As we desire to be transparent with the users of our Windows 7 Phone security app, I’d like to outline the process that we adopt when a user installs the software.

Upon installation, the “Enable Location based service” feature allows a user to locate a phone in case it is lost or stolen. This feature is immediately available to all users so a phone can be tracked if it is lost straight away; otherwise, a user will find out the feature is disabled after the phone is lost or stolen, meaning the user could not locate the phone on a map. A user may opt-out of this feature at any time.

Locating a lost phone on a map requires GPS data, which is why the app requests geo location data with this feature enabled.

AVG's Windows Phone 7 phone locator map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that by default the user’s email address box is left blank and it is up to the consumer to provide their email address for future identification by the system, but it is not mandatory to do so.

AVG Windows Phone 7 enable location box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following is a representative example of data collected from a phone when this feature is enabled or disabled.

As you can see below – no geo location data is being collected when the feature is disabled.

Data collected when location based service is ENABLED and No Email is provided by the user

UUID  0026082c-0b09-48a4-a40c-a837feea0ae1

LiveID      6E9101E0CFB15B0C7E5BAC46FFFFFFFF

DeviceID    63Wml1i+Y5xOqOqSnWCM/IfJfLY=

DeviceType  HTC7 Mozart

Email

Operator    Unknown

Latitude    52.295

Longitude   10.466

LocationAccuracy  3000

Address     Street, 38116 Brunswick

PushNotificationURI

DisplayLanguage   Deutsch (Deutschland)

OSVersion   Microsoft Windows CE 7.0.7392

ProductName AntiVirus

ProductVersion    1.0.2.4

ProductLicense    free

CreateDate  9/9/2011

LastUpdateDate    9/9/2011

Data collected when location based service is DISABLED and No Email is provided by the user

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UUID  0ee7ce1d-cfbd-4126-bf26-baf877b82434

LiveID      325F271CF3F00DB07EB40B21FFFFFFFF

DeviceID    13QFZUGPYwtspf0UIMW1TZbQ/34=

DeviceType  HTC7 Trophy

Email

Operator    Unknown

Latitude    0

Longitude   0

LocationAccuracy  3000

Address     unknown

PushNotificationURI

DisplayLanguage   Deutsch (Deutschland)

OSVersion   Microsoft Windows CE 7.0.7392

ProductName AntiVirus

ProductVersion    1.0.2.4

ProductLicense    free

CreateDate  9/8/2011

LastUpdateDate    9/8/2011

As you can see from the above, we take your privacy very seriously.  Again I reinforce the point, all of the data we collect is used solely to offer users an exceptional security service with state-of-the-art GPS tracking.

  • We will not sell your data to anyone.
  • We do not share or otherwise disclose your data to anyone without your permission.
  • We do not mine your data for patterns.
  • We do not use your data to target ads.
  • We do not access your location data without your permission.

We welcome all questions regarding our products and your privacy. Please visit our website www.avgmobilation.com for further details.