left.

  • Usage Information. We collect information about your activity through our services.
  • Content Information. We collect the content of the QR code you have scanned and re-visited.
  • Device Information. We collect device-specific information, such as the hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, browser type, language, wireless network, and mobile network information (including the mobile phone number). We also collect device information that will help us diagnose and troubleshoot problems in the (hopefully rare) event you experience any crash or other problem while using our services.
  • Camera and Photos. Many of our services require us to collect images and other information from your device’s camera and photos. We’ll never access the camera or photos unless you give us your consent to do so.
  • Location Information. When you use our services we may collect information about your location. With your consent, we may also collect information about your precise location using methods that include GPS, wireless networks, cell towers, Wi-Fi access points, and other sensors, such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, and compasses.
  • Information Collected by Cookies and Similar Technologies. Like most online services and mobile applications, we may use cookies and other technologies, such as web beacons, web storage, and unique device identifiers, to collect information about your activity, browser, and device. We may also use these technologies to collect information when you interact with services we offer through one of our partners, such as commerce features. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually remove or reject browser cookies through the settings on your browser or device. Keep in mind, though, that removing or rejecting cookies could affect the availability and functionality of our services.
  • Log Information. We collect log file information when you use our services. That information includes, among other things:
    • details about how you’ve used our services
    • device information, such as your web browser type and language
    • QR code scanned
    • Social portal viewed
    • IP address
    • pages you visited before navigating to our services
    • cookies that may uniquely identify your device or browser

How We Use Information

What do we do with the information we collect? The short answer is: Provide you with an amazing set of products and services that we relentlessly improve. But we do a lot more as well, such as:

  • develop, improve, deliver, maintain, and protect our products and services
  • communicate with you
  • monitor and analyze trends and usage
  • personalize the services by, among other things, suggesting products or services that match your user profiles, interests, or previous activities
  • enhance the safety and security of our services
  • verify your identity and prevent fraud or other unauthorized or illegal activity
  • use information we’ve collected from cookies and other technology to enhance the services and your experience with them

We may also store some information locally on your device. For example, we may store information as local cache so that you can open the app and view content faster.

Although we welcome users from all over the world, keep in mind that no matter where you live or where you happen to use our services, you consent to us processing and transferring information in and to Canada and other countries whose data-protection and privacy laws may offer fewer protections than those in your home country.

How We Share Information

We may share information about you in the following ways:

  • With other users. We may share the following information about you with other users:
    • public information, such as your username, email;
    • information about how you have interacted with the services, such as your review score, and the feedback.
    • any additional information you have consented to be shared. For example, when you let us access your device information, we may share information about your device with other users;
  • With third parties. We may share your information with the following third parties:
    • With service providers, sellers, and partners. We may share information about you with service providers who perform services on our behalf, sellers that provide goods through our services, and business partners that provide services and functionality.
    • With third parties for legal reasons. We may share information about you if we reasonably believe that disclosing the information is needed to:
      • comply with any valid legal process, government request, or applicable law, rule, or regulation;
      • investigate, remedy, or enforce potential Terms of Service violations;
      • protect the rights, property, and safety of us, our users, or others; or
      • detect and resolve any fraud or security concerns.
    • With third parties as part of a merger or acquisition. If Scan2D gets involved in a merger, asset sale, financing, or acquisition of some portion of our business to another company, we may share your information with that company before and after the transaction closes.
  • In the aggregate. We may also share with third parties, such as advertisers, aggregated or de-identified information that cannot reasonably be used to identify you.

Information You Choose to Share with Third Parties

The services may also contain third-party links, include third-party integrations (like our Social Portal service), or be a co-branded or third-party-branded service that’s being provided jointly with or by another company. By going to those links, using the third-party integration, or using a co-branded or third-party-branded service, you may be providing information (including personal information) directly to the third party, us, or both. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for how those third parties collect or use your information. As always, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties you interact with through our services.

Analytics and Advertising Services Provided by Others

We may let other companies use cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies on the services. These companies may collect information about how you use the services and other websites and online services over time and across different services. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand your online activity.

Additionally, some companies may use the information they collect on our services to deliver targeted advertisements on behalf of us or other companies, including on third-party websites and apps. Scan2D does not currently respond to do-not-track signals that may be sent from your device. If we do so in the future, we will provide information about that practice in an updated version of this privacy policy. For more information about interest-based ads, including how to opt out of having your web-browsing information used for behavioral-advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.

Revisions to the Privacy Policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. But when we do, we’ll let you know one way or another. Sometimes, we’ll let you know by revising the date at the top of the privacy policy that’s available on our website and mobile application. Other times, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our websites’ homepages or providing you with an in-app notification).