SchildiChat for Android
Last updated: April 25th, 2021
SchildiChat will be referenced in the later context as "the app". "We", "us" and similar terms refer to the SchildiChat developer team.
The Matrix protocol is designed with your privacy and data sovereignty in mind. Because it is a decentralised, federated service with cryptographically-validated message integrity, there are a few important things to know before you use the Service.
Services using the Matrix protocol rely on Matrix homeservers which share user data with the wider ecosystem over federation.
When you send messages or files in a room, a copy of the data is sent to all participants in the room. If these participants are registered on remote homeservers, your username, display name, messages and files may be replicated across each participating homeserver.
The developer of this app collects no personal (or other) information by means of this app.
Federated homeservers can be located anywhere in the world, and are subject to local laws and regulations.
Some Matrix rooms are bridged to third-party services, such as IRC networks, twitter or email. When a room has been bridged, your messages and media may be copied onto the bridged service.
It may not be technically possible to support your management of your data once it has been copied onto a bridged service.
Bridged services can be located anywhere in the world, and are subject to local laws and regulations.
The homeserver the user is using may provide a range of integrations in the form of Widgets (web applications accessed as part of the Matrix Client webapp) and Bots (automated participants in rooms). Bots and Widgets have access to the messages and files in rooms in which they participate.
The app contains Firebase Cloud Messaging services that comunicate with the server maintained by The Matrix.org Foundation and Element in order to provide efficient push notifications. Please refer to their respective privacy policies for further details.
The app allows you to share bug reports with us and suggest app changes to us. Both of these actions require user interaction. When sending us a bug report or suggestion, you agree to share personal information with us that help us understand your issue. In particular, when invoking a bug report or sending a suggestion, the app reports following information to us:
Furthermore, you can choose to additionally send us following information:
It is possible for screenshots and application logs to contain further personal information, such as (but not limited to) timestamps of usage, joined rooms, communication partners, and partial message content.
If you remove (redact) a message, the message content will no longer be accessible to users. Redactions only remove message content, your display name and avatar – your username will still be visible. Federated homeservers and some matrix clients may not honour the redaction request.
We never knowingly collect or maintain information in the app, through any of the Services provided, from those we know are under 16, and no part of the app is structured to attract anyone under 16. If you are under 16, please do not use the Service.