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Registered: ‎12-06-2011
My Device: Playbook 64GB, Curve 9360, BB Z10 LE
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Privacy Policy

Hi there,

 

I have an app submitted to app world (pending approval) that I feel meets all but one criteria for the Built for BlackBerry program. That criteria is : "Provide a privacy policy". This is apparantly done by specifying a URL to a privacy policy in Vender Account details page. However, I don't have a website up, and this is definitely not my speciality. (I could figure it out, but prefer not to). Is there any other way to provide a privacy policy? And does anyone have any suggestions what a privacy policy should look like? Could I type something up in Word and provide that? Any tips how to meet this criteria would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Gerry

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My Device: PlayBook, Z10
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Re: Privacy Policy

There must be a dozen crude ways to provide a web page these days, including some free ones.

The first one that comes to mind is to use a service like pastebin.com.

Another one is to set up an account on bitbucket.org or github.com or some such online source code repository, and commit your privacy policy as a file in your repository. That's if you'd like the history to be visible, anyway...

I'd also be surprised if there weren't some simple sites that let you basically create a single web page and host it for free, subject to limits on bandwidth and such perhaps.

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!
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Posts: 38
Registered: ‎12-06-2011
My Device: Playbook 64GB, Curve 9360, BB Z10 LE
My Carrier: Koodo

Re: Privacy Policy

Thanks Peter,

 

So I created a webpage using a free service (xhosting.com) : http://gerrymoerkerken.x10.mx/index.html. Now what should my privacy policy look like? I have never made one before. The data entered by the user in my app never leaves the device (unless they choose to update their BBM profile with a app generated message). I'm not sure the purpose of a privacy policy in this case, but I don't want to make one up either.

 

Thanks,

 

Gerry

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Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
My Carrier: none

Re: Privacy Policy

I believe there have been other threads recently about what to put in a privacy policy. Try the search feature?

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!
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Posts: 38
Registered: ‎12-06-2011
My Device: Playbook 64GB, Curve 9360, BB Z10 LE
My Carrier: Koodo

Re: Privacy Policy

There is this, but not really what I am looking for :

 

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-App-World-Development/Privacy-Policy/m-p/2004579/h...

 

For now I made my own kind of using a template. It's not pretty, but hopefully it serves the purpose :

 

http://gerrymoerkerken.x10.mx/index.html

 

Perhaps, I will make a really nice web page some day with links to all my apps in app world, and have a link to the privacy policy within! 

 

I will update with information once I get feedback from the Build for BlackBerry approval process.

 

Thanks,

 

Gerry