In order to enable mobile apps on your phone to work with SYNC®, SYNC requires user consent to send and receive app authorization information and updates using the data plan associated with the connected phone or device. The connected device sends data to Ford in the United States. The information is encrypted and includes your VIN, SYNC module number, odometer, usage statistics and debugging information. We retain this data for only as long as necessary to provide this service, troubleshoot, and improve products and services and to offer you products and services that may interest you.
In addition, mobile app providers may request data from the vehicle for apps that you enable. Ford does not control data collected by mobile app providers. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any app that you use on your mobile device.
For SYNC®3, if equipped, the system organizes the app privacy permissions into groups. You can grant these group permissions individually. You can change a permission group status any time when not driving, by using the settings menu. See your vehicle owner guide for more details.