Updated May 3, 2012
Privacy and security were some of the main concerns we had when building Gchat. Rest assured that we consider you privacy of utmost importance. We will never rent, sell, or share your personal information with any third party. All communication with the app is secured through HTTPS, and all communication with Microsoft Push Notification Services is done via HTTPS; some of it is additionally encrypted using AES.
We store the following unencrypted data in our servers to provide you with the service:
We also store the following encrypted data in our servers to provide you with the service:
We send the following data encrypted only via HTTPS (not AES) to Microsoft to provide you with toast notifications:
Additionally, the following data also goes encrypted through HTTP and AES through Microsoft’s push servers:
We periodically collect anonymous, aggregated data from app users to improve the app. This data is sent to the Flurry analytics service, so we can know what features users use the most and how we can improve the app. This is a list of some of the stuff that Flurry collects:
Finally, if the app crashes, you are given the option send a crash report the next time you open the app so we can have information to fix the bug that caused the crash. The following anonymous data is sent in the crash report:
Be sure to also check out the Google, Microsoft and Flurry privacy policies to see exactly what data they collect and how they use it.