Your phone number is used as a unique identifier for verification by the Everdays app. It ensures that all the messages sent to the friends and family of the decedent are private and secure. The messages reach you on the request of a funeral director or the decedent's family member(s). We will also need to verify your number if you're setting up the announcement yourself.
Additionally, your phone number is also used for notifications every time there's a change in the passing announcement you're following. You may also get notified should anyone in your contact list pass away. We want to make sure you're in loop with all the changes, and all the messages are delivered successfully.