Statement About HONOR Platform and Privacy

Last updated: April 06, 2023

This Privacy Statement applies to you personally and your use of the platform at https://www.hihonor.com/ae-en/ ("the Platform" or "this Platform"), which is an e-commerce platform consisting of our corporate website and HONOR Store. You can visit us via the mobile app or log in to our website to purchase HONOR products and get the latest news and updates on HONOR phones, apps, themes, reviews, tutorials, etc.

This Platform is provided by HONOR MOBILE ELECTRONICS TRADING L.L.C, a company duly incorporated and existing under the laws of the UAE, with its registered office located at Office 410, 4th Floor, Nassima Tower, Shaikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre District, Dubai and whose registered number is 1647166 (hereinafter referred to as "HONOR", "we", "us" or "our").

As the data controller, we understand the importance of your privacy. Please take the time to read this Privacy Statement carefully to understand how we will use your personal data.

This Platform is intended for use by adults. However, for the use of HONOR products and services by children, we are fully aware of the importance of taking extra preventive measures to protect privacy and security. HONOR identifies whether a data subject is an adult based on the age of majority defined by the local laws of the country or region in which the data subject resides.

This Privacy Statement describes:1. What Data Do We Collect About You?2. How Do We Use Your Data?3. How Do We Store Your Data?4. How Do We Share Your Data?5. Which Device Permissions Do We Need?6. What Are Your Rights and Options?7. How Do You Contact Us?8. How Do We Update This Privacy Statement?

  1. What Data Do We Collect About You?

In the HONOR Platform services, we shall collect and use your personal data only for the purposes stated in this Privacy Statement. Personal data refers to any data that enables us to identify you as a user.

We will collect and process the following data:

  1. Account information, including account ID, user ID, email, phone number, nickname, username, and profile picture.

  2. Contact information, including name, email address, phone number, postcode, country, city, and detailed address.

  3. Order and delivery information, including name, email address, phone number, product(s) ordered, postcode, shipping address, billing address, invoice details, order number, delivery number, and tracking number.

  4. Payment information, including cardholder's name, card number, expiry date, phone number, SMS verification code, security code, and payment number.

  5. Product feedback, including product reviews, ratings, and comments.

  6. Device details, including device model, details of damage/fault, date of activation, IMEI number, serial number, proof of purchase, and push token.

  7. Network information, including IP address.

  8. Customer service information, including nickname, contact details (name, phone number, and email address), and records of your HONOR Support Query by email, Live Chat, website, hotline, or social media direct messages.

  9. CLUB participation information, including nickname, points, posts, comments, likes, shares, private messages, achievements, following, followers, CLUB level, votes, and ad hoc information.

  10. Service usage information, including browsing records, clicking records, IP address, search keyword, URL/pageview path, page access time, and cookie ID/session ID.

  1.  How Do We Use Your Data?

To provide you with the requested services, we will process the following data for the associated purposes. Unless otherwise stated in this Privacy Statement, you will no longer be able to use the relevant service(s) if you refuse the processing of your personal data for these services.

(1) Log-in: If you choose to log in with your account ID (HONOR ID, Google ID), we will process the information contained in the account ID to provide you with access to the services you are logged in to. If you do not want to log in with your account ID, you can continue to use the Platform and purchase products using the guest check-out.

Please note that your HONOR ID information is shared with us by Honor Information Technology Co., Limited, which is the data controller of your HONOR ID.

(2) Online purchase and delivery: We will process your order information and payment information to process your order, provide invoices, deliver items, and process returns. We will not retain sensitive payment information such as security codes. If you choose a card payment service, the card information (cardholder's name, card number, expiry date, security code) and the phone number will be encrypted and sent to a third-party payment service provider, and a unique card identification number will be generated by the payment service provider for the card you provided, and we will store the card identification number and associate it with your HONOR ID. We will also store the de-identified card number sent from the payment service provider and the expiry date to bind your card so that you can enjoy more convenient and secure use of the card payment service.

(3) Notify Me: If a product is not available, you can click on “Notify Me” and leave us your email address so that we can notify you when the product is available for purchase.

(4) Provide customer services including in-warranty repairs: To check whether your device is within HONOR’s limited warranty , to repair in-warranty devices, and to communicate with you regarding your repairment, we will process your device details and customer service information. When you query spare part prices and service center information, we will process your device data, location information, and order information.

(5) Book and track repairs: We will process your account ID information, order information, contact information, device details, and customer services information to enable you to book and track your repairment online or through our customer services, and to collect and deliver devices from your home address or selected collection point.

(6) To conduct prize promotions or competitions, your personal data will be processed for contract fulfillment (terms and conditions of prize promotion or competition). For the reward program, prize promotion, or competition, we only process the data you provide for the prize promotion or competition or that is necessary for the procedure of the prize promotion or competition. This concerns in particular: the user profile to determine the winner, contact information to transmit the prizes (e.g., name, address, e-mail address), and any additional information relevant to the prize promotion or competition (e.g., age, exclusions, previous participations, your entries submitted via third-party social media platforms in relation to promotions, etc.).

(7)  Trade-in: If you choose “Trade-in” after you complete an order payment, you need to provide the order number, account information, contact information, and device details to the service provider to get recycling value-added services for new device purchases.

In addition, we will use your personal data for the following purposes with your consent:

(1) Customer inquiries: We will process your account information and customer service information to assist you with your questions and queries, orders, returns, troubleshooting, FAQs, and all other customer inquiries.

(2) Product reviews, comments, questions, and feedback: We will process your account information, ratings, and comments that you post on our product pages.

(3) Fraud prevention and monitoring: We will process your account information, order information, payment information, network information, information about returns, and device information to ensure payment security, detect and prevent theft, fraud, financial security hazards, and malicious network attacks.

(4) Business analysis and improvement: We will process your order information, payment information, and device information to measure and improve our services, forecast stock management, conduct accounting analysis, settle invoices from our suppliers, and to better understand your interests and needs to offer better and more suitable products and services.

(5) Financial analysis and billing: We will process your order information, payment information, shipping information, and delivery information to analyze tax effects and obligations, and carry out billing and bookkeeping.

(6) Survey: We may use your email and cookie data for survey purposes, including inviting you to complete customer satisfaction surveys and feedback questionnaires. For more details about our use of cookies, please refer to our Cookie Policy .

(7) To improve user experience, HONOR may invite you to participate in surveys or questionnaires after you have been using HONOR products for a period. We will collect your device details and region and language settings through this Platform to analyze your experience during the use of HONOR products.

(8) If we have obtained your email address in connection with the sale of goods or services, we may use that email address for the direct advertising of our similar goods or services.

(9) Callback requests: If you ask us to contact you, we will collect and process your name, telephone number, and email address with your consent.

(10) Subscription: If you click “SUBSCRIBE” on this Platform and leave us your email address, we will provide you with the latest offers and information on HONOR products, events, and services.

(11) Direct marketing: We may use your account identifier, email address, and phone number for sharing promotional information about HONOR products, services, and offers by web push, email, and SMS. You can unsubscribe from SMS by entering the link in SMS messages, unsubscribe from email by entering the link in email messages, and end web push by turning off the Notifications switch in the web browser setting.

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before your withdrawal. For further details, please see section 6 "What Are Your Rights and Options?".

Additionally, we will process your personal data as necessary to comply with legal obligations, including tax and accounting requirements, and to establish or defend our legal rights and/or to prevent and detect potential fraud attempts or cyber-attacks.

  1.  How Do We Store Your Data?

We store your data in data centers located in Singapore.

In addition, to complete our service, we will transfer your data outside UAE to process the information as described in Section 4.

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

The specific retention periods of your personal data in relation to this Platform are set out below:

  1. Account information: We retain your account information until you deregister your account, until the service is suspended, or until your account is terminated for any other reasons.

  2. Order information, payment information, and delivery information: We retain your order information, payment information, and delivery information for 7 years from the date of your order, for compliance with related laws and regulations including for tax and accounting purposes.

  3. Product feedback: Product reviews, ratings, and comments that you publish on our product pages are published in a pseudonymized form on our website or as part of our app so that they cannot be assigned to you. They remain published as long as the website, app, or product is still up to date.

  4. CLUB participation: Posts, comments, likes, private messages, and votes are retained until you delete your account.

  5. Customer service information: We retain your customer service information for up to 24 months from the date of your query, to assist with your recent and ongoing inquiries. Chat records, email contents, and hotline records will be retained for up to 24 months from the date of your last contact with us.

  6. Service usage information: We retain your service usage information for 2 years.

  7. Contact information, device details, and delivery information for service: We retain your contact information, device details, and delivery information for up to 24 months from the date of your last contact with us (including the last communication by us for after-sales services), provided that no service has occurred between you and us within the said two years.

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

In addition, when our products or services stop operating, we will notify you in the form of push notifications, announcements, etc., and delete or anonymize your personal information within a reasonable period.

  1.  How Do We Share Your Data?

We may share your data in the following circumstances:

  1. Sharing within the corporate group:

(1) To check whether your device is within warranty, we will share your IMEI/SN number and proof of purchase with our Chinese manufacturing company Honor Device Co., Ltd., which records the date of activation of your device. We will also share non-personally identifiable information, such as device models and broken parts, with Honor Device Co., Ltd., for the purposes of spare parts forecasting and repair supplier settlement.

(2) The routine maintenance and operations of our IT systems are provided by Honor Device Co., Ltd., in China.

(3) We will share your user ID, tracking number, order number, shipment number, and serial number with our Chinese manufacturing company Honor Device Co., Ltd. for sales statistics and financial reconciliation.

  1. Sharing with service providers which act as the data controller in the respective scenarios:

No.

Service

Data

Service Providers

Purpose

1.

Logistics service

Name, phone number, postcode, shipping   address, billing address, order number, delivery number

iMile

(https://www.imile.com/ar/)

To deliver or collect devices   or to invoice

2.

Payment service

Cardholder's name, card number,   expiry date, phone number, SMS verification code, security code, payment number

Adyen

(https://www.adyen.com/policies-and-disclaimer/privacy-policy)

To process your payment

3.

Installment service

Name, phone number, shipping   address, postcode, email address, payment number

Amazon payment service

(https://paymentservices.amazon.com/privacy)

To process your installments

4.Trade-inOrder number, name, phone number,  email address, address, SN, account information

Northladder

(https://tradein.northladder.net/ae-en/privacy-policy/)
To provide you with a recycling   value-add service

 

  1.  Our third-party suppliers, who provide us with email service, SMS service, billing service, analytic service, push service, payment service, customer services, etc., may need to process your data. These third parties are operating under contract and acting on behalf of us. They act as data processors in the respective scenarios.

    Specifically, to provide Hotline service to you, we may involve our third-party service provider located in Egypt, where your data will be transferred to. To provide Live Chat and email service to you, we may involve our third-party service provider located in Spain, Where your data will be transferred to.

Based on your consent, your information will be transferred to the party, which may be located outside UAE.  We will not transfer your information to any parties except in the above cases.

  1.  Which Device Permissions Do We Need?

When you use the services of the HONOR Store app, we may need you to activate some device permissions, such as Storage and Camera. The specific purposes are as follows:

No.

Permission

Purpose

1.

Storage

When you open HONOR Store for   the first time, you can enable this permission to allow us to read, modify,   or delete content about the app in your SD card or your storage for   operations such as saving and downloading files.

2.

Camera

To use the Camera function in   HONOR Store, you need to enable this permission for taking/uploading photos   or videos.

You can also disable some or all these permissions in Settings on the device at any time, thereby denying us the collection of your corresponding personal information. How the permissions are displayed or disabled may be different by the device. Please refer to the system description or instructions for your device.

  1.  What Are Your Rights and Options?

You have the following data subject rights and options regarding your personal data:

Your Rights

Description

How to Exercise Your Rights?

Right of Access

You can request a confirmation   as to whether personal data about you are processed and you can, where   applicable, receive a copy of personal data we process about you.

(1) Please log in to your   account by clicking or tapping the Login/Menu icon on the website/app and   clicking or tapping Login/Register.
You can access your order information, address information, and account information   in your account.
(2) You can exercise your data subject rights by contacting us as set out in section   7.

Right of Portability

You can receive certain data   that you have provided to us in a machine-readable format.

You can exercise your data   subject rights by contacting us as set out in section 7.

Right of Erasure
  ("Right to be Forgotten")

You can have your data erased   under certain conditions.

(1) To delete your order information,   address information, post information, private message (Message), and   notifications, you can click on the Login/Menu icon on the homepage to go to My Account.
(2) You can exercise your data subject rights by contacting us as set out in section   7.

Right of Rectification

You can have your inaccurate   data corrected and incomplete data completed.

(1) To correct your address   information and post information, you can click on the Login/Menu icon on the   homepage and go to "My Account".
(2) You can exercise your data subject rights by contacting us as set out in section   7.

Right to Withdraw Consent

You can withdraw your consent   to the processing of your personal data.

(1) You can also unsubscribe   from marketing messages through the methods provided in the marketing emails.  
(2) You can exercise your data subject   rights by contacting us as set out in section 7.

Right of Objection

You can object to the processing   of your data for certain purposes such as direct marketing.

You can exercise your data   subject rights by contacting us as set out in section 7.

Right to Restrict Processing

You can restrict the processing   of your personal data under certain conditions.

You have the right to request   for restriction of the processing of your data in section 7 under   the following scenarios:

  1. The accuracy of your data is contested by you, and we need a period to   verify the accuracy of your data.

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

  3. 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.

  4. Your request for objection is pending our verification.

  1.  How Do You Contact Us?

If you need to exercise your privacy rights and lodge a complaint, please contact us by visiting the Privacy Questions page. We will reply as soon as possible.

If you believe that we are not processing your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Statement or the applicable data protection laws, you can lodge a complaint with the data protection authority.

  1.  How Do We Update This Privacy Statement?

We encourage you to regularly check for the latest version of this Privacy Statement on the website and/or the app settings as we may update this Privacy Statement from time to time. In the event of material changes to this Privacy Statement, we will notify you by means of notification dialogs, pushing messages, emails, and so on, depending on the nature of the change.

Note: This Privacy Statement applies to this Platform only. For our privacy commitments in relation to other products and services, please see the applicable privacy notice of those products and services. If you want to learn more about HONOR’s privacy commitments in general, please read our Global Privacy Policy.



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