Privacy Statement

Your privacy is important to us. Reader Mode collects absolutely zero personal data from users and only collects the anonymous click stream data - strictly only when given Consent by the User (via a Consent Pop up) and is being sent to our backend via an API post call for analysis and to ensure smooth operation of the features of the extension:

100% ANONYMOUS DATA which is collected automatically:

  • web browser type and version.
  • Users’ IPs which are not stored, but are used to derive non-identifiable items of information, such as your approximate geographic location.
  • Randomly assigned unique identifier of the extension – Unique ID, which in no way doesn’t allow us to identify the user.
  • the URLs that have been viewed by our users, but on an anonymized basis, such that we do not know which user accessed which domain (we also aggregate this information on an approximately monthly basis). We do this to monitor, support and optimize Reader Mode.

Want to know how we use the above collected anonymous data? Read on!

  • Web browser type and version are used to provide, enable and enhance operation of our services and to get statistical information about user experience.
  • Unique ID is collected in order to provide, enable and enhance operation of our Services and to get statistical information about user experience.
  • We collect URLs visited by users to operate Reader Mode smoothly and ensure our marketing is aligned.

Aggregate and/or De-identified Data

In an ongoing effort to better understand our Website and users of the Website, we might analyze your information in aggregate and/or de-identified form to operate, maintain, manage, and improve the Website. This aggregate and/or de-identified information does not identify you personally. We may share this aggregate and/or de-identified data with our service providers, affiliates, agents, business partners and other third parties. We may also disclose aggregated and/or de-identified user statistics to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

Lastly, we do not sell or rent your personal data to any third parties. We do, however, need to share your non-personal data to run our everyday business. We share your non-personal data with our analytics service and third-party service providers for everyday business purposes, including to Marketing of our services, Analytics and business Intelligence.

For Reader Mode Free, Pro and Education, all data such as highlights, notes and pages are stored locally on the computer which you have installed Reader Mode on. For Reader Mode Premium, these data are stored on our secure server and only you can access these data via your connected account. Meanwhile for shared pages, a random, unique, and anonymous string is used to verify identity, not anything related to your personal information.

Reader Mode for Good

Reader Mode for Good is our latest initiative to care for our planet! We've joined forces with Impact Hero to empower all our users in planting trees and combating climate change while they browse the internet. It's completely free, and it won't alter any of your browsing habits, including your choice of search engine and browser.

Impact Hero is supported by over 50,000 partners, allowing us to provide a completely free service to our users. When you visit the website of one of these merchant partners, you'll notice a new tab opening briefly. This tab allows us to track and demonstrate to our partners that the generated traffic originates from our user community.

The greater the traffic our users generate, the higher the commissions Impact Hero receives from its partners, leading to the planting of more trees!

This new feature does not retain any information or data, ensuring 100% compliance with GDPR laws. We understand that trust is earned, and our commitment to transparency through this charter, along with our confidentiality policy, is crucial to our success and growth.

More About Your Data

Data protection and privacy laws provide you with the ability to exercise some rights regarding your Personal Data that we hold (which might be different in each jurisdiction) such as; right to access your Personal Data; right of rectification; the right to erasure of your Personal Data; right to restrict processing of your Personal Data; the right to object to processing of your Personal Data; data portability; the right to file a complaint to a supervisory authority (in the event you are EEA resident); and, the right to withdraw consent. For more information, please review our User Rights Overview.

If you wish to exercise any or all of the above rights, please fill out the Data Subject Request Form (“DSR”) form available here, and send it to our Data Protection Officer at: [email protected] and let us know that you wish to exercise your right of access and specify what Personal Data you would like to receive.

Where we are not able to provide you with the information for which you have asked, we will endeavor to explain the reasoning for this and inform you of your rights, including the right to complain to the supervisor authority. We reserve the right to ask for reasonable evidence to verify your identity before we provide you with any such information in accordance with applicable law. In addition, the process of locating and deleting the data may take up to one (1) month (following the receipt of the validation proof we require) in accordance with applicable law.

Data privacy and related laws in your jurisdiction may provide you with different or additional rights related to the data we collect from you, which may also apply.