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    Do I need to inform users about anonymous data collection?

    Hello and happy new year everyone!

    In my new game I would like to collect some information about how the users perform while playing (time needed to complete a level, number of deaths etc.) and send those numbers to my server. However there will be no way to connect a dataset to a specific user.
    Am I obligated to inform my users about this?
    If so, how do ad networks track clicks on their units legally without disclaimers an opt-out mechanisms? For me that is pretty much the same thing...
    Please excuse my mistakes, english is not my native language.

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    Hard to tell. A privacy policy would be probably a proper way to inform the user. Right now Google doesn't require one though, so I'm not sure.

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    Okay, after a bit of googling I found that you actually need a privacy policy when you use AdMob/Other Ad Networks/Analytics in your App or it is against Google's terms!

    Terms of Use | AdMob
    https://www.iubenda.com/blog/2013/09...-policy-admob/
    Please excuse my mistakes, english is not my native language.

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    And yet almost none of the apps actually have one.

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    Makes me curious how many Play/Admob account bans there are because of that and if the owners saw this as a possible cause for the ban.
    Please excuse my mistakes, english is not my native language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shardik View Post
    Makes me curious how many Play/Admob account bans there are because of that and if the owners saw this as a possible cause for the ban.
    Yeah I think I'm putting that on my TO-DO list. I mean you can use the same URL link for all apps/games and just host it on a website.

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    Yes, you are required to have a "EULA" End User License Agreement when collecting data from your users. Your users must be notified and if Google finds out you are doing this, I think they may ban your app. I know Airpush added an opt-in for EULA in order for it to be Google compliant.

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    It wasn't related.

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    Is there actual evidence Google requires a privacy policy? Please someone post actual text location of if so.

    I can't seem to find any evidence it's required.

    Thanx
    Last edited by mrBruce; 2014-01-04 at 12:50 PM.

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