Our Privacy Mission
For Data Subjects in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), the United Kingdom (“UK”) and Switzerland
If you are located in the EEA, the UK and Switzerland, our “Privacy Notice to Data Subjects in the EEA, the UK and Switzerland” provides additional information about your use of the User Interfaces and Services and your rights as data subjects residing in Switzerland, the UK or the EEA, which includes all countries in the European Union, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway.
Information Collection and Use
Alarm.com collects and stores certain information from or about you that can be used to uniquely contact, identify, or locate you (“Personal Information”).
When using the User Interfaces, you may provide us with Personal Information including, but not limited to, your name, home or business address, phone number, email address, location, or zip code.
When using our Services, you or your Authorized Service Provider may provide us with certain additional information (e.g., unit description, home or business size, home or business system configuration, sensor names, appliances or other devices monitored by Alarm.com, account information, schedule, mode, automation settings, and device settings) in order for us to personalize your Services. Alarm.com may also receive Personal Information that you have provided to our partners, including emergency contact information and user profile information, to enable Alarm.com to provide our Services.
Alarm.com may process information regarding your use of the Alarm.com Services, including but not limited to: performance of any security or other device monitored by Alarm.com, electrical usage or consumption, heating and cooling information, light or other fixture settings, and usage and alert logs. We receive this type of information from your devices that are monitored by Alarm.com and your computer or other electronic device through which you may access, browse, download, receive, or otherwise use the Alarm.com User Interfaces or Services (each a “Personal Device”), and we may also receive and process such information from third parties.
Some features of our Services, such as location-activated arming reminders, thermostat adjustments, vehicle diagnostics, and other location-based Services (collectively, “GeoServices”), use location information. Before certain GeoServices information can be used, you must first opt-in to activate these Services. If you enable these features, we will automatically collect and store location information from your Personal Device or vehicle you designate which is capable of producing location data (e.g., mobile device, GPS device, or vehicle). This location information may include your current location or places you have recently visited. We also may aggregate this information for Alarm.com’s internal purposes and to provide information requested by you. If you do not wish for us to collect and store this information, do not enable these features.
Video and Audio Data
When you (i) subscribe to Alarm.com’s video monitoring or video monitoring add-on Services (such as the Visual Verification services), (ii) use a connected doorbell, camera, image sensor, or other connected device or wearable that is capable of recording video and/or audio recordings, or (iii) subscribe to emergency two-way voice services, you are enabling us, certain of our third-party service providers, or your central station, to record, store, view and process video and/or audio recordings from your monitoring equipment. This may include capturing and sending you portions of this data as part of a notification or analyzing the data to identify motion or other events. We may process information from your monitoring equipment so that we can send you alerts. In addition, if you have the recording features enabled, we will capture, process and store video and audio data recordings from your device and you may be able to access those recordings.
Data protection and privacy laws in your country may impose certain responsibilities on you and your use of security cameras, connected doorbells and other devices with recording capabilities. You (not Alarm.com) are responsible for ensuring that you comply with any applicable laws. For example, you may need to display a notice that alerts visitors to your home or business that they may be recorded using security cameras and other devices with recording capabilities. Alarm.com takes no responsibility for your compliance with these laws.
Alarm.com will not disclose your Personal Information to any other entity except:
- as is necessary to provide the Alarm.com User Interfaces and Services to you;
- to your Authorized Service Provider, the company through which you subscribed to our Services;
- to the central station selected by your Authorized Service Provider to receive alarm signals and coordinate emergency response;
- when you have opted in to share the information;
- when we need to share the information with an entity who works on our behalf to provide the Services (these entities do not have any right to use the Personal Information beyond what is necessary for the purpose of fulfilling the agreement we have with them);
- if you are an existing user of Alarm.com Services, to provide notifications of additional Alarm.com-supported products or Services that may be of interest to you;
- as necessary in connection with other lawful business purposes; and
- as otherwise necessary when required or permitted by law.
In addition, we may disclose your information when the information has been converted to a form that cannot be used to identify you. It may also be necessary for us to disclose your Personal Information in case of a merger or combination with, or acquisition of a portion of our business by, another company or entity, in which case Personal Information collected by Alarm.com would be expected to be one of the transferred business assets.
Alarm.com has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of your Personal Information. For example, we protect your information through a unique username and password, and we protect certain sensitive communications with our website through server authentication and secure connections. However, no method of data transmission is completely secure.
Rights and Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
If you are an existing or potential end-user of Alarm.com Services and have entered Personal Information directly through our website, you may request to correct or delete your Personal Information by contacting us at [email protected]
If you are an existing end-user of Services you may view, update, or delete certain Personal Information at any time by following the links at www.alarm.com to your profile and address book pages. These changes will be immediately made to our records. If you wish to stop Services notifications, you may do so through the User Interfaces. For customers of Authorized Service Providers, changes you make to your user profile on the Alarm.com User Interfaces to your user profile may not automatically change the records of your Authorized Service Provider. You should contact your Authorized Service Provider directly to make changes to its records.
If you are a California resident, please see the “California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)” section below for more information about your rights and choices.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Rights
If you are a California resident and a “consumer” (as defined under the CCPA), then the CCPA may provide you with specific rights regarding your Personal Information.
You have the right to request that businesses subject to the CCPA (which may include your Authorized Service Provider) disclose certain information to you about their collection and use of your Personal Information over the past 12 months. In addition, you have the right to ask such businesses to delete personal information collected for you, subject to certain exceptions. If you choose to exercise your rights, you also have the right not to be discriminated against and will not be charged different prices or provided different quality of services.
You can exercise your applicable CCPA rights by following the procedures listed for “All Existing or Potential End-Users” above, contacting your Alarm.com Authorized Service Provider or contacting us at [email protected] If you contact Alarm.com directly, we may forward your request to your Alarm.com Authorized Service Provider. Please note that the CCPA requires us to verify the requests we receive from you when you exercise certain of the rights listed above. We may need more information when we receive your request before taking further action.
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Utilizing our User Interfaces from Outside of the United States
If you are utilizing our User Interfaces from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored or processed in the United States, where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that we take steps to protect your privacy. Our offices and data centers are located in the United States, so some of your Personal Information will be transferred to the United States in connection with your use of the Services. If you are located in the EEA, the UK or Switzerland, then the Privacy Notice to Data Subjects in the EEA, the UK and Switzerland also applies to your use of the User Interfaces.
Alarm.com uses European Commission-approved “Standard Contractual Clauses” or “Model Clauses” and is also certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and U.S.-Swiss Privacy Shield Frameworks (as described in our Privacy Shield Privacy Notice) for the transfer of Personal Information from the EEA, the UK or Switzerland to the United States. To learn more about the EU-U.S. or U.S.-Swiss Privacy Shield Framework and to view our certification, please visit www.privacyshield.gov.
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Last updated: May 5, 2020