This policy (together with our Terms and Conditions, and any other document referred to on it) sets out the basis on which we (“Podnation”) is a website owned by Hlm Business, LLC, a registered company in Florida, US and company number 27-1312352. and email address [email protected] will process any personal data we collect from you, or which you provide to us, in the course of using our website. For the purpose of the laws of the State of Florida.
When you use our site, there are a number of ways in which you provide information and other data to us. By using the site, you consent to us processing and collecting this data, on the terms and for the reasons which are explained below.
Information we may collect about you:
Information we collect when you interact with our content on the Site or on third-party sites or platforms, such as social networking sites. This may include information such as “Likes”, profile information gathered from social networking sites or the fact that you viewed or interacted with our content.
To enhance your user experience or help us improve and measure our effectiveness, Podnation may embed code from third parties on the site. Examples of such parties may include Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, YouTube, Linkedln, Stripe and others. These third parties may collect information about you including IP address, cookies in ways Podnation does not control.
When you use the website, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our users.
We may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients.
How your information is being used
If you do not want us to use your information for marketing purposes, please tick any relevant box on the form on which you submit your data or unsubscribe from any marketing communication using the unsubscribe function in the footer of the email. You can also contact us directly by emailing [email protected].
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure encrypted server infrastructure based around the world, in countries including the United States, Canada and countries located in the European Union.
Our partners providing our server infrastructure include the following:
Please follow the links to see their relevant Privacy Policies.
We take your privacy very seriously and will take all reasonable steps to protect your personal data, but please be aware that any data which you send to our site is sent at your own risk.
No method of transmission over the Internet, method of electronic storage or other security methods are one hundred percent secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means such as firewalls, password-protected databases with limited physical or electronic access, and encryption to protect your personally identifiable information against unauthorised use, disclosure or modification, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We receive data regarding our Customer’s podcasts including personal data in the form of IP Addresses and User Agents. We perform analytic analysis of this data on behalf of our Customers. Our customers receive model analytic data and do not receive raw analytic user data. Raw user data is processed by us but is not transmitted to our customers or to third parties.
Payments are encrypted over SSL and processed securely via our payment gateway provider Stripe offering Tier-1 PCI compliant systems.
If you register to receive updates from us by email, you will receive emails which will contain a web beacon. This will take the form of a small, transparent image, which is embedded in each email. It will be used to send information such as your IP address, when each email was viewed, from what device and which geo-location. We use information about email usage to compile reports and to help us improve our communications.
Where advertising placements are available in podcasts, our customers agree for the adverts to be placed automatically. Podnation does not carry out any activity affecting user Privacy without the customer’s permission.
Podnation will never, ever sell your data to a third-party.
If you listen through a podcast app to podcasts hosted on Podnation, for example through Apple Podcasts or Pocket Casts, here is what happens:
Most apps or devices download our audio directly from our servers. We use this data for our own analysis, and to help our Publishers understand the consumption of their podcasts. Just like almost any other podcast host, when you listen to a podcast hosted with us through a podcast app, we get to know five things about you:
We do not get any personally-identifiable information from your download: we don’t know who you are. Your household, school or employer will use the same IP address for everyone, and these often change, so you can’t work out someone’s name or address just from an IP address. We do not combine any information from our download servers with any access data from our website or any other source – with two exceptions: like every other podcast host, a) we use a geo-database to turn your IP address into a rough location (down to a city level); and b) we compare your IP address with a blocklist to work out if you are an automated download from a server that we should ignore.
Even though this data is not personally-identifiable, we don’t share it with our Publishers. Instead, we give them analytics showing total numbers of downloads, geo-location like state or country, and device categories. They can’t see your IP address or any personal detail about you.
Even though it isn’t personally identifiable information by itself, we do not share our raw download data with anyone. While we need the raw data for analysis, fraud detection and other things, we automatically delete the raw data as soon as we can.
Our Publishers are free to say what they want in their podcasts; they’re free to link to whatever website they want to in their episode notes; and in the same way, they may insert a so-called “prefix” or “prepend” service into their RSS feed, which may allow them access to further functionality. It’s up to our Publishers if they use them: we don’t control these services. We actively work with the industry to ensure best practice. We encourage all our Publishers to use “Full Transparency Mode”, where we automatically add each service they use into podcast episode notes, and directly link to their privacy policies.
If you have any questions on this, we’d love to help. We’re at [email protected].