Big Book Apps

Privacy Policy

This policy applies to all information collected or submitted on Sobriety Soft’s website and our apps for iPhone and any other devices and platforms.

Information we collect

New Big Book App accounts are created anonymously, without email addresses or passwords.

You will be required to use an email address to create an account. Email addresses are only used for logging in, password resets, responding to emails that you initiate, and sending notifications that you request. We don’t send promotional emails.

We may store information about your podcasts, episodes, and listening progress to sync this information between the website and your devices. We also collect anonymous statistics about which podcasts are most popular to help inform our recommendation engine.

Technical basics

If you enable notifications, we must store a token to send them.

Our server software may also store basic technical information, such as your IP address, in temporary memory or logs.

Amazon

Big Book App stores some of your data in Amazon's cloud service, such as posts and login credentials, to provide the best possible service.

Ads and analytics

The Big Book App collects aggregate, anonymous statistics, such as the percentage of users who use particular features, to improve the app.

Information usage

We use the information we collect to operate and improve our website, apps, and customer support.

We do not share personal information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to accomplish Sobriety Soft's functionality. We may share anonymous, aggregate statistics with outside parties, such as how many people listen to a particular podcast inside the Big Book App.

We may disclose your information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal requirements; to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud or abuse, violations of our policies; or to protect our rights and property.

In the future, we may sell to, buy, merge with, or partner with other businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets.

Security

We implement a variety of security measures to help keep your information secure. For instance, all communication with the app and website requires HTTPS with certificate pinning. Passwords are hashed, not stored, using industry-standard methods and are inaccessable to anybody at Sobriety Soft.

Accessing, changing, or deleting information

You may access or change your information from the Big Book App.

To delete your account contact us at privacy@sobrietysoft.org

Deleted information may be kept in backups for up to 90 days. Backups are encrypted and are only accessed if needed for disaster recovery.

Sobriety Soft may delete your information at any time and for any reason, such as technical needs, legal concerns, abuse prevention, removal of idle accounts, data loss, or any other reason.

Third-party links and content

The Big Book App displays links and content from third-party podcast feeds and sites, and downloads podcast files directly from each podcast’s third-party servers. These have their own independent privacy policies, and we have no responsibility or liability for their content or activities.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Information for European Union Customers

By using the Big Book App and providing your information, you authorize us to collect, use, and store your information outside of the European Union.

International Transfers of Information

Information may be processed, stored, and used outside of the country in which you are located. Data privacy laws vary across jurisdictions, and different laws may be applicable to your data depending on where it is processed, stored, or used.

Your Consent

By using our site or apps, you consent to our privacy policy.

Contacting Us

If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, you may email privacy@sobrietysoft.org. Please note that account deletion should be done within the Overcast app, not via email requests, for security reasons.

Changes to this policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. Summary of changes so far:

July 31, 2019: First published.