Note: Rivet is part of Area 120, a workshop for Google's experimental products.
User privacy and data protection is our top priority. The app collects the minimum amount of data necessary to operate: basic information about your Google account, your device, your children’s profiles and activity, and your children’s voice capture to provide search and reading help.
Note: These terms reference Google Privacy policies since we leverage some of Google's technical infrastructure. However, the Rivet team has strict control over the data collected by the app.
To respect your privacy, Rivet collects the minimum amount of data necessary to operate:
Rivet collects information based on your children's use of the app, like when they read a book. This information includes:
Rivet collects this information to provide a safe and personalized reading experience for your children and improve our service over time:
Rivet operates as a signed-in service. This means that you need to use your Google account and we don't allow your child to sign in with their own account. The app will collect your basic Google Account information, such as email address and name, and, where available, will collect information associated with parental controls as well as customization and reading preferences that you may have enabled in the app.
We use the information we collect for internal operational purposes such as for spam and abuse prevention and enforcing our content license restrictions, determining preferred language and providing and improving the service.
Rivet does not use the collected information about your children for advertising purposes.
Rivet does not allow your children to share personal information with third parties or make it publicly available.
Rivet gives you transparency and control over the data we collect. You may perform any of the following actions:
You can access the books your children have recently read in the ‘Activity’ sections of the app. You clear the reading history in the parental settings section of the app. If you've created multiple profiles for your children, you will be able to clear reading history for each child separately. When reading history is cleared, the app resets ‘Recommended’ and ‘History’ books. Finally, you can always uninstall and reinstall the app on a device to reset the app-specific identifiers used to collect reading and search history, but if you have created children's profiles, reading and search history will remain linked to each profile until you specifically delete the history.
You can delete your Rivet account by following the prompts in the parental settings section of the app. This will remove all associated data including your children’s profiles and activity. You can also change or delete the parental controls, customization and viewing preferences that are associated with your Google account at any time by using the in-product tools we provide.
Dated: May 10, 2019