Why Does Airbitz Request Access to My Contacts & Location?

The Airbitz application requests access to the device contact list, location, and personal information. This information is used on the device to provide an improved user experience in the following ways:

1. Autocomplete contacts from the user’s address book after a transaction
2. Autocomplete contacts from the user’s address book to send Email or SMS payment requests
3. Autocomplete business listings names after a transaction
4. Geolocate user’s device to find nearby businesses

No personal info or contact list info ever leaves the device without first being encrypted by the user’s credentials (username/password). Neither Airbitz nor any 3rd party has knowledge of the information accessed by the application.

On iPhone & iPad devices, users can deny these permissions and still use the Airbitz wallet with reduced functionality.

Developers can verify our privacy model through our open source code at github.com/Airbitz

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