This privacy policy refers to our products including, but not limited to, our mobile and wearable applications and our content and websites. It tells you how we collect and process data received from you on our site and from our apps.

Privacy is core to our values in ETAOI Systems and we attempt to not collect sensitive information without your explicit consent, and to treat any data that you permit us to collect securely and confidentially.

If you have any comments on this privacy policy, please email them to

Data stored on your device

The 5-TILES keyboard does not collect any data from your device unless the user manually selects the file and sends it to the destination of his choice. It operates in part through the use of intelligent, automated prediction algorithms. These algorithms rely on what is called a “language model”: a sense of which words you are likely to use, and when. As you use 5-TILES, it learns your particular writing style over time, improving the accuracy of its predictions. This functionality requires the gathering and storing on your device of aggregate statistical data. These data could include lists and counts of words used, common misspellings, error rates, typing speeds, and application context. We actively avoid storing information typed into sensitive fields such as password fields. This adaptive learning is enabled by default, but you can disable it in the settings.

What we may collect

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information you put into forms or surveys on our site at any time
  • A record of any correspondence between us
  • Details of your visits to our site and the resources you use
  • Information about your computer (e.g. your IP address, browser, operating system, etc.) for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers
  • Non-personally identifiable information (such as usage statistics) with the particular application developer using built-in functionality of the Google Play Store.


We use cookies to distinguish users and improve our site. Cookies are small text files placed on your device when you visit our site.

We use cookies to recognise you and your preferences, improve our site’s performance and collect analytical information for ourselves and our business partners.

If at any time you wish to disable our cookies, you may do so through the settings on your browser [but if you do so you will not be able to use certain important features of our service].

This point is strictly executed and its aims are as limited as this declaration expresses.

How we use what we collect

We use information about you to:

  • Present site content effectively to you
  • Provide information, products and services that you request, or (with you consent) which we think may interest you
  • Allow you to use our interactive services if you want to
  • Tell you about other goods and services that might interest you.
  • If you are already in our database, we will only contact you electronically about things regarding 5-TILES or related to 5-TILES.
  • If you don’t want to be contacted for marketing purposes, please send us an email to Please note: We don’t identify individuals to our advertisers, but we do give them aggregate information to help them reach their target audience, and we may use information we have collected to display advertisements to that audience.

Disclosing your information

ETAOI Systems will not share your personal information with any third party in a way that is personally identifiable to you or any other specific user. However, Whirlscape may share with any third party aggregate anonymized information, such as overall usage statistics across large groups of users. These third parties may include, for instance, vendors, affiliates, or customers who assist Whirlscape in providing its products and services.

We are allowed to disclose your information in the following cases:

  • We can disclose it if we have a legal obligation to do so, or in order to protect
    other people’s property, safety or rights
  • We can exchange information with others to protect against fraud or credit
  • If we want to sell our business, or our company, we can disclose it to the
    potential buyer

Your rights

You can ask us not to use your data for marketing. You can do this by ticking the
relevant boxes on our forms, or by contacting us at any time at
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to see information we hold about you. We can charge you a fee (currently £10) for this service.

Links to other sites

Please note that our terms and conditions and our policies will not apply to other websites that you get to via a link from our site.


If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post the changes on this page. If we decide to,
we may also email you.

This Privacy Policy was updated on 27th of June 2015