What information does the skill collect?
We collect your Amazon ID so that we know when you visit the skill again. This is not your email or any personal ID. It is a unique ID that Amazon generates and can’t be used to identify you in any way.
The ID looks like this:
amzn1.ask.account.AHAS… and another 200+ random characters
We also collect names when you tell us a name. It doesn’t have to be a real name, and in most cases the name is based on pronunciation – if you’re name is Hayley, it’s stored as Hailey. This is probably how Amazon does pronunciation matching.
What do we use the information use for?
We use the information to:
- know how many tools you have in your virtual toolbox
- list your tools
- search for your tools
- create a randomised code to share with friends
- join your account to a friend (there’s nothing that identifies you)
- store a nickname if you choose, or any other first name
- allow you to search for a friend’s tool
How do we protect your information
Information is not personally identifiable – that means even if someone compromised our server, the information is useless.
We also ensure only Amazon can make calls into our services. Our services are secured with long passwords and non-default accounts.
Do we disclose any information to 3rd parties
No and we have no intention to. This is a hobby.
If you have any questions I’ll happily answer them.
terence dot legrange at gmail dot com