Apple’s Developer Programs and Your Privacy

Apple is committed to the privacy and security of your information. We work hard to collect only the data we need to enable developers to be successful on Apple platforms and to provide a safe experience for users. When we do collect data, we believe it’s important for you to know what we’re collecting and why we need it to support you as an Apple developer. Here are some examples of the types of information we may collect and use.

When you enroll in Apple’s developer programs, Apple uses information associated with your Apple ID account, including your name, email address, age, phone number, preferred language, and country, to create and maintain your developer account and provide you with features of Apple’s Developer programs. This may include providing you with access to the Apple Developer website, events, and content, and to send you emails and notifications.

In certain cases, such as enrolling in one of Apple’s developer programs or accepting the Account Holder role from an existing member, you may be asked to provide your government identification number and/or an image of your photo ID for identity verification purposes, depending on the requirements of identity verification where you are located. Apple also will collect information about the device you used to apply and which security settings you’ve enabled for your Apple ID. Apple will only use this information to verify your identity and prevent fraud. Apple may securely share this information with a third-party identity verification service provider that is prohibited from using this information for purposes other than identity verification and fraud prevention. Apple requires the third-party service provider to delete this information, and any information they obtained from it, as soon as it is no longer needed and retention is not required by law. If you provide an image of your photo ID, Apple will check its authenticity and pull your name and address from the photo, but will not keep the image. If you do not want to provide a photo of your government ID, and it is not required by law, you may contact Apple for an alternative method of identity verification.

Another developer may provide Apple your email address to invite you to join their team. If you accept the invitation, your Apple ID will be associated with the team.

In order to receive payments from Apple, you will need to provide bank account information and complete tax forms. You can update these at any time in the Agreements, Tax, and Banking section of App Store Connect. Apple will only use this information to provide payment and as required by law.

You can also use the Apple ID associated with your membership to apply to attend developer events. Apple will use your Apple ID to complete the selection process and, if you are selected, to register you for the event.

Information collected by Apple will be treated in accordance with Apple’s Privacy Policy.