Evernote Data Usage

Effective date: August 28, 2017 — What’s new »

In order to function properly, Evernote needs access to several different software components and services on your device, some of which contain your personal information. This page describes information our applications collect from your device, and how we use that information. 

Defined terms on this page have the same meanings as defined in our Privacy Policy.

When you install, modify, or use an Evernote application, you may see permission requests or alerts regarding the device capabilities the application could potentially use. For example, on some versions of Android you will see a long, generic, technical list of device capabilities upon installation of the app, while on other versions of Android and iOS you will see device permission requests pop up as they are used in the app. Rather than list such permissions exhaustively, this page describes how each Evernote application uses key device features that may access or use your personal information. Many of these capabilities may be turned on or off through your device settings or your Evernote account settings.

  • All Evernote Applications
  • Evernote
  • Skitch
  • Scannable
  • Penultimate
  • Evernote Web Clipper
  • Evernote Clearly

All Evernote Applications

  • Hardware Identity: Evernote stores your device's unique hardware identifiers (IMEI, SIM number, or other identifier) and description on our servers in order to:
    • allow you to review and revoke devices from your account settings
    • enable promotional account upgrades
    • calculate anonymous aggregate statistics on the number of unique devices accessing the Evernote service
  • Camera and Microphone: Evernote uses your device's camera and microphone when you choose to capture images, audio, or video into a note.
  • LinkedIn and Gmail Accounts: When you connect your Evernote account with your LinkedIn or Gmail accounts, we may access your full name and profile photo from those services in order to display your name and photo to users with whom you share information. You can change these in your Evernote account settings. Evernote may also access your contact information to auto-complete email addresses when you share content.

Evernote for Android

  • Calendar: Evernote uses your calendar information to automatically suggest note titles.
  • Contacts: Evernote uses your contacts to auto-complete email addresses when you share Content. Evernote may also display photos of your Evernote contacts (from their Evernote profiles) when they are viewing shared items.
  • Location: Evernote attaches your location information to new notes and uses your location information to suggest note titles.
  • Photos: Evernote accesses your photos when you add a photo to a note via camera capture or on-device photos.

Evernote for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

  • Contacts: Evernote uses your contacts to auto-complete email addresses when you share Content. Evernote may also display photos of your Evernote contacts (from their Evernote profiles) when they are viewing shared items.
  • Location: Evernote attaches your location information to new notes and to recommend notes in search and on Apple Watch based on current location and prior note access location.
  • Photos: Evernote accesses your photos when you add a photo to a note via camera capture or on-device photos.

Evernote for Mac

  • Contacts: Evernote uses your contacts to auto-complete email addresses when you share Content. Evernote may also display photos of your Evernote contacts (from their Evernote profiles) when they are viewing shared items.
  • Location: Evernote attaches your location information to new notes and uses your location information to suggest note titles.

Evernote for Windows

  • Contacts: Evernote uses your contacts to auto-complete email addresses when you share Content. Evernote may also display photos of your Evernote contacts (from their Evernote profiles) when they are viewing shared items.

Skitch for Android

  • Contacts: Skitch uses your contacts to auto-complete email addresses when you share a Skitch image.
  • Location: Skitch uses your location as a canvas when you use ‘Map’ mode.
  • Photos: Skitch accesses your photos when you use ‘Photos’ mode.

Skitch for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

  • Calendar: Skitch uses your calendar information to auto-complete email addresses of meeting attendees.
  • Contacts: Skitch uses your contacts to auto-complete email addresses when you share a Skitch image.
  • Location: Skitch uses your location as a canvas when you use ‘Map’ mode.
  • Photos: Skitch accesses your photos when you use ‘Photos’ mode.

Skitch for Mac

  • Contacts: Skitch uses your contacts to auto-complete email addresses when you share a Skitch image.

Skitch for Windows

  • Skitch does not access any additional personal information.

Skitch Touch for Windows

  • Skitch Touch does not access any additional personal information.

Scannable

  • Calendar: Scannable uses your calendar information to auto-complete email addresses of meeting attendees.
  • Contacts: Scannable accesses your contacts to save scanned business cards.
  • Location: Scannable attaches your location information to new notes when saved to Evernote.

Penultimate

  • Photos: Penultimate accesses your photos when you add a photo to a note or create a custom paper style via camera capture or on-device photos.

Evernote Web Clipper

  • Evernote Web Clipper does not access any additional personal information.

Evernote Clearly

  • Evernote Clearly does not access any additional personal information.