You also provide us information in course, bookmarks, documents, comments, and other contents that you post to the Readish.com service. Your contents and metadata about them (such as when you posted them), are viewable on Readish.com, along with your username. This information may be searched by search engines and be republished elsewhere on the Web.
If you choose to use our invitation and sharing services to invite a friend or share contents with a friend, we will ask you for that person's email address and automatically send an email invitation. Readish.com stores this information to send this email, to register your friend if your invitation is accepted, and to track the success of our services.
Use of Information
Only your username is required to be revealed in your course, pages, and profile page. Your email will not be revealed to other users. You can control the display of additional information on this page: https://readish.com/user/setting:privacy
We may use your email address to send you service-related and marketing-related notices. You can opt-out of marketing-related messages at the user settings page above. If you correspond with us by email and the Feedback form, we may retain the content of your email or feedback messages, your email address and our responses.
Readish.com uses information we collect to analyze how the service is used, diagnose service or technical problems, maintain security, personalize content, remember information to help you efficiently access your account, monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns, and track user contents and users as necessary to comply with applicable laws.
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important for us. However, Readish.com is designed to be a learning management site for the general population. Readish.com does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. We assume that a child who registers has parental consent. If a user indicates an age younger than 13, our profile page will not display the age, gender, last name, and other relevant information. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without parental consent, we take steps to remove or hide that information.
Readish.com encourages parents and guardians to go online with their children. We suggest parents teach children never to give personal Information (such as name, address, phone number, school, etc.) unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult. Know the sites your children are visiting and which sites are appropriate.
When you visit Readish.com, we will send several browser "cookies" - small data files - to your computer to uniquely identify your browser to remember user preferences and maximize performance of our services. A cookie may convey anonymous information about how you browse the service to us, but does not collect personal information about you. One or more persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your browser so that they can be used by your browser on subsequent visits to Readish.com. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser's directions. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of Readish.com will not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. The information we collect with cookies is not sold, rented, or shared with any outside parties.
Third Party Cookies: Readish.com may use Google Analytics or other third-party services to track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage and statistical information, to help understand use of Readish.com service. Such third-party services collect the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address. Such cookies will not be used to associate individual site visitors to any personal information we collect. All data collected by such third parties on our behalf are used only to provide us with information on site usage and are not shared with any other third parties.
When you use Readish.com, we may employ clear GIFs (also known as web beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously. No personally identifiable information from your account is collected using these clear GIFs. In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. The information is used to enable more accurate reporting and make Readish.com better for our users. In general, any file served as part of a web page, including an ad banner, can act as a web beacon. We may also include web beacons from other companies within pages we serve so that our advertisers may receive auditing, and reporting data.
Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you use Readish.com, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, time of visit, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. We do not link any information gathered in these log files to your personal information.
We take steps to protect the personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. We cannot, however, guarantee the absolute security of any information you transmit to Readish.com, and cannot guarantee that it may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our safeguards. If we learn of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using Readish.com or providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of this site.
Retention of Information
We will keep personal information of our users for as long as they are registered subscribers or users of our products and services, and as permitted by law.
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How We Share Your Information
We may share or disclose your information with your consent, such as if you choose to sign on to Readish.com through a third-party service, or when you access from Readish.com a third-party service, such as a photo management service. We cannot control third parties' use of your information.
Readish.com may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect Readish.com's rights or property.
As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain Readish.com services.
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