The company that makes Spotify, Spotify, has announced that its user data is being tracked on behalf of the service’s analytics company, Spotify, as it attempts to track the use of the app and prevent users from being tracked for future ads.
Spotify says that it will not share data with advertisers or third parties until the end of the year.
“Spotify does not share any of our users’ personal information with third parties, such as marketers, advertisers, or other third parties.
We also take steps to protect our users from any abuse that could happen as a result of sharing their information with outside parties,” Spotify said in a statement to Ars Technic.
Spotamp says it has a zero-tolerance policy for unauthorized activity, including tracking of users’ activities and usage.
But, according to Spotify, that does not mean that it can’t be used for advertising purposes.
“Spotify is committed to transparency and accountability in its business practices, and will not be sharing users’ user data for advertising,” Spotify added.
“This is our ongoing commitment to transparency.”
Spotify said it would work with its partners to make it easier for people to opt out of ads.
Spotify’s data is used for analytics and marketing purposes by Spotify and other digital music companies.
“In the event that you have any questions about your privacy, you may contact us via the ‘help’ section in the Spotify app,” Spotify’s privacy page says.