Privacy Policy 

Effective: October 20, 2020 

CityBee Wireless, LLC (“CityBee”) is a provider of wireless hotspot services for consumers. This Privacy Policy describes how we process and handle data provided to CityBee in connection with your use of our products, services, apps, and websites that link to this policy (we refer to these collectively as our “services”). 

Information security and privacy are at the heart of what CityBee values and promotes as a company. As such, we think it’s important to be transparent about how we handle your information. That level of transparency also makes for a lengthy document, but we’ve tried to make it more readable by organizing it into a logical structure and by using plain language. 

CityBee offers a variety of services, and certain services may process data differently, or in additional ways, to other services and what’s described in this policy.  

This policy uses the term “personal data” to refer to information that is related to an identified or identifiable natural person and is protected as  personal data under applicable data protection law. 


Who is CityBee Wireless? 

In this policy, “CityBee”, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to the company that comprise CityBee Wireless, LLC that are responsible for your data. 


Business Customers 

Some of CityBee’s services are offered to businesses. For those services, our customer is a business or other organization who may authorize individual end users to use the services that it has purchased from us. Where an organization is our customer, it may maintain accounts with CityBee through which it and its users may submit information (“Customer Data”). That organization typically controls those accounts and any  associated Customer Data. In this case, CityBee is generally a processor of Customer Data and the organization is the controller. 


  1. What information do we collect about you? 

This section describes the various types of information we collect from and about you. This information is not collected in all situations, but only  in specific situations. For example, our products only collect a limited amount of information. To understand the context in which collection  occurs, see Section 2 (How do we use your information?). More information about some of the mechanisms we use to collect this information,  such as cookies, is available in Section 4 (Tracking Technologies & Cookies). 

1.1. Information you provide to us 
  • Account information. Some services require or allow you to create an account before you can access them. As part of registering for an account,  we may collect information such as your name, username, email address, password and certain other information from you. •
  • Payment information. In order to place our equipment on your Property, you may need to provide us with certain details such as name, contact details (street addresses, email addresses), and payment instrument details. 
  • Identity verification information. Some services require you to verify your identity as part of creating an account to access them. We may collect  information such as email addresses or phone numbers for this purpose. 
  • Communications and submissions. You may choose to provide us with information when you communicate with us (e.g. via email, phone, or  chat for support or to inquire about our services), including when you fill out an online form, respond to surveys, provide feedback, post comments  to our website, participate in promotions, or submit information through our services. 
1.2. Information collected when you use our services 
  • Usage information. We collect information about how you interact with our services, such as how often you use our services, how much  bandwidth you use, and when and for how long you use our services. 
  • Device information. We collect information from and about the device you use to access our services, including about the browsers and CityBee apps you use to access our services. For example, we may collect device identifiers, browser types, device types and settings, operating system  versions, mobile, wireless, and other network information (such as internet service provider name, carrier name and signal strength), and  application version numbers. 
  • Diagnostic information. We may collect information about the nature of the requests that you make to our servers (such as what is being  requested, information about the device and app used to make the request, timestamps, and referring URLs). However, our products do not log any  information that associates your identity with your browsing activity. We do not maintain any records that show what you were browsing or  accessing through a connection.  
  • Location information. Unless otherwise expressly stated, we do not collect your location information based on your device’s GPS or other device sensor data. However, we may collect your approximate location by calculating an imprecise latitude and longitude based on your IP address to  provide you with better service (e.g. to connect you to the nearest and fastest server). 
1.3. Information provided to us by third parties 
  • Referrals. If you are invited to use a CityBee service, the person who invited you may submit your personal data, such as your email address or  other contact information.
  • Third Party Accounts. Some services may allow you to register an account using a third party account (such as a Google or Microsoft account).  If you do so, that third party may send us some information about you that they have. You may be able to control what information they send us  via your privacy settings for that third party account. 
  • Threat Information. We receive information from reputable members of the security industry who provide information to help us to provide,  develop, test, and improve our services (for example, lists of malicious URLs, spam blacklists, phone number blacklists, and sample malware).  Some of this information may contain personal data on an incidental basis. 
  • Business Customers. Organizations that use our business and enterprise products may submit personal data to facilitate account management and  invite individuals to use those products. 

You generally do not have a duty to disclose personal data to us unless you have a contractual obligation to us to do so. However, we need to  collect and process certain information that is necessary or legally required in order to provide the services to you or otherwise perform our  contractual relationships with you. 

  1. How do we use your information? 

We use the information we collect for various purposes described below. 

  • To provide, maintain, troubleshoot, and support our services. We use your information for this purpose on the basis that it is required to fulfill  our contractual obligations to you. Examples: using information about how much bandwidth you use and how long you use our services in order to  provide the services in accordance with a plan to which you have subscribed; using threat and device information to determine whether certain  items pose a potential security threat; and using usage information to troubleshoot a problem you report with our services and to ensure the proper  functioning of our services. 
  • For payment purposes. We use your information in order to perform administration activities and process payments, which are required to fulfill  our contractual obligations. 
  • To communicate with users and prospective users. We use your information to communicate with you, including by responding to your  requests, and sending you information and updates about our services. We may do this in order to fulfill our contract with you, because you  consented to the communication, or because we have a legitimate interest in providing you with information about our services. 
  • To improve our services. We want to offer you the best services and user experiences we can, so we have a legitimate interest in continually  improving and optimizing our services. To do so, we use your information to understand how users interact with our services. Examples: we  analyze certain usage, device, and diagnostic information to understand aggregated usage trends and user engagement with our services (and, for  example, invest in technical infrastructure to better serve regions with increasing user demand); we may use device and threat information to  conduct spam, threat, and other scientific research to improve our threat detection capabilities; we review customer feedback to understand what  we could be doing better. 
  • To develop new services. We have a legitimate interest in using your information to plan for and develop new services. For example, we may use  customer feedback to understand what new services users may want. 
  • To market and advertise our services. We may use your information to provide, measure, personalize, and enhance our advertising and  marketing based on our legitimate interest in offering you services that may be of interest. Examples: we may use information such as who or what  referred you to our services to understand how effective our advertising is; we may use information to administer promotional activities such as  sweepstakes and referral programs.  
  • To prevent harm or liability. We may use information for security purposes (such as to investigate security issues or to monitor and prevent  fraud) and to prevent abuse. We may do this to comply with our legal obligations, to protect an individual’s vital interests, or because we have a  legitimate interest in preventing harm or liability to CityBee and our users. For example, we may use account, usage, and device information to  determine if an entity is engaging in abusive or unauthorized activity in connection with our services. 
  • For legal compliance. We internally use your information as required by applicable law, legal process, or regulation. To learn about our practices  regarding sharing your information with third parties for legal compliance purposes, see Section 3.1 below. We also use your information to  enforce our legal rights and resolve disputes. 
  1. Who do we share your information with and why?

3.1. In General 

We may disclose your information in the following circumstances: 

  • In accordance with your instructions or consent. For example, some services may allow you to register an account using a third party account  (such as a Google or Microsoft account). If you choose to do so, we will share information with the third party account provider. 
  • To your business organization (for our business services). If a business customer is providing you with access to our services through a  business account, others in that organization may be able to see and manage your account and the information associated with it (such as an  administrator). 
  • For collaborating with others. Some services may provide ways for different users to interact or collaborate with each other. Your information  will be shared in connection with those activities if you choose to engage in them. 
  • Affiliates and third party service providers. To help us provide some aspects of our services, we work with trusted third parties and partners. To  protect your data, we enter into appropriate confidentiality and data processing terms with these third parties, review their security practices, and  limit information sharing to the scope of what they are helping us with. Examples of activities that third parties help us with include:
    • processing payments
    • providing analytics about our services
    • providing sales and customer support
    • maintaining the infrastructure required to provide our services
    • delivering our marketing and advertising content 
  • For security research purposes. A sanitized subset of our threat intelligence data may be shared with selected reputable members of the  cybersecurity industry for the purpose of security threat research and facilitating community efforts to improve online security.
  • To a new owner. If ownership or control of all or part of our services, assets, or business changes, we may transfer your information to the new  owner. 
  • Aggregated or de-identified data. We may use and share aggregated data and data that is de-identified such that it no longer reveals the identity  of an individual user for regulatory compliance, research and analysis, our own marketing and advertising activities and other legitimate business  purposes. 
  • To comply with legal process and the law. We are fiercely protective of the privacy of our users. If you use our products, we protect your  privacy by ensuring that we do not log or record online activities that you conduct over a connection in any way that can be tied back to you,  meaning that we do not have any data to share with law enforcement and government agencies who make requests for information about what you  were doing through a connection. Subject to the foregoing, we may share your information if we are required to do so by applicable law; to comply  with our legal obligations; to comply with legal process; and to respond to valid law enforcement requests relating to a criminal investigation, or  alleged or suspected illegal activity that may expose CityBee, you, or any of our other users to legal liability. If we share your information for these  purposes, we limit the information shared to what is legally necessary, and challenge information requests that we believe are unlawful, overbroad,  or otherwise invalid. 
  • To enforce our rights and prevent fraud and abuse. We may share limited amounts of your information to enforce and administer our  agreements with customers and users, and to respond to claims asserted against CityBee. We may also share your information in order to protect  against fraud and abuse against CityBee, our affiliates, users and others. 
3.2. Free Products Only 

Displaying Ads. We do not display third party ads in our paid products. With respect to our free mobile apps and other free products, we may serve ads to users in certain regions. Although the money we make from displaying these ads offsets only part of the costs of making these apps  and services available for free, we provide free apps because we believe it’s important that everyone has the opportunity, regardless of their  situation, to have secure and private access to the internet. 

The ads we display in our services are supplied either by advertisers or affiliate networks we have relationships with, or by Google, a third party  advertising network (“Google Ads”). To display these ads in our apps, we may integrate into them a software development kit (SDK), which consists of software code provided by a third party, such as an ad network. 

We do not provide Google Ads with any personal data about you, except for an approximate city-level latitude and longitude which lets them show  ads which are more relevant for your approximate geographic location. However, Google Ads may collect information through their SDKs, such  as your mobile advertising identifier, IP address, and device information, for the purpose of serving you with “personalized” ads (ads that they  think are more relevant to you) and measuring your response to those ads.  

Google collects this information according to the Google advertising privacy notice. 

  1. Tracking Technologies & Cookies 

4.1. About Tracking Technologies 

CityBee uses various technologies in our services to help us collect information, primarily on our websites and in our marketing emails. For  convenience, we refer to these as “tracking technologies,” although they are not always used to track individuals and the information collected is in  a non-identifiable form that does not reference any personal data. Tracking technologies include: 


Cookies are small portions of text that are stored on the device you use to access our services. Cookies enable us (or third parties that we allow to  set cookies on your device) to recognize repeat users. Cookies may expire after a period of time, depending on what they are used for. 

Pixel Tags / Page Tags / Web Beacons / Tracking Links 

These are small, hidden images and blocks of code placed in web pages, ads, and our emails that allow us to determine if you perform a specific  action. When you access a page, ad, or email, or click a link, these items let us know that you have accessed that page, opened an email, or clicked  a link. 


SDKs or software development kits are software code provided by our business partners that let our software interact with the services those  partners provide. For example, in our free mobile apps, we may use an SDK to enable our app to serve ads from an advertising network.  Sometimes these interactions will involve that business partner collecting some information from the device on which the software is run.

4.2. Why we use Tracking Technologies 

We use tracking technologies: 

  • To provide our services. Some cookies are essential for the proper operation of our services. For example, cookies allow us to authenticate who  you are and whether you’re authorized to access a resource. 
  • To store your preferences. Cookies can store your preferences, such as language preferences or whether to pre-fill your username on sign in  forms. We may also use them to optimize the content that we show to you. 
  • For analytics. Cookies are used to inform us how users interact with our services so we can, as a legitimate interest, improve how they work (such  as what screens or webpages you access, and whether our advertising is effective). 
  • For security. Cookies can enable us and our payment processors to detect certain kinds of fraud. 
  • For advertising-related purposes. We advertise our services online with the help of third parties who show ads and marketing about us on sites  around the internet. 
4.3. Third Parties 

We may allow our business partners to place certain tracking technologies in our services. These partners use these technologies for the following  purposes: 

  • To provide our services. Some business partners who help us to provide our services may use these technologies to support those efforts.
  • For Analytics. To help us understand how you use our services. 
  • For Marketing. To help us market and advertise our services to you, including on third party websites. Cookies are used in connection with this to  measure the performance of our advertising, attribute actions you take with our ads with actions you take on our services, deliver ad retargeting  (serving ads based on your past interactions with our services), and target ads at similar audiences. 
  • To Serve Ads. This is relevant to users of our free products only. Ad networks and affiliate networks may use these technologies to display ads  which they think will be more relevant to you. For more information, please see the “Displaying Ads” section above.
4.4. Your Choices 
  • Our Cookies: Most web browsers and some mobile devices give you the ability to manage your cookie preferences, including deleting cookies  and blocking cookies from being set on those browsers or devices. Visit the “help” section of your browser to understand what controls it gives  you over cookies. Note that deleting or blocking certain cookies could adversely impact the proper operation of our services. 
  • Third Party Advertising Cookies: For information on how to opt out of personalized or interest-based advertising.
  • Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to help us understand how users use our services. Google makes available a Google Analytics Opt  Out Browser Add-On if you do not want to participate in Google Analytics. 
  1. Security 

Securing personal data is an important aspect of protecting privacy. CityBee employs a range of administrative, organizational, technical, and  physical safeguards designed to protect your data against unauthorized access, loss, or modification. We endeavor to use reasonably available  state-of-the-art network and information security standards, protocols and technologies, including encryption, intrusion detection and data loss  prevention, and we monitor our systems to ensure that they comply with our security policies. 

We implement rigorous physical, technical and organizational safeguards to protect your personal data in our custody, both at rest and in transit,  and should these measures fail to prevent a data breach, we will promptly take the necessary remedial measures, and we will notify you as well as  applicable regulators of any such breach, as required by applicable law. 

If you have any questions about the security of your personal data or the security of our products, or wish to report a potential security issue, please  contact us directly. When reporting a potential security issue, please describe the matter in as much detail as possible and include any information  that might be helpful. 

  1. International Data Transfers 

6.1. Transfers to Other Countries 

CityBee may transfer your personal data to countries other than the one in which you reside. We do this to facilitate our operations, and transferees  include other CityBee partners. Laws in other countries may be different to those that apply where you reside. For example, personal data collected  within Switzerland or the European Economic Area (EEA) may be transferred and processed outside Switzerland or the EEA for purposes  described in this policy. However, we put in place appropriate safeguards that help to ensure that such data receives an adequate level of  protection. These include implementing the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses for transfers of personal information between  us and our business affiliates and associates to which we choose to transfer the information that requires these companies to protect personal  information they process from the EEA in accordance with European Union data protection law. You may contact us if you would like more  information about such safeguards. We implement similar appropriate safeguards with our third-party service providers and further details can be  provided upon request. 

  1. Data Retention

CityBee generally retains your personal data for as long as is needed to provide the services to you, or for as long as you have an account with us.  We may also retain personal data if required by law, or for our legitimate interests, such as abuse detection and prevention, and defending  ourselves from legal claims. Residual copies of personal data may be stored in backup systems for a limited period as a security measure to protect  against data loss. 

  1. Your Rights 

You may have certain legal rights in relation to your personal data that we maintain. Subject to exceptions and limitations provided by applicable  law, these may include the right to: 

  • access and receive a copy of your personal data; 
  • correct your personal data; 
  • restrict the processing of your personal data; 
  • object at any time to the processing of your personal data; 
  • have your personal data erased; 
  • data portability; 
  • withdraw any consent you previously gave to the processing of your data (such as opting out to marketing communications);
  • lodge a complaint with a data protection authority; 
  • request that we provide you with the categories of personal data we collect, disclose or sell about you; the categories of sources of such  information; the business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling your personal data; and the categories of third parties with whom we  share personal data. This information may also be provided in this Privacy Policy. 

Please note your rights and choices vary depending upon your location, and some information may be exempt from certain requests under  applicable law. 

You may be able to exercise some of these rights by using the settings and tools provided in our services. For example, you may be able to update  your user account details via the relevant account settings screen of our apps. You may also be able to opt out from receiving marketing  communications from us by clicking an “opt out” or “unsubscribe” link in such communications. 

Otherwise, if you wish to exercise any of these rights, you may contact us using the details in the “Contact Us” section below. As permitted by  law, we may ask you to verify your identity before taking further action on your request. 

  1. Technology Licensing 

CityBee occasionally licenses its technology to third party partners who may integrate it with applications developed and offered by those partners.  Our partners, and not CityBee, are responsible for those applications and for determining what data is collected by those applications and how it is  processed. Please contact the relevant partner and refer to their Privacy Policy to learn more about how those applications process your personal  data. 

  1. Age Restrictions 

Our services are not intended for and may not be used by minors. In this context, minors are individuals under the age of 16. CityBee does not  knowingly collect personal data from minors or allow them to use our services except in certain cases, minors over the age of 13 may use certain  of our services but only with the consent of their parent or legal guardian. If we discover that we have collected personal data from a minor without  appropriate consents, we may delete such data without notice. Please note that the legal terms under which we make certain services available may  require users to be older than 16 years of age. 

  1. Privacy Policy Updates 

CityBee may update this Privacy Policy from time to time in accordance with this section for reasons such as changes in laws, industry standards,  and business practices. CityBee will post updates to this page and update the “Last updated” date above. If we make updates that materially alter  your privacy rights, we will also provide you with advance notice, such as via email or through the services. If you disagree with such an update to  this policy, you may cancel your services account. If you do not cancel your account before the date the update becomes effective, your continued  use of our services will be subject to the updated Privacy Policy. 

  1. Contact Us 

We expect this Privacy Policy to evolve over time and welcome feedback from our users about our privacy practices. If you have any questions or  complaints about our privacy practices, you can contact us at [email protected]