For an overview of the legal requirements head back to the main page.
- if your apps are targeting kids under the age of 13 (as of iOS 7);
- apps that link against HealthKit (as of iOS 8);
- apps that link against HomeKit (as of iOS 8);
- apps that are third party keyboards (as of iOS 8);
- apps that use Apple Pay (as of iOS 8);
As of iOS 8 Apple has worked hard on privacy for users and therefore here's an excerpt from slides called User Privacy on iOS 8 and OS X:
From User Privacy on iOS 8 and OS X
Important for all apps to have one, required for some app categories.
- x Apps that link against HealthKit
- x Apps that link against HomeKit
- x Third party keyboards
- x Kids
Apple's docs state in general that you have to follow relevant privacy laws. Some excerpts of these docs (iOS Developer Program License Agreement, Apple App Store Review Requirement) are printed below.
From the Apple App Store Review Requirement Docs
"Apps cannot transmit data about a user without obtaining the user's prior permission and providing the user with access to information about how and where the data will be used" (Section 17.1 of the App Store Review Guidelines).
From the Docs II
Developers must provide clear and complete information to users regarding collection, use and disclosure of user or device data. (Section 3.3.10 of the iOS Developer Program License Agreement)
About including URLs into the submission process
About apps for kids
Apps that collect, transmit, or have the capability to share personal information (e.g. name, address, email, location, photos, videos, drawings, persistent identifiers, the ability to chat, or other personal data) from a minor must comply with applicable children's privacy statutes
The latest paragraph about kids' privacy is mainly a hint at COPPA, a regulation that tries to protect the privacy of children in the United States (which is an acronym for Children's Online Privacy Protection Act)
When you visit the app page that the store generates for you, e.g.
Now you're all ready. Let's do it. If you want you can read the original longer post on the iubenda blog.
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