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Apps iSmoothRun privacy policy

marliefrugal

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i have been using iSmoothRun on and off for ages. It’s a great app and is great for interval training.

But I looked at their privacy policy the other day (I’m not a lawyer) and I couldn’t understand it. I’m worried that they might have access to my data. Has anyone else got these concerns or am I being overly cautious and underneath all the legal wording, it’s just a usual privacy provision?

Any help or thought would be appreciated.
 

ftaok

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i have been using iSmoothRun on and off for ages. It’s a great app and is great for interval training.

But I looked at their privacy policy the other day (I’m not a lawyer) and I couldn’t understand it. I’m worried that they might have access to my data. Has anyone else got these concerns or am I being overly cautious and underneath all the legal wording, it’s just a usual privacy provision?

Any help or thought would be appreciated.
Where did you find their privacy policy. Can't seem to find it.
 
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ftaok

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I'm not even sure how you would have found that page, but yeah, it's confusing.

I personally wouldn't worry. Just don't link any of your social media accounts and you should be good. Even so, what does it matter if they have your running data. Are they gonna shame you for being unable to run negative splits? ;)

The most they might know is where you are, but every so that uses GPS knows that.

I wouldn't worry
 
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broodj3ham

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I stopped using that app cause you need to give them full time access to your location (even when you're not using the app), which is completely unnecessary... (this was about a year ago, I don't know if they changed anything). The app was also checking my location when I wasn't using it. You can check that under "Setting > Privacy > Location Services", keep an eye out for the gray or purple filled arrows.

Now using WorkOutdoor, which is great. Only feature iSmoothRun has that WOD doesn't have (as far as Im aware) is interval trainings. But as I understand from this forum, that's coming pretty soon to WOD as well.
 
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marliefrugal

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I stopped using that app cause you need to give them full time access to your location (even when you're not using the app), which is completely unnecessary... (this was about a year ago, I don't know if they changed anything). The app was also checking my location when I wasn't using it. You can check that under "Setting > Privacy > Location Services", keep an eye out for the gray or purple filled arrows.

Now using WorkOutdoor, which is great. Only feature iSmoothRun has that WOD doesn't have (as far as Im aware) is interval trainings. But as I understand from this forum, that's coming pretty soon to WOD as well.

Yes i noticed this too and turned off Location access Always. The app still seems to work but i’m not happy that it asks for this full access every time I go for a run. This, as well as his complicated and very legal heavy privacy contract has put me off using the app. I emailed the developer about both of these question but didn't ever receive a reply.

I also now use Workoutdoor, it has a clear and simple privacy policy and an engaged and friendly developer. But currently it does have the ability to add different types of workouts, I’m very much looking forward to the next update as this is something the developer is adding.
 
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ftaok

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Not sure what you guys are going on about, but iSR has always had the three options for location access, at least for me. I've always had it on "while using the app.

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