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GIHOME APP Permissions Explained
Date: 2018-03-01   Visit: 294

GIHOME APP Permissions Explained


When installing GIHOME app on your phone or update a new version, it requires certain permissions in order to function on your phone. For example, the app might need to use your phones camera, or track your location. You can view and manage the permissions and choose which one to grant. You might worry about your privacy and data and hence deny some permissions, which may affect normal usage of some functions. So it is very important to learn about these permissions. Below well introduce you all the permissions GIHOME app asks for. Please note that once you have denied these permissions, related functions will not work.


1.   Get location info: Helps to auto-search and add devices via WLAN. Allowing this permission, the App just reads your WLAN info,it doesn't read or obtain your location. Permission notification is shown as below

2. Refusing the permission

The app is unable to auto-search and add devices.

Many users complain that they are failed to add the products to GIHOME. The reason is that most of them have denied this permission.


3.   Android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO : Record audio for audio related products, such as smart camera.Permission notification is shown as below

Refusing the permission, the app:

Unable to speak on supported camera



3.Android.permission.CAMERA:Scan QR code to read the user manual of GIHOMEsupported products. Permission notification is showed as below:

By allowing this permission, the app can:

Scan QR code to read the user manual of GIHOMEsupported products

Scan the QR code on GPRS/GSM and Bluetooth device for pairing


Refusing the permission

The app is unable to scan the user guide QR codes

The app is unable to scan the OR code on GSM/GPRS device, Bluetooth device for pairing


4.Android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE :Push functions need to be read.

5.Collection of information

The collection of personal information is mainly based on the following purposes:


The service provided for you has to be collected, otherwise the service cannot be provided.

Improve our products and services in order to better meet your needs and provide you with customized services, otherwise your product or service experience will be relatively weak.

Registration and login account: You can create a GiHome account or use your existing GiHome account to log in GiHome APP use this product's basic services and various functional applications.


The scope and direction of information collection


We will collect all kinds of personal information about you, which may include your name, telephone number (including mobile phone number), email address, product operation information, usage information, geographic location information, GiHome registration information, etc.

When you use the basic services and various functions of this product, we may also collect non-personal information: product manufacturers, product models and product unique identifiers; if we combine non-personal information and personal information, During the period of consolidation, this type of information will be treated as personal information.

Personal information and non-personal information collected by GiHome on this product and GiHome APP will be sent to the GiHome platform's server and managed in accordance with the laws of the People's Republic of China.

6.Use of information

You can use the information we collect to control the smart terminals you purchase.


We use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, research, and sharing between related companies so that you can better enjoy the full range of services we provide to you, and we can also improve our products and services. The personal information we collect allows us to notify you in a timely manner of the latest product releases, software updates, changes to terms and activity notices for GiHome. This information also helps us to improve the humanity of our services and provide you with personalized services. If you participate in a lucky draw, contest, or similar promotional event, we will use the information you provide to manage such events.


Disclosure of information

Disclosure to third parties


Depending on the circumstances, we will provide certain personal information to partners who cooperate with GiHome to provide products and services or help GiHome to sell to customers. We will only share personal information with third parties for the purpose of providing or improving our products, services, and advertising; we will not share personal information with third parties for the purposes of third-party marketing, and we will not sell personal information. We are obliged to require the above partners to strictly abide by the confidentiality agreement and the requirements of my information protection policy.

We can provide you with statistical information about smart terminals in a timely manner to partners in GiHome. The above statistical information does not involve personal information such as your name, account number, password, telephone number, email, etc.

If our partners expressly express to you the collected information and the use of the information, and have obtained your consent, we can disclose your personal information to the three parties based on your permission. For the security of your personal information, we may desensitize or obscure your personal information and disclose it to third parties.

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