Opened on 03/14/2016 at 10:29:03 AM

Closed on 04/11/2016 at 12:59:30 PM

#3793 closed change (fixed)

Update privacy policy on

Reported by: mario Assignee: saroyanm
Priority: P2 Milestone:
Module: Websites Keywords:
Cc: saroyanm, Shikitita, fhd Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Unknown / Cross platform
Ready: yes Confidential: no
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Description (last modified by mario)


We've introduced an crash report feature into Adblock Browser for iOS which enables users to optionally send crash reports to us as soon as the app crashes. In order to outline the collected data we need to update our privacy policy.

What to change

Please add the following text to the privacy policy:

Adblock Browser for iOS

Crash reporter

In the event of an unexpected crash, Adblock Browser for iOS collects data relevant for analyzing the cause of the error and transmits it to our HockeyApp account. The data is solely used for individual troubleshooting (as well as for identifying general defects which lead to unexpected crashes) and is never shared with any third parties other than HockeyApp.
During a crash the following data is sent:

  • Bundle identifier, bundle version and short bundle version string of Adblock Browser for iOS.
  • Device type, CPU architecture and version of the operating system.
  • Timestamp of when the crash happened.
  • A generated UUID to prevent duplicate crash reports.
  • If an exception was thrown, the plain-text class name and message value of the exception.
  • Low level crash data like instruction pointer, method or function names, signal data, pointer registers and information about the loaded binary images.

Said data is only collected when the application crashes. Furthermore, Adblock Browser for iOS explicitly asks for permission to send the collected information after the crash happened. All crash reports stored on our servers are removed after 30 days.

In order to learn more about HockeyApps’s privacy policy, please consult their Terms of Service as well as their documentation of collected data.

The first paragraph, "Adblock Browser for iOS", is a first level headline.
The second paragraph, "Crash reporter", is a second level headline.
The third to last paragraphs are ordinary texts.

Please implement all available languages as in CrowdIn.

Please adopt the links as provided in CrowdIn/the text above:

Please add this section below "Adblock Plus extensions -> Data retention" and above "Element Hiding Helper extension" as indicated in this screenshot (the headline "Adblock Browser for iOS" on the first level and "Crash reporter" on the second level in the sites content hierarchy).

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Change History (12)

Changed on 03/14/2016 at 10:29:12 AM by mario

comment:1 follow-up: Changed on 03/14/2016 at 10:29:52 AM by mario

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed on 03/14/2016 at 10:50:33 AM by saroyanm

  • Cc Shikitita fhd added

is never shared with any third party

Isn't HockeyApp already a third party ?

comment:3 Changed on 03/16/2016 at 12:25:27 PM by mario

is never shared with any third party

Isn't HockeyApp already a third party ?

Absolutely - Yet in my opinion the fact that this whole change is solely dedicated to the usage of HockeyApp as well as HockeyApp's terms of service implies that we don't share it with any other third party.

@fhd, do you have any concerns about that?

comment:4 Changed on 04/05/2016 at 09:51:20 AM by fhd

I think the way the sentence works, first and second party is us and the users respectively, so HockeyApp is indeed a third party here. So I would vote for "any third parties other than HockeyApp".

comment:5 Changed on 04/05/2016 at 12:54:58 PM by mario

  • Description modified (diff)

I've modified the issue to reflect those changes. Shikitita will comment as soon as the changes have landed in CrowdIn so we can proceed.

comment:6 Changed on 04/05/2016 at 01:04:37 PM by fhd


comment:7 Changed on 04/06/2016 at 03:17:52 PM by saroyanm

  • Owner set to saroyanm
  • Priority changed from Unknown to P3
  • Ready set

comment:8 Changed on 04/06/2016 at 03:24:28 PM by saroyanm

  • Priority changed from P3 to P2

comment:9 Changed on 04/07/2016 at 01:27:26 PM by saroyanm

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comment:10 Changed on 04/11/2016 at 12:58:55 PM by abpbot

A commit referencing this issue has landed:

comment:11 Changed on 04/11/2016 at 12:59:30 PM by saroyanm

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reviewing to closed

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