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Manage Digital Services Act compliance information

You’ll be asked to disclose whether or not you’re a trader for purposes of the European Union’s Digital Services Act (DSA) in order to stay compliant across regions when distributing subscriber audio or Apple-hosted audio on Apple Podcasts. If you’re a trader, the European Union DSA requires that you provide certain identification information, including your address and contact details, to be displayed on your Apple Podcasts product pages to consumers in the countries where the DSA is applicable.

If you’re not a trader, consumers in the countries where the DSA is applicable will be informed that consumer rights stemming from applicable consumer protection laws won’t apply to contracts between you and them.

How to know if you’re a trader

The DSA defines a trader as “any natural person, or any legal person irrespective of whether privately or publicly owned, who is acting, including through any person acting in his or her name or on his or her behalf, for purposes relating to his or her trade, business, craft or profession.” If you have questions about your status as a trader, consult with your legal advisor. The material contained herein is informational, general in nature, and does not constitute legal advice.

Learn more about the Digital Services Act

Information you need to provide if you’re a trader

Individuals: You’ll need to enter the following for display on your Apple Podcasts product pages:

  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address

This information is for display purposes only and won’t impact the information associated with your Apple Podcasters Program membership. 

Organizations: If you choose to enter a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)  number, the address associated with it will automatically display. If you don’t have a DUNS number, you’ll need to enter the following for display on your Apple Podcasts product pages:

  • Phone number
  • Email address

This information is for display purposes only and won’t impact the information associated with your Apple Podcasters Program membership. If you need to update your physical address, contact us.

All traders: You’ll need to provide payment account details, if you haven’t already entered them in Apple Podcasts Connect. You'll also be asked to certify that you only offer products or services that comply with the applicable rules of EU law. 

Enter DSA compliance information

Required Role: You must have the Admin or Legal role in Apple Podcasts Connect to add DSA details. Learn more about users and roles.

  1. From the Apple Podcasts Connect home page, click Business.
  2. Select or add your legal entity.
  3. Next to Digital Services Act, click Complete Compliance Requirements.
  4. Select from the following options:
    1. This is a trader account. You’ll need to enter contact information for display on your Apple Podcasts product pages. Continue to step 5.
    2. This is not a trader account. You won’t need to provide any contact information. Click Done.
  5. Enter or confirm the required contact information and click Next.
  6. Validate the phone number you provided on the previous screen using two-factor authentication, or request manual validation. Once you’re done, you’ll automatically be directed to the next step.
  7. Validate the email address you provided using two-factor authentication. Once you’re done, you’ll automatically be directed to the next step.
  8. Follow the instructions to upload your documentation. Companies and organizations will need to provide documentation like a certificate of incorporation or articles of incorporation. When you’re done, click Next.
  9. Review your information to make sure it’s correct, then click Confirm.