Privacy Policy

RiCS Android app is intended to aid people in understanding multimedia contents in loud environments, places where silence is vital and persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. It provides the ability to generate and display real-time captions on the screen of the device. The scope of the project is to develop a system-wide real-time caption generation and display capability using a microphone or internal audio grabbing mechanism.

This Privacy Policy describes how your information is collected, used and shared when you use the RiCS Service.

Third-party components

We use Google services such as Google Cloud Speech-to-Text API, Google Play Services, Firebase Authentication, Firebase Database, Firebase Analytics, Firebase Crashlytics, Google AdMob and Google Play Billing Library.

All these services are used for speech to text conversion, user authentication, analytics, bug tracking, ads and in-app purchases, etc.

You can find more info about Google’s privacy policies at;

Collecting Information

With a subject to their privacy policies, third party components collect the information about user account for authentication and audio contents to perform speech to text processing. We do not sell, rent, share or disclose user info to any third party. We only use the collected information solely to track bugs, improve the Application functionality, metering and enhancing user experience.

Opt-out Option

You can stop all collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.


While the Application may be used by children, it is not intended to be used by children, without involvement, supervision, and approval of a parent or legal guardian. RiCS does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 without parental approval. In the event you become aware that an individual under the age of 13 has used the Application without parental permission, please advise us immediately.


The information that is collected by third-party components is subject to their privacy policies. All other information like in-app purchases we collect is stored in the app’s database and securely synced to the server.

Privacy Policy Changes

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.

Contact Info

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email to our support team or DEAFinitely LLC [ ]