Warning: *privacy not included with this product
Created in 2019, Liberate is a meditation app designed to be a "safe space for the Black community to develop a daily meditation habit." The app provides wellbeing practices that better fit the lives and experiences of the BIPOC community with meditations targeted as such things as microaggressions, internalized racism, and ancestral healing alongside those aimed at dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, and gratitude. Free to download, a yearly subscription runs around $72 and grants users access to a library of over 240 meditations and talks, offline listening, and exclusive gatherings. Unfortunately, we do have a few concerns about how safe a space for your privacy Liberate is.
What could happen if something goes wrong?
Liberate says they can collect a fair amount of personal information, including name, email address, photograph, geolocation, IP address, device identifiers, and Facebook profile information if you opt to sign into their services through Facebook (which you should never do). They then go on to say they may combine your information with information they collect from other sources. So much personal information, so many questions about if they're selling it to others. It's good they say they won't share your personal data with third parties in order for that third party to provide direct marketing communications to you.
Tips to protect yourself
- Do NOT use your Facebook account to login
- Do not give consent for sharing of personal data for marketing and advertisement.
What can be used to sign up?
Facebook log-in possible
What data does the company collect?
Name, email address, location
If you chose to invite a friend - their 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?
Liberate Meditation does offer offline meditation options.
User-friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
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