Diagnostics and Usage (Nexus Mods App)

The Nexus Mods App will prompt users to optionally send diagnostics and usage data to our team in order to help us improve our users' modding experience. Data is only collected and sent with the express permission of each user, and not before they have clicked to allow this data to be collected and submitted.

The Diagonstics and usage data prompt for the Nexus Mods App.

You can change your mind at any time and opt in or out by going to your user Settings > "Send usage data" and toggling said option on/off:

The Settings menu showing how to turn off telemetry.

Why are we collecting diagnostic and usage data from those who opt-in?

By providing us with diagnostics and usage data in the Nexus Mods App, you are helping us improve the modding experience by highlighting areas of the app that you are frequently using, or are either confused by or don't use very often at all. With this information, we will then be able to draw a much clearer picture of our users' needs especially when it comes to tweaking and even redesigning the app. Ultimately, this data and the insights provided by it will go a long way in improving our development processes and providing you with the best user experience possible.

What data are we collecting from those who opt-in?

The data collected is anonymised user data including (but not limited to) the number of games managed, how many mods are installed, and the selected language of the app. This information is sent securely to our analytics platform and provides an overview of how users are using the Nexus Mods App. The source code of the analytics feature is publicly available here.

The data collected and sent to our team is completely anonymous. No Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is collected or sent. Your screen is not being recorded, nor does this collect any data on what mods you are using.