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Shein

Women's Clothing & Fashion

#3 Shopping

iOS Review on May 23, 2020

6 TRACKERS
208 ATTEMPTS
PRIVACY
RATING
C
PRIVACY
RATING
C

Shein is a "fast-fashion" app that has been exploding in popularity. It uses many "tech-giant" trackers, but also uses some trackers ("Scarab Research") that we could not find any information on, which is pretty sketchy.

Shein's Privacy Rating is C. We found 6 different third-party trackers in the Shein app, and there were 208 attempted tracking connections detected during our test.

Testing Results

How was tracker testing done?

Tested using Lockdown v0.3.8

What was done during the test?

208 attempts in three minutes: install app, sign up, open item details, put item in cart, check out.

How many tracking attempts each time the app is opened?

54.

Did user give consent to tracking before tracking started?

No, tracking begins during app installation and after app launch, before any consent is given.

Personal Data Collected
❗️ Notification
✉️ Email Address
🏠 Physical Address
🤦‍♀️ Facebook Connect
📞 Phone Number
💳 Financial Info
Trackers Found
AppsFlyer

Marketing

Mobile Ad Attribution Platform

Privacy Policy: Unique identifiers, IP address, User agent, the URL from the referring website, downloads and installations of Applications, and other interactions, events, actions, Customer issued user ID, clicks on Customer ads, ad impressions viewed, audiences or segments to which an ad campaign is attributed, the type of ads and the webpage or Application from which such ads were displayed, the webpages on Customer’s website visited by an End User, IDFA (identifier for advertisers), Android ID; Google Advertiser ID, browser type, device type and model, CPU, system language, memory, OS version, Wi-Fi status, time stamp and zone, device motion parameters, carrier.

Facebook Pixel

Analytics

Marketing

Measure Ad Performance

Privacy Policy: Anything present in HTTP headers - IP addresses, information about the web browser, page location, document, referrer and person using the website, Pixel ID and the Facebook Cookie, any buttons clicked by site visitors, the labels of those buttons and any pages visited as a result of the button clicks, Developers and marketers can optionally choose to send additional information, website field names like ‘email’, ‘address’, ‘quantity’ for when you purchase a product or service

Branch

Marketing

Mobile measurement, linking platform

Privacy Policy: IP Address, Cookie, Link Data, User Agent, Referrer, Request, Phone Number, Engagement Data, iOS Identifier for Advertising, iOS Identifier for Vendors, Android Advertising ID, Android ID, Branch Cookie ID, App Version, Device model, Manufacturer, Operating system, Operating system version, Screen size, screen resolution, Session start/stop time, Mobile network status (WiFi, etc), Application installed time, Application updated time, Device locale (country and language), Local IP address, Mobile platform, Branch SDK version, Carrier ID, MAC address, Windows Advertising ID, CPU ID

Scarab Research

Marketing

E-Commerce Recommendations

There's exists no Privacy Policy for Scarab Research online (scarabresearch.com could not be accessed), so the data they collect could be anything.

Fit Analytics

Analytics

Marketing

Boost Conversions for Apparel

Unable to find Privacy Policy regarding their third-party integrations on the fitanalytics.com website.

Google Crashlytics

Analytics

Realtime issue reporting

Privacy Policy: Owned by Google, so same as Google's Privacy Policy. Personal information, email address, apps, browsers, devices, unique identifiers, browser type and settings, device type and settings, and too much more to fit here.

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