Privacy Policy

17 Jun, 2020 Lynda No Comments

Your privacy is critically important to us. At APKLynda we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • In our products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, APKLynda collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. APKLynda’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how APKLynda’s visitors use its website. From time to time, APKLynda may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. Usage of the APKLynda website is tracked by common industry tracking software (Google Analytics).

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to APKLynda’s websites choose to interact with APKLynda in ways that require APKLynda to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that APKLynda gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an APKLynda account to provide a username and email address. In each case, APKLynda collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with APKLynda. APKLynda does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

APKLynda discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on APKLynda’s behalf or to provide services available at APKLynda’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using APKLynda’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. APKLynda will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, APKLynda discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when APKLynda believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of APKLynda, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an APKLynda website and have supplied your email address, APKLynda may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with APKLynda and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. APKLynda takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. APKLynda uses cookies to help APKLynda identify and track visitors, their usage of APKLynda website, and their website access preferences. APKLynda visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using APKLynda’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of APKLynda’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If APKLynda, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that APKLynda goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of APKLynda may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by APKLynda and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

App Lists and Recommendations

When a user indicates that the list of apps is public, this data can be displayed publicly and also shared via to other site such as twitter, facebook etc. However a private app lists will never be shared or shown publicly. A user can change the privacy settings of app lists at any time. We hold the right to report aggregate statistics on data contained in private lists, in such a way that there is no possibility of deducing apps contained in individual private lists. The main goal of collecting data is to provide recommendations of applications by linking app preferences between users. These links will also happen in an aggregated fashion, such that it is impossible to find out whether particular users have or use an app when they have indicated this information is private. Any information not directly related to the apps itself (such as the country derived from the IP address, age, and gender) is solely used to better understand which other users might provide valuable signals to provide better application recommendations.

Fast Web Installer data

For the fast web installer feature, we store a Google credential token on our server. We will only use this token when we receive a request to install an app from the website. The token automatically times out and is unusable in about a week. In that case, you have to re-run the fast web installer app to reactivate the fast web installer.

Developer dashboard data

APKLynda offers a service for developers to gain more insight into users of their apps called APKLynda Insights. Protection of the privacy of users is of the utmost importance to us, and we have taken a number of precautions in presenting data to preserve the privacy of users. We only show data to about apps that have at least 20 active APKLynda users. Furthermore, we only show individual data entities (such as a country, age bucket or phone model), when it is present in at least 3 users for that app.

Active App Tracking

If active app tracking is enabled in the APKLynda Android app, we additionally collect the approximate usage times of the apps installed on the device. The collected data is used to improve our app recommendations. The (anonymized) data can be shared with research institutions for research purposes. The user can enable and disable active app tracking at any time in the app settings.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, APKLynda may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in APKLynda’s sole discretion. APKLynda encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Further questions

If you have questions about privacy or your personal data please contact our support team.

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