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Disclosure


“ SyncSpider’s use of information received from Google APIs will always adhere to Google API Services User Data Policy, including the Limited Use requirements. To note:

If you are unable to add a disclosure, then your app’s privacy policy must comply with the following requirements. This option might make the review time for your app longer.

The Limited Use requirements have four elements:

  • Allowed Use: Developers are only allowed to use restricted scope data to provide or improve user-facing features that are prominent from the requesting app’s user interface. It should be clear to your users why and how you use the restricted scope data they’ve chosen to share with you.
  • Allowed Use: Developers are only allowed to use restricted scope data to provide or improve user-facing features that are prominent from the requesting app’s user interface. It should be clear to your users why and how you use the restricted scope data they’ve chosen to share with you.
  • Prohibited Advertising: Developers are never allowed to use or transfer restricted scope data to serve users advertisements. This includes personalized, re-targeted and interest-based advertising.
  • Prohibited Human Interaction: Developers cannot allow humans to read restricted scope user data. For example, a developer with access to a user’s data is not allowed to have one of its employees read through a user’s emails. There are four limited exceptions to this rule: (a) the developer obtains a user’s consent to read specific messages (for example, for tech support), (b) it’s necessary for security purposes (for example, investigating abuse), (c) to comply with applicable laws, and (d) the developer aggregates and anonymizes the data and only uses it for internal operations (for example, reporting aggregate statistics in an internal dashboard).

You can only complete the verification process if your privacy policy complies with the Limited Use requirements. If a privacy policy states:

“App collects data from your electronic messages (email), and we share that data with our advertising partners for marketing purposes,”

then the app cannot complete the verification process. This is true even if you disclose elsewhere in your product that your app follows the Limited Use Requirements.

If your privacy policy describes practices around your app’s use of restricted scope data that violate the Limited Use requirements, it is inconsistent with these requirements. The following examples show practices that would be inconsistent with the Limited Use requirements for restricted scopes:

Example 1: Market Research Not Permitted

We share your information with the following:

  • Affiliates who enhance our market research capabilities by combining the information we collect with other information available to them from other sources; [Reason: Impermissible transfer of data, if using data from a restricted API scope.]
  • Third-party business partners that work with us to develop and resell products; [Reason: Impermissible transfer of data, if using data from a restricted API scope.] and
  • Customers that have access to our market research datasets and analyses. [Reason: Impermissible use and transfer of data, if using data from a restricted API scope.]

Example 2: Transfer of Anonymized Datasets Not Permitted

The app uses your information as described in this policy, which includes creating anonymized datasets to improve our products and services and the products and services of our affiliates.

[Reason: Impermissible use and transfer of data to improve services outside the app using a restricted scope.]

We do not share, sell, or transfer your personal data for purposes other than those outlined in this policy. We might, however, disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

[Reason: Impermissible transfer and potential human reading of data. As a reminder, even aggregated and anonymized data are subject to Limited Use requirements.]

Example 3: Transfer with User Consent Not Permitted

We might share your information in any other way we might describe when you provide the information and for any other purpose with your consent.

[Reason: Impermissible use and transfer. Note that the Limited Use restrictions apply even if you seek permission from your users.]

Example 4: Advertising with User Data from Restricted Scopes Not Permitted

[Reason: Impermissible transfer and use; confidentiality agreements do not make the transfer or use for advertising permissible under the Limited Use requirements.]

[Reason: Impermissible transfer and use; confidentiality agreements do not make the transfer or use for advertising permissible under the Limited Use requirements.]

We might use your information to deliver advertisements according to our advertisers’ target-audience preferences with your express consent.

[Reason: Impermissible use of data for advertising. Note that the Limited Use restrictions apply even if you seek permission from your users.]

We might also use your information to personalize your content, marketing, and recommendations, including to target content and services to more closely match your interests and location.

[Reason: Impermissible use of data for advertising. Your app can continue to deliver advertisements but cannot use the user data from restricted scopes to affect advertising. Personalization of content and recommendations that follow the Limited Use requirements are permitted.]