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Legal rights regarding the website

These electronically-transmitted pages belong to AudioFile Magazine. All rights are reserved. These pages may not be duplicated or reproduced without the express written consent of AudioFile, except in the form of brief excerpts or quotations for the purposes of review. The information contained here is for personal use of the reader. Making copies of these pages or any portion for any purpose other than your personal use is a violation of United States copyright laws.

Disclaimer regarding the website

AudioFile and its employees and affiliates have used their best efforts in preparing this website. AudioFile Magazine and its employees and affiliates make no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, with regard to the pages or the information contained here.

Limits of liability regarding the website

AudioFile and its employees or contractors shall not be liable in the event of incidental or consequential damages in connection with, or arising out of, the provision of information offered here.

Information Collection and Use

The website collects information from our users at several different points on our website. When you use the website some general information is collected. This general information is used internally in connection with our business to improve the website, including our marketing and advertising efforts, and to make your use of the website as enjoyable and efficient as possible.

AudioFile is the sole owner of this information collected on this website. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities and may, in our sole discretion, disclose personal information or other information to satisfy any law, regulation, subpoena, or government request. We reserve the right to release personal information or other information about users who we believe are engaged in illegal activities or are otherwise in violation of our Terms of Service, even without a subpoena, warrant or court order, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate our website or to protect the rights or property of, our affiliates, or our officers, directors, employees, agents, third-party content providers, suppliers, sponsors, or licensors. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities we reasonably believe in our sole discretion to be unlawful. If we are legally compelled to disclose information about you to a third party, we will attempt to notify you by sending an email to the email address in our records unless doing so would violate the law or unless you have not provided your email address to us.

Cookies and HTML5 Web Storage

This website does not use cookies.

We use HTML5 Web storage to store Listening Shelf information. Audiobooks are added to your private Must List using the star icon on audiobook review page. You can get to your Must List by clicking on the star icon on the top menu. Your list is stored locally within your browser using HTML5 Web Storage. Web storage is supported by Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari. Each browser has its own method for deleting local storage. You can easily search the Internet for instructions on how to clear HTML5 Web Storage for your browser/device. We have not set an expiration date so your Must List will be kept until you clear your HTML5 Web Storage. The must list will be available to any person using your device’s browser. No login is required. You can delete any audiobook title from your Must List using the x icon adjacent to the book title. If you would like to reset your HTML Web Storage from our website you can do so from the Must List page.

Log Files

Like most websites, we use log files. These log files store information regarding IP (internet protocol) addresses, browser type, ISP (internet service provider), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. These log files are used to analyze trends, administer the website, track user's movements in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for our use. IP addresses, etc. may be linked to personal information if you have placed an order or registered with

Sharing of General or Demographic Information

We may share aggregated, general or demographic information we collect about our users and their use of our website with our partners and advertisers in a manner which does not identify any individual user. These companies will not retain, share, store or use any of our user's personal information for any secondary purposes.


This website may contains links to other websites. We want you to be aware that when you click on such links that take you to a third-party website, you will be subject to such third-party's privacy policies. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites and we expressly disclaim any and all liability for the actions of third-parties, including, without limitation, actions relating to the use and/or disclosure of personal information by such third-parties. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our website and enter a third-party website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects their personal information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by our website.

Privacy Officer

If you have any questions about the security of our website, you should contact us by phone, 207-774-7563, or by US Mail.

Robin F. Whitten, Privacy Officer
AudioFile Magazine
P.O. Box 109
Portland, ME 04112-0109

This notice was published and becomes effective on 1/18/2013.