Last Updated: January 31, 2019
The Data we collect depends on how our Services are used. Sometimes we receive Data directly, such as when an Alan Studio account is created, test voice conversations are submitted through our website, the Alan Studio form is used, or we receive an email. Other times, we get Voice Data from interactions with our Services. We also get Data from third parties, like our Speech partners or Cloud platform services.
The collection and use of data from a variety of sources is essential to our ability to provide our Services – and to help keep the Services safe. Data is critical in helping us to increase the speech recognition accuracy and responses.
a. Personal Data. We call Data that identifies, or that could reasonably be used to identify, You as an individual as “Personal Data”. We collect Personal Data in different ways. For example, we collect Personal Data when a business registers for a Alan Studio account, a Customer uses the Alan voice service through a User’s website or application, a person responds to Alan emails or surveys. We also receive Personal Data from other sources, such as our partners, and publicly available sources. Personal Data does not include Data that has been aggregated or made anonymous such that it can no longer be reasonably associated with a specific person.
The Personal Data that we may collect includes:
b. Other Data. We call Data other than Personal Data “Other Data”. We collect Other Data through a variety of sources. One of our sources for Other Data is cookies and other technologies that record Data about the use of our websites, websites that implement our Services, and the use of our Services generally. Other Data that we may collect include:
a. Personal Data. We and our service providers use Personal Data to: (i) provide the Services; and (ii) promote, analyze and improve our products, systems, and tools. Examples of how we may use Personal Data include:
Alan does not sell or rent Personal Data to marketers or unaffiliated third parties. We share Your Personal Data with trusted third parties, including:
a. To Alan Affiliates. We share Data with entities worldwide that we control, are controlled by us, or are under our common control, to provide our Services. Alan AI, Inc. is the party responsible for overall management and use of the Data by these affiliated parties;
b. To Alan Service Providers. We share Data with service providers who help us provide the Services. Service providers help us with things like Automatic Speech Recognition, Speech Synthesis (i.e., Google, Amazon and or Microsoft speech providers), website hosting, data analysis, information technology and related infrastructure, customer service, email delivery, and auditing;
c. To Our Users. We share Data with Users (such as business and application providers) as necessary to process payments or provide the Services. For example, we share Data with Users about voice conversations processed by Alan services;
d. To Third Parties. We will share Data with third parties in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings); and
f. Safety, Legal Purposes and Law Enforcement. We use and disclose Data as we believe necessary: (i) under applicable law, or payment method rules; (ii) to enforce our terms and conditions; (iii) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, You or others; and (iv) to respond to requests from courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies, and other public and government authorities, which may include authorities outside Your country of residence.
We use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Data within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If You have reason to believe that Your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if You feel that the security of Your account has been compromised), please contact us immediately.
You have choices regarding our use and disclosure of Your Personal Data:
a. Opting out of receiving electronic communications from us. If You no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, You may opt-out via the unsubscribe link included in such emails. We will try to comply with Your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if You opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails from us, we may still send You important administrative messages that are required to provide You with our Services.
b. How You can access or change Your Personal Data. If You would like to review, correct, or update Personal Data that You have previously disclosed to us, You may do so by signing in to Your Alan account or by contacting us.
If emailing us Your request, please make clear in the email what Personal Data You would like to have changed. For Your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Data associated with the particular email address that You use to send us Your request, and we may need to verify Your identity before implementing Your request. We will try to comply with Your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
The Services are not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that they not provide Personal Data through the Services.
If You are located in the EEA or Switzerland, we comply with applicable laws to provide an adequate level of data protection for the transfer of Personal Data. Alan AI, Inc. is certified under the EU-U.S. and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. For more, see Alan’s Privacy Shield Policy.
We may collect, use and disclose certain Personal Data about Customers when acting as the User’s service provider. Our Users are responsible for making sure that the Customer’s privacy rights are respected, including ensuring appropriate disclosures about third party data collection and use. To the extent that we are acting as a User’s data processor, we will process Personal Data in accordance with the terms of our agreement with the User and the User’s lawful instructions.
Alan AI, Inc.
1290 Reamwood Avenue, Suite B
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Attention: Alan Legal
Last Updated: January 31, 2019
Alan AI Inc. (“Alan”, “we”, “our” or “us”) has subscribed to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (collectively,“Privacy Shield”). Alan AI, Inc. adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles including the Supplemental Principles, (collectively, the “Privacy Shield Principles”) for Personal Data received from entities in the European Economic Area (the “EEA”) and Switzerland.
We only collect Personal Data that is relevant to providing our Services. We process Personal Data compatible with us providing the Services or as otherwise notified to you. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Data received under the Privacy Shield is needed for Alan’s Services, accurate, complete, and current.
We use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the nature of the Personal Data and the risks involved in processing that information.
If you have any questions or concerns, please write to us at the address listed below. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal Data in accordance with the Privacy Shield Principles. In the event we are unable to resolve your concern, you may contact JAMS, which provides an independent third-party dispute resolution body based in the United States, and they will investigate and assist you free of charge. A binding arbitration option may also be available to you in order to address residual complaints not resolved by any other means. Alan AI, Inc. is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”).
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Shield Policy, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or please write to the following address:
Alan AI, Inc.
1290 Reamwood Avenue, Suite B
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Attention: Alan Legal
Changes to this Privacy Shield Policy
We may modify the Terms at any time, at our sole discretion. If we do so, we’ll let you know either by posting the modified Terms on the Services or through other communications. It’s important that you review the Terms whenever we modify them because if you continue to use the Services after we have posted modified Terms on the Site, you are indicating to us that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If you don’t agree to be bound by the modified Terms, then you may not use the Services anymore. Because our Services are evolving over time we may change or discontinue all or any part of the Services, at any time and without notice, at our sole discretion.
You may use the Services only if you are 13 years or older and capable of forming a binding contract with Alan AI, Inc. and are not barred from using the Services under applicable law.
In order to use certain functionality within the Services, you must provide us with your account login information for certain third party accounts when prompted (such as Google, LinkedIn, and others) (each, a “Third Party Account”). By providing us with your Third Party Account information, we can link your use of the Services with such Third Party Accounts and can then provide greater functionality within the App or SDKs.
For purposes of these Terms, “Content” means text, graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, works of authorship of any kind, and information or other materials that are posted, generated, provided or otherwise made available through the Services. “User Content” means all data and Content generated, submitted or made available by you to the Services, including without limitation, all data and information gathered from your Third Party Accounts to which you have granted us access.
Alan does not claim any ownership rights in any User Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit your User Content. Subject to the foregoing, Alan and its licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Services and Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that the Services and Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. You agree not to remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services or Content.
By making any User Content available through Services you hereby grant to Alan AI, Inc. a non-exclusive, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon, distribute, display and perform your User Content solely in connection with operating and providing the Services to you and to those who you may choose to share the Services with. We don’t verify, control or endorse the Content that you and others make available on the Service. We provide functionality that allows you to control who may access your Content. You may enable the features that allow you to share your selected User Content with anyone you select. You are solely responsible for all your User Content. You represent and warrant that, you own all your User Content or you have all rights that are necessary to grant us the license rights in your User Content under these Terms. You also represent and warrant that neither your User Content, nor your use and provision of your User Content to be made available through the Services, nor any use of your User Content by Alan AI, Inc. on or through the Services will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity, privacy or confidentiality, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Alan AI, Inc. will make the Services available to you solely for your personal use or for your internal business purposes. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Alan AI, Inc. grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access and view the Content solely in connection with your permitted use of the Services and solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes.
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Alan AI, Inc. grants you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable license to download and install a copy of the App on a mobile device or computer that you own or control and to run such copy of the App solely for your own personal non-commercial purposes. You may not copy the App, except for making a reasonable number of copies for backup or archival purposes. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms, you may not: (i) copy, modify or create derivative works based on the App; (ii) distribute, transfer, sublicense, lease, lend or rent the App to any third party; (iii) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the App; or (iv) make the functionality of the App available to multiple users through any means. Alan AI, Inc. reserves all rights in and to the App not expressly granted to you under these Terms.
If you accessed or downloaded the App from the Apple Store, then you agree to use the App only: (i) on an Apple-branded product or device that runs iOS (Apple’s proprietary operating system software); and (ii) as permitted by the “Usage Rules” set forth in the Apple Store Terms of Service.
If you accessed or downloaded the App from any app store or distribution platform (like the Apple Store, Google Play or the Amazon Appstore) (each, an “App Provider”), then you acknowledge and agree that:
You agree not to do any of the following:
Although we’re not obligated to monitor access to or use of the Services or Content or to review or edit any Content, we have the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Services, to ensure compliance with these Terms, and to comply with applicable law or other legal requirements. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to remove or disable access to any Content, at any time and without notice, including, but not limited to, if we, at our sole discretion, consider any Content to be objectionable or in violation of these Terms. We have the right to investigate violations of these Terms or conduct that affects the Services. We may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the law.
We welcome feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Services (“Feedback”). You can submit Feedback by emailing us at [email@example.com]. You grant to us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license under any and all intellectual property rights that you own or control to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon and otherwise exploit the Feedback for any purpose.
Alan AI, Inc. respects copyright law and expects its users to do the same. It is Alan AI, Inc’s policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances users who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders.
The Services and App may contain links to third-party websites or resources. We provide these links only as a convenience and are not responsible for the content, products or services on or available from those websites or resources or links displayed on such websites. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from, your use of any third-party websites or resources.
We may terminate your access to and use of the Services, at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you. Upon any termination, discontinuation or cancellation of Services, the following provisions of these Terms will survive: ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, limitations of liability, and dispute resolution provisions.
The Services and Content are provided “AS IS,” without warranty of any kind. Without limiting the foregoing, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. We make no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. We make no warranty regarding the quality, accuracy, timeliness, truthfulness, completeness or reliability of any Content.
You will indemnify and hold harmless Alan AI, Inc. and its officers, directors, employee and agents, from and against any claims, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, and costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees arising out of or in any way connected with (i)your access to or use of the Services or Content, (ii) your Content, or (iii)your violation of these Terms.
NEITHER Alan AI, Inc. NOR ANY OTHER party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the services or content will be liable for any incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES arising ouT of or in connection with thESE TERMS or from the use OF or inability to use the ServiceS or CONTENT, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), PRODUCT LIABILITY or any other legal theory, and whether or not ALAN AI, INC. has been informed of the possibility of such damage, EVEN IF A limited REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PUrPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
In no event will ALAN AI INC’s total liability arising out of or in connection with THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE the ServiceS or content EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).
THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN ALAN AI INC. AND YOU.
These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between Alan AI, Inc. and you regarding the Services and Content, and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between Alan AI, Inc. and you regarding the Services and Content. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. By using our Services you consent to personal jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts for San Francisco County, California for any lawsuit filed there against you by us arising from or relating to these Terms or our Services.
You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without Alan AI, Inc’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null. Alan AI, Inc. may freely assign or transfer these Terms without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
Any notices or other communications provided by Alan AI, Inc. under these Terms, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be given: (i) via email; or (ii) by posting to the Services. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
Alan AI, Inc’s failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of such right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Alan AI, Inc. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.
Last Updated: January 31, 2019