iRobot Root

iRobot Root

iRobot
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Data da avaliação: 1 de Novembro de 2023

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iRobot, the maker of the popular Roomba robot vacuum cleaners, also makes a coding robot for kids six and up! Who knew? Their Root robot kits—they have two—let kids learn to code by programming the robots to drive, turn, draw, light-up, play music, express itself, and more. These kits are good for multiple coding skill levels—from coding with graphical blocks to actually using full-text code. It's very cool to see iRobot—a company we like because they seem to take protecting their users' privacy seriously—make these learning robots for kids.

O que pode acontecer se algo der errado?

iRobot, the Root's parent company, has had some privacy stumbles lately. Screenshots of a woman on the toilet recorded by a test-run Roomba in 2020 ended up on Facebook. And their ongoing acquisition by privacy-bad-guy Amazon is making privacy experts worry for their future. Eek. But since all that doesn't have much to do with their coding robot, we're keeping the iRobot Root in our good books. "Best Of" even!

iRobot Root and the iRobot Coding app do seem to have solid privacy practices. In their educational robots privacy policy, it says that iRobot does not “collect, store, or process personal information from any person.” Now that is one great way to keep your personal data safe -- just don't collect it in the first place! They also say that they don’t “sell, trade, lease, or loan any information” to third parties for any reason. Great again! We appreciate that they state these things explicitly. It’s one of the simplest privacy policies we’ve had the pleasure of reading.

iRobot also shares information about how they keep even analytics and crash reporting data safe. Cool! All in all, these learning robots feel pretty safe, and fun, for your kids despite their parent company’s recent concerns. The only worry we can think of is what might happen to iRobot Root's privacy policies once the Amazon deal to buy iRobot goes through as early as February 2024. It's something to keep an eye on.

Dicas para se proteger

  • Keep your WiFi network password protected with a strong password.
  • Do not sign up with third-party accounts. Better just log in with email and strong password.
  • Chose a strong password! You may use a password control tool like 1Password, KeePass etc
  • Use your device privacy controls to limit access to your personal information via app (do not give access to your camera, microphone, images, location unless necessary)
  • Keep your app regularly updated
  • Limit ad tracking via your device (eg on iPhone go to Privacy -> Advertising -> Limit ad tracking) and biggest ad networks (for Google, go to Google account and turn off ad personalization)
  • Request your data be deleted once you stop using the app. Simply deleting an app from your device usually does not erase your personal data.
  • When starting a sign-up, do not agree to tracking of your data if possible.
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O que pode ser usado para se inscrever?

Que dados a empresa coleta?

Como a empresa usa esses dados?

Privacy Policy

"iRobot's educational robots and supporting mobile applications do not collect, store, or process personal information from any person, including individuals under the age of 13. “Personal information” refers to any information related to an identified/identifiable individual. An example of personal information would be your name or home address."

"iRobot may analyze non-personal information from the Root® Coding Robots, the Create® 3 Educational Robot, and iRobot Coding Companion App for trends and statistics, such as through the use of Google Analytics or other similar analytics services. “Non-personal information” is information that cannot be related to an identified/identifiable individual. An example of non-personal information would be a robot model number. If any non-personal Information is used for behavioral or product improvements, the data is aggregated and anonymous, and cannot be identified to, or associated with, any particular individual."

"iRobot does not sell, trade, lease or loan any information collected or maintained by your use of a Root® Coding Robot, Create® 3 Educational Robot, or iRobot Coding Companion App to any third party for any reason, including direct marketers, advertisers, or data brokers.

iRobot contracts with service providers to perform business functions or services on iRobot’s behalf and may share non-personal information or aggregated data with such service providers as required to perform their functions."

Como você pode controlar seus dados?

Privacy Policy

iRobot's educational robots and supporting mobile applications do not collect, store, or process personal information from any person, including individuals under the age of 13.

Qual é o histórico conhecido da empresa na proteção de dados dos usuários?

Médio

iRobot Education has no known privacy or security incidents in the last three years.

Informações de privacidade infantil

"iRobot's Root® Coding Robots, Create® 3 Educational Robot, and iRobot Coding Companion App participate in the iKeepSafe Safe Harbor program and do not intentionally collect or maintain information from persons under 13. If you have any questions or need to file a complaint related to our privacy policy and practices, please do not hesitate to contact the iKeepSafe Safe Harbor program at [email protected]"

Este produto pode ser usado offline?

Não

Informações de privacidade fáceis de entender?

Sim

Links para informações de privacidade

Este produto atende aos nossos padrões mínimos de segurança? informações

Sim

Criptografia

Sim

Senha forte

Sim

Atualizações de segurança

Sim

Gerencia vulnerabilidades

Sim

Política de privacidade

Sim

O produto usa inteligência artificial? informações

Não

*privacidade não incluída

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