Privacy Statement

First principles

HomeWave operates under the following principles regarding the collection and disemination of data:

  • Where data is collected, transmitted or used, it will only be used in the context of the functionality of this app.  It will not be used for any other purpose such as collecting usage statistics or providing info to marketeers.
  • HomeWave transmits data only to destinations explicitly mentioned below, for the stated purpose.
  • Data is never released to local authorities unless there is an explicit legal requirement to do so.

Changes

While the First Principles mentioned above are pretty much set in stone, the nature of the data collected or the way it is shared may change as more features are added to the app.  You will be notified of such changes on the Home page of this website.

Collection of Information

The following information is stored within the app:

  • Application settings (Vera IP address, MIOS credentials, etc);
  • HomeWave configuration which includes details on your Z-wave devices;
  • If logging is enabled, detailed debugging logs are stored (this is off by default). Your MiOS username and password are not stored in this log;

The following information is stored in files residing on your iPhone, or on your Dropbox account (at your option).  These files are encrypted.

  • Application settings (Vera IP address, MIOS credentials, etc);
  • HomeWave configuration which includes details on your Z-wave devices;

The following is stored on the HomeWave push server (at your option):

  • A token unique to HomeWave and your device, which Apple uses to sent Push notifications to your phone
  • Your selected Push ID (as configured in settings)

Sharing of Information

The following information is exchanged with MIOS.com (at your option), for purposes of controlling Vera devices when not connected to the local LAN:

  • Received: Configuration information: types of devices connected to your Vera
  • Received: State information: reports on the current state of those devices
  • Sent: Commands to devices to changetheir state.
  • Sent: Commands to Vera to execute particular scenes
  • Sent: Commands to Vera to refresh the state info, poll devices, or request the full configuration of the Z-wave network.
  • Sent: Detailed debug log, by email. This does not happen behind the scenes; you need to enable logging first, and click a button to open the mail app and prepare the outgoing mail message. You can review the email before clicking Send.

If you do not wish to exchange information with MIOS.com, leave the MIOS credentials in the HomeWave settings blank.

In addition, HomeWave polls MIOS.com for a so called “discovery message”.  When your Vera turns on, it reports its IP address to MIOS, and the discovery message will reveal that address to HomeWave when your iPhone is on the same LAN as your Vera.

The following info is exchanged with the HomeWave push notifications server (at your option), for purposes of sending push messasges from your Vera to your phone, via the HomeWave push notification server and Apple’s push service:

  • Received: Messages sent by your Vera
  • Sent: A token unique to HomeWave and your device.
  • Sent: Your selected Push ID (as configured in settings)

The Push ID and device token are stored on the HomeWave push server, but cannot be tied to:
– Your Vera, nor
– Your iPhone (except by Apple).
If you do not wish to transmit your Token or Push ID to HomeWave’s server, leave the Push ID blank (this is the default).

Any messages you transmit to the HomeWave Push server are transmitted to Apple for immediate processing, and are not stored on the Push server.