Privacy Policy

At Appscope, we care about your privacy and strive to minimize the amount of data we collect about our users. We do not store or collect any personally identifiable data unless explicitly consented to, all other data is anonymized. The following document further explains how we handle your data to ensure your privacy.

Collecting and use of data

When you browse any page on Appscope, we use a web analytics service called Google Analytics to help us understand the traffic and how the site is being used. This service does not identify individual users but uses cookies to function. If you wish to opt-out of this service, you can deny or refuse the cookie, turn off JavaScript in your browser, or use this tool by Google.

In addition to the web analytics, data is collected on Appscope when performing the following actions.

  • Launches

    When you launch an app from Appscope, we record which app was launched and the time at which it was launched. This data is then analyzed to measure engagement and to generate features like the top list.

  • Searches

    When you perform a search in the app directory, we store the search term that was used as well as the time at which it was made. We collect this data to improve the search algorithm so that we can display more relevant results.

  • Push subscriptions

    When you sign up for push notifications, we store your Web Push API endpoint in order to be able to deliver the notifications to your device.

  • Submissions

    When you submit an app to Appscope through our submission form, we only store the data that was provided by you. If you entered an email address, we store it so that we can contact you with information or questions regarding your submission.

Together with the aforementioned actions, we store your Browser User Agent string (information about your browser and platform), your general geographical location (on city-level), and your anonymized (hashed) IP address (simply to measure the number of unique users who perform different actions).

Sharing of data

Appscope will only share any collected data when it is necessary for our service to function, when it is legally required, or when you give us your permission.

For our service to function, the collected data will be provided to hosting services like Amazon Web Services and Heroku, database services like mLab, and analytics services such as Google Analytics.

Retention of data

We will retain the collected data for as long as is necessary for the purposes listed in this Privacy Policy.


Appscope provides links to many external websites and apps. These services, unless otherwise noted, are not associated with Appscope and we are not responsible for their privacy practices.


We have taken administrative and technical measures we believe are sufficient to protect the data we store. We do however acknowledge the risk that a determined attacker could defeat our security systems and gain access to the data we seek to protect.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

You will always be able to find the latest version of the Privacy Policy on this page. We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time, changes being effective immediately, so please review the page periodically.

How to reach us

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].