Last Update: April 25th 2016
In this document, "we", "us", and "our" refer to Callionica LLC. "You" and "your" refer to users of the READS app and/or the www.callionica.com/reads website.
We believe that who you are and how you use the READS app or website is your own business. Our business is writing great software, not spying on you or selling your information. We've designed the app and this website so that your information is not shared with us unwittingly:
- We don't collect personally identifiable information from you when using the website and app.
- The website and app do not require or allow you to register an account with us.
- We don't monitor or collect information about the sites you visit in the website or app.
- We don't set or read cookies for any of our domains in the website or app.
- We don't use any persistent identifiers to track your use of the website or app
In short, we consider your use of the app to be private and we don't track you or details of how you use the app. But read on because it's important that you understand how the READS app interacts with 3rd party websites and how we might end up obtaining your personal information through technical support requests or public statements you make.
3rd Party Websites
Please respect user agreements with the websites that you use. Obtaining a license for the app does not give you special rights to access content from 3rd parties that you would not otherwise have access to. READS is just a different way of consuming content that you already have rights to view. In this regard READS is the same as a regular web browser like Safari or Chrome, or an assistive technology like Safari Reader.
We expect you to provide most content to the READS app through the Safari web browser. In that case, READS obtains only raw HTML from Safari. The interaction between the 3rd party website and your device is entirely handled by Safari. Cookies are negotiated between Safari and the 3rd party website. In this case, the READS app never contacts the 3rd party website. It doesn't know anything about the cookies used with that website. All it sees is the HTML page that Safari gives it.
You can also provide simple URLs to the READS app. (This is what happens when you share to the READS app from the Chrome web browser for example.) In this case, the READS app functions like a web browser in that it makes a request to the original website for the URL that you chose. It makes these requests under your direction. It is a user agent that acts on your behalf. The request goes directly from your machine to the 3rd party website. The content flows directly back from the 3rd party to your machine. In this case, 3rd party cookies may be received, stored, and sent by the READS app when 3rd party web sites set them.
Whether the request comes through the Safari app or the READS app, the request is triggered by your actions and the policies governing privacy and your interactions with a 3rd party site are between you and that 3rd party.
If you contact us for support (such as through email or Twitter), we will use your contact information only for support. Any other information you provide will be used for support and also to operate and improve our website and app. We will keep your contact information and details of your request in a secured support database for up to 1 year.
If you make public statements about your use of the app or website, we may gather that information to operate and improve our website and app and also for marketing purposes. Examples of public statements about your use of the app include blog posts and tweets that mention the app or website (including tweets that contain relevant hashtags).
Sharing Personal Information with 3rd Parties
If and when we obtain personal information about you (whether you provide that information directly or we gather it indirectly through public statements), we will not share it with third parties except in the following situations:
- as required by law in response to a warrant, court order, or similar legal ruling;
- to exercise our legal rights, defend against legal claims, or protect our rights or property;
- with your permission;
As a side-effect of operating the website on standard technologies and using Amazon Web Services for DNS and web hosting, non-personal information (such as your browser version and your IP address) may be collected and logged according to Amazon's policies and practices (for example, Amazon could use this information to protect against attacks on their service and to know how much to bill us). We don't enable additional logging and we only use this information to run the site.
Children Under 13
Our website and app are not aimed at children under the age of 13.
We don't accept technical support requests from children under the age of 13.
We don't store the personal information of anyone we know to be under 13.
We don't store any information provided by anyone we know to be under 13.
If you have any questions about our privacy policies or have reason to believe we are holding personal information provided by or about anyone under the age of 13, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.