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Sensitive Design Research Lab at the University of Washington. This material
is based upon work supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation under
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Intel Corporation POLS License Agreement
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Intel Corporation POLS License Agreement
Addendum 1: Privacy Addendum
This addendum contains the additional terms applicable to development and
distribution of a work (Work) containing all or a portion of the Program or
that is otherwise derived from the Program.
I. You agree that:
1. Your compliance with this Addendum is a material condition of your license
to the Program.
2. You will include in any follow-on licenses you make with other developers
for building other applications or services for the Program and your Work the
same terms and conditions as this license addendum provides (and you will bind
any firm that acquires your firm to the same terms and conditions as this
3. Your development, use, and/or distribution of a Work constitutes an
enforceable public commitment to comply with the provisions of this addendum.
4. Any collection, use, disclosure, and/or storage of personally identifiable
location information about end-users will be undertaken in accordance with the
Location Aware Privacy Principles (attached).
5. End users are entitled to enforce the terms of this Addendum and the
Location Aware Privacy Principles as third party beneficiaries of the Agreement
or as otherwise permitted under applicable law.
6. Any violation of the terms of this Addendum may constitute an unfair and/or
deceptive trade practice in violation of state and federal consumer protection
II. You further agree that all distributed Works will:
Clearly, conspicuously, and verifiably (a) warn end users that the Work may
disclose their physical location to third parties; and (b) obligate you to
comply with the Location Aware Privacy Principles (set forth in Addendum 2,
attached) by, without limitation, causing the following text (with sections in
parentheses modified accordingly) to appear when the Work is first installed
and at reasonable intervals thereafter:
When you use this application, (Software Name) (or other malicious software
which takes advantage of (Software Name)) may cause your mobile device to
communicate its physical location - and therefore your location - to
application providers and/or third parties online. Please be aware of your
circumstances and your safety and use appropriate caution when using
(Developer/Distributor) adheres to the Location Aware Computing Privacy
Principles (attached). These principles require us to get your prior
informed consent for any collection, use, disclosure and/or storage of your
III. You also agree that to the extent practicable, your implementation of the
Location Aware Privacy Principles will be consistent with the best practices
set forth from time to time at the Intel Research/University of Washington
Privacy Best Practices [URL TBD].
Intel Corporation POLS License Agreement
Addendum 2: Location Aware Privacy Principles
1. End users will be informed, in a manner reasonably designed to provide
actual notice and prior to any collection, use, retention, or disclosure of
personally identifiable location information, of the following:
a. What personal information will be collected;
b. How that personal information will be used;
c. To whom that personal information will be disclosed, how the recipient
will be able to use the personal information, whether the recipient in
turn will be able to transfer the information and whether the recipient
is obligated to comply with these Principles.
d. How long (or how often) the personal information will be disclosed
(e.g. at the time of initial connection only, or periodically during
the use of the software)
2. To the extent reasonably practicable under the circumstances, end users will
be given conspicuous notice of the opportunity to prohibit the proposed
collection, use, retention, and/or disclosure of their personally identifiable
location information in whole or in part, and a reasonably simple mechanism for
taking advantage of such opportunity. Where practicable, a Work will provide
an easy method by which an end user can prohibit such collection, use,
retention, and/or disclosure, on a case by case basis, at their discretion.
3. Personally identifiable location information will be deleted regularly when
it is no longer needed by the end-user or for the correct functioning of the
4. Licensees will implement administrative, technical, and/or other safeguards
appropriate in light of the sensitivity of the data to protect personally
identifiable from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or damage.