At Audio Pod we recognize that privacy is important.
This Policy applies to all of the products, services and websites offered by Audio Pod Inc.
or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies (collectively, Audio Pod's "services").
Information we collect and how we use it:
We offer a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us.
In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:
Information you provide:
When you sign up for a Audio Pod Account or other Audio Pod service or promotion that requires registration,
we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password).
We may combine the information you submit under your account with information from other Audio Pod services or third
parties in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services.
For certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information.
Audio Pod cookies:
When you visit Audio Pod, we may send one or more cookies - a small file containing a string of characters -
to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser.
such as how people search. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
However, some Audio Pod features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.
When you use Audio Pod services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you
visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your request, browsing behavior, reading habits,
the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
When you send email or other communication to Audio Pod, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
We offer some of our services in connection with other web sites. Personal information that you provide to
those sites may be sent to Audio Pod in order to deliver the service. We process such information in accordance with
this Policy. The affiliated sites may have different privacy practices and we encourage you to read their privacy policies.
Audio Pod may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed.
We use this information to improve the quality of our audiobook technology, customized content and advertising.
other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.
- - Providing our content, products and services to users, including the display of content and advertising;
- - Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
- - Ensuring the technical functioning of our network; and
- - Developing new products and/or services.
Audio Pod processes personal information on our servers in Canada.
We may process personal information to provide our own services.
In some cases, we may process personal information on behalf of and according to the instructions of a third party,
such as our advertising partners.
Choices for Personal Information
When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information.
If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.
If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Policy and/or in the
specific service notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those
other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this
Policy and/or in the specific service notices, unless we have obtained your prior consent.
You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case Audio Pod may not be able to
provide service to you.
Audio Pod only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of Audio Pod in the following limited circumstances:
- - We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
- - We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
- - We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to:
- (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request,
- (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof,
- (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or
- (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Audio Pod, its users or the public
as required or permitted by law.
If Audio Pod becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets,
We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users
who searched for a particular term, book, author, or performer, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration,
disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing
practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to
systems where we store personal data.
We restrict access to personal information to Audio Pod employees, contractors and agents who need to know that
information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality
obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet
Audio Pod processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in
accordance with this Policy. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to
ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or
improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we
process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct
their personal information whenever necessary.
Accessing and Updating Personal Information
When you use Audio Pod services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Some of our services have different procedures to access, correct or delete users' personal information.
Audio Pod regularly reviews its compliance with this Policy. Please feel free to direct
any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or Audio Pod's treatment of personal
information by contacting us through this web site or by writing to us at Privacy Matters,
Audio Pod Inc., 606-900 Greenbank Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2J-4P6. When we receive
formal written complaints at this address, it is Audio Pod's policy to contact the complaining
user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities,
including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of
personal data that cannot be resolved between Audio Pod and an individual.
Changes to This Policy