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How Does This Work?

You create a free account and set a Gmail filter to forward your Ingress email damage reports.

The damage reports are processed in realtime into the Outgress analytics and alerting engine.

That's the short version.

Is This Allowed?

We believe so, but you decide.

But My Secret Data!

No one on the opposing faction cares who on their team is attacking you. Do you care who on your team is attacking opposing portals?


Let's talk about what is allowed and what isn't allowed by Niantic. First let's look at the definitions as laid out by Ingress Terms of Service...
Ingress Terms of Service
...they govern your use of our Site and our Ingress video game services, which are accessible via our mobile device application (the "App"). To make these Terms easier to read, the Site, our services and App are collectively called the "Services".
This means the phone app, connections to Ingress servers intended for the phone app and the ingress.com website.
"Content" means the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, audiovisual combinations, interactive features, works of authorship of any kind, and information or other materials that are posted, generated, provided, or otherwise made available through the Services.
This means content within the phone app, content received through connections to Ingress servers or website (see above for definition of "Services").
"User Content" means any Content that Account holders (including you) provide to be made available through the Services.
This means content that users generate or submit (things like portal photos and portal names).
Portals Images and Titles
Portals images and titles are submitted by users and fall under Ingress' "User Content". Niantic does not claim any ownership rights in any User Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights
This means portals images and titles aren't claimed under copyright by Niantic since it was end users who created them.
Things You Can't Do
attempt to access or search the Services or Content or download Content from the Services through the use of any technology or means other than those provided by Niantic or other generally available third party web browsers
Outgress is based on emails, which is a "technology or means" provided by Niantic. But it's a bit of a moot point because emails don't fall under the Terms of Service definition of "Content" or "Services".
extract, scrape, or index the Services or Content
Outgress does not do anything with the phone app, website or Ingress servers (see definition of "Services" and "Content"). Outgress is not a scraper and never makes any connection to Ingress servers in any way.
Your Emails
Niantic does not attempt to put terms on what you are allowed to do with your emails. You are free to search, compile, share, etc.
For Sake Of Argument...
Let's say emails were part of Ingress "Services" as defined by the Terms of Service (which they aren't), and also not a technology or means provided by Niantic (which they are). In that case, indexing emails would be a violation of the Terms of Service. This also means that any emails that you have in searchable form (for example in Gmail or any other email client) is also a violation of Ingress terms because they were indexed for search.
Has A User's Privacy Has Been Violated Because Other Users Can See Where They Played Ingress?
No, under the Ingress Privacy Policy, every Ingress user has agreed to allow Niantic to collect, store and transmit their location to other users. Users who are notified of other player locations are not required to keep that information private (they are free to let others know those locations). You understand and agree that by using our App you will be transmitting your device location to us, and that location, along with your Agent Name, will be shared publicly with other Users
If you honestly don't want your location to be known, you absolutely should not be playing a location based game that sends push notifications, in-game alerts and emails to other players letting them know your location at a specific time.
During game play, we will collect certain information, such as your Agent Name, messages sent to other users in public COMMS, and Portals that you interact with, that will not allow others to identify you unless you choose to use your real name and other identifying information.
A gamer handle (agent name in the case of Ingress) is not personally identifiable information in any jurisdiction that we are aware of (if it were, online gaming with PlayStation or Xbox would require Sony and Microsoft to be giving out personally identifiable information to everyone you play an online game with).
Things Niantic Can Do
We may terminate your access to and use of the Services, at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you.
While we believe Outgress to be completely within the bounds of Ingress Terms of Service, Niantic is free to terminate your account at any time for any reason they want. So like most things in life, use Outgress at your own risk.