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This method - allowing the agreement to be added to the Marketplace - is also used by Apple's App Store to embed licensing agreements, like Vimeo.com app.
Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store don't allow this. Developers creating apps for iOS, Android or Windows must host the agreement and only add the URL when submitting the app for review.
This applies even if you don't collect any kind of personal information from users or all the data is stored locally:
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With TermsFeed, you can generate:
Here's how to add the URL or update the field:
- Click Submit An App
- Read and agree to the "Developer Agreement". Don't forget that it requires you to have this agreement for your app.
- Choose Free or Paid
- Select compatible devices for your app
- Upload or provide the location to your app
It links directly to Facebook's Data Policy page.
Privacy guidelines to follow
Here are the guidelines shared by Mozilla for Firefox OS developers in regards to privacy practices of the apps being submitted to the Marketplace:
- Give users control over what kind of personal information to share with you, e.g. if they can opt-out of not providing you with a certain type of personal information, allow them to do so easily
- Limit what kind of personal data you collect. Design your app in such way that you collect the minimum amount of personal data without affecting your business/app to function properly.
- Obtain consent from users on special features, such as geolocation data sharing.
Here's how iOS geolocation sharing permission shows on iOS:
- Place a link to the agreement on the Marketplace, but also make this agreement and other agreements (such as Terms and Conditions) available in the app.
Examples of Firefox OS apps
This application doesn't collect, use, store, and share or disclose any information about the user or any other person.
It's better to have only one single agreement that's shared across all platforms where your app is available: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Firefox OS, desktop app and so on.
Doing so allows you to easily update the agreement at any time (but don't forget to properly inform users about the changes) without the risk of having separate, old and no longer valid Privacy Policies.