The Mighty

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The Mighty

Review date: April 20, 2022

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Super creepy

The Mighty calls itself "the world’s largest digital health community." The idea behind The Mighty is to connect people struggling with similar mental and physical health challenges to find support and community. It's like a free social network for people facing similar health challenges and welcomes people of all ages, including teens, into the community. Users are able to join a group to connect with like-minded people, post your thoughts or questions to help find support or encouragement, create a profile, and create a personalized feed of other people's posts and stories. All that sounds good. Unfortunately, The Might's privacy policy doesn't sound so good to us.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

The Mighty says they can collect a pretty large amount of personal information on you such as name, email. mailing address, gender, location, photographs, interests, and information about your or others’ medical condition that you choose to share and lots of app usage data.They go on to say they may combine the personal information they get from you with personal information they get from other sources such as data licensors, social media platforms like Facebook, and companies they partner with for research. That's a whole lot of information they gather on you from a pretty wide variety of sources. So far, not good.

The Mighty uses all that information for things including interest-based advertising, direct marketing, and research purposes. They may share your personal information with third party advertising partners for marketing and advertising purposes. Again, not good. They also say they can share your information with research partners, business partners, professional advisors, and their corporate affiliates and subsidiaries. Basically. they say they can share your personal information with a whole bunch of people. Not super uncommon, but also not great considering how much information they collect and combine about you, including what you chose to share publicly about your medical conditions. Remember, the more places your information is shared, the more chances there are for your information to leak or be compromised.

Couple this with the fact we couldn't confirm if The Mighty meets our Minimum Security Standards and we're concerned about both the privacy and security of anything you might share on this app. It's great to find a community to support you online through mental health challenges. It'd be nice if the company providing that community did a little more to protect their user's privacy.

Tips to protect yourself

  • Do NOT use your Facebook or Google account to login.
  • Ensure you have a strong password
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Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: N/A

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: N/A

App: No

Tracks location

Device: N/A

App: No

What can be used to sign up?

Facebook, Apple, Google sign-up possible

What data does the company collect?

How does the company use this data?

The Mighty and their third party advertising partners may collect and use your personal information for marketing and advertising purposes, such as direct marketing and internet-based advertising.

The Mighty may combine personal information they receive from you with personal information they obtain from other sources. The sources may include:
- Data providers, such as information services and data licensors.
- Public sources, such as social media platforms.
- Research partners, such as universities, companies and other organizations with whom we partner on research initiatives.

How can you control your data?

You can access or update your data. You can also opt-out from marketing communications.

Deletion request rights are mentioned only for Californian and European residents.

Data retention details are mentioned only for European residents.

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

Average

No known privacy or security incidents discovered in the last 3 years.

Child Privacy Information

Mighty does not knowingly collect information from, or direct any of our content specifically to, children or people under the age of 18.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

Once your music is synced, Mighty can be completely offline.

User-friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

Unknown

Encryption

Can’t Determine

Strong password

N/A

Instead of password, an email authentication is used.

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Anyone can report vulnerability to [email protected]

Privacy policy

Yes

Does the product use AI? information

Can’t Determine

Is this AI untrustworthy?

Can’t Determine

What kind of decisions does the AI make about you or for you?

Is the company transparent about how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Does the user have control over the AI features?

Can’t Determine


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