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      Latest reply on Aug 11, 2018 6:51 AM by KMT
      ThemisDr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        Our app - social app for university students - was rejected because we're forcing the user to give his/her gender, during signing up. Gender is an essential part of our app, so we can't let the user not to fill it in.


        We've found a solution to this issue and we would like you to confirm that if we make these changes, the binary will be accepted!


        When a user registers, he/she'll be prompt to choose gender (optional) and school. If he/she doesn't select gender, he/she will be able to view content as everyone does, but he/she won't be able to post, like or comment, until he/she choose a gender from the settings. Prompt messages will be presented of course!


        Is this solution acceptable by Apple's guidelines?

        Thanks in advance!

        • Re: Asking for gender issue
          Claude31 Level 8 Level 8 (5,555 points)

          What was the rejection message ?


          In any case, in this forum, you will only get opinion on the matter, you'll never get a sure answer: only the board review will let you know, after submission, if it is acceptable or not.

            • Re: Asking for gender issue
              ThemisDr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

              Hello Claude,


              This is the mesage I got:


              Guideline 5.1.1 - Legal - Privacy - Data Collection and Storage


              We noticed that your app requires users to register with personal information that is not directly relevant to your app’s core functionality.

              Specifically, gender is not an optional field in your app’s registration.


              Do you think if we do the things mentioned above, our binary will be accepted?

                • Re: Asking for gender issue
                  KMT Level 9 Level 9 (13,715 points)

                  No one here can promise if your app will be accepted/rejected (app review isn't here), but my opinion is that following app review's comment is a good start.


                  Keep in mind that review stops at the first thing they find, so even if you comply now, there may be other issues as they continue to review.