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Privacy Policy

Mic Drop is a super-simple little Mac menubar app made by your friends at Octopus ThinkExternal link. 🐙💡

By default, Mic Drop collects absolutely no data about you, your computer, or your usage of the app.

Microphone access

Mic Drop doesn’t record, save, or otherwise listen to what you’re saying. It can only mute and unmute your microphone. The app doesn’t ask to access your microphone, because it doesn’t need to hear what you’re saying.

We don’t listen in.

Crash reports and usage statistics

By default, we don’t collect any data about your use of the app. But metrics help us better understand how people use the app, so if you agree to share usage & crash report data, here’s what we’ll collect:

  • Anonymous usage statistics—stuff like how many times you press mute, whether you use the status window, and if you’ve changed the keyboard shortcut from the default.
  • The version number of Mic Drop you’re using.
  • Crash logs and info about audio devices connected to your Mac.
  • The type of Mac you have and the version of macOS you’re running.

This data will never be shared or sold. It will only be used to make Mic Drop better. Usage data is uploaded to a server, but contains no personally identifiable information about you or your usage of Mic Drop.

Billing info

We don't collect, store, or process your billing information and we don't have access to your credit card information. Payment is processed by PaddleExternal link. If you purchased Mic Drop via the Mac App Store, Apple processes your payment info.

Cookies on this website

If you consent, we use cookies on this website to track basic analytics and site usage—how long you stayed on the site, whether you downloaded a trial, and what pages you visited. All data is anonymised. We also use cookies in the checkout process.

Analytics are completely optional and opt-in. We’ll never sell your information to advertisers, third-parties, or that kid who was mean to you in first grade.

Our stance on privacy

Your data is yours. We only collect data you agree to share. You can opt out at any time. Nothing we collect can identify you personally, either by way of a unique ID or by your usage patterns. We’re not interested in spying on you. 🙈

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