Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Readwise website, Readwise email, and the Readwise applications and services for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, and other devices and platforms, hereafter referred to as simply Readwise. Readwise occasionally needs to collect information for convenience, practicality, or technical requirements. This information includes:

Readwise occasionally needs to collect information for convenience, practicality, or technical requirements. This information includes:

  • Your email address as your username. A username is technically required so you can log in from multiple computers and devices.
  • Your chosen Readwise password. A hash of your password is stored in the Readwise database, and the plain-text password is only used for hash comparison to the stored value. Note that this only applies if you choose to sign up with your email and a password: if you sign up using Amazon or Apple, we cannot view your password for those services.
  • The titles, highlights, and annotations from books and articles which you save to Readwise from Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Instapaper, and any other means.

Like most Web sites, Readwise also collects and stores information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider, your IP address, and information provided by and about your Internet browser. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather similar information through other means.

We may also use "cookie" technology. Among other things, we may use cookies or other tracking technology for the purposes of storing your username and password hash to spare you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit.

The Way We Use Information

We use the information you provide to deliver Readwise's features. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to accomplish Readwise's functionality.

We use your email addresses to send you the Readwise email, to send periodic updates regarding Readwise’s features, and to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design Readwise, to suggest content to users, and to share with advertisers and publishers. For example:

  • We may tell an advertiser or publisher that X number of people visited a certain area on our website.
  • We may tell an advertiser or publisher that X number of people imported Z annotations from a particular book.
  • We may aggregate the most popular books and the most popular highlights in order to suggest content for users who have read similar books or taken similar highlights.
  • We may anonymously use the titles of the books you’ve read and highlighted to recommend other books that you may enjoy.

When information is used in this or a similar manner, we do not disclose anything that could be used to identify the individuals on whom the information is based.

We may disclose your information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or to defend against legal claims.

We may disclose your information when we believe it necessary or desirable in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our policies, and/or to protect our rights and property.

In the future, we may sell, buy, merge, or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets.

Publicly Accessible Information

In the future, Readwise may contain social and sharing functionality, including:

  • Others can view your favorite books, highlights, and annotations if you reveal or share their associated RSS-feed URLs.

External Services

External services beyond Readwise's control are integrated with Readwise where necessary, such as Amazon, Facebook, Mixpanel, and Google Analytics for traffic measurement and tracking.

Google Analytics and Google Adwords

Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy. You may also learn more about how Google collects and processes data specifically in connection with Google Analytics. You may prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.


Mixpanel’s use of information collected through Mixpanel is set forth in the “Privacy Policy” section of its Terms of Use. You may opt out of Mixpanel’s automatic retention.

Facebook Remarketing Service

Facebook’s use of information collected is set forth in its Privacy Policy. You may opt out from Facebook’s interest-based ads.

Readwise makes reasonable efforts to ensure that all integrated external services are trustworthy and reputable, but Readwise cannot be held responsible for data collection and usage by such services.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment To Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by logging into your Readwise account on the Readwise website at http://readwise.io/dashboard.

You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by changing or deleting the erroneous information, by emailing us at hello@readwise.io.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Deleting Information

You can delete your entire Readwise account at any time by by emailing us at hello@readwise.io or visiting https://readwise.io/delete. If you delete your account, all account information and saved page data is deleted from the Readwise service within 24 hours.

Due to the nature of backups and logs, deleted data may persist in backups and logs until they are deleted.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please email hello@readwise.io. At this time, we only have the ability to receive and send English-language communications.

Changes To This Policy

Readwise reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of Readwise following the posting of changes to this policy will mean you accept those changes.