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Privacy policy

For the purpose of this statement ‘Website’ refers to the site that you are accessing this Privacy Policy from.

Your privacy and trust are very important to Apps. This Privacy Policy describes the information that we collect from you, how we collect this, and what we do with it after we collect it. By using the Website you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Please Note: Apps reserves the right to make changes to the Privacy Policy at any time. The latest version will always be available from a link on the Website.

You may be able to access third party websites directly from the Website. This Privacy Policy does not apply when you access third party websites.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

When you place an order, or use any online form on our website we will ask for your name and other information such as your postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, Date of Birth and your credit card number and expiry date or bank account details etc to allow us to process your request. Only relevant information will be used by us, our agents and sub-contractors to facilitate the service you have requested and potentially communicate with you on any concerns arising to the provision of the service in general. We do not share date of birth information with 3rd parties and only use this information for analytical research.

We use analytic and reporting technologies to record and collect non-personal information from you. This information, such as your browser type, the URL of the previous website you visited, your ISP, operating system, and your Internet protocol (IP) Address, cannot be easily used to personally identify you. Apps reserves the right to use partners, who may use web beacons and cookies to help manage, monitor and optimise our Website to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising, communications and how visitors use the Website.

How We Use Cookies

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that a Web site can store on your computer’s hard drive. When you visit, create a user account, download or purchase a product from us, or sign-in to the Apps Reader we may set cookies on your personal computer. We require that cookies be enabled in your Web browser so that we can identify you as a repeat visitor or customer and maintain session information for logged-in users. We also use cookies to track usage trends and patterns in order to better understand and improve areas of our Web site.

Apps may allow other companies that are providing content on our site to set and access their own cookies on your computer. Other companies’ use of cookies is subject to their respective privacy policies.

How We Share the Information We Collect

We may share your Personal Information only as follows:

Publishers and partners:

Apps may provide publishers and other merchants for whom Apps sells or distributes Publications or other products, with any Personal Information in connection with or as is necessary to fulfill your requests for their products, programs or services, or to satisfy other core business functions. In such instances, your Personal Information is governed by their respective privacy policies.


We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf such as fulfilling orders, sending email, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They will be provided access to Personal Information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

Trusted third parties:

With your consent, we will make your Personal Information (not including your credit card information) available to trusted third parties who offer products and services we think may be of interest to you so that you can receive information or opportunities related to those products and services. You may update your preference with regard to our sharing your information for this purpose by opting in in the Your Account area of the Apps Web site. A trusted third party may use shared information in accordance with its own privacy policy.

With your consent:

Other than as set out above, you will receive notice prior to our sharing your Personal Information with any third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

Apps reserves the right to use and disclose anonymous information, including aggregate information derived from your Personal Information, to inform publishers, partners, and other interested parties as to the usage habits or characteristics of Apps’s user base; and to serve other general business purposes.

Email Communications to our Users

Apps does not send unsolicited email, but we do send email communications to our users in connection with our providing the Apps Service. The following outlines the types of email Apps sends to our users, and the choices you have about which messages to receive.

Messages required to service orders you place for Publications and products fulfilled by Apps:

Apps will send you email notifying you of the availability of each magazine issue or other product that you order either directly from Apps or from one of our publisher or other merchant partners. We may also send you communications related to your order, for example encouraging you to pay for, register for the auto-renewal option for or renew your subscription.

Messages required to service your Apps account:

Apps may send newly registered users a welcoming email, as well as messages confirming each order you place directly at; confirming your account changes; inviting you to participate in customer surveys; and informing you of important product or service updates related to our core business.

Marketing messages about Publications you receive:

We may send you marketing messages related to the Publications you receive, for example, encouraging you to purchase additional single copies or to subscribe.

Optional marketing messages from Apps:

Registered users may also occasionally receive information or special promotions from Apps about additional Publications, products and services. You may update your preference with regard to receiving such messages by opting out in the Your Account area of the Apps Web site.

Optional marketing messages from trusted third parties:

With your consent, Apps may share your Personal Information (not including your credit card information) with trusted third parties so that you may receive information or opportunities from them about relevant products and services they offer. You may update your preference by opting in in the Your Account area of the Apps Web site.

Changing or Removing Your Information

To review or update your Personal Information, or to alter your email preferences, or preferences regarding how we share your Personal Information, visit the Your Account area of

If at any time you would like to close your account, send email to Your Personal Information will be removed from our active user database and will be deleted assuming that you are current with all payment obligations, that Apps does not believe it reasonably necessary to keep such information for any pending legal action, and that we are under no other legal obligation to retain such information. Please be aware that any unfulfilled subscriptions may be canceled without refund and you will have to re-register in order to use the Apps Service. It is your responsibility to request a refund from Apps or the appropriate merchant.

How Is My Personal Information Protected?

Whenever we obtain your personal information, we use commercially reasonable efforts to protect it from unauthorised access or disclosure. However, we are not insurers of the security of your personal information. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorised third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control.

Website Content

The content that you store, post, or transmit on or through the Website, such as comment postings or images, may be accessed by other users, including people that you do not know. We are not responsible for the actions of others. Therefore, you should use care in communicating with other users and only disclose your personal information to other users that you know to be trustworthy. You should not assume that your content will be kept private.


The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information such as a credit card number on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Children Under 13

The Website is intended for users ages 13 and older. Accordingly, we will not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children that we know to be under the age of 13. In addition, we will delete any information in our database that we know originates from a child under the age of 13. In some instances a child of 13 or under can use the Website but with the authority of a parent or legal guardian.

Children Aged 13 to 17

Prospective users between the ages of 13 and 17 can only use the Website under their parents or legal guardian’s supervision. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, you, your parent, or your legal guardian may request that we deactivate your use on areas of the Website that require personal information.

Disclosure of Information to Successors

We may disclose your personal information to any successor-in-interest of ours, such as a company that acquires us. In the event Apps goes through a business transition, such as a merger or acquisition by or with another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your personal information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

Disclosure of Information to Unaffiliated Third Parties.