Privacy Policy

Last updated on 2018-08-10. Explicitly mention for what purpose data is collected.

Before on 2018-05-23. Added explicit justification of data collection, Google Analytics data retention info.

Before on 2018-03-29. Dropped Answers as SeriesGuide no longer uses it. Grouped info by service, added more details. Added note about exporting data.

Who makes SeriesGuide

SeriesGuide and its services are provided by Uwe Trottmann in Germany. See the Impressum for contact details.

Third-party services

Based on legitimate interests (in the sense of Art. 6 lit. f. GDPR) SeriesGuide uses third-party services provided by Google LLC ("Google") to collect and store data. See below for details.

This data is used to maintain and improve SeriesGuide. This data is transferred to, stored and processed in the United States and other countries where the Google services operate. Google is certified under both the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks.

Google Analytics

This service collects:

  • device-specific information (like model and operating system version)
  • anonymized IP addresses
  • used features, error information, number of added shows, feedback choices

SeriesGuide sets the IP Anonymization flag which tells Google Analytics to remove the last octet of your IPv4 address or the last 80 Bits of your IPv6 address before any storage or processing takes place.

User and event data is deleted or anonymized after 14 months.

You can disable sending data to Google Analytics:

  1. From the show list, tap Open navigation drawer .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Advanced.
  4. Uncheck Google Analytics.

This data is used to determine how and on what devices SeriesGuide is used and how satisfied users are with the app. It also provides insight into errors or outages with the used third party services. This helps improve the app and its services.

Fabric Crashlytics

This service collects:

  • device-specific information (like model and operating system version)
  • Android ID
  • crash traces

Crash traces and their associated identifiers are kept for 90 days.

This data is used to get insights into issues with the app and to help fix them.

Google Cloud Platform

If you use SeriesGuide Cloud additional data is collected and stored:

  • request logs (including IP addresses and SeriesGuide version)
  • email address
  • SeriesGuide data (including shows, lists, movies, statistics)

Request logs are kept for about 30 days. Your email address and SeriesGuide data is kept until you remove your SeriesGuide Cloud account from within SeriesGuide on all connected devices.

Request logs help to determine usage of and issues with the Cloud service. The email address is used to uniquely identify an account and its stored data.

Further details

Detailed information on the terms and policies of the used services can be found in

Contacting SeriesGuide

If you contact me (such as via Email, Twitter, Facebook or Google+), I may keep a record of your communications to help solve any issues you might be facing. I may use your email address or contact data to inform you about SeriesGuide, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.

You can contact me if you want your contact data and sent messages to be deleted.

Your Rights

You can request access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data, or the restriction of processing concerning you or to object to processing. You have a right to portability of your personal data. You can lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority regarding the processing of personal data.

Personal data means any information relating to you. Where you can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to your physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.

Exporting your data

You can export your shows, lists and movies to files in JSON format using the Backup/Restore tool in Settings.

App permissions

What follows are explanations of why SeriesGuide requires certain permissions.

The Backup/Restore tool as well as Auto-Backup write and read their files from your external storage (USB/SD card/integrated).

Google Play billing service
SeriesGuide provides an in-app purchase to unlock all features. This is handled by Google Play.

Control Near Field Communication (NFC)
SeriesGuide allows you to beam a show to another device (open a show overview, then tap two devices together) using Android Beam, which requires NFC.

Full network access
View network connections
SeriesGuide needs to send data to and receive data from the internet. SeriesGuide needs to behave well if the connectivity of your devicees changes.

Control vibration
SeriesGuide can notify you by vibrating your device.

Run at startup
SeriesGuide can show notifications, so at startup it makes sure that the notification service is re-scheduled. This is delayed so it will not slow down your boot process.

Read sync statistics
Read sync settings
Toggle sync on and off
SeriesGuide integrates with the Android sync framework for content updates (see Settings > Basics > Auto-Update and Android Settings > Accounts). This allows to toggle sync within the app and see if an update is currently running.

Install shortcuts
When asked, allows SeriesGuide to automatically add shortcuts to shows to your home screen.