Updated April 30, 2017
Dog Whistle is developed and published by Ape Apps
. Ape Apps collects absolutely no personally identifiable information about our users without express consent. Dog Whistle does utilize some online services, and you should review how they are used below.
Optionally, Dog Whistle gives users the ability to log in using their Facebook account. There is no requirement to do so. Logging in with Facebook gives Dog Whistle the ability to see your full name (as supplied to Facebook) and access to your Facebook user id for Dog Whistle. Facebook gives each user a unique id for each app that they sign in to. For example, your Facebook user id for Dog Whistle is not the same as your id for Flappy Birds, or whatever. In that regard, the id number supplied to Ape Apps is completely useless outside of the context of Dog Whistle. Ape Apps does not store your full name anywhere on our servers for any reason. Dog Whistle does have the ability, with your permission, to post screenshots you take in-app to your Facebook feed. Keep in mind though, nothing will ever be posted without asking you first. There will be no surprise posts made to your Facebook wall.
As a free service to all Dog Whistle users, users who are signed in using their Facebook account (again, optional) will have their Dog Whistle settings, data and progress automatically synced between their various devices. Again, no personal information is captured, only the app-specific Facebook id that was referenced in the Facebook section above. To disable this feature, simply sign out of Facebook from within the app.
The first time the user launches Dog Whistle, anonymous data is transmitted to the Ape Apps server to verify the integrity of the install, in an effort to combat software piracy. In addition, a similar check is made with the Ape Apps server when conducting an in-app purchase, or when unlocking the app using a Premium License Key
file. No personal information is collected during these anti-piracy checks.
In addition to the online features mentioned above, Dog Whistle includes some offline capabilities in which you may want to be aware of. Specifically, Dog Whistle has the ability to detect specific state changes with your device, such as when the device is rotated, or when the device has an incoming phone call or notification. These abilities are only there in order to improve app usability. For instance, Dog Whistle can detect movements in your device in order to facilitate the handling of shake related gestures. In addition, Dog Whistle can detect when a phone call is received in order to disable in-app sound effects during a phone call. In any event, no information relative to your device or your phone calls or contacts is ever collected or stored by Ape Apps.
At the end of the day, Ape Apps exists to provide entertainment and utility to our users. Ape Apps is an entertainment company first and foremost, and we have absolutely no interest in data mining our customers, or selling their information to third parties. Your privacy is a top concern for Ape Apps, and Dog Whistle users can rest assured that we take your privacy seriously. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding your privacy relative to Dog Whistle, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or visit our Support Forum
where we will be happy to answer any concerns that you may have.