Snapshot® Mobile App Privacy Statement
(Last updated May 24, 2016)
This Snapshot Mobile App Privacy Statement applies if you use the Snapshot Mobile application ("App") to provide your driving data to Progressive using your mobile phone. The Snapshot Privacy Statement that applies when using a Snapshot device can be found at progressive.com/auto/snapshot-privacy-statement/.
Data We Collect
The App records vehicle speed and time information (using GPS), phone usage (though not the identity of the person with whom you are communicating), and G force. Other information, such as trip duration, trip regularity (taking the same routes on a regular basis), and rates of acceleration and braking, is derived from the speed, location, and time information. Your precise location data is used to provide trip information.
Because the App is not tied to your vehicle in any way, it will collect the driving information of any vehicle you occupy, even as a passenger.
How We Use the Data
App data is encrypted when transmitted from the App to us. We limit access to the data and use physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to help protect it and your privacy. The driving data in the App will be retained on your mobile phone for 60 days from the date you activate the App and will then be deleted from the App, though an overview report of your driving behavior will be available in the App for a limited time. We will retain information collected by the App indefinitely.
How We Won't Use the Data
- We will not sell personally identifiable App data to any third parties.
- We will not use App data to resolve an insurance claim you have with us without first obtaining permission from you or the vehicle owner. Understand, however, that App data may be useful in determining the cause of an automobile accident. If you’re in an accident, you may have a legal obligation to preserve the information collected by the App. This information may be sought by opposing parties in a civil lawsuit or by police when investigating the cause of an accident.
When We May Disclose the Data to Others
We will not share personally identifiable App data with any third parties, unless it's necessary or appropriate to service your insurance policy, detect or prevent fraud, perform research, or comply with the law. For example, such data may be disclosed:
- When we're legally required to provide the data, such as in response to a subpoena in a civil lawsuit or by police when investigating the cause of an accident.
- To service providers who are contractually required to maintain its confidentiality.
- As otherwise required by law.
We may share de-personalized App data more broadly. De-personalizing the data means that we remove personally identifiable information so that the data cannot be associated with a particular driver or policyholder.
It's Completely Voluntary
Remember, using the App is completely voluntary. You may stop using your App at any time. Let us know if you have any questions or comments about the Snapshot Mobile application.