App Permissions

The following is a list of mobile app permissions that may be requested and what they are used for in-app. At no time is any personally identifiable information (PII) ever automatically obtained or stored.

Location Permissions (iOS/Android)

Both platforms will request location permissions when needed to provide latitude and longitude to show location on a map feature, to update local weather, and to optionally add the user’s lat/long to the form feature (e.g. submit-a-tip).

Storage Permissions (Android)

The storage permission is required on Android to cache the information loaded into the app for assisting with download speeds and feature transition speeds in-app. Other features that may access device storage space include the Asset Tracker, which saves user-inputted inventory information to the device, and the Emergency Plan which saves user-inputted emergency contact information to the device.

Contacts Permissions (iOS/Android)

These permissions are requested for saving a contact to the user’s device. Write access allows for contact info to be saved, and read access allows a user to select contact information to place in a feature such as the Emergency Plan. At no time are device contacts otherwise accessed.

Photos Permissions (iOS/Android)

These permissions are requested for when a user chooses to add an image to the feature they are interacting with. These features include the Form submission (e.g. attaching an image to a submit-a-tip form) and the Asset Tracker (e.g. adding an image of an inventory item).

Camera Permissions (iOS/Android)

These permissions are requested when a user prompts to take an image to add to the feature they are interacting with. This includes the Form submission attachments and the Asset Tracker images.

Calendars Permissions (iOS/Android)

These permissions are requested when a user is attempting to save an event to their device.

Notifications Permissions (iOS/Android)

These permissions are requested to enable a user to receive push notifications on their device that agencies will send out from the app control panel.