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I didn’t add terms and conditions or a privacy policy for my social app. Will Apple reject it?

iOS apps are generally required to have a Privacy Policy if they collect personal data from users. So, if your social app is collecting personal data, which it likely will be, your app will be rejected unless you add a privacy policy. Personal data is defined pretty broadly and includes even first and last name, so you are most likely going to need to add a Privacy Policy. The policy itself will have to meet certain requirements to be accepted.

Your policy will have to inform users about what data you are using and why. Depending on the type of data you are collecting and using, you may also be subject to more stringent requirements.

The policy also needs to be accessible to users. You will have to provide users with some type of link where they can read the policy and update them with any changes that you make to the policy going forward.

Terms and Conditions, on the other hand, may not be required but it would be a good idea to go ahead and add those too. The Terms and Conditions will govern how your app is used and are very important to cover yourself from potential wrongdoing by users. In short, going without Terms and Conditions, especially in a social app, could subject you to liability for the actions of your users.

You should take some time to create a Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions for your app. Keep in mind that if your app is unique, your policy and terms should be crafted specifically for that uniqueness. An experienced attorney can help you craft your policy and terms to make sure everything is covered. If you’d like to consult with an experienced attorney, visit LawTrades where we will match you with a top attorney according to your needs & budget.

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