Privacy Policy & Terms of Use


Effective Date of Last Revision: February 11, 2016

This software application is controlled by Ricardo Menezes (referred to herein together with its affiliates as “Beecon”, “Beecon+”, “Beacon Sandwich”, “us”, “we” or the “Company”). By creating an user account and/or accessing or using the associated software, products and/or devices (the “Services”), you represent and warrant that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Terms of Use” or “Agreement”). We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms of Use at any time without further notice. If we do this, we will post the changes to these Terms of Use on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. Your continued use of the Services after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms of Use, do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Services.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES AND OBLIGATIONS. THESE INCLUDE VARIOUS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS, AND A DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLAUSE THAT GOVERNS HOW DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED.

Privacy Policy

MOBILE APPLICATION
We do not collect or sell your personal data or application settings; nor access directly or indirectly any of your personal data or application settings at any time. Some of your personal data or application settings may be shared with external services or third parties if, by your own consent, you choose to enable or use any of the optional services here described.

EXTERNAL SERVICES
We do share your personal data or application settings; nor access directly or indirectly any of your personal data or application settings at any time; nor store or transmit any of your personal data or application settings through external channels without your previous and explicit consent, automatically given and agreed during the activation or use of the optional features named “Sync”, “Voice commands”, “Tesla commands”, “A.I. Actions”, “Integrate with voice commands”, “Forward all events and actions to Api.ai” or “Relay responses metadata to URL”, which can only be manually enabled and configured by the user (you).

SYNC
Unless you have agreed to activate and use Beecon's optional in-app service called “Sync”, we also do not retain any of your personal data/application settings anywhere else than your own personal mobile iOS device. If you choose to activate and use Beecon's feature named “Sync”, you understand and agree that, by your own consent, your application settings, which may contain personal data or sensitive information, will be pre-encrypted before they go through Apple's iCloud infrastructure and become additionally encrypted and stored at Apple's iCloud network infrastructure. Additionally, if you choose to activate and use Beecon's feature named “Sync”, you also automatically agree with Apple's iCloud Terms and Conditions and Apple's Privacy Policy - both agreed during the activation of your iOS device and iCloud drive respectively.

By activating or using Beecon's feature named “Sync”, you understand and agree that, by your own consent, your mobile application data, which may include personal or sensitive information, is exclusively and directly stored at Apple's iCloud servers. Additionally, by using the optional service named “Sync”, you understand and automatically agree that it is your own responsibility to keep your Sync token and password safe or shared only between the people you choose to give access to your Sync data.

VOICE COMMANDS
If you choose to use Beecon's feature named “Voice Commands”, you understand and agree that, by your own consent, your voice and any semantic information extracted from it is routed through Apple's voice recognition infrastructure, before it is returned to your iOS device as textual data. Therefore, if you choose to use Beecon's voice commands, you automatically and immediately agree with Apple's Privacy Policy, as required during the activation and usage of your iOS device.

If you choose to use Beecon's feature named “Voice Commands” together with Beecon's feature named “Integrate with Voice Commands”, you understand and agree that, by your own consent, private, personal or semantic information extracted from your voice is routed through Api.ai's own server infrastructure before it is returned to your iOS device as processed metadata. Therefore, if you choose to use Beecon's feature named “Voice Commands” together with Beecon's feature named “Integrate with Voice Commands”, which is disabled by default and can only be manually enabled by the user (you), you automatically and immediately agree with Api.ai's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, as required during the activation of an Api.ai account.

A.I. ACTIONS
If you choose to use Beecon's feature named “A.I. Actions”, you understand and agree that, by your own consent, you automatically and immediately agree with Api.ai's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, as required during the activation of an Api.ai account. “Api.ai” is a trademark owned by Speaktoit, Inc. The mobile application named “Beecon+” and/or its author are in no way affiliated with Speaktoit, Inc., nor Speaktoit, Inc. or Api.ai are not involved and did not endorse Beecon in the creation of this feature.

Unless you enable the feature named “Relay responses metadata to URL”, Beecon+ only connects directly to Api.ai servers via secured and encrypted channels, and no information is transmitted anywhere else other Api.ai own servers. By enabling the feature named “Relay responses metadata to URL”, you understand and agree that, by your own consent, Api.ai responses metadata, which may contain personal or sensitive information, is automatically forwarded to the external URL that you define in the feature itself. By using Beecon’s feature named “Relay responses metadata to URL” you acknowledge that the mobile application named “Beecon+” or its author are in no way liable for loss of user data or sensitive information, and under no circumstances will we be held accountable for any and all technical errors or damages of any kind. If you choose to enable and use Beecon's feature named “Forward all events and actions to Api.ai”, you understand and agree that, by your own consent, all activities, alerts and manually or automatically-generated events by this mobile application are forwarded to Api.ai servers via secured and encrypted channels. Therefore, if you choose to use Beecon's feature named “Forward all events and actions to Api.ai”, you automatically and immediately agree with Api.ai's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, as required during the activation of an Api.ai account.

TESLA COMMANDS
If you choose to use Beecon's feature named “Tesla commands”, you understand and agree that, by your own consent, you automatically and immediately agree with Tesla's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, as required during the activation and usage of a MyTesla account. “Tesla” and “Model S” are trademarks owned by Tesla Motors, Inc. The mobile applications named “Beecon”, “Beecon+” and/or its author are in no way affiliated with Tesla Motors, Inc., nor Tesla Motors, Inc is in any way involved or in any way endorse this Beecon's feature.

Beecon only connects directly to Tesla’s servers via secure connection. No identifying information is transmitted anywhere else other than Tesla’s own servers, and no information is stored anywhere else other than in Beecon. Beecon uses the same interfaces (API) used by the official Tesla app, however, you are responsible for any changes to your car caused by using Beecon. By using Beecon’s feature named “Tesla Commands” you acknowledge that it can change the settings on your car and this mobile application and its author are in no way liable for loss of user data, physical damages, mechanical damages or injuries and under no circumstances will we be held accountable for any and all technical errors, injuries or damages of any kind.

WEATHER FORECAST
Beecon utilizes Openweathermap.org web service in order to offer weather forecast and temperature-based actions. If you choose to use Beecon's feature named “Weather Actions” or “Temperature Actions”, you understand and agree that, by your own consent, Beecon will query Openweathermap.org in order to inform you the current temperature or weather forecast. Therefore, if you choose to use Beecon's weather or temperature-based actions, you automatically and immediately agree with Openweathermap.org's Privacy Policy.

WEBSITE
We use cookies across our website, in order to improve its performance and enhance your online experience. Session cookies are used to enable you to move around the site and use essential functions on our websites, such as maintaining log-in details for the session such that the need to transfer information across the internet may be reduced. Google Analytics are used to recognise repeat visitors to our websites in order to enable us to better understand how our users browse to and through our websites, the time they spend and how often they visit our websites, relying on which we can improve our websites. Font size cookies are used to provide proper appearance of characters when you browse our websites. We will not collect any personal data from you when the cookies are being used.

You acknowledge that we use a third-party service provider (“Zendesk”) to provide support to users. By using our support channel, you automatically agree with Zendesk's terms of use and privacy policies and you understand that some of your data may be somehow or sometimes used and/or stored by Zendesk, according to their Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

EXTERNAL DEVICES AND SERVICES
Any and all hardware or software that you access or connect to through the Beecon mobile application are external devices and services. They include hubs, voice recognition APIs, web services, modules, accessories, smart bulbs, servers, social media networks and so on. We are not responsible and we do not control if or how external devices and optional services use, collect or share your personal data that is transmitted to them by secured or unsecured digital channels. For more information, carefully read your third-party hardware and software terms of use and privacy policies.

Terms of Use

The mobile applications named “Beecon” and “Beecon+” are provided "as is" and any expressed or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of usage for a particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall the regents or contributors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.

You may not use our mobile applications for any illegal or unauthorised purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws). You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature. A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.

We are in no way liable for loss of user data, physical damages or injuries and under no circumstances will we be held accountable for damages of any kind.

By using the mobile applications “Beecon” and “Beecon+” you acknowledge that you forfeit the right to hold us accountable for any and all technical errors, including loss of user preference files (user data), physical, mechanical or technical damages of any kind.

We reserve ourselves the right to change or replace any part of these Terms of Use without prior notice and at our sole discretion, by posting updates in our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes.

A breach or violation of any of the Terms of Use will result in an immediate termination of your Services.

Trademarks and Copyrights

Apple, Apple Watch, iCloud, iPhone, iBeacon, Api.ai, Tesla, Model S, Philips Hue, Estimote, LIFX, iTach, Global Caché, IFTTT, Zendesk, Openweathermap and Google are property of their respective trademark holders.