Menthal naturally requires an extensive set of permissions which the user must provide during installation. Most notably, the app should run as an “accessibility service”. You can however, selectively disable all forms of tracking in the app's settings.
Go to “settings”, then choose “accessibility” services, and enable “Menthal”. While this theoretically enables the app to read passwords, rest assure that it DOES NOT record any such information. Indeed, it does not record any text, audio or video. For more information, please consult our Privacy Statement.
No! The transferred data volume is surprisingly small, commonly comprising less than 100KB per day. Yet, to spare your data plan, we usually delay sending of the data to the server until a Wi-Fi connection becomes available.
We store data for two purposes. First, it allows us to provide feedback on your phone usage. From your phone, we receive raw data tuples without any apparent meaning. On our servers, we analyze this data, search for patterns, or compute meaningful aggregates. Second, as psycho-informatic scientists, we study mobile phone usage, and how it is linked to well-being and personality. This research lays the foundation for providing saner services and interfaces for our increasingly digital age.
Please go https://unibonn.menthal.org/account/settings/ . After logging in you will be able to mark you account for deletion. Please take into account that full deletion of your data might up to 3 days.