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Does Dropbox track my users?

Does Dropbox track my users?

apatrck00
Explorer | Level 3

Hey,

i am using the python-dbx api for a year or something and i provided some friends a application where the can acsess my dropbox App [with the dbx-token] and some stuff.

Today my friends asked me if I track them. For sure I don't !!

But I wanted to know if dbx itself register the IP and other stuff from 'users' which acsess my dropbox through [with] my api-dbx-token [key {you know for sure}]. Does dropbox save the IP's where the requests come from or other unique information about the PC.

 

Sorry for my bad english (-;

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Re: Does Dropbox track my users?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

The Dropbox API operates by receiving API calls via HTTPS requests. So, by definition, the Dropbox servers do see the IP addresses of the clients making the HTTPS requests.

For information on what kind of data Dropbox collects, please refer to our privacy policy:

https://www.dropbox.com/terms#privacy

By the way, from your description, it sounds like you are using a single hard-coded access token in your app, and have distributed your app to multiple users. The API was designed with the intention that each user would link their own Dropbox account, in order to interact with their own files. It is technically possible to connect to just one account like you've described, but I should note that we don't recommend doing so, for various technical and security reasons.

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Re: Does Dropbox track my users?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

The Dropbox API operates by receiving API calls via HTTPS requests. So, by definition, the Dropbox servers do see the IP addresses of the clients making the HTTPS requests.

For information on what kind of data Dropbox collects, please refer to our privacy policy:

https://www.dropbox.com/terms#privacy

By the way, from your description, it sounds like you are using a single hard-coded access token in your app, and have distributed your app to multiple users. The API was designed with the intention that each user would link their own Dropbox account, in order to interact with their own files. It is technically possible to connect to just one account like you've described, but I should note that we don't recommend doing so, for various technical and security reasons.

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