Privacy Policy


Last modified: May 24, 2018




Your privacy is important to us. This privacy policy is provided by Sogou Technology Hong Kong Limited and applies to Typany Keyboard, including our mobile apps and other various services. This privacy policy explains what personal data Typany collects from you, through our interactions with you and through our products, and how we use that data. We treat your privacy very seriously.


Please read carefully and understand the terms of this privacy policy (hereinafter, the "Policy"). To know this Policy is important for you, Your use of our products or services shall be regarded as your acknowledgment and acceptance of this Policy.


If you wish to contact us regarding this Policy or any privacy-related matters, please contact us via email at




In providing an enhanced user experience and better services as well as improving our products, we collect the following information:


Device information


We will collect data about your device, such as manufacture, device model, Android device ID, OS version and application version, language setting, network setting, Android Advertising device ID and so on. These data can help to provide you with enhanced product performance and service.


Geographic location


We will collect location information, such as local data and IP data, to assist us to orientate the region or country where you are located. Then we are able to improve the prediction with different trends words according to different location.


If you do not want to be visited, you could turn off the related functions, but it may affect the provision of related services to you.


Log information


When you use our products and services, it may automatically collect some information through cookies or other ways and encrypt and store it in the server.


We may collect the data about the words and phrases you input to learn your writing style and provide personalized auto-correction and auto-suggestion that adapts to you. Since all the data are anonymous, we cannot locate the user according to the uploaded data


We may collect data about you and your hardware, our products, and other details related to the crash incident.This helps us improve our products and services for all users.


We may collect the Information about how you and your device interact with our products. For example, our productí»s theme-changing function will access the usersí» installed theme. If you don't want to be visited, you can turn off the function, but it may affectthe provision of related services to you.


We may record your email address after you feedback is submitted to us. It will help us to contact you and troubleshoot your problem.




We will not collect or record your pin code entered in a password field, or your credit card entered in a secure text filed for whatever reason.




We may use your Information for any of the following purposes:


To provide our services to you;


For customer service, security, fraud-detection, archival and backup purposes in connection with the provision of our services; to provide you with advertising and direct marketing that is more relevant to you (as discussed in more detail below under the í░Direct Marketingí▒ section);


To better understand how you access and use our services, for the purposes of trying to improve our services and to respond to customer desires and preferences, including language and location customization, personalized help and instructions, or other responses to your and other customersí» usage of our services;


To help us develop our new services and improve our existing services;


To assess the effectiveness of and improve advertising and other marketing and promotional activities on or in connection with our services when your account is subscribed to an official account;


To allow you to participate in surveys about our products and services. If you participate in a survey, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys is voluntary and you therefore have a choice on whether or not to disclose this information. We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys and such third party service provider will be prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.




All Typany Keyboard user data stored is fully encrypted and governed by applicable privacy protection laws.


We will only disclose your personal information under the following circumstances and take safety precautions that meet the industry standards.


1) With your consent or authorization;


2) In case of emergency, in order to protect the legitimate rights and interests or public safety and interests of you, Sogou and other users.


3) Comply with the user agreement or other similar agreements of Sogou related products and services.




Other than as permitted under this Privacy Policy or as otherwise consented to by you, we will not share your Personal Information to any other third parties for their processing for any purposes.


We may share anonymized data, where we have removed any Personal Information, with other parties.


We may share your Personal Information (including but not limited to, information from cookies, device identifiers, learned language data/Language Modeling Data and statistics) with businesses that are legally part of the same group of companies as Sogou Technology Hong Kong Limited, or that become part of that group ("Group Companies"). Group Companies may use this information to help provide, understand, and improve our Products (including by providing analytics and data analysis) and Group Companies own services.


We may share your information (including but not limited to, information from cookies, device identifiers, learned language data/Language Modeling Data and statistics) with third-party organizations that help us provide our Products ("Service Providers") such as providers of hosting services or analytics tools. Our Service Providers will only be given access to your information as is reasonably necessary and under appropriate confidentiality terms.


Should you breach the terms and conditions or terms of use relating to any of our Products, or if we are under a duty to disclose any information to comply with a legal obligation, we may be forced to disclose your information to a relevant authority.


You always have the right at any time to refuse data controllers to process personal data based on their legitimate interests and have the right to refuse marketing based on personal data.




We may need a network access to detect whether your device is online and what kind of network is connected. Under a valid network, a version test is preformed to detect whether it is the latest version and the latest popular words may be updated to your dictionary.


We may need a microphone access to use and record microphone audio from the users' device.


We may need a storage access to read and add any items, such as keyboard themes. We promise that we will not obtain other information unrelated with Typany from your SD card.


We may need a vibration-control access to realize a vibration by pressing each button in Typany Keyboard, in order to provide a better user experience.




We retain your personal information only during the period necessary for the purpose described in this Policy and within the time limit required by laws and regulations.


Data security technology measures: We will adopt industry-standard security protection measures, including the establishment of a reasonable system of regulations, and security technology to prevent your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or modification, to avoid data damage or loss; We will use security technology and procedures to monitor and record network operating conditions and network security incidents, and take necessary technical measures to ensure network security to prevent information loss, improper use, unauthorized reading or disclosure. For example, in some services, we will use encryption technology to protect the personal information you provide. However, please understand that it is impossible to always ensure that information is 100% safe, due to technical limitations and various malicious methods that may exist, in the Internet industry, even if you do your best to strengthen security measures. You need to understand that the systems and communication networks that you use to access our products and services may have problems due to factors beyond the control of us.


We only allow employees and partners who need to know this information to access personal information, and set strict access control and monitoring mechanisms for this purpose. We also require all personnel who may come into contact with your personal information to fulfill corresponding confidentiality obligations. Failure to fulfill these obligations may result in legal liability or suspension of a partnership with us.


We will take all reasonable and feasible measures to ensure that unrelated personal information is not collected. We will only retain your personal information for the period required to achieve the purpose described in this Policy unless it is necessary to extend the retention period or is allowed by law.


Content and information that you provide, upload, or publish when you use our products and services may reveal your personal information. You need to carefully consider whether you disclose personal information when using our products and services. In some cases, you can control the scope of users who have the right to browse your shared information through the privacy settings of our products and services.


The Internet is not an absolutely secure environment, and the communication methods of e-mail, instant messaging, and social software with other users cannot be fully encrypted. We recommended that you use complex passwords and protect your personal information when using such tools.


Handling of security incidents: In order to deal with potential risks such as disclosure, damage and loss of personal information, Sogou established a special emergency response team to initiate security plans, stop loss, conduct analysis, set out remedial measures and coordinate with related departments to trace and attack against different security incidents in accordance with relevant requirements of Sogou. At the same time, Sogou will promptly inform you in accordance with the requirements of laws and regulations of the basic situation and possible impact of security incidents, the handling measures that Sogou has taken or will take, the suggestions that you can take for independent prevention and reduce risks, and the remedies for you etc. Sogou will promptly notify you of the incident-related situation by e-mail, letter, telephone and push notification, etc. When it is difficult to notify each subject of the personal information one by one, Sogou will issue an announcement in a reasonable and effective manner. At the same time, Sogou will also take the initiative to report on the handling of personal information security incidents in accordance with regulatory requirements.




We attach great importance to the protection of minor personal information. We will not knowingly collect or request personal details from children under 13 (or any other age stipulated by law applicable to your region). If you are under 13, please do not send your personal details to us, including your name, address, phone number or email address. If you are a minor under the age of 13, you should obtain the consent of the parent or legal guardian (collectively referred to as the "Guardian") before submitting personal information. If you believe we may have any information about children under 13, you could send an email to


We encourage Guardians to guide the use of our products and services by minors and recommend that minors encourage their Guardians to read this policy.


The Guardian shall assume the primary responsibility for protecting minors' privacy in the network environment.


We will protect the relevant information of minors in accordance with relevant national laws and regulations.




You have the right to access, correct, delete your personal information; however, the deletion or modification of relevant information may affect your use of related products or services or result in the realization of some functions.


You have the right to withdraw "consent", and this withdrawal does not affect the legitimate interests of users in previous data processing.


If you need to refuse to disclose or delete the disclosed information or the letter of infringement, you could send an email to




Personal data we collect may be stored and processed in any other country. Usually, the main storage location is the customer's area. Backups are usually stored in a data center in another region. Choose a storage location for efficient operations, increased performance, and create redundancy to protect data in the event of an outage or other problem. We take steps to ensure that the data we collect in accordance with this Policy is processed in accordance with the provisions of this statement and the requirements of the applicable laws in the location of the data.


Data protection laws vary among countries, with some providing more protection than others. Regardless of where your information is processed, we apply the same protections described in this policy. We also comply with certain legal frameworks relating to the transfer of data, such as the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks.


When we receive formal written complaints, we respond by contacting the person who made the complaint. We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of your data that we cannot resolve with you directly.




All products and services of us are applicable to this Policy. Specific privacy policies for certain specific products and services will be specifically specified in the use agreement or separate privacy agreement for related products and services. The privacy provisions of these specific products and services form part of this Policy. If there is any inconsistency between the privacy policy of a particular product and service and this Policy, the privacy policy of that particular product and service applies.


This Policy applies only to information collected by us. It does not apply to the use of products and services provided by any third party or the rules governing the use of information by third parties, such as third-party products and services accepted through our products and services (including Information collected by any third-party website does not apply to this Policy. We assume no responsibility for the use of information provided by any third party.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy in using our products or services, you may contact us through the official feedback channel of our publicly-relevant products or services or via email:




We may from time to time revise or add specific instructions, policies and terms to this Privacy Policy. These instructions, policies and terms form part of this Privacy Policy.


Where we consider that any changes to this Privacy Policy are reasonably material, we will notify you (via our, send direct communication to you, or use other means) prior to the activation. By continuing using our services after any changes to this Privacy Policy, with or without notice from us, you are agreeing to the revised Privacy Policy.