Qutie

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Qutie

Review date: 02/07/2021

It seems most dating apps targeted at members of the LGBTQ+ community often target the individual groups within the community rather than the community as a whole. Qutie wants to target the entire, diverse community. That makes it unique. Launched in 2016, Qutie bills itself as a dating app and social networking site for the full spectrum of the LGBTQ community. It doesn't seem to have a a huge user base yet, which is perhaps an interesting commentary on how the LGBTQ community feels about broad dating apps as opposed to niche ones. With a cute app interface, Qutie provides users a couple of questionnaires to help them find matches.

What could happen if something goes wrong

While Qutie is small and cute, there were a few things that creeped us out about it. The main one being how they collect and use your Facebook data if you chose to sign in using your Facebook login. Their privacy policy says if you sign in using Facebook, "you authorise us to access certain Facebook account information, such as your public Facebook profile, your email address, interests, likes, sexual orientation, gender, birthday, education history, relationship interests, current city, photos, personal description, friend list, and information about and photos of your Facebook friends who might be common Facebook friends with other Qutie users." Yikes! That's a lot of information their getting from Facebook. And when you connect a social media account like Facebook to that dating app, both Facebook and the dating app now potentially collect more information together. That's why we recommend users don't link your dating app to Facebook. On top of that, Qutie does appear to allow users to delete their data upon request. We also found we were able to login to the app with the weak password 123456. All in all, we applaud Qutie for trying to be a place for everyone in the LGBTQ+ community. We just wish they'd make more of an effort to protect the personal information of those users because potentially getting outed before you are ready by your dating app would be no fun at all.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: N/A

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: N/A

App: No

Tracks Location

Device: N/A

App: Yes

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How can you control your data?

California residents can request a notice disclosing the categories of personal information Qutie has shared with third parties, for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, during the preceding calendar year by emailing [email protected] However, Qutie's Privacu Policy does not mention that users can request all their data to be deleted and does not make any references to European residents and their rights under GDPR.

What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?

Average

No known incidents in the last two years

Can this product be used offline?

No

User friendly privacy information?

Yes

One of the more user friendly Privacy Policies out there.

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

No

Encryption

Can’t determine

We were unable to determine if they use encryption to protect users' personal information, chats, photos, and more.

Strong password

No

We were able to login with the weak password 123456.

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Can’t determine

We were unable to tell if they have a bug bounty program.

Privacy policy

Yes

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

Can’t Determine

Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?

Can’t Determine

Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Company contact info

Phone Number

1-844-997-5428

Live Chat

No

Twitter

@qutiesocialapp