AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter
Sync Sync
^ Audiobooks for teens headphone listening icon
sync homepage heading

Legal and Terms of Service

At AudioFile, we respect and protect the privacy of our customers and those who use our website. The following Privacy Statement provides details about how your personal information is collected and used. This privacy statement applies to the SYNC website.

The information we collect is used to for the SYNC program. We do not share your information with other organizations.

Legal rights regarding the website

These electronically-transmitted pages belong to AudioFile Magazine. All rights are reserved. These pages may not be duplicated or reproduced without the express written consent of AudioFile, except in the form of brief excerpts or quotations for the purposes of review. The information contained here is for personal use of the reader. Making copies of these pages or any portion for any purpose other than your personal use is a violation of United States copyright laws.

Privacy of Children

Our websites are not directed at kids under the age of 13, and no one under the age of 13 should provide personal to information this or any other AudioFile websites.

Disclaimer regarding the website

AudioFile and its employees and affiliates have used their best efforts in preparing this website. AudioFile and its employees and affiliates make no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, with regard to the pages or the information contained here.

Limits of liability regarding the website

AudioFile and its employees or contractors shall not be liable in the event of incidental or consequential damages in connection with, or arising out of, the provision of information offered here.


You may choose to provide your email address. Email addresses provided for access to free SYNC audiobook downloads are not shared. If you sign up for our newsletters AudioFile may send you relevant email. If you do not want your information used for AudioFile electronic newsletters, you can: Follow "unsubscribe" instructions in the specific email from which you wish to opt-out.

Write us at AudioFile Publications, Inc. 37 Silver St., Portland, ME 04101, or call 800-506-1212, and ask to be removed.

Security and Privacy

We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry–recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration.

Information Collection and Use

This website collects information from our users at several different points on our website. When you use the website some anonymous information is collected. This general information is used internally in connection with our business to improve the website, including our marketing and advertising efforts, and to make your use of the website as enjoyable and efficient as possible.

When you communicate with us by using our contact us form, we collect personal information provided by you that may include your: (a) first and last name; (b) address; (c) email address; (d) phone number; (e) browsing patterns; (f) IP address; (g) browser type; (h) referring url; (i) a global unique identifier/cookie. We use this personal information in order to provide you with services or answer questions. We may use email to occasionally send out emails and mail, including newsletters, to people who have contacted us. Your phone number is used by us only in the event that we need to contact you about any questions or services.

AudioFile is the sole owner of this information collected on this website. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities and may, in our sole discretion, disclose personal information or other information to satisfy any law, regulation, subpoena, or government request. We reserve the right to release personal information or other information about users who we believe are engaged in illegal activities or are otherwise in violation of our Terms of Service, even without a subpoena, warrant or court order, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate our website or to protect the rights or property of, our affiliates, or our officers, directors, employees, agents, third-party content providers, suppliers, sponsors, or licensors. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities we reasonably believe in our sole discretion to be unlawful. If we are legally compelled to disclose information about you to a third party, we will attempt to notify you by sending an email to the email address in our records unless doing so would violate the law or unless you have not provided your email address to us.

Social Media Sites

Personal information may be collected directly by AudioFile through our social media pages and may also be collected by the social media site hosting the AudioFile social media page. This privacy policy does not cover the privacy and security practices of the social media sites on which AudioFile has social media pages. Please review privacy policies and terms of service on the social media sites if you have any questions about their privacy or security practices.

The social media sites where AudioFile has social media pages may provide aggregate information and analysis to AudioFile about your use of our social media pages. This allows us to better understand and analyze our user growth, general demographic information about the users of our social media pages, and interaction with content on our social media pages. Overall, this information may be used to help us understand the types of visitors and users of our social media pages and use of the content.

Log Files

Like most websites, we use log files. These log files store information regarding IP (internet protocol) addresses, browser type, ISP (internet service provider), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. These log files are used to analyze trends, administer the website, track user's movements in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for our use. IP addresses, etc. may be linked to personal information if you have placed an order or registered with AudioFile.

Sharing of General or Demographic Information

We may share aggregated, general or demographic information we collect about our users and their use of our website with our partners and advertisers in a manner which does not identify any individual user. These companies will not retain, share, store or use any of our users' personal information for any secondary purposes



This website may contain links to other websites. We want you to be aware that when you click on such links that take you to a third-party website, you will be subject to such third-party's privacy policies. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites and we expressly disclaim any and all liability for the actions of third-parties, including, without limitation, actions relating to the use and/or disclosure of personal information by such third-parties. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our website and enter a third-party website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects their personal information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by our website.

Security Statement

AudioFile limits the number of employees that have access to the databases that contain personal data, and AudioFile employees are advised of the importance of confidentiality.

Notification of Changes in Use of Information

Our privacy policy is subject to change. In the event of any change, we will provide notice of such change on our website. If we want to use your personal information in a manner different from that stated to you at the time you provided such information to us, we will notify you of such change via email in addition to posting notification of such change on our website. At such time, you can determine whether you wish to allow us to use your information in this different manner. If you have opted out of all communication with our website or have deleted or deactivated your account with us, then you will not be contacted and your personal information will not be used.

Privacy Officer

If you have any questions about the security of our website, you should Contact our office by phone or by US Mail.

Robin Whitten, Privacy Officer
AudioFile Publications, Inc.
37 Silver St.
Portland, ME 04101

This notice was published and became effective on December 1, 2009.
It was last updated on December 18, 2020.

[sync social sidebar] [sync newsletter subscribe sidebar]
[sync navbar sidebar]

AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×