Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy outlines how PodcastSquared collects, stores, protects, and uses user data. It aims to ensure compliance with international data protection regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). It also describes the users’ rights to their data, including access, correction, deletion, and objection to processing. Additionally, information about data security measures and third-party data sharing is detailed. Please read the following provisions carefully to understand how your personal data will be handled by PodcastSquared.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

PodcastSquared collects personal information through various means, such as user interaction with our website, sign-ups, podcast submissions, and other third-party integrations. The following types of personal information may be collected:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Username
  • IP address
  • Geographic location
  • Device information
  • Traffic and usage data (collected through Google Analytics)

All collected personal information is used solely for the purpose of delivering, improving, and analyzing our services, enhancing user experience, and providing relevant information to our users. We may also use this data to communicate with you, respond to inquiries, and send marketing or promotional materials, unless you opt out of such communications.

Data Retention and Protection

PodcastSquared retains your personal information only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. We take appropriate measures to safeguard personal data against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. These measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Encryption of sensitive data
  • Regular security audits
  • Adoption of appropriate physical and technical security measures
  • Limiting access to personal information on a need-to-know basis

While we strive to protect your personal data, the internet itself is not completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. Any transmission of your personal data to PodcastSquared is done at your own risk.

Users’ Rights

PodcastSquared respects your rights regarding your personal data. Accordingly, you have the following rights:

Right to Access and Control Personal Information

You have the right to access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information stored by PodcastSquared, as permitted by applicable laws. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please Contact Us using the contact information provided at the end of this Privacy Policy.

Right to Object to Processing

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information where PodcastSquared is performing a task based on legitimate interests or if your data is used for direct marketing purposes. We will promptly review and consider your objection.

Right to Restrict Processing

You have the right to request a restriction on the processing of your personal information under certain circumstances. If you exercise this right, we may still store your data but will not process it further unless we obtain your consent or as permitted by law.

Right to Data Portability

Where applicable, you have the right to obtain and reuse your personal information for your own purposes across different services. PodcastSquared will provide such data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format for easy transfer.

Right to Lodge a Complaint

If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. However, we kindly request that you first contact us to attempt a resolution.

Third-Party Sharing

PodcastSquared may engage with external parties to provide services, improve user experience, or analyze data. These external parties are bound by contractual obligations to ensure the security and privacy of your personal information, and they are permitted to use it only to carry out the services they are providing.

PodcastSquared also employs the use of Google Analytics to collect traffic data and provide insights into website usage patterns. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, geographic location, and other browsing details necessary for analytical purposes. This data is aggregated and anonymized, making it impossible to identify individuals.

Children’s Privacy

The services provided by PodcastSquared are not intended for use by individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you are a parent or guardian and become aware that your child has provided us with information without your consent, please contact us, and we will take steps to delete such data from our servers.

Changes to Privacy Policy

PodcastSquared reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Should any changes be made, a revised date shall be provided at the top of this page, and users will be informed through appropriate communication channels. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about how we handle your personal data.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or our data practices, please feel free to contact us via email: [email protected]

Thank you for choosing PodcastSquared. We value your privacy and will continue to protect your personal data.

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