DU Ad Platform

Privacy Notice

Welcome to DU Ad Platform, a global mobile advertising platform based on the world's top mobile app matrix providing advertising to you in the mobile applications (“apps”) of our customers who own apps and connecting you if desired with advertisers’ websites (together, the “Service”). This Service is owned by Baidu (Hong Kong) Limited (“Baidu”).

Table of Contents

1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND USE

In general.

We collect personal information from you in order to provide you with advertising technology services that allow app owners to show advertisements (“ads”) in their apps, and advertisers to reach audiences that may be interested in their products or services via ads. We have a legitimate interest in processing your personal information, namely for direct marketing purposes, which is the core activity of the DU Ad Platform. Please be reassured that we only process your personal information for the goals set out cristal clear in this Privacy Notice. The categories of information we collect include the categories of personal information as explained under ‘further information’.

Further information

1.1. Information generated when you visit an app displaying the Service

Collection: When you visit an app of an app owner displaying the Service, we automatically collect personal information from you. The information collected via the Service available on our customer’s app may concern information about device identifiers such as iOS Identifier for Advertising (IDFA), Android ID, and Google AD ID. Besides information about your device is collected, such as the type and model, resolution, manufacturer, operating system (e.g. iOS or Android), operating system version, operating system language, carrier name and screen size. Further, information about your app usage is collected including the application package name and its version on your device that is requesting an ad, and app signature (md5), and your network connection type (e.g., WiFi, cellular). Finally, information is collected about the ads served to and viewed by you such as the type of ad.

Aim:
  • The primary reason for which we collect the abovementioned information, is to enable our customers to display advertising: we create the opportunity for app owners to offer the Service as an advertising inventory in their apps, and we enable advertisers to bid on and fill the inventories of app owners with ads.
  • Besides, the information enables us to perform ad reporting and conversions: it enables us to report to advertisers information about when and how you have been exposed to their ads or clicked on their ads, and it enables us to report to app owners information about when and how ads were shown on their properties and were clicked on.
  • Further, the information allows us to perform ‘frequency capping’: We prevent you from seeing the same ad or type of ad too many times.
  • Also, we detect and prevent fraud with the information: we identify invalid clicks (or ad queries) which enables us to protect the Service and our customers who are app owners from fraudulent behavior.
  • Finally, the information allows us to provide and operate our Service in general, by allowing us to perform the following actions: audits, research, and analyses of data in order to maintain, protect, and improve our Service, and to ensure that our technologies function properly.

1.2. Information generated when actively interacting with the Service

Collection: When clicking on the ads displayed by Baidu in our customers’ apps, Baidu may collect the information described under 1.1, and also information regarding which ads are clicked on, including whether you visited the advertiser’s website or downloaded the advertiser’s app.

Aim: The aims for the collection of this additional information are the following:

  • First, the information enables us to perform ad reporting and conversions: it enables us to report to advertisers information about when and how you have been exposed to their ads or clicked on their ads, and it enables us to report to app owners information about when and how ads were shown on their properties and were clicked on.
  • Also, we detect and prevent fraud with the information: we identify invalid clicks (or ad queries) which enables us to protect the Service and our customers who are app owners from fraudulent behavior.
  • Finally, the information allows us to provide and operate our Service in general, by allowing us to perform the following actions: audits, research, and analyses of data in order to maintain, protect, and improve our Service, and to ensure that our technologies function properly.

2. SHARING INFORMATION

We may share your personal information with any organisation part of the Baidu group (at present or in the future), or with third parties to comply with legislation, to carry out a contract with the user or to defend Baidu against any type of harm. Please find an elaborate explanation under ‘further information’.

We transfer your personal information outside of the European Union, in order to be able to provide our users with the Service. The personal information may be transferred to countries which provide an adequate level of protection or, where this is not the case, we ensure appropriate safeguards are in place. Please refer to section 8 in order to obtain a copy of these safeguards.

For more information on your choices regarding your information, see section 4 “Your Choices Regarding Your Information” below.

Further information

We may share your personal information with:

  • a. The Baidu group. This includes other brands owned or controlled by Baidu and other companies owned by or under common ownership as popIn, which also includes our subsidiaries (i.e., any organization we own or control) or our ultimate holding company (i.e., any organization that owns or controls us) and any subsidiaries it owns. These companies will use your personal information in the same way as we can under this Privacy Notice;
  • b. Future parties to the Baidu group. Other parties in connection with any Baidu transaction, such as a merger, sale of all or a portion of company assets or shares, reorganization, financing, change of control or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company or third party or in the event of bankruptcy or related or similar proceedings; and
  • c. Third parties as required to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, subpoena/court order, legal process or other government request, (ii) enforce our Terms of Use Agreement, including the investigation of potential violations thereof, (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations, (iv) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Baidu, its users or the public as required or permitted by law and (v) detect, prevent or otherwise address criminal (including fraud or stalking), security or technical issues.

3. YOUR CHOICES REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION

3.1. Data Retention

Unless stated otherwise in section 1 for a specific category of personal information, we will retain your information for thirty days after your use of the Service for the purpose of further improving our technology and Service, after which the personal information will be deleted or anonymised.

3.2. Your rights

In as far as imposed by applicable laws, you have the right to request access to, rectification or erasure of or restriction of processing of your personal information. Besides, you are entitled to object to the processing of your personal information and you may be entitled to request data portability. Please contact us at support_ssp@do-global.com if you wish to exercise your rights.

Also, you can reset your advertising id with the following steps:

For Android Device:
  • Step 1: Go to Settings > Google > Ads.
  • Step 2: Tap on "reset advertising ID" on the new page. The page lists the current advertising ID on the same page.
  • Step 3: Confirm the reset when the confirmation prompt is displayed. Once you reset the advertising ID, a new ID is displayed immediately on the same page.

For iOS Device:
  • Step 1: Go to Settings > Privacy > Advertising.
  • Step 2: Tap on "Reset Advertising Identifier" on the new page.

Please be aware that we will not be able to delete any content you have shared with third parties.

You have the right to lodge a complaint regarding the processing performed by Baidu with a supervisory authority.

4. SECURITY AND STORAGE OF INFORMATION

Baidu cares about the security of your information and uses commercially reasonable physical, administrative, and technological safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information we collect and that we share with our service providers. In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

5. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

The Service operates on third party websites and may contain links to third party websites of our business partners, advertisers, social media sites, and our customers may post links to third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, or browse on our customers’ websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy notices and policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. Please check the individual policies before you submit any information to those websites.

6. UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Notice from time to time. If we make any changes to this Privacy Notice, we will change the "Last Revision" date below and will post the updated Privacy Notice on this page. However, in case the modifications are significant, we will provide you with a more prominent notice. Continuing to use our Service after we publish changes to this Privacy Notice means that you have consulted and understood the changes, unless if the modification would reduce your rights. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Notice without asking for your consent.

7. CONTACTING US

If you have questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact us at support_ssp@do-global.com.

8. LAST REVISION DATE

This Privacy Notice was last revised on, and effective as of, May 25, 2018.