FiveFilters.org is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
FiveFilters.org may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 16 August 2020.
Information we may ask for
We try to collect as little information as possible. Most of what we ask for is the minimum we need to provide the services we do, and most of the information that is supplied is discarded as soon as it has served its purpose. Depending on the services you use on FiveFilters.org, we may ask for the following information:
- URLs of web pages or feeds (stored temporarily on our servers to improve performance)
- Your Kindle email address and, optionally, an email address on your approved Amazon Kindle list (used for sending articles, but not stored on our servers after sending completes)
- Your API key if you register as a paying customer
- Your email address if you register as a paying customer or join our forums
Occasionally we also enable logging on our servers for statistical analysis. When logging is enabled, IP addresses are stored. We destroy logs once they have served their purpose.
Push to Kindle: credits and Patreon login
The amount of credits remaining are stored in your browser. We do not store them on the server and they do not get sent to the server.
Although you can login via Patreon when using Push to Kindle, we do not link your Patreon account to the Push to Kindle email addresses you enter. Your browser records whether you are logged in or not, not our server. We do not send any Patreon information to our servers when you send or download articles.
We use Patreon’s OAuth service if you login with Patreon. We request the minimum information we can using their API – your public profile. It does not contain your email address. We only use the data returned by Patreon to tell us which tier you’re on, which determines the number of credits you get assigned when using the app.
What we do with the information we gather
The information we collect is used to ensure optimal system performance and to improve the services we offer. We do not share this information except when necessary to carry out the requested task – for example, to deliver web articles to your Kindle using your Kindle email address, we have to communicate and share information with Amazon’s servers.
If logging is enabled, the information collected (such as IP addresses) is never shared with anyone else.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable software and procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
None of our services currently rely on cookies or local storage, but we do use them to improve the experience of some of our services (for example, to remember the Kindle address we should send articles to next time you use the Push to Kindle service).
Cookies and local storage in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Most web browsers allow cookies and local storage, but you can usually modify your browser setting to not use them if you prefer. You can still take advantage of our website with them disabled.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at fivefilters (at) fivefilters.org. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.