PLACED AFFILIATE PROGRAM RULES

In order to participate in the Placed Affiliate Program, you must agree to and at all times comply with the following rules (“Rules”). If you do not or cannot agree to the following rules, you must disable or uninstall the Placed SDK immediately. Placed may update these Rules from time to time, so you should check back frequently to make sure you understand the rules applicable to your use of the Placed SDK.

The Placed SDK collects location information, for example precise location using GPS, wireless networks, cell towers, Wi-Fi access points, IP address, and other sensors, such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, and compasses, and device information, such as hardware model, operating system and version, sensor activity, device identifiers (including advertising identifiers assigned to end users’ devices), wireless carrier headers, mobile device name, mobile apps installed, and mobile network information.

The app must enable background location collection and have obtained access to such location and device information in full accordance with Google Play’s developer requirements and Apple’s App Store requirements, as applicable. The program requirements include:

Android Requirements:
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
CHANGE_WIFI_STATE
ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
INTERNET
RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
WAKE_LOCK

iOS Requirements:
Request for background location permission

The app must inform users of relevant data collection practices and choices available to them. Users must consent to the collection of location and device information and the sharing of such information with Placed. To that end, the app must have and abide by a privacy policy that:

  • Is available prior to download (i.e. from all applicable app storefronts) and from within the settings of the app;
  • Is in compliance with all applicable laws and self-regulatory principles;
  • Clearly and truthfully describes what data is collected from the app, how such data is used, and the circumstances under which it is disclosed; and
  • Discloses that location information and other user information will be shared with Placed.

In addition, if you use the Placed SDK to collect information from any user in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or Switzerland, you must obtain opt-in consent for Placed to collect information from such users and must otherwise comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and all laws governing the privacy of electronic communications in the EEA, including the ePrivacy Directive and any laws implementing the ePrivacy Directive. The opt-in consent must specifically name Placed, must disclose that Placed will use location and other information to show ads that are targeted to the user’s interests, and must not require end users to consent as a condition to using your app. Sample language to use to obtain opt-in consent to Placed’s collection of location information can be found here. In addition, your app must at all times allow users to opt out of Placed’s collection of location information through the app’s settings menu.

Under no circumstances may the Placed SDK be used in any app that is designed for use by children below the age of 16 or be used to collect information from any user known to be under the age of 16.

Placed will only compensate you for users located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, or Australia. You should not use the Placed SDK to collect data from end users located in other countries.

The app must at all times be in conformance with any technical requirements imposed by Placed, as they may be updated from time to time. The current technical requirements for are available on GitHub (iOS, Android).

The app may not contain or promote any of the following: adult content, gambling, illegal products or services, dangerous products or services, or any content that a reasonable person could deem to be objectionable, libelous, offensive, indecent, pornographic, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, distressing, vulgar, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or otherwise inappropriate, regardless of whether this material or its dissemination is unlawful. Determinations about the appropriate nature of the app content will be in Placed’s sole discretion.