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Do I need a privacy policy for my iOS app?

There’s a good chance you need a privacy policy. This is taken from the Apple App Store Guidelines:

(i) Apps that collect user data must have a privacy policy and secure user consent for the collection. This includes—but isn’t limited to—apps that implement HealthKit or other health/medical technologies, HomeKit, Keyboard extensions, Apple Pay, include a login, or access user data from the device (e.g. location, contacts, calendar, etc.).

Seeing how you probably need a privacy policy, you should make sure that it accurately covers your business. A well-written privacy policy makes users feel confident visiting your website/app because it clearly outlines how your service will collect and use visitors personal information. You want a privacy policy that is created from scratch and is specific to your business. There are simply too many variables that go into play to use a standard document, and an experienced lawyer can help you create one that caters to your particular needs.

If you collect information without authorization or a policy stating what you do with that information, then you could be in for a rude awakening. There are plenty of disclosure requirements for this type of information and there is essentially no reason not to create and include a privacy policy on your website. Of course, the exact implications of receiving a fine will depend on the country/state of where you are located. But regardless of the severity, it won’t be a good look for your business.

Feel free to check out LawTrades to have an experienced startup attorney create an affordable custom drafted privacy policy for your app. We offer free price quotes with no obligation to hire, and unique pricing structures. Also, feel free to message me with any additional questions you have about privacy policies.