Privacy Policy: BrutusAI: Ask & Search Chatbot

Last Updated: 24 April 2024

Welcome to BrutusAI: Ask & Search Chatbot. This Privacy Policy outlines our practices regarding the collection, use, processing, and disclosure of personal information provided by users of our app, which is available on the Play Store and Apple Store. We are committed to protecting your privacy and managing your personal information transparently and securely.

1. Information We Collect & How We Use It

a. Primary Account Collection Information
  • Required Information: To access our app, users are required to authenticate via a social provider such as Gmail or Apple Sign-In. These providers share with us a unique user identifier (UID), which is essential for creating and maintaining your user profile. The UID facilitates seamless interaction within our platform and ensures a personalized and secure experience.
  • Purpose: The UID is used not only for initial authentication but also for verifying user identity during each session to prevent unauthorized access and ensure data privacy.
  • Sharing: We do not share this UID with third parties except when necessary to facilitate authentication or comply with legal requirements.
b. Primary Account Usage Information
  • Information Collected: During account setup, we collect your name, email address.
  • Purpose: This information is used for account management, to ensure secure and personalized access to our services, and to contact you with important service updates, security alerts, and support communications.
  • Security Measures: We implement advanced encryption and security protocols to protect your account information from unauthorized access and breaches.
  • Sharing: This information is only shared with third parties when necessary for providing you with services you've requested or when required by law.
c. Chat Data
  • Chat Data: We collect and store the content of your conversations within our app. This includes all text inputs, image uploads, and any other data shared during interaction with our services.
  • Purpose: The primary use of chat data is to enhance the functionality of our services, provide customized responses, and optimize user experience. This data allows us to analyze user interactions, develop new features, and improve existing ones.
  • Retention and Access: Your chat history is stored securely and is accessible only to you and select personnel who require access to fulfill our service obligations or when legally mandated.
  • Sharing: Chat data may be shared with third-party service providers for analysis and service enhancement purposes under strict confidentiality agreements.
d. Device Information
  • Data Collected: We gather detailed information about the devices used to access our app, including IP addresses, device types, operating systems, browser types, and unique device identifiers.
  • Purpose: This information is used to diagnose system issues, enhance overall app administration, support our crash analytics efforts, and ensure optimal performance tailored to the specific hardware and software environments of our users.
  • Analytical Use: Device data aids in understanding user behavior and trends, allowing for better strategic decisions and more tailored user experiences.
  • Sharing: We may share anonymized or aggregated forms of this data with partners or researchers; however, personal identifiers are strictly protected.
e. Additional Information
  • Cookies and Similar Technologies: We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to monitor interactions with our services and improve your user experience.
  • Purpose: These technologies help us remember your preferences, perform analytics, and deliver content that are more relevant to you.
  • Control: Users can manage cookies through their browser settings, though disabling cookies may impact the functionality of our services.
f. Location Data
  • Cookies and Similar Technologies: We collect location data based on ip address used for analytics.
  • Purpose: Location data helps in delivering region-specific low latency bandwidth, understanding geographical user distribution, and improving service delivery by localizing support.
  • Choice and Control: You can control the collection of location data through your device settings, allowing for greater privacy control.

2. Use of Information

  • The information we collect is critical for delivering personalized experiences and improving the overall functionality of BrutusAI: Ask & Search Chatbot.
  • Account Management: We use your primary account information to manage your account, send important service notifications, and respond to your queries or complaints.

3. Sharing of Information

We take your privacy seriously and do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties, except in compliance with the law. We may share information with trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

4. User Consent and Control

  • You control the personal information you share with us. You can update or request deletion of your information at any time by accessing the settings in your account.
  • You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. To manage your preferences, access the settings in your account or contact our support team.

5. Data Security

We employ a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. This includes using SSL technology for data transmitted during account sign-in and registration.

6. International Users

If you are located outside the United States, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using BrutusAI: Ask & Search Chatbot, you consent to this transfer and our use of your personal information in accordance with this policy.

7. Age Restrictions

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for BrutusAI or send any personal information about yourself to us.

8. Business Model

BrutusAI: Ask & Search Chatbot offers both a free version and a premium subscription model. The free version includes basic features, while the subscription offers enhanced features and capabilities.

9. Changes to This Policy

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time. Changes to the policy will be posted on our website and/or app, and the "Last Updated" date at the top of this policy will be revised.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our data practices, please contact us through the app's Support tab or via email at [your contact email].

Other Details

This policy applies to all information collected through our mobile applications and any related services. We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect.