XOD Privacy Policy

Updated: May 23rd, 2018

Scope #

Welcome to XOD Privacy Statement. Your right to privacy and online security is important. This Privacy Statement describes XOD Inc.’s collection, protection, disclosure, and use of your information. This Privacy Statement applies to all XOD websites, mobile applications, software and/or online services, that link to or reference this Privacy Statement. It covers your personal information that is provided or collected through the our services and how we use that information in connection with our services.

By using XOD, you agree to this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with any term in this Privacy Statement, please do not use our services.

Here’s a quick overview:

XOD – is an open-source visual programming language for microcontrollers. XOD has online and offline IDE client used for the equal purposes and the subject to equal regulation under this Privacy Statement.

In order to use XOD, you may be asked to create an account. When you sign up we’ll ask for some registration information such as name, email address, location and bio. We need this information to create an account so that we can contact you about your account, so that your friends can find you, and so you can access your account from anywhere.

In addition to sharing your registration information to set up your account, we collect some other information about you, such as the type of device you use and your IP address. We use this information to help improve and secure our service.

You have control over the type of information you provide and how we use it. We don’t share your registration or personal information for marketing purposes. We will never share your information with other parties for use other than what’s laid out in this policy without your consent. If you have any questions please contact us at hello@xod.io.

XOD or its partners or service providers may maintain operations in the United States or any other country, and therefore your personal information may be processed outside the country where you are located. By using and providing information to us, you agree and consent to the transfer, storage, and processing of your information in other countries, including for example outside the European Economic Area. Countries that we transfer your information to may not have data protection laws similar to those of where you are located.

XOD is not intended for use by children under 13 years of age or minors. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that their child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, they should contact us at hello@xod.io. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files immediately.

Data we collect #

When you use XOD, we may collect the following information about you:

Information you provide to us #

  • Registration information: When you sign up for an account with XOD, you will be asked for registration information, such as your name, email address, location and a password. Only email and password are obligatory to provide. We require you to provide an email address in order to use XOD so that we can contact you about your account, and so that you can access your data from any device. We require you to provide a name for your account, this is the name your friends will see.
  • User-generated content: We also collect and store the information you provide to us when using our service, creating, publishing and share new XOD nodes and libraries. This data includes, for example, names, descriptions, comments in addition to any other information that you attach or share while using XOD. When your share a libraries or nodes your share this information with everyone. You are solely responsible for all information your provided with a libraries and nodes you share with a community.
  • The way you use our service: We collect information about how you use and interact with XOD. Such as the features you use, the actions you take, and the time, frequency and duration of your activities.
  • Device and Location information: When you download or use XOD, we may receive information about your device and location, which allows us to provide increased account security and regulatory compliance. It also allows us to provide location-based services such as targeted advertising, search results, and other personalized content. We also collect information about your interaction with XOD including, but not limited to, your computer browser type, pages visited, advertisements clicked on, average time spent on our Sites, your IP address, unique identifiers of your device, the operating system version and app version.
  • Payment information: XOD may offer paid premium services (“XOD Pro”) in some markets. If you choose to subscribe to this service, we will ask for additional information. This includes your payment information, such as your credit or debit card number, other card information, and other account and authentication information, as well as billing, and contact details. For certain services, you may be required to provide your checking account number and routing number. For security purposes, you may also be asked to provide identification information to confirm your identity, including your first and last name, address, and phone number, or in some cases, last four digits of a social security number or a copy of an identification document.
  • Information related to Third Party Integrations: XOD may collect information about you from third parties to help improve our service, or for security and support reasons. If you choose to use some of the optional integrations the third party services that we offer we may collect information about you from those services.
    • Google accounts: As part of using XOD, you may be presented with the option to link one or more parts of your Google account to your XOD account. If you authorize XOD to use your Google Account to login to XOD, your name, contact information (usually an email address) and other basic account details (profile picture, age, gender, birthday) may be shared with XOD at your discretion. Sharing this data is not required to start a XOD account. These details will be stored by XOD and will generally be treated as if you had manually provided that data to XOD under this privacy policy.
  • Information from other sources: We may use publicly available information about your name, email address, phone number, or other demographic data to help you during support, to address fraud or security concerns, or to personalize your experience, including by providing ads or offers. For instance, if you have a public avatar stored on a service such as Gravatar associated with your email, we may automatically populate your user avatar on XOD. We may also collect information about you that we may receive from other sources or from our offline interactions with you to, among other things, enable us to verify, update information contained in our records, and to better customize the Service for you.
  • Other information: We may request or receive other information such as feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to provide you with other benefits or to improve upon the Service.

How we use data #


We use your information for the following purposes:

To provide the XOD service #

XOD is designed to help people share expenses and informal IOUs with friends. We process your information to provide, support, and secure our service (both automatically and manually). For example, we may use your information in some of the following ways:

  • To record informal records of expenses, IOUs, and payments.
  • To fulfill your requests for certain products and Services.
  • To detect and protect against errors, fraud, or other criminal activity.
  • To analyze Site usage, perform market research, project planning, product development, troubleshooting problems, analysis of user behavior, internal marketing and promotions, or other efforts to improve our service quality.
  • To pre-fill form fields or store preferences for your convenience.
  • To alert you to software compatibility issues and to improve our web design and functionality.
  • To communicate with you. For example, we will email you when we release new features, have important news, and when you have a notification generated by activity (including a monthly summary). All of these emails are optional, and you can unsubscribe from them using unsubscribe link in each email.

With third party services #

We may receive and collect information about you from Third Parties and affiliates that help us provide, support, and secure our services. In general, data shared with XOD in this manner will be treated under the same privacy restrictions as any other data shared with XOD. For example:

  • If you give XOD access to your Google Contacts as part of using our service, this contact data may be used in a limited way: to send XOD invitations on your behalf to friends (to individuals specifically authorized by you; not in bulk), to locate your friends who already use XOD, to recommend friends to invite to XOD, and to improve our services (for example, to identify common email spelling errors in user support). If you share access to your Google account contacts, XOD may store some of this information for those purposes.

To provide personalized advertisements #

We may use your email, location, usage and expense information to show you specific advertisements or offers on our own site that we believe may be of interest to you.

How we share your information #

We will not, without your permission, sell, publish, or share your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes.

To provide the XOD service #

XOD is designed to program microcontrollers, creating new libraries, nodes and tools you can share with the community.

  • XOD lets everyone to see the information you have provided with a libraries or nodes you share.

With third parties, affiliates, subsidiaries, and service providers #

We employ third party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and/or service providers to enable them to help support and improve our services. For example, maintenance services, database management, cloud hosting, web and mobile analytics, receipt scanning services and OCR. Third parties acting on our behalf that are given access to your personal information are contractually obligated to abide by our privacy practices and are not allowed to use the information for any other purposes. We may share your personal information with other third parties with your consent or instructions to do so.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to share or disclose your personal information with law enforcement, government officials, and other third parties:

  • to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process;
  • in order to investigate, prevent, defend against, or take other action regarding violations of our illegal activities, suspected fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the legal rights or physical safety of any person or the security of our network, Sites, or Services;
  • to respond to claims that any posting or other content violates the rights of third parties;
  • in an emergency, to protect the health and safety of our Sites’ users or the general public; or
  • as otherwise required by any applicable law.

Business transfer #

If our company or our assets are acquired by another company, or in the event of a merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization, or liquidation, we may transfer, sell, or assign to third parties, information concerning your relationship with us, including, without limitation, personal information that you provide and other information concerning your relationship with us. Such third parties will assume responsibility for the personal information collected by us in connection with our business operations or through our Sites and such third parties will assume the rights and obligations regarding such information as described in this Privacy Statement and according to applicable regulations.

API usage #

XOD provides a third party API which allows other applications which you sign up for to have access to the data you have provided XOD. You are in control of this process - we do not disclose any data to these third parties unless you specifically authorize your account with their application by using the XOD username and password prompt provided. We do not control these third parties and do not warrant that they are safe or non-fraudulent, and you agree that XOD is not responsible, liable for anything which occurs on these services. You indemnify XOD Inc. from all damages if you authorize your XOD account with one of these 3rd party applications.

Non-identifiable information #

We may disclose information that does not personally identify you in any other manner that we deem appropriate, including to third parties for their research, marketing, and promotional purposes and to help us determine how we can improve our Sites. We will also disclose non-personal information to our service providers and other third parties about how our users collectively use the Sites.

Security #

How we protect the information we collect #

We take the security of your information seriously. We use technical and administrative security measures such as but not limited to encryption techniques and authentication procedures, among others, to maintain the security of your online session. Please understand, however, that while we try our best to safeguard your personal information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

You can help protect the privacy of your own information by using encryption and other techniques to prevent unauthorized interception of your personal information. You are responsible for the security of your information when using unencrypted, public or otherwise unsecured networks.

We will contact you regarding any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored personal information to you via email or conspicuous posting on our Site in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, insofar as consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.

Phishing #

Identity theft and the practice currently known as “phishing” are of great concern to XOD. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is a top priority. We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, your account ID, login password, or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. For more information about phishing, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website at http://www.ftc.gov.

Cookies #

How we use cookies and similar technologies #

Like many websites, we use tracking technologies such as cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to record your preferences, track the use of XOD and exposure to our online advertisements. We may also use these technologies to monitor traffic, improve XOD, and make it easier to use and more relevant.

We partner with third party advertising companies who also use these tracking tools to provide advertisements on our Websites or other websites. These third parties may use these technologies to collect information about you when you use our services. They may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may also use persistent identifiers to track your Internet usage across other websites in their networks beyond the Websites. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based advertising or other targeted content. While we do not knowingly provide these entities with information that personally identifies you such third parties may, with sufficient data from other sources, be able to personally identify you, unknown to us.

Some content or applications on our Sites, including advertisements, are served by unaffiliated third parties. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement, you should contact the responsible advertiser directly.

Your browser or device may include “Do Not Track” functionality. XOD’s information collection and disclosure practices, and the choices that we provide to customers, will continue to operate as described in this Privacy Policy, whether or not a Do Not Track signal is received.

Online tracking and interest-based advertising #

You also have choices to limit some tracking mechanisms that collect information when you use our Services. Many web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser’s setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, certain features of our Services, including the Service itself may not function properly or remain accessible to you. For example, you cannot log into XOD.IO if you’ve disabled all cookie use. In addition, you may also render some web beacons unusable by rejecting or removing their associated cookies. Note that if you choose to remove cookies, you may remove opt-out cookies that affect your advertising preferences.

Choice and access; Deleting your account; Data retention #

Choice and access to your personal information #

You may access, review, and update the personal information you have submitted to us at any time. You can make changes to your personal information from your profile settings page. If you need help updating or correcting your information please contact us at hello@xod.io.

Your choices regarding the data we collect and process #

In many instances, you have choices about the information you provide and limiting how we use your information. These choices, and any related consequences, are described in detail below:

  • Personal information: You may choose not to provide your personal information, such as your name, address, phone number or payment information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our Sites’ features.
  • Emails, Newsletters, and other communications: We may send periodic Site related alerts, monthly summaries, notifications, newsletters, promotions, or other information via email or push notifications. You may choose whether or not you’d like to receive alerts, summaries, newsletters and promotions by indicating your preference in your account profile or settings. You may also follow the unsubscribe instructions in the email you receive. Please note that certain Services-related messages (such as password resets) that we send are necessary for the proper functioning and use of the Services and you may not have the ability to opt-out of those messages.
  • Location Tracking: Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable the use of location services by any application on your mobile device through the device’s settings’ menu.
  • Third parties: You have the ability to choose whether or not you’d like to use many of the third-party integrations we offer. If you authorize an account connection from a third-party account or platform, such as a Google or Facebook account, you can manage your connection preferences from the third-party account or platform. Please refer to the privacy notice that governs the third-party platform for more information on the choices you may have.

Deleting your account #

You may choose to close your account at any time. You can close your account by writing to us at hello@xod.io.

Deleting your account doesn’t lead to deleting libraries, nodes and all information you have shared with the community.

Data retention #

In accordance with and as permitted by applicable law and regulations, we will retain your information as long as necessary to serve you, to maintain your account for as long as your account is active, or as otherwise needed to operate our business. We may also retain personal information to comply with law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, and as permitted by applicable law.

If you would like to fully delete your account and the information in it, you can write to us at hello@xod.io. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to remove your personal information from our services so long as we do not have any legal reason or obligation to retain the record. It may take up to 90 days for your information to be cleared from our servers.

Changes #

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We may update this Privacy Statement periodically. Changes are effective immediately upon posting. The date last revised appears at the top of this Statement.

Contact us #

Got Questions?

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement, our security practices, or our information handling practices please contact XOD in writing:

  • Email: hello@xod.io