Privacy Policy - Your Privacy Rights

At ALSOFT, we know that you care how your personal information is used and we appreciate that you trust us to do that carefully and sensibly.

This Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we and other companies in our group collect and use your personal information. We want you to make informed decisions when using our websites and any features on them, including any registration and e-commerce services.

This Privacy Policy applies to all the pages on our sites and any features of them and any e-commerce, purchasing or other areas which require registration. However, it won't apply to any third-party sites which are linked to our sites. We recommend that you read the privacy policy of any such sites that you visit as we are not responsible for them.

We have included full details of who we and our group companies are at the end of this Privacy Policy.


Information collected automatically: When you visit our sites and use our apps, we automatically collect and store information about your computer or mobile device and your activities. The information those are collected automatically are given below:
  1. How long you visited our sites or used our apps and which services and features you used.
  2. The ads you clicked on.
  3. The words you have looked up and results you selected.
  4. The URL of the last web page you visited before coming to one of our sites.
  5. Your mobile device's geographic location (specific geographic location if you've enabled collection of that information, or general geographic location automatically).
  6. Your mobile device's unique ID number.
  7. Your preferences and settings (time zone, language, etc.).
  8. Technical information about your computer or mobile device (such as type of device, web browser or operating system).
  9. Your computer's IP address.
  10. For app users, the online or offline status of Your app.

Information you choose to provide: You may choose to open an account and if you are age 13 or older, provide us with information in order to use certain services or products, like Premium or to take advantage of special offers, like a contest or any other. This information may include your name, email address, phone number, credit card information (including billing address), and demographic information (age, gender, etc.). You may provide this information directly to us or you may choose to register using your Facebook account in which case you would authorize us to access certain Facebook profile information including your first name, last name, gender, birth date and email address. You do not have to provide any of this information to us. But if you do not provide certain information, you will not be able to use some of the services we may offer. If you wish, we will delete your account information; to do so, please contact us.


ALDictionary and our group companies may use your personal information to process your online purchases, to inform you about products and services offered by us and our group companies, to improve the products and services offered to you, for market research purposes, for marketing, statistical or analytical purposes, and otherwise to better meet the needs and preferences of our customers. We will not allow unrelated third parties to use your personal information for marketing without your consent.

In particular, we may use your information to:
  1. contact you with more information on our products and services and those of our group companies, except where you have told us not to do that.
  2. inform you about your recent and past activities on our site.
  3. invite you to participate in surveys, discussions and prize draws and ask for your views on our services via online surveys and discussion forums.

We also use personal information in aggregate form (so that no individual user is identified by name) to build marketing profiles, audit how our sites are used, and to help with the strategic development of our sites.

Participation in surveys and discussion forums is entirely voluntary. You may unsubscribe from being contacted for these purposes at any time. Survey information will be used for market research with the aim of improving our services. We will show your username on any content you submit or post on our sites.


We share user information with other companies for various reasons. What information we make available to other companies depends on the nature of our relationships with them. We generally require these other companies to keep our users' information confidential.

Service Providers: We may share all of the types of information we collect with vendors who provide services (such as voice transcription, email and SMS messaging, and payment processing), conduct surveys, and run sweepstakes on our behalf.

Advertisers: Advertisers and advertising networks use tracking technologies to collect information about users' computers or mobile devices and their online activities (for example, web pages visited and searches made) as well as general geographic location and use that information to display targeted ads to users. We sometimes allow these ad companies to collect such information when you use our sites and apps to enable them to display targeted ads to you.

Analytics Companies: We allow analytics companies to use tracking technologies to collect information about our users' computers or mobile devices and their online activities. These companies analyze this information to help us understand how our sites and apps are being used. Certain versions of our App have an "Opt out of Tracking" setting, which permits you to opt out of being tracked by third party analytics companies.

What we don't share: We do not provide ad companies or analytics companies with your name, address, email address, phone number, or credit card information.

Aggregated Information: We may publicly disclose aggregated information about our users, such as the total number of our users and their overall demographics.

Legal Matters: We may disclose user information: in response to a legal request, such as a subpoena, court order, or government demand; to investigate or report illegal activity; or to enforce our rights or defend claims. We may also transfer your information to another company in connection with a corporate restructuring, such as a sale, merger or in the event of a bankruptcy proceeding.


Unfortunately, sending and receiving information over the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, anything you send to us is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


By using, you accept this cookie policy. uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve the website. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that are stored by your browser on your computer. Cookies contain information about how you use the website. For example, we use a cookie to remember which dictionary you used most recently so that it is automatically selected for you so you can use again without changing dictionary.

If you do not want your browser to store cookies or you want to control which cookies it stores, most modern browsers will allow you to delete cookies, block cookies and change what cookies are stored in the future. Your browser's 'help' function should explain how to do this. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Some cookies expire after the end of your browser session (browser close); in order to serve their function, some remain on your computer for a fixed period after you leave the site. An example of a cookie that is stored until you next visit the site is the cookie that remembers which dictionary you last searched.


Most online websites use tracking technologies to collect and store data about your computer or mobile device and your activities on our sites and apps. ALDictionary also collect following information to track your activity, while you access our website.

Cookies: When you visit our sites, we place "cookies" (small text files) on your computer to recognize you. We do this to store your preferences and track your use of our sites. Many ad companies are members of the Network Advertising Initiative. NAI members allow users to opt out of being tracked by cookies. To opt out of cookie tracking by NAI members, you may visit and click on the "Consumer Opt-out" button. Companies may also be members of the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA") and to opt out of cookie tracking by DAA members, you may visit Finally, to learn how to remove cookies, you may visit these links: deleting cookies and deleting flash cookies. By using our site and products, you give us explicit consent to place cookies and other tracking technology on your computer or mobile device.

Mobile Device IDs: If you're using an app or mobile browser, we use mobile device IDs (the unique identifier assigned to a device by the manufacturer), instead of cookies, to recognize you. We do this to store your preferences and track your use of our apps. Unlike cookies, device IDs cannot be deleted. Ad companies use device IDs to track your use of the app, track the number of ads displayed, measure ad performance and display ads that are more relevant to you. Analytics companies use device IDs to track information about app usage.


ALDictionary seek to protect the safety of all your personal information. In particular, provided your browser accepts Secure Sockets Layer encryption(if needed), we seek to protect your payment information against unauthorised access through a secure server. Where we use third parties to process personal information, we require them to ensure the safety of your information. We use appropriate security measures on our own systems, but the Internet is not a secure medium and we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted via the internet.

Any personal information that you voluntarily post on a public area of our site, such as a bulletin board or discussion forum, or an interactive area requiring registration and/or subscription, may be collected and used by others. Please be careful what personal information you disclose in this way. You understand that we cannot control the actions of other users.


Any improper collection or misuse of personal information is in violation of this Privacy Policy and of our Legal Notice. Please report it by emailing

You agree not to misuse any personal information available on our Site or to gather it or use robots or other automated scripts, codes or functionalities to do so.

We may immediately suspend or terminate your access to our site without notice if we become aware that you are in breach of applicable terms and conditions of use or of this Privacy Policy.


We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will always include the date of a new version so that you know when there has been a change. If you don't agree to the changes, please don't continue to use our site or provide us with your personal information.


Do Not Track ("DNT") is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. DNT is a way for users to inform websites and services that they do not want certain information about their webpage visits collected over time and across websites or online services. We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information collected on our website for third party purposes, and that is why we provide the NAI "Consumer Opt-out" link and the DAA opt-out link above. However, we do not recognize or respond to browser-initiated DNT signals, as the Internet industry is currently still working toward defining exactly what DNT means, what it means to comply with DNT, and a common approach to responding to DNT.