Aki Technologies Privacy Policy

Aki Technologies, Inc. (“Aki”, “we” or “us”) is a mobile advertising company. We use our proprietary technology (our “Platform”) to offer advertising solutions to our clients.  We provide this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect and use certain information. This Privacy Policy and the opt-out choices below apply to Aki's mobile advertising products and services, including those provided through our Platform (collectively, our “Service”).

 

Information Collection and Sharing

Website Information Collection

Aki is the sole owner of the information collected on our websites (a.ki and any other websites we may own or operate). The information may consist of both Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) and Non-Personally Identifiable Information (“Non-PII”), and is collected in order to conduct business with current and prospective business clients. PII is information about a specific individual (i.e. name, contact information, or billing information) that is used to identify that individual.  We do not sell or rent information collected via our websites to other parties, but we may provide it to third parties as necessary to conduct our business operations and to our customers for the performance of our Services, or we may disclose such information as otherwise described in this policy. Aki uses information collected on our websites to provide communicate with prospective clients, to establish advertiser and publisher accounts on our Platform, and otherwise as necessary to conduct our business.  If you would like to review or request changes to PII that you have submitted through our websites, or would like to request that we not share your PII with third parties, please contact us using the information below.

Information Collected In Connection With Our Services

Aki collects Non-PII from across our Platform. This information, which may include anonymous identifiers associated with your mobile device (e.g., the Apple iOS IDFA or Android ADID), accelerometer and gyroscope data, and the location of your device (i.e. GPS or Wi-Fi data if you enable these services), does not identify you personally, and may come from such sources as your mobile web browser, or the apps that you use. We use a variety of technologies to collect this information, including “cookies,” which are small text files that can be stored on your browser and beacons (also called “single-pixel GIFs). We may also collect and/or use information collected by our business partners and shared with us, and information from third party providers.  We use this Non-PII (including device identifiers) in our Platform to perform a variety of tasks, such as improving the relevance of the ads, identifying possible relationships among different browsers and devices, limiting the number of times a specific advertisement is presented to the same mobile device (frequency capping), providing an advertisement to only certain types of mobile devices, or providing a report to a client on the number of its advertisements that were clicked. We may share this Non-PII with clients, vendors, and other companies with whom we conduct business, and as otherwise described in this policy. We may also use some of this information to provide interest-based advertising, as discussed more fully below.

Other Information Sharing

Aki may share non-PII with its affiliated companies and its business partners.  We may disclose information, including PII, when in our sole judgment we are required to do so by law, regulation, or when such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process.  Additionally, there may be times where we will need to disclose information to protect our system or our rights or to ensure your safety or the safety of others. We may also transfer all or some of the information discussed in this policy, in connection with a corporate merger, acquisition, partial or total sale of assets, bankruptcy, or any other corporate change.

 

Interest-Based Advertising and Opt Out

Advertising

Aki works with its clients to provide ads that are likely to be more interesting and more relevant to mobile device users. One way we do this is by collecting information that does not identify you personally (Non-PII), which may include things like mobile websites you have visited or mobile apps that you use, preferences that you may have provided to your app provider or to Aki (as in a survey), information collected by our partners and other third parties and shared with us, device identifiers, accelerometer or gyroscope data, or location information (i.e. GPS or Wi-Fi data if you have enabled those services). We may also link an identifier to additional information from other partners to provide us with some information about users’ likely interests.

Aki does not knowingly deliver or target ads except to mobile devices, so the best way for you to opt out of the use of information for interest-based advertising by Aki, is to follow these instructions:

Opt-Out Instructions

  • Android: You can reset your advertising ID at any time, right from the Ads section of the Google Settings app on your device. From the same app, you can also opt-out of targeted advertising based on the advertising ID by setting the appropriate ad tracking preference.
  • iOS: You can opt out of targeted advertising by turning on Limit Ad Tracking in your device’s settings menu (as of the date of this Privacy Policy, located at Settings > Privacy > Advertising) and by turning off Location Based iAds in your device’s System Services Menu (as of the date of this Privacy Policy, located at Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services).

Please note that while opting out limits Aki’s collection of information to serve you interest-based ads, it does not prevent you from receiving ads from Aki or third parties.

 

Links to Third-Party Websites and Third-Party Content

Websites

Our websites may contain links to other websites. Aki is not responsible for the privacy notices or practices of these third-party websites.

Ads

We may also provide ads that link to third-party sites, third-party apps, or other third-party content (collectively “Third-Party Content”). This Privacy Policy does not extend to Third-Party Content, or any services offered on or through Third-Party Content.

 

Information Collection On Behalf Of Third Parties

Aki emphasizes that this Privacy Policy does not address the practices or policies of its Platform and Service customers, nor of any website, mobile app, or other property on which ads are displayed through the use of the Aki Platform or Service.

The collection, retention, processing and other uses of data by Aki Platform and Service customers, whether or not in connection with the Aki Platform or Service, is governed by their own privacy policies and applicable laws, rules, or regulations.  Aki does not control those activities, and if you believe that an Aki customer has collected or processed your information (either directly, or indirectly through a third party), you should contact them directly.

We may, on behalf of our Platform and Service customers and other partners, collect information from end users. This may occur, for example, if someone submits information in response to an ad that we provide on behalf of a Platform or Service customer. Such information may consist of PII, Non-PII, or both. In such situations, we collect the information and provide it to our customer, and it will be subject to that customer’s privacy practices.

As indicated above in this section, Aki customers use information according to their own privacy policies and applicable law and regulation.  However, Aki provides the following types of data analysis functionality to its customers within the Aki Platform and Service:

  • Measuring the performance of advertising campaigns;
  • Measuring the performance of advertising displayed through publishers, web sites, mobile applications, and other properties;
  • Identifying possible relationships among different browsers and devices;
  • Limiting the number of times a specific advertisement is presented to the same browser or mobile device (frequency capping);
  • Creating customized performance reports (for example, how well a particular advertisement is performing in a particular geographic region or among a particular demographic);
  • Improving the targeting or relevance of advertising to users; and
  • Aggregating the information collected for an Aki customer with other information provided by other Aki customers and information provided by third parties to undertake any or all of the foregoing activities. 

 

Children's Privacy

Aki does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.  If you believe your child has provided Aki with personal information, and you would like to have the information removed, please contact us using the contact information below.

 

Security

Aki takes reasonable steps to protect the security of information that we collect. To that end, we have designed and deployed hardware, software, and networking solutions in an effort to reasonably secure and protect access to our systems and data.

 

Changes to Privacy Policy

Aki may make changes to this Privacy Policy. If we make any changes to our privacy practices that we believe are material, we will post a revised Privacy Policy on this website.

 

Contact Information

If you have any questions about our privacy practices, you may contact us:

Aki Inc.
912 Cole Street, #357
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 462-4254
Email: privacy [at] a.ki

Last revised: August 28, 2017

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