Placenote Privacy Policy

Last Updated: September, 2019

At Placenote, we know that you care how your information is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This document lays out how we use and share your data.

Collection and Sharing

Placenote provides advanced computer vision algorithms for providing spatial context, memory and persistence (“maps”) for digital content overlayed on the real world. Placenote also provides a cloud-based service for easy access to these maps that use your personal account information (Name, Username). Moreover, each map contains metadata with any “optional” pieces of information that you may want to attach to a particular map. This includes, but is not limited to, GPS information, links to private imagery and customer names. This data is voluntarily provided to us by you and belongs to you, and we will never share this information with others unless with explicit permission. However, this data and the related map data may be stored on third-party services. Those services will be given limited access to your information as is reasonably necessary to deliver the Service. Such third parties must agree to use any of your personal data only for the purposes for which they have been engaged by Placenote

We collect data that is publicly available on the internet, from our website, our sample mobile apps, our SDK and our partners to improve our algorithms to be faster, smarter and more accurate. You are free to explore our websites without providing any information about yourself. However, if you sign up for the SDK, then we will require the collection of Personal Data and other data as described herein. Also, if you visit our website and allow tracking mechanisms, we may also collect IP address, browser, geographic information, length of visit and page views, referral source and the like.

We seek to build algorithms that can recognize places and things accurately enough for rendering precise graphics, but there are lots of other things that go into building our products that we can’t do alone. Things like sending you email, figuring out the most popular features of our SDK and storing data, software and account information online. We partner with other businesses to take care of that for us. Sometimes that means sharing your data with them. However, we value the trust you place in us so we carefully screen our partners and ensure that they can only see data that is necessary for them to get the job done.


If map content is deleted or upon termination, cancellation, expiration, or another conclusion of this Agreement, the map data will be deleted, and all identifiable user content (usernames, emails, location information, etc.) will also be deleted within a considerate amount of time. You can also choose to not provide any additional information with your map within the map metadata and use your own service to store this data. However, without your email and related account information, we may not be able to offer you this service


Your information collected through the Service may be stored and processed in the United States or Canada. Placenote may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, to affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, and you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. or any other country in which Placenote or its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates or service providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

Placenote cares about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Service. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from Placenote, at all times. However, Placenote cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Placenote or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your account settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third party sites and services that you add to the Placenote Service, such as social networks. Placenote is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

If any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Placenote will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, by any applicable laws and regulations. By using Placenote’s Services, you agree that we may notify you of any security breach through email and that notification will only occur after we confirm an actual breach occurred.