Desktop APM Privacy Statement

Your privacy is important to us. Your data remains on your PC, we can't see it and we don't want to.

Does Desktop APM share any information over the internet?

Desktop does not share any of your personal data over the internet, and only communicates with our server once a month to check for updates.

What information is sent over the internet when checking for updates?

When checking for updates, Desktop APM sends a randomly generated unique number to our servers, which allows us to determine how many unique users are using the software. The number would appear as 8 digits ie. ('46780345') and is picked at random the first time you use Desktop APM. This is the best way to determine just how many users we have while still ensuring that you remain anonymous, safe and secure.

Users of the professional (paid) version have their product key hashed (scrambled) and sent to our servers when checking for updates. We compare this hashed key with a list of hashed paid-for product keys to assess any potential piracy. We may choose to prevent illegal product keys from working in future versions of Desktop APM, but currently the software is entirely Digital Rights Media (DRM) free.

Is there anything else Desktop APM sends over the internet?

No that is it. Your data is entirely your own. We want you to have peace of mind when using Desktop APM, so you can feel safe knowing your computer's security is in your own hands.

What information does Desktop APM download to my PC?

Once a month the Desktop APM software connects to a webpage on our server, reading the latest version number as a small 8-byte string (ie. '1.17'). The software then compares that number to the version number you have installed and if they are different, it provides you a link where you can download the latest version. By reading such tiny data only once a month, we can assure you that Desktop APM is using your internet data extremely conservatively.

Where does Desktop APM store my data?

Your data is stored on your local hard drive in the appdata folder, which is a Window's standard hidden folder that stores many of your installed program's settings.

For Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 the path is:
C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\DesktopAPM

On Windows 2000 and XP, the path is:
C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\DesktopAPM