Statement about Huawei Developer and Privacy

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Statement About HUAWEI Developer and Privacy

HUAWEI Developer is a service provided by Aspiegel Limited, a subsidiary of Huawei incorporated in Ireland (hereinafter referred to as "Huawei", "we", "us", or "our"). It enables you to upload and distribute your products to Huawei servers and content stores outside of Mainland China, as well as manage and monitor your products throughout their lifecycles within the Huawei ecosystem.
For product distributions inside Mainland China, Huawei Technology Software Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Huawei in China, will be your contracting entity.

1. What Data do We Collect About You?

As part of the HUAWEI Developer service we shall collect and use your personal data only for the purposes stated in this Statement. Personal data refers to any information that enables Huawei to identify you as a user.

For these purposes, we collect and process the following data:

If you are an individual developer:

  • Identification information: legal name, identification document (image copy of your valid ID, such as passport, national identity card or drivering license and image copy of your bank card), street address, city, country, phone number, and email address.

  • Financial information: bank name, branch name, branch number, IBAN, swift code (BIC), account name, account type, K/C, tax payer ID, account number, currency, bank country, bank info and confirmation letter.

  • Product management information: developer name, developer user ID, developer registration account (HUAWEI ID account identifier), developer type, country ID, professional contact information (phone, email), product package, package name, official APK link, distribution country, comments made by the developer and feedback, and app ID.

  • Network and usage information:

  • IP address, language, google analytics service API version, webpage location and title, webpage request type,  browse information, brief information on problem, problem description and attachments about problem or issue during usage, and cookie data. Learn more about how we use cookies in the Huawei cookie policy.

If you are an enterprise developer:

  • Identification information: legal entity name, DUNS number, location (country, city, state/province, and street address), business license number, and business license photo, contact person name, job title, work phone number, and work email address.

  • Financial information: bank name, branch name, bank country, bank number, branch number, IBAN, account name, account number, SWIFT code (BIC), account type, K/C, tax payer ID, currency, bank country, bank info confirmation letter, country of incorporation, tax address, tax number, location (state/province, city), tax qualification, VAT number and tax qualification file.  

  • Product management information: developer name, developer user ID, developer registration account (HUAWEI ID account identifier), developer type, professional contact information (phone, email), product package, package name, product IP information, distribution country, comments made by the developer, feedback, app ID, brief information on problem, problem description and attachments about problem.

Network and usage information:

  • IP address, language, google analytics service API version, webpage location and title, webpage request type,  browse information, brief information on problem, problem description and attachments about problem or issue during usage, and cookie data. Learn more about how we use cookies in theHuawei cookie policy. 

2. How do We Use Your Data?

To provide you with the HUAWEI Developer service and fulfill contractual obligations, we will use and process your personal data so that you can make upload, manage, distribute and monitor your apps within Huawei ecosystem. This also requires us to process your data for registration and verification, settlement, promotion and billing, identification of products for publication and distribution to end users, customer relationship management, support and communication, software and system updates, agreement management as well as for problem diagnosis and fixing.

In addition, Huawei uses your personal data for the following purposes based on legitimate interest:

  • Analytics and development purposes: This enables us to understand our users' needs as customers and to improve the quality and the user experience of our current and future services and offerings. You can object to such processing as described in Section 5.5 below.

  • Information security purposes: This enables us to detect or prevent various types of misuse of services and fraud in order to provide you with secure and reliable services.

We may send you emails to inform you about new and/or enhanced functions or features available to developers on the website, when you have given consent during registration on the Huawei Developer website. You can at any time withdraw your consent as described in Section 5.5 below.

We also process your financial and identification information for tax and accounting purposes as required by laws and regulations applicable to us.

3. How Long do We Store Your Data?

We retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes defined in this Statement.

We will process and retain your data for the duration of the customer relationship. When you delete your HUAWEI ID account, personal data related to your account and associated services, such as HUAWEI Developer service will be erased. However, we retain:

  • Your financial and identification information for seven (7) years from the date you delete your HUAWEI ID account for accounting purposes.

  • Personal data processed for customer relationship management such as complaints, problem solving, data subject requests and contract management purposes for up to five (5) years after your HUAWEI ID account has been deactivated.

  • Personal data that is used for analytics and development purposes for up to 12 months from the date of collection, unless you have objected to such processing.

  • Backups and app logs, which are processed for ensuring the security of your data and services, for up to 6 months from the date they were captured.

  • Your identification document (copy of passport and bank card) as an individual developer and business license photo as an enterprise developer, will be removed immediately upon registration and after verification.

Once the retention period expires, we will delete or anonymize your personal data, unless otherwise required by laws and regulations.

4. Do We Share Your Data?

If you are an individual developer in Japan, Korea, Europe, or North America, your data will be stored in data centers located in the EU/EEA.

If you are an individual developer in Africa, Latin America, Oceania, or Central, South, South East, Western, and Northern Asia, your data will be stored in data centers located in Singapore and Hong Kong, and can be accessed for maintenance from China and India.

If you are an enterprise developer distributing your products outside of Mainland China, your data will be stored in data centers located in China.

We share your data:

  • For verification, settlement, tax, and accounting purposes, we will transmit your contact and financial information to a Huawei Group company in China that operates under contract and acts on our behalf.

  • For customer support and troubleshooting purposes, we will transmit your developer ID, country ID, diagnostics information, problem description and attachments, and IP address to a Huawei Group company in China that operates under contract and acts on our behalf.

  • For product management and display purposes, we will transmit your product management information to a Huawei Group company in China that operates under contract and acts on our behalf.

  • For statistics purposes, we will share your IP address, Google Analytics API version, webpage location and title, webpage request type, and browsing information with Google.

  • When required in response to a legal process or request from a competent authority based on an applicable law or in connection with a legal proceeding or process.

  • When you distribute your products inside Mainland China, we will disclose your identification, financial, and product management information with your contracting entity in China (i.e. Huawei Technology Software Co., Ltd.).

  • When required as part of a merger, acquisition, sale of assets (such as service agreements), or transition of service to a Huawei group entity or other company.

When we transmit your HUAWEI Developer data outside the EU/EEA, where local laws may not provide the same level of protection, we comply with applicable legal requirements for providing adequate safeguards by incorporating the EU Commission standard data protection clauses to such transfer.

5. What are Your Rights and Choices?

You have the following rights and choices:

5.1 Access your data

To request a copy and a description of your personal data that we have collected and stored in relation to HUAWEI Developer, access the HUAWEI Developer portal from your computer, click Log in and log in to your HUAWEI ID, then go to Settings > Request your data.

For additional access request, please contact us.

5.2 Rectify your data

To keep your data up-to-date and accurate, you can access and modify your data by going to HUAWEI Developer portal.

5.3 Port your data

To port the personal data that you have provided to us in relation to HUAWEI Developer in a commonly-used and machine readable format, access the HUAWEI Developer portal from your computer, click Log in and log in to your HUAWEI ID, then go to Settings > Request your data.

You can request your product package by contacting us.

5.4 Erase your data

You may at any time:

  • Delete your HUAWEI ID. As a result, your personal data will be erased, including your personal data and products stored within the HUAWEI Developer service.

  • Object to the processing of your personal data, as described in Section 5.5. As a result we will erase the data in scope of a valid objection, if we no longer have legal basis to continue the processing.

  • Contact us if you think the processing of your personal data is unlawful and your data should be erased.

We will erase or anonymize your personal data within a reasonable period of time based on your aforementioned actions and in accordance with the retention periods as described in 

Section 3.

5.5 Withdraw your consent

If you opted to receive electronic direct marketing from us, you can withdraw your consent by going to Member Center > Settings > Profile and unchecking Agree to receive promotional offers from Huawei Developer.

5.6 Object processing

If you want to object to the processing of your data for analytics, please contact us.

When making the request, please specify the scope of the request and provide us with your email address or phone number that you used to log in to your HUAWEI ID.

We will contact you to verify your identity in order to proceed with your request.

5.7 Restrict processing

If you want to restrict the processing of your personal data, please contact us. You have the right to restrict the processing of your data under the following circumstances:

  • Your data is unlawfully processed, but you do not want to erase it.

  • You have a legal claim that you need to establish, exercise, or defend, and you requested us to keep your data when we would not keep it otherwise.  

  • Your request for objection is subject to the pending of our verification process.

When submitting your request, please specify the scope and basis of the request and provide us with your email address or phone number that you used to log in to your HUAWEI ID.

We will contact you to verify your identity in order to proceed with your request.

6. How to Contact Us?

You can find guidance on how to exercise your data subject rights in Section 5. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions on your rights as a data subject or the processing of your personal data by Huawei, please contact us.

Our headquarters' address: Aspiegel Limited, Unit 1B/1C Sandyford Business Centre, Burton Hall Dublin 18, Ireland. Registration number 561134.

Our Data Protection Officer's contact details:dpo@huawei.com.

If you believe that Huawei does not process your personal data in accordance with this Statement or the applicable data protection laws, you can lodge a complaint with your data protection authority, or the Data Protection Commissioner in Ireland.

For product distributions inside Mainland China, your contracting entity will be Huawei Technology Software Co., Ltd. (NO. 101, Software Road, Yuhuatai District, Nanjing P.R. China).

7. How do We Update this Statement?

We encourage you to regularly check for the latest version of this Statement from the HUAWEI Developer portal settings as we may update it in due course. In the event of material changes to this Statement, we will notify you in advance by means of notification dialogs, push messages, emails, and so on, depending on the nature of the change.

Latest update: May 25, 2018