Although Uptodown is an open and global marketplace, there are some cases in which we see ourselves forced to limit the download of an app in certain countries or territories. Here are the main reasons why this situation could occur:
- Author's explicit request: The developer or rights holder of an app verified on Uptodown can request that its software is not available in a specific region, regardless of the reasons given.
- Geographic restriction: There may be countries in which regional laws prohibit the distribution of certain apps due to the use of certain trademarks or features that are not allowed under their jurisdiction. In these cases, we try to comply with the claims received by official bodies, legal departments and the actual request from the rights holders of the software involved.
- Distribution through several publishers: Some apps are managed by different organizations depending on the region where they are distributed. Therefore, in cases where the app distribution falls into different domains for a specific region, it is necessary to block its download or redirect to the corresponding one for that region.