I take your privacy very seriously. I neither want nor need to know anything about your personal data. To that end I’ve designed Widgetsmith from the ground up to ensure that your data stays completely private.
Widgetsmith can optionally access a variety of your personal data for display within the app. This includes your health data, your calendar data, your reminders, your photos and your location data. All of this access is handled using the standard iOS/watchOS privacy prompts. If you give Widgetsmith access to this data it will be read and displayed only within the app, with the following exceptions:
Other than these cases, no personal data ever leaves your devices. Unless you email me for support, I will have no information about you or what you do within the app.
I don’t want the responsibility of managing your data correctly, so I don’t collect it, which I think is better for both of us.
If you sign-up for a Widgetsmith Premium subscription, additional non-personally identifiable data will be kept. Your billing information, address, and name are all maintained by the App Store and are not visible to me. I will simply get information about whether or not you have purchased a subscription, the term you signed up for and when it is due to expire. This is all made available to me in an anonymous fashion. This anonymous data is also shared with my purchase provider (RevenueCat).
For non-subscribers Widgetsmith may display advertisements within the application. These are managed by Google’s AdMob system. I have configured my advertising to minimize the privacy considerations often inherit with advertising. I don’t show personalized ads within the app. Additionally, I have disabled all of Google’s user tracking and analytics capabilities for ads shown within Widgetsmith. You can read more about Google’s Privacy policies here.
Widgetsmith does not gather or transmit any Personally-Identifying Information outside of your local device. It only stores preferences about the user interface within its local database.
If Widgetsmith, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Widgetsmith goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, this policy and its effects may change or be amended. (As Widgetsmith does not collect any information about you there is very little effect this would likely have in practice.)
Updated: October 23, 2020 by David Smith.