We Proactively Prevent Misuse of Data
We purposely avoid tracking or storing individual web browsing habits. At Asymmetrica we use our own product and our approach to protecting your data is straightforward: We treat your data the way we want others to treat our data.
How we Prevent Misuse of Data
We are Not Responsible for Other Sites.
Through the use of the Services you will encounter information from or links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of other sites. Please review those sites for their own privacy policies.
What We Collect
INFORMATION YOU GIVE US: Asymmetrica gives you a number of options regarding what information you will give us:
• When you register to create an account with Asymmetrica (whether through one of the Asymmetrica Browser Extensions or on the Internet);
• When you update a Asymmetrica Browser Extension or the Website with information relevant to your reading level or other background on what you read.
When you register with Asymmetrica you will submit your email address, and optionally details such as name, gender, or age.
Other than your email address, we don't generally require you to give us any “Personally Identifying Information” about yourself, although of course we consider all of your information to be extremely private.
In order to provide the best possible service and to allow us to make certain internal reports and improve our models, we collect aggregate information about the use of the Service, including anonymized information available during use of the Asymmetrica Browser Extension such as Internet protocol addresses, user agent, language, size and other numerical statistics of documents, and the date and time of hits to our servers (“Activity Information”).
By using the Service, you consent to our retaining all the above-described information indefinitely.
How We Use/Share Your Information
WE DON’T SELL OR RENT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES. WE DON’T SHARE YOUR INFORMATION TO SOCIAL NETWORKS OR OTHER PUBLIC OR SEMI-PUBLIC PLACES UNLESS INSTRUCTED BY YOU TO DO SO. However, we may share your personal information with third parties in an aggregate and anonymous format combined with the information we collect from other users.
We share your personal information with employees, vendors, and third parties as required to offer the Services. This includes, but is not limited to, processing transactions, maintaining your account, responding to court orders and legal investigations, for litigation purposes, complying with audits or other investigations, and reporting to credit bureaus.
We may share your personal information as necessary in order for Asymmetrica to provide you Services.
We will share your information with any party when required by law or by a government request to do so or to combat fraud or criminal activity.
We may also use your name, email address and other information on our system to notify you of new product releases, service notifications, and to solicit your feedback and input.
You understand and agree that we may access, preserve, and disclose any information we may have about you and the contents of your account if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to avoid liability, to comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order, or to protect our rights and property, or that of the public. Asymmetrica is not required to question or contest the validity of any search warrant, subpoena or other similar governmental request that it receives. Asymmetrica may maintain copies of certain anonymized information indefinitely, even after you terminate your account.
We may also use information to perform and improve our Services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for research, and to improve our own models, source code, product quality, and reading benefit for all users of our Services.
Transfer of Information
You may decide to provide us with another person's email address so that person may be invited to join Asymmetrica or so that we may facilitate your communication with other people through the Services. We use this information to contact and, if necessary, remind that person that he or she has been invited to join Asymmetrica or received content through one of the Asymmetrica Browser Extensions. All invitees are provided with the option not to receive further invitations from Asymmetrica. We may disclose such information if required to do so in order to comply with legal process, as described above.
The Asymmetrica Browser Extensions send “data tokens" to your computer or smartphone when you access one of the Asymmetrica Browser Extensions. The Asymmetrica Browser Extensions use data tokens to improve the quality of our service, make recommendations, and make the Services easier to use for our members. A data token is a small block of data recorded in your Browser’s local storage that identifies you as a unique user and contains certain information about your particular login session and/or your use of the Services.
These data tokens are similar to web browser “cookies”, but they are not accessible to any other web site or service.
Use of Information
The Services process the data from websites as directed by the user. These other sites maintain their own policies regarding cookies and the collection and use of personal information. It is up to you to review those policies yourself.
We use industry standard (or better) security measures to protect your information so that it is not made available to unauthorized parties. If you have any questions regarding which measures and techniques we use, feel free to contact us. We store and process your information maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards. We maintain physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems and use safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption. We enforce physical access controls to our buildings, and we authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill the responsibilities of their jobs.
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How You Can Contact Us.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact us at email@example.com