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Privacy Policy

Updated on: 2019.12.29.

1. Introduction

This privacy policy document describes the usage of personal information in the NewsFeed Launcher application.

The application does not provide any personal data to the developer nor to any other third party by default, but it may send your actual location data to a third party in case what detailed in section 2.4.2.

The application provides crash reports to the developer through Firebase Crashlytics (non-personal data only), only if the user explicitly enabled the crash reports in settings, this function is disabled by default.

The application uses your personal information in some situations, detailed in section two.

2. Usage of personal information

2.1. Youtube

The application requires access to some personal information, in case you want to get displayed the Youtube subscription information in the NewsFeed.
Before the query of these information, you need to grant permission to access your contacts – to get the adjusted Google account list – and grant the access to the Youtube API.
You can sign out from this feature any time, and when you do this, all of your related data get deleted from the app.
While using the Youtube provider, all your personal information queried in a secure connection, and the app uses only the read-only Youtube API endpoints.

2.2. Twitter

The application requires access to your Twitter account and to your Twitter friend list, in case you want to get displayed your friend’s tweets in the NewsFeed.
You can sign out from this feature any time, and when you do this, all of your related data get deleted from the app.
While using the Twitter provider, all your personal information queried in a secure connection.

2.3. App usage statistics

The launcher uses your app usage statistics, if you want to sort the apps by usage.

2.4. Location

  • 2.4.1 – The app uses your location data for the “Auto Night Mode” feature on Android 9 and below.
    For this feature, the information handled only on the device.
  • 2.4.2 – The app uses your location data, if you enabled the “Use GPS location” setting under “Weather” in Settings,
    to query the actual and forecast weather information from the OpenWeatherMap API. This is disabled by default.

    If the “Use precise location” setting is enabled, your actual GPS coordinates will be sent to the OpenWeatherMap servers, otherwise the nearest city will be used.
    You can read the OpenWeatherMap’s privacy policy at here: https://openweather.co.uk/privacy-policy.

    If you do not want to use the GPS to get weather information, first disable the “Use GPS location” setting, then tap on the “Location” setting and choose a location from the list.

2.5. Storage/Files

  • 2.5.1 – The app requires access to your phone storage when its saves or restores a backup. When you make a backup the files will be created in this folder: “path to your internal memory”/hu.oandras.newsfeedlauncher
  • 2.5.2 – The app uses your phone storage and scans for images if you use the wallpaper browser feature