We value your privacy like ours. Therefore we decided to collect the only reasonable minimum of information to implement a freemium model. There is also analytics that helps us making the best user experience possible and ensuring the app runs smoothly. These are completely optional (you can disable or enable them at any time in privacy dialog). Moreover, we intentionally disable collecting demographics details, so only minimal data are tracked by analytics. The Colouro app accesses our backend that stores some information in logs and database. This collected information is anonymized to provide a higher standard of privacy. Any time we transport the collected data, we use encrypted transport.
- what is collected,
- when the collection happens,
- why we are doing so,
- and what you can do about it (like disabling or preventing the collection).
In general, there are three groups of information we are collecting:
- installation tracking,
- analytics, and
- purchase tracking.
Following sections provides complete information about each of this group.
- to implement the freemium model,
- to gather cumulative geostatistics on a country level (using an anonymized IP address).
- generated unique ID of installation,
- anonymized IP to obtain geo-location on a country level.
- At first app launch after new installation, the unique installation ID is generated and stored on a handset (something like a cookie in a browser). The anonymized IP is also collected at backend during the first app launch.
- Each time app starts the installation ID is used in communication with the backend.
What I can do about it?
This is the minimal set of information we need to collect to implement a freemium model. As such these information are mandatory, and the Colouro app needs to collect them. The only way to prevent this collection is to not use the Colouro app.
Note that the installation ID is generated for each installation. It is not really meant to track a specific user. If you reinstall the application, you will get completely new installation ID.
Anonymous analytics help us:
- find and resolve problems quickly,
- provide best user experience as possible.
We use Google Analytics for Firebase as third-party service for analytics (data processor). We intentionally disable demographics data collection in this service to grant higher privacy standard.
At the moment of writing Google describes the collected personal data by Google analytics for Firebase in the following terms:
Online identifiers, including cookie identifiers, internet protocol addresses and device identifiers; client identifiers (source)
Let us explain the collection in a more human way. In short, the analytics collect the following:
- Device model info,
- Operating system version,
- Analytics events—these are just short records about events in the app like:
- App start,
- A screen appears (e.g. preview dialog).
- Successful connection to preview module.
These data collected are essential for us to make sure the application is working correctly and to help us improve the user experience.
Following links provide more relevant information on Google Analytics for Firebase and data it collects.
- Human readable description of what Google Analytics for Firebase collects,
- List of collected events, note that Ads support is not implemented
- List of user properties, Note that we intentionally do not collect IDFA and hence no Age, Gender, Interests and other demographic properties are collected.
- You are asked to opt-in anonymous analytics at first app launch in the welcome screen.
- You can disable or enable analytics at any time in privacy dialog.
What I can do about it
You can disable or enable analytics at any time in privacy dialog.
To enter it do following:
- tap on the gear icon in the bottom right corner,
- tap on Privacy button in the pop-up menu.
Now you can use Anonymous analytics switch to disable or enable analytics.
- To process in-app purchase and unlock unlimited instant preview.
- To provide support if something goes wrong during processing in-app purchase transaction.
- Anonymized IP address for cummulative location statistic on country level and for support,
- Store (AppStore or Google Play) Transaction receipt containing unique ID and information on transaction state.
During processing the purchase namely:
- restoring the purchase (after reinstallation).
What I can do about it
These data are essential for us to process an in-app purchase and to provide relevant support if something goes wrong with purchase. The only way to prevent us for collecting it is to not do the purchase of pro version.
Still having questions or request? Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org