Before we start, we would like to inform you about what data we collect and how we use it.
Services we use and data we collect
Google Analytics for Firebase
With Analytics (provided by Google’s service Firebase) we track the usage of the app.
It allows us to analyze app usage in an anonymized way.
Analytics is deactivated when the app first starts, and you can choose to enable it if you wish to help us improve the app.
Data retention for Analytics is set to 2 months. This means that after 2 months individually tracked Analytics data will be deleted by Google. Aggregated data may be stored longer.
With Firebase Crashlytics by Google we track app crashes and severe unexpected app errors. An app crash report contains technical information about the crash itself, where in the code it happened and technical information about the user’s device.
Crashlytics is deactivated when the app first starts, and you can choose to enable it if you wish to help us improve the app.
Crash reports are essential for us to improve the app and to fix severe app issues. The more information we get about the crash itself and about what happened right before the crash, the more likely it is that we can actually find and fix the issue.
According to Firebase’s privacy information document (link see below) crash data is retained for 90 days.
Ads help us to monetize our app. Developing apps is quite an effort and quite time-consuming, so we believe that it’s fair to get some money out of it.
For this app, we chose to show ads, with the option to make an in-app purchase to remove the ads.
Ad provider is AdMob by Google.
Before Ads are initialized and loaded, we will let you choose privacy related settings for the ad providers.
This only applies to users in the EEA (European Economic Area) or the UK.
A dialog provided by “Google’s Funding Choices consent management tool to gather consent” will open and let you choose your preferences.
This dialog offers choices which are consistent with the IAB Europe Transparency and Consent Framework.
You will be able to choose individual settings for each individual ad vendor.
These settings can be changed later. Already loaded ads will continue to show.
Therefore, we recommend to restart the app after changing these settings.
If ads are enabled, Google may collect cookie identifiers, IP addresses, device and client identifiers, unique device identifiers for advertising (Google Advertiser ID or IDFA, for example), and usage data.
For advertising purposes, only the advertising ID may be used (https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/6048248).
The advertising ID can be reset by the user in Google settings of your Android device (Android settings -> Google -> Ads -> Reset advertising ID).
There you can also disable personalization of ads.
In-App purchases (Google Play Billing)
Payment of in-app products happens outside of our app – it is completely handled by Google Play, which is provided by Google. All we, as app developers, get from Google is a receipt, an order number and information about the ordered product (or subscription). The receipt we can use to check and verify if the user made a successful purchase. Personal data such as credit card data, your name, address etc. remains at Google and is not accessible by us. We do not get access to any of these personal data.
This also means, that in case of questions or requests about your payment, you have to send us your Google order number.
Please note that when contacting a server, your IP address will be sent to that server. This is inevitable, because that’s how the internet works.
So the services mentioned above will receive your IP address. It is possible that your internet provider may determine your identity via your IP address.
According to their own policies, the services we use, use your IP address only to fulfil the server request.
The services may log server access time together with your IP address for technical or diagnostic reasons. This is described in the privacy policies of the respective services.
You can contact us anytime via support@mickbitsoftware. Of course, if you send us an email, we will receive your email address.
Our email server is located in Linz, Austria and hosted by World4You.
After we have successfully processed your request(s) you sent us via email, we will delete your emails within one month.
We will not use your email address to send you promotional or other unwanted messages and we will not hand out your email address to unauthorized third parties.
Google provides the Google Play app store where developers can publish their apps.
This is where we chose to publish our app as well.
Links to external websites
In our app, we link to external websites from third parties. We are not responsible for the content and privacy on these external sites,
so please check the privacy policies of these third-party websites in case you visit them.
More information about data processing
For the Firebase services, Google Play services and AdMob, Google LLC is data processor.
Google LLC is based in the USA and processes data there. The European Court of Justice has not certified the USA as having an adequate level of data protection. In particular, there is a risk that your data may be accessed by US
authorities for control and monitoring purposes and that no effective legal remedies are available.
Google obligates itself to be subject to GDPR. However, since the termination of the “Privacy Shield” agreement between EU and USA, due to US laws, it cannot be guaranteed that
all privacy related rights of EU citizens can be enforced. For example, Google could be forced by the US government to hand out user data, and therefore the US government could get a copy of data from EU citizens.
In this case, enforcement of rights EU citizens have due to GDPR, may be difficult or even impossible (e.g. erasure or correction of inaccurate personal data).
Wherever possible, we have chosen a location in the EU for Google servers, but not all Google services allow such a server location selection. Therefore, it is possible that certain data might be transmitted to Google servers in the USA.
Note: The “Cloud Act” obliges American Internet companies and IT service providers to guarantee US authorities (and also the secret services) access to stored data even if it is not stored in the USA.
When using services by Google (and therefore also by using this app) you deliberately take that risk.
For our Website mickbitsoftware.com as well as the email address , World4You is hosting provider and therefore data processor which complies with GDPR.
According to GDPR you have the right to:
- information about the processing of your personal data;
- obtain access to the personal data held about you;
- ask for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete personal data to be corrected;
- request that personal data be erased when it’s no longer needed or if processing it is unlawful;
- object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes or on grounds relating to your particular situation;
- request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in specific cases;
- receive your personal data in a machine-readable format and send it to another controller (‘data portability’);
- request that decisions based on automated processing concerning you or significantly affecting you and based on your personal data are made by natural persons, not only by computers. You also have the right in this case to express your point of view and to contest the decision.
If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or that your data protection claims have been violated in any other way, you can complain to the supervisory authority.
Please find more information on your rights and the GDPR in general on https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/reform/rights-citizens/my-rights/what-are-my-rights_en
Publisher and developer and responsible for data processing:
Radegunder Straße 6a/18
8045 Graz, Austria
In case of questions, concerns or complaints, please contact us.
Our website and email addresses are hosted by:
World4You Internet Services GmbH
Hafenstrasse 35, 4020 Linz, Austria
Google services (Google Play) are provided by:
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, California, United States
Below, find the Privacy Policies and Terms of Service of the used services and providers.
These documents inform about data processing and retention policies of services and providers we use for this app.
Privacy and Security in Firebase (incl. retention policies): https://firebase.google.com/support/privacy
Terms of Service for Firebase Services: https://firebase.google.com/terms/
Privacy in Google Analytics: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
Firebase Crashlytics and Firebase App Distribution Terms of Service: https://firebase.google.com/terms/crashlytics
Crashlytics and App Distribution Data Processing and Security Terms: https://firebase.google.com/terms/crashlytics-app-distribution-data-processing-terms/
Google Ads: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/