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Question Regarding Privacy

David Goldfield
 

Hello.

I do remember that the betas of Flicktype indicated that keyboard entry could be sent back to the developer but I assumed that this was not the case for the production version. After doing a resotre of my iPhone I reenabled Flicktype as a keyboard, only to see a similar message that by enabling full access what I typed could be sent to the developer of the app. I'm writing to ask for clarification on this as I admit to being very concerned about this.

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David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

 

Hi David and thank you for the question.

FlickType does not collect what you type, as stated in our extremely simple privacy policy here: https://www.flicktype.com/privacy

Apple always shows this warning, since they have no way of knowing what an app does once it is given full access. I do think they are right to warn their users of the risks, every time.

- Kosta

David Goldfield
 

Kosta,

Thanks so much for the clarification and for the link to your privacy policy. It's very much appreciated. Thank you for your work on Flicktype.

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

On 1/8/2019 10:10 PM, FlickType wrote:
Hi David and thank you for the question.

FlickType does not collect what you type, as stated in our extremely simple privacy policy here: https://eur04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.flicktype.com%2Fprivacy&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cfbaef15d2f744212993408d675e01637%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636826002630385967&sdata=vw0KMTHlNaMnwCl8Yfcivk7SkP7Ur30HjoOnGDW3S8U%3D&reserved=0

Apple always shows this warning, since they have no way of knowing what an app does once it is given full access. I do think they are right to warn their users of the risks, every time.

- Kosta



 

Every single third-party keyboard I have ever seen requires you to give permission for that.

 

 

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6:55 PM
To: flicktype@groups.io
Subject: [FlickType] Question Regarding Privacy

 

Hello.

I do remember that the betas of Flicktype indicated that keyboard entry could be sent back to the developer but I assumed that this was not the case for the production version. After doing a resotre of my iPhone I reenabled Flicktype as a keyboard, only to see a similar message that by enabling full access what I typed could be sent to the developer of the app. I'm writing to ask for clarification on this as I admit to being very concerned about this.

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David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com