LifeTopix Data Security and Privacy
This applied to all our apps for iOS.
Access to App
Access to LifeTopix can be restricted with a Passcode Lock. This is accessible and configurable from LifeTopix Settings. A configurable time out locks the app, and a lock button allows the app to be locked on demand.
LifeTopix does not employ data encryption. Some sensitive data within LifeTopix can be hidden with a PIN which you can set via LifeTopix Settings. Such information is not encrypted — it is encoded in the database used by LifeTopix. Examples of sensitive data are passwords, bank account numbers, and bank pin codes.
We highly encourage users to enable the Passcode Lock setting of their device and take other steps to protect their device and the information on it.
Unlike some other apps, LifeTopix is purely on the device. We do not have an online component. So the app does not send any LifeTopix data to any LifeTopix server component. Users can optionally utilize their own online services such as Dropbox, Evernote, Google Docs, Toodledo, etc. if they wish to have access to items on those services from LifeTopix — for example, access to a travel file they have stored in Dropbox from inside a trip they have created in LifeTopix. We use the standard APIs provided by those services.
When Dropbox or other supported services are used for backup and cloud sync, XML file representations of the data in the app are stored on those services. Even though information like passwords and PIN are encoded (not encrypted), those files can be read if someone had access to your data on those services. We rely on the security safeguards provided by those services, and the onus is on our users to determine the level of security they get from those services from the vendors directly (Dropbox, BoxGoogle, iCloud, Microsoft SkyDrive). Our backup and sync features are optional and the user may choose to use those features.
LifeTopix’s features require access to device contacts, calendars, and map & location data just like other apps do, for which we use Apple provided standard APIs. Again, as we do not have any online component, the app uses that data as the users needs to, purely on the device. For example, our unified My Calendar view includes both LifeTopix data items (tasks, trips, events, projects, etc.) as well as device calendar entries to give the user a more complete picture.
Information from LightArrow Website
The app’s online help documents reside on LightArrow’s web server, and are accessible via the app. The app also pulls down information alerts from the lightarrow.com (for example, an alert about what is in the next version of the app in order to educate the user).