Privacy Policy

This policy applies to all information collected or submitted on Serial Reader's website and apps for mobile devices or platforms.

Information Serial Reader collects

You may optionally create an account within Serial Reader. You will be asked to enter an email address and password in this process.

Serial Reader does not send promotional emails to addresses used to create an account. Serial Reader does not sell, exchange, or otherwise provide email addresses used to create accounts to third-parties. Your Serial Reader account email address is only used for logging in, helping you reset your password should you forget it, or notifying you of critical account matters.

Serial Reader sends promotional emails to those addresses explicitly provided for such a newsletter, such as the newsletter about new books added to Serial Reader. Emails provided for such newsletters are provided to Mailchimp.

To enable push notifications, Serial Reader collects and stores your device token.

Serial Reader’s website does not use cookies, excepting third-party services (such as Sentry) which are used for analytics of website performance.

Serial Reader collects usage information, such as which titles you have subscribed to and badges you've earned. This information is used for analytics to help improve Serial Reader. Your data may be used anonymously in aggregate to aid content recommendations to other users.

Serial Reader may log your IP address, operating system information, or other general information about your browser or device.

How Serial Reader uses information

Serial Reader uses collected information to operate, monitor, and improve its product, as well as to help user support.

Serial Reader does not share personal information with third parties, excepting a self-hosted analytics service (powered by Matomo) which is used for analytics and performance monitoring, and a self-hosted instance of Sentry which is used for crash reports.

Serial Reader may disclose your information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal requirements; to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud or abuse, violations of our policies; or to protect our rights and property.

How Serial Reader secures information

Serial Reader utilizes various security measures. All traffic between the app and website requires HTTPS. Any passwords provided are hashed before being stored (currently SHA-256).

Accessing your information

You may change your email, password, or other information at any time within the app settings. You may request access to all of the data Serial Reader has collected regarding your account at any time by emailing [email protected].

Deleting your account

Serial Reader will delete all of your account data upon request. Please send an email to [email protected] to request deletion. I'm also working on adding an option to the app to delete your account without having to submit a request.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Serial Reader never collects or maintains information from those it actually knows are under 13, and no part of Serial Reader's website or app is structured to attract anyone under 13.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Serial Reader complies with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. Serial Reader will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Your Consent

By using Serial Reader’s site or apps, you consent to Serial Reader's privacy policy.

Contacting Serial Reader

If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, you may email [email protected].

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