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What could happen if something goes wrong?
You know what privacy researchers really can't abide? Vague privacy policies like Abide's. Why would companies be vague about what personal information the collect and how they use it unless they want to have lots of wiggle room in their privacy policies to collect a lot of personal information and use it in ways that go beyond the scope of the product they provide? Is that what Abide does? Who knows, we just can't tell.
What kind of personal information does Abide say they can collect? Well, they're vague about that, of course. They say, "We collect certain personal information, like your name, picture, email address and any other information you provide to us," which doesn't tell us much. How do they say they use this information? Well, again, here they are vague. They say can use it for your standard business practices like providing information you request, sending emails, and facilitate the use of their services. Then they say they use the information they collect "for any other purpose for which the information was collected." Which, uh, that feels kinda broad and undefined, right?
Finally, Abide doesn't meet our Minimum Security Standards because we were able to login with the weak password "11111111". So, what could happen if something goes wrong? Well, would it be wrong of us to say we just don't know but we pray nothing bad ever happens? We do worry though, as other prayer apps like Pray.com have been reported to do a whole bunch of data profiteering on their users. We wish we could be sure Abide doesn't do the same, but we aren't sure of that at all.
Tips to protect yourself
Do not provide consent for sharing personal data with third parties, whenever possible.
Ensure you have a strong password! The app will not prompt you to do so.
What can be used to sign up?
What data does the company collect?
Name, picture, email address
How does the company use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?
No known privacy or security incidents discovered in the last 3 years.
Child Privacy Information
Can this product be used offline?
User-friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Allowed us to register with '11111111'. They require 8 characters minimum, but do not check if a password is strong.
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