Google Privacy Policy

Mobile News Liz Bollema 20 Feb 2017

Recently, Google started communicating with app owners that they need to include a link to a valid privacy policy on the app’s Store Listing page and within the app. The privacy policy needs to be added and the app updated before March 15th, 2017.

This is required for all apps published to the Google Play Store.

What does this mean?

In order to use certain blocks in our platform – like the POI block, or Music block – your app requires certain permissions. The app will ask app users to confirm these permissions when they use the app. Google now requires you to provide a privacy policy explaining what you will do with these permissions. You can find more detailed information about this on the Google Help Center.

What do you need to do?

You need to create such a policy, and make it available online. It is not possible to remove all permission requirements from an app built with AppMachine.

You can enter the link to your privacy policy in the Google Play section of the Publish page in the AppMachine platform. Once you’ve entered the privacy policy URL, you can update your app by using the “Update Now” button.

Do you have an example that I can use in creating my own?

Yes, an example of a privacy policy can be found on the following here, please note that you cannot use this link for your own app: http://bit.ly/1AEUh8z

Where can you host this document?

You can use your own website for example, but you can also use a file sharing website if you want, such as a shared link in Dropbox. We hope to have informed you sufficiently. Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.

Any Questions?

Send an email to support@appmachine.com and our support team is glad to help you!