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Privacy Policy for the SCION Android App

Last Updated: 07.12.2023

The SCION app enables you to run a SCION AS attached to the SCIONLab network on an Android smartphone.

1. Information We Collect

The SCION app itself does not collect, store, or process any personal data from its users.

2. Interaction with SCIONLab Network

To use the SCION app, you will need to create an account on, requiring a name and email address. Please note that any personal information provided on is subject to their privacy policy and practices.

3. Configuration Files

To connect to the SCIONLab network, users must download a configuration file from This includes the credentials to access a SCIONLab attachment point via OpenVPN. This app only uses these files to establish a connection with the SCIONLab network and does not use them for any form of data collection.

4. Third-Party Software

The SCION app requires the installation of OpenVPN for Android. The privacy and data handling practices of OpenVPN for Android are governed by its own privacy policy.

5. Permissions

The app requires certain permissions, such as VPN and media storage, to function correctly. These permissions are solely for the app’s operational needs and do not involve any form of data collection.

6. Beta Version Disclaimer

The SCION app is currently in beta and has been tested on a limited range of devices. Users should be aware of potential stability and security limitations.

7. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage users to review this page periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

8. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us through the information provided on the app’s official page.

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