When you install Mela on your Android phone, you are shown a list of permissions that the app requests (see image). The descriptions of these permissions are created by Google and are worded the same for every app — currently, there is no way for Mela to customize them. So, to make sure you understand what features we access and what data we actually collect, we have provided a more detailed breakdown and discussion of the permissions below. Click on any of the permissions and you will be linked to Google official documentation for that permission.
These permissions allow Mela to pre-populate your email address and phone number from your contact card during registration. Your email address is sent to Mela’s servers so that your receipts can be emailed to you and we can send you your business related data on you mail.
We use the permission to find the retailers who you know who are in our platform so that you can seamlessly connect and trade with them. If you allow us to get the contacts Mela will sync your contact once to our servers and check your contacts who are using our platform and notify it to you. Mela will not use that information to contact your friends without your consent.
Approximate location (network-based)
Precise location (GPS- and network-based)
The app does not store your location to persistent memory on the device, but may cache recent locations on the device. The app does collect and send approximate and precise location data to Mela servers to get approximate delivery locations for your orders with us. We also use the location data to give you the list of nearby users who are using our platform so that you can interact with them. In addition to GPS, we may use other methods to determine precise location if Location Services are enabled, including wifi signals.
Read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
When you sign up for Mela, we send a 6-digit verification code, via SMS, to the mobile number that you provided. The “Receive SMS” permission allows the app to look for that incoming SMS message and automatically verify that we have your correct mobile number. The window of time during which the app looks for that incoming SMS is limited to 2 minutes. directly calls phone numbers The app requests access to make phone calls so that you can call the customer care center of Mela seamlessly
Read the contents of your USB storage
Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
The temporary media data is stored on external devices while you upload it on Mela Chat and while verifying your store with Mela.
We need access to the camera feature to let you use your phone camera to let you send photos and videos to other users on chat.
Read phone status and identity
This permission is used in conjunction with your own contact information to pre-populate your mobile number and country during registration. You can edit these fields, and the updated values are sent to Mela once your account is created. This permission is also used to obtain your Android device ID, which is sent to Mela servers and used in fraud prevention efforts
This permission generates Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) tokens associated with a user account. As with all GCM implementations, the token is sent to Mela’s servers so that notifications can be sent to you.
This permission is required to access the internet, including communicating with Mela’s servers, connecting with third-party services, and downloading map data.
This permission allows the Mela app to vibrate your phone when something important happens, e.g. when you receive a notification that your driver has arrived.
This permission wakes your phone up when a notification is received.
This permission is used by Mela to notify you when a network connection is unavailable.
If you have any questions, you can write us at firstname.lastname@example.org