You may wish to change your device settings to manage how your device collects and shares your advertising ID with X-Mode and others for advertising purposes:
- For iOS mobile devices, navigate to “Settings” from your Device’s homes screen; select “Privacy”; select “Advertising”; and turn on “Limit Ad Tracking”.
- For Android mobile devices, go to “Settings” on your device; select “Google Settings”; select “Ads”; and check the box labeled “Opt Out of Interest-Based Ads”.
Modifying these device settings may have different results depending on the type of device you are using. For iOS mobile devices, turning on “Limit Ad Tracking” will convert your advertising ID into a string of zeros, preventing X-Mode and others from identifying your device using the device’s advertising ID. On Android mobile devices, turning on “Opt Out of Interest-Based Ads” causes your advertising ID to be sent to X-Mode and others with an opt-out “flag,” which allows X-Mode to recognize and store your opt-out choice. If X-Mode receives such a “flag,” we will honor it by not using or selling your advertising ID or any information we have associated with it. Other device types may handle opt-outs differently.
However, please note that if you have a mobile device that responds to the above device settings by “zeroing out” rather than actually sending to us your advertising ID, as iOS devices do, we will not be able to collect your advertising ID. In that case, we will not use or sell your device information going forward, but we also will not be able to locate, or connect to your device, the advertising ID that has been “zeroed out” and thus, nor will we be able to remove previously collected information about your device (if we have any) from our database.