Auto Respond Privacy Policy

Fifteen 15 Studios built the Auto Respond app as a Commercial app, and Auto Respond Free as an Ad Supported app. This SERVICE is provided by Fifteen 15 Studios and is intended for use as is.

This page is used to inform visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service.

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the Service. we will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at Auto Respond unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

For a better experience, while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information. The information that we request will be retained by us and used as described in this privacy policy.

The app does use third party services that may collect information used to identify you.

Link to privacy policy of third party service providers used by the app

Permissions Breakdown

In order for Auto Respond to work properly, the app needs certain permissions in the Android Operating System. These permissions include things like: Reading and writing text messages, reading your contacts, and reading the state of your phone. Although Auto Respond has these permissions, none of this information is ever transmitted anywhere without your knowledge.

Read, Write, Receive, and Send text messages

These permissions are necessary for two reasons: 1) to detect when a message has arrived, so that Auto Respond knows when to send a response and who to send the response to. 2) To write the response message to your outgoing SMS log.

Your text messages will not be accessed outside of these reasons. The messages are never sent to anyone besides the intended recipient of the response message, and only the recipient of received messages is ever read. The content of these message is not read for any reason.

Read your Contacts

This permission is necessary for the functionality of the “Do Not Respond” and “Custom Response” lists within the Auto Respond application. When a text message is received, the sender of the message is checked against these lists to decide whether or not a response should be sent, and whether or not that response needs to be customized before being sent.

By default, Auto Respond will only send a response to numbers that are in your contact list, and only to numbers listed as “mobile”. Therefore, when an SMS or a phone call is received, Auto Respond checks to see if that number is in your contact list before sending a response. These options can be changed in the “Main Options” menu. Turning on the “Respond to All Numbers” option will respond to numbers that are not in your contact list, and turning on the “Respond to All Calls” option will respond to calls from numbers that are not listed as mobile.

Your contacts will not be accessed outside of these reasons, and no contact data is ever sent outside of the Auto Respond app.

Read Phone State

This permission is required for the “Respond to Phone Calls” feature and the “Auto Respond when in phone call” option.

The state of your phone will not be used for any other reason, and no data about your phone state ever leaves the Auto Respond app.

Read Call Log

This permission is required for the “Respond to Phone Calls” feature. Starting with Android P, this permission is necessary to read the phone number from an incoming call. Without this permission on Android P and above, the app would be able to tell that a call is coming in, but not be able to detect the incoming phone number.

This permission will never be used for any reason other than receiving the incoming call number, and the number is only used to send the response SMS. This information never leaves the Auto Respond app.

Read/Write Files

This permission is required for logging. Auto Respond keeps 3 days worth of logs, in case users are having problems with the app. There is also a “send log” item in the menu, so that these logs can be sent to the developer for analysis.

This permissions will never be used to read files that are not directly associated with Auto Respond. The log files are never accessed for any reason unless you decide to send them for analysis.

Log Data

we want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in a case of an error in the app we collect data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.

Cookies

Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device’s internal memory.

This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the app may use third party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information and improve their services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.

Service Providers

we may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate our Service;
  • To provide the Service on our behalf;
  • To perform Service-related services; or
  • To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

we want to inform users of this Service that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

Security

we value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

This Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. we have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

These Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

we may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. we will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.