Privacy Policy

This policy is effective as of 13 July 2021.

Noice is open-source software. It is provided at no cost and is intended for use as is.

This page informs users of policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information when using Noice. If you choose to use Noice, then you agree to the data collection and its use as ascribed in this policy.

Data collection and use

Noice collects app usage and behaviour data. We use the collected data to substantiate design decisions and analyse and diagnose faulty app behaviour. Please note that Noice does not collect data without first obtaining user consent.

Usage data

During app usage, Noice collects information regarding the user actions called usage data. Usage data may include information such as the time users spend inside the app and other such metrics. However, we do not collect Advertising IDs and SSAIDs (Settings.Secure.ANDROID_ID).

Behaviour data

In a case of an unexpected error in the app, Noice collects data from your device called behaviour data. Behaviour data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (IP) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app, the time and date of its use, debug messages generated by the app, and other statistics.

Third-party service providers

Noice employs the following third-party services. These third parties have access to the collected data for performing the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purposes.

  1. Firebase Analytics and Crashlytics: Noice uses these Firebase services to collect app usage and behaviour data. For details, see “Privacy and Security in Firebase”.
  2. Goat Counter: Noice uses Goat Counter to collect visitor data from its website. See “how Goat Counter stores your data”.
  3. Google Play In-App Billing: Noice uses it to accept donations from the users who downloaded Noice using Play Store. See “Google Play Payments Policy
  4. Open Collective: Noice uses it to accept donations from the users who downloaded Noice using F-Droid. See “Open Collective’s Privacy Policy”.

Security

We value your trust in us to keep the collected data safe. Thus, we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. Since no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure and reliable, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Change to this policy

We may update this policy on occasion. Since we do not ask for your contact information, we have no way to notify you of changes. Thus you are advised to review this page periodically for changes.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, contact me at ashutoshgngwr[at]gmail.com.