At Circle, we think that personal information is sensitive, valuable, and your so we want to let everyone know how we handle the data that is created through the use of your Circle device on your home Wi-Fi.
What is stored on the Circle device?
Beyond the software that makes Circle work, each Circle device has a good deal of information stored on it locally. This includes setup information, family member profiles and settings, and logs of sites visited by each Circle-managed device.
Who can see the data stored on my Circle device?
The most important person who can see the data stored locally on your Circle device is the person (or people) who manages your Circle device in your home. Each time you launch the Circle app, it looks for your Circle device in order to grab the most current information. It processes that data and presents it to you in the app.
What gets stored "in the cloud"?
The "cloud" refers to computers that store information and make it available to services with the proper permission to access them. Some people may wonder what the Circle device is actually saving on our end.
Here's what Circle does not store in the cloud:
- Specific network information for your Wi-Fi
- Family member profiles and settings
- Logs of visited or filtered sites
- List of devices in your home
Here's what Circle does store in the cloud:
- Registration and account information
- Usage metrics (Is Circle online? Software version? App version?)
- App crash reports
Is Circle using our data for advertising?
The answer here is an emphatic "No!" We believe that your family's data belongs to you, and we don't hand it over to advertisers or other third-parties who might provide it to advertising entities.
Have more concerns?
We'd be glad to hear about any concerns or questions you have related to the Circle device or its software components' security. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help as far as we can to address those.