Information we collect

Allowance for YNAB collects no data from users except usage data that might be collected by Apple should you have enabled that on your device.

When authorizing your YNAB account to use Allowance for YNAB, we pass your access credentials through one of our servers in order to protect Allowance for YNAB’s API access credentials from attackers. We do not store any of your information on this server, it simply acts as a passthrough to mask sensitive data that could otherwise compromise the Allowance for YNAB app.

Technical basics

As stated in the previous section, we do pass your access credentials through an intermediary server when you authorize your account to use Allowance for YNAB. This is simply to protect the OAuth credentials Allowance for YNAB uses to access your data so that an attacker can’t compromise Allowance for YNAB.

Ads and analytics

Allowance for YNAB collects no user analytics and displays no ads. The only analytics that might be collected are those Apple collects should you have enabled analytics information on your device.

Information usage

As we do not collect personal information, we are unable to share personal information with outside parties. We plan to keep it that way.


We implement a variety of security measures to help keep your information secure. For instance, all communication with the app, YNAB, and our authentication intermediary server requires HTTPS. We store none of your account information on our server. All data is stored locally on your device or with YNAB’s servers.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We don’t collect any personal information and therefore can not and will not in the future distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We never collect or maintain information from anyone, including anyone under 13 years of age.

Information for European Union Customers

We never collect or maintain information from anyone and as such your information will never be stored or shared with anyone.

International Transfers of Information

Information may be processed outside of the country in which you are located. Data privacy laws vary across jurisdictions, and different laws may be applicable to your data depending on where it is processed.

By using our site or apps, you consent to our privacy policy.

Contacting Us

If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, you may email

Changes to this policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. Summary of changes so far:

August 7, 2018: First published.