BlackBerry App World is an application marketplace and application by Research In Motion (RIM) for BlackBerry devices. The BlackBerry Developer Zone is a resource for developers to get tools and information to develop, test and distribute apps for the BlackBerry Application Platform. Applications must comply with the BlackBerry App World Vendor Guidelines and the BlackBerry SDK License Agreement (last updated Aug. 9, 2011).

The Blackberry SDK License Agreement is very difficult navigate. We’ve provided a breakdown of their main privacy requirements below.

  • Privacy Requirements
    • Privacy Policy:  You are required to have a privacy policy that explains your privacy practices to users. (Section 22)
    • Use and Consent:  You must provide notice to and obtain consent from your users with respect to any personal information collected, used, processed, transmitted, displayed, stored or disclosed by you and your application. You can only use end user data or personal information in accordance with the purpose for which it was provided. (Section 22)
    • Location Data: Applications that offer or are used with location based services must notify and obtain consent from the end user before you do anything with it (that is, before you collect, transmit, process, display, disclose, maintain, or use the data). You must comply with any applicable LBS privacy and data protection legislation. And if the user withdraws consent, you nor the app can do anything more with the information. (Section 7(i)) 
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