SchildiChat for Android
Last updated: December 1st, 2021
SchildiChat will be referenced in the later context as "the app".
"We", "us" and similar terms refer to the SchildiChat developer team.
"You", "the user" and similar terms refer to anybody using SchildiChat.
The Matrix protocol is designed with your privacy and data sovereignty in mind. Because it is a decentralised, federated service, there are a few important things to know before you use the Service.
The main functionality of this app lies in communication with other users (including users of other Matrix clients than SchildiChat). Thus, the user has the ability to share data with other users such as (but not limited to):
Such messages and attachments are only sent upon user action, indicating the user's wish to share this data with other users.
Services using the Matrix protocol rely on Matrix homeservers which share user data with the wider ecosystem over federation.
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.
The user may wish to use an identity server, which allows to look up Matrix contacts from other personal identifiers such as email addresses or phone numbers. In order to provide this service, the app has the possibility to access the users contacts stored on their device. No contacts are accessed without user action indicating their wish to do so.
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.
Furthermore, the SchildiChat team hosts a push gateway, which is used to translate UnifiedPush requests for the user's matrix homeserver. When using UnifiedPush, the push gateway server may thus receive following data, and store it in log files for a limited time:
For more information about UnifiedPush, please visit the UnifiedPush website.
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.