Here Is What The Most Difficult To Read Privacy Policies On The Internet Do With Your Data Without Your Knowledge

These days privacy policies are considered vague statements that a normal person cannot understand. You must have accepted thousands of these privacy policies without reading them because they aren't that comprehendible and are mostly written in legal languages. Researchers from VPNOverview have gathered some privacy policy documents from some big websites and apps, and their findings show how these big companies are making you accept the things that you do not know about.
Let's talk about Disney first. Its privacy policy is the shortest yet the most difficult to read. The readability score of that privacy policy document is just 2.83%. When you click accept to their privacy policy, you are giving them the green signal that they will be able to share your data with a third party. They don't even state under what conditions.

Next in our rundown is Instagram. In terms of readability, its privacy policy is just 6.19%. Instagram knows your exact location and can share it whenever it wants. Make sure you check your privacy settings on the app and disable your location.

Coral ranks as the third worst app in terms of the privacy policy. When you accept their privacy policy, you give Coral the right to store all of your data for up to 7 years. It can steal your data from other apps too if you have permitted it to access your apps.

Zoom is getting popular day by day but do you know what's hiding in its privacy policy? Zoom can easily share the data about your meetings and webinars with third parties. This will happen if you download the zoom software from someone else instead of its website.

Rightmove is an app that is useful for a house search but do you know that it can share your data internationally? This means that your data can get exposed to hackers which will lead to phishing and leaks.

Wayfair, an app for shopping for housewares, has the shortest privacy policy that can be read in under 2.2 minutes. Even though there isn't anything extreme in their privacy policy, it still asks you for the information that isn't necessary like your geolocation that exposes your IP.

The biggest information resource for many, Wikipedia, logs into your IP address automatically when you open this website. This means your location and data can easily be shared with third parties. UPS, a delivery service app, can transfer your data to other countries. It has also one of the most difficult privacy policies with a readability of 20.51%.

Adidas can share your data with third parties via plug-ins. If you do not want your data shared, you have to log out of the social network you are currently using. Uber eats can also share your data with third parties and their privacy policy says that they do it for advertising purposes. Sainsbury's can retain your data for 12 years even if you stop using the app. This is by far the longest retention in any privacy policy.

Netflix's privacy policy is simple but what we can see from it is that this website shares your data with tv and internet providers and also collects your geolocation and browsing history. Next is Slack, a big business app that doesn't even have control over how third parties can use your data. It also collects your location data.

Spotify's privacy policy states that it can capture your voice data and users cannot escape the targeted advertisements no matter how hard they try. Microsoft is also best known for taking your data from you, your password, payment data, and browsing history. Xbox also collects the data that you upload and share on the website.

Wish can collect your IP address even if you are not registered on the app. Nintendo produces fitness games and its privacy policy states that it can collect your health information. GitHub doesn't even tell the users how long they will retain their users' data and Yahoo can update its privacy policy whenever it wants without notifying you.

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