Android App Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

ownCloud GmbH built the ownCloud Android app as an Open Source app.

This page is used to inform visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information if anyone decided to use our service.

If you choose to use our service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy.

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at ownCloud Android app unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

Data Collection and Use

The app does not use third party services that collect data used to identify users beyond those that the marketplace providers mandate, e.g. the Google Play Services for Android Apps purchased through the Google Play Store. Learn more about Privacy and the Google Play Services at

As personal and sensible information:

Personally identifiable information: ownCloud Android app does not handle personal information. Signing up in the app is not posible, so, personal data is never managed inside beyond the chosen username (to be set up in the own server).

Authentication information: As stated above, ownCloud Android app communicates with servers. Server is piece of software that owns every user. ownCloud GmbH does not have any kind of access to personal users’ servers and receives authentication data from nowhere.

Some aspects about authentication information:

  • ownCloud Android app manages accounts attached to the Account Service.
  • ownCloud Android app will only manage accounts with “owncloud” type, which identifies its own authenticator. That means, that ownCloud Android app accesses only accounts that were previously added using the app itself.
  • ownCloud Android app checks the validity of apps with such authenticator (owncloud)
  • ownCloud Android app does not share neither upload any other information related to other kind of accounts in the device.

Device Storage: ownCloud Android app will store in the device those user files that are downloaded from user servers. ownCloud GmbH does not have access to such information. Explicit permission is asked in the first installation, so that, ownCloud Android app will be granted to read and write from device storage.

Contacts: ownCloud Android app does not share contacts information with third party apps. Such information is never published and is nowhere divulgated.

Device location: ownCloud Android app does not use device location.

SMS and call related data: ownCloud Android app does not use SMS and call services.

Inventory of other apps on the device: ownCloud Android app does not use the list of users’ apps inside the device.

Microphone: ownCloud Android app does not use the builtin microphone.

Financial and payment information: Payments and banking data are no used in ownCloud Android app.

Camera: ownCloud Android app will use the camera app to take photos or videos that will be immediately uploaded to user’s server as new files. ownCloud GmbH does not have access to such files since they are stored in user’s server.

Link to privacy policy of third party service providers used by the app (Google)

* Google Play Services

Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you use our service, in a case of an error in the ownCloud Android app collects data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our service, the time and date of your use of the service, paths of local and remote files, and other statistics. This data has debugging purposes and is never shared with other service provider.


Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device’s internal memory.

This kind of information is usually handled by websites and web browsers. This is not the case of the ownCloud Android app. Cookie management and its information is out of our scope.

Service Providers

ownCloud Android app does not share any kind of information with external service providers.


We value your trust in providing us your personal information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

ownCloud Android app may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

ownCloud Android app does not handle personal and sensible information, as stated above. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, please contact us and we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

This policy is effective as of 2021-10-26

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at .

ownCloud GmbH

Rathsbergstrasse 17

90411 Nuremberg, Germany