Nova Video Player
Android application privacy policy

Introduction

This privacy policy covers the use of the 'Nova Video Player' Android application.

It may not be applicable to other software produced or released by Courville Software.

Please note that Courville Software is a non-profit organization based in France, operated by volunteers.

Nova Video Player when running does not collect any statistics, personal information, or analytics from its users, other than Android operating system built in mechanisms that are present for all the mobile applications.

Nova Video Player allows videos to be played on various network transports. Cookies are not stored at any point. Authentication credentials can be stored optionally on the user's local device upon the user's explicit request. Authentication credentials might be shared across devices using proprietary encryption mechanisms provided by the Android operating system. Courville Software does not have access to any such information.

Third party cloud service dependencies

Note that Nova Video Player:
  • automatically retrieves video files metadata using The TV Database (TVDb https://thetvdb.com/) for TV shows and the The Movie Database (TMDb https://www.themoviedb.org/) cloud services for movies. The information sent to these sites does not contain any name, username, email from the user;
  • upon user request, has the ability to retrieve subtitles using opensubtitles cloud service (https://www.opensubtitles.org) with or without opensubtitles user credentials that are stored locally on the user’s device;
  • upon user activation, allows online scrobbling using trakt cloud service using the trakt user credentials that are stored locally on the user’s device.

Crash reports

When Nova Video Player application crashes, an anonymized crash report is automatically sent to Google Play developer console reporting Operating System and hardware product version details, StackTrace of the process. Additionally, beta versions of Nova Video Player include an ACRA (Application Crash Reports for Android https://github.com/ACRA/acra) module sending more detailed StackTrace with an extended history of the crash to tracepot (https://www.tracepot.com/) backend for extended debugging purposes.

Android permissions requested by the application

Note that Nova Video Player application requires the following android platform permissions:
  • “record audio” android permission in order to be able to rely on Android platform capability to perform voice search on Nova Video Player internal device media database to find a specific indexed movies or TV shows;
  • “Internal storage” access in order to be able to index local storage multimedia video files.