Your Privacy in Motion Data
Based on the motion sensors and positioning feature of your device, Motion Data creates information such as step counts or activities (for example whether you’re walking or running) or information about your places.
NOTE: Microsoft Mobile has no control over the ways 3rd party application will use Motion Data. Therefore you should carefully read the privacy notices of location enabled applications.
What information do we collect?
When you have enabled both Motion Data and location services from the device settings, your device starts to collect the following Motion Data:
Motion sensor data
This includes data from the device’s accelerometer and other motion sensors (for barometer and gyroscope) which is processed on the device to create for example the following information:
- step counts – how many steps you take
- activity type (example: are you walking or being idle)
- altitude information
This data is derived from the devices’ location services (A-GPS, network or WiFi positioning) and is processed on the device to determine:
- Frequent places – places that the Motion Data feature estimates to be relevant for you based on your location data. These places are typically locations where you spend frequently more time than 10 minutes. Accuracy of places is typically 200 meters (urban areas) or up to several kilometers (rural areas).
- Categorization of places – Motion Data tries to categorize certain places. For example it tries to identify one place as ‘home’ and one place as ‘work’. Categorization is estimated based on for example how you spend time in these frequent places.
This data is derived from the devices’ location services (A-GPS, network or WiFi positioning) and is processed on the device to determine travelled routes.
Routes includes set of route points that represent path you have traveled. Motion Data collects route point using following rules:
- Route points are collected at minimum in 5 minute intervals
- There must be at least 500 meters between subsequent route points
Accuracy of the position can vary from 200 meters (urban area) to several kilometres (rural ares).
How do we collect, use and share that information?
Motion Data offers means for your location enabled applications to enhance their user experience with information created by Motion Data.
You need to enable Motion Data and location services from your device settings before Motion Data collection begins. Disabling Motion Data setting will stop the collection of Motion Data. Motion Data is stored locally on your device.
After you have enabled both Motion Data and location services on your device, those applications for which location service capability has been granted can also access Motion Data on your device. If your device’s location service is disabled, no Motion Data will be available for those applications. Application specific location settings do not disable Motion Data.
Applications having access to location data determine if applications also access Motion Data. How the application will use Motion Data is determined by the the application itself, for example, if the application is storing Motion Data on the application or sending it outside of your device.
How long do we keep the information?
Motion sensor data
Applications are able to access Motion Data that has been collected during last 10 days. After 10 days data older than 10 days is automatically replaced by newer data.
Applications that use Motion Data may store a copy of the data longer in application specific storage. Nokia has no control over the data storage of the 3rd party applications.
Frequent places and Routes
Location data is stored on your device by using two different time intervals:
Frequent places: Location data for frequent places is collected on device as long as Motion Data collection is enabled. This data is aggregated into already existing frequent places and individual locations are deleted.
Routes: Routes data is collected on the device for the last 10 days. After 10 days route points older than 10 days are automatically replaced by newer data.
What safeguards are in place?
Motion Data stored on the device is safeguarded by the platform security of Windows Phone operating system to protect it against unauthorized access, use, disclosure or deletion. Nokia has no control over how 3rd party applications protect Motion Data on the applications or on their servers.
What are your choices?
You can control collection and access to motion data via the following settings:
Motion Data collection is controlled through in-device settings: Settings >> Motion data. You can enable or disable Motion Data collection and application access to Motion Data. All Motion Data collection stops if you disable it from device settings and applications will no longer have access to Motion Data. If you want to delete all Motion Data from your device memory you can do so by clicking ‘clear’ button in the Motion Data settings.
Location services are controlled through in-device settings: Settings >> Location services. You can enable or disable access to your location data via settings: if you disable location services, no Motion Data is available for applications.
When approving application specific location consent, note that it will grant also access to Motion Data.
You may delete Motion Data stored on the device through Motion Data settings: Settings >> Motion data >> ‘clear’ button.
Clearing Motion Data removes all Motion Data from your phone, but not from any applications that have already collected it. Check your applications for possible settings to delete data.
Microsoft Mobile is the controller of your personal data. You may contact us through our customer care or through the following contact details:
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