Privacy Policy

Prayer should be private

Jesus said, "When you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you." (Matthew 6:6) That's why PrayerMate is committed to your privacy when you pray.

Anonymous data collection

PrayerMate does collect some anonymised usage data, including the number of items that you pray for and which feeds you are subscribed to. However, we don't ever track the content of what you pray (except when it is publicly available, as in the case of feeds). We collect these using third-party services called Fabric and Firebase, both owned by Google.

We may make some aggregated statistics available to publishers of feeds about how people interact with their feed. However, PrayerMate does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Account data

When you choose to "sign in" to PrayerMate, the app will store your data in the cloud using Google Firebase. This will include your name and email address. Firebase encrypts all of your data on their servers to prevent unathorised parties from accessing it. Further to this, all of your prayer data will be additionally encrypted to prevent PrayerMate staff reading the contents of your prayer points or the names of your lists.

If you belong to any "PrayerMate Share" groups, any and all data added to those lists will be shared with the other members of those groups. Your name and profile image will also be shared with the other group members.

Protection of certain personally-identifying information

PrayerMate discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on PrayerMate’s behalf or to provide services available through the PrayerMate app, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the PrayerMate app, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. PrayerMate will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, PrayerMate discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when PrayerMate believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of PrayerMate, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the PrayerMate app and have supplied your email address, PrayerMate may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with PrayerMate and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. PrayerMate takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Address book data

You can grant PrayerMate access to your address book contacts in order to quickly create prayer subjects. However, this information is not transmitted to the cloud and we will never use this data to contact people without your knowledge.

Camera access

You can grant PrayerMate access to your camera in order to allow you to scan QR codes to subscribe to feeds. We don't store any image data and nothing is transmitted to the cloud except the text interpretation of the QR code.

Privacy policy changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, PrayerMate may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in PrayerMate’s sole discretion. PrayerMate encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the app after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Based loosely upon the Privacy Policy, published under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike license.