Last updated: 7/2/2023

Social-Buddy operates the Social Buddy App mobile application (the “Service”). Social-buddy is to help elders to maintain social contact and to help with daily activities though messages and questions send by relatives Messages are displayed and spoken when the buddy detects a person in the room.

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

Information Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected:

  1. Personal Data
  2. Usage Data
  3. Messages
  4. Use of Data

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City

Remove personal data

You are able to remove your account at any moment with the app. All your personal data will be removed, including your E-mail address. When you are the administrator of the buddy, you are able to remove all accounts with associated data.

Usage Data

When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device’s unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data (“Usage Data”).

This data can be collected with Firebase (Analytics, Performance monitoring)

This data is for the sole purpose to improve, and monitor the quality of our service.


Our Service allows users to communicate with each other through messages. We collect and store these messages in order to provide the Service.

Camera Access

For the Buddy, we need camera access to detect a person so it can display text, images, and voice messages in your presence; all data stays local, and no images or data will be transferred over the internet or any other medium.

We use local (edge computing) pose detection for this purpose.

Use of Data

We use the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so.
  • To provide customer support
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
  • To monitor the usage of our Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

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If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at

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