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Apollo Privacy Policy

Apollo and its developer take your privacy very seriously. Beyond the information Apple provides to developers that you can decide to provide, Apollo also uses Firebase Services within the app (Firebase's Privacy Policy can be found here, note that Apollo only uses a small subset of Firebase's many services). This helps to identify crashes and stability issues (Crashlytics, Performance Monitoring) and why they're caused (eg: a post that is crashing a lot of devices), which greatly speeds up and eases the ability to swiftly fix them. Firebase Analytics is used within the app too in order to better understand which features are being used (eg: what percentage of users use light versus dark mode) to be able to better make development decisions and choose where to focus development effort. The information collected is anonymous. You can (if you choose to) reveal to the developer (eg: during an email exchange) an identifier that would help the developer to diagnose your specific crash for instance but otherwise your data isn't linked to you. Apollo does not sell or rent your data, and the anonymous information is only collected to help make the app better. If even this collection is unfavorable to you, there's an option in the Settings tab (under About) to completely turn it off as well as an extra precaution. If you want a privacy-first Reddit client, Apollo is a very safe bet.

When signing into Apollo, it requests specific permissions from your Reddit account, such as the ability to upvote. This is very simply because in order for Apollo to do anything — something as simple as upvoting a link when you tap the upvote button — Reddit (rightly) requests that you give the client the ability to do these things. Apollo never performs any actions without you clearly requesting it to (such as by tapping a button). This is very simply required in order for the app to function whatsoever.

For notifications, your OAuth token is synced between Apollo (the app) as well as the server in order to function. The server stores the token, the date (only) of the most recent item (so it knows not to send anything from that point or earlier), as well as the details Apple provides for the subscription. Nothing creepy; nothing stored more than absolutely needed. Removing is simple, if you remove your account from the app it will be erased from the server or if you delete the app it will remove your information upon the next time it tries to send a notification (the earliest it will know you deleted it).

By using Apollo, you're (obviously) subject to Reddit's Privacy Policy as well as any other services/websites you visit/encounter/use within the app.

Apollo also uses the YouTube API Services in order to provide functionality such as loading thumbnails for YouTube videos. As such use of YouTube (and other Google services) are covered by the Google Privacy Policy. Apollo does not collect or store YouTube data and user information, nor does Apollo permit you to sign into YouTube, so there's no YouTube user account information to be accessed.