Regarding Amazon, “Alexa” means the Alexa Voice Service which includes third-party services (like our Skills), any third-party Alexa enabled hardware (such as Amazon’s “Echo” device”), and other related Software.
What are the EOC Skills?
EOC’s Skills are provided to you to enable you to enhance your discovery and enjoyment of the various products that EOC offers to its consumers. Some of the content you may access or otherwise derive through this EOC Skill is from third parties or sites not affiliated with or controlled by EOC. EOC is not responsible for the accuracy of any such third-party content or site. Such third-party content or sites may be governed by their own privacy policies, which we recommend you review prior to interacting with any such site. EOC has no liability with respect to such third-party content or sites, nor the information collection or data privacy practices associated with such third-party sites.
User Provided Information
When you use one of our Skills, you have to “talk” to Alexa. Your voice input is sent to Amazon and us, where we use it to understand what our Skill should do for you. This is absolutely necessary for our Skill to give you an appropriate answer to any of your queries posed to our Skill.
We will not normally use any information you provide to us to contact you. Important information concerning required notices, upgrades and/or bug-fix notifications to any of our Skills, or marketing promotions will normally be distributed by means of the Amazon Alexa skills site.
Currently our Skills do not collect your login information, whether you access the Skill via the Alexa service and/or from any social media or networking platforms through which our Skills may be available to you. Any future enhancements to our Skills which enable to us to collect your login information will be notified to you at the time of delivery or upgrade, and you may consent to, or otherwise opt-out, of such collection at any time].
Automatically Collected Information
In addition, our Skills may automatically collect certain of your information as part of normal operation within the context of the Amazon Alexa environment, including, but not limited to, your hardware device(s) unique ID (such as the IMEI associated with your device(s)), a unique user ID, your internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, browser version, your prior usage of our Skills, and information about the way you use our Skills. Our Skills may also employ “cookies”, which are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies may be sent to your browser from one of our or Amazon’s website and stored on your computer's hard drive. We use "cookies" to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Skills.
None our Skills collects precise information about the location of your device (such as the physical location where your device is being used. Only aggregated, anonymized data that may be automatically collected by our Skills will be periodically transmitted to Amazon’s software environment and services to help us improve the Skills and the services you received from them.
We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:
- As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, court or administrative agency order, or similar legal process;
- When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a judicial, administrative agency, government request or investigation, or otherwise;
- With our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.
- In the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of the stock, business or assets of EOC (a “change in ownership”), you will be notified via the contact information you may have provided to us (if any) and/or via a prominent notice on our Web site of any such change in ownership of EOC and/or and changes to the uses of your information as a result of any such change in ownership, as well as any choices you may have regarding your information.
Automatic Data Collection and Advertising
We may work with third party data analytics companies to help us better understand how our Skills are being used, such as the frequency or duration of usage. To protect the anonymity of any information you may provide to us, we use an encryption technology to help ensure that these third parties can’t identify you personally].
What are my Opt-Out Rights?
Specific EOC Skills or upgraded versions of such EOC Skills may have specific opt-out mechanisms. Please contact us at Eight O’Clock Inc., Consumer Services Department, 5901 West Side Avenue, North Bergen NJ, 07047-6451 or by phone at 1-800-299-2739 to enquire about this.
FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS USING OF ANY OF OUR SKILLS:
We do not use the Skills to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not use our Skills and do not provide any information about yourself through any of our Skills. Parents or guardians may wish to disable functionality of any of our Skills to prevent use by children under the age of 13 via the parental controls for such Skills made available by Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=17978647011 . If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child under the age of 13 has provided us with information in violation of this section, please contact us at us at Eight O’Clock Inc., Consumer Services Department, 5901 West Side Avenue, North Bergen NJ, 07047-6451 or by phone at 1-800-299-2739. We will make all reasonable efforts to delete such information from our files within a reasonable period of time.
We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of any information you provide to us by your use of our Skills. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the information we collect, process or maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Skills. However, it is important that you understand that due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, no website or database is completely secure or “hacker proof” and we cannot guarantee that the information you submit to us in connection with your use of our Skills (whether directly, via Alexa or another Amazon controlled system or site, or otherwise), or any such information stored on by us, Amazon, or from any of our or Amazon’s authorized employees or contractors, will be completely free from unauthorized access by third parties.
Other EOC Policies Which May Apply to Our Skills
- by writing to us at Eight O’Clock Inc., Consumer Services Department, 5901 West Side Avenue, North Bergen NJ, 07047-6451;
- by phone at 1-800-299-2739;
- by using the contact form on this website at www.eightoclock.com/contactus.
Revision 1.0 dated December 2, 2020