Section 4.8 Of The Developer Distribution Agreement

All Android apps must have a privacy statement. Create this page on your website and update it in the development console If you already have a server/a website/blog, you can host it on a new page. But most small app developers won`t have a website/server. In this case, we can use all the free tools on the website/creator home site and host the privacy policy document. In November 2019, Google revised and amended its “Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement.” Since then, software developers have had problems with the release of certain types of Android apps on Google Play. In addition, Google has removed many applications from the store without providing a concrete explanation of the reason. As a result, they have difficulty understanding the real reason and solving the problem. Let`s narrate a story about how Ekreative met such a challenge and did it. In particular to this refusal section, here are my suggestions: “After verification, the application (code version 16), was removed from Google Play because it violated our user data policy and section 4.8 of the developer distribution agreement. This app is only available to users when you submit a compliant update.

Your app downloads users` contact information in without significant disclosure. Google Play asks developers to provide a valid privacy policy when the app requests or processes confidential information about the user or device. We found that your app collects and transmits the Android Ad ID, which is subject to a privacy policy. Perhaps it would be a good idea to have one, even if you didn`t include these packages. It is quite normal for app developers to collect information allowing them to make a better product, and I think most game developers include either analytics and advertising in their games. It`s unfortunate that Unity includes these packages in the default project construction without really drawing the end user`s attention to this, but if you look like that, it`s clear to see. Even if you`re informed and you`ve read all the Policies of Google Play Store that are there to protect everyone, then it shouldn`t be too hard to sum it all up. First, we concluded that the problem was related to how we send user information to Applozic`s servers (despite the fact that application privacy policy allows it). Applozié is a standalone system (with its own server) that helps developers quickly and easily implement simple chat functions in an application. Every time we register a user in the app system, we send some information about them to the Applozic server. For some developers/apps, Google has also removed apps without warning.

The notification can be something like the format below. Reason for Warning: Violation of the Android Advertising ID and Section 4.8 policy of the Developer Distribution Contract After downloading the new Builds in google Play Console, we received a warning regarding some new dangerous permissions (location, phone call, phone calls, audio recording and others) added in this version. It became clear that these permissions were added directly by the Applozic library, as this was the only difference from the previous construction. It turned out that Applozic uses these permissions for functions we don`t use, but the dangerous permissions remained in the Android app`s final manifesto. That`s when we found out that we had found the real reason for the application takedown. I will put in place a privacy policy on my website and resubmit it without modification and see if it works. I am really curious to see what the Unity Forum awaits. The removal of the library made us realize that the real reason was in Applozic itself. But, as we said, its functionality was important to us. We`ve