Privacy

My statement on privacy in our conencted world.

Privacy is crucial for everyone. It prevents people from being discriminated against and taken advantage of. Each year, we create new ways to obtain information about the world around us. This information can create new possibilities with technology that can open the door to brilliant new inventions that can change our lives. These inventions can do anything from saving lives to making travel easier. As a software developer myself, I know how easy it is for individuals and companies collect powerful information from users. However, as Spiderman has always says "With great power, comes great responsibility." and this is why I have decided to work towards promoting good privacy practices My approach to privacy in my products and services is based on the idea that information should only be collected for a good reason and with the USER'S CONSENT AND UNDERSTANDING. Finding a good reason for collecting information can be easy, and many apps are now showing users reasons why they need information before beginning data collection. On the contrary, I feel that the technology industry needs to change the way user consent is obtained. I know many of you (myself included), have signed up for a service or two by clicking agree to privacy policy popups without reading a single sentence. I believe that this practice is misleading and an abuse of people's rights. User consent may come in the form of a clicked button but it should also show some proof that the user understands what data is collected and why. Because of this, I am working on a method that involves some sort of quiz that users must take when signing up for my services that demonstrates their understanding of what data is collected and why. This may be as simple as a multiple choice bubble question or a check mark question. I will update my privacy page accordingly as I progress in this development.

Privacy Policy: March 8th 2020

Information gathering and usage

When using Super Stopwatch, we request access to your workout, distance walking and running data from the health app. This data is only used locally by your device and allows the app to record workouts that you run using Super StopWatch app onto your device. This data also allows Super Stopwatch to display your distance and heart rate to you in real time. NONE OF YOUR HEALTH DATA IS TRANSMITTED FROM YOUR DEVICE FROM USING SUPER STOPWATCH. The only data we do collect is crash related data that is generated upon Super Stopwatch crashing. This data is only provided to us by Apple if you have enabled the "Share app usage data with developers in settings". Turning off of this setting will not affect the functionality of the app.

Your data

No health related data is ever transmitted from your device through the Super Stopwatch app.

Cookies

We do not use any cookies.

Ad servers

We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.

Changes

If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and we will use for these new purposes only data collected from the time of the policy change forward. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically. Additionally, we will post privacy policy changes to our app in the form of a notification and require your consent before any new data is collected.