When you use Readerly, you trust us with your information. We take this responsibility very seriously. The details of how this works are laid out below.
Readerly is 100% ad-free, and therefore does not share your data with advertisers or publishers.
Unless you change your privacy settings, the books you save, rate, hide or mark as read are kept private except for two instances:
If you create a Gist for the book, you’ll either be sharing it publicly or with others in a group that you select. This includes how you rated the book and the contents of your Gist.
If you save a book because of another user’s Gist (you use the "save" button on their Gist), your username and profile will appear alongside that Gist’s list of saved users.
To explain how your data is used, we've divided all data into three sections: private, anonymously aggregated, and public.
Private data is only seen by you. It's not shared in any form, or ever aggregated. We use the following:
Email address, password, and the provider you signed up with (Apple, Google, Facebook etc)
We use this information to identify your account, provide you services and support, and send you marketing communications (unless you opt-out). We may also use this data internally (anonymously aggregated) to aid product development, such as measuring feature usage.
IP address, device/browser type, operating system, pages you've visited on our site, and actions taken
We use this data primarily for personalization, specifically book recommendations, but also group matching and other personalizations that are aimed at improving your user experience. We may also use this data internally (anonymously aggregated) to aid product development, such as measuring feature usage.
We collect some of your data (such as book ratings) and bundle it into an anonymously calculated average or percentage. We make sure to never identify you personally.
Saving and rating books
We'll use these actions to create percentages to show to other users, such as "82% of users recommend this book."
Saving book from Gists
When you save a book from a Gist’s save button, other users can see that you saved the book. They can’t see the current status of the book (so if you’ve since hidden, read or unsaved it, they won’t know).
Actions on books and our site
Many actions, such as saving a book or making a purchase, are used in aggregate to train our recommendation engine models.
Public data is information that other users can see.
Your name, username and badge
Your profile includes the username you selected on sign up, a name you can choose and an optional "badge" such as "bookseller" or "author".
Similarly, all of the content of your public Gists are available publicly to other Readerly users. When you create a Gist, you allow Readerly to show it publicly alongside that book and to credit you using your name. If you choose to only share a Gist with select groups, only those groups can see the Gist and its contents.
Saved, read and hidden lists
Lists and the books within them are private by default, but you may wish to enable sharing, either with select users or publicly.
Comments in groups
Groups are community discussions that include other users, so posts here will be seen by anyone with access to the discussion.
Last Updated: April 1, 2021
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