Huawei Device Co., Ltd. and its global affiliates (collectively, "Huawei", "we", "us", and "our") respect your privacy. Therefore, we have developed a Huawei Consumer Business Privacy Statement (hereinafter referred to as "this Statement") that covers how we collect, use, disclose, protect, and transfer your personal data. Please take a moment to read and understand this Statement.
Personal data means any electronic or other information which alone or jointly with other information can be used to identify a natural person or make him/her identifiable. This Statement explains how Huawei processes your personal data, but does not cover all processing scenarios. Additionally, the products and services discussed, mentioned, or introduced in this Statement may not be obtainable by all individuals in all geographical locales. How a specific product or service processes your personal data will be detailed in the Privacy Statement and supplementary statement attached to the specific product or service. Therefore, before using a specific product or service, it is recommended that you read the privacy notice or supplementary statement released by Huawei for that product or service.
This Statement applies only to Huawei personal and home products, including feature phones, smartphones, laptops, tablets, wearable devices, mobile broadband devices, smart household appliances, accessories, computer applications, mobile apps, software, tool kits, websites, and services that display or mention this Statement.
This Statement describes:
A Personal Data Collected by Huawei
Before using Huawei products or services, you may need to provide personal data. You do not have to provide your personal data to Huawei, but in some cases, Huawei will not be able to provide products or services or respond and resolve some issues you encounter if you do not provide your personal data.
Huawei will collect and use your personal data for the purposes stated in this Statement. Here are some examples of personal data we may collect:
1. Personal data that you provide to Huawei
You need to register a Huawei ID to enjoy certain functions or services. When you register a Huawei ID or log in with a Huawei ID to shop online, download software, or purchase services, we will ask you to provide relevant personal data, such as your name, email address, mobile number, order information, shipping address, and payment method.
Some Huawei products allow you to communicate and share information with others. When you use a Huawei product to share things with your family and friends, you may need to create a Huawei ID that includes certain information which will be made public, including a nickname and avatar. Huawei may collect information related to those people, such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers. Huawei will take appropriate and necessary measures to ensure the security of the information you provide.
Huawei may ask you to provide a proof of identity issued by the government or relevant card information that can identify you in order to meet requirements in certain jurisdictions, abide by anti-game addiction measures, or satisfy the requirements of Internet payment platforms.
2. Information that Huawei collects when you use services
Huawei will collect data about your device and how you and your device exchange information with Huawei products and services. This type of information includes:
(1) Device and application information, such as the device name, device identification code (IMEI, ESN, MEID, and SN), device activation time, hardware model, OS version, application version, software identification code, and device and application settings (such as region, language, time zone, and font size).
(2) Mobile network information, such as the public land mobile network (PLMN) provider ID, geographical location such as the broadcasting tower in the area where the device is located, and your Internet Protocol (IP) address.
(3) Log information. When you use Huawei services or view Huawei-provided content, Huawei will automatically collect and log some information, such as the time of access, access count, IP address, and information about incidents (such as errors, crashes, restarts, and upgrades).
(4) Location information. Huawei will collect, use, and process the approximate or precise location of your device when you access some location-based services (for example, when you search, use navigation software, or view the weather at a specific location). Location information can be obtained through GPS, WLAN, and service provider network ID. We will ask you to choose the applications for which you want to enable location services. In the device settings menu, you can disable the location permissions of specific services to prevent sharing your location information.
(5) Information you store on Huawei servers. For example, the information you upload to the cloud will be stored on Huawei servers for quick access and sharing between devices. We will not view the information you store on Huawei servers.
3. Information from third-party sources
When permitted by law, Huawei will collect information about you from public and commercial sources. Huawei may also obtain certain information from third-party social network services, such as the time when you use a social network account to log in to a Huawei website.
Huawei may also collect information about you, your device, or how you use our services through other means not detailed here. We will inform or obtain your authorization before collecting such information.
4. Exceptions to obtaining authorization prior to collecting information
Huawei does not need to obtain your authorized consent prior to collecting and using your personal data in scenarios related to:
(1) National security and defense
(2) Public safety, health, and public interest
(3) Criminal investigations, prosecution, trial, and execution of sentences
(4) The protection of the life, property, and other significant legal rights of yourself or others, for which it may be difficult to obtain authorization at the time of action
(5) Situations where you have voluntarily made your personal data public
(6) Personal data that you have made public obtained through legal channels, such as news reports, and publicly available information
(7) Information necessary to contract signing according to your requirements
(8) Maintaining the stable operation of the provided products and/or services, such as discovering and troubleshooting a product/service
(9) Legal news coverage
(10) Data collection for statistical or academic research benefiting the public interest by academic research institutes. When released externally, research results may include personal data that has been cleared of identifying information.
(11) Other conditions provided for under the law
5. Collection and use of non-identifiable data
Non-identifiable data refers to data that cannot be used to identify an individual. Examples of non-identifiable data include statistics on website visits, application downloads, and product sales volume. Huawei will collect statistics information to understand how users use our products and services. By doing so, we can improve our services to better meet your requirements. Circumstances may arise where Huawei collects, uses, discloses, and transfers non-identifiable data for other purposes at our own discretion.
B How Huawei Uses Your Personal Data
Huawei may use your personal data for the following purposes:
(1) Register and activate Huawei personal and home products that you have purchased.
(2) Register a Huawei ID so that you can enjoy a wider range of functions and mobile services.
(3) Deliver, activate, or verify the products and services you have requested, or perform changes and provide technical support and after-sales services for such products and services based on your requirements.
(4) Send you OS or application updates and installation notifications.
(5) Provide personalized user experience and content.
(6) After obtaining your authorization, or receiving an explicit request, send you information about products and services you might be interested in, invite you to Huawei promotional activities and market surveys, or send marketing information to you. If you do not want to receive such information, you can opt out at any time.
(7) Carry out internal auditing, data analysis, and research; analyze business operation efficiency and measure market shares; improve Huawei's products and services.
(8) Troubleshooting after you have sent us a bug report.
(9) Synchronize, share, and store the data you have uploaded or downloaded, as well as the data needed for the upload and download operations.
(10) Improve our loss prevention and anti-fraud programs.
(11) Other purposes for which we have obtained your authorization.
A cookie is a text file stored by a web server on a computer or mobile device. The content of a cookie can only be retrieved and read by the server that created the cookie. Cookies are unique to the browser or mobile application you are using. The text in a cookie often consists of identifiers, site names, and some numbers and characters.
Sometimes, Huawei stores cookies on computers or mobile devices for the purpose of improving user experience, including the following:
(1) Technical cookies. When you use a Huawei ID to log in to a website, the "session-based" cookies ensure that you can navigate from page to page, without needing to log in again each time you go to a new page.
(4) Statistical cookies. With cookies, Huawei can collect information about your use of our websites and other applications, either for a single visit (using a session cookie) or for repeated visits (using a persistent cookie).
You can manage or delete cookies at your own preference. For details, visit AboutCookies.org. You can clear all the cookies stored on your computer, and most current web browsers provide the option of blocking cookies. Find out how to manage cookie settings for your browser by going to <Internet Explorer>,<Google Chrome>,<Mozilla Firefox>,<Safari>, <Opera>.
B Web Beacons and Pixel Tags
In addition to cookies, Huawei and some third parties may also use web beacons and pixel tags on websites. A web beacon is usually an electronic graphic image embedded into a website or email to identify your device cookies when you browse the website or email. Pixel tags allow Huawei to send emails in a format that is readable to you and find out whether an email has been opened.
Huawei and some third parties use these technologies for various purposes, including analyzing service usage (along with cookies) and providing more satisfactory content and advertisements to you. For example, when you receive an email from Huawei, it may contain a click-through URL which links to a Huawei web page. If you click the link, Huawei will track your visit to help us learn about your preferences for products and services and improve our customer service. You can unsubscribe from Huawei's mailing list at any time if you do not want to be tracked in this manner.
C Other Local Storage
Huawei and some third parties may use other local storage technologies in certain products and services, for example, local shared objects (also called "Flash cookies") and HTML5 local storage. Similar to cookies, these technologies store information on your device and can record some information about your activities and preferences. However, these technologies may use different media from cookies. Therefore, you may not be able to control them using standard browser tools and settings. For details about how to disable or delete information contained in Flash cookies, click here.
D Do Not Track
Many web browsers provide a Do Not Track function that can release Do Not Track requests to websites. Currently, major Internet standardization organizations have not established policies to specify how websites should handle these requests. If you enable Do Not Track in your browser, all Huawei websites will respect your selection.
A Entrusting other parties
In some situations, Huawei may entrust other companies to process your personal data on behalf of Huawei. For example, Huawei may entrust another company for hotline support, sending emails, and technical support. These companies may only use your personal data to provide services to you on Huawei's behalf.
Huawei and the entrusted party will sign a strict confidentiality agreement or terms and conditions for processing personal data. Huawei will require the entrusted party to comply with this Statement, and take the relevant security and privacy measures to deal with personal data.
Sharing is defined as a process of sharing personal data with persons who will control that personal data, where both parties have independent control over personal data. Except in the following situations, Huawei will not share your personal data:
1. Huawei has received your express authorization: After you have authorized Huawei to share your information, Huawei will share information with a designated third party within the scope you have authorized.
2. Pursuant to relevant legal and regulatory requirements: Huawei may share your personal data in accordance with laws and regulations, the demands of dispute resolution, or according to the legal requirements of administrative and judicial authorities.
3. Sharing with Huawei's affiliates: Your information may be shared with Huawei's affiliate companies. We will only share your information with Huawei affiliates for specific, definite, and legitimate purposes. We will only share information necessary for providing our services. For example, in order to avoid repeat registration of Huawei IDs, we will need to verify the global uniqueness of an account before registering it.
4. Sharing with our business partners: In order to provide services to you, Huawei may share your order, account, device, and location information with our third-party partners. However, we will only share your personal data for legal, appropriate, necessary, specific, and clear purposes. We will only share personal data that is necessary for providing these services. Our partners include:
(1) Third-party sellers and developers: Some of our products and services are provided to you directly by third parties. Huawei will transfer relevant information to share with third parties in order to meet the needs you have for purchasing goods and services from them. For example, if you purchase products from third-party developers in our app market, we must provide necessary information about you to the third party to complete the transaction.
(2) Goods or technical service providers: Huawei may share your personal data to third parties that support our features and functions, including third-party suppliers and third parties that provide infrastructure technology services, logistics and distribution services, payment services, data services, etc. For example, we may need to share your order number and amount with third-party payment organizations in order to make and confirm your payment instructions and complete the transaction.
In the following scenarios (numbers 3 and 4), Huawei always signs a strict confidentiality agreement before sharing personal data with companies, organizations, and individuals. We require them to abide by this Statement, and take appropriate confidentiality and security measures when handling personal data.
A transfer is defined as Huawei handing over the right to control personal data to another information controller. Huawei will not transfer this right to any company, organization, or individual, except in the following situations:
1. Huawei has received your express authorization: After you have authorized Huawei to transfer your information, Huawei will transfer the information to another party.
2. Mergers, acquisitions, or liquidation: If such situations involve the transfer of your personal data, Huawei will request that the company or organization holding your personal data continue to abide by this Statement. Otherwise, Huawei will request that the company or organization seek out your authorization again.
D Public Disclosure
Huawei will only disclose your information to the public in the following situations:
1. Huawei has received your express authorization.
2. There are reasonable legal grounds for disclosing your information. Huawei may disclose your information to the public if there are applicable laws, regulations, or procedural requirements to disclose or if public and governmental authorities have requested disclosure.
E Exceptions to obtaining authorization prior to sharing, transferring, or publicly disclosing your personal data
Huawei does not need to obtain your authorized consent prior to sharing, transferring, or publicly disclosing your personal data in scenarios related to:
1. National security and defense
2. Public safety, health, and public interest
3. Criminal investigations, prosecution, trial, and execution of sentences
4. The protection of the life, property, and other significant legal rights of yourself or others, for which it may be difficult to obtain authorization at the time of action
5. Situations where you have voluntarily made your personal data public
6. Personal data that you have made public obtained through legal channels, such as news reports, and publicly available information
According to the law, the sharing and transferring of personal data that has been cleared of identifying information does not constitute sharing, transferring, or publicly disclosure of information, as long as the recipient of data cannot recover identifying information or identify the subject to whom the personal data belongs. Huawei does not need to notify you or obtain your authorization to store or process this type of data.
Huawei attaches significant importance to the security of your personal data and has adopted standard industry practices to protect your personal data and protect it from unauthorized access, disclosure, use, modification, damage, or loss. To this end, Huawei takes the following measures:
1. We take reasonable and feasible measures to ensure that the personal data collected is minimal and relevant to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed. We retain your personal data for no longer than what is necessary for the purposes stated in this Statement and the privacy notice of specific product or service, unless extending the retention period is required or permitted by law.
2. We use a range of technologies such as cryptographic technologies to ensure the confidentiality of data in transmission. We implement trusted protection mechanisms to protect data and data storage servers from attacks.
3. We deploy access control mechanisms to ensure that only authorized personnel can access your personal data. In addition, we control the number of authorized personnel and implement hierarchical permission management on them based on service requirements and personnel levels. Access to personal data will be logged and reviewed by authorized personnel on a regular basis.
4. We carefully select business partners and service providers and incorporate personal data protection requirements into commercial contracts, audits, and appraisal activities.
5. We hold security and privacy protection training courses, tests, and publicity activities to raise employees' personal data protection awareness.
Huawei is committed to protecting your personal data. Nevertheless, no security measure is perfect and no product, service, website, data transfer, computing system, or network connection is absolutely secure.
To cope with possible risks, such as personal data leakage, damage, and loss, Huawei has developed several mechanisms and control measures, clearly defined the rating standards of security incidents and vulnerabilities and corresponding processing procedures, and established a dedicated Security Advisory and Security Notice page. Huawei has established a dedicated emergency response team to implement security planning, loss reduction, analysis, locating, and remediation, and to perform tracking operations with related departments based on security incident handling regulations and requirements.
If any personal data incident occurs, Huawei will notify you, pursuant to relevant legal and regulatory requirements, of the basic information about the security incident and its possible impact, measures that Huawei has taken or will take suggestions about active defense and risk mitigation, and remedial measures. The notification may take the form of an email, text message, push notification, etc. If it is difficult to notify data subjects one by one, we will take appropriate and effective measures to release a Security Notice. In addition, we will also report the handling status of personal data security incidents as required by supervisory authorities.
A Access, rectification, deletion
Legislation in some countries and regions to which Huawei provides products and services provides that data subjects have the right to access, rectify, or delete related personal data retained by Huawei. In the aforementioned countries and regions, data subjects or their agents may make requests (hereinafter referred to as "requests") to access, rectify, or delete relevant personal data retained by Huawei.
1. Requesting methods and channels
Data subjects' requests must be submitted in writing. The requests are valid even when the requester does not specify the laws on which the requests are based. Usually, verbal requests are not valid; however, if the legislation of some countries admits verbal requests, then Huawei will abide by such legislation.
Data subjects' requests may be initiated through the official website of Huawei Consumer BG, HiCare app, or Huawei ID app. If a data subject initiates a request via a hotline, email, online customer service, service center, or another channel, we will instruct the data subject to officially raise the request through one of the aforementioned channels to facilitate communication and feedback of progress and results. The dedicated request channels for data subjects are intended to protect data subjects' lawful interests, ensure Huawei's normal operation, and prevent the right to request from being misused or fraudulently used.
2. Validity of requests
Most laws require data subjects to comply with specific requirements when they initiate requests. This Statement requires data subjects to:
(1) Submit requests through dedicated request channels provided by Huawei (namely, the official website of Huawei Consumer BG, HiCare app, and Huawei ID app).
(2) Provide sufficient information for Huawei to verify their identities (to ensure those who initiate the requests are the data subjects themselves or those authorized by them).
(3) Ensure that their requests are specific and feasible.
3. Request processing period
Huawei shall endeavor to respond within a month of receiving a request to access personal information. Depending on the number of requests and the complexity of the request, this period may be extended to two months if necessary. If the request period is extended, Huawei shall notify the data subject of the situation and reason for delay. If the period stipulated in this section conflicts with local laws and regulations, local laws and regulations shall prevail.
4. Request results
After the request is submitted, the following may occur:
(1) Request may be declined
Requests from data subjects may be declined in the following situations, including but not limited to:
a. Local law does not grant these rights to the personal data subject
b. The identity of the requester cannot be verified
c. The request cannot be verified, or exceeds the scope, especially in situations when repeat requests are sent
d. If the information is related to compensation that Huawei will make or receive as a result of an ongoing dispute, and the disclosure of such information may damage Huawei's interests
e. If the retained information is being used for statistical and research purposes only, and if the statistical and research findings will not reveal personal identity
f. Other legal provisions
If Huawei declines a request from a data subject, we will give the requester a formal explanation for declining.
(2) Request may be successful
If the scenarios listed in the previous section (1) do not occur, Huawei will meet the request of the data subject. In order to improve the likelihood of your request succeeding, please provide as much detailed information as possible when submitting your request. Details to provide can include request type, specific information, information about the data subject (such as the account name you use for Huawei products and services), and the time frame in which the information was generated or processed. Requests within a shorter period of time have a higher likelihood of success.
5. Special note
(1) Only legal guardians or legally authorized persons have the right to access the personal information of others.
(2) Most legal provisions clarify situations when organizations are not required to provide information to data subjects. Situations include scenarios when providing data may undermine ongoing efforts against terrorism, when the data subject has made repeated requests, when obtaining and providing such information shall consume disproportionate resources.
(3) In principle, Huawei will not provide the following types of information:
a. Information about others: Requests from data subjects may involve other individuals besides the data subject. Unless authorized by the relevant individuals, Huawei shall not provide such information.
b. Repeat requests: If the data subject makes multiple requests of the same type related to the same data subject, and the data has not changed since the last time Huawei provided the data. In this case, Huawei will not usually provide a copy of the data. Additionally, Huawei does not have a responsibility to provide to individuals data that has already been made public.
c. Confidential opinions: If the requested information related to the data subject is a confidential opinion, Huawei does not have a responsibility to provide such information.
d. Special documents: Huawei will not disclose any special information in response to requests for accessing personal information. Typically, special information includes any confidential documents such as attorney/client communication, or information that obtains or expresses a corresponding legal opinion, whether it is related to the lawsuit itself or related to information from court proceedings.
B Withdrawal of Authorization
You can withdraw or modify your authorization to us to continue collecting your personal information by deleting data, disabling device features, and modifying the privacy settings on your Huawei device or app. You can withdraw your authorization to allow Huawei to collect your personal information during operations related to your Huawei account by canceling your account.
Please note that all operations and functions require some basic personal data to function. When you withdraw your authorization, we will be unable to continue providing the service for which you have withdrawn your authorization, and we will also cease processing your relevant personal data. However, if you withdraw your consent or authorization, it will not be effective against how the personal data collected about you during the period of authorization is processed.
How to withdraw your consent or authorization for a specific product or service is detailed in the Privacy Statement and supplementary statement attached to that product or service.
C Deregistering a Huawei ID
You can deregister your account in Huawei ID-enabled products. After you deregister your account, we will stop providing products and services, and delete your personal data unless otherwise stipulated by law. Your account cannot be restored after deregistration. You need to register a new Huawei ID if you want to use related Huawei products or services again. You can submit a deregistration application and complete the process in the following ways:
1. Phone or tablet
If you are logged in to your Huawei ID on your phone or tablet, go to Settings > Cloud, touch your profile picture to enter Account center, then go to Settings > Delete account.
2. App (aside from the mobile Vmall version)
On the relevant Huawei ID app screen, go to Settings > Huawei ID > Settings > Delete account to submit your request.
3. Official website
Log in to your Huawei ID on the official website of Huawei Consumer BG, then go to Settings > Delete account.
Log in to your Huawei ID on the Vmall website, touch your ID on the top right corner of the page, then go to Personal > Account center > Settings > Delete account.
Huawei's personal and home products are intended for adults. However, in relation to the use of Huawei products and services by children, we are fully aware of the importance of taking extra preventive measures to protect privacy and security. Huawei defines data subjects as children if they have not reached the age of 18 or if they have not reached the age of majority defined by laws of the local countries and regions.
When children's personal data is collected based on the authorization of the holders of parental responsibility, we will only use or disclose the information as permitted by law, explicitly authorized by the holders of parental responsibility, or required for protecting the children. Holders of parental responsibility, who need to access, modify, or delete the personal data of their children and people under guardianship can contact us via the channels provided in "How Huawei Protects Your Personal Data".
If Huawei accidentally collects children's personal data without obtaining authorization from provable holders of parental responsibility, Huawei will delete the information as soon as possible once it is aware of the issue.
Huawei websites, application software, products, and services may contain links to third-party websites, products, and services. Huawei products and services may also use or provide products or services from third parties, for example, third-party apps released on Huawei app store HiApp.
All links to third-party websites, products, and services are provided for users' convenience only. Huawei has no control over such third parties and cannot provide express or implied warranties regarding the content of the links. Such links are not regarded as Huawei's recommendation or authorization of the linked content. Huawei also has no control over the privacy or data protection policies of third parties and such third parties are not bound by this statement.
You need to determine your interaction with such links on your own. Before submitting your personal data to third parties, please read and refer to these third parties' privacy policies.
Our products and services are delivered through resources and servers located all over the world. This means that your personal information may be transferred to or accessed by other jurisdictions outside of the country in which you use the products or services. Such jurisdictions may have less stringent data protection laws or may not even have data protection laws in place. In these cases, Huawei will ensure that your data is fully and equally protected by all applicable laws and regulations. For example, Huawei will ask for your authorization to cross-border transfers of personal information or implement security measures such as data anonymity before the transfers. For users in mainland China, your personal information will be stored on the server in mainland China.
Huawei Technologies Deutschland, GmbH is the data controller if you use Huawei consumer cloud services in the following countries and regions: the European Economic Area (EAA), Switzerland, Albania, Andorra, Bosnia, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia, Vatican City, Japan, South Korean, United States, and Canada.
Huawei Device USA, Inc is the data controller if you use the U.S. Huawei online store (www.hihonor.com/us).
Huawei Technologies Dusseldorf GmbH is the data controller if you use the Europe Huawei online store.
Huawei reserves the right to update this Statement at any time.
Should this Statement be revised from time to time, Huawei will release the change notice via various channels, for example, posting the latest version on our official website: http://consumer.huawei.com. We will also send you an individual notice of the update (e.g. electronic notice) to notify you of any changes to this Statement. We will provide a clear and obvious notice (e.g. in the form of a public notice on the official Huawei website or in the form of a pop-up) of any major changes to this Statement.
"Major changes" in this Statement include but are not limited to:
1. Major changes in our service modes, for example, purposes of personal data processing, types of processed personal data, and ways of using personal data
2. Major changes in our ownership structure, organizational structure, etc., for example, ownership changes caused by business adjustment, bankruptcy, or acquisition
3. Changes in the main objects of personal data sharing, transfer, or disclosure
4. Major changes in your rights regarding personal data processing and the ways in which you can enjoy those rights
5. Changes of Huawei departments, contacts, and complaint channels responsible for the security of personal data processing
6. High risks identified in assessment reports of personal data security impact
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact us through our hotline (400-830-8300, landline: 800-830-8300), using our online customer service, or submitting them to our global offices. To obtain the complete list of Huawei offices, please visit Huawei's contact page.
We have set up a dedicated personal data protection department (or data protection officer). You can contact them at email@example.com.
We will normally provide an initial response within three business days and make every effort to answer your questions within a month. If you are dissatisfied with our response, especially if our personal information processing has infringed upon your legal rights and interests, you may also file complaints or reports with the relevant regulatory authorities, such as the Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, China TCC, the Public Security Bureau, and/or the State Administration for Industry and Commerce.
Note: Due to differences in local laws and languages, the local versions of Huawei Consumer Business Privacy Statement may be different from this version. In case of any conflicts, the local versions shall prevail.
Last update: January 2018
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