“We’ve kept our promise to update the Policy, but we’ve also gone a step further by incorporating a plain language introduction in the Policy itself. The Introduction is intended to be a clear statement of our approach and principles about privacy. We hope it provides a healthy dose of clarity and context too,” Spotify noted in a blog post.
The company explains that only data that falls into one of two categories is collected. The first is “information that we must have in order for you to use Spotify,” such as name, IP address, listening habits and sensor information so videos can be rotated correctly.
The second is “information that enables us to offer you additional features”, which Spotify will not access unless users “expressly choose to share it”.
The app never accesses users’ contact list without their permission and will only do so to help them find other friends who are using the service.