Privacy Policy

AppleMagazine (“we” or “us” or “our”) respects the privacy of our users (“user” or “you”). This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit our website, mobile app (App), or any official digital channel. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS THE APP OR WEBSITE.

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Privacy Policy. You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of the App or website after the date such revised Privacy Policy is posted.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the third-party online/mobile store from which you install or make payments, including any In-App-Purchase. We are not responsible for any of the data collected by any such third party advertising, websites, or links.

 

Collection of Your Information

We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect via the App depends on the content and materials you use and includes:

 

Personal Data

Demographic and other personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) that you voluntarily give to us when choosing to participate in various activities related to the App, such as social media, chat, posting messages in comment sections or in our forums, liking posts, sending feedback, and responding to surveys. If you choose to share data about yourself via your profile, online chat, or other interactive areas of the App, please be advised that all data you disclose in these areas is public and your data will be recorded for future purposes.

 

Derivative Data

Information our servers automatically collect when you access the App, such as your native actions that are integral to the App, including liking, re-blogging, or replying to a post, as well as other interactions with the App and other users via server log files.

 

Financial Data

AppleMagazine does not collect financial information, including any data (e.g. valid credit card number, card brand, expiration date) related to your In-App-Purchases, single issues, subscription plans, collections, or any digital assets.

Any financial information regarding your payments is stored by the payment method processor, Apple App Store™, Google Pay™, PayPal™, Zinio™, Pagglo™, or any other payment method provided by any digital newsstand, or retail, and you are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions.

 

‘Sign in with Apple’ Permissions

The App may permit you to access your own Apple ID basic account information, including your name, email, and profile picture, as well as other information that you choose to make public. For more information regarding ‘Sign in with Apple’ permissions, refer to the iOS, or iPadOS Settings/User ID or Apple Permissions Reference web-page.

 

Facebook Permissions

The App may permit you to access your own Facebook basic account information, including your name, email, and profile picture URL, as well as other information that you choose to make public. For more information regarding Facebook permissions, refer to the Facebook Permissions Reference page.

 

Data from Social Networks

User information from social networking sites or apps, such as [social media sites that your mobile app or browser connects to], including your name, your social username, email address, and profile picture, if you connect your account to such social networks. This information may also include the contact information of anyone you invite to use and/or join the App or visit the website.

 

Geo-Location Information

We do not request access or permission to and track location-based information from your mobile device, computer, or wearable devices.

 

Mobile Device Access

The App may request access or permission to certain features from your mobile device, including your mobile device’s watch, reader, external or second screen, setup-box, TV or other accessories using wired or wireless near communication (eg. USB, VGA, coaxial, headphones, AirPlay™, wi-fi, Bluetooth, infrared). If you wish to change the App access or permissions, you may do so in your device’s settings.

 

Mobile Device Data

Your device ID number, model, and manufacturer, version of your operating system, will be used to ensure your encrypted authentication for In-App-Purchase digital asset delivery (eg. single issues, subscription, collection). All device ID authentication is operated only by Apple iOS internal protocols directly. AppleMagazine does not request access or permission to any device data.

 

Push Notifications

We may request to send you push notifications regarding your account or the App. If you wish to opt-out from receiving these types of communications, you may turn them off in your device’s settings.

 

Third-Party Data

Information from third parties, such as personal information or network friends, if you connect your account to the third party and grant the App permission to access this information.

 

Use of Your Information

Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use the information provided by you, via digital channels to:

 

. Create and manage your account;

 

. Administer sweepstakes, promotions, and contests;

 

. Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties;

 

. Deliver targeted advertising, coupons, newsletters, and other information regarding promotions and the App to you;

 

. Email you regarding your account or order;

 

. Fulfill and manage purchases, orders, payments, and other transactions related to the App;

 

. Generate a personal profile about you to make future visits to the App more personalized;

 

. Increase the efficiency and operation of the App;

 

. Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the App;

 

. Notify you of updates to the App;

 

. Offer new editions, subscription plans, services, mobile apps, and/or recommendations to you;

 

. Prevent fraudulent transactions, monitor against theft, and protect against criminal activity;

 

. Process payments and refunds;

 

. Request feedback and contact you about your use of the App;

 

. Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems;

 

. Send you a newsletter;

 

. Solicit support for the App;

 

Disclosure of Your Information

 

We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:

 

By Law or to Protect Rights

 

If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

 

Third-Party Service Providers

 

We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.

 

Marketing Communications

 

With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.

 

Interactions with Other Users

 

If you interact with other users of the App, those users may see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity, including sending invitations to other users, chatting with other users, liking posts, following blogs, websites, or social media.

 

Online Postings

 

When you post comments, contributions, or other content to the Apps, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the App in perpetuity.

 

Third-Party Advertisers

 

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the App, the website, or read our magazine. These companies may use information about your visits to the advertising page, clicks on active links, or visit websites using tracking codes or web cookies in order to identify the origin of the visitor, and provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

 

Affiliates

 

We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners, or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.

 

Business Partners

 

We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services, or promotions.

 

Offer Wall

 

The App may display a third-party-hosted “offer wall.” Such an offer wall allows third-party advertisers to offer points, mileage, discounts, virtual currency, gifts, or other items to users in return for acceptance and completion of an advertisement offer. Such an offer wall may appear in the App and be displayed to you based on certain data, such as your geographic area or demographic information. When you click on an offer wall, you will leave the App. A unique identifier, such as your user ID, will be shared with the offer wall provider in order to prevent fraud and properly credit your account.

 

Social Media Contacts

 

If you connect to the App through a social network, your contacts on the social network will see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity.

 

Other Third Parties

 

We may share your information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share your information with such third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.

 

Sale or Bankruptcy

 

If we reorganize or sell all or a portion of our assets, undergo a merger, or are acquired by another entity, we may transfer your information to the successor entity. If we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, your information would be an asset transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that the transferee may decline honor commitments we made in this Privacy Policy.

 

We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.

 

Tracking Technologies

 

Cookies and Web Beacons

 

We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on the App to help customize the App and improve your experience. When you access the App, your personal information is not collected through the use of tracking technology. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can remove or reject cookies, but be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the App. You may not decline web beacons. However, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or by modifying your web browser’s settings to notify you each time a cookie is tendered, permitting you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.

 

Internet-Based Advertising

 

Additionally, we may use third-party software to serve ads on the App, implement email marketing campaigns, and manage other interactive marketing initiatives. This third-party software may use cookies or similar tracking technology to help manage and optimize your online experience with us. For more information about opting-out of interest-based ads, visit the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.

 

Website Analytics

 

We may also partner with selected third-party vendors, such as Apple Ads™, Google Analytics™, Facebook Ad™, Instagram™, or others to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on the App through the use of first-party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of the App, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand online activity. By accessing the App, you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party vendors. You are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors.

 

You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.

 

Third-Party Websites

 

The App may contain links to third-party websites and Apps of interest, including advertisements and external services, that are not affiliated with us. Once you have used these links to leave the App, any information you provide to these third parties is not covered by this Privacy Policy, and we cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of your information. Before visiting and providing any information to any third-party websites, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third-party responsible for that website, and should take those steps necessary to, in your discretion, protect the privacy of your information. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other sites, services, or apps that may be linked to or from the app or the website.

 

Security of Your Information

 

We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.

 

Policy for Children

 

We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below.

 

Controls for Do-Not-Track Features

 

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems [and our mobile Apps] include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this Privacy Policy.

 

Options Regarding Your Information

 

Account Information

 

You may at any time review or change the information in your account or terminate your account by:

 

. Logging into your account settings and updating your account;

 

. Contacting us using the contact information provided;

 

. Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases;

 

. However, some information may be retained in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and/or comply with legal requirements;

 

Emails and Communications

 

If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by:

 

. Noting your preferences at the time you register your account with the App;

 

. Logging into your account settings and updating your preferences;

 

. Contacting us using the contact information provided below;

 

. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly;

 

California Privacy Rights

 

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

 

If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the App, you have the right to request the removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the App. To request the removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the App, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.

 

Contact Us

 

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at contact@applemagazine.com.