Last updated April 27, 2020
Privacy is fundamental to sobriety.
I Am Sober can be used anonymously. For anonymous users and non-subscribers, we primarily collect app usage data.
Any questions we ask are not intended to be personally identifiable. We may ask you to report your:
Upon setting up the app, we will explicitly ask for your permission to collect this data.
Additionally, we may collect crash data when the app crashes that can help us debug issues and improve the quality of the app.
In order to create an account with I Am Sober, we will ask you to provide us with your email address. You can also optionally create a user profile photo.
We will also collect data that you give us in regards to your interaction with app. This may include technical information such as your IP address based on your location, app version, or device platform.
When you subscribe to Sober Plus, we provide cloud data backups as a service. This means that any information you provide will be backed up securely in the cloud. This can include information such as your addictions, start dates, reasons for staying sober, daily notes, etc. This may include sensitive personal data about personal health issues and/or information related to your past, present, or future physical or mental health condition.
You can also choose to share your "story" with the community upon reaching a milestone. This can include:
Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. You should exercise caution when using these and avoid posting any personal information.
The data mentioned above will be stored securely on Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) in the USA.
We are not a subsidiary of a larger corporation that can access your information.
We never share information with third parties beyond those required to serve you and we will never share any of this data unless required to by law or subpoena.
We use the following third-party providers to provide the following processes:
Amazon Web Services https://aws.amazon.com/privacy/
We use Amazon Web Services as a data storage provider and we use it to securely store the data outlined above.
Google Analytics http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
We use Google Analytics to help us improve the user experience of I Am Sober.
We use Email Octopus to send communications to users who have opted in to receiving such communications from us. The only personal info we share with EmailOctopus is your email address.
We use RevenueCat to process our subscriptions. The only personal info RevenueCat collects is an app user ID.
We use your camera and your device's storage for photos that you take for various tasks in the app (such as remembering or sharing a milestone, your reason for staying sober, or your profile photo, etc). These are sent to and stored securely on our servers.
Upon setting up the app, you will be asked to confirm that you are at least 16 years of age. By using the app, you confirm to us that you meet this requirement. If you are under the age of 18, you confirm you have received permission from your parent or guardian before using this app or sending us personal information.
I Am Sober treats user data privacy as a primary concern. Any personal data you choose to share with us is transmitted over the Internet; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your data transmission we follow HIPAA-compliant practices to prevent unauthorized access.
I Am Sober retains user data for the duration of any period in which you have expressed an interest in our products or services, for as long as you actively use our mobile application, and for six years after that such that we can respond to any future legal proceedings. Any data provided by a user via a web-based form is also retained for this same period. User data may be anonymously aggregated during and beyond this time in order to help us develop and improve our products and services. It is not possible for a customer to be individually identified from aggregated or derived data.
You can delete any of your information – including your milestone stories and photos – at any time via the app.
If you'd like us to delete all information tied to your account, you can request us to do so by emailing us at email@example.com.
I Am Sober is data controller that is committed to complying with GDPR which you can read about here.
You have the right under certain circumstances:
You can exercise the rights listed above at any time, or send us questions about GDPR concerns by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following only applies to our website (iamsober.com) as we do not display ads inside of our app.
If you have any questions about our policies, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.