Privacy Policy

At YI, we take your privacy seriously.

Last Updated: May 25, 2018


This Privacy Policy for Kami and YI branded products and services (" Privacy Policy") describes information that YI Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, "YI", "we" or "us") collect, use, share, or store, including personal information (i.e., information that personally identifies you) or a combination of data that can be reasonably used to infer information about you (such as your email address or mobile phone IMEI). 
This document focuses on information related to the operation of the following YI products and services:  Kami Indoor Camera, YI Action Camera, YI Dash Camera, and YI Home Camera (collectively, "YI Products").  In this Privacy Policy, the expression "YI Products" also includes our Mobile App, PC App, online communities, Kami Cloud and YI Cloud, as defined in our Terms of Use. 

Your Consent:
Consent to data collection and processing. By using YI Products, you agree to allow us to collect and process information as described in this Privacy Policy. Your personal information may be collected, processed and stored by YI or its service providers in the United States. 

What information does the YI Action Camera and YI Dash Camera collect?

The YI Action Camera and YI Dash Camera collect:
• Setup information you provide
Information input during setup: When you setup a YI Action Camera or YI Dash Camera, you will be asked for certain basic information like your email address, your Facebook account information, and your general location (e.g., city or country). 
 

• Video and audio signals and data
Video and audio signals and data: When you use the recording feature of your YI Action Camera or YI Dash Camera, the recordings are stored on your camera and are not transmitted to a YI server without your intervention. 
 

• Technical information from the device
Technical information from the device: In order to improve your experience over time, help troubleshoot problems you may encounter, and provide updates to YI Action Camera or YI Dash Camera, we store your device information, such as camera model and serial number, hardware and software versions, and mobile phone information like unique identifiers (including IMEI and MAC), operating system, crash logs, error logs, and language settings. In addition, we will collect your mobile phone's IMEI and MAC numbers for logging you into and authenticating you to your YI Product or YI's systems. Further, to improve your experience, we collect but do not associate your account or email with aggregated, non-identified, data on functions used and frequency of use. 
 

• Shared content
Shared Content: YI Action Camera and YI Dash Camera users tend to enjoy sharing certain content like video clips, images, captions, and comments with other people. Your content can be shared as directed by you through YI's community website or third-party applications and services, such as Facebook or YouTube. Such third-party applications and services are not controlled by YI and have their own privacy and service policies. The content you share by placing it on YI Community is available for sharing for a limited time (e.g., 30 days or less) after which it is deleted from YI's systems. 
 

Data protection and privacy laws in your locality may impose certain responsibilities on you and your use of YI Products. You (not YI) are responsible for ensuring that you comply with any applicable laws when you use YI Products. Note that recording and sharing clips that involve other people may affect their privacy and data protection rights. 

What information does Kami Indoor Camera and YI Home Camera (both referred here as “Camera”) collect?
 

The Kami Indoor Camera and YI Home Camera collect:

• Setup information you provide
Information input during setup: When you setup a Camera, you will be asked for certain basic information like your email address, your Facebook account information, and your general location (e.g., city or country). 
 

• Video and audio signals and data
Video and audio signals and data: When you use the recording or streaming features of your Camera, we will record and process video and/or audio recordings received from your device, subject to your configuration and settings. If you have enabled motion sensing or sound detection, we will record and process video and/or audio recordings upon sensing motion or detecting sound and may send notifications to you regarding the sensed motion or sound. In addition, if you have the recording feature enabled, we will capture, process and retain video, photo, and audio data recordings received from your device for a limited time (for example, 7, 15, or 30 days, depending on your subscription) and you will be able to access, download, and delete those recordings using Kami Cloud or YI Cloud during that time. After the subscription period, the recordings are deleted from the systems. 
 

• Technical information from the device
Technical information from the device: In order to improve your experience over time, help troubleshoot problems you may encounter, and provide updates to the Camera, we store your device information, such as camera model and serial number, hardware and software versions, and mobile phone information like unique identifiers (including IMEI and MAC), operating system, crash logs, error logs, and language settings. In addition, we will collect your mobile phone's IMEI and MAC numbers. This information is used to login and authenticate you to your YI Product. Further, to improve your experience, we collect but do not associate your account or email with aggregated, non-identified data on functions used and frequency of use. 
 

• Saved and shared content
Saved and Shared Content: Your Camera can utilize the Kami Cloud or YI Cloud subscription service to store audio, camera, and video content during a selected subscription period (for example, 7, 15, or 30 days). After the subscription period, the content is deleted from the systems. We have technical barriers to prevent our viewing or hearing your audio, camera, and video content without your intervention, and we do not share your audio, camera, or video content. You may choose to download your content for sharing, including through a third-party application or service, such as Facebook or YouTube that is not controlled by YI and has its own privacy and service policies. 
 

Data protection and privacy laws in your locality may impose certain responsibilities on you and your use of YI Products. You (not YI) are responsible for ensuring that you comply with any applicable laws when you use YI Products. For example, you may need to display a notice that alerts visitors to your home that you are using a YI Product. Note that recording and sharing clips that involve other people may affect their privacy and data protection rights. 



How does my YI Product or account interact with third parties?
Any YI data that you choose to share with a third party is governed by that third party's privacy policy while in that party's possession. 
 

Any data that YI receives from third-parties (for example, information received from Facebook after you login to your Facebook account to share content) will be processed and stored by YI and will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This information may be processed in the same manner as any other data that is a part of your Kami account or YI account, or the Kami log and YI logs. 


What additional information does YI collect and store when a user connects a YI Product to the Internet or creates an account? 
Wi-Fi Network Information: To connect your Product to YI services, including Kami Cloud and YI Cloud, or to access your YI Product over the Internet from a computer, a smartphone or a tablet, you may need to connect it to your Wi-Fi network. During setup, the YI Product will ask for your Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password to connect to the Internet. It will save this information on the device so that you can access it and control it from your computer, smartphone or tablet, and so that it can communicate with YI's systems and download software updates. 
Once connected to your Wi-Fi network, your YI Product regularly sends the data described in this Privacy Policy (excluding your Wi-Fi password) to YI to provide you with services. 

Email Addresses: When you create a YI account, we collect and store your email address. From that point forward, your email address is used for communications from YI. In addition, YI may provide you with the ability to login with alternative credentials, such as a Facebook account. 
Basic Profile Information: Your account allows you to provide certain basic profile information like a username of your choice and profile photo. Usernames and profile photos may be shown to others in connection with YI services. We routinely record log entries and technical information when your mobile device, tablet, PC, or YI Product contacts our systems. 

How does YI use the information it collects?
We use this information to provide, develop and improve YI Products and services, including to make assessments and recommendations about products or safety. We may use your contact details to send you this information, to ask you to participate in surveys about your YI use, and to send you other communications from YI . 


We may also use this information in an aggregated, non-identified form for research purposes and to help us make sales, marketing, and business decisions. For example, we use aggregated, non-identified information about the number of times users in a particular region use a particular function to help us determine if the function is desired by customers. 


We may use service providers to perform some of these functions. Those service providers are restricted from sharing your information for any other purpose. 
We use industry-standard methods to keep this information safe and secure while it is transmitted over your home network and through the Internet to our systems. 


In what circumstances does YI share my information?
We do not share personal information for any commercial or marketing purpose unrelated to the activation and delivery of YI Products and services without asking you first. 
 

The following are the limited situations where we may share personal information: 
• For external processing: We have vendors, service providers, and technicians who help with some of our processing and storage, including helping to answer your questions. They may also assist with monitoring our servers and systems for technical problems. These technicians (as well as YI employees) can access certain information about you or your account relating to this work, but these technicians are not allowed to use this data for non-YI purposes. We also have strict policies and technical barriers in place to prevent unauthorized employee access to video and audio recordings that you have not shared. 
 

• As part of business transitions: Upon the sale or transfer of the company and/or all or part of its assets, your personal information may be among the items sold or transferred. We will request that a purchaser treat our data under the Privacy Policy. 
 

• For legal reasons: We may provide information to a third party if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so for legal reasons. For example, we may disclose information in response to legal process and we may disclose information in response to lawful requests by public authorities in the United States and other countries for the purposes of law enforcement and national security. 
If you select an outside party for the purchase, installation, or service of your YI Product, and share your personal information, we cannot control the collection, storage or sharing of information collected by that party. For example, if you buy a YI Product from a retailer, the retailer may collect personal information as part of the transaction. 

What choices do I have and how can I delete my personal information?
YI generally stores your personal information on YI's systems until you delete or edit it, or for as long as you remain a YI customer, in order to provide you with YI Products, but your audio, photo, and video files are stored for a limited time (e.g., 7, 15, or 30 days). Your YI account allows you to delete audio, photo, and video files that you choose before the limited storage time has elapsed. In addition, should you wish to delete your entire account, including all recordings associated with it, contact privacy@yitechnology.com

As described above, some information is processed and stored directly on the YI device. All personal information is encrypted as it is transmitted to YI and cannot easily be accessed. 


You can access, amend or delete your personal information from YI's systems through the controls in your account. Because of the way we maintain certain services, after your information is deleted, backup copies may linger for some time before they are deleted, and we may retain certain data for a longer period of time if we are required to do so for legal reasons. 


Can the Privacy Policy be changed?
Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will provide notice of any changes by contacting you through the contact information you provide. 


How can I contact YI ?
If you have any questions, please contact us at support@yitechnology.com.