Privacy policy

  • We recognize that your privacy is very important and take it seriously. This Privacy Policy describes Readish.com’s policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information when you use the Readish.com services. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

    Collected Information

    In general, you can visit Readish.com and view its public contents without telling us any personally identifiable information. To sign up and use additional Readish services, such as the ability to create, save, and edit courses, we require the minimal information of an email address and a handle name (username). You may volunteer additional information, such as your first name, last name, gender, date of birth, and country, for your own purpose of establishing credibility among other users. By providing such personal Information to us, you explicitly agree to our collection and use of such information as described in this Privacy Policy.

    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.

    Children's Privacy

    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.

    Cookies

    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.

    This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Readish.com only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers, and third-party service providers, such as social bookmarks sites and machine translation services. Such sites, eg, AddThis.com, Facebook, Google and others may implement their own cookies, and you should carefully examine their particular privacy policies.

    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.

    Web Beacons

    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 Files

    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.

    Security

    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.

    Links to Other Web Sites

    This site will contain links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from Readish.com, nor the information or content contained therein. You should review the privacy policy on any website where you may submit personal information before providing the private information.

     

    How We Share Your Information

    Personally Identifiable Information: Readish.com may share your personally identifiable information with third parties for the purpose of providing the service to you. If we do this, such third parties' use of your information will be bound by this Privacy Policy. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of Readish.com (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

    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.

    Readish.com may allow third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve advertisements on this site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on Readish.com. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content. Readish.com does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. However, please note that if an advertiser asks Readish.com to show an advertisement to a certain audience and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The Readish.com Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party advertisers. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such advertisers for more information.

    Changes to Our Privacy Policy

    If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on this page to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of Readish.com constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

    If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us by using our feedback form, at https://readish.com/tools/feedback, under the issue of “Privacy concerns.”


    Last modified: May 2, 2013.        No previous version.

     

     

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