Privacy Policy

Last Modified: Feburary 22, 2018

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Scan2D provides a speedy means to access information via QR codes, offering a fun way to share experiences, reviews, and feedback with friends and the wider community.

By using our services, you inevitably share certain information with us, which may affect your privacy. We are transparent about the information we collect, how it's used, whom we share it with, and the options you have to control, access, and update your data. This privacy policy has been crafted to be free of the typical legal jargon, ensuring clarity. Should you have any questions about our privacy policy, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

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, your email and a password.

Information We Get Automatically When You Use Our Services

When you use our services, we collect information about which services you've used and how you've used them. For example, we might know that you scanned a QR code and opened the associated website. We might also know when you revisited the QR code or website and the feedback you 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 gather precise location data using methods that include GPS, wireless networks, cell towers, Wi-Fi access points, and other sensors like 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 gather information when you interact with services we offer through our partners, such as commerce features. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, if you prefer, you can usually remove or reject browser cookies via your browser or device settings. Keep in mind 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 activit.y
  • 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.

While we welcome users from all over the world, please be aware that by using our services, you consent to the processing and transferring of your information to Canada and other countries, which may have data protection and privacy laws that 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 and email.
  • Information about how you have interacted with the services, such as your review score and feedback.
  • Any additional information you have consented to be shared. For example, if you allow us access to your device information, we may share details about your device with other users.
  • With third parties. We may share your information with the following third parties:
    • We may share your information with service providers, sellers, partners, and for legal reasons, such as complying with the law, enforcing our Terms of Service, protecting rights and safety, and addressing fraud and security issues. Additionally, if Scan2D undergoes a merger, sale, financing, or acquisition, your information may be shared with the involved company before and after the transaction.
  • 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

    Our services may include third-party links, integrations (like our Social Portal service), or co-branded services provided in partnership with another company. By accessing these links, using third-party integrations, or utilizing co-branded services, you may be sharing information (including personal information) directly with the third party, us, or both. Please be aware that we are not responsible for how these third parties handle your information. We recommend reviewing the privacy policies of any third-party websites or services you engage 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

    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).