Hot Wheels ID Smart Track Kit
Review date: 11/02/2020
Hot Wheels—those little metal cars that are so much fun to zoom, race, and get stuck in places they shouldn't—have been around since 1968. In 2020 they've been updated to the internet age with what Mattel bills as "the smartest hot wheels track ever." Use a smartphone or tablet to track how fast your car flys, how many laps your car has done, and what tricks it's pulled. It all sounds really cool and something kids in 1968 probably would have never dreamed of.
What could happen if something goes wrong
There is probably not much that could go wrong with this Hot Wheels smart track. The app connects by secure Bluetooth and as your kids will most likely be playing at home, that doesn't pose much of a security risk. Mattel seems to do a decent job protecting users' privacy. If you choose to create a Mattel Login, the date of birth is used to flag children under 13 (in the United States), and then immediately deleted. Anyone over the age of 13 may have their personal information shared with third parties for marketing purposes, which means you'll probably be getting ads and catalogs for more toys. As a parent, you're probably getting a ton of those already.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Date of birth, parent's email address
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
No known incidents in the last 2 years.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Uses encryption in transit and at rest.
Mattel has a bug bounty process for people to report security vulerabilities.
Mattel included user-friendly privacy information on their FAQ page.