Attention : *Confidentialité non incluse avec ce produit


Passé en revue le : 9 août 2022

Mozilla a effectué 8 heures de recherches

L’avis de Mozilla :

Vote du public : Très flippant

Babycenter, owned by the same company that owns What to Expect, comes with all the same scary privacy concerns we found with What to Expect. This pregnancy app says it has been used by over 400 million expecting parents to track baby development, get tips to deal with pregnancy symptoms, find maternity clothes, plan for your delivery day, and lots more. They even say, "Once your newborn arrives, our free pregnancy app automatically turns into a daily parenting guide." All that sounds great. What doesn't sound great is how much personal information they collect, use, share, and even sell for lots of purposes like advertising and personalization. Yeah, the Babycenter pregnancy app, just like the What to Expect app, raises all kinds of privacy red flags. It's probably smart to find a better pregnancy partner for your baby journey.

Que pourrait-il se passer en cas de problème ?

Everyday Health, the company that owns pregnancy app Babycenter (and the pregnancy app What to Expect too), just comes right out and admits they plan to sell personal information they collect on you. At least they are honest and straightforward about it in their lengthy and dense privacy policy, we'll give them that.

Selling your personal information isn't all they plan to do with it either. They say they can share it with lots of third party advertisers for targeted behavioral advertising. They can take your data and gather more data on you from sources like social media, public sources, and data brokers to build an even bigger profile on you with all your data. They say they they can use that data for lots of personalization and targeted marketing and advertising to try and sell you more goods and services. It seems there is a whole lot of money to be made using the personal information of pregnant women and expecting families. Which makes sense when they say they can collect a whole lot of your personal information — everything from your name, email, phone number to your due date, gender of your baby, education, work experience, precise location, browsing history, views and opinions, photographs, and much more. Yikes!

We're not even sure all users can request this data they collect on you be deleted if that want. Everyday Health was actually kinda vague about that in their privacy policy and we're not clear if users outside of the EU and California who are protected by stronger privacy laws have the same rights to access and delete their data. Not good.

And if you're worried this company could turn over to law enforcement that sensitive personal information they admit using to track you right there in the Apple app store data privacy section (seriously, go check that out), well, we're right there with you (and others are too). Their privacy policy says things like, "we may disclose your User Information to: […] legal and regulatory authorities, upon request" and "Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right to release information concerning any user of Services when we have grounds to believe that the user… has engaged in (or we have grounds to believe is engaging in) any illegal activity, and to release information in response to court and governmental orders, other requests from government entities, civil subpoenas, discovery requests and otherwise as required by law or regulatory obligations." That seems to indicate Everyday Health might give up a users' data through voluntary disclosure, which is a policy we really kinda hate here at Mozilla. We much prefer when companies state they won't give up user data to law enforcement unless required to under subpoena, and even then, we like to see them commit to only giving up the bare minimum necessary.

What's the worst that could go what with the Babycenter pregnancy app. Holy crap, soooo much. It's possible your data could be sold and used to track and see if you were pregnant and there weren't which could flag you as someone who might have had an abortion, which is not great in our post Roe vs Wade world. It's also possible your data could be sold to someone looking to target pregnant women with crazy advertisements aimed at getting them to name their baby Superduperawesomechildnumerouno, and then we have a whole bunch of kids running around with that name, and yeah, we don't want that either. Seriously, though, there is a whole lot that could go wrong with a company that seems to disregard their user's privacy to the degree Everyday Health does. Please understand, this app comes with *Privacy Not Included.

Conseils pour vous protéger

  • Opt-out of the sale of personal information by a business, by submitting a request via or email [email protected] !
  • When you no longer use the app, go to "Delete app data" in the app menu
  • Chose a strong password! You may use a password control tool like 1Password, KeePass etc.
  • Do not give access to your files and media or location.
  • Use your device privacy controls to limit access to your personal information via app (do not give access to your camera, microphone, images and videos)
  • Keep your app regularly updated
  • Limit ad tracking via your device (eg on iPhone go to Privacy -> Advertising -> Limit ad tracking) and biggest ad networks (for Google, go to Google account and turn off ad personalization)
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Ce produit peut-il m’espionner ? informations


Appareil : Ne s’applique pas

Application : Non


Appareil : Ne s’applique pas

Application : Non

Piste la géolocalisation

Appareil : Ne s’applique pas

Application : Oui

Que peut-on utiliser pour s’inscrire ?

Quelles données l’entreprise collecte-t-elle ?

Comment l’entreprise utilise-t-elle les données ?

We ding this product as it may sell data. It may also obtain data from third parties to combine with data about you.

"We may also sell or transfer Online Data to certain third parties such as advertisers who will use this data to serve ads that they believe are relevant to your interests, and who agree to maintain the confidentiality of this information. Some of these third parties may combine the Online Data with their own data about you to form a more detailed picture."

"We may and may have disclosed or sold the categories of Personal Information listed in Section 9 (“What Information We Disclose to Third Parties”) for a business or commercial purpose."

"We may collect or obtain your Personal Information from third parties who provide it to us. This may include offline channels such as through telephone or direct mail efforts; from customers, vendors, suppliers, third parties, commercially available or publicly-available sources (e.g., data brokers, data aggregators, public databases, etc.); third party affiliate network operators; referral sources; and social network sites or services (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)."

"We may and may have disclosed Personal Information to the following categories of third parties for a business purpose:

other entities within the Company group for a legitimate business purpose such as operating the Services and providing the Services to you;
third party Processors for the purpose of providing the Services to you;
third party providers where our Services use third party advertising, plugins or content;"

"In addition, we may disclose your user information to […] third parties whose practices are not covered by this Privacy Policy (e.g., third party providers of goods and services, marketing and advertising companies and agencies, content publishers and retailers)."

How the company says they may share data with law enforcement:
We may disclose your User Information to other entities within the Company group, for legitimate business purposes (including operating the Services, and providing services to you), in accordance with applicable law. In addition, we may disclose your User Information to legal and regulatory authorities, upon request, or for the purposes of reporting any actual or suspected breach of applicable law or regulation.

Comment pouvez-vous contrôler vos données ?

We ding this product as it is unclear if all users can delete their data.

You have the right to opt-out of the sale of personal information by a business, by submitting a request via or email [email protected].

The app take every reasonable step to ensure that your User Information is only Processed for the minimum period necessary for the purposes set out in their Policy.

If you are lucky to be covered by GDPR and California or other laws, you have the right to delete your data. For others, it is unclear how to delete your data based on the privacy policy.

Quel est l’historique de l’entreprise en matière de protection des données des utilisateurs et utilisatrices ?


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

Informations liées à la vie privée des enfants

The Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 16 (or applicable age in your country) (“Minor(s)”). Minors should not provide any Personal Information or use our public discussion areas, forums or chats. Minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to make purchases through the Services or obtain coupons or codes from the Services to purchase goods or services on third party websites. If, notwithstanding these prohibitions, your children disclose information about themselves in the public discussion areas, consequences may occur that are not intended for children (for example, they may receive unsolicited messages from other parties). If it is discovered that the app has collected Personal Information from a Minor, we will delete that information immediately.

Ce produit peut-il être utilisé hors connexion ?

Impossible à déterminer

Informations relatives à la vie privée accessibles et compréhensibles ?


Liens vers les informations concernant la vie privée

Ce produit respecte-t-il nos critères élémentaires de sécurité ? informations




Mot de passe robuste


Mises à jour de sécurité


Gestion des vulnérabilités

Impossible à déterminer

Politique de confidentialité


Le produit utilise-t-il une IA ? informations

Impossible à déterminer

Cette IA est-elle non digne de confiance ?

Impossible à déterminer

Quel genre de décisions l’IA prend-elle à votre sujet ou pour vous ?

L’entreprise est-elle transparente sur le fonctionnement de l’IA ?

Impossible à déterminer

Les fonctionnalités de l’IA peuvent-elles être contrôlées par l’utilisateur ou l’utilisatrice ?

Impossible à déterminer

*Confidentialité non incluse

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