Apple considers your privacy important. You may be asked to share personal information when you use Apple products. The information you share will be used to better your experience with their products and services.
Personal data collected
When you sign up for use of an Apple product or service, they collect personal information such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences, device identifiers, IP address, location, and credit card information. When you share content with your friends or family, Apple collects their personal information as well. Depending on circumstances, they may need your government issued ID as well. This happens when setting up a wireless account, activating a device, to extend commercial credit, manage reservations or if required by law.
Personal data usage
Apple uses data to:
- Prevent fraud.
- Fulfill your requests.
- Provide a product or service.
- Develop and improve their content.
- Deal with loss prevention.
- Check to make sure your age allows you to see certain services or products.
- Send you information about their policies, terms and conditions, and any purchases you have made.
- Research and analyze for the purpose of improving their services.
Cookies and similar tech
You can use your Apple account to listen to or buy music, buy a MacBook, watch the latest movies, and more. When you sign up, you can limit what information is shared with them and also opt out of certain emails and ads.
Data shared with Apple
How to protect your privacy
There are many ways of protecting your privacy with Apple, such as:
- Update your preferences to not share as much information or to stop getting emails from them.
- Choose limit ad tracking to opt your Apple ID out of certain ads.
- Disable cookies.
- Do not set up an Apple ID.
- Do not buy Apple products or services.
- Do not download iTunes.
- Opt out of downloading cookies.
- Contact apple to delete your account.
How to contact Apple about your privacy
Send a message to Apple with any concerns about your privacy.