Why Does ToneDen Ask for So Many Spotify and YouTube Permissions?

These days internet users are fairly used to granting apps, websites, and services access to their permissions and personal info, but it can often still be unsettling to grant control to a third party like ToneDen.

For example, ToneDen's own Spotify permissions request looks like this:

The reason we request permissions is so that we can follow artists, save playlists and tracks, and stream tracks on behalf of your account as part of those artist's ToneDen campaigns. At no point do we ever delete or modify existing content in your Spotify library.

When it comes to YouTube permissions (which can appear even more exhaustive), we're limited by YouTube. Unfortunately, they do not have granular permission controls and, as a result, we have to request full access to make use of the platform. That means we have to request a large set of permissions (including unsettling ones like 'let ToneDen delete your videos') that we don't even make use of along with the few that we do. Once again, the only action the ToneDen platform will take on behalf of your YouTube account is to subscribe to a channel as a result of a specific action that you take on ToneDen; the ToneDen platform will never delete or modify your existing YouTube content.

For further details on how we use data and work to protect your privacy, please review our Privacy Policy.

If at any point you'd like your account and associated information deleted, you can do so by going to www.toneden.io/settings/advanced and clicking the 'Delete Account' button, or by emailing us at support@toneden.io with your username or account email and making a request to delete your account.

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