U.S. Multistate Privacy Notice (Prior)

Effective Date: May 3, 2024

Introduction

This U.S. Multistate Privacy Notice (the “Notice”) supplements the information contained in our Privacy Policy and applies only to individual residents (the “Covered Individual Residents”) of the U.S. states that have enacted comprehensive consumer privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (“CCPA”), the Colorado Privacy Act, the Connecticut Data Privacy Act, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act, the Utah Consumer Privacy Act, and each of their associated regulations, as well as similar consumer privacy laws that may be enacted in the future (collectively, the “Applicable Laws”).  

This Notice addresses the specific disclosure requirements under the Applicable Laws and provides additional information about how we collect, use, share, and otherwise process Covered Individual Residents’ personal information, the rights of Covered Individual Residents in relation to that personal information, and the ways to exercise those rights.  You can find more information and details about AppLovin and our personal information collection and use practices in our Privacy Policy. Unless otherwise indicated, all terms in this Notice have the same meanings as defined in our Privacy Policy or as otherwise defined under the Applicable Laws.

Contents

Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information

As explained in our Privacy Policy, consumers interact with us in a few ways, primarily through advertisements served by AppLovin on behalf of advertisers.   We may collect information about you when you use a mobile application, platform, or service that contains the AppLovin SDK, when you interact with e-commerce platforms or merchant websites that embed our pixel, API, or similar technologies, when you interact with our advertising platform in another way, or when your visit our corporate website at www.applovin.com.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies of the mobile apps, websites, and platforms you interact with, which may contain additional information regarding their sharing of personal information with AppLovin or other parties.  

The chart below summarizes the categories of personal information we collect, the sources of the personal information collected, the business purposes for our collection, and the categories of third parties with whom we “disclose” or “share” personal information.  The chart describes our practices, both current and during the last 12 months.   

Category of Personal Information CollectedSource(s) of Personal InformationBusiness Purpose(s) for CollectionThird Parties — Disclosure for a Business Purpose
Identifiers, such as name, email address and other contact information, IP address, and online identifiers (like advertising IDs); phone number and mailing address (e-Commerce ads only)• You or your device(s)
• Publishers
• Advertising Partners
• Affiliates
• Service Delivery
• Delivery of Advertisements
• Technical Support
• Customer Support
• Processing Payments
• Analytics
• Business Research & Development
• Marketing & Promotions
• Platform Protection & Fraud Prevention
• Compliance with Legal Obligations
• Service Providers
• Affiliates
• Online identifiers with Advertising Partners (shared for personalized advertisements)
• Your Specified Recipient(s)
• Government Entities/Law Enforcement
Additional Customer Records, such as bank account number or other financial information• You (only for business users)• Service Delivery
• Technical Support
• Customer Support
• Processing Payments
• Platform Protection
• Compliance with Legal Obligations
• Service Providers
• Affiliates
• Your Specified Recipient(s)
Characteristics of Protected Classifications, such as age or gender• PublishersCertain publishers may choose to share this information for purposes of their own direct ad serving.  We do not retain this data or pass it downstream to advertising partners.N/A
Sensitive Personal Information, such as social security numbers, precise geolocation, or genetic and biometric data*• AppLovin does not collect or seek to elicit end users’ “sensitive personal information” as defined by the Applicable LawsN/AN/A
Commercial Information, such as records of services considered or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies• You or your device(s)
• Publishers
• Service Delivery
• Delivery of Advertisements
• Analytics
• Business Research & Development
• Platform Protection & Fraud Prevention
• Compliance with Legal Obligations
• Service Providers
• Affiliates
• Your Specified Recipient(s)
Internet or Network Information, such as information regarding interactions with a website, application, or advertisement, or online shopping browser history• You or your device(s)
• Service Providers • Publishers
• Service Delivery
• Delivery of Advertisements
• Analytics
• Business Research & Development
• Platform Protection & Fraud Prevention
• Compliance with Legal Obligations
• Service Providers
• Affiliates
• Advertising Partners (shared for personalized advertisements)
• Your Specified Recipient(s)
Geolocation Data, such as city or county-level geolocation information• You or your device(s)
• Publishers
• Advertising Partners
• Service Delivery
• Delivery of Advertisements
• Analytics
• Business Research & Development
• Platform Protection & Fraud Prevention
• Compliance with Legal Obligations
• Service Providers
• Affiliates
• Advertising Partners (shared for personalized advertisements)
• Your Specified Recipient(s)
• Government Entities/Law Enforcement
Inferences, such as the derivation of information, data, or assumptions from the categories of personal information included above• You or your device(s)
• Publishers
• Advertising Partners
• Affiliates
• Service Providers
• Service Delivery
• Delivery of Advertisements
• Analytics
• Business Research & Development
• Platform Protection & Fraud Prevention
• Compliance with Legal Obligations
• Service Providers
• Affiliates

*AppLovin does not collect or seek to elicit end users’ “sensitive personal information” as defined by the Applicable Laws.  This means that AppLovin does not collect social security numbers, drivers’ licenses, financial account or credit card numbers (except as provided by our business customers to us for payment processing purposes), precise geolocation, racial and ethnic characteristics, religious and philosophical beliefs, union membership, the contents of messages (mail, email, or text), mental or physical health condition or diagnosis, sex life or sexual orientation, genetic and biometric data, or personal data from a known child.

Selling or Sharing of Personal Information

AppLovin does not “sell” information as most people would commonly understand that term; AppLovin does not, and will not, disclose your personal information in direct exchange for money or some other form of payment.  However, AppLovin may “share” personal information about you for purposes of serving you with personalized ads or content, otherwise known as “interest-based advertising” or “cross-context behavioral advertising.”  Under the CCPA and similar state laws’ expansive definition of “sell,” certain advertising and analytics activities may constitute a sale.  For example:

  • When you use a mobile application, the publisher of that application may decide to serve you with interest-based ads.  If that application embeds AppLovin’s software, we’ll send a bid request that contains certain of your device information (if available) to our advertising demand side partners to enable their ads to be served to you based on your interests (which they derive from their own or other third-party advertising partners). Under the CCPA, passing device data in a bid request to our demand side partners is “sharing” under the CCPA and may be a “sale” of personal information.

The chart included above sets forth the categories of third parties with whom we have “shared” personal information within the last 12 months.  

Data Retention

As explained in our Privacy Policy, we retain the categories of personal information included in the chart above for up to 2 years.

Your Privacy Rights

As a Covered Individual Resident, you may be able to exercise the following rights in relation to the personal information that we may have collected about you, subject to certain limitations and requirements, including the verification of your identity and our right to retain information to comply with our legal obligations, among other circumstances.

Privacy RightBrief Details
Know and Access your Personal InformationYou may request, up to two times in a 12-month period, that we disclose to you the categories and specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about you, the categories of sources from which your personal information has been collected, the business or commercial purpose for collecting your personal information, the categories of personal information that we disclosed for a business purpose, any categories of personal information about you that we sold or shared, the categories of third-parties with whom we have shared your personal information, and the business or commercial purpose for selling your personal information, if applicable.
Request Deletion of your Personal InformationYou have the right to request that we delete certain personal information that we may have collected from you.
Opt-Out of the “Sale” or “Sharing” of your Personal InformationAppLovin may “share” personal information about you for purposes of serving you with personalized ads or content, otherwise known as “interest-based advertising,” “targeted advertising,” or “cross-context behavioral advertising.”

You have the right to opt-out of any future “sales” or “sharing” of your personal information as defined by the Applicable Laws (and as explained below).
Non-DiscriminationYou have the right to exercise the rights conferred on you by the Applicable Laws without discrimination.
Data PortabilityYou have the right to request that we transmit certain personal information that we may have collected from you to other entities, unless transmitting the information would not be technically feasible.
Correct Inaccurate InformationYou have the right to request that we correct errors or inaccurate information in the personal information that we may have collected from you.
Opt-Out of Sharing for Cross-Contextual Behavioral AdvertisingYou have the right to opt-out of the “sharing” of your personal information for “cross-contextual behavioral advertising,” often referred to as “interest-based advertising” or “targeted advertising.” 
Limit the Use or Disclosure of Sensitive Personal InformationIn certain circumstances, you have the right to limit the use of any sensitive categories of personal information. As noted above, AppLovin does not collect or seek to elicit sensitive categories of personal information.
Opt-Out of the Use of Automated Decision MakingIn certain circumstances, you have the right to opt-out of the use of automated decision making in relation to your personal information.

How to Exercise Your Privacy Rights

To exercise your rights to know and access your personal information or to request deletion of your personal information, you have the following options (listed according to the types of interaction you may have with AppLovin):

For Users of Mobile Games and/or Other Applications, Platforms, or Services Containing the AppLovin SDK or Similar Technologies

  • To manage the personal information that AppLovin may have about you from the mobile games and/or other applications, platforms, or services that you use, you may download the AppLovin Privacy Management Application from the Apple or Google Play Stores:
App Store
Google Play

By navigating through the tabs in the AppLovin Privacy Management Application, you can erase the personal information that AppLovin may have collected about you or request a copy of that personal information.

To exercise your right to opt-out of interest-based advertising, you have the following options:

  • Opt-Out through AppLovin Ads.  AppLovin allows you to opt-out of all interest-based advertising served by AppLovin through the “i” or “Learn more about ad preferences” link available on the face of an ad served by AppLovin.  Once you click on the link, you will see a button to “Opt-Out of Interest-Based Advertising.”
  • Opt-Out through Device-Level Choices.  In addition, if you do not want to receive interest-based advertisements, you can limit the collection of certain information through your device’s settings.  Detailed instructions on how to change these device settings can be found in the “Manage Your Privacy Choices” section of our Privacy Policy and in the instructions available here.
  • Opt-Out through Industry Consumer-Choice Platforms.  Finally, you can make choices about data collection for certain companies by visiting an industry consumer-choice platform, such as the NAI or DAA.

Please know that opting out of interest-based advertising does not mean that you will not receive advertising.  You may still receive ads, but those ads may be less relevant to your interests.  

To exercise any other rights that you may have under applicable law, or if you have any questions regarding any response to your request, please contact our Data Protection Officer using the information in the “Contact Us” section of our Privacy Policy

For Our Website Visitors

  • To opt-out of the automated collection of your personal information by certain cookies or other data collection technologies through our website, you can click “Cookie Settings” in the footer of our website.  In addition, you may follow the steps outlined in the “Cookies and Other Similar Technology” and “Your Advertising/Marketing Choices” sections of our Privacy Policy. To access or manage information that you have manually submitted to us, please contact our Data Protection Officer using the information in the “Contact Us” section of our Privacy Policy.

For Our Customers and Business Contacts

  • Please contact our Data Protection Officer using the information in the “Contact Us” section of our Privacy Policy.  Please provide enough information about you and your request for our Data Protection Officer to be able to identify your information in our records.

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Please note that requesting to exercise your rights through us will not bear on the personal information processed about you by our third-party partners and customers, including the Publishers that have the AppLovin SDK embedded in their mobile games and/or other applications, platforms, or services.  If you wish to exercise your rights with respect to these third parties, please submit a request with each party directly.

Children Under the Age of 16

As explained in our Privacy Policy, children under the age of 16 may not use the AppLovin Services and we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 16.

Appointment of an Authorized Agent

In certain circumstances, you may appoint an authorized agent to exercise any rights that you may have on your behalf.  If you choose to exercise any rights through an authorized agent, you will need to verify your identity directly with us before we can process any requests.  In addition, we will need written documentation demonstrating the authorized agent’s authority to act on your behalf.

Data Access and Deletion Transparency Report

Our annual transparency report shows the number of data access and deletion requests we received last year and how long it typically takes us to fulfill those requests.

Type of RequestRequests Completed*Average Time to Substantively Respond
Requests to Know and Access
3081Less than 1 day (successful requests processed automatically)
Requests for Deletions
26830Less than 1 day (successful requests processed automatically)

*The Data Access and Deletion Transparency Report includes data for US-based users, who submitted requests via the AppLovin Privacy Management App.  The AppLovin Privacy Management Application processes all requests automatically, except where the requests cannot be verified.

Updates or Amendments to this Notice

As explained in our Privacy Policy, we may make changes to this Notice from time to time.  If we make any changes, we will update the “Effective Date” posted at the top of this Notice.  We encourage you to review this Notice periodically.

How to Contact Us

You can find our contact information in the “Contact Us” section of our Privacy Policy.

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