Privacy Settings

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  • I would like to see the ability to move the center of the Privacy Zone circle.  Currently all you can do is click on Regenerate, but I have not found it to work at all.  The Privacy Zone stays in the exact same location any time I've tried it, and even if it did work I do not have control over where it is placed.  Ride With GPS has a great implementation of their privacy zone.  You can see the zone in a large map and then simply click on the map to move the center.  It works perfectly and is very simple to use.

    The reason I'd like to see this is so that I can move the Privacy Zone so that it doesn't overlap with some segments that are nearby.  Currently those segments won't show up on my ride because of the presence of the privacy zone.  I have to reduce the size of the zone to its smallest setting to have them show up, which defeats the purpose of having a privacy zone since there are very few houses on the street.

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  • Thanks Soren for the update.
    Please do not forget "hide start time".

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  • Problem:  Not sure if this has been mentioned before, apologies if it has. I have a privacy radius set around my house so that any runs I do that start and end at my house are hidden which is great for any runs I do on my own. However, I also sometimes have friends come over for a run so for example sometimes there may be two or three of us running from my house. When we log our runs on Strava afterwards my start and end points are hidden from everyone on my activity map (including the people I ran with) except for me. But it'll say on Strava "Richard ran Morning Run with Runner X and 1 other" and anyone can click on their runs instead and see exactly where we started and finished, thus making my privacy radius completely invalid.

    Solution:  I propose that if for example 3 people run together and the start and end point of that run falls within one of those people's privacy radius' then it should apply to all 3 people. It won't make any difference to the 3 people themselves as they can each view the complete activity map on their own run, just that anyone else that views their activity the same as if they view mine at the moment, it will hide the exact start and finish points.

    Obviously this applies to all applicable activities, not just running as per my example.

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  • Many other posts here; but can the time of activity be optional? date is fine. I do not appreciate my followers knowing clocking in and out times based on my commute ride times.

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  • Cathy Tait this is controlled by your profile's visibility settings (adjust it to "Followers" for this capability).

    You have two options for your profile visibility, Everyone or Followers. In either scenario, there will always be a public version of your profile available to the Strava Community and users on the web. For more information on this setting, see this article.

    • When you select “Everyone”, anyone on Strava can search for and view your complete profile page and activity summaries, as well as follow you.

    • When you select “Followers”, members who follow you can see your complete profile page. Anyone can search for and view certain profile information, and you can approve who follows you.

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  • Please add conditional default privacy.

    I love Strava automatically sharing all my bike rides with followers, flybys and the occasional segment onlooker as soon as my Edge gets Wifi or bluetooth, kind of like it to have (but not share) my unspectacular commutes, the occasional therapeutical strength work and things like that (this is what fitness smartwatches are made for), but I absolutely hate the idea of filling my buddies' feed with snippets of five minute heart rate and junk like that.

    Just keep the easy default privacy setting and add an empty list of workout type/default privacy override tuples that can be filled by advanced users (remember: advanced users are those most likely to subscribe). Your typical Edge-toting cyclist with a Vivoactive for the occasional stability workout would then set "default default" to private and "cycling default" to share. Because strictly speaking, sharing cannot be undone, the alternative wouldn't be "default share, manually hide", it would be the reverse: default to hide, manually share the nice onces (which is also more practical: after a nice ride the cyclist will check Strava anyways, an opportunity for manual sharing, but manual hiding after some minor activity is only a chore).


    Bonus points for also allowing conditions on that list, e.g. "only override the default default for cycling if duration is longer than x minutes" (clearly duration would be the lowest hanging fruit in conditions because it's quite universal between activity types)

     

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  • Please add an option to set the privacy per activity.

    I would like to share my cycling trips and my running exercises but don't want to pollute my followers' timeline with my daily 20 mins walk in the park.

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  • I would like to be able to have my activities included in challenges, while still keeping them private (visible only to me). Some of the distance challenges would have me making public ALL of my running activities during a given time period, meaning that my route, start, and stop time is fully trackable. It really struck me when your app 'awarded' me a 'Local Legend' (which I really wish wasn't there) on a segment that I run almost every day at almost the same time, means that everyone who might be interested, for whatever reason, knows my exact movements. Even with the radius around my home blocked (5/8ths of a mile) it is still easy to predict where I will be, and this is unsettling. Yet I do find the challenges motivational; but now that I've made everything private, those are out the window. This cannot be a difficult programming problem to fix. Thanks.

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  • Can you please make the privacy zone bigger, this would be a great option, as I have just had all my bikes stolen, when you view the privacy zone it only blocks out x 2 streets where I stay if the zone was 2 or 3 times bigger this would make an address harder to find and more secure

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  • Today during 1 hour I believed that "start hide time" feature was implemented, but no, bad luck again:

    For example:
    Let's take "Sentier de la treille" segment https://www.strava.com/segments/12692283.
    Fabien Champarnaud, locked profile https://www.strava.com/athletes/12747215, did it on Dec.15th, 2018 : https://www.strava.com/activities/2017967283. Start time is not displayed, then it seems that it works: no way to know his start time ! Bingo !
    (OK let's assume that he did not forget to deactivate "group activities" on his profile ; here I can see that he was with "Mitch M", and by browsing activities of Mitch M (who did not lock his profile) I can see that start time was 9:31 AM...)

    But beyond this, what is bad is that using Android Strava app, I can see Fabien's activity and start time is displayed in clear text : 9:31 AM too.

    Then even when having a locked profile and a carefully selected followers list, in fact start time is visible to anyone using Android app.

    When do you think we will have something solid regarding this basic privacy data ?

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  • Activities that take place entirely within one's privacy zone should not have a map at all.

    Currently the activity appears with a blank map centred on the start location (generally someone's house) and the smaller the radius of the activity, the more zoomed the map.  If you run around your block 5 times, your house, your street, the 100m radius around it, is displayed.  Essentially making the privacy zone small enough as to be useless.

    Worse, if you use a treadmill or turbo at home and GPS is on and your activity doesn't have "treadmill" or "turbo ticked", the activity will be centred on your house!

    This needs rectifying immediately.  Activity taking place entirely within a privacy zone needs to have no map visible to followers/other users. 

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  • I don't have a recommendation, but I am trying to understand how changing PRIVACY might work in Strava.  I like having all my activities set to PRIVATE as default, but this is only temporary.  This gives me time to add information, decide if the activity is post-worthy, and add photos.  When I'm done I then change the PRIVACY from "just me" to "everyone" and then it will show up on my activity feed as well as my follower's.  

    Here is my question.  I know that if my PRIVACY is set to "everyone" by default, the instant I save that activity, it then shows up on all the activity feeds and notifications are sent out to my followers.  That might be a pop-up from the Strava app on people's mobile devices or an email notification.  However, what happens when by default my PRIVACY is set to "just me" and then later I change it to "everyone?"  Do the same notifications go out or does it only show up in the activity feeds and no notifications are sent?  My guess is that it is the latter, but I'm trying to confirm.

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  • I would like to be able to make my activities visible to only one person. For example when I run with my wife I'd like to compare our runs on Strava without sharing with anyone else.

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  • Can we have the option to select our own privacy setting for certain activities ? Ie. Walks to ‘You Only’ Running to ‘Everyone’
    I use Strava a lot for cycling, running , walking & working out. I’m not too sure my friends who follow me are that interested in me going for a walk or workout & filling up their feed. Also, it’s a pain having to go in twice a day and change my privacy.

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  • I want to be able to hide activity by type/category. It will allow me to focus on my swims and runs in my shared feed. The reason that is important is because I am very active and do not want to overload my followers feeds with multiple daily walks.

    An example of when I needed this is
    I don't record my walks on strava because I don't want to get kudos and share them with everyone, and it is far too much effort to individually set them to private immediately after uploading.

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  • I want to be able to share my activities with favourite athletes only. It will allow me to have more control over the privacy of my activities. The reason that is important is because I may not want certain people to know where I am doing some of my activities and I don’t want to block these followers. Instead I want for example my family or friends to see some activity I would consider private and all my other unknown followers to see my official activities.

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  • Thank you for all your recent comments and contributions. We hear your concerns and it's a priority for us to ensure all athletes feel welcomed, safe, and protected on our platform. We endeavor to add more control over privacy settings including location visibility and how your activities show up in the feed. We're hard at work making improvements here and we appreciate your patience as we work to improve existing functionality and launch new privacy features.

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  • I am shown a "welcome" message *every single time* I look at a flyby. It is extremely insulting to be subjected to such a deliberately irritating UI.

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  • Accidentally gave kudos, being unable to undo that reduces my privacy on Strava.

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  • Photos should be default "only me" and you should be able to select which ones you want to share with followers or everyone.

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  • The new privacy function to hide your start/end points need a "Select on Map" option. Many strava users live in places without addresses thereby making the current function useless. Auto-population does not work. 

    Please let us select using a map or make it more easy to modify on maps. Thank you. 

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  • Regarding blocked people: I would love it if there was a way to hide the people you  have blocked from leaderboards. I know you can't take them off of the leaderboard, but I would suggest that if you have a specific person blocked, they would appear as "strava user" or something generic like that on the leaderboard. And then they wouldn't be able to see you on the leaderboard either. Thanks ou! 

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  • Here's something I've spotted that I think should be on the Strava Development Plan:

    In Privacy Controls on my Strava App I have set 'hide start and end points at a specific address' to be a mile from my home address.

    The issue with this is that if anyone else visits me and we leave from my house, the app will report 'Chris L rode with...' and another person's route will be visible to whoever is allowed to see it and they could deduce where *my* home address is.

    I suggest that the 'Rode with' feature needs to respect all other riders' privacy settings and hide *everyone's* start and end points, as determined by the highest privacy setting of whoever was amongst the group of riders that went out together.

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  • Jan S From what you quoted, Strava says you'll see "a logged-out version" -- emphasis on "version" meaning it's not the same activity page and details you see when logged in. For a public activity, someone not logged in will see some super basic limited info, like the name of the activity, the map, and a select few thumbnails of pictures (but unable to click through them or see larger size), and no splits. Of course, it will still encourage someone not logged in to create an account or login.

    If you're not seeing the basics, do double check the privacy of the activity. You can confirm how it looks by opening the activity in a private browser window where you're not logged in.

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  • Jan S: You might want to open a ticket then with Strava.  For my activities I get to see some basic stats and map when looking in incognito.  Maybe there is some setting you have flipped that doesn't allow it, but I don't know.

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  • Hey Jan S If your profile's privacy is set to "followers" no one on the web will see a logged-out version of your profile or activity details pages. Others must log in to see your activity details, even if the activity's privacy is adjusted to "everyone". You can read more about our profile privacy controls here.

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  • Soren thank you! That was exactly the problem. In order for "web people" to see my activities, i had to set the Profile setting to everyone, not only the Activities. 
    However, i find this confusing, because if there are separate privacy options for Profile and Activities, i would expect that these work independently. I am ok to expose my activities, but not all the profile data or let other to follow me without permission.

    Thanks again Soren !

     

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  • Hi, I have learned how to hide the maps from my activities, but recently the location started showing up at the top of my activities in words (I.e. San Francisco, CA). I was told there was not currently a way to turn off or disable this. I would really like have the option to disable or turn off ALL information regarding location for each activity. The reasons for this are some towns are very small, I don't necessarily want people seeing where my family lives, where I go on vacation, etc. Thank you

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  • I cannot find the setting to either allow other atheletes to just follow me, or to make them submit a "request to follow" me. You would think it would be in the privacy controls but I just can't see it there.

    Thanks.

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  • I would like the ability to Hide HR Data on new activities by default. I am very surprised this is not already possible.

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