Petty Privacy Policy (iOS)

This privacy policy relates to Petty which is available on the iOS App Store, along with its relevant APIs, server component, or website - including This privacy policy is applicable to all uses of Petty. It applies to any and all data collected by Petty. The privacy policy may change over time, and the most recent policy can be viewed here.

App Analytics

We collect anonymous usage statistics with the help of our analytics provider - Telemetry Deck. We have chosen Telemetry Deck as we believe their values and focus on privacy align with our values on privacy, and how we believe anonymous usage statistics should be collected in an applications. You can read their privacy policy here. Anonymised opt-in data may also be collected and provided by Apple, as part of the app being hosted on their store.


Petty requests your location to determine nearby petrol stations to you. Location permission is optional and you will be prompted by your device to either allow or deny this permission. If you deny, Petty has no access to your location. If you accept, Petty will use your location to show nearby petrol stations, as well as your location on a map with respect to petrol stations nearby. As of v3.1 (iOS) of Petty, location information never leaves your device. It is not sent to our servers. It is used for on-device filtering of station information. Prior to this version Petty used the coordinates of your current location to fetch nearby sites from the Fuel API run by the NSW government. You can find the privacy policy of api.nsw at the following address: Since version 5.1 (iOS), Petty also sends an anonymised location, with granularity to only the nearest state and country, to our analytics provider - Telemetry Deck. The precise location is not sent, and the data sent is not personally identifiable. It is only used to aggregate usage statistics about the total number of users in a particular state. More about this in the "Data providers" section.

Data providers

The data for Petty is provided by various state governments. Some of these state governments request ongoing information about total aggregated usage - including but not limited to how many times prices were looked at for stations in a certain state, and how many unique users were there in a certain state. These usage statistics are anonymous, and only sent on as aggregate totals. The data providers do not have access to the data itself - we aggregate it and pass it along. We do not pass information along in a way that would identify a particular user, where they've been, or what they've looked at.

Server logs

Petty communicates with our server to fetch the latest information to display in the app. No server logs or analytics are deliberately collected, however basic technical information may be collected by the default server configuration. Our server host is Linode, and you can read their privacy policy here.

App preferences and settings

When you change or modify a preference or setting in Petty, this preference is stored locally on your device so that the app remembers it the next time it is launched. Some preferences may also sync via iCloud. You can opt-out of iCloud syncing by deleting relevant app data from iCloud and/or turning iCloud off on your device.

In-app subscription

To validate the receipt of an in-app subscription, your receipt data will be sent from your device to our server, which in turn validates it with Apple's server. This contains information relevant to the subscription including but not limited to purchase time and expiry time, but no personal details are stored or collected through this process.


If you have any questions, or would like to clarify something, feel free to get in touch through this link.