Glance Privacy Policy



Glance InMobi Pte. Ltd. (”Glance” or “We”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. Please read this policy carefully to understand our practices regarding your information. By installing, subscribing to, accessing or using the Glance Platform, you agree to this privacy policy.

This policy describes (i) the types of information we may collect when you install, subscribe to, access, and/or use the features of Glance Platform; (ii) the types of information we may collect or that you may provide when any advertisement or survey campaign is displayed on Glance Platform or as part of your interaction with any advertisement services provided by Glance or its’ Affiliates, the information collected pursuant to any in-app purchases or transactions made by you; (iii) how we use that information, and the purposes for which we collect it; and (iv) how we disclose such information. As used in this Privacy Policy, “Glance Platform” means and refers to Glance’s proprietary platform (application/software/website/feature or as made available in any other format) which enables end-users to explore and discover content or services through lock-screen including interesting stories, news, events, games, advertisements, products etc. as they unlock their phone. The platform also enables partners to display their content (including advertising, games, promotional, entertainment or informational content) on mobile/smart devices of the end users and sites.

This policy applies only to information we collect through the Glance Platform and in email, text, and other electronic communications sent through or in connection with the Glance Platform. It does not apply to information that we may obtain from other sources (other than Glance Platform) who provide your information based on their privacy policies and your interaction with their offerings. Glance Platform may also be permitted to collect certain information about you from the websites, applications, channels, services or landing pages (“Sites”) you access through Glance Platform by the provider/owner of such Sites, in which case, we will treat such information in accordance with the privacy policies of such Sites in addition to this policy, subject to the terms of the former. This policy does not apply to websites or landing pages you may access through the Glance Platform, nor does it apply to information that you provide to or that is collected by any third party. We encourage you to read any such non-Glance Platform terms, conditions, policies, notices etc. before providing information on or through them including Sites.


For Glance Platform that is made available as a pre-loaded feature or widget within an application or on a smart device, please note that, the provider of the device may incorporate relevant terms of this policy within their own privacy policies or provide for a different version of the glance platform privacy policy and make the same available to you. Please refer to the settings page of your smart device, or the terms of use of the application in which Glance is bundled to find the relevant privacy policy.

Glance assumes no responsibility for any third-party landing pages you access or your direct interaction with any third party including advertisers, e-commerce partners, reward partners or payment facilitators if you elect to engage with any content such as specific advertisement, product purchase or survey campaign displayed through Glance Platform; we recommend that you review the privacy policies of such third parties that you interact with.


Information We Collect and How We Collect It

We collect information from and about users of our Glance Platform: Directly from you when you provide it to us and Automatically when you use the Glance Platform.


When you access, and use the Glance Platform including when you view any advertisement or interact with survey campaign displayed on the Glance Platform, it may use technology to automatically collect: 


  • Usage Details. When you access and use the Glance Platform, we may automatically collect certain details of your access to and use of the Platform, including interaction data, logs, and other performance data and the resources that you access and use on or through the Platform, stories/videos/content you read, view, watch, interact with or otherwise access.


  • Device Information. We may collect information about your device and internet connection, including but not limited to, the one way hashed unique device identifier shared by OEMs, advertising identifier, IMEI, GPID, GAID, device make, IP Address, display features, operating system, browser type, mobile network information. Some of these data sets may be considered to be personal information and in which case, we ensure compliance with applicable privacy laws in our collection or use of the same, to the extent applicable in such jurisdictions.


  • Location Information. The Glance Platform collects information about the location of your smart device if you grant it permission to do so. You can choose whether or not to allow the Glance Platform to collect information about your device’s location by turning off the location settings on your device. If you block the use of location information, some parts of the Glance Platform may then be inaccessible or not function properly.


  • Usage of the device in general: The Glance Platform may collect data related to your access of other apps/widgets, etc. used, by you, if you grant it permission to do so, to the extent such permission is required under privacy laws applicable in such jurisdictions.


  • Third party data: This is information provided by our partners such as device manufacturers or carriers or telecom partners issuing smart devices, other application developers, data enrichment partners etc. The information provided in those cases follows the respective privacy policies of such third parties.


We may also use these technologies to collect information about your activities over time and across third-party websites, apps, or other online services (behavioral tracking).  


In the context of advertising displayed on Glance Platform, our customers, partners or vendors (“Ad-Third Parties”) may also disclose to us certain personal or non-personal information they have separately collected about you so that we can effectively provide our services. They do this in accordance with their own specific privacy policies and subject to their own applicable legal requirements and, we will treat such information in accordance with the privacy policies of such Ad-Third Parties in addition to this policy, subject to the terms of the former. We do not use the information they provide to us for any purpose other than for providing or improving our services.


  • Cookies or pixels (or mobile cookies/pixels). A cookie is a small file placed on your smart device. It may be possible to refuse to accept mobile cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your smart device. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain features of the Glance Platform.


  • Web Beacons. Pages of the Glance Platform may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit Glance, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or for other related statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain application content and verifying system and server integrity).


These third parties may use tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use the Glance Platform. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites, apps, and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content. While we contractually require all our partners to comply with applicable privacy laws, please note that we do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies.


Glance Platform may facilitate promotion of certain products or services. If you elect to purchase, the providers of such products or services (e-commerce partners or other advertiser partners) may ask for your information such as name, email, phone number, shipping address etc. and may further engage other payment partners for processing such transactions. Such payment partners may also obtain your information as part of such processing. While we contractually require all our partners to comply with applicable privacy laws, please note that we do not control these third parties’ data processing practices. We encourage you to read their terms, policies, notices etc. before providing information. Further, such partners may share certain transaction data with Glance such as transaction ID, status, product, checkout price, timestamp. For avoidance of any doubt, Glance does not provide any payment related services.


How We Use Your Information

We may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, to:

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual or device, without restriction.

In addition, we may disclose information that we collect, or you provide:

Your Choices About Our Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the information you provide to us. This section describes mechanisms we provide for you to control certain uses and disclosures of over your information. You may elect to uninstall or unsubscribe from the Glance Platform. In the event, the Glance Platform is pre-loaded in your mobile device, please visit the settings page on your device to disable ‘Glance’ or ‘Glance Experience’ as made available in the such settings page.

Data Security

We have implemented commercially reasonable measures designed to protect the security of your personal information.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet and mobile platforms is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted through the Glance Platform. Any transmission of information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures we provide.


Data Retention Period

Glance may retain the information relating to your device collected for a period of up to 36 months, unless otherwise required by law or applicable contract.

Glance may retain the information it obtains about you as per the instructions of its customers or partners who provide such information or as required to fulfil our contractual obligations. In case any information is provided by you in participation of a survey, Glance will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes it collected it for.

After the applicable retention period, Glance may retain and use such data in an aggregated format, as necessary for internal analytical purposes, to comply with its legal obligations, resolve disputes (including billing) and enforce agreements.


Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may update our privacy policy from time to time. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ information, we will post the new privacy policy on this page and attempt to notify you.

The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. Subject to requirements of express consent under any applicable data privacy laws which we comply with, your continued use of the Glance Platform after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the applicable policy(ies) periodically for updates.


Contact Information

To ask questions, exercise applicable data subject rights or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, please e-mail us at privacy@glance.com .

To the extent you may enjoy any data subject rights as per privacy laws applicable to you, you may reach out to our data protection office at dpo@inmobi.com .