LEGAL INFORMATION

PRIVACY POLICY

1. Processing of personal data provided via the Website

SOFTONIC INTERNATIONAL, S.A. (“We” or the “Company” or “Softonic”) informs users of its website, www.softonic.com (the “Website“), of its policy of protection of personal data regarding access and use by users of the Website that Softonic places at the disposal of Internet users interested in its services and content, so that they can freely and voluntarily determine whether they wish to provide personal data to Softonic which may be required or that may be obtained.

The only personal data to which We have access is such data that the user voluntarily provides or as otherwise indicated in this Privacy Policy. In this sense, it is necessary that the user knows that for the registration and use of some of the services offered via the Website some personal data may be requested. In the cases and with respect to the data as expressly indicated to the user, if such data is not provided, the user may not access or use of such services. Furthermore, in some cases the user may be requested to voluntarily identify himself or herself in order to have a more personal experience while visiting the Website and to access certain services.

In accordance with the provisions of the legislation relating to personal data, Softonic International, S.A., with registered office at Calle Rosselló i Porcel, 21, 12th floor, 08016, Barcelona, SPAIN, ​​as owner of the Website (in Spain and the rest of the world), informs users of the existence of two separate files – ‘users’ and ‘ customers’ – registered by Softonic, duly registered with the Spanish Data Protection Agency.

2. Purpose

Data from users is collected in accordance with this Privacy Policy and is treated by Softonic for the following purposes:

  • Creation of a community of users interested in software, where they can share their opinions and favorite programs with other users.
  • To provide users’ opinions about computer programs, via the Website, in fora and other electronic means, such as social media.
  • To inform users about reviews, news, tutorials, opinions, all related to the world of software.
  • To recommend software to users, based on their interests, download history and navegation habits via the Website, as well as based on the comments from users using their Softonic profile in social media.
  • To study and analyse information provided by users, as well as based on information obtained in aggregate format for statistical purposes via cookies (see our Cookies Policy), in order to evaluate new trends or services.
  • To share and send contents and opinions.
  • To send electronic communications for promotional and informative purposes regarding the software sector or any other sectors that might be of interest, such as the ones indicated in clause 8 below.
  • To send SMSs and e-mails at the user’s request, in order to provide with the installation URL of the requested mobile application.
  • To show relevant promotions in other websites and social networks that may be of interest for the user.

The personal data belonging to users registered via the registration form available in the link “Developers” on the Website, whether they be companies, software owners or groups of programmers, are collected by Softonic with the following purposes, without prejudice to the specific privacy policy applicable to the “Softonic Developer Center”:

  • Sale and promotion of software and other content related to electronic means, PC, Mac, mobiles and/or any other electronic communication device.
  • To send electronic communications for promotional and informative purposes regarding the software sector or any other sectors that might be of interest, such as the ones indicated in clause 8 below.

3. Mandatory or optional nature of the information provided by the User and reliability of the information

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) on the registration forms to be filled in by the user are strictly necessary to service your request, with the inclusion of data in the remaining fields being voluntary.

You warrant that all personal information you provide is accurate and up to date so that it reflects truthfully to the current situation of the user. It is the responsibility of the user to maintain his or her data current, at all times; the user is solely responsible for the inaccuracy or falsity of the information provided and any damages caused thereby to Softonic or third parties for the use of services offered by Softonic based on such information.

4. Privacy Control

The user, from his or her personal menu, can choose and change the level of privacy that he or she wishes with respect to his or her personal data provided to Softonic. In this way a user may choose the type of profile that best fits his or her interests:

  • Public Profile:  All personal user information is always kept private. However, from the option “Change privacy” in a user´s personal menu, a user may make public their information relating to “Show my profile to other users”, “Activity visible for all users”, “Favorites visible for all users” and “Friends visible to all users”. If users have a personal photo or avatar to represent them in Softonic, that photo will also be public to other users.

 

  • Private Profile: All personal user information is always kept private. Users can also make private (that is, not visible to other users) their information relating to “Show my profile to other users”, “Activity visible for all users”, “Favorites visible for all users” and “Friends visible to all users”.

5. User Consent

When filling out the form and clicking “send”, the user confirms to have read and expressly accepted the Website´s legal terms, and gives his or her unequivocal and explicit consent to the processing of personal data for the purposes set out here and the services provided by Softonic.

Also, the user expressly consents to the possibility that his or her opinions and content contributed to the Website will be treated by Softonic for the purposes indicated herein.

6. Transfers

We do not sell the personal information of our users to third parties for commercial purposes without the express consent of users. We might, however, disclose personal information to comply with legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to legal claims relating to infringement by ads or other content of third party rights or to protect the rights of any person or their property or their safety.

We can also share and disclose your personal information with members of the Softonic group of companies: Softonic International SA, Softonic, Inc., Softonic Hong Kong Limited, Softonic Japan, k.k., to provide content and services (like registration, transactions and customer support), to facilitate the prevention and detection of potentially illegal acts and violations of our policies, make decisions about their products, services and communications as well as in some cases, access to data by certain service providers who help with our business operations. In this sense, the user expressly consents the assignment of his or her personal data for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy.

7. Data provided by minors

Those over fourteen years old may register as users of the Website without the prior consent of their parent or guardian.

For children under fourteen years old, the written consent from parents or guardians for the processing of your personal data is required, along with photocopy of their national ID card, which must be sent to the email address privacy@softonic.com.
In no case shall data with respect to the professional, economic or the privacy of other family members of a minor be collected, without their express consent. Only the data relating to the identity and address of parents or guardians of the user under fourteen years may be collected, with the sole purpose of obtaining the necessary authorisation.

If you are under fourteen years old and you have accessed this Website without telling your parents or guardians, you must not register as a user.

8. Electronic Communications

The completion and submission of registration forms from Softonic implies the express consent of the user for the receipt of promotional electronic communications in which may be included news and information about the Website, as well as electronic communications relating to the software industry and other sectors.

We offer you a subscription through your personal account the following services:

  • All about Software (weekly subscription): This consists of the receipt by the user´s email account all information for choosing the best software: software comparisons, background analyses, advertorials and others.
  • Softonic Offers: Consisting of receiving software deals and discounts.
  • Softonic News: Consisting of receiving information about new products and features of Softonic, community news and prize draws.
  • Notices and alerts via e-mail related to downloaded programs.

We provides two mechanisms by which users who so request may modify or remove these services in a simple, fast and free manner.

To do this, the user must enter the access menu and disable the send option in the section on electronic communications. They may also opt out of this service by following the instructions at the bottom of the body of electronic communications.

 

9. Security

We inform users that we have adopted the necessary technical and organizational measures established by regulations to ensure the security of personal data and avoid its alteration, loss, or unauthorized access, given the state of technology, the nature of the data stored and the risks to which they are exposed, all in accordance with the provisions of the current applicable legislation and regulations.

10. Right of access, modification, opposition and cancellation of data

You have the right to access your data held by us, modify it if the data is wrong, to oppose certain treatments of data and to unsubscribe from certain services offered by Softonic.

These rights can be exercised by the settings offered in your personal account of the Website, accessed by including your email address and your personal password.

In case of problems in online access, and for any other queries or concerns about our data protection policy, you may directly exercise your rights of access, modification, cancellation and opposition by writing to:

Softonic International S.A.
Calle Rosselló i Porcel, 21, 12th floor,
08016 Barcelona,
Spain

Or via our email: privacy@softonic.com, indicating the subject and request.

The processing of personal data and the sending of commercial communications by electronic means are in compliance with current regulations.

11. Amendments to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this policy to adapt to future legislation or case law.

12. Governing Law

Unless specific local law provides otherwise, this Privacy Policy and other terms and conditions relating to the Website are governed wholly by Spanish law.

13. Inquiries about this Policy

Any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy can be sent by email to privacy@softonic.com.