Privacy Policy

As you use our app Lightning Bug, we want you to be clear what information about you we use and how we use it. This Privacy Policy explains:

– What information we collect
– Why we collect that information and how we use it
– The control you have over that information

We will keep this policy as simple as possible, however always feel free to ask us any questions here:

We do not collect personally identifiable information about you.

In other words, we do not collect information such as your name, address, phone number or email address.

If you believe we have inadvertently collected such information, please contact us immediately.

We only collect anonymous information.

In order to provide a better user experience for you and all other users, we use a randomly generated identifier to gather metrics on how you use our app. This information takes the form of aggregates such as how often you click a particular button or load a particular screen. We share this aggregate data with a trusted analytics company, Flurry, to help us understand how our app is being used. They use this data solely on our behalf. They do not share it except in aggregate form; no data is shared as to any individual user.

Here is a summary of Flurry’s services:
“Flurry Analytics provides accurate, real time data to developers about how consumers use their mobile applications, as well as how applications are performing across different handsets. Application developers receive anonymous, aggregated usage and performance data, as well as robust reporting and analysis tools. With this data, developers can identify issues and opportunities, create a more informed product roadmap, increase retention and grow their user base.”

Click below to see Flurry’s full privacy policy:

Your Location

To customize our app for you, we collect your approximate geographic location to provide local weather conditions. This data takes the form of latitude and longitude coordinates and is shared anonymously with a trusted local weather provider, World Weather Online:

Local weather reporting is optional and set to OFF by default. That is, unless you manually enable Lightning Bug’s local weather feature, your location will never be collected. This is to say that we only collect your location information on an ‘Opt In’ basis.

If you do enable the local weather feature, your approximate location is collected on a periodic basis and never stored by the app.

Opt Out

If you would prefer that none of your data, anonymous or otherwise, be collected or shared with Lightning Bug’s third party service providers we do not currently offer an ‘Opt Out’ feature. This feature will be available as of the 3.x series of Lightning Bug. The first release in the 3.x series is planned for the summer of 2012.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice.