Terms & Privacy

Terms of Use

Podfollow provides a link redirection service particularly suited to podcasts. Use of our links, in any form, should be taken as acknowledgement, and agreement to our Terms of Service for yourself and any organisations who you post Podfollow links on behalf of.

We supply the Podfollow service as is, at no costs to users, so reserve the right to remove, suspend, discontinue, modify or update it at any time.

As part of Podfollow we provide a Stats service, where we collect and generate analytic information about usage of the service and from click thrus of Podfollow links. By using Podfollow, you acknowledge that this data is owned by Podfollow and that we have the rights to use, license, sell or otherwise dispose of this data. Podfollow users may not combine any of Stats data with any personally identifiable information and may not sublicense, sell, syndicate or otherwise share it with any third party.

Podfollow can provide users with non-transferable access credentials for our services. Users shall not misrepresent themselves or mask identities when using Podfollow or seeking access credentials. They may also not use any Podfollow personalisation functionality to masquerade as another person, brand or podcast or use offensive, vulgar or obscene terms.

Podfollow may monitor and record how users use the service, and reserve the right to alter any aspect of a user’s account or podcast profile. We also reserve the right to remove a user or podcast from the service at any time, and may not give a reason why this is the case.

Users (of Podfollow links, or our website) are not permitted to use, modify, display, perform, copy, disclose or create derivative works of our services or reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, mimic, screen-scrape, frame or mirror, nor use any other means to attempt to discover their source code or APIs. They also may not sell, or re-sell any aspect of our service.

Users are also not permitted to transmit harmful, disabling or malicious code or devices, or infringing, defamatory, unlawful, tortious, deceptive, misleading, fraudulent, abusive, indecent or otherwise offensive content, or content that contains someone’s personal information or violates a third party’s intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights. In addition users are not permitted to use automated or unauthorised means to interfere with, disrupt or attempt to monitor, override access or circumvent security measures for Pofollow or our related systems, including via robots, spiders and other electronic methods.

Podfollow collects information about podcasts from publicly accessible RSS links, which we may supplement from other sources. We update information from these places at different times and do not warrant that it will always be up to date. Users who claim their Podcasts may be able to alter information we hold through our dashboard systems.

Podcasts can be removed from the service by emailing [email protected].


Podfollow’s services are provided “as is” and “as available” without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and any warranties implied by any course of performance or usage of trade, all of which are expressly disclaimed. Podfollow does not warrant that: (I) the Podfollow services will be secure or available at any particular time or location; (ii) shortened urls, the Podfollow services and Podfollow Stats will be accurate, error-free or that any defects or errors will be corrected; (iii) the Podfollow services are secure, free of viruses or other harmful components; (iv) the results of using the Podfollow services or Podfollow links will meet customer’s requirements or any of its or its users’, personnel’s or customers’ business needs; or (v) the Podfollow services will be uninterrupted or that any interruption will be corrected in a timely manner. Customers use of the Podfollow services and Podfollow links are solely at its own risk. Further, Podfollow makes no representations or warranties and shall assume no liability amounts or indemnity obligations with respect to ensuring that customer’s use of the Podfollow services and Podfollow links comply with any laws or regulations outside the United Kingdom and customer shall be solely liable for such compliance. Podfollow shall bear no responsibility for third party products or services (eg open source software, social media platforms, third party materials or for host or app store providers). Users recognise that the figures contained in Podfollow Stats are produced hereunder are estimates and may be subject to statistical error. Podfollow does not warrant that the Podfollow Stats will be completely correct, accurate, timely or otherwise reliable. Podfollow hereby disclaims any liability for any use or reliance on Podfollow Stats by customer and third parties.

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 1st November 2020

This Privacy Policy describes the policies and procedures of Podfollow (“Podfollow”, “we” or “us”) on the collection, use, security and disclosure of personal information about you on podfollow.com (the “Site”) and the services, features, content or applications offered by Podfolow (collectively with the Site, the “Services”). It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information.


This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of the personal information gathered by Podfollow when you use or access the Services, or when you view or interact with a Podfollow link (either our Podfollow links or branded links we may provide to our customers). This Privacy Policy also covers Podfollow’s treatment of any information about you that Podfollow’s customers share with Podfollow.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of other businesses that Podfollow does not own or control, including other companies’ websites, services and applications (“Third Party Services”) that you can access through the Services, such as Facebook or Twitter, or to individuals that Podfollow does not manage or employ. We cannot take responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those Third Party Services. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any Third Party Services you access.

Information We Collect

Podfollow may collect personal information about you as described in this Privacy Policy when you (i) register for the Site and the Services, through your user account with Podfollow, including registering through a third-party social networking service (your “Account”), (ii) use the Services, or (iii) view or interact with a Podfollow link (either our Podfollow links or one we provide to our Customers) on a third-party website. We collect the following types of information from you, some of which might be considered personal information under applicable law.

When You Register for a Podfollow Account
When you create an Account, we may collect personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, company name, industry, job title, company size and email address. If you create an Account using your login from a third-party account, such as Google, Facebook or Twitter, we will access and collect the personal information about you that the third-party account provides (which is based on your privacy settings with the third-party account), so that you can log into your Account with us. We use your contact information to send you information about our Services and communicate with you about your Account, your activities on our Site and Services and policy changes. You may unsubscribe from receiving certain types of these messages through your Account settings, although Podfollow reserves the right to contact you when we believe it is necessary, such as for administrative and account management purposes.

Some features of the Services allow registered users to provide their own content to the Services, such as written descriptions of URLs, comments, images and video. Unless you request deletion of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy, all content submitted by you to the Services may be retained by Podfollow, even after you terminate your Account and may continue to be shared by third parties, as described in this Privacy Policy.

When You Create or Use a Podfollow Link
One feature of the Services is the ability to create shortened uniform resource locators (URLs) of websites (“Podfollow Link”). Users can use Podfollow links without registering for an account.  When you use a Podfollow Link, Podfollow collects and stores both the original URL and the shortened URL and, if you are logged in to your Account, we will associate that information with your Account. Podfollow also collects and stores your IP address, your location, which we derive from your IP address, the time and date on which you shortened the original URL.

When You Interact With a Podfollow Link
Podfollow automatically collects personal information about the interaction (such as clicks or views) with every Podfollow Link used through the Services on a third-party website. This information includes, but is not limited to: (i) part of the IP address and location derived from the IP address; (ii) the referring websites or services; (iii) the time and date of each access; (iv) device settings, such as browser type, operating system, and language; (v) cookies, as described below, and mobile advertising identifiers and (v) information about sharing of the Podfollow Link on Third Party Services such as Twitter and Facebook (collectively, “Podfollow Stats”).  As described in this policy, we use Podfollow Stats to provide the Services, to understand and analyse how our Services are used and to identify trends, and to detect, deter and prevent malicious, fraudulent or unlawful activity. Please see the “Information We May Share” section of this Privacy Policy for a description of how we may share information we collect when you create, view or interact with Podfollow Links.

Other Information We Automatically Collect
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect (i) your IP address and location derived from the IP address; (ii) the referring websites or services; (iii) the time and date of each access; (iv) device settings, such as browser type, operating system, and language; and (v) cookie information. This type of data enables us and third parties authorized by us to figure out how often individuals use parts of the Site so that we can analyze and improve them.

We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. We use this confirmation to improve our customer service.

Podfollow may use third-party APIs and software development kits (“SDKs”) to provide certain functions in our Services.

Third Party Services
Some features of the Services allow you to share your content and Podfollow through your accounts with other companies such as Facebook and Twitter. If you choose to connect Podfollow to such Third Party Services, we may collect information related to your use of those Third Party Services, such as authentication tokens that allow us to connect to your Third Party Service accounts. We will ask you for permission before you authorize our collection of this information. We will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us. We may also collect information about how you are using the Services to interact with those connected Third Party Services. Note that Third Party Services may have the ability to restrict the information that is provided to us based on your privacy settings of that account.

To enable us to infer the location from the IP addresses of computers or devices that visit our website or click, view or interact with Podfollow links as described in this policy, we may receive IP-based location information from our third-party service provider. We also receive business contact information of our business customer contacts and prospects from our third party service provider.

Cookies and Other Similar Technologies
Podfollow and its partners use cookies or similar technologies to analyse trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

Cookies are pieces of text that may be provided to your computer through your web browser when you access a website. Your browser stores cookies in a manner associated with each website you visit. We use cookies to enable our servers to recognize your web browser and tell us how and when you visit our Site and use the Services through the web.

Podfollow cookies also allow Podfollow to track when you have clicked on a Podfollow Link. Each click of a Podfollow Link is tracked using a unique identifier assigned to you in one or more cookies stored by your web browser and associated with Podfollow. We may associate the unique identifier in our cookies with the other information we automatically collect when you use the Services, as described above, including your IP address, Podfollow Links you click, Podfollow Links you create, and information with your Account if you have one.

Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. If you disable cookies, you will not be able to use some features of the Services.

We partner with third parties to track utilization and behavior on our websites, display advertising on our websites, and to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third-party partners may use cookies, web beacons, pixel tags or similar technologies in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.

This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Podfollow only and does not cover the use of cookies by any Third Party Services. Podfollow does not control when or how third parties place cookies on your computer, such as when you visit the website from a Podfollow Link.

Note Regarding Children
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child under 13 (or older as required by applicable law), we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.

How We Use Information

We use the personal information we collect for a variety of administrative and business purposes to:

  • operate our Site and provide the Services,
  • process and complete any transactions,
  • verify individual identity,
  • respond to inquiries, questions and comments and provide customer and technical support,
  • provide access to certain functionalities of our Services,
  • personalise and improve the Services and develop new products and services,
  • to communicate with our current and prospective customers concerning our services,
  • measure interest and engagement in our Site and Services,
  • monitor and analyse usage and trends of the Site and Services,
  • provide services to our customers to allow them to understand how you interact with our Services and to help detect, deter and prevent malicious, fraudulent or unlawful activity,
  • comply with any legal obligations, and
  • enforce our terms and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

Usage Across Devices
We may use the information we collect to make inferences that a unique individual has created or interacted with Podfollow links on different devices so that we can to detect, deter and prevent malicious, fraudulent or unlawful activity and analyse how users use our Services. For example, if you used a Podfollow link on a computer connected to your residential WiFi network, and you soon thereafter clicked on a Podfollow link on a mobile device connected to the same WiFi network, we may infer that a single individual created and clicked on the Podfollow links because both events were associated with the same IP address in the same time period.

Other Legitimate Interests
We also may use personal information to pursue legitimate interests, such as direct marketing, research (including marketing research), network and information security, prevention of fraudulent, malicious and unlawful activities, or any other purpose disclosed to you at the time you provide personal information or allowed by law.

Information We Share

The Services are designed to help you share information with others. In addition, we provide Services to our Customers that use Podfollow Stats.  As a result, some of the personal information generated through your use of the Services is shared publicly or with third parties as described below.

Podfollow Links You Use
Much of your activity on and through the Services is public by default. For example, when you use a Podfollow Link, the original URLs that are linked to and the corresponding Podfollow Links may be publicly available.

Account Information
Where permitted by law, if you register a Podfollow Account with an email address on a domain owned by an organisation, (for example, an employer or educational institution where you have an email account), we may share your email address and information about your Account, such as the number of links you have created, with that organisation to explore the organisation’s interest in creating or managing an enterprise account or for related purposes.

Information You Elect to Share
When using a Podfollow Link, you can share that Podfollow Link through Third Party Services. Any information that you elect to distribute through Third Party Services, such as a social network post you create, may then become accessible to users of those services. You can also access other Third Party Services through the Services, for example by clicking on links in the Statistics page for a Podfollow Link. We recommend that you review the terms of services and privacy policies of such Third Party Services that you access through the Services since Podfollow does not control and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Services.

Information Shared with Service Providers
We may employ and contract with third parties to perform certain tasks on our behalf and under our direction (our “Service Providers”). We may need to share information about you with our Service Providers in order to provide our product with research and analytics on user behavior and to provide advertising products and services to users, to process payments, and to provide email marketing and support services. Our agreements with these Service Providers authorize them to use your information only as necessary to provide services to us.  Transfers to subsequent third parties are covered by the service agreements with our Clients.

Information Disclosed Pursuant to Business Transfers
We may transfer and/or provide information about our users in connection with an acquisition, sale of company assets, or other situation where user information would be transferred as one of our business assets. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website.

In such a case, the acquirer of Podfollow may continue to use your information as set forth in this policy or as otherwise allowed by law.

Information Disclosed for the Protection of Podfollow and Others
Podfollow may access, read, preserve, and disclose any information it collects when it has a good faith belief that doing so is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with a law, regulation, or compulsory legal request, including process from a governmental law enforcement or national security agency, (ii) enforce the Privacy Policy or Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, deter, prevent or otherwise address malicious, fraudulent or unlawful activity, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of Podfollow, its users and the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for protection from malicious, fraudulent or unlawful activity.

Information We Share With Your Consent
We will share information about you when you instruct us to do so, such as when you share Podfollow Links or content with others through the Services or if we notify you that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information (like sharing/posting it with a third-party Service).


We retain the personal information we receive as described in this Privacy Policy for as long as you use our Services or as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, provide our Services, resolve disputes, establish legal defenses, conduct audits, pursue legitimate business purposes, enforce our agreements, and comply with applicable laws.

Information Security

Your Account information is protected by a social login for your privacy and security. You can prevent unauthorised access to your Account by selecting and protecting your password on this service appropriately, making use of two-factor authentication, and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your Account.

Podfollow endeavors to protect the information it collects about its users using industry-standard security processes and controls, however, despite these efforts, no security measure is perfect or impenetrable and Podfollow does not guarantee or warrant that such measures will prevent unauthorised access to the information about you that is stored by Podfollow. In the event we experience a breach of security, we may notify you if your personal information has been compromised, in accordance with applicable law. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact us at [email protected].

Choice and Access

You don’t need an Account to use Podfollow Links, and you can use many of the features of the Services without registering, thereby limiting the type of information that is collected about you individually.

Podfollow acknowledges that you have the right to access your personal information that we collect and are able to associate with you. You can request a complete copy of the personal information we store about your account by emailing [email protected]. You can delete your Account at any time by emailing [email protected]. If you delete your Account, you will no longer be able to access or use the Services. If you have an Account but are unable to access it, you can contact us at [email protected] and we will attempt to respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe. If you are a resident of the EEA or Switzerland, you have the right to ask that your personal data be corrected, updated, or erased. You may also have the right to object to, or request that we restrict, certain processing. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, you may contact us at [email protected]. In certain circumstances, we may be required by law to retain your personal information.

If you do not have a Podfollow account, Podfollow has no way of identifying you or verifying that you used or clicked on a Podfollow link.

Please note that in the interest of ensuring that existing Podfollow Links continue to function for all of our users, the Podfollow Links that you have used and shared cannot be deleted or disabled (even if your Account is deleted), and any sharing activity that has already occurred on your Account also cannot be deleted. If you have concerns about any unauthorised use of your Account, you can delete your account by emailing [email protected].

Supervisory Authority

If you are located in the European Economic Area, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe our Processing of your Personal Information violates applicable law.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Podfollow may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make material changes in the way we collect or use information, we may notify you by posting an announcement on the Services or sending you an email, and we will indicate when those changes will become effective. You are agreeing to be bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when you use the Services after those changes become effective.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Services, please send us a detailed message to [email protected]. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.