Your privacy is critically important to us. At Apkmedia we have a few fundamental principles:
Like most website operators, Apkmedia 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. Apkmedia’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Apkmedia’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Apkmedia 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 Apkmedia website is tracked by common industry tracking software (Google Analytics).
Certain visitors to Apkmedia’s websites choose to interact with Apkmedia in ways that require Apkmedia to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Apkmedia gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an Apkmedia account to provide a username and email address. In each case, Apkmedia collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Apkmedia. Apkmedia 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.
Apkmedia 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 Apkmedia’s behalf or to provide services available at Apkmedia’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 Apkmedia’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Apkmedia 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, Apkmedia discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Apkmedia believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Apkmedia, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Apkmedia website and have supplied your email address, Apkmedia 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 Apkmedia 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. Apkmedia takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Apkmedia, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Apkmedia 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 Apkmedia may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
The Apkmedia android app collects all so-called "package names" of installed applications on an Android phone and stores it on Apkmedia servers. For each app, apart from the package name, also the version, the first time the Apkmedia app saw this app present on the phone, and a coarse number indicative of usage is sent. On the Apkmedia server, this list of apps is stored together with a phone identifier, and the IP address of the user. Apps that don't match any package name we know about from the market data are discarded from further processing.
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 theprivacy 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.
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.
Apkmedia offers a service for developers to gain more insight into users of their apps called Apkmedia 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 Apkmedia 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.