Accidental Tech PodcastAccidental Tech Podcast

Three nerds discussing tech, Apple, programming, and loosely related matters. Hosted by Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa.

Privacy Policy

This policy applies to all information collected or submitted on Accidental Tech Podcast’s website, and all information collected when our podcast files are downloaded by any other apps, devices, and platforms.

Information we collect

We collect any feedback you send us via email, Twitter, or other communication services, which may include your name, email address, and any other information you include.

If you create a membership account, we collect your email address, and we use cookies on the site to keep you logged in.

Email addresses are used only for logging in, responding to emails that you initiate, sending notifications that you request, and communication regarding billing issues.

Our server software may store basic technical information, such as your IP address and web-browser version, in temporary memory or logs.


Our podcast files may be served through Libsyn. When you download an episode of our podcast, Libsyn may receive and track basic technical data such as your IP address and web-browser version.

Collection, usage of, and access to this data is subject to Libsyn’s Privacy Policy.


Payments for purchases or subscriptions are processed by Stripe. If you make a purchase, Stripe may receive and track any payment information you submit and basic technical data such as your IP address and web-browser version.

Collection, usage of, and access to this data is subject to Stripe’s Privacy Policy.

Information usage

We use the information we collect to operate and improve our podcast and website.

We do not share personal information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to accomplish Accidental Tech Podcast’s functionality (see Libsyn and Stripe above).

We may share anonymous, aggregate statistics with outside parties, such as how many people listen to the podcast and their approximate geographic areas derived from IP addresses.

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.


We implement a variety of security measures to help keep your information secure. For instance, all communication with the website requires HTTPS, we do not collect or store passwords, and we process payments securely via Stripe.

Accessing, changing, or deleting information

Members may access or change their information by logging into their account and changing or deleting it as desired.

Deleted information may be kept in backups for up to 90 days. Backups are encrypted and are only accessed if needed for disaster recovery.

Accidental Tech Podcast may delete your information at any time and for any reason.

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 at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

Information for European Union Customers

By using Accidental Tech Podcast 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 may email

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: