Pinball Map Privacy Policy

This document was not written or reviewed by a lawyer.

The data on Pinball Map are supplied by site/app users. Thus, we consider it "your" data. We do not use the data to generate revenue. We appreciate your use of our site/app, and we respect your privacy. This privacy policy is intended to add transparency to our operations.

User Info

When people make map edits, we see what the edit is, along with your username and email that you've supplied to us, as well as the "user agent" info that is automatically collected by all browsers. This includes device information and IP address. So in addition to the seeing an update like, "Star Trek was removed from Bob's Big Bar," we also see the user agent info:

(entered from via Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/5.0))


(entered from via PinballMap/20 (iPhone; iOS 8.3; Scale/2.00))

We use the device info for troubleshooting problems.

Location Services

When you use our mobile app, and have Location Services enabled, our app uses the location data (to, for example, tell you the closest locations with pinball machines). We do not collect this information (so, of course, we cannot associate it with an IP address, device info, or username).

We do not share:

We do not share any user data with anyone.


We do not use third party analytics. We've found that we don't have the time to analyze that type of data and we don't care about it. All we care about are the edits that are made to the map.

App Analytics

That said, we use Expo to create our mobile app. And Expo themselves collect anonymous basic usage information (such as device info and crash reports), so they can better understand issues with their service. We don't have access to this info. Here is the Expo Privacy Policy. Plus, some more detailed info from them.