Privacy Policy

Podcast Addict Privacy Policy


Thank you for using Podcast Addict! 
Podcast Addict respects your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains how Podcast Addict collects, uses, and transfers your information, and how you can control the use of the information that Podcast Addict collects.


What we collect
Podcast Addict does not collect any personal information.
Feed urls, subscriptions, downloads, streaming information are collected anonymously in order to improve the app database, podcasts recommendation, and other services. If you manually add a RSS feed into the app that you don't want to share with the app database, make sure to select the 'PRIVATE' checkbox.

Analytics
Anonymous usage statistics are collected through Google Analytics/Firebase in order to improve the app. You can disable them from Settings/About (Privacy policy)

Debug
Podcast Addict uses Crashlytics / Fabrics in order to be notified when the app crashes. Crashlytics / Fabrics collects some anonymous information like the stack trace, device model, android version, ... which is used by Podcast Addict team in order to fix bugs (Privacy policy)
Podcast Addict team may ask you for some information when trying to debug an issue. These information will only be used to solve that issue. None of the information gathered during the debug process will be shared with any 3rd party. 

Ads
Podcast Addict uses Admob, Mopub, Amazon anf Facebook Audience to display ads. The app doesn't access any personal information like the location, contacts, SMS, ... so the ad networks don't have access to those information. They might be able to guess the location based on your IP address though
AdMob is an advertising service provided by AdMob Google Inc. Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage Data. Place of processing: USA (Privacy policy).
Mopub is an advertising service provided by Twitter. Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage Data. Place of processing: USA (Privacy policy).  
Amazon Ads is an advertising service provided by Amazon. Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage Data. Place of processing: USA (Privacy policy).    
For now, Amazon Ads are disabled in EU because their SDK is NOT compliant with the GDPR.
Facebook Audience is an advertising service provided by Facebook. Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage Data. Place of processing: USA (Privacy policy).    
Facebook Audience ads are disabled in EU for now.  

Mopub is now using 2 new services called IAS and MOAT to measure ad views. Here are their Privacy policies:
    - IAS (Privacy policy)
    - MOAT (Privacy policy)

European users can choose if they want to receive targeted ads or not from the app GDPR popup

Information usage
We use the information we collect to operate and improve our website, apps, and customer support.
We do not share personal information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to accomplish Podcast Addict functionality. We may share anonymous, aggregate statistics with outside parties, such as how many people listen to a particular podcast with Podcast Addict.
We may disclose your information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal requirements; to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud or abuse, violations of our policies; or to protect our rights and property.
In the future, we may sell to, buy, merge with, or partner with other businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets.

Third-party links / content
Podcasts are NOT hosted by Podcast Addict. Podcast authors are in charge of hosting their podcast RSS feed and audio/video files. So every time you update a podcast, stream or download an episode the podcast author will be able to retrieve some anonymous data on their server.
The information they can retrieve is the same as when you access the episode from your web browser, so they can trace your IP address, device and OS detail, the version of Podcast addict you're using and other information they can gather from the IP address such as your location.
We have no responsibility  or liability for their content or activities

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We never collect or maintain information from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our service is structured to attract anyone under 13.

Information for European Union Customers
By using Podcast Addict and providing your information, you authorize us to collect, use, and store your information outside of the European Union.

International Transfers of Information
Information may be processed, stored, and used outside of the country in which you are located. Data privacy laws vary across jurisdictions, and different laws may be applicable to your data depending on where it is processed, stored, or used.

Your Consent
By using our site or apps, you consent to our privacy policy.

Contacting Us
If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, you can email podcastaddict@gmail.com




Changes to this policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. Summary of changes so far:
  • 2013: First published.
  • 2017: Update of the Mopub ad section
  • May 24, 2018: GDPR section
  • July 8, 2018: New organization to make everything easier to read
  • August 30, 2018: Adding Facebook Audience Ad network






Warranty and Disclaimer; Indemnity.

APPDICTIVE STUDIO LLC PROVIDES THE APP “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND APPDICTIVE STUDIO LLC HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, COMPATIBILITY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOUR USE OF THE APP AND ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE APP IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUE THAT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RESULTS FROM SUCH USE. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless APPDICTIVE STUDIO LLC from any and all claims, demands, damages, losses, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising from Your use of the APP.



Limitation of Liability.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES (AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE) SHALL APPDICTIVE STUDIO LLC, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE, INCLUDING COST OF SUBSTITUTE TECHNOLOGY, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, LOSS OF DATA, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT WILL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT EITHER PARTY’S LIABILITY IN RESPECT OF: (A) DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THAT PARTY; (B) FRAUD (INCLUDING FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION); OR (C) ANY LIABILITY WHICH MAY NOT OTHERWISE BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED.






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