Privacy and Data Policy

MacRumors.com (the "Site," "we," "us," or "our") wants you to know how we collect and use your information. We work hard to keep your information secure, and we provide you with meaningful choices.

This policy applies to the Site and will disclose and describe our integrated tools and features (discussion forum functions, ad networks, etc.). We do not control and cannot speak for other web sites or apps, even if the Site contains links that connect to those other sites or apps.

Information We Collect and Use

We may collect and combine information when you interact with the Site including:

This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here: www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy

How We Use the Data We Collect

We are able to deliver, personalize, and improve our Site by using the data we have about your activities and interests. We may use this data to maintain and improve the Site, fulfill your requests and when authorized by you, help advertisers improve their ads, serve relevant ads to you, contact you, report to others aggregated and/or anonymized data about our Site visitors and their usage habits, and to detect and defend against fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful activity as such things may arise.


You can manage or review your account information, marketing preferences, and user data. View or modify your current consent given to the site. Registered forum users may change their account preferences using our control panel.

For further controls or opt-outs, please contact support@macrumors.com:

How We Share Data

We share data with our service providers, including ad networks, site analytics companies, and affiliate sales partners. We also share information we have about you for the purposes described in this policy, including to provide the Site and present ads to you, and as described above in the "How We Use the Data We Collect" part. We do not otherwise sell, license, or share information that individually identifies our customers with any other individuals or entities unless we have your consent, or in response to legal process, legal requests, claims that any content violates the rights of third-parties, or as otherwise required by law or for protection of the rights, property, or personal safety of our users or our personnel.

Change of Control of Our Site

If the ownership or control of the Site changes as a result of a merger, acquisition or sale of assets, we may transfer your information to the new owner, subject to this policy or its then-current version.

Information Security and Data Retention

We have technical and physical safeguards in place to help protect against unauthorized access, use or disclosure of user data. We use Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption when transmitting certain information, such as financial services information or payment information. Most browsers will show an icon resembling a green padlock when TLS is active. Please note that no data transmission over the Internet, and no information storage system is 100% secure. We also rely on our users to protect the security of their own accounts and personal data, including by not sharing passwords and login credentials, or by making those things readily available to third parties.

Protecting Children's Privacy

Our Services are for a general audience. We do not want, and we do not knowingly collect, use, or share information that could be used to identify children under the age of 16.

Data Processing and International Transfers

You agree to the data collection, processing, storing, sharing, transferring, and uses of your information as outlined in this policy. You agree that we may transfer, process, store and use your information in countries other than your own.

Policy Applies Only to Us

This policy does not apply to the practices of any companies or individuals except for us, or to people whom we do not employ or control.

Updates and Amendments

We may update this policy from time to time, so please check it periodically. If we make changes that are material, we will provide you with notice before those changes occur.

Feedback, Issues

If you have questions, suggestions, or concerns, please complete contact us at:

Arnold Kim
MacRumors.com, LLC
4870 Sadler Rd. Suite #300
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone #: 804-223-0588
Email: support@macrumors.com

DMCA notices

Email: webmaster@macrumors.com

Affiliate / Monetization / FTC Disclosure

Links on this site are processed by Skimlinks to automatically add referrals to outcoming store/vendor links. MacRumors.com, LLC may sometimes get paid if you click one of those links and purchase a product or service. In the case of our forums, any links or recommendations are being posted by our community and do not represent endorsements by this site. In the case of our news stories, we may offer direct links to stores and vendors for the convenience of our readers, but unless otherwise stated, do not necessarily represent endoresements to those products.