Face++ Privacy Policy

We, Beijing Kuangshi Technology Co., Ltd., always believe that face technology services relate to the portraits and other information of the direct and indirect users and users’ privacy, and best prudence shall be taken to protect such information. Hence, we hereby undertake that we acknowledge, respect and protect all privacy you have provided to us through our websites (faceplusplus.com) and/or the Face++ products. This privacy policy (“Private Policy”) applies to all the personal information we collect through our websites and the Face++ products, and describes how we collect, use, disclose, protect, and provide you with access to the personal information about you that we maintain. This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information you may otherwise provide to us, or that we may otherwise collect from public sources and which may fall within the scope of the public information.

If you do not accept this Privacy Policy, please do not use our websites and the Face++ products or provide any personal information to us.

Collection of Personal Information

We receive and store the personal information that you provide on our websites and through the Face++ APIs. The personal information we collect includes information that can identify you as a specific individual, such as your name, e-mail address, and information related to your activity on our website and face information that you or your clients have authorized for your face detection, face tracking, face analysis, face verification, face search and face recognition. We collect this information from you when you register for our products and services, access and use the Face++ products, post on our blogs and forums, ask us a question, and initiate other transactions or activities on our website.

Please be assured that, in respect of any photo that you may have uploaded on our websites or through the Face++ products, we will collect and save the original photo securely for our research purpose, not share with 3rd party.

Collection of Other Information

Our websites may collect other non-personal information about your computer (such as your IP address, web browser software, and online activity) when you visit our websites. If we do combine non-personal information with the personal information received from you, the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.

Collection of Information from Third-party Sources

We may also collect information about you from publicly and commercially available sources (to the extent permitted by law), which we may combine with other information we receive from or about you. If we do combine such information with the personal information received from you, the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.

Use of Personal Information

We may use the personal information you provide on our websites and through the Face++ products in certain ways in connection with our business. These uses include:

  • Providing you with the products and services you request;
  • Managing your account, including handling subscriptions;
  • Responding to your questions and comments;
  • Sending you updates and newsletters;
  • Providing you information about selected products and services that may be of interest to you;
  • Soliciting information and feedback from you, including through surveys and questionnaires;
  • Performing business analyses or for other purposes to improve the quality of our business, our websites, Face++ products, and the services we offer.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We may share your personal information in limited circumstances, including:

  • With our authorized service providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf (only in the event that we ascertain such service providers will not own or divulge your personal information);
  • To respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
  • When we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, defense against legal claims or as otherwise required by law;
  • To protect or defend the rights or property of faceplusplus.com, faceplusplus.com.cn or others, or the safety of the public;
  • In connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale;
  • Otherwise pursuant to your consent (for example, when and if we enable subscribers to share with other users lists of the content they have purchased).

Access to Personal Information

You can e-mail us at privacy@faceplusplus.com to update, change, or request that we delete your personal information.

Protection of Personal Information

We have implemented security procedures consistent with customary practice to protect the personal information that you provide to us. However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used, or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this Private Policy.

In the process of providing services, we may obtain public face information through search technology, social networks and public data room, and receive non-public face information from the data you submit. We undertake that any non-public information or data you directly submit to us is your proprietary information, and we will not disclose such information to or use such information for any third party. The data submitted to and collected by any of our applications (including the Face++ products) will be only used for its own purposes, and will not be accessed or used by any other application. We welcome any advice from the application developers, any third party and you in respect of the protection of face information to keep the privacy of the application developers and end users in strict confidence.

Children's Privacy

We will protect children’s privacy according to the applicable laws. We encourage children under 18 to visit our websites or use our Face++ products under the supervision and guidance of their parents, and advise them to recommend their parents to read this Privacy Policy and seek consent from their parents before submitting any personal information to us.

Our websites and the Face++ products may contain links to third-party websites, products and services. These websites, products and services of third parties do not operate under this Privacy Policy, and information collected by such third parties is governed by their privacy practices. We recommend that you examine the privacy statements of those third parties to understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy in the future. We will notify you about material changes to this Privacy Policy by sending a notice to the e-mail address you provided to us or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at privacy@faceplusplus.com.

Updated on Jan 12, 2017