Who Am I
ShutterCheck application and its associated services are brought to you by Konstantin Pavlikhin (“I”), an independent developer from Moscow, Russia.
Any information, personal or not, I collect serves the purpose of providing and improving my services as well as providing support. I will only collect, use, and store your personal information securely in order to ensure confidentiality. No information is shared with other parties, unless it is necessary to provide my services to you.
To analyze how the ShutterCheck website is used, such as which pages are visited, how long pages were visited and the paths taken by visitors to my website as they move from page to page I use a third-party service Yandex.Metrika.
Shutter Count Data
Starting from version 2.2 ShutterCheck collects anonymised shutter count data from cameras that you use ShutterCheck with. This crowdsourced data is used for making better estimates of expected shutter life of different camera models beyond the simple rated lifespan values that are usually given by camera vendors.
Datapoints that are being collected consist of two parts. The first part includes GUID of your computer and the App Store receipt. I need this details in order to validate the purchase with Apple and only accept information from trusted clients. The second part is the actual shutter count measurement. It includes version of ShutterCheck application, model name of your camera, version of device firmware, hash of device serial number, shutter count value and the date it was recorded. Note that I don’t collect serial numbers of your devices, only the SHA2 (256 bit long) digests of them. This makes it practically impossible to reconstruct original values, while still giving me the way to associate together the different measurements taken from the same devices over time.
If you for some reason don’t want to participate in anonymous shutter data gathering please open the preferences window of ShutterCheck application and unselect the «Share anonymous shutter count data» checkbox.
For the purpose of diagnostics and ensuring trouble-free operation of ShutterCheck with a wide range of camera hardware the app logs some important details about its state over time. For example, the app logs all errors that happen during the PTP communication with camera. No personal data is included in these logs. ShutterCheck logging relies on a third-party service SwiftyBeaver.
If ShutterCheck application crashes while you're using it, anonymized data about the crash will be collected to help me identify the cause of the crash and give a chance to fix it in a future update. These crash logs contain information such as the state of the app, operating system, and device at the time of the crash, but not your private data. ShutterCheck crash reporting relies on a third-party service Microsoft Visual Studio App Center.
For the purpose of providing technical support for my app ShutterCheck I collect and store your email address, as well as any additional information that is included in the support requests. As a means to properly deal with incoming support requests, I will use the submitted information to contact you in order to help you with your request.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
ShutterCheck application and its associated services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If you are under the age of 13, per the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), do not use this application or any of its associated services.
Last updated on 13 April 2020.