Since the release of iOS 8, Apple has implemented many requirements that need to be met in order to avoid having your app application rejected. One of the major requirements (that often results in Apps being rejected where conditions are not met) is that of data privacy.
Data privacy is more important than ever across various companies and platforms; with major fines and sanctions being handed down for non-compliance, companies are paying attention – and Apple is no exception: Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines have been updated to better accommodate recent changes in Data Protection Law.
Article 5.1 of Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines provides an overview of Apple’s privacy guidelines (and grounds for rejection where these conditions are not met). Article 5.1.1 on Data Collection and Storage further specifies as follows:
- Identify what data, if any, the app/service collects, how it collects that data, and all uses of that data.
- Explain its data retention/deletion policies and describe how a user can revoke consent and/or request deletion of the user’s data.
Starting with iOS 14.5, new requirements will go into effect, that will make data collection and processing more transparent for users. You must:
In general, you’ll likely need to set Terms and Conditions if you have an app that participates in some form of commerce (whether selling to users directly or facilitating trading). Additionally, some specific instances where they might be needed are where you:
Particular emphasis should be given to account termination clauses, payment conditions and the limitation of liability clauses (and disclaimers).
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