Fitbark GPS

Fitbark GPS

FItbark, Inc
WLAN Bluetooth

Überprüft am: 8. November 2021

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Abstimmungsergebnis: Ziemlich unheimlich

If you want to helicopter parent your canine child, this is the product for you! This little bone-shaped tracking device goes on your dog's collar and will track her just about anywhere in the United States (sorry world, it only works in the US) over Verizon's cellular network with a monthly or yearly subscription. It also connect to WiFi to let you know when you pup enters or exits places you designate as safe. It monitors your dog's activity, sleep habits, scratching habits, and stress 24/7. Link it up with your FitBit, Google Fit, or Apple HealthKit apps and you will always know just what's going on with you doggo, whether she wants you to or not.

Was könnte passieren, wenn etwas schiefgeht?

One sure fire way to make a privacy researcher grumpy is to sign them up to your email list without consent when they email you to ask questions about privacy. This is what they did to us every time we sent them an email with questions. Bad form, Fitbark, bad form.

More bad form comes in all the data Fitbark seems to collect on their users, both human and canine. They collect personal information on you such as name, email, physical address, birthday, phone number, and more. They collect your dog’s health, location and behavioral information too. They also say they collect data when you link your human fitness tracker and data about you from other companies related to their brands. All in all, it seems they try to collect a lot of data. And in Fitbark’s own words, they use all that data to “sell you stuff.” Finally, Fitbark may use anonymized data for marketing and promotional use, and for sale to third parties. This is a good time to point out that many privacy researchers claim it can be relatively easy to de-anonymize such data, especially location data.

This GPS version of the Fitbark tracks your dog's movements and whereabouts using all the ways--Bluetooth. WiFi. and GPS. That's a lot of ways to track something and share them with a company that really seems to like your data a lot. What’s the worst that could happen? Well, it’s one thing to spy on your pup to keep them safe. It’s a whole ‘nother thing to spy on you and your pup to “sell you stuff” and then potentially sell that (hopefully) anonymized data that could be linked back to you through your location. We’ve seen bad things come out of that practice.

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Kann es mich ausspionieren? Information

Kamera

Gerät: Nein

App: Ja

Mikrofon

Gerät: Nein

App: Nein

Verfolgt den Standort

Gerät: Ja

App: Ja

Was kann zur Registrierung verwendet werden?

Welche Daten sammelt das Unternehmen?

Wie nutzt das Unternehmen die Daten?

Fitbark says, “We use your data to make FitBark useful, talk to you, sell you stuff, and meet legal requirements. We also aggregate data anonymously to improve the life of dogs everywhere.”

Personal information they collect may include, but is not limited to, your name, your email address, your postal address, your date of birth, your profile pictures, your phone number, your payment information (which they don’t store on their servers), your IP address, your language, your dog’s profile, your dog’s health, location and behavioral information, and more.

Fitbark "may receive Personal Information about you from other sources (for example when you register for the Service via Facebook social login, when you link your human fitness tracker, when you take online surveys, or through service providers who enhance our marketing data). We may also obtain Personal Information about you from other companies related to our brands. In each of these cases we may add this information to the Personal Information we have already collected from you in order to improve the Service."

Fitbark may use anonymized data for marketing and promotional use, and for sale to third parties.

Wie können Sie Ihre Daten kontrollieren?

You can ask to access or erase the data. Should you decide you do not want the company to process your Personal Information any further, you should contact them, and they will delete your account and erase your data.

Wie ist das Unternehmen in der Vergangenheit mit den Daten über seine Verbraucher umgegangen?

Durchschnittlich

No known incidents in the last 3 years.

Kann dieses Produkt offline genutzt werden?

Ja

Benutzerfreundliche Informationen zum Datenschutz?

Ja

The privacy policy has a short summary for each section

Links zu Datenschutzinformationen

Erfüllt dieses Produkt unsere Mindestsicherheitsstandards? Information

Ja

Verschlüsselung

Ja

Sicheres Passwort

Ja

FitBark does require a password. For the FitBark app they don't require a unique strong password. For partner's clients they do have a way to recommend a strong password based on the partner requirements.

Sicherheits-Updates

Ja

Fitbark does patch certain security aspects of their apps based on periodic penetration testing by a third-party firm.

Umgang mit Schwachstellen

Ja

Vulnerabilities are tracked and managed via an internal project management platform, and are addressed routinely by our developers. Fitbark does not offer a formal bounty program, but generally rewards those who report vulnerabilities with complimentary products or subscription offerings.

Datenschutzrichtlinie

Ja

Verwendet das Produkt KI? Information

Nein


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