Our approach to privacy is pretty straightforward—we avoid collecting private information if we don’t have to, and if we do, we respect and protect it.
It’s important, however, to consider the difference between private and anonymous data.
We’ve chosen to use Plausible Analytics to track usage of websites (including droppedbits.com) because it does a great job of providing useful data without, in their own words, “collecting any personal data or personally identifiable information (PII), without using cookies and while respecting the privacy of [our] website visitors” — this means that you’re not tracked across devices, websites, and apps.
You can see exactly what we see here.
We do, in some circumstances, collect some personal data.
Specifically, if you send us an e-mail or subscribe to our newsletter, we’ll keep a record of your e-mail address, as well as any communication you had with us, in some form or another. We do this because it’s necessary to communicate with you, and because whatever comments and questions you have may help us make better products for you.
We opt out of using any tracking analytics provided by Buttondown, our newsletter provider.
Your e-mail address will never shared be with anyone without your permission, period, unless we’re required to by law — but only after a careful review of the request with legal experts.
We do not receive any of your information (e.g. name, credit card number, billing address, etc.) from Apple when you make a purchase from the App Store, nor do we have any information on who submits reviews of our apps.