Steps privacy policy

Our Commitment to Your Privacy

Welcome to the Steps -- Activity Tracker, an app (the "App") operated by Phillip Kast d/b/a "Year of Code."

The App lets you track your activities using your mobile device. The services provided by the App are called the "Services."

This Privacy Policy explains how the App collects and use your information and is part of the Terms of Use (https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/) when you use the App.

Your Consent

By using the App, you consent to the Privacy Policy. If you don’t agree, please don’t use the App.


What information do we collect?

While using the App, you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself, such as your name, email address, username, age, gender, height, and weight.

As you use the App, it will collect data about your activities, which may include step counts, distance, and activity type (walking/running/driving/resting/etc.).

When you use the App, we may collect and store information about your location by converting your IP address into a rough geo-location or by accessing your mobile device’s GPS coordinates if you enable location services on your device. We may use location information to provide, improve, and personalize the Services for you. If you do not want us to collect location information, you may refrain from granting permission for the App to access that information.

We may also collect certain information that your mobile device sends when you use the App, like a vendor identifier, user settings, and the operating system of your device, as well as information about your use of the App.

We may collect analytics and crash detection information and share this information with a third party such as Fabric (https://fabric.io).

We may collect information even if the App is not running in the foreground.



Where is your information stored?

Some of your information may be stored in servers owned by third-party cloud storage providers.

Third-party storage providers may not use your information except as provided in this Privacy Policy.


How is your information used?

Information collected from you might be used:

  • To provide you with Services
  • To improve the App and Services
  • For marketing purposes
  • To respond to your messages and comments and provide support
  • To send you technical notices


We may disclose your usage data on an aggregated, de-identified basis -- for example, reporting the total number of steps tracked by all users of the App last week.

HealthKit Data

If you choose to have the App integrate with HealthKit then the App will have access only to the types of health data you choose to access.

The App will request permission to share certain information with your HealthKit data store.

Your health data will not be transferred to a third party except as stated in this policy.

Social Sharing

If we provide and you choose to use the social features of the App, your activity data and some profile information may be visible to other users. By using social features of the App you consent to sharing this information.

Deleting Your Data

Please note that removing the App from your device doesn't delete all of your data from our servers. However, the data we store is not identifiable with you personally.

Will we show you ads within the App?


We may.

Our ad network partner collects non-personally identifiable information about your activities on this and other Apps to provide you with targeted advertising based upon your location and interests.

How long do we store your information?

We intend to store all or some of your information indefinitely.

What about links to websites?

We may provide links to or compatibility with other websites.  However, we’re not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain.  

How do we protect your information?

We use appropriate physical, electronic, and other procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. However, we cannot guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed, and you accept this risk.

How can you protect your information?

We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe by not sharing it with others or posting it online.  We also suggest that you password-protect your mobile device.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for commercial or marketing purposes except as stated in this Policy.

We will, if required by a valid court order, provide your personal information in a civil or criminal proceeding.

We will not share any PII that we have collected from or regarding you except as described below.

Information Disclosed in Connection with Business Transactions. If our business or the App is acquired by a third party as a result of a transaction such as a merger, acquisition or asset sale or if the assets are acquired by a third party in the event we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, some or all of the assets, including your PII, may be disclosed or transferred to a third party acquirer in connection with the transaction.

Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others. We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in the sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate: (i) to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas); (ii) to protect the property, rights and safety and the property, rights and safety of a third party or the public in general; and (iii) to stop any activity that we consider illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.

Not Intended for Children

Our App and Service are not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly or specifically collect information from or about children under the age of 13.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

If we decide to change the Privacy Policy, we will post those changes via this link.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@yearofcode.com.

Last Updated: April 7, 2018