Data recenzji: 2 kwietnia 2024


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Ah, Lex. The once simple lesbian, bisexual, and trans focused text-based anti-dating dating app has changed. Sometimes change is good...sometimes it's not. In the case of Lex, well, if you're a queer person looking for community, change is good. If you're a queer person looking for sexy romance, maybe change isn't so good. What was once a simple, text-based personal ads that harkened back to ads found in lesbian erotica publication On Our Backs, has evolved into a community based "vibrant social platform." Of course, that evolution involved raising a few million in start up money and looking for ways to monetize the platform. Such is the way of life in under capitalism. The for-sure-good news? Lex still gets a thumbs up from us. Woohooo!

Co się może stać, jeśli coś pójdzie nie tak?

Thank goodness for Lex. This global queer community app is the only dating app we reviewed in 2024 to earn our Best Of distinction. Phew! Now because of a recent redesign, the app does collect more personal data than it used to when we first reviewed (and loved) them back in 2021. But c’est la vie in 2024! And more importantly, we don't see any red flags about how that data is handled. Based on their privacy practices and our conversations with Lex, they seem to be doing their best to protect their users' privacy which is sadly rare in the dating app space. We see you, Lex!

To use Lex, you have to give your phone number or Instagram handle. We suggest not using a third-party app to create a new account -- especially when that other app is owned by a member of the *Privacy Not Included hall of shame, like Meta’s Instagram. When you do, it means both apps can potentially collect more information about you. And Meta already has enough of our private data.

Besides your login, Lex will collect registration basics like your name, email, preferred pronouns, and username. That’s pretty standard stuff. In case it’s not clear in the app, that means you don’t have to add a profile photo or give Lex access to your geolocation. Know that if you don’t, you won't be able to use all the app’s features. But if you do add your location, “it’s not possible to undo it,” Lex says. There’s also your posts and the messages you send through the app. And like most apps, Lex collects some information automatically, like potentially everything you do on the app and information about your device, which includes your IP address.

It could add up to a decent amount of information about you. So it's cool that all Lex users have the right to have their personal data deleted, "no questions asked!" At first, we weren't 100% sure if that really meany all users -- even those who don't live in places with stronger privacy laws. But when we emailed Lex to ask, they confirmed that it did AND updated their privacy policy right away to make that part crystal clear. Smooth move, Lex!

And Lex won't sell your personal information or use it in ways that worry us too much. They do say they can use “aggregated or de-identified” data for “any legitimate business purpose.” In case that involves sharing that information at all, we should mention that privacy researchers have found that those datasets can be re-identified.

So Lex is pretty good overall and they do use good enough security measures to keep your personal data safe. We don't think too much could go too wrong with Lex. But we'll close with a caution from their privacy policy, which says that “no method of electronic storage or method of transmission over the internet or phone lines is 100% secure” and that “when you transmit your personal data to us, you do so at your own risk." That’s true for all apps and products that connect to the internet, but feels especially important if you're a lesbian, non-binary, trans, or gender non-conforming person who’s not out or who wouldn't feel safe being identified as a user of a queer community app.

Wskazówki, jak się chronić

  • Follow Lex tips to protect your privacy regarding your location
  • Visit the app's privacy preferences at the app and opt out from personalized advertising as well as all non-essential data collection.
  • Request your data be deleted once you stop using the app. Simply deleting an app from your device usually does not erase your personal data nor does close your account.
  • Do not give consent to constant geolocation tracking by the app. Better provide geolocation 'only when using the app'.
  • Do not share sensitive data through the app.
  • Do not give access to your photos and video or camera.
  • Do not log in using third-party accounts.
  • Do not connect to any third party via the app, or at least make sure that a third party employs decent privacy practices.
  • Do not give consent for sharing of personal data for marketing and advertising.
  • Chose a strong password! You may use a password control tool like 1Password, KeePass etc.
  • Do not use social media plug-ins.
  • Use your device privacy controls to limit access to your personal information via app (do not give access to your camera, microphone, images, location unless necessary).
  • 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).
  • When starting a sign-up, do not agree to tracking of your data if possible.
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Privacy Policy

"We use personal data that we collect in the following ways:

We use your username and/or Instagram handle identify you as a user in the App.
To provide, update, support, and improve the Services
To communicate with you. If you contact us, we may use your contact information to respond. We may also contact you to inform you about changes in the Services, our product offerings, and important Services-related notices, such as security and fraud notices.
If you provide your location, we use it to identify your area in the App and to find personals and missed connections in your area.
To investigate and help prevent security issues and abuse.
As otherwise required by applicable law or legal process.

"We may generate information that is aggregated or de-identified so that it is no longer reasonably associated with an identifiable natural person and use it for any legitimate business purpose. We will not re-identify such data."

"We may share your information when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation or by applicable law, rule or regulation, to verify or enforce compliance with our terms of service and any other policies governing the Services, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Services.

We also may disclose information whenever we believe disclosure is necessary to limit our legal liability; to protect or defend our rights or property; or protect the safety, rights, or property of our users or other third parties. In the event of a merger, consolidation, or other corporate reorganization in which we participate or a sale of all or substantially all of our stock and/or assets, we may transfer your personal data to the successor entity or purchaser. "


"Opt-Out Rights
We do not sell the Personal Information of any Users, including those we actually know are less than 16 years of age."

"We may disclose your Personal Information to a third party for business purposes as set forth in the Policy. When we disclose Personal Information to a third party for a business purpose, we enter into a contract that describes the purpose for which the disclosure is being made and requires the recipient to both keep that Personal Information confidential and not use it for any purpose except for the purposes specified in the contract. The CCPA prohibits third parties who purchase the Personal Information that we hold from reselling it unless you have received explicit notice and an opportunity to opt-out of further sales"|

"We use a variety of physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal data. However, no method of electronic storage or method of transmission over the internet or phone lines is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the protection of any information against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction, or that any information may not be disclosed or accessed by accidental circumstances or by the unauthorized acts of others. Consequently, when you transmit your personal data to us, you do so at your own risk."

Do I have to share my location?

"Limiting Lex’s access to your exact location

Here are a few tips to protect your privacy, while still allowing you to use the app:

If you don’t want to display the name of your town but you live near a city center, change your location the next time you’re in the city. That way your profile will display the general area you’re in without exposing your town. (Reminder: if you change location, you need to manually update it in your profile settings - find instructions here!)
On iOS, you can visit your location settings for Lex and turn off “precise location” so the app never has access to your exact location."

Jak możesz kontrolować swoje dane?

According to the company's representative, "every single user has the same rights to have their data deleted, regardless of location."

Privacy Policy

"If you wish to access, update, correct or delete any personal data in our possession that you have previously submitted via the App, you may log into your account and make updates. If you wish to make changes not available through your account settings, please contact us at [email protected].

Any individual who wishes to have their personal data deleted, regardless of their location, can request this by emailing [email protected]."

"The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 or "GDPR" gives certain rights to individuals in the European Union (“EU”), the European Economic Area member states (“EEA”), and Switzerland, in relation to their personal data. As available and except as limited under applicable law, the rights afforded to individuals are:

Right to Erasure - the right to request that we delete your personal data;


"You have the right to request that we delete any of your Personal Information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, to the extent it is possible to associate your request with any Personal Information that we possess, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your Personal Information from our records, unless an exception applies."

Jaka jest znana historia tej firmy w zakresie ochrony danych użytkowników?


No known data breaches discovered in the last three years.

Informacje o prywatności dziecka

"The Services are intended only for users 18 years of age or older (or 21 years of age or older in places where 18 is not the age of majority). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of majority. If we learn that a minor has provided personal data, we will delete the information."

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Odnośniki do informacji o prywatności

Czy ten produkt spełnia nasze minimalne standardy bezpieczeństwa? informacje




According to the company representative, ""Lex products follow industry standards for encryption, ie.: HTTPS protocol for all communication with our servers and third party providers Encrypted JSON Web Tokens (JWT) for authentication Encrypted iOS & Android keys and certificates for signing app binaries""

Silne hasło

Nie dotyczy

Lex uses the sms code verification instead of a password.

Aktualizacje zabezpieczeń


Zajmuje się problemami z bezpieczeństwem


According to the company representative, "Lex users are encouraged to contact [email protected] in case of any security or data privacy concerns. All reports are handled internally by the Lex Engineering team. Additionally, the Lex source code and dependencies are automatically & regularly scanned for security vulnerabilities."

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*Prywatność do nabycia osobno

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