Disclosure, Interests and Sponsorship

Openness and transparency is in all our interests, and Ausdroid is no different.

Not many people understand how media businesses like ours make money, and the saying “if you’re not paying for a product, you are the product” is generally thought to be the case across the board. However, at least here, Ausdroid doesn’t sell your information or anything about you to make money. We make our money from advertising, sponsorship and commercial partnerships.

Ausdroid is Advertising Supported

Further, the biggest events, announcements and conferences that affect mobile technology don’t happen in Australia; they happen in the US, in Asia, throughout Europe, and basically everywhere else. Ausdroid is regularly invited to attend these events, or to travel interstate or overseas for “media famils” (in other words, trips so we can become more familiar with a company, its products, or something its working on).

In the interests of transparency, we’ll log these sponsored travels here, and you can check back at any time to see who travelled, where, and who facilitated that travel.

We also log our commercial arrangements and advertising arrangements.

Sponsorship and Commercial Arrangements

Ausdroid has commercial agreements with the following organisations:

  • Google Asia Pacific, advertising solutions. Ausdroid’s advertisements are placed through Google AdSense unless otherwise disclosed.
  • WhistleOut, mobile comparison website. WhistleOut publishes comparison pieces of interest to Ausdroid’s audience from time to time (generally once or twice per week). Ausdroid receives a commission based on referrals and any subsequent orders/sales placed through the WhistleOut/Ausdroid comparison portal.
  • Telstra and Finder Australia, where Ausdroid and its staff have produced content as experts for use by those companies.

Ausdroid has ad-hoc promotional agreements with:

  • PureVPN – VPN service provider
  • 4TFY – VPN service provider